Blog posts : "vampire counts"

Dem bones!

February 11, 2012

Ok - 60 skeletons (ok for a hero) done. Finally. This took a long time because halfway through I had to travel to San Fran for a week. I captured most of the steps for these on video and will do a "speed painting skeletons" tutorial soon(ish). The photos make them look a wee bit too colorf…

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Mantic Zombies - a little disappointed...

January 26, 2012

Hi everyone! So obviously right now I'm doing a lot of work on Vampire Counts, and in particular lately I like to try and get core units done first with the characters/monsters etc as "carrots" to keep me painting (ie after finishing core I can paint something a little more fun). Zombies are apparen…

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Painted Vampire Counts Crypt Horrors

January 22, 2012

Finished painting up a few of the new Crypt Horror models last night - a quick and dirty job, no pun intended. I have a (somewhat shorter than the last one) video tutorial linked at the bottom of this post. Larger pics in the gallery as usual. They have a bit of glare, which seems to be plaguing my …

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Vargheists Painting Tutorial Video Posted

January 21, 2012

Hey folks, my latest painting tutorial video is up - finally - for some reason the upload kept failing over the past couple of days (it was a 4 hour upload). I think the quality of this one is somewhat improved over the previous ones, and hopefully they will keep getting better (assuming I am able t…

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Vampire Counts Vargheists Painted

January 17, 2012

Finished up the first set of new Vampire Counts models - a unit of 3 Vargheists (I may do more - but for the next box I think I want to paint Crypt Horrors!). These were fun and relatively painless to paint - I wanted to try a darker color scheme than the official pale skinned ones. I also took a lo…

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Terrorgheist finished

August 12, 2011

Yikes - this guy took a lot longer than I expected to paint, and is hard to photograph - those wings are TALL! The thing I think took the longest was just trying to keep the bones neat and separate from the membranes. That said, I love the model itself and I'm really quite pleased with how it turned…

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Vampires on Ebay this Evening

October 10, 2010

Hi everyone - just a heads up that the complete VC army will be hitting Ebay tonight at 7:29 PST.  It will be listed with a buy it now price so if you are interested at all I recommend checking it out early to be safe.  I'll post a link to the auction when it goes live.

Update: Auction is now liv…

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New Vampire Counts Showcase Video

October 5, 2010

Hi everyone - I completed the Blood Knights and along with that I have put the finishing touches on another showcase video, including music and sound effects appropriate for October :)  This also takes the army north of 3000 points. Aaaaaand I will have to sell it soon.  That's the deal I have with …

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Blood Knights Teaser

October 3, 2010

I picked up a box of the new Dragon Princes and assembled them yesterday, and *almost* got them finished today as "counts as" Blood Knights for my VC force. The main reason I can't get them done is the giant banner - I need to figure out how to approach it because I suck at freehand and dont have an…

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More Grave Guard

September 29, 2010

So! I've added to the Grave Guard unit and now have 30 of them. With the completion of that unit, I now have 3000 points of Vampires painted. I am, however, still tempted to paint some of those new Dragon Prince models as Blood Knights (they are being released this weekend). We'll see.

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Cairn Wraiths and a Banshee

September 26, 2010

Today I decided to add a small unit of  Cairn Wraiths and a Banshee to the Vampire Counts army. After finishing these, I'm 10 Grave Guard away from 3000 points. Basically I went to GW, picked up a box of Empire Flagellants and a metal Banshee and whipped them up in an ethereal color scheme. Pretty h…

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Another Vampire

September 25, 2010

Two updates in one day - crazy. This guy was lying around primed in my office for a LONG, long time. Today I decided to paint him - took me a couple of hours. His eyes look better in person, I think the camera is making the red of them flare a bit.

This could serve as a Lord on foot or just a basic …

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Vampire Counts Skeleton Unit

September 25, 2010

Hey folks! So, it seems I have hit "critical mass" with my wife's tolerance for my hobby spending - I'm getting a constant stream of "when are you going to sell some of this" queries. So choices have to be made!

I think in the very near future I will be listing my Imperial Guard and my Vampire Count…

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First game with my Vampires

September 4, 2010

I had my first game with VC (ever) last night. 2k points against lizardmen .  We played watchtower (first time we've played that or used the building rules.

He was running

-Slaan with a 2+ range save, +1 dice for every cast, cupped hands, only hurt via magic weapons. He was running him without TG.

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Second Varghulf

August 19, 2010

Hey folks,

So I've read quite good things about Varghulf's in 8th edition (as flankers) and even better things about running two of them in a list. With that in mind I've painted up a second one, and this takes me to 1998 points painted. I kinda want to keep going!  However, I'm also starting to g…

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Vampire Hero (Konrad Miniature)

August 16, 2010

Finished this guy up this evening - I believe I will go back and hit the blood drops with some gloss. But overall pretty happy with how he turned out. He will be embedded in one of the ghoul units. 

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Vampire Lord and Corpse Cart

August 14, 2010

Hey folks, couple of cool new minis to share with you tonight!

I'm really happy with how these guys turned out. They aren't done to a display standard or anything, and I cut lots of corners, but they still look quite striking on the table!  I especially like the corpse cart results, with the green b…

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Two Necromancers Completed

July 27, 2010

Finished up these two Necromancer heroes for my growing Vampire Counts army - they are built from the Empire Battle Wizards kit, which is a really nice little kit for this purpose imo! As you can see, they shop at the same tailor. I guess my Vampires have a uniform dress code that they demand of the…

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More Grave Guard, and a Varghulf

July 24, 2010

Hi guys, still trucking along on the Vampire Counts. I boosted the Grave Guard up to 20 (with great weapons) and added a Varghulf - I hear they are pretty good in 8th edition. In fact, I'll probably use two once I go up to a high enough points limit with the army. Still have another 30 ghouls to pai…

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Grave Guard Completed

July 22, 2010

Hey folks,

Uploaded a shot of some Grave Guard to the Latest Minis gallery on the left. I was going for an old, decrepit feel with these guys but not so much rusty because these aren't normal skeletons - they are the barrow wights of ancient kings. They probably had well oiled armor.  I actually bou…

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