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Joex's Vampire Log

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"Awake O Dead,
for there can be no rest for ye beneath the earth.
Let the splintered bones burrow from the grave pall.
Let cold fingers grip time-worn blades,
and unseeing eyes survey the fields of slaughter.
For your time has come once more.
And the dead shall walk."​

Welcome to my thread... Please, come in and join me for dinner. I can see from the way you dress, you are a man of exquisite...taste...

Thought I'd throw up a log to show off my new army, and to keep me motivated.

Here's my plan on what to paint:


Lord (563):
Vampire - heavy armour, shield, barded mount, Sword of Bloodshed, potion of Strength, Talisman of Preservation, lvl 4, red fury, quickblood – 563

Heroes (259):
Necromancer – Dispel Scroll –90
Wight King – Sword of Swift Slaying, Shield, Skeletal Steed, Barding, ironcurse icon, talisman of endurance - 169


Core (610):

5 Dire Wolves - XX
5 Dire Wolves – XX
35 Skellies – Champion, Standard - 195
30 Skellies –Champion, Standard – 170
29 Skellies - Champion, Standard - 165

Special(51:

13 Black Knights - barding, lances, full command, banner of Swiftness–383 (Still need 1 more box)
Spirit Host - XX
Spirit Host - XX
Spirit Host - XX


Rare(450):

Terrorgheist – XXX
Terrorgheist - XXX

2400
 

Mello

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hmm, the mossy armour on the black knight is especially lovely, what do you use for that, a wash of some sort?
 
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Thanks :D The armour was actually pretty simple. Base of leadbelcher metal (I think that's what it's called? Something like that anyway :redface: )

Wash with watered down black wash (nuln oil?), let it dry. Wash sparingly with pure black wash. Wash sections with pure brown wash (aggrax earthshade?) for slight rust/age, then mix black and brown in a 1:1, and a drop of green (of which I'm using old catachan green). Water it down substantially, and wash over. That gave it the greeny hue.

Hope that's some help :tongue: Surprised someone wants to copy my nooby painting tbh D:
 

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Nice start! And welcome to Carpe Noctem.

Those glowing eyes look really good :thumbsup:

I noticed your spirit host is mounted on a 50x50mm base instead of the normal 40x40mm. Just thought you should know that you might run into problems with that if you ever take your army to a tournament or similar. It is recommended to mount models on a base of the same size that it comes with in a new box.
 
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Mad said:
Nice start! And welcome to Carpe Noctem.

Those glowing eyes look really good :thumbsup:

I noticed your spirit host is mounted on a 50x50mm base instead of the normal 40x40mm. Just thought you should know that you might run into problems with that if you ever take your army to a tournament or similar. It is recommended to mount models on a base of the same size that it comes with in a new box.
Thanks :D Crap, I thought they were normally on 50x50... I'll go change that now :tongue: Thanks for pointing that out :)
 

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Im just a totally rubbish painter, and I'm always looking for advice :)

Yeah, you'll want the base switching. I saw a guy banned because he used 42x42 mm bases for a model, just one!
 
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So with the feedback on the eyes, I'm a little uncertain how to continue. I was gonna go for green. But now I'm actually tempted to stick to the blue, and just neaten it all up a little...

But anyway, thanks for all the kind words guys :D Got another 5 skeletons in the pipeline atm. Also gonna get some forgeworld werewolves ordered for my varghulfs :devil2:
 
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Joex48 said:
So with the feedback on the eyes, I'm a little uncertain how to continue. I was gonna go for green. But now I'm actually tempted to stick to the blue, and just neaten it all up a little...

But anyway, thanks for all the kind words guys :D Got another 5 skeletons in the pipeline atm. Also gonna get some forgeworld werewolves ordered for my varghulfs :devil2:
The blue in my opinion really makes them look cold which I love. They seem more "summoned" with the blue eyes too.:thumbsup: Great job. What color are you using for the eyes?
 

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With the eyes, I am thinking that maybe if you put a really really dilute black wash in, to me although I obviously can't judge through a photo, it seems slightly like they're a tad too bright.

That may just be my personal taste, I'm a very very dark painter, and worse thanyou anyway :)
 

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I'd keep the blue eyes, it really dose ad to that cold look which is quite suitable for VC.

Also, if you'd like some inspiration for glowing eyes I'd suggest taking a look at Bigcannon's army.

EDIT: Hurray, 700 posts ^^
 

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I wasn't suggesting them not being blue, just darker..

you should have seen my reaction when I reached 1000 ^_^

hmm indeed those are some very pretty eyes,bigcannon
 
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So lots of new stuff! Well, not really :/

I've updated my list in the original post, as well as taking the army in a new direction in terms of colour and basing.

Enjoy!

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Thanks man! :)

Yeah, the Dire Wolf is indeed a warg. I had a set of 10 left over from a long distant Moria Goblin army, and didn't want them to go to waste :tongue:
 

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I must say it does look good as one, I plan to do that myself and seeing one painting up as a dire wolf sparks my interest in that even more.
 
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I'm working on another 4 now, so hopefully in a couple of hours you'll get to see how they look ranked up. Then once these are finished, on to another 5 skellies.
 
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Sure thing!

Undercoat black, base-coat black.
Mix black and white in 5:1, heavy drybrush whole model
Mix black and white in 4:1, lighter drybrush on the whole model
Mix black and white in 3:1, very light dryrbush purely on the fur
Then it's just straight mephiston red for the eyes.
Teeth are painted white, then washed with the new devlan mud (aggrax earthshade?), then once it's dry wash with nuln oil.

Incredibly easy unit to paint :tongue:
 
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