Monday, 18 September 2017

Vampire Counts: Zombies (Part 3)

Wow - I didn't realise it was March when I last produced anything for this army.

Anyway - in a mad burst of activity, I've blasted through all my remaining Zombies which I'll present in three posts; this one, the remaining models, and the whole lot as a horde.

I've loved working on these models, which was unexpected.

There were two things that put me off:

  1. The sheer quantity of models required to build a Horde; I've not based these in the regular "one per 20mm base" method; I've included a lot of 40mm bases which have either two or three zombies plus a gravestone or two. This looks, I think, quite atmospheric and stretches the number of models out (in this last batch, I've based enough models to represent 47 Zombies using only 33 models).
  2. Looking at the painted examples in the Vampire Counts rulebook, I've never been too taken with them. I always thought they looked a bit "Scooby-Doo", if that makes sense. Cartooney and sanitised for younger players.

So I wasn't really expecting to enjoy the process of churning out (all told) about enough bases to represent 100 models.

I was wrong - I loved it.



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Monday, 4 September 2017

Blood Bowl: Skaven - "Skavenblight Skumbags" (Part 5 - specialists)

The remaining four models pictured below complete the team.

A Blocker, a Stormvermin (a.k.a. a Blitzer) and two Throwers round out the squad nicely:
Stormvermin

Blocker

Throwers
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Blood Bowl: Skaven - "Skavenblight Skumbags" (Part 3 - Gutter Runners)

My Skaven Blood Bowl team continues to grow with the addition of four more models - this time it's a group of Gutter Runners (Catchers).

The team was bought as a boxed set many years ago and the team membership isn't necessarily ideal as it simply consists of what was in the box when they were bought. I haven't yet got the playing experience to determine the best balance of models but four catchers might be less than ideal.

Time will tell.

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Blood Bowl: Skaven - "Skavenblight Skumbags" (Part 4 - More linemen)

As I mentioned in my last post about these guys, the lineup of this team was entirely determined by what happened to be in the boxed set when I bought it. As a result of that I have a total of eight linemen, and these guys are the remainder of them.


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Nurgle Knight Titans - Part 14 (Maniple)

The Knights of Nurgle march forth - it's a good job you can only see them and that the internet doesn't yet (though I believe it's intended for the next release of the iPhone) carry smells!



Muahahahaha!

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Nurgle Knight Titans - Part 13 (Third Knight Finished)

The third and final knight for my Renegade Knight army is complete.

I've built this one once again from an eBay purchase and there were bits missing. The autocannon is missing its mount so is just glued in place and the shield is absent. 

The missile pod on the carapace was entirely built by me as a showcase for how poor my sculpting skills are. Still,  it does the job.


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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Blood Bowl: Skaven - "Skavenblight Skumbags" (Part 2 - Some Linemen)

Finally! This monkey (well, rat) is off my back!

This team has been causing my guilt gland to seep for over 25 years.

I bought them and let them lie for years. When I did get started on them, I got part way through and then let them lie again. Then a few years later I did a bit more and then set them aside again.

When I next looked at them in decided I liked the red and yellow colour scheme but wasn't satisfied with the work I'd done. So they went into the Dettol and there they sat.

But now I have at long last given them the attention they deserve and have taken them to the workbench long enough to actually finish them!
Woohoo!


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