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Re: Deadcember 2016 is live! (ok, it's undead, but...)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:31 pm
by ZeroTwentythree
I hope it's OK to copy & paste from my ongoing plog in the Showroom....


It's officially Deadcember, and I've officially finished the first of the (un)dead for the season.


Skeletal demon and giant from Ral Partha. (Handgunner for scale.)

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Skeletal ogres from (left to right): Ral Partha Europe, Justin from the Oldhammer FB group, Ral Partha Europe, and Krakon Games.

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Time is getting a little tighter for me, so I cut a few corners but I still think they all look pretty good!

Re: Deadcember 2016 is live! (ok, it's undead, but...)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:00 pm
by Fimm McCool
Nice one! What really impresses me are the bases, such great details there.

I have made a good start on my zombie dragon, hopefully pics to follow on sunday.

Re: Deadcember 2016 is live! (ok, it's undead, but...)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:54 am
by ZeroTwentythree
Thanks. I like to add a little extra detail & color on the undead bases --especially the big ones -- to contrast with the limited pallets of my undead figures. These one's were a bit of a rushed mess, though. First time trying out some pre-made tufts, too. I usually use cheap paintbrush bristles (sometimes stained with paint or ink.) But this was a nice change, as they were already prepped & gathered in bunches.


Next up for Deadcember's paint-a-thon (December is shaping up to involve more painting than the entire rest of the year at this pace) is a group of five skeletons that I believe are old Citadel. I'm not sure, I got them as part of a trade. They are bigger than the Nightmare Legion, but they will probably end up as filling in odd units either in the Legion or elsewhere, as needed. They're really nice sculpts, I wish I had more that were similar to this. I've had no luck in finding old metal skeletons, though -- other than these, obviously. Shields are Empire heaters with the tiny hole filled in & sanded smooth.

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Re: Deadcember 2016 is live! (ok, it's undead, but...)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:25 am
by ZeroTwentythree
Rapid work on two more figures for Deadcember. And more cheating. ;)

One is a wight that I got in a trade. It was painted very close to my own style, so I just kept the paint, gave him a new shield and base. I think it's another old Citadel figure.

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The other is the third of my vulture sculpts. Finally painted after working on the sculpting for many long years, and then the figure has been primed and sitting on my desk since earlier this year. (I got frustrated with his staff and stole the top and bottom from the GW Mordheim sprue.) Going with the limited pallette of the Undeadish again -- but I probably still could have done a little better. Worked on it in little five minute increments, whenever I could get to it, over the past few days. I should get a photo of the three sculpts together.

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Re: Deadcember 2016 is live! (ok, it's undead, but...)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:57 pm
by ardyer
Love the vulture, he looks excellent!

Re: Deadcember 2016 is live! (ok, it's undead, but...)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:05 pm
by Mister Rab
An excellent start! Well done, chaps 8-)

Re: Deadcember 2016 is live! (ok, it's undead, but...)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:18 am
by ZeroTwentythree
Dead crop fields count, right? A few years ago when I was working on terrain, I could't find plain coir mats anywhere. For whatever reason, they all had printed designs (borders, graphics, text, etc.) on them. I happened to notice plain (and inexpensive) ones this past week at the local Home Despot (Home Depot = US hardware chain, I usually add the S.) I should have picked up a pile of them for more extensive croplands. Maybe after the holidays.

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Re: Deadcember 2016 is live! (ok, it's undead, but...)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:38 am
by Fimm McCool
My first (hopefully of many) offerings for Deadcember, the classic Tom Meier Zombie Dragon and a proxy Mikael Jacsen. The bases aren't done yet as I'm going to base the whole lot at the same time as I make the terrain they're going onto (hopefully over Christmas- nothing like optimism about how much I'll get done!).

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The colour scheme for the dragon is based on the stunning Blanche painting:
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Re: Deadcember 2016 is live! (ok, it's undead, but...)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:23 pm
by ZeroTwentythree
Nice work. I really like the contrast of the red vs. black. That dragon is such a.classic model, and I've always loved the illustration as well.

Re: Deadcember 2016 is live! (ok, it's undead, but...)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:36 pm
by Steve63
As promised on page 1
A Vampire

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