Tuesday 16 February 2021

Riding High

Work on the Daemons of Tzeentch continues with my first HQ unit: a Herald of Tzeentch riding a Disc of Tzeentch, or 'Fluxmaster'.

This model comes from the Burning Chariot plastic kit, one of the four kits included in the Start Collecting: Daemons of Tzeentch box. 

The chariot kit is really versatile, allowing you to build a Burning Chariot (an Exalted Flamer on a Chariot), a Fateskimmer (a Herald on a Chariot), or break up the component pieces to potentially create up to six other models.

I opted to go for the latter option, making the Fluxmaster and using the Exalted Flamer, 2 Screamers and 3 Blue Horrors in other units.

When it came to painting, he/she/it was done in almost the same way as the Pink Horrors, except that instead of drybrushing Emperor's Children over Flesh Tearers Red, I washed Baal Red over Emperor's Children to much the same effect.

The staff was done with some Blue Ink I didn't realise I still had. It's so old, it's in a hexagonal pot.

The Disc was done quite simply with Retributior Armour and Agrax Earthshade. I may end up going back to pick out some more details with silver, blue or red.

The magic 'swoosh' was done with Nihilakh Oxide as I was going for an ethereal effect. I'm not sure whether it just looks like water.

I've not done a picture from the front as it looks a little odd from that angle. Both the magic fire bolt and staff are on exactly the same axis and the face is not as defined as the pink horrors. It's a minor criticism given that there are other options I could have chosen for both arms and heads.

I have, however done a picture of the force so far. I'm well and truly over half way through the box. The Flamers are probably up next, as they are built.

After a ropey start to the year, I'm also incredibly close to the break even point already, which is good.

Acquired: 28
Painted: 27


  1. He looks very good. It's clearly a good value for money kit. I see what you mean about the model being on one axis, but some of that could be because he's rushing forward. Anyhow, good work!

    1. Thabks. I think it's made worse by me choosing two flame related hands. It wouldn't be so noticeable if it was just one hand.

  2. Love it, this will get him where he needs to go in a hurry!

    1. Cheers. Hopefully, however I haven't played 40k in years. If it's anything like my previous games he'll be dead by turn two because I didn't win the roll for first turn.

  3. Great stuff Kieron! You've really got these unique colours down - everything I paint is all earth tones and drab lol

    1. Thanks. The He-Man and Superhero stuff has given me a taste for bright colours. Prior to those projects I was pretty much dousing everything in Agrax Earthshade.