For a while I’ve been kicking around the idea of making some chaos chosen for Age of Sigmar/WHFB/Warcry (the latter winning out when it came to deciding what shape of base to use!). I like the idea of chosen but the current miniatures are a funny-looking bunch, not bad all-in-all, but not half as good as I remember them being from my youth either, and certainly not worth the hefty price-tag that comes with them. I’ve tried out a few ideas over the last few months and finally found something I’m fairly happy with.
He’s not a direct attempt to copy the official chosen champion but I do rather like that model so there’s a few references in there, particularly the mutated hand and arm (swiped from a very, very old, ill-conceived and horribly painted conversions, which even when I first made it – well over a decade ago, I knew was probably only fit for the bin). Here’s the official chosen champion from Games Workshop for reference.
Without any official chosen to hand it’s hard to be sure but if I recall correctly, they don’t look all that big these days. Not something that this guy can be accused of, he looks suitably imposing next to a normal chaos warrior (one who’s yet to catch the eye of the gods).
For reference his legs are from a stormcast eternals liberator, his head and axe are from the chaos knights, his torso the Khorne bloodwarriors, his shoulderpads from the bloodcrushers and his mutated arm from the chaos space marines possessed. The hideous mould-line down his arm, which I’m sure you all spotted and were repelled and disgusted by, will be dealt with ASAP (now that I’ve stopped being blind to it and it’s become glaringly and horribly obvious).
September 16th, 2020 at 8:23 am
wow thats a great pair of badasses right there, you could get lots of detail into them and make them stand out from the rest, cant wait to see them done..
September 16th, 2020 at 11:45 am
The new Chaos Warriors are really nice aren’t they? I tried to hold off on them until I’d cleared my feet of some other projects but I crumbled 😉 With the Chosen it was very much a case of acknowledging the standard of the rank and file and making sure I matched it, can’t have the boss looking worse than the ordinary troops after all!
September 16th, 2020 at 9:44 am
More Warcry fodder, yay! Looking good 😎
September 16th, 2020 at 11:46 am
Yup! I’ve got loads of plans for Warcry actually, it’s a great way to dip a toe into lots of different factions and scratch a creative itch without committing to huge and complex projects. 🙂
September 16th, 2020 at 9:09 pm
These do look very interesting. Looking forward to seeing how these turn out. 😊
September 18th, 2020 at 7:12 am
Thank you! Haven’t picked a colour scheme for them yet, but it’ll have to be something suitably grim and fearsome!
September 17th, 2020 at 5:55 pm
He is good- better than the source material imo.
September 18th, 2020 at 7:16 am
Thank you! Yeah, those old Chosen are definitely in need of being revisited by GW’s sculptors I reckon. They’re alright, but the modern range is so damn good that ‘alright’ is really nothing special.
September 18th, 2020 at 3:32 pm
Good use of the stormcast legs. Nice pose and your champion is better than GWs
September 19th, 2020 at 11:35 am
Cheers dude – the Stormcast legs work nicely don’t they? Taken out of their usual context they fit a Chaos champion to a T. I reckon he’s looking to the heavens and calling for the gods to witness his deeds.
September 18th, 2020 at 11:15 pm
Excellent conversion work as always! Your work on anything chaos in particular is inspiring to me (the dark gods must be calling me) 🙂 I really like the helmet which really stands out from the typical Chaos infantry. Based on the two you have built, I’d say this is going to be an awesome looking squad. Will these two be devoted to a particular chaos god?
September 23rd, 2020 at 9:13 am
Yes, listen to the whispers of the dark gods, turn your back on weakness and civilisation and embrace true power!
Thanks man, glad you like them 🙂 I’m really excited about this project (but then again, I’m really excited about half a million projects at any given moment, and there’s still not enough time in the day…). They won’t be devoted to a particular god, I like the idea of doing warbands for each Chaos god (there are Warcry rules for all four) and then doing these as worshippers of Chaos Undivided. Oh and the helmet of the Chosen comes from the Chaos Knights kit (the old kit, not the new ones in the Start Collecting box).
September 24th, 2020 at 1:32 am
🙂 That makes sense to me. One for each chaos god would be some work but could look really cool in pictures. Thanks for the tip on the helmet too. No wonder it looked like a classic to me 🙂
September 26th, 2020 at 1:53 am
Nice work here, mate!
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