Work has been a bit on the busy side over the last few weeks so my progress on the cult of Tzeentch has slowed down but fear not gentle reader – the Changer of Ways still holds my heart in his constantly mutating palm!
The next thing I wanted to add to the warband was a Kairic Acolyte with vulcharc (that’s the weird looking bird familiar that accompanies the human cultists of Tzeentch). I already have a vulcharc that I painted up to serve as a Sheen Bird for my Cawdor gang in Necromunda so now it can do double duty and return to the role its creators originally intended for it amongst the Kairics.
Now I just needed a Kairic Acolyte to act as its owner/servant (I’ve no idea how this relationship works but I doubt being bound into the service of Tzeentch ever turns out well). This chap, who’s well on his way to mutating into some kind of chaos spawn – or perhaps if he’s lucky ascending into a Pink Horror – fit the bill nicely. He’s been heavily converted with a mixture of Pink Horror parts (mostly the head and arms) to create a fitting servant of the god of change and mutation.
Normally the vulcharc would be on the same base as its owner but I quite like having it based separately. The rules for Warcry state (and who ever imagined they’d see a discussion of game rules here eh!):
“Pick an enemy fighter within 20 inches of this fighter. Until the end of the battle round that fighter cannot make disengage actions”.
With the vulcharc on a base of its own I can pop it next to whichever poor so-and-so it’s giving a vicious pecking, which to my eye looks a lot more cinematic and engaging that using a token.
Alongside these mortal slaves I’ve also conjured up another pink horror, converted in much the same way as the previous two.
For now that’s all the pink horrors for the warband painted, although I may come back and make a few more at a later date.
And speaking of horrors I also painted up a couple more blue horrors.
As far as I’m aware that’s all the blue horrors I own painted now, although they’re sufficiently small (and I’m sufficiently disorganised!) that there might well be one or two more lurking in a box somewhere. Either way they’re certainly due a group shot!
Speaking of group shots I realised the other day that I never posted a group photo of the rainbow of brimstone horrors either, so – no time like the present and all that. Behold the skittles of doom!
I still have various models to be added to this warband but I’m going to be taking a little break from it so I can concentrate on all things related to the Fembruary challenge over the coming month. I promise I won’t leave the Changer of Ways hanging though, and will get back to his labyrinthine plots in March. In the meantime here’s the warband so far.
Of course it goes without saying that my Warcry addiction is as strong as ever so even though I’m not going to be working on this lot for the next few weeks I’ll still be putting together a warband for the game.
January 27th, 2021 at 7:00 am
That’s one very cool (and messed up) mutant handler! The horror face on the normal-ish acolyte body works better than it has any right to! 😀
January 27th, 2021 at 3:29 pm
Cheers! It’s so bloody twisted isn’t it! 😀
January 27th, 2021 at 9:11 am
The group is looking great together, and I love the conversions you’re doing here. I’m now convinced that using plaguebearer bodies is the ‘right’ way to do pink horrors!
January 27th, 2021 at 3:43 pm
Thank you! There’s plenty more to come, they might have to wait until March as I’ve got a lot of Fembruary stuff lined up, but there’ll be more on the way then. I’m with you on the Plaguebearers/Pink Horror mash-up, I wasn’t entirely sure about it myself to begin with but I think I’ve convinced myself. 🙂
January 27th, 2021 at 9:28 am
Beautiful work mate – fantastic warband, and the handler is particularly excellent! I thoroughly approve of having the bird as a separate model 🙂
January 27th, 2021 at 3:48 pm
Thanks mate – I’m very pleased with the handler, he looks nicely twisted and Tzeentchian to my eye. The bird is proving very handy too – in fact between Warcry and Necromunda I reckon that particular model might well see the gaming table more than any other model in my collection by quite a long way!
January 27th, 2021 at 5:02 pm
Fantastic work- I especially like the work you’ve done on the horrors.
January 27th, 2021 at 5:07 pm
Thanks Pete – I’m pleased with the Horrors myself, I wasn’t sure if they were going to work at first but I think they’ve paid off. 🙂
January 27th, 2021 at 6:44 pm
Still love the blue horrors but come the day when I no longer have my dog I’m going to get me one of those Vulcharc’s. 😊
January 28th, 2021 at 11:01 am
Yeah, that would put the frighteners on your neighbours! Set it on Mad Martin! I’m suffering from a bad case of wanting a dog at the moment, can’t have one at our current place sadly but my uncle just got a new puppy and keeps sending me pictures of him.
January 28th, 2021 at 9:50 am
Excellent work all around. I especially like the various horrors. Quite the colorful bunch.
The not-token also came out well.
January 28th, 2021 at 12:07 pm
Thank you! I tend to go for quite dark, natural looking colour schemes so it was nice to break out the bright colours for a change! 🙂
January 28th, 2021 at 12:02 pm
Oh wow that handler! Very cool
January 28th, 2021 at 12:08 pm
Cheers bud – he’s hella gribbly isn’t he! 🙂
January 29th, 2021 at 1:30 am
Great progress all around for someone who is busy! 🙂 The conversion on that acolyte is awesome and horrifying (in a good way)! The horrors look great just like the previous ones did and those group shots are awesome. You did a great job keeping the blue and magenta color scheme consistent across the warband but then the splashes of color with the smaller horrors really draw the eye as well. It all fits Tzeench and his/her twisted plans perfectly 🙂
January 30th, 2021 at 1:34 pm
Thanks mate! It’s funny how it goes, when things are busy I have less time to paint (of course) but more inclination, I find it a great way to relax and clear my head. So sometimes when things are a bit manic I still end up being quite productive on the hobby front.
As for getting the colours consistent across the warband, it may have taken me until I’m 36 but I think I’ve finally started to develop the wisdom needed to write down my colour schemes (some of the time at any rate…)!
January 31st, 2021 at 3:06 am
It helps me with stress too (except for maybe display painting which requires a certain intensity and focus!) which is why I enjoy painting so much. I’m 35 and I often don’t write down most of what I paint so some of us never learn 😀
January 31st, 2021 at 4:46 am
What a beautiful range of colors on these horrors! They really work! Kudos.
January 31st, 2021 at 10:17 pm
Thank you – it’s like a monstrous rainbow isn’t it! 😀