The forces of darkness on the march.
October is almost upon us and Fall is in the air. That means it's time for some spooky stuff! Great opportunity for me in the next few weeks to share some fun Mordheim, Halloween, and Zombie battles of the past and of course include some peaks at my Von Carstein Vampire Counts army. :-)
First up is Carmilla von Carstein, a fig I converted up to be either a hero or lord level vamp in my army. Unfortunately the camera washes out most the highlights and shading on the face especially. She's definitely a fighty type vampire, and vampire chicks in armor swinging around swords always gets the blood pumping...
Ever since I first saw the Warmachine Alexia Ciannor miniature, I wanted to convert her into a vamp. Just had to wait for the right head to come along. I ended up using a Slaanesh Daemonette head, and the beastial look was perfect for a vamp in full battle fury. The wild wind swept hair also was a great match for her flowing cape and really adds to the epic look of the fig.
Other than that, I got rid of the hood and gave the mini a vampy cowl. Replaced any steampunk bits and gave Carmilla a proper Warhammer vampire sword. All in all, nothing too difficult and I think the fig looks great stuck in a unit of skeletons or Grave Guard. (You'll see them later) :-)
Another VC army teaser pic.
Just noticed another Alexia mini over at Privateer Press, so I might have to do a mounted version in the future. Although many of my Vampire Counts projects are in stasis right now as the army and all my skeletons are currently not too competitive or enjoyable to play in Warhammer 8th Edition. Still, I should be able to post some fun stuff for you to look at before Halloween gives way to November.