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Cragum
15-06-2009, 20:10
Right a whole 2 skaven battle force boxsets has sat in my room for long enough and yes true i have been doing orcs so every good reason but i feel it is about time my skaven got a fighting chance!

The idea im going with is that the army is very undead based like hopefully i will have skaven in back ranks coming out the ground due to the love of clan pestilence. Even the grey seer is formed like a plague preist sorta guy.

Right i will have to double post here as theres a few pictures to start off with! Going to start painting tonight.

Right first you may of seen before but heres my assassin!
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo1316.jpg

And the whole army
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0308.jpg

Malorian
15-06-2009, 20:38
It's a good start.

Why does the tail change color in the clan rat though? (flesh at base and brown at tip)

Colonel Cleric
15-06-2009, 21:53
Looking good, paint paint paint, i see how you withdraw your OnG's when i start Dwarfs!

CC

bob_the_small
15-06-2009, 21:58
You and colonel cant keep the same army! But the orcs run from dwarfs? Proposterous! Good luck on these rats.

Cragum
16-06-2009, 20:47
It's a good start.

Why does the tail change color in the clan rat though? (flesh at base and brown at tip)

right first answer here is i basically started painting it not long ago and well lets just say i havent been to well lately so i kinda stopped myself before i started screwing it all up so not to get it all over the model instead just the end of the tail.



You and colonel cant keep the same army! But the orcs run from dwarfs? Proposterous! Good luck on these rats.


and bob my dear boy i actually have to defend the skaven here as ive had the skaven since i was 18 years of age and im now 21. i kinda gave upn on them to play lotr battle game and that went craps up! lol

but yes i agree no orcs would you find running from a dwarf!

anyways time for the pictures! and what ive been upto today! well no painting as of yet til hopefully later on, but i have returned to the hatred sport of assembling clan rats, all 20 of them bad times indeed :skull:

last night i assembled the remaining 10 plaguie monks making my army have a total of 40 :evilgrin: i love them they look so evil!

ive also managed to make a unit of giant rats extra so i have one packmaster who got to have a giant bunch of rats and a giant rat! lucky him.

right pictures then

heres one of my many undead skaven rising from the depths of earth
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0292.jpg
heres the unit of spearrats
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0289.jpg
and the back
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0291.jpg

my plague priest
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0286.jpg

will be continued... in a second...

Cragum
16-06-2009, 20:53
right to finish off the post from before.

here is my special little cragum style project for my skaven

CENSER BEAERERS!
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0283.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0288.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0287.jpg

Also heres my second unit of plague monks and also the back rank of my spearrats
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0285.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0284.jpg


hopefully i can get some critique from everyone on my stuff

cheers muchly cragum:skull:

bob_the_small
16-06-2009, 20:57
Awesome conversions!

Colonel Cleric
16-06-2009, 21:00
Looking ace craig, another method of being cheap as ******* with models making 'Undead Skaven', and you got angry when i made zombie units using body parts!

Census bearers looking cool, the one on the far right reminded me of Donatello from TMNT for some reason...

Paint, Paint, Paint!

CC

Gargobot
16-06-2009, 21:04
Okay you have quite a lot to paint, good luck with that. *thumbs up*
I like your cold green, it goes very well with the snow bases. The grey assassin is a nice change from the usual, and the censer bearer conversions look very promising.
Subscribed. :)

Cragum
16-06-2009, 21:04
Looking ace craig, another method of being cheap as ******* with models making 'Undead Skaven', and you got angry when i made zombie units using body parts!

Census bearers looking cool, the one on the far right reminded me of Donatello from TMNT for some reason...

Paint, Paint, Paint!

CC

in fairness ive not exactly been cheap as ive got some legs with no use now:D

and btw to people, the censer bearers arent actually close to being finished yet as always with my models!:chrome:
cleric calm on the painting front im just sorting out where the skaven are gonna go in my room and i will paint something but i dont know what. any ideas?

Colonel Cleric
16-06-2009, 21:11
Get some core choices painted up to give a basic colour scheme, then you can spend time on your other nice additions and tweak the scheme to how you want, still stuck on what to use for my dwarfs- orange atm!

CC

Cragum
16-06-2009, 21:20
Get some core choices painted up to give a basic colour scheme, then you can spend time on your other nice additions and tweak the scheme to how you want, still stuck on what to use for my dwarfs- orange atm!

CC

well im gonna have a go at the ratling gun i think, plus im going to work on my plague monks ive decided. maybe even have a start on grey seer.


Okay you have quite a lot to paint, good luck with that. *thumbs up*
I like your cold green, it goes very well with the snow bases. The grey assassin is a nice change from the usual, and the censer bearer conversions look very promising.
Subscribed. :)

cheers greatly Gargobot, yeah well the assassin was going on the idea of the snow bases due to fact i love the idea of lots of blood in the snow!
the annoying thing is the next plague monk unit wont be as well done as i no longer have green ink what gave them the gloossy sorta slime ridden green i wanted!

its really simple aswell, it was rotten flesh basecoat followed by a wash twice over with green ink! mind you i want the second unit to have a slight different colouration so im thinking a kind of brownish green.

and as for censers ive seen people just due cride conversions of a plague monk and i didnt want that for mine, i wanted the essence of these kind of gribby old monks with proper hunchbacks.

cheers for the subscribe!


Awesome conversions!

as always bob ta muchly!:skull:

cheers and loverlys cragum:skull:

Cragum
18-06-2009, 00:38
By god its like i only posted yesterday with some pictures when im doing it again! by jove these ratmen have got me hooked!

anyways yes as i am now in a smidge of a lil competition against colonel cleric and his dwarfs and who can get them done fastest!

clearly me!

anyways as hopefully im doing so i have been painting some parts of my ratling gun, grey seer and plague priest who i always find no need for in a game but i am mesmerized to paint said model everytime i see it!

anyways enough babble-crab and on with the pictures!

Ratling gun front and back { well side and side ]
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0300.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0293-2.jpg

grey seer {i love this model ]
plus to not that here this is to show what it is like before you put a new wash on him. tomorrow the finished product hopefully.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0298.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0299.jpg

finally plague priest
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0296.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0297.jpg

hopefully people can as always give me some feedback!

Cheers muchly and loverlys cragum

Colonel Cleric
18-06-2009, 08:28
skin looks nice and.... ratty.

Your painting quick, but i have my secret weapon which im finishing up- Thorek!

My models still havnt arrived so im still trying out colour schemes for them.

CC

IrraSevilla
18-06-2009, 09:12
Really nice work, I love the cense bearers. the main idea is really good.

Wanting to see the bearers finished...

WORK!! WORK!! MAN-THING!!!

Cheers
Israel

Cragum
18-06-2009, 09:15
skin looks nice and.... ratty.

Your painting quick, but i have my secret weapon which im finishing up- Thorek!

My models still havnt arrived so im still trying out colour schemes for them.

CC

correction youve got your only weapon that is thorek lol. wait that means you aint using dwarves tonight then? or are you im confused here.

yeah im also started painting a couple rat orges and a night runner concept job with the night leader model of the unit.

im quite liking the skin, i will show you the grey seer tonight when we have the game as ive done a rate good job on him. been steady as anything with my hand on this one.

i think i have a thing for making more ffort on models who use magic. also ive started my warlock engineer over again. so tonight the plague priest will be a stand in for him.

still need the 750pt list aswell as the 2000pt?

spetswalshe
18-06-2009, 10:12
Great paint job on all fronts. It's good to see some Censer conversions too - hunchbacks make them look a lot cooler.

bob_the_small
18-06-2009, 14:17
Grey Seer on foot? Disgraceful! He needs a screaming bell!

Cragum
18-06-2009, 16:43
Grey Seer on foot? Disgraceful! He needs a screaming bell!

ahhh see thats where ive caught you out there my dear friend! im currently under planning stages of sed screamy bell. but as you will notice that his base is not gravelled it is actually woodenised like decking!

i am making the screaming bell with a gap to fit his base in and then when it is destroyted. god forbid it is i will be able to sit him down on the board nice and easy but for today just a grey seer involved as im yet to grasp whats good in my army! :skull:

bob_the_small
18-06-2009, 18:07
You know you've got those "undead" skaven".... you could say they were hiding in the ground like ninjas, then they saw the enemy... and popped out!

Cragum
19-06-2009, 00:11
You know you've got those "undead" skaven".... you could say they were hiding in the ground like ninjas, then they saw the enemy... and popped out!

hahaa na more like they would scramble to get in the ground when the enemy appeared. today i learnt one thing. ratling guns are ace and so are plague censers!

knights do not like censers at all! :skull::skull:

was a strange pairing two 2000pts of dwarves and skaven vs empire 4000pt army.
in end due to heavy amounts of people being tired at half 12 we called it and me and colonels dwarfs won in the end probably by not that much.

proud to see everything i painted using perfectly apart from hating dispel scrolls thanks to daves many wizards. { 3 level 2s and belfazar gelt ]

tomorrow morning im going to carry on painting and maybe getting plague monks unit 1 bases done and finishing the skin and as always working on my ratling gun, grey seer and plague priest.:skull: joy:skull:


anyways cheers for the comments and shizzle everyone keep it coming :D

thankyou and muchly night night cragum;)

Colonel Cleric
19-06-2009, 08:59
Yay Censers!

Twas a good game, even though we shouldnt have been on the same team, plus the fact i misfired and rolled 1's on my warmachines and did nothing for 2 turns with my anvil, but next week...

CC

Fhoen
19-06-2009, 23:30
really really nice work... keep it comming with those pictures... i enjoy ur technique!!

Cragum
20-06-2009, 00:04
Yay Censers!

Twas a good game, even though we shouldnt have been on the same team, plus the fact i misfired and rolled 1's on my warmachines and did nothing for 2 turns with my anvil, but next week...

CC

you have dwarfs who are essentially from green peace. that was insanely lucky on daves behlaf how you were rolling so bad for them war machines all time. we got lucky aswell though. i have learnt that rat swarms = pure evil unit holders. specially with poisned attacks.


really really nice work... keep it comming with those pictures... i enjoy ur technique!!

thankyou for your comment have to say i didnt know i had a technique at all lol


well now for the updating of the army for tonight, being as i could not be half arsed to get my whole army or even one model from my battle yesterday i decided to focus on my warlock engineer model.

true i had got into painting him and all that but then i looked at him and said to myself. i can do better than this.

so over last night to this afternoon i put him some wilko surface cleaner 'BLUE STUFF' as im calling it. and shazam he is clean and ready to be redone.

I originally went for two hand blades think the warpness would go between but now i changed and went for something cooler. now he is like a wizard, he has his very first staff.

so heres the new and improved un named warlock in first stages before any greenstuff has touched him. btw thats a globe in his left hand.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0306-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0307-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0308-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0309-1.jpg

and yes they are all random bits i was 'scurrying' through to find what i needed lol

well hopefully people like him as much as my painting. and hopefully should have him greened by next week midweek and then tomorrow morning im going to paint some stuff up.

cheers and muchly loves cragum

IrraSevilla
20-06-2009, 17:47
It looks great mate. Really nice spear!!

bob_the_small
20-06-2009, 22:21
The backpack doesnt suit him..... looks too much like a space marine.... maybe a different one? or try some GS and skaven bits?

Gargobot
21-06-2009, 03:45
Definately a nice conversion, but I have to agree with bob - the backpack looks wrong, maybe try some GS to make it look cruder.
Anyhow, looking forward to see some paint on him. :)

Cragum
21-06-2009, 15:46
The backpack doesnt suit him..... looks too much like a space marine.... maybe a different one? or try some GS and skaven bits?


Definately a nice conversion, but I have to agree with bob - the backpack looks wrong, maybe try some GS to make it look cruder.
Anyhow, looking forward to see some paint on him. :)


true but as i said its in the first stage :D the backpack i have plans for a 3rd kind of exhaust pipe to be sticking out the back with smoke coming out all 3 in the end. like either side and back.
i have thought about other ideas but the marine one for me seemed right. i need to beat it up a little bit just to get the undead effect on it but its just last few days been a smidge busy and also maybe tonight i may be taken away from the attention of a tyranid lictor i bought for modelling and painting puroses only today.

i cant wait to paint him though because i love painting robes on skaven, skin on the other hand is a no no :D



It looks great mate. Really nice spear!!


i know :D i was uber impressed with myself when i had made it, one of those moments when the glue sticks and you lean back and go. 'Yes'

anyways till next time what will be tonight i bet i will say thankyou for all ya comments and hope i can hear more!

cheers and loverly cragum:skull:

Gargobot
21-06-2009, 21:06
i know :D i was uber impressed with myself when i had made it, one of those moments when the glue sticks and you lean back and go. 'Yes'
Didn't recognize that this was a conversion at all, now that I know: kudos!

Cragum
21-06-2009, 21:14
Didn't recognize that this was a conversion at all, now that I know: kudos!

theres actually quite a bit to it when you say that, the spears made of two clanrat spears stuck either side of a knights of chaos spear been cut down, the other hand is made from a zombie hand what you get for banners and the globe is a empire cannonball with the icon filed away.

plus he had to have a new tail stuck on as when in his original conversion i was a bit sloppy with a knife and the tails life was how do i put it, cut short...:evilgrin:

Cragum
22-06-2009, 18:03
Right just a hint of an update for now as i will be updating later but i realised something i made ages ago has never been shown to general public so i thought i should kinda go oooh look what i did:evilgrin:

this is an ent i made from greenstuff only ages ago for my LOTR army of elves and trees. there was another but i never got round to finishing him. he is somewhere in my draws and boxs i am sure of it.

anyways yes i just wanted to show people and see what people thought of my ent because he is like one of me proudest creations made to date. { btw i dont mean big headily by what i just said i mean like i dont think im gonna do much better than that tbh with you. ]

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0315.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0314.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0313-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0312-1.jpg

hope everyone likes him i always liked the name whisper for him. sad i know

anyways cheers and loverly muchos cragumly :skull:

Gargobot
22-06-2009, 18:13
That's a very nice Ent, and a very impressive one considering that he's self sculpted. There's every reason to be proud.

I always wondered how much GS do you need for a model of that size?

Cragum
22-06-2009, 18:19
That's a very nice Ent, and a very impressive one considering that he's self sculpted. There's every reason to be proud.

I always wondered how much GS do you need for a model of that size?

now thats a bloomin question and a half!:D

well if i remember as this was a while back now he probabaly used 2 packets maybe nearly 3 packs but i did use sum sprue to reinforce him. although i have made something what took lets say about 6 packs of greenstuff to make and i tbh would like to show you what it looked like but i hate myself for the horrid thing i made. id show it only if you begged :evilgrin: so please dont beg:p

Gargobot
22-06-2009, 18:38
Oh please Cragum, wise and handsome acolyte of the true Norris, he who roundhouse-kicked the universe into existence. Show us the great offspring of a thousand (or six) packs of greenstuff.

Elazar The Glorified
22-06-2009, 20:46
I really love your Plague Priest and your Assassin minis, they look really well painted. The Plague Monks etc. look promising.
Your ent looks awesome, you have every reason to be very proud of that, it's clearly taken a good amount of work and looks super. Well done! :)

IrraSevilla
23-06-2009, 08:00
Oh please Cragum, wise and handsome acolyte of the true Norris, he who roundhouse-kicked the universe into existence. Show us the great offspring of a thousand (or six) packs of greenstuff.

Wise Cragum, we will mortify ourselves until the 6-packf-of-greenstuff's advent, so stop our calvary and reveal it to the world :D

Cragum
24-06-2009, 02:31
I return again with aloverly update for ye all! well the like 5 people commenting! lol

anyways yes so tonight i have night runners, rat orges, plague rat swarms and also something else!

right so basiacllay with these pictures a small explanation. i promise. night runners are sticking to the theme of moody green due to the grubby nature plus i dont like the black coloured night runners.

right pictures.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0300-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0296-1.jpg


next the rat orge in early painting stages just done skin main just got to make him look a bit more rotty.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0294.jpg

a simple rat swarm what im quite happy with as it takes no time at all to paint.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0298-1.jpg

and my ratling done up a bit more.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0299-1.jpg

right anyways thats enough of that and ta very muchly foilksum! Hope to get a lot of C&C from you all!

Cragum
24-06-2009, 02:36
AAAAAAAANNNNNNDDDDDD due to epic begging of two folk saying please.

i present to you a creature i hate so much now and i bet you know why.

this was a creation back in my 40k days a long time ago and he was for my now non exsistant nurgle army. im very tempted to recreate him a smidge and repaint him because it looks awful.


My Greater Nurgle Daemon.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0302-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0303-1.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0304-2.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0301-1.jpg

i really want to know what people think of this big fella as i think he is awful and dont even ask about the paintjob. swear im gonna redo him.

ta muchly cheers muchly!:skull::skull:

Gargobot
24-06-2009, 15:26
Nice painting on the Skaven.

I think the paint job on the Greater Lump of Nurgle is very nurgly; keep it.
The sculpt would look better with distinguishable fingers and some muscle definition on the arms imho.

And am I the only one who is reminded of the Swamp Thing right now?

IrraSevilla
24-06-2009, 16:00
Nice painting on the Skaven.

I think the paint job on the Greater Lump of Nurgle is very nurgly; keep it.
The sculpt would look better with distinguishable fingers and some muscle definition on the arms imho.

And am I the only one who is reminded of the Swamp Thing right now?

I was thinking "what the hell does it remind me???" exactly, the swamp thing!!!

bob_the_small
24-06-2009, 22:48
I like all your stuff! That rat ogre and ratling gun are awesome, I like the skin... I dont like nurgle, so ... "no Comment"

Cragum
24-06-2009, 23:18
Nice painting on the Skaven.

I think the paint job on the Greater Lump of Nurgle is very nurgly; keep it.
The sculpt would look better with distinguishable fingers and some muscle definition on the arms imho.

And am I the only one who is reminded of the Swamp Thing right now?


I was thinking "what the hell does it remind me???" exactly, the swamp thing!!!


well im going to do some work to him when ive got alot of my skaven done tbh. i want to add nails like nurgley and then i also want to like you say add a bit more structured on the shoulders and arms.

but for the moment skaven


I like all your stuff! That rat ogre and ratling gun are awesome, I like the skin... I dont like nurgle, so ... "no Comment"

why thankyou bob and i did warn you that you wouldnt like it :D

but thankyou about the saven stuff comment, ive actually painted all the skaven rat swarms. and tbh im very happpy with the result.just got to get another paint form the craftshop i get my paints from to get the bases right as mine ha srun out. :cries: bad times:cries:

what should i paint next? plague monks or night runners? or rat ogres?

Gargobot
25-06-2009, 10:37
I think the rat ogre looks very promising, I'd like to see more rat ogres.

bob_the_small
25-06-2009, 17:17
More rat ogres!

Cragum
30-06-2009, 22:10
Update finally, colonel cleric shall be pleased with me now as he has been asking uss to update me blog lately.

so ive mostly been staring at giant rats and not the men like kind as ive been focusing for some reason all the giant rat packs and pack masters are now starting to get worked on.

Ive only done two packs upto now but im starting on the rest tonight aswell as a pack master or 2.

Ive been working on my small unit off night/gutter runners. just started on some of their skin and clothing.

Right enough rambling im going to show ya the goods.

Giant rats pack 1
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0294-1.jpg
Giant rats pack 2
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0295.jpg
A lil close-up
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0296-2.jpg
night/gutter runners in progress
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0298-2.jpg
pack master from behind
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0293-3.jpg
All my plague rat swarms
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0299-2.jpg

Hope i get some good feedback from all you loverly folks!


Cheers n lovely muchos cragum

Dirty Diszle
12-07-2009, 22:15
Alright mate, Skaven are looking awesome the more I see them the more likely it is that they are going to be my next project... Untill every thursday when I spank your emo bottom with my Empire Knights :P

Just started my empire log check it out!!

Cragum
04-08-2009, 23:37
hello!

well its been a really long while but been a bit caught up with summer of war and work and all that plus the celebration of me and my girlfriend standig each other for a whole year now! lol

anyways its about time i gave you lovely people out there something else to look at skaven like and all that.

well i finally got the one model ive wanted for skaven and ive pulled my finger out and my greenstuff and ive got some loverly new unit made. now can anyone guess what ive made?

pictures...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0330.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0331.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0329.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0328.jpg

the second lot i just need to sort out a bit of GS on the hands and such to sort them out. im hoping to make about 10 of these loverly ratkin.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0326.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_0327.jpg

I LOVE THIS MODEL!!! he equals nasty evil!!!!

cheers muchlys hope for some good c&c

CRAGUM

N810
05-08-2009, 03:56
Nice conversions with the Karoot guns and wood shields. :D

bob_the_small
05-08-2009, 12:32
Nice conversions! Nice to see this log running again!

Queekvondrak
05-08-2009, 16:42
nice work on all of the skaven although they seem a bit bright for skaven for me thats just my opinion

i must ask for ur color recipe for your fur

unwanted
05-08-2009, 19:04
Very nice work all over, though the pages of Skrolk's book need lettering/illustrations/something.

But indeed, very nice work, even if undead rats aren't my cup o'tea...

Cragum
05-08-2009, 20:31
nice work on all of the skaven although they seem a bit bright for skaven for me thats just my opinion

i must ask for ur color recipe for your fur

now which fur do you mean as there is 2 types, theres the grey on and the greeny one.

the grey is made by a combination of 4 different layers of dark to lighter shades of grey. then for green its just a special made green i use for this army dry brushed on.


Nice conversions! Nice to see this log running again!

cheers man its good to be back on here actually feel like ive let myself down abit on the update side of things.


Nice conversions with the Karoot guns and wood shields. :D

cheers man i love working with random materials on my models, wait till you see my screaming bell!


Very nice work all over, though the pages of Skrolk's book need lettering/illustrations/something.

But indeed, very nice work, even if undead rats aren't my cup o'tea...

oh dont worry im planning on the writing, but at moment lord skrolk is a WiP.
i will be posting update tonight before bed time :D i will also have another few models to show you all! woot. :skull::skull::skull:

Cragum

Cragum
29-11-2009, 13:57
WELL HELLO...:D

A long long time since i last appeared on this thread with anything but its about time a bit of threadromancy was used to make me show you what i have been getting on with.

Firstly without any picture ive finally got my screaming bell and deathmaster sknitch!

but for things with pictures ive done a little bit of work to start myself off again. Firstly a paint job for my warlock engineer and secondly the creation of a vermin lord as im so chuffed they brought them back!

Firstly the walrock
not finished completely but i just have to finish with the warpblade what i know feel is annoyingly outdated in new rules and pointless.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0051.jpg

Secondly my loverly converted verminlord ive been working on for a wee wile just couldnt find his left arm till 3 nights ago...
basic rat ogre kit but with the arm twisted to be pointing and the head of a chaos warhound with tails for horns and horns for teeth. the right hand will be having a kind of skaveny green flame flaming from around it as it was no weapon in it, he is in early stages at mo so crit woould be loverly...
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0047.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0048.jpg

cheers for the C&C if your so able to do so would be great to know what people after a while of me being away!

:skull:cheers muchly cragum:skull:

Cragum
30-11-2009, 00:14
Well i know i only updated a bit ago but i had to show you all a sneaky peak to the hellpit abomination im working on at mo. i wanna see if anyone can figure out what it is made off or will be?
its on a chariot base by the way, whats peoples view on the creature being on a base this size?

oh and btw im hoping people can give me some feedback cause i really am stuck at mo and what to do with colour schemes!:skull:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo00531.jpg

go on have a guess!


:skull:cheers muchly cragum:skull:

Nordic
30-11-2009, 00:19
Nice Lord skrolk and a great looking vermin Lord. its coming along really nice! i presume youre gonna blend the fangs to his mouth with green stuff?

The abomination looks very interesting. i presume its made from like six-seven warhounds?

Cragum
30-11-2009, 00:23
Nice Lord skrolk and a great looking vermin Lord. its coming along really nice! i presume youre gonna blend the fangs to his mouth with green stuff?

The abomination looks very interesting. i presume its made from like six-seven warhounds?

thankyou rather muchly about the three abominations of my skaven :D
yeah the face is going to be a little longer so the teeth are covered up what im going to start a little work on tonight if i can find my greenstuff.

fantastically he stands around 1cm taller than any rat ogres!

and yes sir you are darn correct it is 6 hounds... at the moment. the idea is a mass of these hounds in a slab of flesh and bones and gooyness flying towards the enemy not sure whether or not to put a wooden standing platform on back yet though.

CitizenNick
30-11-2009, 20:12
I love the color of the rodes on the Warlock. Which paints did you use for that?

Kavyaan
01-12-2009, 17:18
i love th vermin lord in the new uk wd is a weapon made from plasticard and a painting masterclass maybe look at those for a few tips? the abomination are the rest of your hounds i see, im looking for a way to put chaos hounds in my skaven army since i really love the modesl

N810
02-12-2009, 00:08
Conversion looks like a good start, and
I really like the paint on the warlock engineer. :D

Cragum
22-12-2009, 16:29
Right im back again because im sat alone in my house at university bored off my tits as everyone has gone home for christmas bar me :cries:
i not liking having to work so close to the big day :cries:

anyways ive been working on a few bits for my skaven, i was going to do orc and gobbos but then thought sod it!

so ive started my screaming bell...
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01001.jpg

and also ive been working on some loverly little slave creatures by the form of nurglings what are under the reign of my plague priests of my army. I had a bunch lying round and i thought they would look ace as little slaves for my army...
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo00991.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo00981.jpg

opinions and critique will be delightful!

cheers muchly Cragum

Oh and a sneaky look at my work space while in manchester at moment...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01011.jpg

N810
22-12-2009, 18:38
Woah that Rat Ogre is looking great :D

Cragum
23-12-2009, 11:26
Finally a Rat ogre is complete bare the base. trying to paint as much up before they rip my desk to pieces in my room.
got a few angles of the lil beasty. im quite chuffed with this one the blood effect looks nice and grim. only problem is im not too sure on the fur.

a rat ogre...
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01041.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01051.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01021.jpg

quite impressed that im updating two days in a row instead 2 weeks in a row...

:skull:cheers and loverly cragum:skull:

Cragum
02-01-2010, 16:28
Right its an update!

Ive been working a bit heavier than usual, im currently working on 2 Hellpits, 2 warp cannons [albeit one is still in the box }
a unit of plague monks and a unit of slaves.
So i thought i would bring you some loverly pictures.

slaves
the slaves are based on nurglings as my army is a kind of moulder slash pestilence army so lil nurglings kinda looked cool.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01141.jpg

Warp Lighting Cannon
this is a kitbash of the empire cannon kit, plus orc burna boyz backpack along with little gubbinz placed all over it. Finding out what you guys think would be handy for making the second one.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01121.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01111.jpg

OOh another rat ogre
just painting this one at mo got to do the metal and extra details on it before i paint the base.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01061.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01071.jpg

Cheers anyways will maybe update on here again tonight.

loverlys muchos Cragum

doc_cthulhu
02-01-2010, 16:59
I like the look on your warplightning cannon! It looks a little off-balance though. Maybe extend the front wheel? Or maybe a slave holding the barrel up? Currently it looks a bit like it might fall. Hoping to see a suitable self-made engineer on it too!

Cragum
02-01-2010, 17:12
I like the look on your warplightning cannon! It looks a little off-balance though. Maybe extend the front wheel? Or maybe a slave holding the barrel up? Currently it looks a bit like it might fall. Hoping to see a suitable self-made engineer on it too!

i dont know if its the camera angle but the front wheel is actually like half way across the cannon. but as for the engineer, as im doing two warp lightnings im actually going to make a model to go for both of them what will involve a engineer in a little command module where he will control everything.
:evilgrin::evilgrin::evilgrin:

what you think?

doc_cthulhu
02-01-2010, 18:39
As long as he's controlling the thing with joystick! :D

Cragum
05-01-2010, 19:31
right bit of an epic edition to my army now is my warlord slash master moulder. i made him other night and rather chuffed with the result albeit the left talon i think i will rip out and redo.

im quite chuffed with the whip out of most the things ive done on him and the other talon.

PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK ON THIS ONE AS I NEED TO KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH HIM BUT CANT QUITE PUT MY FINGER ON IT. [ OR TALON }

I give you

Cral Sawback

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0116.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0117.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01181.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01191.jpg

Heres the right talon what im not to sure about.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01241.jpg

Tell me what you think please :D

ooooh yes i forgot this is a follow on post...

next vermin lord.

Cragum
05-01-2010, 19:35
Plus as i did just say here is my loverly vermin lord im making at moment.
just got to work a bit more on the greenstuff and get the face right, and then i believe he will be ready to paint and base.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0122.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0123.jpg

please do give us some feed back on these two as being the main leaders in my army, i want them to be just right!
plus its always handy for tips and tricks on GSing as im a bit pants...:cries:

:skull:cheers and loverlys cragum:skull:

Elfboy
05-01-2010, 19:49
I like the smoky effect on the vermin lord's hand, looks really good, maybe you could add some more, might look cool. Love your other conversion work too, especially the warp lightning cannon.

Colonel Cleric
05-01-2010, 23:22
Cool looking Skaven Craig.

I thought id let you know of an awesome way to get good looking blood!

Tamiya Clear Red, ebay it for like £2.50 odd a pot, brilliant stuff, combine with a little black/purple ink and your gore will look even better.

Ya need to come round for a game some time too, Dave and Bill are both with Empire and i had to convert myself a supernatural killing Empire army so atm its Civil War- Need some rats to mix it up a little.

Like the rat ogre on the Screaming bell btw.

Sam

Cragum
06-01-2010, 03:29
Cool looking Skaven Craig.

I thought id let you know of an awesome way to get good looking blood!

Tamiya Clear Red, ebay it for like £2.50 odd a pot, brilliant stuff, combine with a little black/purple ink and your gore will look even better.

Ya need to come round for a game some time too, Dave and Bill are both with Empire and i had to convert myself a supernatural killing Empire army so atm its Civil War- Need some rats to mix it up a little.

Like the rat ogre on the Screaming bell btw.

Sam


ta muchly fella. i will hopefully be coming down not this weekend but the next so could have a game then?

been trying to get as many of these skaven done before i start uni again.almost got all plague monks done and just finishing off the giant rats. I need to start on the clan rats but they just bore the hell out of me painting them but they would look so good after, make my army look more complete. might work on them tomorrow actually.

Been looking at your empire and they are looking sweeeeet. but not seen you update for a wee while. need to see stuff painted man!

anyways enough banter.

I finished almost bare a few details but i need to get a paint tomorrow when i go manchester to get my doomwheel.

:D

anyways here he is.

Master Mutator Cral Sawback

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0132.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01301.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0129.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo01341.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0135.jpg

There ya go an update will follow tomorrow on some point after purchasing my doomwheel when trading in my cannon box set.

cheers and loverly!
Cragum

Gargobot
06-01-2010, 14:06
The army's coming along nicely.
Great ROs.
Like the master mutator a lot (conversion and painting)! For the Vermin Lord might I suggest to either elongate the nose or move back the front teeth, imho right now it looks like they are growing out of his nose.

Oh, and if you follow Colonel Cleric's advice here's (http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/index.php?autocom=ineo&showarticle=298) a good tutorial on using Tamiya Clear Red.

Kronos
06-01-2010, 14:10
liking the nurglings, and the rat ogre from the screaming bell, really nice flesh tones on that.


and really want to see what that Vermin Lord looks like when it's finished and painted.

Colonel Cleric
22-02-2010, 21:37
Nice mutator, its pretty freaky looking and for some reason reminded me of the alien that used the human as a host in Men in Black!

You need Tamiya Clear Red still!

CC

Kukkelukke
23-02-2010, 11:03
Good looking army.. I would however suggest a little more smooth painting. I do love the converts though :D

Breazer
23-02-2010, 11:11
that vermin lord is pretty awesome cragum...hope to see that painted up soon...

Cragum
17-03-2010, 23:32
Well im back, yet again. By god i have to stop disappearing so bloody much! Well i have a few little updates for ya'z all, ive got myself a warp lighting cannon almost completed now. And i have a new little banner bearer for my army finally, ive not had one at all since i started playing and i felt a banner is needed finally.

i feel a need to start painting the bases on these models as well as im fed up of them just not looking finished...

Btw before anyone says about why doesnt the warp lightning have a crew for it, well the explanation for that is that there will be a separate model of a engineer in a tiny skaven command unit stuck in the ground as a kind of story based model.
he sadly isnt completed at all yet so no pictures for him.

right pictures...

warp lightning cannon
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1376.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1377.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1378.jpg

the cannon just seems to be a bit odd when i look at it on camera, plus i dont know whats going on but the barrel dont seem right.

Igor my banner bearer
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1373.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1374.jpg

I have a plague priest on the way of painting, will upload him at some point tomorrow hopefully.
hope to hear some feedback from you folks!

Cheers & Loverlys Cragum

mdiscala
18-03-2010, 02:48
Cool stuff. I like the Vermin lord. Some things that would make him more like the original: You could add some hooves pretty easily and also maybe a doom glaive, but that would be harder.

Cragum
18-03-2010, 12:09
Well i have an update for ye all from last night, i felt that i needed to add the one unit to my army i dont have yet, and thats the loverly stormvermin.
Now i dont know what they are like in battle or not but i had n amazing concept in me noggin about how i want them, they are usually classed as like the bigger brute like skaven of the ratkin.
But instead of the regal look the designers have given them, i really want this unit to give the effect of how they have horrid and powerful mutations run through the army.
At the momento, ive only created the basic stance for a standing one i think he will become a banner bearer for the unit.

Also on note there's pictures of the start of painting on my plague priest.

Enjoy...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1382.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1383.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1384.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1379.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1381.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1380.jpg

any comments on my current stuff would be rather helpful indeed! but have to say ta muchly on all the comments, finding alot about the vermin lord indeed, think its time i got some more greenstuff and sorted him out a bit more to peoples likings!

Cheers & loverlys cragum

Cragum
18-03-2010, 17:06
Right yet another update. ive finally added detail to my plague priest, now is needed on him is the base to be painted.
Also ive started the banner on my banner bearer, but im a bit lost for an icon for the banner,was hoping some of you loverly folk had some ideas for what could go on there?

anyways pictures are here

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1388.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1389.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1385.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1386.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/DSC_1387.jpg

cheers & loverlys muchly

cragum

kormas
18-03-2010, 23:27
i realy like the plague priest, the smoke comming out of the cencer looks really oily :), for the icon, you could go with the normal skaven symbol (the triangle thingy) appart from that i am kinda stumped as well...

Colonel Cleric
19-03-2010, 01:05
Brilliant pose on the bsb craig, i dont like the painting of the banner itself too much though, i think its the white background that doesnt feel skavenish, maybe a repaint of a darker colour would make it work.

The priest looks awesome too, awesome pose, just needs its base painting!

CC

Gargobot
19-03-2010, 10:59
I agree with Colonel Cleric, the banner seems a bit too bright.
Anyhoo as a symbol I would say the clan symbol of what ever clan makes up the biggest portion of your army (if you haven't thought of one, maybe a skavenish 'N' for Norris? :p), or a Clan Pestilens symbol - since this guy looks like a plague monk.
And great plague priest btw!

Cragum
20-03-2010, 04:38
Well thanks to sir cleric, i have now decided to turn my attention to a 2 hour painting session of a pirate maneater as one of my top painted models [hopefully}
im going to do regular updates on him like when i can and on how i get him painted up.

also i felt a check list would be pretty darn nifty to use when making and painting my models. so here goes.

Screaming bell
vermin lord
warlord
grey seer/lord skrolk
plague priest
plague priest
warlock engineer
warlock engineer
chieftan
banner chieftan {bar the icon on banner]

25 clanrats HW
25 clanrats HW
25 clanrats S
20 slaves
15 stormvermin
20 giant rats
20 giant rats
10 night runners
1 ratling gun

20 plague monks
20 plague monks
8 gutter runners
2 rat ogres
3 rat ogres
warplock jezzails

warp lightning cannon
doomwheel
hellpit abom
hellpit abom

ogre maneater...

right each post im gonna do an update to the list and post it occasionally like every other post.

it will be
red for not started
yellow for making
orange for painting
green for complete

this wont include bases as well, hell knows when they will be done. hopefully soon enough as id quite like to see what they would look like.


woot finally a list of what i have got and blimey oh me ive got a lot of work to do!
i need support for this... :angel:

cheers & loverly

cragum

Colonel Cleric
20-03-2010, 07:23
Just a maneater? What have you decided to do with the beastmen?

Cragum
20-03-2010, 12:09
Just a maneater? What have you decided to do with the beastmen?

thats a little secret sir, but you find out. iv got to find my cable before i start uploading these pictures!
and yeah i dont think the funds are available to get a whole army but i may go after you banner bearer just for painting value.
hows your army going sir cleric?

cheers & loverlys

cragum

Cragum
20-03-2010, 12:41
Right first load of pictures from this morning painting sesh, i felt instead i may aswell put the most latest photos up as my epic fail of a camera cable went walkies on me so i couldnt keep it updated regularly...

anyways, tbh im quite pleased with how he has turned out, just wish i could pop him in my army. theres only a few things left on him for me to do, ive got the boots, the strap on the anchor the plumage on his hat and some highlights.

right anyways pictures...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0291.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0289.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0282.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0287.jpg

hope you all like! and hope to hear what ya think aswell :D

cheers & loverlys

cragum

Colonel Cleric
20-03-2010, 18:17
Looking great Craig, i think either the hat/slacks is painted in too bright a colour to contrast with the skin, i think maybe washing and re-highlighting and then highlighting the skin to a pale colour would make it look great.

Love the Gnobrrot?? The rusty Anchor is good too, and is that a painted base????

My army is still in its case awaiting more paint, i think i only bother to open the case if im converting something and i just got some flaggies today and some more magnetic bases, not sure whether to convert them into a necromunda cawdor gang or have them as a part of my Empire?

If you want the BsB Tyrant, lemme know and ill take it off my sale thread too.

CC

Cragum
20-03-2010, 19:23
Looking great Craig, i think either the hat/slacks is painted in too bright a colour to contrast with the skin, i think maybe washing and re-highlighting and then highlighting the skin to a pale colour would make it look great.

Love the Gnobrrot?? The rusty Anchor is good too, and is that a painted base????

My army is still in its case awaiting more paint, i think i only bother to open the case if im converting something and i just got some flaggies today and some more magnetic bases, not sure whether to convert them into a necromunda cawdor gang or have them as a part of my Empire?

If you want the BsB Tyrant, lemme know and ill take it off my sale thread too.

CC

haha gnobrrot... i actually thought wtf for a second then, seriously was like whats he calling me :D

well the base is if you remember the prepainted one lol, as if i could paint a base, besides im gonna make it a themed base so he is by the seaside when i get round to it, at moment im working on my stormvermin... bet your rather intrigued sir.

im interested in mordheim now lol plus i do have my cawdor gang already so im game for whatever your thinking, but you need to get that army painted now ****** so that we can battle with a pair of fully painted armies, plus your models are looking great what you have already done so get a toot on.

cheers and loverlys

cragum

Colonel Cleric
20-03-2010, 19:51
You have Gnorrot? :P

Its necromunda id have to play i think as dave and hayden are both playing campaigns with peeps. Id probably prefer mordheim what with it being fantasy but we shall see, might need to find some rules and then i can turn the flaggies into something cool, Witch hunters maybe (i got some sick hunting themed army ideas....)

CC

Lord_Reker
20-03-2010, 20:05
Your stuff looks phenomenal! Really nice conversion on your standard there!

Cragum
20-03-2010, 20:30
You have Gnorrot? :P

Its necromunda id have to play i think as dave and hayden are both playing campaigns with peeps. Id probably prefer mordheim what with it being fantasy but we shall see, might need to find some rules and then i can turn the flaggies into something cool, Witch hunters maybe (i got some sick hunting themed army ideas....)

CC

well hopefully i dont have it :evilgrin:
well im thinking my beastmen will become my warband for mordheim. and mate it would look ace if you used the flaggies for a witch hunters.
i think im gonna try and get more stormvermin up and complete tonight, but problem is ive run out of base's... epic fail.

GET YOUR STUFF DONE!:chrome:


Your stuff looks phenomenal! Really nice conversion on your standard there!

why thankyou sir, nice to see a new member admiring me stuff. rather made me smile seeing that comment :D
i think i need to get an army shot up on here soon enough. maybe tonight... maybe

cheers & loverlies

cragum

Cragum
25-03-2010, 16:52
Right bit of an update...
ive been working on my doomwheel as i just keep looking at it and thinking god damn i want this looking nice!
:evilgrin:


im liking how the wheels have come out on with the wood. [btw my 'h' key is broken so you must understand im going insane not being able to use the letter 'h' unless i copy and paste one from something else....

epic fail.

anyways heres some pictures for your delight and mine.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0306.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/?action=view&current=100_0306.jpg)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0311.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/?action=view&current=100_0311.jpg)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0309.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/?action=view&current=100_0309.jpg)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0314.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/?action=view&current=100_0314.jpg)

plus an update on wats been painted
red for not started
yellow for making
orange for painting
green for complete

Screaming bell
vermin lord
warlord
grey seer/lord skrolk
plague priest
plague priest
warlock engineer
warlock engineer
chieftan
banner chieftan {bar the icon on banner]

25 clanrats HW
25 clanrats HW
25 clanrats S
20 slaves
15 stormvermin
20 giant rats
20 giant rats
10 night runners
1 ratling gun

20 plague monks
20 plague monks
8 gutter runners
2 rat ogres
3 rat ogres
warplock jezzails

warp lightning cannon
doomwheel
hellpit abom
hellpit abom

ogre maneater...

hope you all enjoy!

cheers & loverlys

cragum

Cragum
26-03-2010, 04:06
morning all!
a small update for tonight is simply some more paint added to the doomy and also i admired upwards and saw on my shelf my delightful screaming bell...

i felt i had left it on its own for way too long now without doing anything to it, so i started to paint that aswell and ive got quite far now with it. all that is left to do on it is a few more details and the greyseer riding the bell itself. and the glyphs.

my doomy has now just got the extra sidey bits and all the delightful mice and such. sadly my camera is playing buggers with me atm and the pictures arent coming out so great tbh. will try and get some better ones tomorrow morning wen the light is going to be better...


i hope...

PiCtUrEs...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0319.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0317.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0318.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0321.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0322.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/100_0320.jpg

ope you all enjoy em all could do wiv some criticism good or bad...

cheers & loverlies

cragum

Kronos
26-03-2010, 04:17
very cool stuff, nice painting style clean but with a touch of grittiness, like it quite a lot.

also really like the colours on your plague priest, but i do tend to go for the nurgle orientated type stuff :D

Cragum
26-03-2010, 04:29
very cool stuff, nice painting style clean but with a touch of grittiness, like it quite a lot.

also really like the colours on your plague priest, but i do tend to go for the nurgle orientated type stuff :D

nice to hear such a great comment! ive been working quite hard on a lot of my models for a wile now, i av to go pick up some bases tomorrow for my stormvermin as i ran out and it would be quite nifty to av some more for my slaves i made back at xmas...

i dont know how but my painting has improved onj neatness as this army progress's wat i like because i look back and fink dear lord wat went so wrong... :D

and tbh... nurgle FTW...

my army is based on a combination of moulder and pestilence so its the reason they are that colour scheme.

cheers & loverly

cragum

mrtn
26-03-2010, 12:48
Great work on the maneater, wheel and bell. Looking forward to those beastmen. Half a box of gors, half a box of ungors and a horse body should see you a long way on a Mordheim warband.

Malorian
26-03-2010, 12:54
Some great stuff in here.

I'm interested to see how that vermin lord ends up :)

Asylsoekande
26-03-2010, 20:29
Love that Screamin' bell :D The Doomwheel looks awesome too!

Cragum
27-03-2010, 20:08
Great work on the maneater, wheel and bell. Looking forward to those beastmen. Half a box of gors, half a box of ungors and a horse body should see you a long way on a Mordheim warband.


Love that Screamin' bell :D The Doomwheel looks awesome too!


Some great stuff in here.

I'm interested to see how that vermin lord ends up :)


well lads sadly im back home at moment for easter break. so im gonna be a smidge slower on the modelling front you see.
but im going to have a battle with cleric and dizzeee this monday. so should be getting some battle pictures of my army and the others for your delight!

plus im going to try and at least get something finished off while im here.

but for tonight im off to go see kick-ass... will try and update something tonight, perhaps an army shot!!! :evilgrin::D:evilgrin:

Cheers & loverlys

Cragum

Cragum
28-03-2010, 20:35
well ive finally given you a picture update but not with much tbh :evilgrin:

i went to a bbq today and a dear friend who was also a fellow skaven collector as sold me a fair few skaven spearmen... 60 to be precise. and i now have a rather large task at hand with so many troops. :shifty:

i tough i would put some pics up of being back home of what ive now got in store for the rest of easter holidays. also tomorrow its the epic battle of 6k a side... woot.

pictures!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0214.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0215.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/Photo0213.jpg

sorry for quality of pictures...

cheers & loverlys

cragum

Colonel Cleric
28-03-2010, 22:46
Not looking forward to facing this stuff tomorrow!

Pics are up on FB from BBq, hope you enjoyed it, i think i tidied most up, left the gas on though by accident.... Im gonna play Heavenly Sword and wake up early tomorrow and maybe get some painting or creating done, maybe a really nice list for this 12k gamefest!

LocaLicious
29-03-2010, 06:58
I like your style!.. rly awesome gloomy atmosphere on the rats a few pages back!

oh and btw , please share :evilgrin:

Pics are up on FB from BBq, hope you enjoyed it

El Antiguo Guardián
07-09-2011, 14:50
Undead Skaven!! What a mad idea!

Cragum
11-02-2012, 19:29
HELLO EVERYONE!

I hear by declare a hint of THREADROMANCY!



With the ogres nearly complete on the horizon I felt that my next army should be something I felt that was needing a hint of a revival. So what better army to go to from something large and bald all over to something covered in lots of mangled fur!


Yes the thing is this army to me feels a smidge dated and I really hate seeing all my mangled little old version rats so I really want to get rid of them so I can get a bit of an update for this army. And a cut down as I am currently standing at the amount of around 200 clanrats that are rather unwanted.

The army will be keeping on the theme of Pestilence and Moulder with a hint of the other armies entering. But no longer do I think the undead theme will enter into the concept as the new clanrats will be a tad hard to convert into the clawing undead. Perhaps a few tries at painting them a bit undead.

So yes watch this space as I have many plans for this army...


Muchos Love

Cragum

Cragum
08-07-2012, 06:34
Right I am getting back into it all with a small sized model army. Been pretty vacant from game for a few months. So this list may seem a bit... crap

Lord

Warlord
Bonecrusher Mount,
50 points of items. Not sure what yet.


Hero

Warlock Engineer,
Level 1

Warlock Engineer,
Level 1


Core

40 Clanrats,
Full command, Spears, Shields
Ratling Gun

50 Giant Rat Pack (45 giant rats/ 5 packmasters)
Skweel Gnawtooth Upgrade

20 Slaves

Rare

Warp Lightning Cannon


I think it would be a pretty strong list with the two big units being able to hold their own and the slaves there to throw in some support somewhere. With the Warlord being put in the clanrats to keep them strong and skweel in the giant rats hopefully getting them regen saves I have a strong leadership situation (in skaven terms anyways)

The warp lightning cannon and the two warlocks are there to give fire support and then the ratling as a extra bit of defence for the clanrats.

So on to the model wise part of my return.... Just one model for the moment and thats the start of muy bonebreaker!


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2582.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2580.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2579.jpg

Let me know what you think!


Cragum

unwanted
09-07-2012, 15:02
Like that mod-job on the Bonebreaker alot, looks brutal.

N810
09-07-2012, 17:32
Yay THREADROMANCY :D

Lew_b81
09-07-2012, 18:12
Hooray! I like Skaven. Is the giant unit of giant rats very tactically viable? I'm not exactly the best when it comes to making decent army lists for WFB.

Cragum
09-07-2012, 22:38
Like that mod-job on the Bonebreaker alot, looks brutal.

Wait till you see his rider ;)


Yay THREADROMANCY :D

YES! The RISEN MITTEN has allowed the undead skaven to once again rise up and take on the old world! But this time I am planning on ditching my old clan rats for some new ones. Need to find a buyer for my old ones and then get some cheap new ones!


Hooray! I like Skaven. Is the giant unit of giant rats very tactically viable? I'm not exactly the best when it comes to making decent army lists for WFB.


Usually a unit of that size is pretty awful concept for a army as they have no armour and you may as well taken clanrats with shield, light armour and spears in same form and lose a line of troops. But when you throw Skweel Gnawtooth in the tailfull broth you get a unit of 50 rats that can either have A) and extra attack each that will fight at 4 ranks back. B) Regeneration save for the entire unit or C) Whole unit has poisoned attacks. For the cost of the unit pretty much any of those 3 is deadly but mainly the first two.

I love the look of the unit as well. just this concept of the pied piper of skaven driving a 50 strong unit of rats ruining small units on the battlefield.


Onto the beasty and his cheeky rider!



http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2600.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2599.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2598.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2602.jpg


Enjoy!


Cragum

N810
11-07-2012, 15:53
you caould preobaly mix in the old clan rat in with the new ones, assuming you can get them to rank up.... :p

Cragum
13-07-2012, 19:52
you caould preobaly mix in the old clan rat in with the new ones, assuming you can get them to rank up.... :p

Well the good news is I no longer have to worry about my clanrats as I managed to pick up forty on ebay for 15 quid! So I am happy bunny indeed now because that should be all the clanrats I need in any game as I will use stormvermin and slaves and rats instead for my unit choices.

On another note modelling wise...

I got bored. And I may or may not of made a grey seer on foot using one of the plague furnace crew and I am so very happy with the outcome!



http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2611.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2610.jpg

Sorry if its a bit dark. I have not a single decent light in this flat...


Cragum

unwanted
13-07-2012, 20:08
That's a great bash-up, although I worry for the general state of the office of Grey Seers when they start ordaining hornless poseurs, that hide their shame under a beastman-skull ;)

Cragum
13-07-2012, 20:21
That's a great bash-up, although I worry for the general state of the office of Grey Seers when they start ordaining hornless poseurs, that hide their shame under a beastman-skull ;)

Ahhh there is a reason for that. Its playing on the moulder/pestilence theme still. As you will see on his right should a nice hefty horn thrusting outwards. Plus as well I am going to greenstuff all that area where you can see a gap from skull to hood. If anything be afraid of how small he is...

Equals as tall as a night goblin hero! But like with the horn its going on the concept of he is a malformed little beasty who takes hold over a rather grotesque and feral army. I am thinking now that I have all my models i need for it I am going to write some fluff for it.

unwanted
13-07-2012, 20:27
Ah, that makes plenty of sense then. And I don't think a slightly smaller Seer is a bad thing. Skaven are a varied bunch after all!

Cragum
18-07-2012, 14:53
Ah, that makes plenty of sense then. And I don't think a slightly smaller Seer is a bad thing. Skaven are a varied bunch after all!

Varied they be indeed in this army!

So been very busy with lots of work at the moment so not been able to work on much really but I have started a new unit.

I am just going to post pictures but they are very early in the stages of modelling. A penny to the person who figures out what they are going to be...


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2618.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2619.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2621.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2622.jpg

Also I am wondering if this fellow should be a plague priest bound for a custom plague furnace orrrr another assassin.


Let me know what you think...

Cragum

Cragum
22-07-2012, 19:39
Well being as the last update seems to of gone down silently, I think I know the way to your geeky hearts in the form of a big ole warmachine...

Yup I have been altering my army list for my 1k army and I decided to throw out some bits and a poison wind mortar and throw in its bigger alternate.

Its based on the old screaming bell kit as the frame work is pretty much the same as the current catapults kit, then the other parts are various kits thrown in including ogre, empire, plague monks and odd bits plus the use of bbq skewers for the catapults main lever thingy...

So without further a do I give you my plague claw catapult!



http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2641.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2638.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2643.jpg


Let me know what you think! I am trying to work through the modelling stage so I can get to painting this beast!


Cragum

unwanted
22-07-2012, 20:57
Screaming Ratapult is looking good. Rickety, but not unfeasibly so.

Are those big things Stormvermin, perchance?

Elfboy
23-07-2012, 09:37
Great set of conversions. Grey seer looks great, and the bonebreaker, and the plagueclaw catapult and the... all great!
But good use of the old frame frame for the catapult, bell adds a nice touch.

Nordic
23-07-2012, 13:01
Good work on the catapult. That metal model is the last model you wanna drop I imagine!

N810
23-07-2012, 13:07
Looks horibly dangerous to fire... :cheese:
Good job. :skull:

Boreas_NL
23-07-2012, 14:57
Oh man, that Catapult looks awesome! A very cool conversion, even more so when considered it's made of metal! That must make for a fine focal piece of your army...

Matrim_Cauthon
23-07-2012, 15:08
I agree... this is going to make a great centerpiece once painted up. Keep up the splendid ideas!!

Cragum
23-07-2012, 15:44
Screaming Ratapult is looking good. Rickety, but not unfeasibly so.

Are those big things Stormvermin, perchance?


Great set of conversions. Grey seer looks great, and the bonebreaker, and the plagueclaw catapult and the... all great!
But good use of the old frame frame for the catapult, bell adds a nice touch.


Good work on the catapult. That metal model is the last model you wanna drop I imagine!


Looks horibly dangerous to fire... :cheese:
Good job. :skull:


Oh man, that Catapult looks awesome! A very cool conversion, even more so when considered it's made of metal! That must make for a fine focal piece of your army...


I agree... this is going to make a great centerpiece once painted up. Keep up the splendid ideas!!



Why thankyou guys! Blimey never had so many quote to have to reply to in one go!

That firstly is indeed my stormvermin unit! I felt that using a moulder/pestilence army that my vermin had to be a bit malformed themselves even if they are the elite of my army... So combining old clanrats with ungors and then also some nice vintage stormvermin I have created a 26 rat strong unit... (would of been 30 but i ran out of ungors...)

I do come bearing gifts for you all in the form of some delightful crew and the base for my Doomwheel in warseer definition >.<'


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2645.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2644.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2646.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2647.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2649.jpg


Now this is where I need your guys help badly. Ive got this far with the catapult but the problem I am suffering is that I am not too sure whats left model wise to do to it. Like is it fine the way it is or should it have some extra little bitts added?


Let me know what you guys think and yet again cheers muchly for the comments!

Cragum

Cragum
24-07-2012, 20:42
So well I just kinda cracked the paints out and I started getting on with painting the big ole beasty. At the moment it is pre washing, its quite weird going back to an old painting style I used for this army using washes. Nicer though to get onto an army what are easy to paint through, where my ogres looked at detail and my gobbos looked at highlighting. My skaven look at a shady form, an army where the shades of colour match the armies seedyness!

So... Plague Claw Catapult in WIP stage.


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2664.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2663.jpg

Look forward to hearing what you guys think!

Cragum

Cragum
05-08-2012, 17:32
Ahhhh wet weather and not much on but the olympics.

Perfect time to get on with some Skaven and bits. Plus with the missus by me side, productivity has increased!

So after the nil response from folks on the catapult I thought I would move onto another plague ridden unit plus a little couple other things.

So today we have got the following: 20 plaguemonks, a grey seer/plague priest and a delightful giant via the missus. So pictures are in order really, just got to wash my plague monks and then they are just needing weapons and details. The giant is being painted by my girlfriend and is in the base coat stage. While the grey seer bar his base is almost complete!


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2692.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2693.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2694.jpg

Little shot of the two together. Doubt I barely use them...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2696.jpg


Right off to go watch Misfits on dvd and chill out. Maybe some painting tonight or tomorrow.

Cheers Muchly

Cragum

Cragum
12-08-2012, 15:33
Squeek all!

Been a busy bee this week and I have managed to get some good hobby time over this weekend. I have done a couple things to show you, one is my bases and the other is something I am going to save to show you when it is all done.

So firstly base style for this army.


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2729.jpg

And sneaky peaks...


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2724.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2728.jpg

As you can see I have decided to include some creatures from another universe but with an odd addition! :D



Cragum

Nordic
12-08-2012, 23:37
Nice, those kroothounds blends well with fantasy imo. =)

Cragum
13-08-2012, 21:35
Nice, those kroothounds blends well with fantasy imo. =)

Thankyou sir! I have actually been working on clanrats so no real progress on the hounds piece. I was sat there and I just thought blimey i have two kroothounds and I have no use for them as I hate tau.

So as I was saying before, I have been working on clanrats today and yesterday and I have to say I do so love these new edition clanrats! They are amazing easy to paint and have some great details on them. Up to now I have base coated 15 rats but I have started work on ten and 1 is now almost done bar shield. He was primarily a test model but it worked lol



http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2730.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2731.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2732.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2733.jpg

Better view of the rathounds...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2735.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2734.jpg




Enjoy!

Cragum

mrtn
14-08-2012, 08:28
What will the kroot hounds do? Looks a bit like they're pulling a chariot.

Cragum
14-08-2012, 21:23
What will the kroot hounds do? Looks a bit like they're pulling a chariot.


Well sir you are quite correct. Its still going to wait a bit as I am still working on the clanrats. and another little beasty...

Host Tar
15-08-2012, 15:21
can't wait to see more! some brilliant creations :cool:

Cragum
15-08-2012, 15:44
Today is a special day because I have managed to finish a model!

Yes I finally got round to finishing the base and then adding subtle touches to my plagueclaw catapult. Really happy with this model and now with the snowy touch to it I think that it really boosts the theme of the army and where they are set. I really am happy with the result of the catapult. I think it will become a nice stand out piece for my army along with my other big weapons such as my doomwheel and my warp lighting cannon what I would like to point out are in the progress of being finished off...

So for pictures! I am trying out a better way of photographing my models and its a real case of trial and error.


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2741.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2742.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2746.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2752.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2748.jpg


Feedback on this one would be amazing as its one of those models i want to get right to make the army look perfect.

Cragum

Host Tar
15-08-2012, 16:20
really stunning! i find skaven and snow goes really well, the dark, muddy colours contrast so well with the clean white snow - pure, clean, fresh snow next to muddy, corrupted, frozen ground i love. I know you can do this with so many armies, but there's something about rats scampering around in snow, dragging their warpstone along with them, that ticks my boxes

i'm a huge fan of detail & usually place poor, unsuspecting, crushed slaves under my skaven warmachines and maybe an orgre pushing the thing - but that's just me

Boreas_NL
15-08-2012, 17:16
That Catapult looks great! Lot's of little details and the snow really make this model work... It all screams 'Skaven' to me!

mrtn
15-08-2012, 23:29
Looking very nice.

Cragum
16-08-2012, 23:46
really stunning! i find skaven and snow goes really well, the dark, muddy colours contrast so well with the clean white snow - pure, clean, fresh snow next to muddy, corrupted, frozen ground i love. I know you can do this with so many armies, but there's something about rats scampering around in snow, dragging their warpstone along with them, that ticks my boxes

i'm a huge fan of detail & usually place poor, unsuspecting, crushed slaves under my skaven warmachines and maybe an orgre pushing the thing - but that's just me


That Catapult looks great! Lot's of little details and the snow really make this model work... It all screams 'Skaven' to me!


Looking very nice.


Thankyou so much guys! I am really happy with it although not long after posting the pictures up... There was a slight accident and i learnt how delicately I will need to be transporting this beast around. lets just say a lego set fell from not too high and well the bell tolled (then fell off)

Sorted now though. So everything is ok!

So I have been a busy bugger because I start my new job next week and I highly doubt for a couple weeks I will probably have much chance to work on much so I have painted as much as possible in the next couple days.

Couple updates over the next couple days then should be survice...

Firstly is a IOB rat ogre that is a filler in my clanrats unit as it sticks with the moulder mutant theme and as well I have all the normal rogres for a rogre unit and it just looks a bit out of place.


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2782.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2785.jpg

As well a sneak peak at my workbench and whats being worked on at same time...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2776.jpg



Yet again thanks for the comments guys! I really see this army coming together now so its nice having the support! Cheersum!


Cragum

Cragum
18-08-2012, 19:32
So I am planning on adding more to my slaves unit but i am thinking of getting the new ones and placing the current nurglings into my giant rats unit to boost numbers. Plus I have a plan for mass production of the little buggers.

Anyways to break the unit up I am adding an additional couple of the nurglings bigger brothers into the unit. Ohhh and some Stormvermin


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2778.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Cragum13/IMAG2775.jpg


Updates will be a bit more scarce from now on as starting the new job monday so will be no doubt tired for next couple weeks...



Cragum

Nordic
18-08-2012, 21:54
Nice old stormvermins!
Good luck with the new job!