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Barbarian Wrath – Part 5

Time to make another visit to the grim and barbaric world of Hate. This time I’ve tackled one of the largest models in the set, a prince from the primitive tribe of Um’Kator.

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He’s a big lad, towering over most of the other models – it’s easy to see why, in a world where might makes right, the practical people of Um’Kator have put him in charge.

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I also completed these two gents from the tribe of Sarrassa; creatures which combine all the best bits of barbarian warriors, shambling zombies and… erm… trees into one dread form.

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Anyway, that’s all the Hate we have time for today but rest assured – there’ll be more dirty barbarians in the future!


The Wight Stripes

Bouncing straight from one undead Blood Bowl team to another might seem like madness but as usual there is a method lurking in there somewhere. My thinking goes something like this; the core of both teams are made up of zombies and ghouls, and in fact I’ve used these interchangeably as I put together the Necromantic Horrors team. That only leaves me with a few skeletons, wights and mummies to paint to get Shambling Undead team up and running as well. So I put my necromantic energies to good use again this week and got the two mummies match ready.  

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Followed by a pair of Wights…

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…one more Ghoul…

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…and four Skeleton linemen.

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Put them all together with some models borrowed from my Necromantic Horrors team and we have another completed team. Not bad for a weeks’ work!

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Of course, this is still far from being all of the Blood Bowl players lurking on the desk – expect to see more shortly as this sporting extravaganza continues!


The Up-Town Ghouls – Part 5

It’s July, the sun is shining and everyone wants to get outdoors and run around in the fresh air. These long hot summer days are making me feel like taking up a sport so I’m going to spend this month concentrate on my Blood Bowl backlog.

First to take to the pitch are my team of Necromantic Horrors. I’ve been working on these since the start of the year so now it’s time to get the last couple of players unearthed and unleashed. After all you can’t have a team called the Up-Town Ghouls without a pair of ghouls can you?

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And just like that the team are ready for action!

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Of course there’s still a few other odds and ends before we can call this project done; a couple of counters…

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… and a couple of markers. These actually belong with the Shambling Undead team (more on them soon) but I really like the look of them so I fast-tracked them up the queue and decided to lend them out to the Ghouls whenever they need them.

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Now they just need someone to play against. I already have my Orc teams but variety is the spice of life and I’ve got plenty more Blood Bowl on the desk so let’s see what else we can get finished over the next few weeks.


The Up-Town Ghouls – Part 4

I’m aware that the last time I posted anything about this team I promised that I’d be adding a couple of ghouls to the roster and since then a) I’ve been completely distracted by other things and b) I’ve still not painted any ghouls. In the interests of redressing the balance a little though here’s a bunch more zombies. 

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No-one can accused this team of lacking bodies (boom boom). Here’s all the zombies I’ve painted so far.

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Anyway, next time I work on this team it really will be ghouls because those aside the team is almost done. 


Cursed City: Kosargi Nightguard – Part 2

Back in March I painted up one of the Kosargi Nightguard for Cursed City and it’s been weighing on my mind ever since that I never painted the other one. Time to roll up my sleeves and do something about that! 

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With him done both of these undead ogres are ready to go stamping through the streets and terrifying the locals…

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…and I’m one set of models closer to getting the game fully painted up! 


Guardians of the Grave

A project which has been on my (very long) “to do” list for a while has been to put together a Warcry warband of Vampire Counts Soulblight Gravelords. My love for this kind of undead goes back a long time so getting some shambling corpses on the table for some skirmish action was always inevitable. What’s more, by cannibalising models I’ve already painted for other projects this one was almost up and running already making it a perfect early candidate for my campaign to complete some neglected projects. 

In fact the other day I realised that I was only two models short of having it finished, and the models in question were ones I’d been wanting to tackle for quite a while anyway; my pair of converted Grave Guard. I’ve always been a fan of the Grave Guard models but sadly time has not been kind to them and they do look a bit short compared to the new skeletons (actually the skeletons are a bit tall, looming over the new zombies, which is unfortunate but also just splitting hairs). Anyway, I decided to kitbash two new Grave Guard from the new skeletons, something you can read all about here. Now it was time to get them painted so here we have them; one with a great weapon…

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…and one with a “sword and board”. 

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Add them to a mix of models from my existing undead collection and we have this little lot ready for games of Warcry. That’s a vampire lord, a kosargi nightguard, two skeletons, three zombies, a vargheist and of course, two grave guard.

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Next up I want to turn my attention to one of the bigger projects on my “to do” list, I’ll aim to have something posted about that soon. 


Cursed City: Kosargi Nightguard – Part 1

Hulking undead Ogres, the Kosargi Nightguard are amongst the most dangerous servants of the Cursed City’s vampire overlords. The game contains two of these mighty brutes and you would think, if I had my brain properly engaged, that I would have painted both of them at same time. I didn’t though, I got all excited about painting this one whilst the other is still lurking in the box. 

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He was a lovely model to paint though so at some point soon I’ll get it together to paint up his partner in crime.


The Up-Town Ghouls – Part 3

More undead sportsmen take to the pitch! After taking a bit of a break to concentrate on Fembruary it’s time that I got back to Blood Bowl and my Necromantic Horrors team. First to come lurching out of the corpse-works we have a hulking flesh golem. 

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He’ll be joining his team mate who I painted previously in providing some reanimated muscle for the team.

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He’s not alone either, joining him on the pitch are two fresh(-ish!) zombies.

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I also added to the selection of Blood Bowl balls I have available with these two disgusting offerings.

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With these done the team is coming together nicely, the next thing it needs is a pair of ghouls.


Dead Men Walking – Part 3

Summoned into a horrifying semblance of life by the necromantic powers invested in my paintbrush, more zombies shamble forth to enact my dread will!

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Having worked on these I’m feeling that I really ought to crack on with the ones from the Cursed City set now. Then again a zombie is a zombie in my book and these will undoubtedly end up getting used in games of Cursed City anyway.


Ghost Stories – Part 10

I’ve always felt that the dreadscythe harridans were a little bit naff. The concept of savage ghosts with jagged claws is suitably terrifying in and of itself but Games Workshop, in their wisdom, clearly felt it wasn’t enough. Instead they kept adding things, striving for something unique that they could put their stamp on, and ended up over-egging the pudding. It was bad enough that they gave them a contrived back-story about them all having been doctors (and seriously GW, haven’t you done the evil doctors thing to death by now) but then they decided that they would all be female as well. Of course conveying femininity isn’t easy when all you have to work with is an animated sheet with enormous claws, but rather than rise to the challenge they decided to make do with putting flowers in their hair. Here’s one of the studio models so that anyone who isn’t familiar with them can see what I’m on about. 

Dreadscythe Harridan

I had intended to let the murderous-stabby-lady-doctor-flower-power-ghosts pass me by, but I got the chance to buy a single one rather than a full box and talked myself into it on the grounds that she would bring variety to my Nighthaunt warband. What better time to get her painted than Fembruary? 

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I replaced the skull of the original model with the head from the zombie kit (also from GW) which I think makes her look a bit more scary, and – to my eye at least – makes the flowers look less out of place.