A World of Warcraft fan paid homage to the upcoming classic version of the Wrath of the Lich King by creating a transformed Arthas model using figures from Warhammer 40,000. The smart World of Warcraft model was created by combining several Warhammer 40,000 models to create a Lich King in the image of a Chaos Space Marine.
The custom Arthas model was created by the Redditor Fizzlethewizzle. Besides being a big fan of World of Warcraft, Fizzlethewizzle is also an active member of the Warhammer 40,000 community. He collected and painted many incredible miniatures for his desktop armies, including several for the forces of Chaos Space Marines in an ice theme.
The resentful Lich King Arthas was created to lead the same army. The miniature, hand-painted, used Abaddon the Ravager as the base miniature. In addition to their obvious physical similarities — from intimidating blades to impressive armor — both characters became champions of the forces of evil, which made Abaddon an ideal choice for the base. Even better, Fizzlethewizzle has finished an incredible model just in time for the Wrath of the Lich King Classic, which will be released in a few weeks.
My view on Arthas (warhammer transformation) in honor of the celebration of VOTLK! wow
None of the parts of the custom Lich King model were 3D printed – Fizzlethewizzle combined existing elements from official Warhammer 40,000 models to create it. Pieces of Scinari Loreseeker and Sylvaneth, as well as horns from the Citadel skull crate — along with the abundant use of clay to sculpt the greenery—helped create his helmet and head, while other pointed elements from Morgast helped turn Abaddon’s sword into an Icy Sorrow.
Fans of World of Warcraft and Warhammer 40,000 on Reddit were amazed by the work of Fizzlethewizzle. Fans showered them with compliments, impressed by their work, and tried to identify the details they used to create the kitbash. Many combined quotes from the Lich King and Abaddon together or wondered which of the two of them would win in battle. One fan even noticed a deeper connection between them – the DOTA character, who is also called Abaddon, originally used the Arthas model when it was just a Warcraft 3 map.
The Wrath of the Lich King Classic is currently in preparation for a return to World of Warcraft. Over the next few weeks, players of the world in Warcraft can participate in the events of “Zombie Plague” and “Invasion of the Scourge” before the release of the Wrath of the Lich King Classic at the end of September. It’s a good thing the Lich King didn’t have access to the plague Paratroopers’ technology, otherwise the zombie plague would have become even more notorious than it is now.
World of Warcraft is available on PC. The Wrath of the Lich King Classic will go on sale on September 26.