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New Bloodthirster Model Spotted


There are some good details in this rumor, that reveal a new Bloodthirster model from Games Workshop. This would be a huge release, especially how big the rumor has this model being.


Please remember that this is a rumor.

via Captain Citadel on the Bols Lounge
The Plastic Bloodthirster is real.
Kit makes three models a normal bloodthirster with whip and Axe of Khorne, one wielding a monstrous two-handed axe, third has a doubleheaded axe and super long chain flail. The wings are really big - the model is almost as big as Nagash, and is extra tall. It is sculpted on top of a flickering flame. There are three different heads with different types of horns and helmets. Large armoured hooves, thigh straps, regular upper body strapps and gladiator kindof armour. Super muscular, like a super ripped world's strongest man mixed with a Khorne daemon.

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  1. I wonder which of the three variants might be Skarbrand?

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    1. None of the described variants match Skarbrand, who dual wields two axes.

      It's weird to think they'd put out a Bloodthirster combo-kit and not have Skarbrand as an option, but he would basically require an entirely different set of wings, which are (presumably) enormous. They probably couldn't justify a whole extra sprue just for him, when you can just throw in a couple weapon swaps for any "new" named Bloodthirsters.

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    2. Well if this is true, it doesn't look like Skarbrand is catered for, as he has two axes and tattered wings. It seems it would remain a conversion job, which I'm happy with as I love doing conversions but I can imagine some might not be too pleased with this.

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    3. **** Spoiler ****

      Isn't Skarbrand technically dead?

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    4. The rumor mentions two different single handed axes and a two handed axe as options. If one is right handed and the other left handed, all that remains to create a Skarbrand conversion is to find a way to shred the wings. They are only plastic. I'm sure an abitious modeler out there could find a way...

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    5. Are they shredded or just stumps. I only ask because stumps would not be hard to fit on a sprue and could easily be missed.

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    6. Considering how many units have been removed from codexes, we should at least consider that Scarbrand may get marbo'd

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    7. @ Ian: Yeah I fear that will be the case. It's a shame, because Skarbrand is (somewhat) worth using, while Bloodthirsters more or less aren't, at least in 40k.

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    8. Right-O, not true. Skarbrand is just too slow. Yeah he gets benefits of rage and disassembles stuff when touches it, but he can't fly...

      On topic though, I could see them either giving skarbrand different weapons, or making a different named greater daemon of khorne...

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    9. He is a named guy with no model = see you later

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    10. or get a modelling saw and cut the wings off a Bloodthirster bam there is your Skarbrand. 5 minute conversion tops.

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  2. When I read this comment in the last post I thought it was sarcasm. Still not totally convinced

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    1. Its Bols.
      They wishlist to get klicks.
      Its only a rumor caus they call it that.

      This confirms no GDoK ever! IMO
      Just like the big Bug & Dwarf stuff they rumored.

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  3. Double Bladed Axe, Chain Whip...

    That my friends means it's Ka'bandha!

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    1. This would tie in with the rumours of a khorne supplement for 40k coming in the coat tails of ET:Archaeon.

      Also would link nicely to the recent blood angels releases, given they had some cross words once...maybe it was twice...lol

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  4. Despite being my mortal enemy, if this turns out to be true, I'm getting one!!!!

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    1. it turns out to be true i am getting atleast one to go with my large word bearer/world eater army. more than likely two for the lolz and also extra bitz.

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  5. Hopefully after this Khorne wave (since it's supposed to be for WFB), we'll get AdMech.

    It's sad that seeing the AdMech rumors made the year so much brighter already, 2014 was just such a dark, depressing year for me personally.

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    1. Wasn't there a counter rumor saying that it's all a misunderstanding, and that AdMech is HH only (and most likely just Forge World)?

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    2. Well the rumours were that there would be a codex for skitarii. And as far as i can see forgeworld isn't really doing skitarii models, so i would say that the guy who said that it is misunderstanding could be wrong...

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    3. Stuff Admech, I'd rather the other Chaos Gods get their due.

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    4. They did skitari a year ago! -_-
      Maybe look at FW site once?

      The Admech rumors were trolls.
      You can see Admech rumor trolls on Daka every month. And Its always skitari and huge walker and spider ect.

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  6. I will continue to wishlist bloodthirster/skarbrand/Ascended Valkia, thank you very much

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  7. Please let it be true!

    Was about time that Bloodthirster got a new model i did not even like the old one that much when they first released it.

    All we need now is an updated Big Bird Maybe a fate weaver Dual kit just add 2nd head.

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    1. I want them to include a new pterodactyl head when they get around to it. That was the iconic Lord of Change way back then.

      I'll be glad to see the Trish & Aly Morrison daemons go. That was from when GW was trying to make Chaos more acceptable to younger players (and parents).

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  8. Yes i completely agree... PLEASE let this be true as i am currently unable to use the current (horrendous) version, for the shame that it brings next to many alternative options.
    A spectacular update is sorely overdue, really this should have been released with the Daemons codex but i'll take this now. My only real concern is that they give love to Khorne but ignore the other 3 gods and (IMHO) the GUO also needs an update... we can argue about the KoS and LoC but personally, if the BT is going to be as big as Nagash then the others are going to look a little odd with their Khorne cousin lording it over them on the battlefield.

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    1. For a while, yes. I'm sure the wait will be worth it. I've been waiting on decent Tzeentch models for over twenty years now. There are so many great concepts that Jes Goodwin started with his WH Chaos Champions that haven't been tapped yet by the GW design studio.

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    2. The forgeworld Great Unclean One looks pretty good. The forgeworld bloodthirster was okay. We will see on this new one. I've never thought they made the bloodthirster bulked out enough.

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    3. Isn't Glotkin a pretty cool basis for a GUO?

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    4. he is... but my problem with that is that the model will very obviously just be a converted glottkin

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  9. Double handed axe for me. Execution time.

    If this is true I'm going to have to invent a new word meaning: super awesome badass wicked cool to the power of ten with a side order of woohoo.

    Or I'll just play it cool:
    Yeah, it's alright

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  10. Almost as tall as Nagash means everything on the table will have LoS to it at all times.

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    1. It's a Bloodthirster. Doesn't care.

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    2. This unfortunately is true, there is something to be said for my 4inch tall retro bloodthirster that predates even the current sculpt! Still the current version is an ugly model, I've never been tempted to buy it, so it's about time for an update!

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    3. I'm surprised the current one has sold well enough for them to continue producing it.

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  11. Hmmm... something about this one makes me uneasy. I'm sure a new Bloodthirster is coming and I really hope one is but...

    I remember a very vivid description of a new Mephiston model with the B.A. codex and that never materialised; along with many others.

    Equally - there was no hit of what Nagash, the Verminlord's etc., looked like before we saw the pics.

    I'd expect G.W. to keep big releases like this under wraps for as long as possible, so big pinch of salt for me.

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  12. Could it finally be happening?

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  13. YESSS!!! A NEW WARBOSS CONVERSION FOR MY GREEN TIDE!!! WAAAAAAAGH!!!!

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    1. plan on making Ghazzy look a bit like a mega armored grot eh? cool

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    2. Or the Ghaz model will be used as a Boss meganob or maybe a warboss in mega armour. The giant conversion-to-be may end up being a Ghaz reprisentative (with opponents permission).

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