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EternallyUndying

Black Knight
May 13, 2014
360
AZ
@Borgnine
I've been doing a lot of stuff. I'm basically taking all the death I've bought in the last 4 years and trying to bring it to 110% completion. I threw in a second kit of blood knights because they are really good in AoS, but mainly I'm focusing on finishing all the death I have already. I'm making scenery for the first time since I'll now be able to have a dedicated table at my new house. If that's not enough, I'm also making a Genestealer Cults kill team to try out Shadow Wars: Armageddon. I just learned about AoS28, and in the spirit of that I'm also going to work to improve some of my cool custom heroes, though they are mostly death models.

The mortis engine is kind of crazy and cartoonish. My concept for spirits is a bright, glowy look which is a contrast to the dark, dreary look that usually looks good on death. What I was going for here was just basic cold colors - green, purple, blue. I had to tone down the fire actually, It was that bright flame color which turned it into the focus of the model, which I wanted to be the spirits. The reliquary is red, but you cant see it anyway. The lantern is fire but that's just a small detail so it doesn't really ruin the flow of the model, and you can't even see it most of the time. Personally I feel like if you commit to your colors (paint them in multiple shades and make them look great) It doesn't really matter if it fits into the most optimal color wheel of whats most pleasing to the eye. But this Mortis Engine kind of got out of control and It is not my favorite in terms of theme, but its cool as a "bright explosion of glowing spirits" look.

For my first blood knights, I kept them pretty standard but I gave them some cool sword placements and a few capes. I've also now given the Kastellan a big cool shield. I don't think they look "elfy" at all, other than a few jewels you can clip off, and the cone heads - which are overshadowed by the "bat wings". The armor matches what you see on the vampire models almost exactly. The lore of Blood Knights - originally 'dragon knights' turned into vampires - fits the kit. Seriously, it looks like it was developed as a new blood knight kit then they decided that it would sell better as a high elf kit, made it look 5% more elfish then sold it as as HE instead. For my second group I made them look more vampire like with custom heads and sinister curved blades, and I plan to add some green stuff details to seal the deal.

Blood knights are still available if you search for them directly. They are online only. If they release a new blood knight kit, well then I'll probably put these away and buy 3 boxes of the new ones and I will be so happy I wont likely care.
 

Shadespyre

Vampire Count
Aug 11, 2012
1,023
Love the colours you've been using here, makes a nice change from the usual suspects. I also totally agree that the Dragon knights work well as Vampires - otherwise I wouldn't have painted 15 of them for my own army...
 
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Farmer7574

Vampire Count
True Blood
Dec 10, 2013
1,587
England
@EternallyUndying I'm not a big fan of the Isabella Von Carstein mini but your simple head swap has given me a whole new way of seeing her. Simple yet cool.

Great ME too, a walk off the beaten path for your army in terms of colour, but that green stands out well and should fit in beautifully with the rest of your army, Great work.
 
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Kassill

Grave Guard
Sep 28, 2011
221
Sorry if it was stated already, but what bare heads did you use for the Blood Knights?


Great plog all around! :konrad:
 

EternallyUndying

Black Knight
May 13, 2014
360
AZ
Coven throne, tree revenant, daemonette, sister of slaughter, and one from the normal kit. Might replace that one. My stupid cat broke my standard too, I might have to replace that.

I haven't been working on my death because I've caught a bit of Nurgle..
 
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Borgnine

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jun 15, 2013
2,036
Pruszkow, Poland
Great pictures! Neferata looking menacingly on those stunties and getting ready to attack on the last one really takes the cake! I hope they got back to where they crawled from xD
 

EternallyUndying

Black Knight
May 13, 2014
360
AZ
@Borgnine
Yeah I like that pic too. I have some similar ones from LVO 2017. Its easy to take cool shots of her looming over her prey.

The cannons just barley took out Neferata before her third turn. All the ghouls and Macabre-boosted skeletons were able to tear through the dwarf infantry but he had the advantage of cannon v monster. In the end, there was nothing left alive except a few bloodied dwarfs and their cannons.

I haven't been doing a lot of death because I was pulled into the chaos with Nurgle.

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BTW - I have really been doing some awesome work with green stuff with my new tools. Thanks so much for the tip!
 
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Borgnine

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jun 15, 2013
2,036
Pruszkow, Poland
Your Nurgle dudes look seriously awesome! I love all the rotten colour variations on their bodies and how vibrant those special effects are, truly terrific work. Probably still not a good excuse to leave poor undeads alone ;) JK. I'm glad those sculpting tools helped ;)
 

EternallyUndying

Black Knight
May 13, 2014
360
AZ
Death Guard mostly transitioned me into fantasy Nurgle. It's a bit frustrating because the rules are really unpolished for Nurgle Daemons in AoS. I picked up the Glottkin but my motivation is very low for Nurgle. If the new Death Guard book allows for good rules for fielding marines with daemons, I'll likely get more into it. That and some new daemon models.

Meanwhile I finally got back into my neglected Skaven, and started this blog:

http://www.tga.community/forums/topic/10678-the-alabaster-cult-aka-clean-skaven

With new faction rules for Flesh Eaters, Nighthaunt and Soulblight coming in the next few weeks, along with a Deathrattle tome and possibly a new army in the works (Katophranes of Shadespire) ... I'm sure to get back into death very soon.
 

Borgnine

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jun 15, 2013
2,036
Pruszkow, Poland
A real Armies on Parade? That's so cool! The idea and the execution are very good. Those guys in the middle, those are sigmarines?
 

EternallyUndying

Black Knight
May 13, 2014
360
AZ
There's a few of my custom Stormcast Eternals, the Wardens of the Dusklight. I put a Knight-Questor, a Retributor prime and a Liberator Prime back-to-back in the middle. There is also a Lord-Relictor watching from the archway and in the back will be a lost Lord Castellant with his Gryph-hound. Surrounding the stormcast in the middle will be pretty much every death model and terrain which I have painted 100%. The main thing I have to work on is finishing the zombie dragon and the mausoleum terrain, and I have 40 more ghouls I'd like to add if I can get them done in time.

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My board progress is going well. I'm covering it with metal so that everything on the board will be magnetized. I have it primed and sprayed brown, next I'm going to cover it in texture paint and start to make it look like a landscape.

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Borgnine

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jun 15, 2013
2,036
Pruszkow, Poland
Now that I see that Stormcast up close, he's looking really good too! And that gryph-hound and the pattern on its skin, really nice work.

How big is that board?
 

EternallyUndying

Black Knight
May 13, 2014
360
AZ
@Borgnine
2x2, max size for Armies on Parade. I was talking with the local GW manager and he said last year there was so many tables that it took up the whole store. I 'm looking forward to see what armies there are for fantasy this year. I'm doing a lot of work to get the board looking nice and to paint up as many models as I can fit on here.

Heres some shots of the Mausoleum walls:
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Here's some shots from today's game:

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Borgnine

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jun 15, 2013
2,036
Pruszkow, Poland
Even if it's just a drybrush, it looks great :) Besides, drybrush is a perfectly good method for a dry stone ;) Those patina-copper roofs are just fantastic!
 

Theerteen

Cheerful Cranium
True Blood
Aug 20, 2012
1,503
Germany
Yep, just can agree, the buildings and structures look fantastic, I hope to get my hands on some of them too, but atm I'm facing the problem of too less storage space :slapface:
 

EternallyUndying

Black Knight
May 13, 2014
360
AZ
Speed Painting Ghouls
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1. Rakarth
2. Kislev
3. Fleshshade (wash)
4. flayed one (drybrush)
5. dryad bark + leadbelcher on weapons
6. Vallejo Brown Earth base
7. Agrax (wash) on everything other than skin
8. Ushtabi Bone
9. base rim + red eyes
10. agrax face, crimson wash on hands, blood effects on weapon
 

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