Thor’s Workbench: Chaos Lord on Bike (WIP)

You can never have too many HQ options so I’m building a Chaos Lord on a bike for my Chaos Space Marines. Some of you will recognize this as Soulgore, my juggernaut Lord. He’s magnetized at the waist for storage, and for projects like this, so instead of building a new Lord I thought Soulgore would get another ride. Of course his arms are magnetized as well.

Not much going on with this at the moment. I did convert the power sword from a chainsword and Dark Angel’s Terminator Sergeant or Captain power sword. My initial load out idea for Soulgore on the bike has him using The Blade of the Relentless from Crimson Slaughter and my mind wandered towards a crude/blunt and powerful blade and in turn I came up with this. I still have to finish up the greenstuff work but it’s mostly done, the power sword.

I’m trying to think of small touches for the bike to make him stand out a bit. I don’t see the Disciples of Twilight leaders as being very showy and flaunting prizes and trophies seeing as they are fighting for survival and not wealth and glory. So, I don’t want big glaring elements, just small subtle things. Any ideas?

That’s it for now. I mostly wanted to get it together so I can try it out tomorrow. I often come up with HQ ideas that don’t pan out very well, though normally I proxy them before building them. I rather did this one backwards but I also know I do want a Lord on bike option regardless, the wargear is the variable.

How do you find your bike-bound HQs? They tend to be worth it or just faster to their death?

  • Tirelion

    What about finding some small bits (horns or something) to have coming off the flat part at the rear of the bike? That’s usually prime real estate for some added touches.

    • I was thinking the same thing but in digging through my bits I can’t seem to find anything worth putting on the back there. I was thinking of using the half circle spikey part that goes on the vehicle copula, if you know what I’m talking about, and working that on there. It would give it a cool evil halo look.

      • The ‘evil halo’ idea sounds promising.

        What are those spikey trophy-rack looking things in the picture just behind the shapers? Those look like they could work. He already has a couple of heads on his banner poles so a couple more on the bike would hardly seem out of character.

        • Those are also from the vehicle kit. I was trying them out but wasn’t impressed with it.

          • Tirelion

            what about a modified version of terminator trophy racks?

  • TheRhino

    I hope you guys get a new bike models someday. Chaos Bikes look like shit. lol.
    No idea what you can put on that flat back area. All the Chaos decoration stuff is icons and spikes, none of which look right slapped on a big, flat plane like that.

    • I like the overall look of the bikes honestly, however, the kit could use some work to distinguish the exhaust; that’s the worst part I feel.

      I agree. Just putting down the trophy racks doesn’t look right at all.

      • You’re right, the rear fender just melts into the exhaust pipes. You could cut away the material between the fender and pipes then build up the fender a little with plasticard and/or green stuff. Maybe add a line of spikes down the middle of the fender. Leave the ridge near the front of the fender as supports, and smooth off the pipes or fill them in (I can’t tell if they’re hollow on the back.) Or you could cut off the pipes as well and replace them with some custom ones.

        • TheRhino

          Another option is to add detail to the area to define the separation between the exhaust and the bike body. Looking at the rear view, there’s a significant gap around the rear wheel. Could you use that area to sculpt some sort of fleshy mutation that wraps up from under the bike to the rear of the seat? I know you hate the fleshy parts of the Maulerfiend and Helldrake, but it’s a great way to fill voids on Chaos models.

          • Hmmm. Not a bad idea. Thanks.

          • TheRhino

            Or you could do axe blades. Look at his axe, for example:
            http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/product_info.php/warriors-chaos-knights-axe-p-5141

            Slice the blade off at the point where it meets the haft (right behind the face). The attach the blade to the rear area of the bike, with the blade pointed upward and in-line with the bike body. You could do just one big one, or two small ones flanking a large one.

            The WHFB Chaos Knights kit also has a standard topper that might lay flat back there (http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/product_info.php/warriors-chaos-knights-banner-top-p-5160) or you can cut the dragon-looking thing off the same kit’s musician horn and mount it there. Lastly, you could just slap one of the round shields from the WHFB Chaos Marauders (foot or cav) there to fill the blank area.

        • I may add on some larger exhaust pipes. Small detail that could look good.

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