Thursday, August 11, 2011

dirty dirty armour!

so, what do you think of progress so far on the vamps! i spent a quite a bit of time wet blend/mixing brown green and boltgun onto these models to get a nice dirty armour look

and plenty of red cloth for all!

eventually they will go dipping in some dark wash to bring out the inner skeleton in them :D

and after thats done, its a case of highlights, and snow basing.

oh and another 39 skeletons, 2 vampires, 18 grave guard, 1 cairn wraith, 1 wight king, and 10 fell bats...  fun times :D

Oh and i still need that 5th member for the knights, the vamps horsie is a good stand in for now (magnets between the mounts wewt!)

future "i want" things for this army include, the old metal zombie dragon (he looks cooler than the new or special character ones, or i might make a custom one, i remember seeing a fully bone dragon in an old white dwarf, see if i can dig it out)

more grave guard!  thats a must,  and more skeletons with lovely coffin shields.

no zombies though. i dont care if i can make em free, im a skelly man.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

im not following the latest wd trends honest!

"where are you, and why havent you been posting pics of beserker goodness" i hear you yell in silent frustration,

well.... err yeah i havent been doing any modeling recently ><  mostly because ive been at work (40 hours of work in a week! eek!) and when i come home all tired i begin to distract myself with all things video gamey, damn that other addictive passion of mine that can be done from the comfort of a couch.

but low and behold i have done some!  modeling!  today!

now i know it doesn't look like much but there was a lots of TLC needed for these models to before priming, swapping weapons and attaching shields, pinning the odd torso and legs together to make em stay together, etc etc, i am sure you've all done that before

alas these models arent for khorne, but another bloody cult!  vampire counts! wewt wewt!  countaining the very best in skeletons and vampires, i have dug out my old collection assembled them and given them a primer, so lots of lovely painting to come i hope!   or i will probably burn myself out on the skeletons and move onto one of my other armies that lay waiting half finished, etc....

some lovely models there though, a skeleton Pegasus i found on eBay (it has a rider that's just ugly tho, so hes gone to the bitzbox) the limited edition vampire standard bearer,  some old vampires and wights, oh and 4 black knights.... yes 4 ! when 5 is the minimum unit size ><   to the shops!

anyway i am eying up my other boxes of rhinos and the primed beserkers, so hopefully they wont stay in limbo for long!  also still waiting on magnets for the termies
but i have a week!  sort of, to get some progress, finally my time at the castle will be over soon and onto new and nicer careers that don't demand such random shift patterns that mess with me.

(oh an ill be off to turkey for a holiday soon too :D)