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Shambling Undead
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Shambling Undead
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58/18/19
Win Percentage
71%
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Orc
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40/9/9
Win Percentage
77%
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449/141/171
Win Percentage
68%
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2018

2018-07-11 23:36:28
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2016

2016-12-12 21:06:51
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2015

2015-12-06 15:41:32
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2015-11-27 22:38:25
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2013

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2012

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2010

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2009

2009-11-03 09:35:54
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2008

2008-12-03 20:39:12
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2007-12-30 19:42:44
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2007-08-01 14:04:18
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2007-07-30 16:02:58
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2013-06-22 16:02:45
14 votes, rating 5.6
What should I paint next?
I am in a unique position at the moment, for the 1st time in several years I am not working on a commission. So it gives me an opportunity to look to some of my own projects that have been kicking around the back of my head for a while. The last 3 teams have all been repeats of races that I have already done (though my original dwarfs were rubbish so I didn’t really count them). But I still want to do all 24 teams and have 5 outstanding.

There look to be some Awesome flings being worked on that tempt me. I also quite like the gnomes idea from impact but am not a fan of the models. Maybe these guys with snotling pilots could work?
I still have the possibility of continuing with my Lahmian vampires, forest goblins or slann teams I started too.

But in addition to doing all the teams I’d also like to do all 56 stars (57 if you count Grotty and Brick as 2). I’ve only completed 16 to these to my satisfaction, the trouble being that I like to theme stars to fit the team and taken out of that context they may not obviously represent that star. So i have gone on a bit of a spending spree and acquired the models below.



I think goblins have some of the most potential for conversions. However since they will have their own permanent version of these secret weapons I can have those fit any theme I choose for the team. Using the standard models, which I think have stood the test of time reasonably well, will help differentiate them. So I don’t think I’d convert any of them, but may alter the colour scheme away from the infamous GW red period.


2 of these models have been in my collection from when I used to play 2nd edition. I’d need to strip off the paint from Flint but otherwise like the goblins these guys don’t need to be converted. I will probably leave off these guys as I’ve just done a Dwarf team including a Flint and Grim, though I wasn’t 100% happy with Grim so may get the 3rd ed version of him too. I have always quite fancied doing a Dwarf Warhammers team with those 3 stars, the deathroller and the rest of the team in various crazy poses, carrying barrels of TNT like the Mjornlin brothers etc.


Not a lot of creativity with 3 of these guys either, plenty of others have used Queek and Snitch as Glart and Skitter, whilst Hakflem is just the existing Gw model. Although I have already painted up the Headslitter model for Piggy, he wasn’t really used as the star player since GW never released a generic Rat Ogre. I have long had the idea of converting the screaming bell model to make a suitably brutal player. He’d need a lot of converting but the idea would be to reposition him with so he is kneeling with his left hand on the ground ready to burst forward and devastate the opposing LOS. He’d need a new head and i’m not sure what to do with his right arm, I must look for some good pics of those front line guys in the NFL.



This batch has quite a mix, the Roxanna model I’ve already shown and am very happy with her, I may give her grey skin and white hair like the team I did for PeteW as that really suited them. I've already decided against using that Soaren model and have bought the rider from one of the new high elf phoenix riders instead.
I’m not 100% sure if I should use Jordell as he’s a bit too like those awful 3rd edition wood elves, I’m tempted to convert some of the lovely fantasy wardancers or even 40K harlequins instead. Topper gave me the idea to use Drahzar as Hubris as I loathe the GW model (seriously it’s the worst they’ve done in years IMO). I’d need to chop of some of the more futuristic looking parts off him, but aside from that he just needs some new arms. He would look great with a Dark Elf team based on GW dark elf and elder models, I could see the Incubi making good blitzers.



Again all these are just standard models since I think they are great sculpts. Puggy has always been a favourite of mine and what I’d like flings to look like, maybe I’ll keep him until those lovely flings come out, they have a cool looking tree that could be deeproot as well. Whilst I’ve already done a Zara I am very happy with I had to get the model before GW get rid of her but she will be low down the list. This is the 3rd version of Griff and the best, but that is not much of a compliment as the 1st was a bit silly and the 2nd just awful. Zug looks better but i could try and get the awesome unreleased model since he is even better. Both these would go well with the 2nd edition human team I have (complete with Surehands Gregor Meissen).


These need the most work, Gw getting rid of their specialist games range really forced me to buy some models I’d been thinking of converting to some of the newer stars.

The Ogre thrower and goblin with the ball are perfect for Brick and Grotty. They are a bit plain for star player so I’d thinking of either finding a different head for brick or adding more elaborate helmets and shoulder pads to both players. I could even drop the goblin and use the goblin doom diver as grotty instead.

The ogre cheerleader is a pretty hideous model, but was more appropriate for making Big Bertha than the other female Ogre GW do. I hadn’t seen any other decent female ogres that I liked. I think Knut’s drawing of her is perfect so I’d base her on that (probably not with the goblin) since I like the Valkyrie look. I should be able to find a couple of shields to make her armoured top and a helm and shoulder pads would make her a bit more armoured. The difficult part is getting rid of the cheerleader skirt and replacing it with the scale mail. I will change the position of her legs and will replace her forearms with those from normal ogres.

I had already bought the Clawed fiend to for my norse dwarf team, but later rejected him. But I do like the model and it would be a shame to waste him so he'd be my Icepelt. The plan being to buy a plastic river troll head and do a face swap with the fiend. He could do with a fist spike or wrist guard too.
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Posted by Nightbird on 2013-06-22 17:49:57
Always love readin' your paint blogs spub. This is a project I've been meaning to take on as well, but I need quite a few more of the stars yet. Please let me know if/ when you find out about those new flings as they do look really awesome.
Posted by Synn on 2013-06-22 18:36:06
I would love to see a chaos team full of "mutants" where the mutants were the result of technology.

Like warpsmith tendrils being utilized as tents.

__Synn
Posted by baelnic on 2013-06-22 18:46:22
Slann Slann Slann!
Posted by Cavetroll on 2013-06-22 21:12:10
Puggy Baconbreath!
Posted by jamesfarrell129 on 2013-06-22 21:43:41
My house! Then I can get on with working through my mountain of lead ;-P

I like the Warhammerers idea... go with that. Am tempted to steal it myself (or would be if I could be bothered to convert stuff... which I generally can't, so will stick to my dungeonbowl plastics for dwarves!)
Posted by Russo on 2013-06-22 22:13:07
I vote for the Sistine Chapel....bout time they had a proper artiste do a job on it :-)
Posted by jimimothybodles on 2013-06-23 02:11:36
I want those flings! A lot!
Posted by Topper on 2013-06-23 04:05:53
On the Fling side - here´s the designer´s FB page where he proclaims it will be sold at Willy Miniatures
https://www.facebook.com/Ponxo1
Posted by Dan-Da-Man on 2013-06-23 10:04:04
My Dwarf team next?