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so i just looked up "palanquin" in my handy dandy merriam-webster's collegiate dictionary and it reads "a conveyance formerly used esp. in eastern asia usu. for one person that consists of an enclosed litter borne on the shoulders of men by means of poles". so the lord gets carried around like royalty. any ideas on how to construct this palaquin? i was thinking of getting some zombies from warhammer fantasy as the carriers, but what bits could i use to make the palanquin? also what size base should i use? is the palanquin even worth modeling for actual use? thank you in advance for any help.(this face looks fairly nurgley, lol) i know little of fantasy, there is probably a palanquin model put out by games workshop isn't there? i should check these things before i post. i would still like to hear any cool ideas to make a non GW palanquin. thanks again.
Last edited by johnny mp5; October 24th, 2007 at 06:53.
I suspect that the Slann Mage Priest might make for a decent start for a Nurglish Palanaquin. It's got a platform (technically levitating, but you could make it carried) with a fat slob sitting on top. It would only take an ogre head and maybe some other arms and you've got your Palanquin.
Otherwise, you just need to find some pictures of Palanaquin (that's the plural), and choose a design you think you could replicate with either plasticard or medium-density-fibreboard/balsa. I'm not sure about the Tub-of-Pus on top though.
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The orignal Slann Mage Priest for the Lizardmen range was actually a proper palanquin with four bearers. However, the model's been OOP for a while and I can't find it on any of the GW online stores (you might be able to find one on eBay). You can see an example of one here.
However, I would think you're probably better of scratch building one, maybe using bits from a fantasy chariot for the base?
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The old Palanquin of Nurgle is still available in the US online store, just search for the word Palanquin in all systems.
Please note that the horns are not part of the Nurgle Palanquin, but were part of the Slann one that came out a lot later.
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thanks for the tips and links everyone. they have really helped. thanks Lamenter for the link the GW site. i am thinking of getting the base and throne from the fantasy palanquin, then making my own nurgle lord to sit on it. i am thinking i will still make my own carriers. maybe zombies mixed with imperial guard bits to make it look like it is being carried by plague-ridden imperial zombies! that may look pretty cool. please keep the ideas coming, they have been very helpful so far.
It is always a bit tricky to make a power armored leg bend properly, but on a throne you should be able to hide the messed up joints and it shouldn't be too bad if the proportions are slightly off.
Should you choose to get the Nurgling Bearers - don't forget that you need them twice.
Also - the Banners that go on the back of the throne look rather nice, so you might want to get them, too.
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Nice...how on earth did you paint that wooden look for the base? Can you point me to a tutorial? It gives the mini a Chess-quality feel.
The robed one, sorcerer?, is actually one of my favourite minis, but I agree in a more general sense. The others do look a bit old.Originally Posted by Lamenter
The banners are really sweet-looking- they can be very handy for making either a Palanquin or to use as Icons. Would even look sweet on a Dread or Defiler...any vehicle actually...
Ikterius, that is a very nice mini, great to finally get to see it but why not use him as say...a Lord/Sorcerer on a Palanquin? Sometimes the coolness of a model should get the upperhand on it's effectivity. Stick him with a unit of Chosen in a Landraider and tear your enemies apart in CC.
The zombie-idea sounds great, you could even mix Marine and Guardzombies.