The Cult of Ruin – Part 3

Worshipping chaos is a dangerous business. One minute you’re chanting unclean syllables not meant for human tongues whilst the claws of daemonic entities scratch at the thinning veil, the next you find yourself a mindless abomination with a tentacle for a face. You think you’re signing up to stick it to the noble houses, fat-cat guilders and corrupt overseers and the next thing you know you’re the one who’s corrupted, overrun with wild mutations and reduced to a mewling thing driven only by the basest of instincts. You might stay ahead for a while, acquiring a modicum of power by shoving lesser acolytes into the sacrificial pit ahead of you but ultimately very, very few make it to ascension and princehood. The rest either get themselves killed or end up reduced to bestial spawndom like Jibbermaw here.

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Oddly, in spite of my long standing affiliation with Chaos, I’ve never actually built a spawn before so this was a great chance to really dig into the bits box and go mad. There’s still a few tweaks I want to make to him, particularly around the tentacle arm, but overall I’m pretty pleased with him.

17 responses to “The Cult of Ruin – Part 3

  • Alexis West

    Heh. You’re hooked now! Spawn are so much fun to make. I just wish they were still as fast as they were in 6th and 7th.

    That’s a nice one you’ve got there, especially for your first. I particularly like the multiple semi-amorphous mouths and various pocks that may or may not be eyes, depending on how you choose to paint them.

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, it’s odd that I’ve been making mutant space marines for such a long time but never got around to making a spawn before, which surely is a right of passage for any true servant of the gods.
      Glad you like him, and yes, he’ll have plenty of eyes and mouths by the time I’m done!

  • Pandoras Bitz Box

    That’s a wicked model, really nice and organic

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! 😀 Organic is the key word really, I wanted him to look like he grew and, although he’s become pretty unnatural, that there was something human at the start of it all rather than something daemonic.

  • Thomas

    I hate when this happen. Why can’t the chaos gods let a man chant and be cool with that?

    Very cool model. Very chaos indeed. My first thought when I saw that it was on four legs/arms/limbs – Chaos Zoat!

    • Wudugast

      I know right, can’t the Chaos God’s just let a man chant in peace?!

      Good old zoats, I should sneak one into some Necromunda/Inq28 madness somewhere. After all we got a squat bounty hunter, a zoat would surely be the next step…

  • Faust

    That’s a cool one, and exactly what I would want my Chaos Spawn to look like. And you wonder why we’re always stealing your ideas?! Haha!

    Are all the pieces from the GW Chaos Spawn model or did you use different bits? It’s hard to tell, does it have 4 legs or 3?

    • Wudugast

      Steal away – all my best ideas are stolen anyway! 😎

      Actually the only part of him that comes from the GW spawn kit is the tentacle. The body is from the big mutants that carry the chaos warshrine, the arms are from plaguebearers, and the “face” is the belly from a blight king. The bone spikes are from the large ghouls (whose name temporarily escapes me). Plus there’s some greenstuff in there to stick it all together. Oh and he’s got three legs – two on one side, one on the other – and three arms 😀

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Looking forward to seeing this one painted!

  • heresyofus

    Like it, like it , like it. I like it a lot! Wonderful and disgusting model mate.

  • rednekkboss

    Awesome! The warshrine guys are so versatile. Looks like he pooped out a chain. Gotta watch what he eats, those can hurt on the way out. Reminds me of my puppy. 😉

    • Wudugast

      Seriously mate, if your puppy looks anything like this get him to the vet! The “poop chain” is very much just an angle, and shouldn’t look that way at all once it’s painted up, especially now you warned me about it 😉

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