Herald of the Apocalypse

So far awaaay we wait for the daayaay… I love this picture

Any self-respecting bearer of the word should have at least some daemons in their collection; at least that’s how I justified picking up a box of Bloodletters and a single plastic Bloodcrusher Champion off eBay! Bloodcrushers have a minimum unit size of 2 however, so my aim was to convert myself a Khornate Herald to lead a daemon Patrol detatchment (for the purpose of being summoned into battle by my chaos marines).

Choosing the Herald on Juggernaut over a Herald on foot is a no-brainer in my opinion, boasting an extra 2″ movement, +1 Toughness, +1 Wound, a 4+ Save AND the 3 extra Juggernaut attacks, for only 44 more points or 2 PL! He’s a great force multiplier for fellow daemons of the red variety as well, giving those nearby +1 Strength (of course this benefits himself too being an aura), and in small point games I can see him being pretty tough to take down.

The model for a Herald on Juggernaut by GW is in Finecast, soo naturally I decided making my own would be a better idea. I took inspiration for this conversion from the above image which I first saw on White Dwarf 368 (all the way back in August 2010!) and I think I managed to pull off the pose pretty well considering the lack of bitz. I also added armour plates sawed out from the AoS Wrathmongers kit, which I bought a while back purely for the bitz, and an icon in between his horns. The final detail – which was by far the fiddliest detail I’ve ever added to a model – was several pieces of jeweller’s chain to ‘hold’ the armour in place.

Now all that’s left is to fill the gaps made for the pose with green stuff, and attach his shoulder pad before I can start painting! In the small gallery below you’ll see several stages in the conversion and a dry-fit of the (semi) finished model, held together with friction and blu-tack. Enjoy!

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