With the dying gasps of 5th edition looming – I have decided to pull away from the hustle and bustle of competitive nonsense and have instead decided to delve into the other joy of this hobby – conversions.
I am playing my Chaos Demons army at Adepticon next week – deciding to go with a big boy pants army. So with that in mind I have decided to showcase one of my more interesting units in the army – my Heralds of Tzeentch on a Chariot.
My good buddy Brent got me started on these flying jerks and I haven’t looked back since. 5 Wounds, 4+ Inv Save, and the option to shoot two things with their uncomfortable gaze of death makes them a really neat unit. So with that in mind I wanted to have some. Of course I didn’t want the normal design.
I really did not like the normal disc getting pulled by Screamers. In fact I really just hated the screamer part. I also hated the idea of the chariot in 40k. I know that chariots were a neat part of Fantasy, but the idea of a stingray drawn buggy with a giggering mouthed horror just did not sit well with me. So I put my goat brain to work and came up with this idea.
If you have played D&D then you know about Beholders. I think some other monster was like them too and I just can’t remember the name. They protected things instead of just being a jerk to everyone with eyebeams and the gimpy mouth. So with that in mind I set about creating this floating jerk.
I started with a ping pong ball. We will play games of Beer Pong every now and again so I had easy access to some unused balls. Stop laughing! From there I grabbed as many zombie bits as I could find and started to coat the ball in green stuff. STOP LAUGHING! I added the zombie bits to give the idea that this monster is full of different souls that keep trying to burst out. I also used a space to create the eye for the monster.
I painted it up in the Red and blue style my Demon army mirrors throughout most of the units. I put a small bit of glaze on the actual eyeballs to give that wet look. From there I just zoom around and make pew pew sounds as I try to hit things with my eyebeams. I put the model on a Dreadnought base as this guy isn’t a Monster Creature and there is no true “Charoit” base for 40k. There are some other bases that are made by different companies that would work as they give a bike base feel but with the wide ass it needs to cover this type of unit.
Next update I plan on talking about my Demon army for Adepticon and from there a battle report. I hope to get into some Chaos Legions soon so my feverish Goat brain can complete the cycle from counts as jerk to complete Army Jumper Super Nerd.