Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Night Lords Collection List!

Hey folks!

I've decided to collect all the Night Lords upgrades, models and kits that I could find online (Which consists of a surprising amount of Forgeworld Rhino and Land Raider doors), and figured that a list would be very useful for myself and others. You can buy plenty of these as recasts, but I would advise against doing so for the doors because they're a little bit too small to fit into their respective vehicles. That and recasts tend to be of lesser quality, so avoid them if you can and money isn't a problem. Of course I may very well have to accommodate recasts in the end if even Ebay cannot provide!

So without further ado:

You can easily find the above from recasters, but (Like the original, surprisingly) the area above the Rhino window is very thin and brittle. So if you get a set from Ebay with this problem, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a recast. If none of the pieces fit into the Rhino perfectly however, it's definitely a recast. This video should give you an idea of what the kit should look like on a Rhino.
Night Lords Rhino Doors (Most recent, still out of production though!)
I've only recently bought one of these from Ebay. The rest of his items looked very legitimate and actually fit into Rhino door spaces, so we'll see if I was right when they arrive!

Chaos Night Lords Rhino Doors
I've only seen this on Ebay attached to existing Rhino's, which were entirely basecoated and being sold for 40-ish quid. Not exactly an ideal buy, but it should give you an idea of how rare some sets can be.

Deimos Pattern Rhino Doors
Already bought these from Forgeworld, despite not owning a Deimos Pattern Rhino. 

Chaos Night Lord Land Raider doors
These Chaos kits are probably the oldest Night Lords specific Forgeworld kits there are. They look super cool and you can still find the World Eaters equivalent on Forgeworld here. I really wish I bothered to buy things online back when these bad boys were still kicking about!

Night Lords Land Raider Legion doors (Most recent version as of April 2019)
You can still get these on Forgeworld. Mine are of FAR better quality than the recasts I also got. For a 60 quid kit like the Land Raider, I'd honestly use the plastic doors that come with it before I'd use my recast doors. I just don't trust them!

Night Lords Land Raider Legion doors

Seems like it's a running theme for Rhino and land Raider door kits to have alternate versions for side doors with the same front armour/door.
Night Lords "MK2B" Land Raider Legion doors
According to a Forgeworld 2014 catalogue that I found online, these are the MK2B version of the Land Raider doors found in the image immediately above it. I'm going to assume that it was either a mistake or some kind of "let's sell a set of Rhino doors with the Land Raider front door" scheme to make some extra cash... It doesn't make much sense to me and I'm not actually sure if the Rhino doors even fit the Land Raider! I'm not pushed about this one to be honest, I don't think it even counts as a collectors item if you already have the other two sets.

Night Lords Transfer Sheet
I don't have this, but for the sake of collecting, I really just want one. When I eventually have all of the Rhino and Land Raider door sets, I'll get a chance to use these guys. Or I could just get a Fellblade!

MKII Night Lord shoulderpads
These ones are going to be next to impossible to find. It was also proving pretty impossible to find MKII armoured crusade marines on Ebay because they come in a resealable bag and are always crazy overpriced on Ebay. So after scouring Forgeworld for a bit I found this Apothecary set and this World Eaters Rampager Squad kit that both still contain MKII armour! The Rampager squad is lacking proper MKII helmets however, so I've been eyeing up the Iron Warriors Veteran Heads upgrade set as a replacement source. They aren't perfect, but I could use a bit of green stuff and trim/cut off some detail to recreate the old helmets, which should be a crazy amount of work as long as I keep my sculpting blades sharp.

I've already gotten some MKII Night Lords shoulderpad recasts that I don't reeeeeally want to use on genuine forgeworld resin because a few of the recasts really sucked (lots of obscured detail). it's super cheap stuff though, and as far as balancing cost vs. effectiveness, it's worth it. My problem is that if I'm going to spend hours painting a model, it NEEDS to be the best version of that model to make it worthwhile for me. So I'll probably not use any of my recast resin at all!
MKIII Night Lord shoulderpads
Already bought these from Forgeworld. You should still be able to too at this time of writing.

MKIV Night Lord shoulderpads

Already bought these from Forgeworld. Not much else to say here! I did get a second set new-in-box on Ebay though.

Already bought these from Forgeworld. Honestly, the recast ones I got look almost exactly the same. I was surprised at this. Still got a second new-in-box set when the opportunity arose on Ebay, though it was mainly because it would only cost me a further tenner and I was already getting the shouldpads above and torso's found at the end of this post, so....
Already bought this from Forgeworld in the Sevatar Strike Force. And it looks ace.
Nostramen Chainglaives
Already bought these from Forgeworld. One broke after falling from my desk, making me wonder if the brittleness of recast resin is worse than genuine Forgeworld resin or not. I also have recast ones and they're about the same really. Still should be grand for hacking the emperors lapdogs to bits while counting as chainaxes.

Night Lords Praetor in Terminator Armour
Got this one when he came out. It's a pity that we don't have rules for whatever kind of gun is mounted on his wrist.
Night Lords Praetor with weird-looking jump pack. Yes I was surprised to see this too. It looks like it shouldn't help him with jumping.
Nabbed this really sweet model with an unfortunate alternative head when he came out.
I got him in the Sevatar Strike Force bundle. I'm not sure how he's going to fit into my 40K army, but he'll find a way.
Konrad Curze. It's simple. We become the intergalactic, space-faring batman who strangles people to death with their own intestines.
Still gotta get the head honcho, despite not playing 30K. I can see myself magnetising his heads so that he can double as a Daemon Prince when I do eventually buy him.
Night Lords Leviathan
I got this when it came out. It's huge, deadly, and I love it.
Night Raptors
I actually had three of these guys' bodies already that I got from Ebay years ago, but never used. So now I have the whole set, thanks to Sevatars Strike Force
Night Lords Chaos Dreadnought/Hellbrute
This guy is probably going to set me back about 100 euros when I finally see one again on Ebay. Damn the collecting aspect of this hobby... He's hard to find, even on recast sites. And the weapons aren't compatible with Contemptor, Deredoritodo or Leviathan weapons, but they can use the Mortis autocannon/lascannon still on the Forgeworld site AND should still work with all of your old plastic space marine dreadnoughts! Still, this guy is probably years away from being purchased by me, since I've got so much to paint already as it is and likely won't even see him anytime soon.
Night Lords Hero/Lord
I actually have two of these, one I'm in the process of truescaling and another I bought when Games Workshop was clearing out older model lines for the Chaos Marine range during the Vigilus Ablaze roll-out of new Chaos dudes.

Believe it or not, I have amassed four of these over the course of several years because I'm absolutely certain that they'll be gone soon. I panic-bought two, along with several other kits during the Vigilus clearout/rollout and was kinda proven right when the Iron Warriors upgrade kit, old Dark Apostle, now-old Chaos Space Marine squad kit and metal Chaos Lord went out of stock. Fans of noticing fine detail may see that the sword is completely out of line with its handle.

Night Lords Etched Brass
I don't think people "recast" etched brass from Forgeworld in any form, but I saw two of these going for 15 quid each, and another seller selling one for 70 quid, so nabbed the two cheap ones up quick. I have a bunch of Rhino's, Predators and a Land Raider that I'll be using them on.

Night Lords Terror Squad Torso's
Got these still sealed in their Forgeworld pack on Ebay baby! Luckily for collectors they looks rather silly if you have a squad with duplicates of these. (So every Terror squad have 3/5 guys with  human skin on the right of their chest, 1/5 has skin on the left, and the remainder all have claws on their armours abdomen?) T'would look odd if you had more than ten dudes unless you cut off and rearranged parts. Which I might do if I find another great deal like I did for this one. Of course you could also just cut off the trophies so that they wouldn't make your squad look weird, but then they wouldn't be so scary now would they?

And I think that's juuuuuuuust about every modern(ish) Night Lords related paraphernalia I could find/remember. I thank god that they aren't as popular as the Death Guard/Nurgle or the World Eater/Khorne. I don't think I have it in me to hunt down a Plaguereaper, Plague Hulk or a bunch of those Khorne fortress walls! Here's a list of OOP Forgeworld stuff if you're interested though. I'm not going to bother with dice or badges or paint, because I just don't really care about them nearly as much as I do about the models. If I've missed anything here, please drop a me a comment and I'll add it to the list!

Ave Dominus Nox!


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