40K Mystery Mini – You Make the Call

A Daemon Prince of Nurgle is doing the rounds – but I’ll you decide what it is…

For some reason, of all the recent starter sets GW has put out, the Getting Started book for Warhammer 40,000 is the gift that keeps on giving.

First of all it’s $9 and comes with a Primaris Marine on a fancy base – cool.

Next it coughed up the gift of the Nurgle Plagueburst Crawler tank!


And today we have yet another mystery mini from this mighty tome.

Get a load of this mini from pgs: 24, 37,39

The Obvious Questions:

Is that a new Daemon Prince of Nurgle?

We know from GW that the big Death Guard release is shambling towards us – right after the Space Marine codex/releases.  If there was a time to release a Nurgle Daemon Prince this would be a good time.

So take a hard look at the mini and then look at the current plastic mini:

Clearly built upon the same kit…

But then again, so is the Rhino/Razorback/Predator, and so is the Bloodthirster/Skarbrand.

Do you think it’s a conversion (which GW would be disincluned to include in a “Start playing 40,000” book, or an update/variant to the existing Daemon prince kit? the current kit is clearly designed to represent “generic” Daemon Princes. I could see GW kick out an upgrade sprue providing Khorne/Slaanesh/Tzeentch/Nurgle upgrade bits – in fact it would quite useful.

So get out your magnifying glasses and make the call yourself.

~It’s an odd one.

  • Isaac Clarke

    Eerm, Skarbrand is a diferent kit pals, and the prince look just like the plastic kit w all know, but painted green…

    • Michael Kapuscinski

      They removed the shoulder pads thigh pads. Cut one thigh pad into two parts to make new smaller shoulder pads and put another thigh pad on its face. Its a pretty basic “conversion” Taking a standard kit and rearranging the parts. They added some odds and ends to the come hither hand and removed the exhausts too.

  • Craig Archer

    It is a conversion, the same one they used in the Curse of the Wulfen book. It was part of a small pile of converted daemon princes they used as part of the daemon prince formation from that book.

    • Nathaniel Wright

      Amazing you can do just by switching where the armor plates go.

      • AEZ

        Well that arm is different too.. and his back.

        • inailo

          No, that back is straight out of the plastic kit, I have the exact same one on my own Nurgle Daemon Prince conversion. Plus, that “new” arm is just the normal arm with claw, but most of the fingers were snipped off and the sword from the kit was wedged into the hollow space left afterwards. Again, I currently have that exact sword sitting in my bitz box. Plus the head it made from a stock head from the kit with the leg armor over the face.

          • Michael Kapuscinski

            Add a handful of spikey bits, stir until combined, turn one’s head and cough and voila. Daemon Prince.

  • Charles Rink

    Plastic Daemon Prince is so ugly. Anyone remember the metal one wearing power armor?

    • Albino_42

      You can still buy that one! Blessed be the dark gods! https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Chaos-Space-Marines-Daemon-Prince

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      yeah he is much better. So heavy he has his own gravity!

      The plastic Daemon Prince and plastic possessed mark a low point for me, peak cartoonification of 40K minis.

      • Thomas

        And then FW brought out the Gal Vorbak and showed GW how to do possessed space marines. Those models are jaw-dropping.

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          yep, the FW possessed Contemptor is a fantastic model too.

    • kerouac50

      I found that with a bit of snipping the plastic one became much easier on the eye (if I do say so myself). Still love the metal one though. http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/274bf53bf4905fd0b9455316db2bea46816319d900879c9d2b961b6005a794a1.jpg

      • Albino_42

        Wow, that’s such a huge improvement!

      • Nate

        Nice work! You’re right, much better. Good job and thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Xodis

      I kept mine 😀

  • AircoolUK

    I’d be ‘disincluned’ to call it a new kit, it’s just the Daemon Prince kit with a few gubbins glued to it.

  • Matt Craufurd

    Im glad this turned out to be nothing because i literally just yesterday bought the finecast Nurgle Daemon Prince that GW sell with the big jowls.

    • Spacefrisian

      Failcast you mean?

      • Thomas

        I hate Finecast as much as the next guy, but I just picked up that Prince too and the quality has definitely improved. Not as soft, no bubbles, very little warping and barely any flash to cut off.

        It’s probably better than Forgeworld resin at this point tbh.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      thats a really nice model. You can get cool jump pack or wings for him from aftermarket makers too.

  • Deck Deck

    Errr, It’s just a deamon prince with the thigh plate on its face…. This is not even new or innovative coming from GW, you would have seen this before if you own the Deamonic Incursion book.

  • Coltcabunny

    Slow news day again?

  • Graham Bartram

    “Clearly built upon the same kit…”

    Self-troll much?

  • MightyOrang

    Conversion…am thinking Demon Prince + Spawn + huffing some oven cleaner.

  • Lyca Atteneder

    just a conversion… all the part used are in the box as far as I can tell

  • Keith Wilson

    its a simple conversion based on the current kit …. how is this even a debate?

  • ZeeLobby

    Is it just me, or has the filler here gotten worse?


    This is 100% conversion..

  • Darkcat

    You are all wrong… That is the new primaris thunder hawk gunship.

  • Sam Nolton

    It’s a converted daemon prince. They’ve been showing it in White Dwarf for months now. It just has a shoulder pad plate over its head.

  • Marcus Langdale

    Nah, GW would make a totally new and OTT sculpt if they were to release a new Nurgle Daemon Prince. It’s probably just a custom model.