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Tale of 25 gamers - my plog

Skaramak von Carstein

Vampire Count
True Blood
#1
OK - my minis have arrived, but I will be away for a week from tomorrow, so will not be able to get started until then. Ho Hum - first (pre-start) pics will be posted then.

Not the roaring start I had hoped for, but that' life I suppose!
 

Boo

Vampire Lord
True Blood
#2
:siren: Thread moved to The Tale of X Gamers:siren:

Yes, a start is always a start! What is your goal? How many minis will you paint in total? :)
 

Skaramak von Carstein

Vampire Count
True Blood
#3
Thanks, Boo

My target is Malak's Legion of Death from Mantic, which is:

Malak, Vampire Lord on Pegasus
Revenant King
Necromancer Lord
Female Necromancer
Undead Standard Bearer
Revenant Knights (5 Cavalry Figures with Command Group)
2 x Undead Skeleton Regiment (40 Figures with Command Group)
2 x Undead Revenant Regiment (40 Figures with Command Group)
2 x Undead Ghoul Troops (20 Figures)
2 x Balefire Catapult with Crew
1 x Undead Wraith set (5 Figures)

That will be 109 infantry, 5 cavalry, 1 war machine/crew & a vampire on pegasus.

I will also try to do the Mantic Undead Warhost:

1 x Undead Skeleton Regiment (20 Figures with Command Group)
1 x Undead Revenant Regiment (20 Figures with Command Group)
1 x Undead Ghoul Troops (10 Figures)
1 x Balefire Catapult with Crew

If I manage these too, that will be 159 infantry, 5 cavalry, 2 war machines/crew & a vampire on pegasus.
 
#5
Wow, that's a huge amount of miniatures, I hope that you can make it 'cause it will be awesome the seem them all finished.
 

Skaramak von Carstein

Vampire Count
True Blood
#7
Thanks DoN - I am trying to get on more often. Maybe between the new edition and the ToXG, I can make more time xD

Disciple of Nagash said:
Great to see you Skaramak, it's been a while. Wish you could get on here more! Anyway if you do all them I will be really impressed. xD
 

Skaramak von Carstein

Vampire Count
True Blood
#8
OK - here we go with the first (and easiest) of the pics - the before ones:



You can just see the bonus box in the left corner of this one:



And this is the three Warhosts:



And now the work begins ....
 

Santawraith

Master Liche
True Blood
#9
Ahhh yes the real work. Looks like your all set for cleaning and assembly. Good luck and look forward to seeing more of them assembled. I got mine in the mail the other day and havent looked at them since. Im still assembeling too, and I must say the mantic figures look better in person so detailed/
 

Skaramak von Carstein

Vampire Count
True Blood
#10
OK -some progress made. 10 skeletons and 10 ghouls assembled. Also trimmed/tidied the first of the Balefires and dry/assembled it.

Now, if I can get my PC and camera to agree to talk to each other, I can post progress update 1
 

Malochai

Moderator
Staff member
True Blood
#12
Hahaha :L I hope they don't have a full-blown domestic, that would be terrible. I applaud you, that's a huge undertaking, and I envy you for your Mantic models :( I'm interested, especially, in seeing the ghouls and vamp on pegasus. Hope you do finish them all, that would be mint. :)

Malochai
 

Malochai

Moderator
Staff member
True Blood
#15
Are you going to be doing the Vamp on Pegasus soon? Just wondering, because I'm interested to see how it turns out. Not trying to influence your schedule at all.

Malochai
 

Skaramak von Carstein

Vampire Count
True Blood
#16
I was taking a breath on this one. I am busy much of this coming weekend, but it is calling to me (I suspect a spell of some sort :vampire3:)

I will bring it forward, as I am curious on it too.
 

Malochai

Moderator
Staff member
True Blood
#17
Fair enough. And of course it's calling to you, some vampire's have that innate ability to draw people to them :tongue: I say do what it wants you to :D
 

Skaramak von Carstein

Vampire Count
True Blood
#18
Unpacked it, and it looks very nice. Seems to fit together fairly cleanly, but wings will definitely need pinning, which will slow things down.

I have also started putting together the Revenants (20 in progress). Mulling & tinkering with weapon options, but sword/shield is looking the nicest across the board.

I will keep you updated
 

Malochai

Moderator
Staff member
True Blood
#19
Well, I'm interested in seeing what they look like, because I may get some, but I would like to see how they rank up with GW ones first, and what they look like themselves. So any updates and pics are appreciated.
 

Disciple of Nagash

The Perverted One
Staff member
#20
Great to see you making progress Skaramak. I think you have the same issue as me with work and family etc. This tale is actually getting me painting though!

I'm looking forward to painting my mantic skellies, look forward to seeing how you far with them. Hurry up with those pics!
 

Skaramak von Carstein

Vampire Count
True Blood
#24
Not yet, DON.
We were away for a LRP event over the last 5 days, back yesterday and away again today for an Iaido seminar till the middle of next week.

Hope to get to it when back.
 

Skaramak von Carstein

Vampire Count
True Blood
#25
OK - now back, and have been finishing the assembly of the last few skeletons & Revenants from the first batch. I have yet to stat painting, but I am now up to 70 fully assembled.

So, just 106 to go, including the biggies....
 
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