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Well, I've started (another) new modelling project. Hopefully this will take off fairly quickly as the conversions are easy. Inspiration for this army comes from the phrase "from the nightmares of mortals". And got me thinking, a daemon army could really look however the hell it wanted. So, the idea for my daemon army will be loosely based on stephen king's "it". I.e. the daemon's are fear embodied. So for example, my plaguebearers are going to be embodiments of the fear of death. Monks with flaming skull heads, with bells and torches, or decomposing bodies. My Bloodletter is from various peoples fear of beasts. I have one at the moment that is a saurus body, with a wolf head. And have more planned. Horrors I have a plan for it to be a fear of the unknown. How i'm going to do that, I don't quite know. But I will.
So, the reason I'm making this thread. Once I get a few mini's off the ground, I'll post pics up here. But the most important is so you people can post up fears, what they'd look like embodied, what parts i can use, and what rules I could use. Basically a big suggestion box. And feel free to cross fears! A Fear of being murdered and spiders and fire? A flaming body with the eyes of a spider, two normal arms holding weapons, and six more arachnid like arms sounds like it works. This could be a bloodletter. Alternatively, if I made it spideresque body, it could be a Fiend of Slaanesh.
However, there should be a LITTLE unity. As in, common (ish) fears are being lumped into particular squads. I covered this a little earlier.
So get going with those suggestions. I'll take almost anything. Don't be afraid to put up what you're afraid of ;]. Also, if you've had a nightmare about that fear, tell me what was scary in it. It's great inspiration.
Thanks a tonne!
Copied from the other thread:
Ok here's what we've got so far!
From various friends of mine and me spitballing:
Fear of blood, which could be like a fountain of blood. Or a daemon absolutely soaking in blood.
Fear of the dark (got it before you ) which was basically, have a bunch of models, like guardsmen/trees/whatever and wherever there's shadows, have horrible gribbly chaos bits (claws/tentacles/fangs) reaching out of them. I suppose the fear of the unknown is similar to the fear of the dark. Meaning they'll be lumped into the same kind of squad.
Fear of yourself. A daemon who's skin is mirrored/reflective.
Fear of being blind/what you can't see/what you can see. Basically I have the models. They're bloodletters, without the big horns/headpiece and they have no eyes. They look AWESOME imo. Not sure what to use them as.
However, the idea's for representing the fear of the unknown is intriguing. I will continue working with that one.
Fear of inadequacy.... interesting. Very difficult to model however. Any ideas as to how I could model it?
Thanks! Rep for the great ideas!
Edit: Enetophobia (fear of needles/being stabbed etc). Which I could have as some daemon prince coated in needles. Think Hellraiser!
Agliophobia - Fear of pain! I could think of something amazing for this.
Astraphobia - Fear of thunder and lightning. Would be hard to model, but could possibly be worth it.
Ombrophobia - Fear of rain. Could be some interesting conversion oppertunities there.
Pathophobia - Fear of disease.
Pyrophobia - Fear of fire (although, fire will already be featuring in my necrophobia section)
Just a few thoughts. Here's the rough plan for the army:
One bloodletter squad: Scotomaphobia. Fear of being blind. The eyeless bloodletters (think pan's labyrinth).
Another letter squad: Zoophobia. Fear of beasts. These are beastmen/saurus bodies with various bestial heads/limbs.
Plaguebearer squad: Necrophobia. Fear of dead things. Flagellant bodies with flaming green skulls, and various dead bits.
Horror Squad: Xenophobia. Fear of the unknown (sort of). Unsure how i'm going to model them.
Nurglitch Daemon Prince: Thanatophobia. Fear of Death. The Nightbringer, with angel wings.
Fiend Squad One: Arachnophobia. Fear of Spiders. Basically, a hellish combination of various spider bits and bobs.
Fiend Squad Two: Scotophobia. Fear of the dark. The chaos shadow thing I mentioned earlier.
As an aside, to make it more "chaos daemons" all the daemons in the army will receive various tentacles and gribbly bits. Just to emphasise the anarchy present in their beings.
sounds interesting, hope you ll post a few pics once you get it going . I'd like to see few of those guys....