Sunday, December 16, 2012

Khorne Berzerkerd from DV Chosen

Crazy Dave from No Turtles Allowed here. With the release of the 6th Edition Chaos Codex, I have been jazzed up to redo my World Eaters army. I first became a convert to Chaos back in 3rd edition. This was back with the original Chaos Codex release in 3rd. Before any Chapter Approved articles or any FAQ's. Like most teenage boys, Chaos had the angst and look that proved irresistible.

Back then, we had the awesome plastic Khorne Berzerker set. That set was the Bee's Knees back in early 3rd. My army of 12 years ago was made entirely of those models. Sadly, GW has done nothing to improve or resculpt them since. Sure, we have the Forgeworld Conversion Kit, but for a gamer like myself, I do not like using conversion kits that are readily available to everyone. Therefore, I set about to make my Khorne Berzerkers out of the new Dark Vengeance Chosen models, along with various other bits.

The project have set myself upon, can be done either as cheap or in my case on the more expensive side. It all depends on which bits you choose to use. If you choose to use the heads and arms from the current Berzerker models, you can keep the cost of the conversions very cheap.

  First thing needed is a set of the Dark Vengeance Chosen Models
Next, the heads from the new WFB WoC Skullcrushers
Some Forgeworld Chain Axes
A large assortment of extra CC arms

Now that all the bits have been collected, its time to start on the first model. For this, I chose the Power Axe Chosen model. The one with the bone armor.
Here is a picture of the assorted pieces I used for this Berzerker. In this picture I have already removed the head from the power axe. I have also clipped away the top part of the helmet from the bolt pistol arm.
Using a large drill bit, I then drilled out the bottom part of the helmet. The DV models are made from a harder plastic than normal GW plastics, so be careful. At this point of the conversion I cut myself pretty well due to this fact.
 For the Chain Axe, I attached the head of the FW one to the shaft of the Power Axe. Make sure you pin these together as the resin is very fragile.

Completed Berzerker
Group Shot of some more completed Berzerkers.


  1. Great hobby article. I built my new Khsrn from the Dark Vengeance kit. Note that there are some axes in the Skull Crusher kit.

    1. Even though I have no intention of paying for the chain axe upgrade, I wanted the visual of all chain axes. Also, share some pics Steve

  2. Love the pic of all the accessories in one large pile. I deeply appreciate the chaos before order anytime someone models.

  3. Dave you are out of control this chaos is crazy hot!

    1. Wait until you see the Demon Prince and Blood Thirster :P

  4. Those berserkers rock! I might have to start ordering some more bits.