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Entry Thread. Turning the World to Darkness: Undead Monster

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And the next topic is up! The originator of the theme is the last winner, @Nagash Worshiper

The Theme: Undead Monster

Pretty simple, the challenge is to paint an undead monster, ridden or unridden. The definition of a monster may be blurry, but if someone is unsure, ask me or @Nagash Worshiper about it. Definitely not a human or a horse. Rather not an ogre either. Generally, the bigger and more monstrous, the better! :)

Original models and conversions allowed.

The Prize: The winner earns the glory and a place in the Hall of Infamy thread. The winner also gets to select the theme of the next painting challenge (note that the winner only has a weekend to present the decision, so please be prepared and available).

The Rules:
  • All models entered should not have been painted more than a year ago from the date the entry thread is closed. This will not be enforced but violators will politely be asked to retract their entry.
  • All miniatures presented must have been painted by the entrant.
  • Max one entry per person.
  • Max 3 images per entry (including pictures in collages), of reasonable size.
  • No voting for your own entry.
  • No model can be entered into several challenges.
  • For every started set of 5 entries, each member gets a single vote (for example: with 7 entries everyone would get 2 votes).
  • Open entries and open voting. Everyone can see who painted what.
  • Models can be of any manufacture and conversion, but must fulfil all the criteria of the given theme.
  • If no decision on the next theme is made within a week of the winner announcement, the decision falls to the competition organizer.

The Schedule:
Week 1, Monday: Theme announcement and entry thread created
Week 7, Sunday: Entry thread closed. Voting thread opened.
Week 8, Friday: Voting thread closed. Result announced. Winner asked about next theme.

This thread is now open for people to post their entries. Please state a name of the miniature along with the pictures (ex: Vampire Lord or Countess Squigmachine). The thread closes on the 26th of November at (roughly) 23:59 CET.
 

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Ouuuuh right into my hands. But I have to clarify, does the time limit of 12 months mean completely started the model in that time, or is it ok to have it started before, and finishing now is a valid entry?
 

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In AoS the varghulf and the vampire on abyssal terror are not monsters, but I think they used to be. Do they count for this?
 

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Are Tomb Kings model a go for this? Don't have much VC monster lying around, but if I have the time I could try to get a TK monster painted (crossing finger to have time since I missed the duel challenge).
 

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A monster you say? This sounds right up my alley. Time to start thinking. Let's get lots of entries in for this one :thumbsup:
 
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@Borgnine One question, will we do a Halloween special, maybe parallel to this one? Or no chance for something like that?

I will always remember when we played an RPG session "Halloween Special", using the GURPS system.
In GURPS, you build your character with a certain amount of points, and you can take advantages / disadvantages.
to be a horse was a Disadvantage worth -100 pts.
to be a vampire was an Advantage worth +100 pts.

"the hooves of Count Vlad, resounded in the dark and gloomy night..." xD
 
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@Unas the slayer now that's something worth modelling!

@Theerteen I can always host something, it's not a problem at all - but would we have enough entries to make it entertaining? In 1,5 weeks? I can paint a vampire horse if there's a need.

Do we have any more interested in doing a quick Halloween Special?
 

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Yeah, it's a little short planned, it just popped into my mind. I'd enter something if there would be other participants, but I can live with the consequences if there won't be such a thing to do :tongue:
 

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@Theerteen "I will enter if others will enter" - that's an easy stance to take - and that's both to me and you... ok, we'll then see if there's any kind of interest for it.
 

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xD ok ok, fair play :tongue: I'll enter something if there will be a challenge. Satisfied? God, some people :frown: xD
 

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I am procrastinating on my undead monster by working on my dorf monster, so I could enter for Halloween. Unless that also needs to be undead. Then I'd be hosed.
 
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I think it's about time for someone to post an entry ;)
Converted Dieter Helsnicht, Mortarch of Death, casting the Raise Dead spell while he soar over the battlefield.
More pictures and background can be found in my blog :)

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Looking forward to lots of epic entries of all things considered monsters! ;)
 

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I think it's about time for someone to post an entry ;)
Converted Dieter Helsnicht, Mortarch of Death, casting the Raise Dead spell while he soar over the battlefield.
More pictures and background can be found in my blog :)
Looking forward to lots of epic entries of all things considered monsters! ;)
Weeeeeelllll there goes my entry. I made this 1-2 years before the giant Archaon model was announced. I started painting it for this competition but no more. I can't compete with that, especially being so similar in conversion.


 
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@Adam_Barrow, glad you approve! It is ineed a leftover head from the Fell Beast :)

@Alabaster427, oh no you don't! You just have to enter that epic monstrosity! What do you play it as? What are the odds of two three-headed beasts?! :)

It's not really about winning you know, otherwise I wouldn't even have entered half the stuff I've done in these competitions. There's some seriously skilled painters and modellers on this forum but it shouldn't discourage! Quite the opposite.
Instead of seeing it as a full on competition, these threads are something more. All of us have our own individual blogs were we post our own stuff but here we can all come together, sharing, inspiring. It makes sense, since I wouldn't post my stuff in someone else's blog ;)
These threads are the crossroads were we meet and add our respective hobbies into something more, like a collective.

I hope you manage to paint that monster in time and also that more people manage to add their own stuff :) it's always a blast when the thread fills up with entries!
 

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@Adam_Barrow, glad you approve! It is ineed a leftover head from the Fell Beast :)

@Alabaster427, oh no you don't! You just have to enter that epic monstrosity! What do you play it as? What are the odds of two three-headed beasts?! :)

It's not really about winning you know, otherwise I wouldn't even have entered half the stuff I've done in these competitions. There's some seriously skilled painters and modellers on this forum but it shouldn't discourage! Quite the opposite.
Instead of seeing it as a full on competition, these threads are something more. All of us have our own individual blogs were we post our own stuff but here we can all come together, sharing, inspiring. It makes sense, since I wouldn't post my stuff in someone else's blog ;)
These threads are the crossroads were we meet and add our respective hobbies into something more, like a collective.

I hope you manage to paint that monster in time and also that more people manage to add their own stuff :) it's always a blast when the thread fills up with entries!
I have the vampire lord from the Zombie Dragon as a rider and I run (ran) it as a VL on Abyssal Terror. Now that VL on AT no longer has the Soulblight keyword, there's no reason to run it.

I don't enter these to win; I'm not that good. I wouldn't care if we were both entering the same standard unit, but the cool factor of a conversion is diminished when someone has basically the exact same conversion. Even more so, because I think yours is better than mine. I used a karanak body because it's designed for three heads. The demigryph was a much better choice. No hard feelings though. ;)
 

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@Nagash Worshiper ; What a great model! Love the conversion work for that, and bonus point for it being Dieter too!

@Alabaster427 ; A shame you don't feel like finishing your entry for cause of similar-ness (that's probably a word), but even if not for this challenge, I hope to see it done eventually as it look interesting in it's own right!


As for my entry, just finished it yesterday so tonight I took some pics of it, here it is, my slightly converted Necrosphinx:

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