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Hello y’all! I was sitting around one day, lamenting the fact that daemon armies are so expensive to make, when I had a revelation. I looked at zombies, and then I looked at plaguebearers and I thought, “Wow, some of those zombies look outright comical, and there’s just something about the plaguebearers that they just can’t capture. They seem a lot more…. Melty.” Yes, I did actually think the word melty.
It was partially from lurking in the forums, realizing that daemons don’t have to have a truly defined look, partly a quest for something completely different, and partly an accident in the kitchen involving a plastic spoon, but suddenly, insight struck, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since.
I needed to share the new insight, as the thought of mass-producing plaguebearers and horrors filled me with such glee that I figured others would think the same. I looked up cheap plastic models from other armies, and here are some of the ones I think could be useful for making these.
Night goblins are really cheap, 20 of them for $30, and they look really nasty as it is.
Skinks are also cheap, 24 of them for $35, they look pretty cool as well.
Beastmen would be just great. You get 20 of them for $35, and they come in two types. They even have horns so that you can relocate one to make an awesome plaguebearer.
Zombies would look really cool melted, and at $35 for 20 of them they wouldn’t be a bad choice either.
There are lots of other cheap, cool-looking models, but none of them quite tickled my fancy like these 4 did. There would also be lots of ways to melt them as well: stick them in the oven or microwave, roast them over a burner, put them on a stick and pretend they’re marshmallows when you’re camping, or even just hold a grill lighter to them. My favorite idea is taking out the old blowtorch, that way you can get the job done quickly and you can pick exactally where you want to melt them. Have a goblin with an utterly dissolved body and a perfectly in tact head, the other way around, or anywhere in between.
I’d love to do this, but I would like some feedback and ideas about doing this before I actually attempt it. I’ve laid my thoughts bare, and I offer everyone here to do the same. Thanks!
I'm too lazy to come up with a witty sig.
Having seen other people's attempts at nurgling up stuff with a hot object, I can safely warn you to go slowly and not to overdo it. There's a pretty big difference between a Nurgle looking model and a model that just looks like his owner is a pyro.
... only triumph could turn pooing his pants into a good thing..
It sounds like a cool idea. The only thing is to make sure you melt in a well ventilated area...or outdoors. That way someone doesn't find you passed out on the floor.
The Great Plague meets The Devourer of The Galaxy. What does that make us?
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Fortunatly, I live out in the country, so ventilation shouldn't be a problem. I'll try to go slow, but I will naturaly have to sacrifice a few models in the name of the chaos gods and practice.
I'm too lazy to come up with a witty sig.
I know for a fact that fire and plastic models don't make good bed fellows.
A small fire in my bedroom destroyed my only space marine army and about six
years worth of W.D and just about everything else(playstation, c.ds, buffy the vampire slayer video collection, sob, sob). So using a naked flame in your home should be avoided. Saying that maybe use a hair dyer?? If i used stand you right, you want the plastic to look like molten wax right, a hair dyer gets really hot so this should be able to melt the plastic hot enough without blackening or giving you third degree burns. Good luck and please post some pictures of what you come up with!
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Or alternatively a solder iron. I went through a few 'possessed' models where I used a solder iron to melt specific parts. It has the advantage of being more manouverable and precise than a hairdryer - coupled with the disadvantage of serious burns if you drop it and instinctively try and catch it...
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