Black Crusade 2012: Sorcerer Part 1

When I was asked to be a part of this years Wargaming charity project, The Black Crusade 2012, I saw it as an opportunity to do something nice and also to try something that’s been in the back of my mind for a while now, a Chaos Sorcerer on flying disc.

While there’s technically no need to make this project a truescale model, I simply feel compelled to do so, and as it is a single character figure I feel I can write it off as part of the characters fluff (being gigantic even amongst his fellow Chaos Space Marines). Anyhow…

To begin with I knew I wanted to base the model off of the Chaos Terminator Lord/Sorcerer plastic kit. After acquiring one of those I dug around in my bits box for a components to try out and a bit of inspiration. When I do this I usually have a collection of parts that I’ll try to dry fit first.

So far I have the the basic legs and torso assembled and a collection of parts.

For the head of the conversion I originally found out this severed head from my bits box. I cut away all the hair to leave the head with a rather odd expression on it. Still not sure about this yet. I might make the head swappable but my instinct is telling me to go with my second idea…

I put together the very Tzeentchian styled staff with the standard staff from the kit and some big horns from a Tzeentch standard top. I really like the curve of these horns and remembered a similar thing on one specific Chaos Space Marine helm. I really like the idea of design elements being repeated throughout a model, so I’m pretty certain this is the helm I’ll go with.

The Disk of Tzeentch I’m intending to sculpt myself. As you can see I’ve attached the model to a plasticard disc. I’ll be sculpting the creature itself over the top of this. If this doesn’t work out as I hope I’ll acquire and convert an existing disc model.

This project has a time limit based on it, so I want to have the conversion finished before the end of the month and then I’ll have a few days to get the paint job finished.