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Hi everyone, I'm very new and the first army I'm building is obviously chaos. Quick question- what is the best, most elegant to show daemonic possesion in a vehicle (rhino, etc). Unless I'm blind I couldn't find a good explaination in the codex. Thanks in advance.
a pretty easy conversion wise and also pretty impressing solution would be to paint the entire hull of the vehicle with lots and lots of runes. using a glow effect for the paint job would make it look phantastic. the only problem i see with this is that it will take much time and patience to paint it. if you are new to painting miniatures, it's also a bit hard to pull off such complicated stuff.
in the old chaos codex, daemonic possession was described as the vehicle beeing sealed against the outside world, which is not very fitting any more since it doesn't prevent transporting troops anymore.
however, you could make the vehicle look as if it were alive. the chaos vehicle sprue comes with some bits that look like extra armour and have daemonic visages on them. you can als fit damonic heads and tstuff taht also come with the sprue on the exhaust pipes of your vehicles. that should make it look quite daemonic and therefore should garantee you wysiwyg on daemonic possession.
Moscha has hit the nail on the head for what to do to represent it, I just thought i'd add my comments too.
To me, daemonic possesion replaces the driver in the rhino, so perhaps in the hatches where the combi bolter is have tentacles and the like coming out from it, or maybe a head from a defiler, to show that the daemon is moving the vehicle rather than a chaos marine driver.
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Thanks guys, great suggestions. I think at this point in the hobby I am overly concerned that everything is exactly right so there is no ambiguity when playing... sounds like I just need to let my imagination run and then do the explaining later.
thats the best thing you can do, ever. just let your imagination flow and forge some awesome stuff from it. then your models are truely unique and thus very cool. end of the day, it's your army and there is pretty much nothing that has to look exactly one way, especially for chaos. so think about how you would imagine it and then make it look exactly like that.
In a chaos list, I feel that all the vehicles should at least look subtly different from each other - even if they're of the same type. In this respect, the chaos vehicle accessory sprue is your friend - gargoyles on the exhausts, chains, symbols, armour plates, spikes, etc. Once you add in different positions for the various accessories (and different positions for the standard stuff like searchlights & smoke launchers) making rhinos different from each other is easy!
Back to the topic in hand -
Possessed Rhinos: simulate welded hatches around the driver's/gunner's cab using a 'hot-tool' and add greenstuff tentacles on wire armatures comming out of the view slits.
Other Possessed Tanks: same as above, but simulate weld seams on every hatch thats visible especially the rear door. If you can get hold of some, Defiler engine hatch covers come with chains and look like they'll fit in place of the hatch lids, making the hatches look as if they've been chained down to prevent the daemon from escaping.
I'm currently converting both a Predator and a Vindicator to look possessed and, at first, I was also at a loss as to how to represent this. I didn't like the idea of tentacles through the view slits and welded/chained hatches seemed to be the only way to go (I couldn't find any Defiler engine hatches), but that didn't seem enough... Then I spotted a dusty battered box on my top shelf...
ENTER THE CHAOS SPAWN KIT! Full of pre-shaped, easy to install tentacles, spikes, spines, claws, oogly-boogly bits and eyes! Just drill shallow holes at random in the hull wherever you want tentacles, spines, eyes or whatever, glue 'em in and blend 'em into the hull with greenstuff or your modelling putty of choice! The spawn kit everyone - a great array of bits to represent a bound daemon gradually warping his tank shaped vessel!
Advert over. As you might have guessed, I'm very enthusiastic about the usability of that kit for possessed conversions - particularly since it virtually eradicates the need for sculpting (Something which needs practice and which I'm not very good at).
Once i saw a land rider with DP, there was something like a spine starting on the roof and moving to the back, and the sponsons for lascannons looked like some sort of hands.
O course glowing effect in front visors. Was very cool.. although i think i would require at least 10-15 years to convert/paint like that
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I like the tentacle idea. You could use the LoTR tentacles from the beast that lives in the pool just outside the western gate of Moria. Alternatively there is a manufacturer called the "Honourable lead suit boiler company" that makes sea monsters and giant squid tentacles.
Last edited by Mad Cat; September 12th, 2008 at 14:29.
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