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Made in au
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Dalgety, NSW, Australia

So here begins the plog of Israphel's Host

After collecting 40k for about... ten or so years, i figured i'd try fantasy
Basically this is going to be a conversion heavy VC army, hopefully using a number of wood elf models and bitz (because i bought the VC models just before the wood elves were released and had buyers remorse. So why not have the best of both worlds?).

The general idea of the army is that the Vampire Lord is a wood elf. I'll write up the fluff properly and post it later.


Anyway. So i went and bought the giant limited release VC box from GW


so, step 1.
Skelies

This message was edited 5 times. Last update was at 2014/09/19 15:44:11


Orks 1500 points (deathskull/speedfreaks army)
Sisters of battle 1000 points (order of the turquoise rose)

My ongoing project of orky convershuns:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/491261.page
More recent (and more regularly updated) Vampire counts army
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/615574.page 
   
Made in au
Fresh-Faced New User





Dalgety, NSW, Australia

After dry fitting a bunch of skeleton warriors together i decided i wanted them to look more threatening. So i bought a box of grave guard to help beef them up.
Then the masochist inside of me thought: Hey, Owen. Why don't you green stuff cloaks onto the normal skellies as well so that they look more bad ass.
For some reason, i agreed to this :/

This started by rolling out some thin strips of green stuff and wrapping them around the legs.


Then, after the GS dried, a second layer was used to make them look like proper cloaks. The main focus here was to follow the shape of whatever covering they already had on their legs to make the most of the sculpted detail on the models.


it wasn't until after this step that i realised that the GG had chest plates and the normal skelies didn't. So i glued the GG chests and helmets onto the green stuffed legs before adding normal skely spears.




with 5 skelies down, the next step is to decide whether or not i can be bothered to try to sculpt chest plates on to the normal skeleton bodies :/

Orks 1500 points (deathskull/speedfreaks army)
Sisters of battle 1000 points (order of the turquoise rose)

My ongoing project of orky convershuns:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/491261.page
More recent (and more regularly updated) Vampire counts army
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/615574.page 
   
Made in au
Fresh-Faced New User





Dalgety, NSW, Australia

Well, no replies yet, but i'll just keep uploading images for now.

The chest plates are coming along nicely.
Hopefully i'll get faster at this with practice though, 'cause this is taking forever :/

If there's one thing that I've learnt about green stuff over my years of reading blogs, it's work in layers.

So step one was to press a thin layer of green stuff into the ribcages (the left chest) after they dried, i added another layer to make the chest plate.
The detail on the chest was created by pressing the green stuff below in and up with my modeling tool to create the ridge, surprisingly easy actually.


Once that hardened i added the shoulder coverings and tidied it up a little with a happy knife or more GS.


And now one of the chest plates glued onto a set of grave guard legs.


I don't have the skill to add the raised detail that is on the actual Grave Guard chest plates. I'm thinking of just leaving them as is, after all, these aren't actually grave guard in game. so it shouldn't matter if only some of them have pretty embossed armour, right?
Actually, if anyone had advice on how to sculpt the little raised details, that would be sorely appreciated.

Well that's 1 down, only 19 to go... yay?

Orks 1500 points (deathskull/speedfreaks army)
Sisters of battle 1000 points (order of the turquoise rose)

My ongoing project of orky convershuns:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/491261.page
More recent (and more regularly updated) Vampire counts army
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/615574.page 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Looks good, a well done Undead army is always good to see, and the idea of an Elven Vampire is cool as well.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2014/09/20 15:06:24


   
 
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