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Quick question on modeling chaos HQs... I know that the Lieutenants don't have any real requirements so I used an AC chest piece and demon head with power sword and bolt pistol to represent the character. Can this same unit be used as a chaos lord, non statured of course, or will people look at me funny? For some reason I just hate the Chaos lord model sold by GW.
Perhaps I need to spice up the character a little more? He seems kind of small, since he is the same size as a regular CSM... but there really isn't a way to heighten a prefabricated plastic model... do you think if I put him on an elaborate base it would make a difference?
You can use the same model. No problems.
If you fight the same opponent, but you're using a lord instead of lieutenant, it would be nice to tell him of that before the match.
But, there's not Lord model and no Lieutenant model, daemonic gifts excepting of course. The Chaos Lord model readily available (the one with the power fist) is better with a bolt pistol and a powerfist as an aspiring champion with an icon.
The combi melta he has can easily be converted into a melta gun for another marine.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
Exactly how are you supposed to show that he has extra strength or speed or resilience? Its not like you can make his muscles bigger or anything ...
For my Lord with speed, I cut a raptor model in half and used the AC chest with the chain mail hanging down... then I cut the chain mail off another AC chest and glued it to the back end, too. Then just use a regular backpack with the spiked pole to show he doesn't have a jump pack. It can be a way to represent speed.
I've also seen hormagaunt claws attached to his body in several places while in a running pose to do it.
As for strength and resilience, they are not as important to model as movement enhancements, weapons, and the like.
Strength and resilience usually don't *have* to be represented. Speed, on the other hand, is best to have some depiction on the model.
For speed there are a number of options: Centipede legs, spider legs or multiple marine legs; a snake-like torso that extends to the ground (personally, I imagine a snake's mobility as slower than a marine, but some people prefer this conversion); a mechanized or track lower body. Some players even use bikes, but this confuses people.
Hope this helps.
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Speed can also be just long legs. But for a regular joe lord, you could also try the running-posed Khorne Berserker marine legs. Really easy to scrape off the khorne symbol if he's got a different Mark, too. And if you got a Battleforce, you've got some of em sitting around already, most likely.
Strength and Resilience, no real need to model em. If you're ambitious, you can use the buldging muscles of the big clawed hand arm on the mutation sprue and just swap out the hand for one holding your weapon of choice. That'd cover strength. Resielience, eh, I guess you could give him some scars maybe. And then paint them some odd color to help the daemonic feel.
Well I already used up my old Khorne Berzerker legs and my Lord/Lt model is already fully built and painted. Any easy suggestions to modifying him so he looks erm, speedy?
To represent speed on my daemon prince, I added up 2 tails. Like velociraptors, he use his tails to direct himself as he run. He looks good and since he's based on the regular Chaos Daemon Prince, he already have longer legs than any body
CHAOS Undiv.: won 14/22 games EC: 4/7 WE: 6/9 DG: 10/15, TS: 3/7 Orks : 13/20 SM NL : 1/6 TAU: 14 of 24 IG: 3/7
I used raptor legs, they look pretty groovy and speed-like.