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Kitbashing Continues: Need help for the wardrobe of the chosen

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Lucky Snake Eyes

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So I really want to run chosen, but really don't like the current sculpts for them. So now I have the bright idea of kitbashing my own. Problem is I'm stuck between two ideas:

The first is to play off the greek theme shown off in some of the slaanesh artwork for mortals, my idea is to take Idoneth helmets and put them on the bodies of kairic acolytes, replacing the shields with marauder round shields and adding some slaanesh iconography here and there. The big axes carried by some of the acolytes already looks good for the chaos greatblades chosen are supposed to have so that's a plus.

The second idea was somewhat inspired by Slaanesh's good old boy toy Sigvald and his mirror guard. This idea would involve taking some stormcast bodies, which i'm currently stuck between using liberators or the winged ones (I can't remember their name for the life of me) and replace the shoulders, heads, weapons and shields with leftover bits from my chaos knights, then paint them up to be as shiny and obnoxiously silver and gold as possible.

 

Anyone have any preferences for which I should go with or have any other ideas to pitch in?

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Hi, i did the same for regular chaos warriors. I like the Greek Persian theme. Fits with the new mortal + daemonette hero. I also used the kaoric acolytes and they are a great fit! Only thing is their neck requires a bit of sculpting if you use different heads. 

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i once thought of Blood warriors as they are also very dynamic and could fit the part. If you want something bulkier. Just don’t know if the conversion is easy though. Let me know if you want the link to any of the above bits  

I personally would go for the mirror idea and not just because I would like to see that for my own inspiration ;) 

i did find stormcast to be quite big though especially compared to sigvald himself. (Can take a picture side by side I you’d want to see it) 

alternatively I've seen some great conversions based on the 40k sisters of silence. (Not my work)

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I personally will try the drukhari incubi as base models for my chosen as soon as I get to see them in person to judge the size. 

If they don’t fit the size my back up is deepkin thralls. Bare chested to feel maximum pain, already armed with brutal and big weapons that can easily be changed but the posing will still work. 

But again mirror guard is thematic, cool and just so curious to see the results of that :) hope this helps. 

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4 hours ago, Kramer said:

alternatively I've seen some great conversions based on the 40k sisters of silence. (Not my work)

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I personally will try the drukhari incubi as base models for my chosen as soon as I get to see them in person to judge the size. 

If they don’t fit the size my back up is deepkin thralls. Bare chested to feel maximum pain, already armed with brutal and big weapons that can easily be changed but the posing will still work. 

But again mirror guard is thematic, cool and just so curious to see the results of that :) hope this helps. 

I think the incubi might be a bit on the small side but I do like the idea of using sisters of silence for the basis of my mirror guard, would also help diversify my army with some more female models since the only one I have is the valkia i'm converting into a winged war queen. If i swapped out the shoulderpads and maybe the helmets, then with the right paint job and some bits i could replace the rest of the imperium iconography with a more chaos look. 

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4 hours ago, Lucky Snake Eyes said:

I think the incubi might be a bit on the small side but I do like the idea of using sisters of silence for the basis of my mirror guard, would also help diversify my army with some more female models since the only one I have is the valkia i'm converting into a winged war queen. If i swapped out the shoulderpads and maybe the helmets, then with the right paint job and some bits i could replace the rest of the imperium iconography with a more chaos look. 

Yeah size is what’s holding me off from ordering them so far. I think my flgs has Wednesday 40k nights. Might check in there st some point. 

Yaah, different sex is a big advantage of the sisters. Has the right sized weapon as well and a better sized models I expect. 

Good luck and make sure to share your progress!!

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52 minutes ago, Kramer said:

Yeah somebody was nice enough to compare the two:

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The Incubi is a bit small 😂

I mean if you really don't like your wallet you could shill out for 5 exalted deathbringers for big shirtless men to make chosen...

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4 hours ago, Lucky Snake Eyes said:

I mean if you really don't like your wallet you could shill out for 5 exalted deathbringers for big shirtless men to make chosen...

I’m ambivalent to my wallet. On the one hand I love it, but only when I spend it.... my girlfriend however seems to have a much clearer plan for the content of my wallet 😅

but that deatbringwr will eventually find a spot in my army. Then my best bet right now is namarti thralls. 

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Just now, Kramer said:

I’m ambivalent to my wallet. On the one hand I love it, but only when I spend it.... my girlfriend however seems to have a much clearer plan for the content of my wallet 😅

 

Being fresh outta college I am glad that is not a concern of mine yet... instead I've got the government breathing down my neck on student debt... yeah that chosen conversion may take a while to happen lol

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1 minute ago, Lucky Snake Eyes said:

Being fresh outta college I am glad that is not a concern of mine yet... instead I've got the government breathing down my neck on student debt... yeah that chosen conversion may take a while to happen lol

Oh the one doesn’t exclude the other ;) 

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7 hours ago, flemingmma said:

Blood warriors make a good base for chaos chosen

They'd be great for undivided or khorne chosen, but they're a little too brutish for slaanesh chosen. Hence why "sleeker" looking models like liberators or sisters of silence will probably be my go-to since they fit the slaanesh look with a bit of converting.

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9 hours ago, Lucky Snake Eyes said:

They'd be great for undivided or khorne chosen, but they're a little too brutish for slaanesh chosen. Hence why "sleeker" looking models like liberators or sisters of silence will probably be my go-to since they fit the slaanesh look with a bit of converting.

Liberator torsos fit blood warrior legs and vice versa if the liberstors are too sleek

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