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I'm looking into a Daemon army as the only game store around me plays a lot of fantasy as well as 40k. I've worked out the base issue and I want to play Tzeentch/Nurgle but I have issues to metal models. I was wondering if anyone has tips/suggestions on:

a) the painting issue, I don't have any issue with price of metal models it's just as I'm painting them no matter how I try holding it the paint gets just a little worn off and it looks chipped.

b) any idea's on alternate models that could be easily(less than an hour each) converted to PB's

P.S. any explanation on why in the second wave the plague bearers are still metal?
 

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Seeing as nobody knows the inner machinations of the GW leaders, my best bet is that Plaguebearers are the last of the lesser Daemons to be updated simply because they do one at a time and Papa Nurgle just got unlucky. Horrors just came out in plastic this year whereas Tzeentch and Khorne had already been out
 

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You could convert zombies or crypt ghouls from the vampire counts range into plague bearers pretty easily, Im pretty sure their plastic but I honestly dont know anything about fantasy.
 

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well about the chipping, i find that with models, but the best thing you can do is paint the model fully if there is any chips just paint over them again.

To prevent chipping i use Vallejo Matt Varnish, it makes your models slightly shiny but its brilliant at preventing chips.
It proved it really works because the other day i knocked my Lucius the Eternal of my shelf, which hit my computer desk, then my old computer before hitting the floor, check it and no chips what so ever.
plus you can paint over Vallejo Matt Varnish as well

As for alternatives, whats been suggested by the poster above me would work
 

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Thank you, I will pick up some varnish just for general use and look into those alternatives. And as far as them being metal, I didn't know that they did it in steps, I took a break for like a year and when I came back I was like cool, plastic Daemons.
 
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