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Loki Ragnarok

Skeleton
Sep 10, 2021
56
I'm working on my new Vampire Lord. The lovely pink nails are sadly not mine (my girlfriend was friendly enough to hold the mini while I used her phone to take the picture :D ).View attachment 61729
Lovely. Simple and incredibly well executed, well done.

So sad that this model is so large than I can't bring myself to use him in my 9th age army. He would simply look silly next to my puny skellies and zombies. Even the vampire woman only barely fit, after cutting off her high heels, a few mm of thigh and a lot of hair.
 
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Master Necromancer
True Blood
Sep 23, 2009
2,739
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Working on a revised color scheme for my ossiarchs, & my undead in general. Something with a few more colors than my previous 'green and green alone' stuff.

I'm getting close to something I like, but maybe not fast enough to still finish a whole unit for the current 'TTWTD' round. We'll see.

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I've also got a new painting table/work bench set up. The sort that is normally intended for like a garage and was a massive pain to haul up 3 flights of stairs by myself.

I love it.
 

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Master Necromancer
True Blood
Sep 23, 2009
2,739
Awesome setup! How does the ring light work for you?

Pretty well, actually. At least so far. It's not the sturdiest thing, there are a lot higher quality versions of the same product out there. But it does its job - a lot of light, and spread around so you can see into the nooks and crannies where you might have missed a spot. The airbrush vent hood has similar LEDs lining the inside rim of its opening, and sometimes I stack the ring light on that for even more light.

The table has a power strip in front, which has already proved convenient for plugging a blow dryer in. I can't believe I used to sit and wait for paint to dry like a cave man.
 

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Master Necromancer
True Blood
Sep 23, 2009
2,739
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Progress continues, with models clustered according to what bits need worked on, a consequence of these having been test models with different dudes having different parts of the final scheme done and different parts needing to be re-done.

Haven't even started the champion & banner, so still iffy on whether I'll finish in time.
 

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Master Necromancer
True Blood
Sep 23, 2009
2,739
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Test models for the new OBR color scheme are pretty much done. Just one week left to finish up the unit command for ttwtd, though I suppose I could submit these without the command if I run out of time.

I'm pretty happy with how these have turned out. It's nice to be officially out of my 'green and green alone' phase, and while I've kept some of the ghostly greens in the cloth bits especially - if nothing else as an excuse not to keep my current paint scheme for nighthaunt - I do like bringing in some purple and gold especially, colors I've always associated with Nagash.

More pics here
 
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Master Necromancer
True Blood
Sep 23, 2009
2,739
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Unit command done for the morteks. I'm mostly very happy with the new color scheme, but I'm starting to doubt myself on the gemstones.

The necron green looks nice, and I love it in the eyes, but with the overall brighter colors of the new scheme maybe it's a bit much in the gems? Maybe I should have left those lore-accurate black to better contrast their gold or bone white fittings? Thoughts?

My room mate says they're good as is and I'm just over-thinking it...

EDIT: Here's a photoshop of the same unit command but with black gems. Is this better than the green, or is my roommate right?

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Raven Torrid

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Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
577
Croatia
Love how they turned out! I prefer the green gems, think it's a nice spot colour and that it connects well with the same colour on the eyes. Also the vibrant colours give me a kind of 80'-90' cartoons feel, and that's always a plus in my book.
 

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Master Necromancer
True Blood
Sep 23, 2009
2,739
I've got a huge list of stuff to work on for the new year.

AoS/Warcry/Underworlds: I want to get playable OBR forces painted for these games this year.

40k: After ditching my huge chaos marine collection, I'm easing back into 40k with necrons, starting with their combat patrol. I've already started assembling it, just a matter of figuring out an easy & fast paint job that I like well enough.

TOW: almost finally here! I've got to re-rebase an absolute ton of tomb kings, and get magnetized unit trays worked out for them, let alone painting.

MESBG: I painted the witch king on fell beast last year, and was about to jump into painting up some Mordor and/or Angmar stuff to go with it when I got distracted by an AOS store event. But I do want to come back to this and paint up a proper army to go with that guy.
 

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Master Necromancer
True Blood
Sep 23, 2009
2,739
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My OBR are progressing, but much more slowly than I would like. The local store has a Vanguard event for AoS coming up at the end of March. If I had stayed on schedule with the OBR, finishing the Mortek Guard in January and the Kavalos Deathrider in February then I'd be on track to have the Vanguard done by then, but with February nearly over and the second batch of Mortek still not done there's no way that's happening, certainly not without major rushing & cutting corners and the OBR are my crown jewels, there's just no way I'm doing that. With 20 skeletons and a Vampire Lord close enough to done already, I only need to paint these three vargheists plus a unit of Blood Knights to have the Soulblight Vanguard done, so that's what I'm aiming for instead. The Blood Knights will still be a fair bit of work, but I should easily have the vargheists finished in a week leaving most of March for the cavalry.

The other nice bit of going back to the Soulblight for a bit is that with this couple extra units I'll have 2000 points fully painted. Not a good or balanced 2,000 points, mind. And not all that well painted. And not in a paint scheme that I'm still much of a fan of. But 2000 points! Painted! Haven't been able to say that in... a long time.
 

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