1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Please welcome Irisado and Borgnine to the Moderation team! They have proved themselves invaluable for the past few years and now they may make their efforts to make this forum a great place direct!
  3. The General's handbook has been updated, what fun awaits the undying hordes?

Vampires restarted

Discussion in 'The Dead Shall Walk......' started by logan054, May 17, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    Well finally I am going to finish my Vampire counts off, first off is the list I will be using, updates wont be that fast as I am working on 3 armies at the same times for warhammer (WoC revamp, finish my Dark elves and these guys) plus working to many days a week.

    Basic theme of the list is going to be Lahiman and taking the idea of vampires who control the creatures of the night, rather than direwolves I am thinking of using Fenrisian wolves.

    Model wise I just need to get a vampire (or redo the one of the ones I have), some extra zombies (actually not sure how many I need, I have 50 of the mantic ones, is extra 60 enough?), the direwolves and the werewolf pack.

    Lords

    Countess Aleera Jinette
    Vampire Lord
    - lvl3 Sorcerer
    - Armour of Destiny
    - Sword of Anti-Heroes
    - Quick Blood
    - Red Fury
    Total 450pts s


    Heroes

    Countess Verona Jinette
    Vampire
    - lvl 1 sorcerer
    - Additional Hand weapon
    - Talismans of Preservation
    - Quick Blood
    Total 183pts


    Troops

    5 Direwolves
    Total 40pts

    5 Direwolves
    Total 40pts

    30 Skeleton Warriors
    - Fullcommand
    Total 180pts

    Crazed Villagers
    30 Ghouls
    Total 300pts


    Special

    Cursed Teutogen Guard
    27 Gave Guard
    - Fullcommand
    - Great weapons
    - Banner of the Barrows
    Total 404pts


    Rare

    Enslaved Skin Wolf
    Varghulf
    Total 175pts

    Terrorgheist
    Total 225pts



    Vampire

    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_VampireLord_1.jpg
    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_VampireLord2.jpg

    So basically this is going to be my general, I still have some work to do on her and I'm not 100% sure about the skirt color. I also need to find another vampire model. I'm thinking I will either bitz ordering one of the plastic vampires from the throne kit and then converting her to be on foot or just get hold of one the heads and use it with the avatars of war vampire, any suggestions?

    Grave Guard

    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_GraveGuard_1.jpg

    Well this is still really early work, not sure if I will be able to make all 29 like this, it really depends if I can find some more on ebay, I might have to get a box of greatswords and mix and match them abit (hopefully not). I wanted something which I hadn't seen before, any suggestions?

    Next thing I need to do is decide on a new base for my Varghulf, I'm looking at getting a Resin base because frankly the current one looks a little lame
     
  2. Johnny-Crass

    Johnny-Crass Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Messages:
    6,651
    Like the use of the FW Corpse guy in the Blood Letter hand:thumbsup:
     
  3. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,487
    Nice too see ya again looking forward to seeing your beautiful artwork again
     
  4. desfer

    desfer Necromancer

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    812
    Hey Logan! long time no see. Good to see that u're back, painting Vampires. I say go with the AoW female vampire. It is a great model and a joy to paint. Can't wait to see more xD
     
  5. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    Hah thanks guys :)

    @ Desfer - Yeah, thats what I am thinking, I just hate the head on the model, will see what I can find on ebay :)
     
  6. Nikos

    Nikos Vampire Count True Blood

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,129
    Love the vampire, very dynamic. I have a coven throne vamp going spare if you want one!
     
  7. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,487
    That might work well adding one of the coven girls head's to her.

    So logan are you intrested in entering the monthly challenge in dying to help this month's it's for vampiress
     
  8. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    Thanks!

    That would be excellent, is it the main one?

    Well I been thinking either use the whole upper torso or just making a new skirt from greenstuff, I do like the AoW model but I didn't really get on painting the face, it just lacked detail, I think this is because it was one of the earlier models.

    Oh really, i might well do that, I need to do something with the skirt, I don't think it works atm :(
     
  9. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,487
    I have seen people use dark eldar legs in place of the skirt if that helps any.
     
  10. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    Well I wanted to keep the look of the model, I have a good idea of what I want to do and I think she will look pretty epic with some chaos warrior additional hand weapons :) I also need to get myself a load of chaos warrior halberds for my grave guard to use as the great weapons, I have a cunning plan :D
     
  11. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,487
    Nice

    If you remember right I have alot of the older older wight's that are very chaos looking so chaos themed undead are some of my favorite's .

    Looking forward to seeing what ya do with your lovely lady.
     
  12. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    Actually I do, I did like the older models, what I really want to go for is a corrupted Middelheim look, I have also been wondering how well the Mantic zombies will mesh with the empire swordsmen, I think it could create some very interesting looking models (would only be the front rank or two.

    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_VampireLord3.jpg
    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_VampireLord4.jpg
    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_VampireLord5.jpg
    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_VampireLord6.jpg
     
  13. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,487
    They are a bit smaller but I have not tried meshing them yet. I might now though that you mention it at least one just for fun.

    Corrupt Middenhiem eh that sounds great
     
  14. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    Hmm, I might have to see if I can get my hands one one or two just to experiment, might even have some old empire laying about still :D

    I think the theme works with the wolf idea, I'm sure they must have some werewolves lurking up that way ;) still not sure what werewolves to use, skin wolves or try and find some decent Rackham ones, I have vargar but I don't recall all the many looking that amazing apart for him :(
     
  15. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,487
    If you need more generic ones reaper has some that fit well as you seen in my plog there is only like three pose's though though they do have some undead werewolves too.
     
  16. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    I don't really like the undead looking ones, I think what ruins the wolfen models is some of the heads seem very strange, Vargar is perfect, why didn't they make more like him :(
     
  17. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,487
    It was but a suggestion I kinda like them, but they also fit part of a back story too.

    So much is about preference, Ever think of converting some of your own? I have seen some pretty cool werewolf conversions before.
     
  18. Nikos

    Nikos Vampire Count True Blood

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,129
    Pick which one you want and send me a pm. I'm not feeling the vamps at the mo and I would rather see you do something cool with her.
     
  19. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    Well I did have a look on the site because of the suggestion and see what they had, nothing wrong with the models per say, just I don't think they work with the them I'm going with or with existing model I have in my army.

    I have thought about it, not sure I have the converting skills to be honest, I would have to have a look around the need and see what would make a good start for the model and see if I feel I can do it. I do like the skin wolves, I dunno if they will look right with Varghar is the problem.

    Ok great stuff, I will send you a PM in a sec :)
     
  20. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    I'm looking for a few suggestions as to what to do about the grave guard, currently I have 16 teutogen guard and a old empire Hero I was planning on using as the unit champion (old full plate, helmet, point and halberd), looking about the net I am starting to think unless I'm willing to pay an arm and leg for another 10 teutogen guard (which I could probably buy 3 boxes of grave guard :( ) I need to find some models that I can easily convert into teutogen guard which won't look out of place with the rest of the unit. Its that or just find something else entirely to use and convert.
     
  21. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,487
    I know a tutorial on this I work tonight but I'll find it tommarrow. I want to say They used chaos warrior bits and space wolves
     
  22. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    That's good, cheers, had a look on eBay, only ones I could find are £62 + £9 postage, arg, I did see someone had converted some from Ricos pikemen, that's still £31 from gw. Doesn't look like a massive amount of work, just add some wolf bits and get a bunch of chaos warrior halberds. I did some work on the test one last night, sculpted some hands, changed the head and tried out the chaos halberds, it looks much better (will post pictures when I finally get home from work). Other option is I make a unit filler and try and get 4/5 guys instead.
     
  23. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    Well is the slight reworked version of the graveguard.

    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_GraveGuard2_1.jpg
    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_GraveGuard3_1.jpg
     
  24. logan054

    logan054 Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,503
    Just did a quick test paintjob last night so I could see how I would paint the unit

    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_GraveGuard5.jpg
    ai289.photobucket.com_albums_ll219_Logoan054_Vampire_20Counts_GraveGuard4.jpg
     
  25. Santawraith

    Santawraith Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,487
    Nice logan he is really looking good, glad you found a way of doing them. LOoking forward to seeing the entire unit.

    how did you get the blue effect on that ax.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page