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    Volrath's Fantasy bag of magic

    So for the last 15+ years I've been playing Game Workshop games, starting initially with 40k. I've been lurking these forums since the days of Portent, and never really posted. But, I've recently got a second wind with wargaming playing Epic (yes Epic!) and thought I'd share some of my armies. Volrath's Contingent is a my vampire counts army I created during a local 'tail of many gamers' we ran a few years back here in Los Angeles. I've got models for Lizardmen, but haven't gotten around to painting them up. So this plog will serve to document all things fantasy from here on out...hope you guys/gals enjoy.

    Please do leave feedback, great to hear from fellow gamers and hobbyists. Mostly likely wont have tons of new content after this initial drop (as I'll be focusing on my Epic minis) but subscribe, rate, and you can check in from time to time. Also check out my personal hobby blog for all my stuff in one place. Cheers!

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    Re: Volrath's Fantasy bag of magic

    Cut up an old plastic Empire steed model, used some green stuff to model tears and what not. Regular model just didn't seem to go with the lord of Undead. Now If i can just find the before picture somewhere!

    Heavy use of magnets and what not on these skellies. Base has a metal sheet glued on top of the tray, and magnet strips added to the bottom of the troops. Hand painted banners have magnets as well for easier storage and banner arrangements.


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    Re: Volrath's Fantasy bag of magic

    Some quick and dirty zombies, rarely take them, and they die like flies...but a quick paint with washes compared to some of the other troops.



    His sword is magnetized with probably the smallest earth magnet available, but haven't gotten around to creating the axe yet
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    Really had fun with these ghouls, using Tamiya red resin paint on things is never a let down =)
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    For my ghosts I really wanted something bright and less realistic. The haunted mansion from Disneyland comes to mind. Quick wash with some drybrushed highlights. Used some LoTR models, which worked great for it. Throw on some VC shields, and done!


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    Love the corpse cart model, amazing stuff and incredibly useful for all kinds of other conversion bits.
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    Can't leave home without the flying pigs...
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    Brilliant Vampires. I love the mounted necrach. The conversion is so simple but so effective. Nice GS work. Magnetising banners is a good idea... I may look into that myself.

    I really dig the Vampire with one wing. The blend from red to grey is brilliant. Something I've tried before but much less effectively. The LotR spirit hosts are perfect. They changed the license with New Line for the Hobbit movie so you can use them in official tournaments too as they're relaxed the IP crossover.

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    oh really? I did not know that, thanks for the heads up about the minis being used in tournies! Appreciate the feedback
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    Re: Volrath's Fantasy bag of magic

    Good stuff here! Very well done . Especially like the skellies with the verdigris armor
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    Minies bought/painted-ratio 2014 - 149/70 .. am I the only one failing that ratio big time ? :P

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    Re: Volrath's Fantasy bag of magic

    Beautiful undead (is that allowed?)! Great use of the purple and bronze.

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