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Cold Undead

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Feb 12, 2016
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#1
Hey guys. New to the board. Most of my experience playing and painting is with Bretonnia, but I love VC and their models, so I figured I'd start a second army. Here's what I've painted so far:

Master Necromancer:
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Wight King:
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10 Skeletons:
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5 of 60 zombies finished. Waiting to base them until they're all done... Someday:
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And my newest addition, a frostbitten Mourngul. He looks really white in the pictures. In reality, he's more of a pale, bluish grey. Sorry, it was hard to get good pictures for him:
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I was going for a water splash effect, like he was slamming it into the water. Came out ok. Really hard to do...
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Borgnine

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#3
Welcome to the forums then! And a fellow bretonnian! :)

First two posts and already some awesome content! I love your ice-cold color scheme - and the execution is also very good. The colors could use some blending in my humble opinion, but that effect you have there is so stark, I can't not like it :) Especially that Wight King's cape, it looks glorious, all that strong contrast.
Mournghoul is also great, we don't see that model very often. The splash effect is cool - what did you use for it? BTW, that basing with snow and swamp - simple, yet very strong visually, I like it very much. And I impatiently wait for more :)
 
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#4
Thanks man. The basing is pretty fun, but I have to get whole batches painted before I do any so I don't waste the stuff. I use Woodland Scenics' "Realistic Water" for it, with a few drips of Agrax mixed in. For the splash, I played with some hot glue until it looked kinda like water splashing in a forward arc, then glued it onto the base and covered it in the "water" as I did the rest of the base.
 

Sharkbelly

Crypt Horror
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Sep 25, 2007
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#5
Agreed, the color scheme works great!

Dare I say "bone chilling." :)

Really ties the army together nicely.
 
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#7
Great work. Light colors always seem hard to photograph. The Morngul is awesome and I think everything you described was executed well. It really does look like he's splashing the body down into the water. Mixing manufactures looks good, since you've used the best of each brand.
 
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Nov 20, 2008
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#8
Welcome!

These skellies look really great, very crisp and clean color scheme you have got going on right there. I like the layering you have done. you really got a knack for knowing just what color to use for each highlight.
 
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#11
Thanks for the kind words guys. I have been pretty busy, but I managed to get some stuff done. For this post, I only have pics of my Black Coach, but I'll update with a Vampire Lord and Corpse Cart whenever I can get a friggin' second to take some pictures. Besides, the Black Coach is what I'm most proud of right now anyway.

I hate how boring the stock model looks and especially the old skeleton horses, so I looked for ways to convert it. I got the idea for this finished product from google image search results, and I think it might have been pictures from someone on here, so all credit for this idea goes to whoever that may have been (thanks). It was pretty fun to make and paint, hope you enjoy.

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Sorry about the crappy lighting in the pics. What do you think of the model?
 
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#12
Looks good with the spirits added. Yeah the original looks good, but I wish there was a option for some zombie horses.
 
Joined
Dec 24, 2014
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#13
I realy like how the coach is floating! Makes it so much more than just a carriage! Well done! I'm also a fan of your movement trays!
 

Irisado

Ancient Vampire Lord
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#15
That's a fantastic conversion and a wonderful use of colour to give it that ethereal sensation, which fits in with the background about it can gain assorted extras during battle. You've done an incredible job with this model.
 

Borgnine

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#16
Using those spirt horses is a terrific idea - they look great, they replace the dull originals and let you avoid problems with the base being too small ;) The painting is also top notch, that limited pallete really brings out the coldness of the whole piece :)
 
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#17
Wow! I love the coach! Nice use of the Mortis Engine parts! And I really like the blue for ethereals. Hmm... might work with my army colour schemes :)
 
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#18
Hey guys. Long time, no update. I've mostly been painting Bretonnians and assembling/magnetzing models, and I now have 30 skellies painted of my 50 total. Anyway, I do have some newly painted stuff to share, finally.

First up is my Vampire Lord. Can't remember what model he is, maybe Reaper, but I liked the shield a lot.
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Next, here's some spirit hosts I painted up...
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And the grand finale... I magnetized a Mortis Engine/Coven Throne... I figured that I'd probably use the ME more, but the Coven Throne is such an awesome model that I wanted both, so I magnetized them. This is a pretty fiddly set, and it took 30 magnets, some of them in strange places. However, success! The finished product looks great either way (I think), and holds together well.

The base palanquin for both models.
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All the magnetized pieces of the Mortis Engine:
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The Necromancer:
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All the magnetized pieces of the Coven Throne:
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I'm really pleased with these two:
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The vampires, also magnetized. These are such great models:
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Coven Throne assembled:
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Sorry about the dates on the pictures... Let me know what you think!
 

Theerteen

Cheerful Cranium
True Blood
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#19
Ok somehow I missed leaving some words of admiration here, great stuff as far as I can tell! Colors and paintjob look awesome, I always fail at bringing clean style together with matt "realistic" appearance. Veeery nice! If you are interested, your coach or ME would hit the requirements of our current painting challenge ;) we always love to have more entries / competition!
 

Farmer7574

Vampire Count
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#23
@SkinAndBones I may just have to pick up one of those vamp lords, the shield is pretty awesome and your painting has done it justice.

Catchy basing on the spirit hosts, ties them together as a unit nicely. Really nice work and bravo to you mate for getting so much done lately. All beautifully painted too. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.
 

Borgnine

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#25
Wonderfull work here! I love the black ponds on the bases, binds them together and makes for a good contrast with the snow:thumbsup: Remembering how arduous was putting this together with glue, I cannot even imagine working with magnets on this - so even more congratulations from me for managing it! They are all looking great :) Two questions though:
- How are you painting blood on your models? Like those pillow guts on the coven throne, for example?
- Do you have your Bretonnians posted anywhere?
 
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