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Tale of 25 gamers - my plog

Discussion in 'The Tale of X Gamers' started by Skaramak von Carstein, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    OK - my minis have arrived, but I will be away for a week from tomorrow, so will not be able to get started until then. Ho Hum - first (pre-start) pics will be posted then.

    Not the roaring start I had hoped for, but that' life I suppose!
     
  2. Boo

    Boo Vampire Lord True Blood

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    :siren: Thread moved to The Tale of X Gamers:siren:

    Yes, a start is always a start! What is your goal? How many minis will you paint in total? :)
     
  3. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    Thanks, Boo

    My target is Malak's Legion of Death from Mantic, which is:

    Malak, Vampire Lord on Pegasus
    Revenant King
    Necromancer Lord
    Female Necromancer
    Undead Standard Bearer
    Revenant Knights (5 Cavalry Figures with Command Group)
    2 x Undead Skeleton Regiment (40 Figures with Command Group)
    2 x Undead Revenant Regiment (40 Figures with Command Group)
    2 x Undead Ghoul Troops (20 Figures)
    2 x Balefire Catapult with Crew
    1 x Undead Wraith set (5 Figures)

    That will be 109 infantry, 5 cavalry, 1 war machine/crew & a vampire on pegasus.

    I will also try to do the Mantic Undead Warhost:

    1 x Undead Skeleton Regiment (20 Figures with Command Group)
    1 x Undead Revenant Regiment (20 Figures with Command Group)
    1 x Undead Ghoul Troops (10 Figures)
    1 x Balefire Catapult with Crew

    If I manage these too, that will be 159 infantry, 5 cavalry, 2 war machines/crew & a vampire on pegasus.
     
  4. Disciple of Nagash

    Disciple of Nagash The Perverted One Staff Member TVC II GM

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    Great to see you Skaramak, it's been a while. Wish you could get on here more! Anyway if you do all them I will be really impressed. xD
     
  5. Angel

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    Wow, that's a huge amount of miniatures, I hope that you can make it 'cause it will be awesome the seem them all finished.
     
  6. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    It will be a bit os a slow start, as just back from holiday, but I am still hopeful that I can make it
     
  7. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    Thanks DoN - I am trying to get on more often. Maybe between the new edition and the ToXG, I can make more time xD

     
  8. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    OK - here we go with the first (and easiest) of the pics - the before ones:

    ai175.photobucket.com_albums_w123_skaramak_Tale_20of_20X_20Gamers_20100731_Beforewego001.jpg

    You can just see the bonus box in the left corner of this one:

    ai175.photobucket.com_albums_w123_skaramak_Tale_20of_20X_20Gamers_20100731_Beforewego002.jpg

    And this is the three Warhosts:

    ai175.photobucket.com_albums_w123_skaramak_Tale_20of_20X_20Gamers_20100731_Beforewego003.jpg

    And now the work begins ....
     
  9. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Ahhh yes the real work. Looks like your all set for cleaning and assembly. Good luck and look forward to seeing more of them assembled. I got mine in the mail the other day and havent looked at them since. Im still assembeling too, and I must say the mantic figures look better in person so detailed/
     
  10. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    OK -some progress made. 10 skeletons and 10 ghouls assembled. Also trimmed/tidied the first of the Balefires and dry/assembled it.

    Now, if I can get my PC and camera to agree to talk to each other, I can post progress update 1
     
  11. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    communication is the key to any realtionship I hope your camara and computer can work out there diffrences.
     
  12. Malochai

    Malochai Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Hahaha :L I hope they don't have a full-blown domestic, that would be terrible. I applaud you, that's a huge undertaking, and I envy you for your Mantic models :( I'm interested, especially, in seeing the ghouls and vamp on pegasus. Hope you do finish them all, that would be mint. :)

    Malochai
     
  13. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    Thanks.

    A slow start, but now have my eye in on them, so should speed up some from here.
     
  14. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    Update - 30 ghould assembled - I really like the poses on these, I have to say. You get a real feeling of a swarm of ghouls pouring forward

    Pics hopefully to follow.
     
  15. Malochai

    Malochai Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Are you going to be doing the Vamp on Pegasus soon? Just wondering, because I'm interested to see how it turns out. Not trying to influence your schedule at all.

    Malochai
     
  16. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    I was taking a breath on this one. I am busy much of this coming weekend, but it is calling to me (I suspect a spell of some sort :vampire3:)

    I will bring it forward, as I am curious on it too.
     
  17. Malochai

    Malochai Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Fair enough. And of course it's calling to you, some vampire's have that innate ability to draw people to them :tongue: I say do what it wants you to :D
     
  18. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    Unpacked it, and it looks very nice. Seems to fit together fairly cleanly, but wings will definitely need pinning, which will slow things down.

    I have also started putting together the Revenants (20 in progress). Mulling & tinkering with weapon options, but sword/shield is looking the nicest across the board.

    I will keep you updated
     
  19. Malochai

    Malochai Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Well, I'm interested in seeing what they look like, because I may get some, but I would like to see how they rank up with GW ones first, and what they look like themselves. So any updates and pics are appreciated.
     
  20. Disciple of Nagash

    Disciple of Nagash The Perverted One Staff Member TVC II GM

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    Great to see you making progress Skaramak. I think you have the same issue as me with work and family etc. This tale is actually getting me painting though!

    I'm looking forward to painting my mantic skellies, look forward to seeing how you far with them. Hurry up with those pics!
     
  21. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    Thans, DoN. Hopefully, I will get a chance tomorrow.
     
  22. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    First WIP pics. Not as much progress as I might have hoped (an sorry, Malochai, not had a chance to start pinning the vamp for you), but things are coming together (literally :lol:).

    Ghoul pack

    Skeletons

    Revanants

    Photo's are not the best, but at least the PC/camera are talking.
     
  23. Disciple of Nagash

    Disciple of Nagash The Perverted One Staff Member TVC II GM

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    Actually even though the ghouls are the same poses pretty much, they still look great when grouped together. Have you got round to painting yet?
     
  24. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    Not yet, DON.
    We were away for a LRP event over the last 5 days, back yesterday and away again today for an Iaido seminar till the middle of next week.

    Hope to get to it when back.
     
  25. Skaramak von Carstein

    Skaramak von Carstein Vampire Count True Blood

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    OK - now back, and have been finishing the assembly of the last few skeletons & Revenants from the first batch. I have yet to stat painting, but I am now up to 70 fully assembled.

    So, just 106 to go, including the biggies....
     

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