I’ve been meaning to build another Daemon Prince to add to my Tzeentch themed Chaos Daemon/ Chaos Space Marine Army. I’ve seen a few conversions on the internets that use parts from the Island of Blood Griffon. The problem with them has been the wings. The Griffon wings just don’t work. I think I’ve got a solution to that problem, but it will have to wait for part 2.
Here is the progress I’ve made this weekend; play-by-play (since the 49ers have a bye week). I started by adding some green stuff to the inside of the back torso half. When I magnetized wings on my regular daemon prince I needed this mass to allow me to drill into the body. For this model I think I’m going to need the extra mass to anchor the wings I’m going to use.
I decided to use the armored torso. It will allow me to ads the eagle head and not have to deal with a transition of feathers to flesh under the neck.
I opted for the arms without weapons. I thought they would make for a good sorcerer-turned-daemon prince. I’m contemplating putting something in the open hand. We’ll see.
I had to trim down the axe head looking elbow bit to make it fit with wings. Plus, I’m not a big fan of axes. This looks like it could be another bird beak or something.
Here is a first picture of the arms and the torso together. I think it’s coming together nicely here.
Here we have the talons trimmed a little shorter and the rest of the model (sans wings) dry fit before pinning and glueing the legs. I also found some columns I had from Secret Weapon that I think I’ll use to perch the model off the ground.