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Discussion in 'The Dead Shall Walk......' started by Menkeroth, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Menkeroth

    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Well, actually more of Nepher'Amon, my vampire-lord on zombie dragon, but since he's not yet ready for war, that suffices. So, here's the first my ever undead soldier, a wight king. A lovely model, what to say, which I wanted to buy even as I was still in 40k. Really great model.

    Name: Guidarn the Relentless.

    Occupation: a long dead wight king serving as the chief lieutenant of my vampire-lord

    Known facts: was a king of some human tribe in north of Shyish, namely the Frozen Dale in the Icy Cairn Mountains. He carved a kingdom for himself and became a great ruler, but after his death his sons couldn't agree with his choice of the heir and started an infighting among themselves, which lasted till the armies of Chaos arrived in Shyish. Horde of Bloodbound warriors overran the kingdom and destroyed it, but they didn't manage to break the wards on the king's tomb. Which came in handy when Nepher'Amon, a soulblight vampire-lord, arrived after many centuries in these lands fleeing with remnants of his army from this very Bloodbound host. He reinforced his forces with the long dead warriors of the tribe and broke the seals of the king's cairn. Guidarn appeared as skilled and ruthless a warrior in undeath as he was in life, and led his now undead servants in the final battle with the crazed berzerkers of the Blood God, carving a bloody path through their ranks and beheading their Bloodsecrator with a precisive blow. Eventually the Bloodbound horde was slaughtered to the last, having reinforced afterwards the ranks of the undead army of the vampire. Since that day the king fights at his side with the same efficiency and brutality as he did in his former life.
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    Any comments will be greatly appreciated :)
     
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  2. Irisado

    Irisado Ancient Vampire Lord Staff Member True Blood

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    The lighting makes it a bit hard to see in some of the pictures, but the from facing shot is excellent. I really like the choice of colours and the colour of the crown in particular.
     
  3. Menkeroth

    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Thanks! I like the colors too, while I think black and dark red suit the undead the best - yes, it could be too generic, but I can't help it with them - they make servants of Nagash even more ominous and brooding. As for the crown it was painted gold over black and then blackwashed. Very simple but effective.
     
  4. Irisado

    Irisado Ancient Vampire Lord Staff Member True Blood

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    Red and black is by far my favourite colour combination for Vampire Counts as well. It is very iconic and looks so good. It conveys that impression of dark majesty that Vampire Counts are infamous for.
     
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  5. Menkeroth

    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Ganz genau, likewise that is. I don't doubt that in our future battletomes GW will depict more color schemes, both classic and various new, but in the case of the undead there are few combinations that really work with them. I've seen a unit of black knights painted in bright gold and blue, like it is often with elves or Tzeentch, and while the painting was superb, the scheme didn't fit at all.
     
  6. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Yes, the gold details, black armour and red cloak work really good together. I also like the story you wrote for him, it also gives a good justification to mutiliate some bloodbound miniatures and use them as zombies ;) The idea of setting them on flowers is... interesting - but I think some more toned-down background could help to bring out the qualities of the mini itself.
     
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  7. Menkeroth

    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Indeed. Such a scheme is one of my favorites since 40k, where in similar manner I painted my CSM. With glossy varnish they looked really beautiful, although not undead :D
    Good idea! Why not. Especially considering the fact GW zombies are old and ugly :( and yes, I am writing short biographies for all my heroic miniatures since 40k as well, to flesh them out and make stand out more compared to average warriors.
    You are right, I'm working on this issue, but as of yet the room flowers are the best what is around :D
     
  8. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

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    @Menkeroth I like the scratched blackened armour with the gold and red, kinda reminds me of the black legion chaos marine scheme.
     
  9. Menkeroth

    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Aye, BL legion scheme I like as well, it's beautiful and menacing at the same time. And for undead is iconic, I'd say.
     
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    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    A small update. He does look good in the snow :)
     
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    And only now I realize that instead of shoveling snow today, I should have been photographing my Frsotgrave minis in it! Nice work :)
     
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  12. Menkeroth

    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Thanks ^_^ I found that the natural landscape is the best background for our boys, so will do this from now on. The inspiration for me was, funnily enough, a picture of a trio of arachnarocks somewhere in the grass of somebody's inner yard :D
     
  13. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    I was confused at first, seeing a new post, but without any pictures - only accidentally I found new pictures while scrolling up. He does indeed look better in the snow, those leaves looked a bit too lustrian ;)
     
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    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Well, I guess there can be snow in Lustria :D
     
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    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Several statues, I guess they are from the LotR. Was experimenting with them, not that bad in the end. Partially can certainly fit the theme of Shyish, can't they?
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  16. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

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    @Menkeroth These statues have turned out pretty well, I like the look of the red one on the right especially.
     
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    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Thanks ^_^ must be more accurate and neat, need to keep practice. But otherwise not bad indeed, I like to experiment. Some of them I am planning to use as Shyishan statues, but the general landscape still needs to be thought out.
     
  18. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Yeah, the red statues look as if they are made out of blood - that's both incredibly metal and quite fitting for a realm of death too!
     
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    Menkeroth A Knight of Blood

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    Thanks, that was intentional, and though not the best result, quite decent to keep experimenting :) I am also working on the black knights and since I've acquired the paint set from "Revell" which includes pigments for rust, that will come in handy for the riders :)
     

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