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Apr 13, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Borgnine

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jun 15, 2013
2,036
Pruszkow, Poland
Good to see some undead from you! Great oldschool look, like always :) That skullhead is an interesting miniature and I like how menacing the robed one looks
 
Apr 13, 2015
115
Cleveland, Ohio
Been a while, but it's Deadcember once again - the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Back a while ago, I got a couple of triceratops toys in a package from Shadespyre. With just a bit of surgery, I think I've turned one of them in to a decent skeletal owlbear.

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Onto Deadcember itself... I started with some reinforcements/summon-fodder for Maurice Delamorte. I found 8 more oldschool skeletons without skulls -- but that was remedied by my dwindling stash of skulls from Secret Weapon -- which look great on these old plastics!

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The total (so far... unless more of the old plastics fall into my possession.)

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My small artillery battery, oldschool models from Citadel and Grenadier.

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And lastly (for now) some non-human skeletons and one of my favorite skeletal heroes.

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Farmer7574

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Dec 10, 2013
1,587
England
@ZeroTwentythree Nice to see you back. Definitely paint more of those bog corpses - really nice work - their faces are freaky! I like those old school skellies too, nice seeing them painted up in black.

Beautiful work you've been doing lately, keep at it!
 
Apr 13, 2015
115
Cleveland, Ohio
Thanks!

Painted a few more for Deadcember. One more dead thing I'd like to paint by the end of the 'cember.

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I was travelling for work this week. Got into San Antonio airport around midnight, everything was closed & dark, turned the corner and war greeted by a Curtiss Jenny just hanging around.

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Had a couple hours before my flight home, so got a chance to visit the Alamo for the first time.

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Apr 13, 2015
115
Cleveland, Ohio
Painted I painted some wheels for the undead. Crewed with Screamer because he had a look that seemed like he would most enjoy it. My last goal for Deadcember is to paint the remaining champions from the set (Reaper, Hellblade, and Longhorn.) Not sure I'll paint Morbius the liche, as I have no use for him and have had a hell of a time stripping the paint off that mini.

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Awkward details on the floor of the chariot...

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Shadespyre

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Aug 11, 2012
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He's back! :bowdown:

Merry Cromsmas / Christmas / Cthulhmas or whatever you celebrate, everyone! :)
 
Apr 13, 2015
115
Cleveland, Ohio
Thank you!


Not done yet. Stayed up to stupid o'clock Saturday night drunkenly painting these last two. At least now I have the satisfaction of having the full set of minis from the Skeleton War Machines box painted now that I've completed Morbius (on the right.)

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Happy, healthy, and safe New Year to all!
 
Apr 13, 2015
115
Cleveland, Ohio
I still have a bunch of bog corpses to paint, but needed five more right away for (hopefully) doing some gaming in the near future. They're so easy to paint I should just sit down and finish the rest. 35 more unpainted. Have a total of 50.

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Farmer7574

Vampire Count
True Blood
Dec 10, 2013
1,587
England
@ZeroTwentythree Nice war machines and hats off to you for getting all those done in December - I think you got more done in that month than I did for the year!

I use the same minis for zombies in my VC army, it's true that they're nice and easy to paint - get them done!
 
Apr 13, 2015
115
Cleveland, Ohio
I have been absent... yet arise again! Or so it seems. Wow. I missed two years of undead. Unfortunately my undead painting has been reserved for the month of Deadcember the past two years. It's sort of stupid and something I want to correct for 2021. At any rate, here's a bit of catching up....

First off, I did some gaming. But between my limited availability (the dead of night) and our current pandemic, I's been solo gaming using (mostly) Sellswords & Spellslingers "The Necromancers Tower" scenario gave me a change to use some of the skeletons on the battlefield... ZeroTwentythree: Death of a Necromancer

I had a fun run of a campaign -- although sometimes done wrong. I'm working on my own small narrative campaign, featuring the undead as the antagonist. Or protagonist, depending on your point of view!

So on to the pics... what have I been painting the past two years? Wait... make it three years. I apparently didn't finish 2018's posts...

Like this:

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which lead to the almost wrap-up for 2018...

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....but then finished these on New Year's Eve...

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...and a few more in the following months of 2019...

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Then I pulled out all of the "undeadish" (which are sort of my substitute for zombies) for a test of my new table & lights: ZeroTwentythree: Undeadish Glamour Shot (testing new lighting)



In 2019 I sot of slacked off. I did some big figure, but didn't manage to work on the rank & file. I mostly painted skeletal monsters from the most recent (at that time) Reaper Bones KS. Like these...

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But the thing about that dragon is that I left the magnetized 20mmx20mm space for the gravestone so I could swap it out for one of the best undead figures I've got...

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UNDEAD LEMMY!

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So 2020...?

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... and I still have 10 cavalry I'm going to try to paint before the end of the year!


Crazy year, I have just returned to the forum and have a lot of catching up to do. I hope everyone is well!
 
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Unas the slayer

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I have been absent... yet arise again! Or so it seems. Wow. I missed two years of undead. Unfortunately my undead painting has been reserved for the month of Deadcember the past two years. It's sort of stupid and something I want to correct for 2021. At any rate, here's a bit of catching up....

First off, I did some gaming. But between my limited availability (the dead of night) and our current pandemic, I's been solo gaming using (mostly) Sellswords & Spellslingers "The Necromancers Tower" scenario gave me a change to use some of the skeletons on the battlefield... ZeroTwentythree: Death of a Necromancer

I had a fun run of a campaign -- although sometimes done wrong. I'm working on my own small narrative campaign, featuring the undead as the antagonist. Or protagonist, depending on your point of view!

So on to the pics... what have I been painting the past two years? Wait... make it three years. I apparently didn't finish 2018's posts...

Like this:

IMG_20181224_103324.jpg


which lead to the almost wrap-up for 2018...

IMG_20181229_084635.jpg


....but then finished these on New Year's Eve...

IMG_20181230_195628_448.jpg


...and a few more in the following months of 2019...

IMG_20190202_134633_449.jpg


IMG_20190401_221947.jpg


Then I pulled out all of the "undeadish" (which are sort of my substitute for zombies) for a test of my new table & lights: ZeroTwentythree: Undeadish Glamour Shot (testing new lighting)



In 2019 I sot of slacked off. I did some big figure, but didn't manage to work on the rank & file. I mostly painted skeletal monsters from the most recent (at that time) Reaper Bones KS. Like these...

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But the thing about that dragon is that I left the magnetized 20mmx20mm space for the gravestone so I could swap it out for one of the best undead figures I've got...

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-N_DEO3kk...BGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG_20191228_203215+%281%29.jpg

UNDEAD LEMMY!

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So 2020...?

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... and I still have 10 cavalry I'm going to try to paint before the end of the year!


Crazy year, I have just returned to the forum and have a lot of catching up to do. I hope everyone is well!

Wow, some of this stuff is beyond vintage and enters historical territory.

Anyway, undead Lemmy is officially my "Model of the Year". xD
 
Apr 13, 2015
115
Cleveland, Ohio
Hey! I got a few notifications from the forum recently and finally getting around to coming back for a visit & update. Work & (un)life have been busy, not much gaming lately but a bit of painting since the last update. So I'll start with those pics.

I did manage to finish the skeletal cavalry for the mercenary necromancer, Maurice Delemorte (aka Mo' Death) back in Deadcember 2020... right at the last day of the month/year!

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I also finished one last skeleton a few days after the new year. He lagged behind, no doubt, due to that slower movement rate of (skeletal) dwarfs....

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A Reaper Bones figure from one of their Kickstarters. Not sure how much I actually like the figure, because most of the equipment as well as the beard are pretty well intact after the flesh is all gone. Maybe he was a recent casualty and the bugs at teh flesh but the equipment is in good condition (note the lack of my usual rust painting)? Whatever is going on, I think it's a nice sculpt and a shame not to paint.


Next up, I had been looking at the Northstar metal skeletons as a good addition to some of my oldschool skellies and finally bought a pack. Painted the first two and took a comparison. They are the two in the middle, the others are old figures from Citadel, Marauder, and Grenadier. I painted some more, but don't seem to have published pics on my site. I should


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Followed up by a few more....

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Somewhere along the lines I painted a plastic skeleton kitbash...

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And somewhere along the lines I got this idea for two priests/avators/whatever to set up as opponents for a Life & Death themed RPG or campaign....

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The first half of 2021 has been mostly occupied by painting retro-40k figures - Filthy Eldar Pirates, mostly. But also some very outside the 40k canon meat-hating robots. So my mind has wandered into future undead... I'd like to get a second liche from those last two pics to paint and base in a manner that matches my sci-fi figures. Who's to say he didn't survive for millennia and raise an army of Astro Zombies... Probably requires a second Undead Lemmy too. ;) OK, so still in the conceptual stages of planning.

However, I have come up with yet another undead side-project idea for fantasy gaming. Instead of WFB's Vampire Coast, I'm thinking of something more indigenous and have bought some bits to put together a test batch of figures....

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I've loved some of the Oldhammer "New World" WFB projects I've seen, based on really old scenarios & campaigns.... Amazons vs. Slann vs. Norse, etc. But since I've reworked the Old World for my own purposes, I started thinking about how I might do my own take on the Old World meets the New World. So... this is what I've got planned for the second half of 2021.... should I survive work and family stuff and be able to sit down and paint.
 
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