Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Great" Unclean One? Not so much.

I assembled and based the crappy recast Great Unclean One that I thought was such a great eBay find a few months ago. He is tiny, to say the least. Next to my Slaaneshi Sorcerer the lack of mass is rather obvious. Sure, he's pretty porky but he doesn't have much more heft than terminator armor. He certainly doesn't seem to inspire "greater daemon" status. If prowess as a daemon was measured in the number of mouths you have, this fellow would rank pretty high. I think this model has at least 10 mouths in various places, including fingers on the left hand.

So now I'm wondering what to do with this fellow. I just liked the model when I acquired him and had not started Chaos Space Marines at the time. Now I'm thinking either Daemon Prince of Nurgle (sans power armor, maybe add psychic levels) or as just a spawn. Spawn-hood seems an ignoble end for a former greater daemon model. I already have a Daemon Prince of Nurgle in the form of an Ultraforge resin model, so this guy would only really be useful if I wanted to run two DP's as my HQ.

Here's the comparative sizes. Now that I'm looking at it the basing may be accentuating the differences somewhat. Then again, the Ultraforge Greater Plague Daemon dwarfs the Ultraforge model I'm using as my DP.

I keep adding photos to this post... Okay, here is the Ultraforge greater daemon for comparison.
The Ultraforge model is easily 5x the volume of the metal one. Even if I end up starting a Chaos Daemons army to ally with my Chaos Marines, I would use the Ultraforge model for my greater daemon over the recast. I just don't know where he fits best.

So... thoughts?


7 comments:

  1. If it's a recast, is it resin?
    Could you maybe just chop it up for conversion bits? Give a wonky daemon arm to a chosen or the head to something??

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    1. It's lead. Real live lead. I haven't worked with many lead minis, but this has all the softness and powder from filing that I remember.

      I'm actually rather fond of the model, even if it is an accursed recast. It has a silliness that GW doesn't really do now.

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  2. A spawn would work well I would think, however from the sounds of your post, it seems as if your mind is already geared towards a DP. Justification for an ignoble end as a spawn is not that hard when it comes to the ruinous powers of Chaos, they're fickle. I picture a great warrior, elevated long ago to a DP, then because he lost a battle, they turned him into a spawn.

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    1. I think you are right. Spawn is the best fate for this fellow.

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  3. sometimes it's okay to just paint it up and have things and have things as display pieces. just a small thought I thought I'd share =)

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    1. An excellent point, and I acquired this specifically for that purpose. I'm just in army building mode right now so everything is viewed through that lens.

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