|The original hunchbacked multi-part plastic Chaos Warriors|
|I'm beautiful on the inside.|
Anyway, these guys were around for a while, and there are now a lot of them kicking around in people's collections and on the second-hand markets online. They don't fetch great amounts of money because they're really not very desirable. The newer Chaos Warrior kit that replaced them has far more impressive-looking models, even if their poses are all the same. So what is one to do with these poor old Warriors?
|Some people, like my friend Benji, have a lot of these guys kicking around.|
|On the right we have an unmodified specimen. The guy on the left has been given "the procedure".|
The obvious thing that needed to be fixed was the head. I removed the existing head and bored a new neck hole (up on top of the torso, between the shoulders of all places), so that I could attach a spare head from one of the current models. Most of the old 5th ed heads are too ugly and their joiner is at the back of the head instead of underneath it, so if you have (or can get your hands on) some newer ones, do so. I also used some Marauder heads when it suited me. This process left a hole in the chest of the model where the old head had gone. I basically just filled it up with greenstuff and allowed it to bulge out a bit under the neck, which just made it look like part of the armour and helped accommodate the new head.
|A few more modified examples|
|These command models use Marauder Horseman heads|
|This guy had his left shoulder trimmed down to more sensible proportions.|
|Or you could just go ahead and make use of the silly plastic halberds. Like this guy did. One sawn-off halberd in each hand, choppa-style.|
|The metal halberds really are much better.|
|The whole modified group together for a family shot.|
|The banner is from the Marauder Horseman set.|
|We're (relatively) beautiful! Hooray! Let the realms of man burn in celebration!|