Thor’s Workbench: Soulgore Dress-up – Feedback Needed

Khorne IconYesterday I posted some shots of how my Chaos Lord on juggernaut is coming along and now I’m looking for some opinions. With the hard part of the model done it’s time to make some choices, namely appendages. No need for me to blather on about it though, instead here’s a bunch of shots of parts I’m considering for use on the model. I didn’t do shots of every potential variation, just the sets I had thought about.

The shots below aren’t the only items I’m restricting myself too either. If someone has a cool idea I didn’t do below then fire away!

Wargear-wise, he’s carrying the axe of blind fury and a bolt pistol. I did some dual wielding shots for coolness factor and I’m not worried about representing a pistol on him. Of course the arms I choose will be magnetized as well.

I’m leaning towards #5. I like the head the best of the 3 above. I do also like that big cleaver to represent the axe of blind fury. The other axe I think just enhances the bad-assness of the model. I do like having the bolt pistol in there though, like #4, but I can’t seem to find a left handed bolt pistol so I can keep the cleaver. Regardless, with the pistol it’s a bit too typical for me I think.

Thoughts?

  • Capn_Stoogey

    Sweet :)

    • Thanks.

      Which version do you like the most?

      • Capn_Stoogey

        Sorry, I should have elaborated :)
        I like #5, the twin axes is very chaos!

        • Agreed and it also fits with him being mark of Khorne.

  • JustHippie

    I do like the dual Axe and I actually like the Possessed head. Since this guy turns into a Spawn so often it is fitting too. I just think it makes him stand out even more than the regular CSM head.

    • Actually, that’s a Slaanesh head. I have one for each god. The helmet head above is the Khorne one, though the icon on the helm is hard to make out. I do have some Possessed heads, like I used on my Plague Marines, but I’ve used all the cool ones already on other models and of course the Lord needs a head not used elsewhere in my army.

      Anyway, I like the head also. I was going to use it once upon a time for a counts-as Lucius but he went from mediocre last codex to meh this one so I don’t see that happening anyway.

  • Warren Falconer

    I like the bolt pistol, version, I would just chop off the cleaver and stick it on the shaft of the power axe. The arm holding the cleaver looks a bit awkward to me, like he doesn’t quite know how to hold it. I think that is because of the motion on the bull, the way the cleaver arm sits now puts it at odd with the momentum I would think the rider would have. Maybe if the cleaver arm was further over his head or a bit more dynamic.

    • I agree that the arm is a bit awkward. I tried posing it over his head and it just looked lame. Putting it onto the other axe would probably work out well.

  • khorneinquisitor

    I have some more fantasy style helmets if you would like to check them out. I would suggest something towards the back to add balance to the model. Cape or even possibly chains of some sort, perhaps several chains with skulls attached over his shoulder or behind the saddle. I like the cleaver and pistol look personally, and helmet 1 currently. All in all, looks awesome as is.

    • I’ve got a few other helms as well but none of them are very elaborate, something fitting for a Lord.

      I’ll definitely be detailing things out more. There’s not a lot of room behind him though as the saddle sits so far back to avoid the front legs of the bull. I also have magnetized the torso to the legs so I can put him on foot if needed and not have 5 different Lord models. So, doing a cape is a bit tricky as one that work on the bull would look odd on foot.

      • khorneinquisitor

        Ahh ok. Well then, the cleaver and pistol is my favorite look. :P

  • I like the dual axes as well. I really like the armor on the cleaver arm but I agree that the position looks stiff. It would look bad ass if you cut it at the wrist and rotated the hand forward a bit so that he’s pointing with the cleaver or swinging it out.

    As a high level champion of the Chaos gods who has probably been riding this steed for hundreds or thousands of years it would be cool to represent some adaptation to his mount. You could add a bit and chains as a reign. Raise Soulgore’s left arm slightly and add an arm or tentacle just below it to hold the reigns. It might also be cool to give him forward swept horns to match his mount.

    • The pointing idea is cool. The problem is still the arm pose though. It’s bent out at the elbow, kind of like he’s holding a baseball bat. I think the hand tip with that pose would just get more awkward. However, putting the cleaver on the power axe arm and then tipping that hand would work. It fits how I see him on the mount. Action poses are tough when half the model is static, the riding legs, and so I wanted a kind of menacing pose. Something that says, “I’m not kicking your ass yet but I’m about to.”

      I honestly think I’m going to avoid reigns. It works for the Thunder Cav and doesn’t look odd. Good point on the horns for the helmet. I do think I’m going to avoid going too nuts on this Lord. I could easily spend hours sculpting little details on him, making his armor more organic like the new style for Chaos, but I think I would do just as well to pick the right details instead of adding a lot of details. Know what I mean?

      • You’re right on the arm, I see that now. It might work if you turned the hand so that he was drawing it across his chest and have the left arm down toward his side. Moving the cleaver to the power axe arm is also a good way to go. The baseball bat arm might work better if that arm were hanging, power axe/bolt pistol/whatever ready at his side.

        Fair enough on the reigns, it could be tricky to pull off the third arm well and the double weapons looks more aggressive than holding on. I know what you mean about picking the right details vs. overloading it. It can be easy to go overboard if you aren’t careful.

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