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The Mordheimm project seems to be progressing at a good pace! Great work on the vampire lady so far, looking forward to seeing her finished.

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Finland, Espoo

Thanks guys!

Bellerophon: Cheers! I also really like the Ghoul sculpts. They do look the part.

Maharg: Thank you. You are right, the model is quite tiny and the details even tinier.

Captain Brown: Haha, it seems that the Vampire has achieved the desired effect then.


Some small progress on the Vampire, but no images yet.
I was supposed to finish her this weekend, but as the weather was so nice I decided to go fishing to my parents summer cottage instead.

Nevertheless, I still have something to show you!
Both of my miniature packages arrived on Friday, yay!

Two small boxes of metal & resin goodness.


I ordered 4 different minis that could work as Dregs. I only need three, so I have to decide which of them will be left out.

First guy is a gravedigger from Reaper series. He will definitely be a part of my warband, as there is so much undead vibe in this model.
So far all my dregs have been equipped with clubs, so a shovel could work as one.


Second one is a female plague doctor kind of mini. The model itself was really interesting and I thought I could swap the bottle in her hand to something more appropriate, like a mace for example. This is a strong contestant, as I like the design.



The next two minis are from a company called "Otherworld minis".

An older fellow holding a weapon and a large backpack. Thematically this would be appropriate, as Dregs usually carry stuff around for the Vampire they serve.
The pose might be a bit too similar with the gravedigger.


The final option is this nightwatch fellow. He looks a bit like a soldier, but my thought behind this one was that he could be either an Empire deserter, or a Sylvanian mercenary willing to serve his Vampire mistress. I also managed to find a set of light armor during the campaign, so his armor would not look too much out of the place.


I'm leaning towards options 1,2 and 4. Still have to do some thinking.


This is one of the five wolves I ordered. Really nice molding work, especially for their cheap price. Only thing I find kind of funny, is how thick their... "front part" is.
Will paint three of these and see how they look. If I'm not happy, I will get a box of GW direwolves instead.


Lastly, I bought this skeleton archer. Mostly because the model was quite cool. I have a slight chance of actually using him in the campaign: If I'm able to take down a bow wielding hero and my opponent rolls badly after the game and he actually dies, my Necromancer can turn him into a zombie which will be able to keep all the equipment.



I also played my second game last Thursday. I will post a few pictures and some story about it later.
The hour is getting late and tomorrow is a big day at work.




   
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I like the wolves. They have an offness that will fit in with the Undead band. Also the plague doctress is an inspired choice for a Dreg. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
   
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USA

Woohoo! It's always fun to get new minis. I'm in full agreement about minis 1 & 2, (all four a great choices). The grave digger is something I've almost bought a few times from Reaper. That plague doctor is really cool too. I'm personally more of a fan of mini 3 for your last Dreg over 4 because of the big backpack and worn appearance, but this is your warband and your decision. It's great that you spent some time fishing and enjoying nature.

That wolf does have a strange offness, seems more like a Worg than a wolf, but still a cool mini. Where did you get the wolves from? I like the skeleton archer too, nice choices all around.

   
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Finland, Espoo

Time flies.
I managed to finish the Vampire a couple of weeks ago, but did not take proper pictures until now. No progress other than that. Even skipped a second Dakka painting contest in a row.
First there was a week of intense laziness (the heat wave that rarely hits the northern lands was part of the reason), then I was away for a week on a trip to Spain with my SO and her family.
The trip was really great! I have not traveled very much, so it's always an interesting experience.
During summer I rarely feel like painting as much as doing other things anyhow.

I might not be able to paint as much as I'd like during the rest of the year either, as I'll be doing my bachelor's degree to the University of Helsinki where I work as a software developer at the moment.
To retain my sanity, I will try to squeeze in as much hobby time as possible. Sadly I might have to skip the Armies on Parade this year, as my plans for it are a bit too time consuming. Well, there is always next year

Anyhow, now I'm back and trying to get the warband finished during the summer, slowly but surely.

First things first:

Youwashock: You might be right! They are on my desk eagerly waiting for some paint.

Syro: Agreed! The smell of fresh miniatures is something one can get addicted to
You have a good point regarding the guy with the backpack. I'll paint both of them and decide which will strike my fancy.


Picture time!

The skin and the NMM gold did not turn out as well as I planned, but other than that I'm happy with it. I think the red cloth turned out better than I expected.
I'm slowly learning the quirks of the camera (EOS 450D). These pics are a bit better saturated, but the focus on the first image is a bit off. Sadly I noticed it after packing all my equipment. I might take a better front view pick when I get my stuff out the next time.

Hope you like 'em.









First try of trying to paint a NMM steel sword. The white lines could be neater, but I guess it looks the part.



Thanks for looking!

   
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Missing your work in the painting challenge, always a good entry from you. On the plus side, it's one less entry to finish ahead of me!

Good work on the vampire. Think you're being a bit harsh on yourself, the pale skin and gold sword hilt look pretty good to me. The sword blade could do with some more light/dark contrast though
   
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Good to see you again! She looks great. Like Maharg said, a little more pushing of the value scale on the sword would be good, but the rest is solid. That red dress, beautiful. Hopefully you are able to keep up with the painting at school.
   
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I'm impressed with the vampire, it shows a lot of time and detail went into her. No worries about a lack of updates, I hope you enjoyed your trip, and good luck with the Bachelor's degree

   
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Finland, Espoo

Thanks guys, glad you like her!

Maharg: Haha. Might try to jump back in this month, if I can figure out something to paint! Not sure about finishing ahead of you, your work has been very good!
You might be right. I tend to be a "bit" critical when it comes to my work. It's something my friends mock about every once in a while
The tilt actually worked out pretty well. It's mostly the goblet I'm not too keen about. You are also right about the contrast on the sword. Something I need to practise more.

Youwashock: Thanks! I will do my best.

Syro: Painting her took a decent amount of hours for sure. Thank you!
Also I forgot to answer regarding the company I ordered the wolves from. They are from a Polish company called "Bitspudlo". They also have quite the sortment of cool terrain / basing pieces.


Some small last minute work happening before my third game tomorrow!


I will still have to play with a few unpainted minis, but I'm getting there!
We are having a summer break after this game, so I will hopefully have enough time to finish the warband before the fourth game.

   
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Awesome looking vamp! Really like the tones you've gone for on the cloak and the NMM looks great too!

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Good luck in tomorrow's game

   
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That's a very nice looking vampire you've got there. She's going in the inspiration folder for when I get around to doing my Lahmian vamp.

I agree about the wolf. It looks very from heavy. Not a bad wolf all the same though.

Keep them coming.

   
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Very nice work all around!

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Finland, Espoo

Thank you very much everyone!

Howie: Glad to hear! I'm happy she could be used as an inspiration.


A week has passed since we played the "turn 3" of the campaign.
My undead, "The Lost and Forgotten" as they are now called, faced a possessed warband "The Bloodbenders" in a bloody battle on the streets of Mordheim.

A warpstone infused mage called "Medumar the Magnificent" has accidentally cast a disorienting spell covering the battlefield, causing warriors to lose their way.
Game play wise this meant some interesting rules for deployment. Half of the models from each warband had to be randomly given to the opposing player.
After that the board was divided into four equal squares. We would then take turns deploying models (our own and the opponent's) to each square in a way, that the next model would be placed into the next square clockwise. We would continue this until all the models had been placed.
Deploying this way was really interesting, as it offered some tactical choices.

As the game started, I had a huge model advantage: My model count was 15 and my opponent's only 6.
The scales were pretty even still, as "The Bloodbenders" had a really strong mercenary (from the campaign market) and two Possessed monsters.

The game itself was just a regular skirmish. The winner would be the last warband standing.
A few special rules were in play: During the first turn, charging, shooting or spellcasting were not allowed, as all the warriors were too disoriented.
During the first four turns of the game, no warband could rout from the field, but every model failing an all alone test (LD test when fighting alone against more than one enemy warrior) would run away from the battle.

The deployment done. All the characters are scattered all over the battlefield. The dice were used to mark the deployment squares.


I packed my models in a hurry before work, so this happened during transportation
Luckily this can be fixed carefully with some hot water.



I tried to deploy the models in a way, that I would have the upper hand in every square possible. It was not hard, as I had almost three times more models than the Possessed.
I managed to deploy the slow moving mercenary warrior to the corner in way, that he would not be a threat during the early turns of the game.

During the first turn, both warbands moved around the battlefield trying to find a good charging angle.
My deployment plan paid off during the second turn, as I was able to get a Direwolf, The Vampire and one Dreg against a single Mutant. Even though the mutant had an armor save of 3+, I was able to finish him off during a single round of combat.
I was a bit over confident and decided to charge a Possessed with three Ghouls. Total of 9 attacks against a single enemy, nothing can go wrong, right?

Well...


I rolled really poorly, only hitting three of the nine attacks (with a 4+ to hit). The Possessed also had the resilient rule, making it really hard to wound him. I did not manage to do any damage.
During the next combat, the possessed took down all of my ghouls with a help from a another warrior (forget what he was called).

On the other side of the battlefield, I had a little more luck. My ghoul hero, "Edgar the Cursed", managed to take down the Magister (possessed leader) before he was able to do anything.


The Magister must have fallen pretty badly from the wall, as he suffered a serious wound while rolling the effects from the post game injury table.

As the two Possessed monsters were tearing ghouls left and right, reinforcements advanced to slow them down. Their goal was to hold them off until my Necromancer would be able to run away to safety with a chest containing most of my campaign assets.


The Vampire, "Valerie", trying to hide from a bow wielding warrior.


During the 4th and 5th turn of the game, a possessed archer managed to get some really lucky rolls, killing one zombie and stripping two wounds from my Vampire.
The Possessed monsters kept taking down my henchmen, while I only managed to take a few wounds out of them.

Both warbands had taken over 25% casualties, so had to roll to see if they would rout. Even though we both succeeded with the test, I decided to bugger off at the start of the 6th turn.
The undead had taken so many casualties, that the Vampire decided to retreat to lick her wounds.

So far: 1 win, 2 losses for "The Lost and Forgotten".

Every surviving character got quite a bit of experience, as story wise it was a really challenging experience to survive from the disorienting spell cast by Medumar the Magnificent.
I was able to roll a quite a few of advancement rolls, gaining some really good advances: various new skills for my heroes (yet to decide which), +1 weapon skill to the already hard hitting Ghouls and a more wounds for "Edgar the Cursed" (the Ghoul hero).
After rolling all the serious injury - rolls, I had only lost two zombies. I was lucky, as I had lost three ghouls and two Direwolves in addition to them.

As a bonus, the Mutant I managed to take out of action died during my opponent's rolls. This means that my Necromancer will be able to bring him back up fighting for the Undead!
He has a pretty poor stat line, but has some cool mutations and good gear, which he will be able to keep.

A bit of rambling there. It's a late hour, so my writing is really inconsistent.

Anyway, it was a fun game and I'm looking forward to the next battle.
The campaign is on a summer break, but we will continue playing in August.

***********************************************************************

A small update from my hobby table.

I quickly painted a couple of chest to represent containers in the game, in which I have to store all my campaign assets.
These were ordered by a friend of mine, so I'm not actually sure where they came from. I have to ask him.


Prototyping my new Zombie mutant. He has a sword, shield and a scorpion tail. I'm trying to create something really weird using various bits, but it's still lacking something. Everything is held together with greenstuff for testing purposes. I might have to find some Nurgle bits to make him look more appropriate. A zombified mutant should look disgustinlgy weird.


I found this beauty in one of the hobby stores nearby and could not help myself from buying it. I thought it would be cool to have some variation with the wolves.


Speaking of variation, I decided to try something very weird with one of the Wolves I still have left over. The image is a bit bright, but I won't go into too much detail just yet.


Quite a long post. Hopefully it was readable. As I mentioned, it's getting really late and I'm tired, so my writing is not the best.
Anyhow, thanks for checking this out and see you next time!

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Suppressed a shudder seeing that sword...

Sounds like a fun game. Mordheim was always a favorite. Interested in seeing the wolf's transformation.
   
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Never played Mordheim, but it looks a fun system. Pretty cool that your Necromancer can create zombies in be game too! The zombie mutant is already looking scary!

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Ezki,

Nice work on the Vampire...sorry about her accident.

Cheers,

CB


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Great work on the Vampire lady. Hope you get that sword straightened without too much trouble.

I'm not really feeling the zombie mutant though. The anatomy/proportions are too off. The waist especially looks freakishly thin. I think the body is in different scale to the GW parts? Of course, the old zombie kit is pretty wonky to start with..

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Finland, Espoo

Thanks guys!

Gobert: This is my first time playing too. Really liking it so far, especially managing the warband and levelling characters. Gives me a nice excuse to build and paint some fantasy models.

Mcmattila: Thank you! You are very much right, the Zombie kit is really wonky. The heads are too large and goofy looking and the shoulders just look plain weird. I actually already have taken the zombie mutant apart (it was easy as the parts were not glued on) and tried prototyping with different bits.
I built it one night and decided that if I liked it the next morning, I would leave it as is. Well, I did not
The body is actually from Dark Eldar Wrack kit.


First things first: I managed to fix the sword of the Vampire with some hot / cold water and patience

Been doing some conversion work, mostly jumping from one mini to another. It has been a bit inconsistent: 20 minutes here, 30 minutes there. Hopefully I can get some painting done in the near future.

The head on the Zombie Mutant was too big and goofy, so I tried it out with a Ghoul head instead. Also changed the right hand to a Ghoul hand. The proportions are a bit better now, but still not digging the left hand that is holding the shield.
The idea behind the Wrack body was that the mutant would look sickly thin, as he would have not been taking care of the nutrition very well.


Swapped the hand holding a bottle to one holding a mace. Now the model actually represents the gear the Dreg has.


The wolves I had were alright, but something was missing. They all looked a bit too similar and not dire enough. As I don't really like the GW Dire Wolf kit, I started looking around the web. I found a few really cool conversions made from old chaos warhounds and Fenrisian Wolves.
I used that as an inspiration and did some tinkering:

This is the same wolf shown in the previous post.


I cut half of it's head away and filled it with a piece from the GW skulls box.

The second wolf is also a bit experimental. I had a few Chaos Warhounds left from my Dark Eldar Khymerae conversion that I did back in the day.
Split both of the wolves in half (the warhound and one of the new resin wolves) and glued them together. Using the dull side of my hobby knife I tried sculpting some hair from green stuff. I chose the warhound body as there are some ribs and muscles showing, so it might look a bit more undead-like.
I don't have much experience using the stuff, but it's high time to start practicing.


It still needs some more greenstuff work until I can prime it.

Not sure how the wolves will actually turn out. They might be a flop, but on the other hand one can't learn very much without trying new things.

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Finland, Espoo

Just a quick update from the road.

Did a little bit of painting last night / morning. I took a few quick snapshots before going away for a few days.

Mutant Zombie taking some shape. Need to make the skin look a bit more dirty / pale and start adding more colors to it.
The whole model is not standing straight, as it's not glued to this temporary base. I have a enough painted tile bases for all the uncompleted models.


I built and almost completed painting one more Ghoul. Now I have a full group of 5 ghouls.


The new Dire Wolf I bought. It's a tad bigger than the rest, but I'd like to think that the undead wolves are not identical. They might have been different species or in different sized before they were risen by the Necromancer.


The skull head wolf.


The green stuffed fur turned out pretty good. As I started painting this, I realized that I could have left a bit more muscles and pale skin showing. Might do a bit knife work for it or do that for the next one if I decide to do more of these.


Cheers!


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Surrey, BC - Canada

Ezki,

The Dire wolf conversions look like they were designed that way after you painted them up.

Cheers,

CB


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USA

I agree completely with what Captain Brown said, very impressive work.

   
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Finland, Espoo

Thanks guys, glad you like them!

I decided to step it up a notch, and get this warband done.
I realized that I'm going to be using these models only for this campaign and maybe for some random D&D encounters in the future (or for more Mordheim, who knows), so I don't want to get stuck with them for too long. This does not mean that I will paint badly on purpose, but I will definitely stay on tabletop standard for the most part. This has been a very fun project so far, but my mind can't rest until I get these done. I can't stand playing another game with unpainted minis

That being said, here are the next additions to my warband. Pretty much complete, just might need some touching up at some point.


With this one I'm not very happy. The conversion looks okay(ish), but I just did not feel it while painting and I think it shows quite well.
Just a quick overbrush and calling it "done".


Well, I don't lose my night's sleep for that one, as this guy has a very limited use and I don't think I will need him later on. Never say never though.


Next up the new Dire Wolf model painted up and ready to go:


The "skull wolf" has a bit weird pose, so it was hard to snap a picture where the skull could be seen properly.


"The rib cage" wolf. I'm actually quite proud of this one, it turned out a lot better than I initially thought. I will do a bit of touching up for the rib cage, as the bones look a bit too bright.




Time has been a bit short once again, so I did not have time to take proper pics.
I will get better pictures from then when I'm done with the warband. I will do a few group shots and a few from the "better" looking models.

In addition, I started brushing the Dregs. After I get these guys completed, there is only the Necromancer left.


Thanks for looking!

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Loving the plague doctress and the wolves. I wouldn't be too hard on the zombie, either. His eyes look great.
   
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Those dire wolves are just great. Always love seeing anything Mordheim.


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Finland, Espoo

Thank you guys!

Finished painting the Dregs!

Not much to say about the first two, as I tried to finish them quickly in order to get closer to completing my warband.

First fellow, Viktor:




Plague doctoress Yvonne:




Now when painting the third one, I wanted to take the opportunity to try something new. I thought that the lantern shouts for some object source lighting - effects.
At first I decided against trying it, as I was afraid that I would totally mess it up and have to paint the whole mini again. After pondering for a while, I grabbed the brush.
He is named Cascoigne (after Father Cascoigne in Bloodborne) as my girlfriend insisted. Gotta admit, he kinda looks the part.







It's far from perfect and looks pretty horrible up close, but I think it does the job as a tabletop mini. Positively surprised.
Might give it another go in the future.
Anyway, now it's only the matter of painting the Necromancer until my warband is finally done!


Keeping this short today, but I've been busy with some crafting!
Just a small teaser for now:


More to come!

   
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The OSL works, man. Good job on a potentially risky undertaking.
   
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Your warband is coming along nicely Ezki. The OSL looks pretty good, especially around his face he looks to be basking in the glow of his lantern. Looking forward to the necromancer rounding out the set

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Warband is looking excellent. I occasionally play Undead in Mordheim (though I frequently quit in frustration as my buddy takes the usual better warbands and shoots me to death immediately)

I went with a bash of Frostgrave cultists and adventurers for my dregs, etc. The warband I wanted to love

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Love the latest additions to the gang, really characterful bunch. And the OSL looks pretty good to me
   
 
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