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Posted: Aug 6 2011, 08:27 AM
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Joined: 1-April 06
As things come together, you always get new ideas and the Tzeentch disc that was previously shown gave me some ideas on a new chaos spawn. The ideas were mainly to help tie more of this stuff together in the army. My previous chaos spawn for this army, affectionately known as Blue Spawn and Brown Spawn, were based on the metal chaos troll bodies and current plastic spawn kit, respectively. I do very much like both of them and I am always toying with the ideas of how to include more spawn in my army lists. They are very quirky in games and cause havoc in both sides, and I enjoy running them as a pair.
So, how to do that? Well, Butcher created some wonderful looking models back a few years ago for his Nurgle Demon army, that can be seen in an old issue of White Dwarf and was on GW's U.S. web site for awhile.
This model is partially inspired by his conversions. And my Blue Spawn uses an ogre head on the chaos troll body, so combining all that I came up with this…
It uses a rat ogre body left over from the Warhammer Fantasy boxed set. I particularly liked how Mike tied together the ogre head and the lower jaw of the tyranid heads on his models, so I attempted to do something very similar in hopes that this ties together better with my disc.
Not sure what I will do with the paint schemes just yet, but they should all tie together with the other spawn. I do really like the use of the armor on these rat ogres, they do kind of resemble the armor on some of my marauders. I’ll probably incorporate some of the armor elements into my Chaos Ogres down the road.
This will be one of those freaky models. I'm very much looking forward to the completion of it. For the second spawn, I will go back to the rat ogre body from the box set and combined in some more tyranid pieces in the conversion.