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Raven Torrid

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
400
Croatia
Hey all, my first post here. Been lurking around for a while, now finally decided to post some of my own stuff. Prefer converting over painting, so mostly going to post those...but hoping to start painting soonish as well.

So, here they are, for start:

Grave Guard Senechal

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Ghoul King


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Cairn Wraith


Scythe looks bigger on photos than in reality (although it is quite large)...matter of perspective.

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In preparation: Lord on Abyssal Terror, custom Hexwraiths, Ogre zombies, maybe painting some zombies (painted maybe 10 minis ever, they'll be good for practicing...painting fodder :P).
 

Santawraith

Master Liche
True Blood
Jun 6, 2010
7,453
Wyoming
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones

Those are some great looking conversions! Keep it up! I can't wait to see more from you. By the way, what scythe did you use for the cairn wraith?
 

Raven Torrid

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
400
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones

Thanks! :)


Santawraith said:
By the way, what scythe did you use for the cairn wraith?

Carved it myself out of some plasticard-ish sheet. ;)


Here's one I made a looong time ago (before starting with VC), just for fun...it's Death of Rats from Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
Guess he could count as another wraith, with the proper base that is...Skaven would be scared silly. :P


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Raven Torrid

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
400
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones

Abyssal Terror

Have had this in mind for some time, and I'm so happy it's finally done! :happy:
Well, technically there are still a few things to be done (some greenstuffing & improving) including the Lord, but this is basically it. It's in a usable state.
As you can see, I'm a tad megalomanic, but I can't help it. :tongue: Yeah, every living (or dead) thing on the table will be able to see it in the shooting phase, but I don't mind.

Some technicalities:

Bits used: Trygon body & Zombie Dragon head + wings
Wing span: approximately 12"
Base used: 60x100 mm monster base (HPA, Screaming Bell...)

Waited for my magnets to arrive (they did today) to do the wings, but they were too heavy in the end, so they got pinned.
The tail is magnetized tho, so I can exchange it for other versions. The wings can be repositioned to a bit more open position, wider span.
Was hoping to make it possible to turn them reversly as well (similar to Terrorgheist), but without the magnets it ain't possible. Oh well.

So, here are the pics, C&C are welcome! ;)

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A few size comparisons:

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And some details:

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:cheers:
 

Johnny-Crass

Vampire Ancient
True Blood
Jan 25, 2012
6,633
California
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 13.04. - Abyssal Terror

Holy :swear:ing :swear: that is the coolest :swear: thing I have EVER seen. EVER... Coolest conversion. Have some rep!
 

Raven Torrid

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
400
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 13.04. - Abyssal Terror

Thank you very much! =D

It will be a good centrepiece, don't think I can top it with anything. :P

Next are the Hexwraiths, quite a bit of greenstuffing intended, kinda lazy about that...so gonna finish up some zombies in the meantime.
 

Santawraith

Master Liche
True Blood
Jun 6, 2010
7,453
Wyoming
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 13.04. - Abyssal Terror

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I agree with Johnny. That has to be the coolest frakin abyssal terror EVER! The size comparisons, well...I just about made a mess in my pants. :perv:
 

SirKoozzi

Skeleton
Jul 15, 2011
60
Gdynia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 13.04. - Abyssal Terror

Great converting of abysal terror... :thumbsup:
I just will try fit it to smaler base. Like for vargulf.
 

benvoliothefirst

Grave Guard
Nov 22, 2011
278
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 13.04. - Abyssal Terror

Consider your idea admired and promptly copied... I've often thought that Tyranid models would make great conversion bits for vampire counts, and now I feel justified. Superb work!
 

Kassill

Grave Guard
Sep 28, 2011
221
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 13.04. - Abyssal Terror

Holy crap! That is exactly what I needed to see to wake me up this morning! Sipping coffee before school and work while browsing Carpe Noctem, then bam! That awesome monstrosity! Almost got coffee on my screen!

Looking forward to seeing paint on him! :konrad:
 

tinfish

Skeleton
Apr 12, 2012
80
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 13.04. - Abyssal Terror

Very impressive, would certainly like to have one myself, perhaps one day :D
 

Raven Torrid

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
400
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 13.04. - Abyssal Terror

Thanks all, from the heart. =) I kinda neglected Warhammer in the past few months, but since I started posting here, all the comments and feedback is just inspiring me to do more!

So, here are some skellies and zombies I've been making and finishing these days:


Bretonnian skeletons:

First from the left was intended as a skeleton, but I think I'll be using him as a wraith as well.
Second from the right I like to call "The Sworn Lumberjack". :P

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Zombie Scarecrow (unit filler):

He'll be surrounded with pumpkins, once I make or get some. Getting the "hay" (originally brush bristles) in place was a major hassle. :mad2:

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Bretonnian zombies:

First from the right: The Blind Wanderer
Second from the right: The Enforcer
Magnetized banner.

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Corpse Cart zombies:

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Empire/pirate zombies (props to my brother for these :)):

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Next up: Ogre zombies!
 

Raven Torrid

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
400
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 17.04. - Skellies & Zombies

Here are the Ogre zombies I've been working on in the past few days.

Spilt some blood for my VC in the process, how appropriate. :konrad:

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The Unstoppable Cleaver

He just keeps going...the poor peasant tried to stop him, but got carried away, literally.
Lots of pinning and repositioning, was fun making it. Need to green stuff some cloth/bandage around the wrist and the cleaver and he's done.

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The Boxer

Axe in the back, knife in the shoulder, some bullet holes and a crack in the skull.

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Santawraith

Master Liche
True Blood
Jun 6, 2010
7,453
Wyoming
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 20.04. - Ogre zombies

The zombie ogres are coming along nicely I should be finishing my last one too but have been lazy yours are very inspiring though. I love the battle damage you have added to them.
 

Raven Torrid

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
400
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 20.04. - Ogre zombies

Mostly done with my Hexwraith mounts, at last. Don't fancy the skeletal mounts very much, so decided to make mine, which will be painted etheral. The marauder horses look just perfect. The idea is that the Hexwraiths are moving and jumping through the plane of imprisoned souls, materialising as they enter the mortal plane. Partially materialised, they have an etheral tail filled with screaming souls.

Done in a few steps:

1) Copper wire attached to a horse, and bent to a satisfying shape
2) Wire removed from horse, wrapped with aluminium foil, covered with fimo polymer clay, and baked in an oven
3) The whole thing then pinned and glued to the horse
3) Fimo covered with green stuff

The fimo and foil are very handy as they save up a lot of more expensive puttys, and are perfect for the making of the basic shape.

I'm not much of a modeller, so was mostly improvising, and learning in the process.
Think they'll be a nice addition to the army, and a cool sight on the table, once they are painted.

Now only waiting form my Hex/BK box to arrive so I can add the wraiths. Can't wait!

Here are the pics, C&C welcome. ;)


This is the champion, Hellwraith:

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And here are the rest:


1)

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2)

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3)

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4)

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Seneschal

Liche
True Blood
May 15, 2008
5,520
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 26.04. - Hexwraith mounts

...blood....blood....

...

...blood...

(ahem)

Sorry about that.
Excellent work with the Abyssal Terror! I've seen that tyranid kit meshed with the torso of a necrosphinx to make a heirotitan and it was quite the sight.
Love the steeds, too. When those things are fully painted, I'm sure they will be one of the best looking cav units anyone has seen. I just realized you put faces in the mist which they are coming from. Very nice touch!
This may sound strange but I like your zombies and skellies the best. The positioning of their hands gives them a great deal of character.
I'm looking forward to seeing more.
 

Daoshi

Grave Guard
Mar 27, 2012
207
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 26.04. - Hexwraith mounts

That AT !!! Wow... completely speechless. I know I have some random Nids lying around, so now I am going to have a good search through them to see what I can use !

Skeletal steed #3 is so hot :happy:
 

Antipodean

Zombie
Sep 27, 2011
16
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 26.04. - Hexwraith mounts

Those hexwraith mounts are amazing! Nice work on the abyssal terror too. Looks like you have a lot of fun in the conversion corner.
 

Raven Torrid

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
400
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 26.04. - Hexwraith mounts

Thanks for the kind words everyone, glad you like 'em. =)


Seneschal said:
This may sound strange but I like your zombies and skellies the best. The positioning of their hands gives them a great deal of character.

Hehe, aye. Adding different army bits also adds a great deal of fun to the process and character to the final product. Much more fun than assembling default zombies, so think I'm gonna continue in this direction. ;)


lillilllliililllil said:
Skeletal steed #3 is so hot :happy:

He seems to be the favourite of many, think I got a bit lucky when working on him. :tongue:


Antipodean said:
Looks like you have a lot of fun in the conversion corner.

Indeed I do, and that's why I love this game so much - with all the minis and bits out there you can just let your imagination run wild and combine them to a great extent! :happy:


Next up is a mounted Vampire Lord, but still need to acquire some bits in order to finish him. *impatience* :vampire3:
 

Raizi

Vampire Thrall
Oct 16, 2011
999
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 26.04. - Hexwraith mounts

I have to add my voice to the chorus already praising your Abyssal Terror conversion.

That's simply amazing work. Can't wait to see some paint put on top of it. I'll be following this one for sure. :thumbsup:
 

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