Thursday, 2 January 2020

Death in the Drakwald - part III

Bad guys!

Gadding-about the Drakwald isn't going to be much fun unless there's a punch up in sight. And in order to facilitate some of the old ultra-violence I purchased this from ebay:



It is, of course, the character pack for the Tomb Kings (though they might just have been classed as 'Undead' when released). I bought this particular blister because it actually holds almost 10 individual minis, so I'll get a proper array of opponents for my Empire lads to duff up.

Trouble is, some of them have less-than-useful tabs on their little bony feet. This would make attaching them to my washer bases really hard. But I now have a 3D printer. So I designed some plug-in discs with apertures to hold the mini's pin. Seems to work well.


Here are some WIPs of the cadaverous fellows. As you can see I'm going for the classic Middlehammer colour combo of blue and purple, which both vibrate really nicely against the bone. I then added glowing green elements as an accent to make them pop.





I've also been looking at GW sprues for little components which might work as terrain at 10mm scale. I came across this fellow (from one of the Ogor Mawtribes sprues, I think).


Intended to be a dead cat (or maybe dog?) at Age of Sigmar scale, he works excellently as a rather more menacing giant carcass. I added the gold coins thinking that the local folk would be so in awe of the skeleton they've been leaving pennies by it for luck (much in the same way that folk throw pennies into wells for good fortune). Yes, skeletons are all fun and games, aren't they, until a Necromancer comes along? Oh, shoot...

Better photos of all the finished things soon.

13 comments:

  1. Very nice, like the green effect! I've got a full warmaster undead army sitting in a box never painted if you need any more bits for it. Archers, spearmen, cavalry and some characters.

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    3. Awww bless you MOTN. I'm mainly in the market for those Warmaster minis who can be separated into single minis (not those bunched up in ranks who can't be pulled apart). If you want drop me a line at mail [at] tearsofenvy.com

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  2. I’m really enjoying this project! Those color choices take me back to 4th ed Undead Army Book. Really excited to see everything together.

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  3. I've got that terrain piece somewhere - I always wondered where it came from. They look great - very good colour scheme and the painting on the hero's shield is particularly good.

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    1. Yeah that terrain piece was a find! I'm currently looking at my old Dreadfleet sprues to see what might work at 10mm scale.

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  5. More lovely work. That 3d spacer is very clever too. I suspect that I would have faffed about with cutting off the mounts and then using some overpowered glue to affix them to the washers (or pennies) and this is much more elegant.

    Regarding the regimental sprues, you could certainly cut them apart to get a few spearmen for example. Typically the strips are 5 figures wide, and you could get at least two usable figures out even if you have to cut apart the others.

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    1. Thanks again Lasgun! That's good to know about the rank and file sprues. I'll need to look at them carefully...

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