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Vampire Counts

Welcome to my Vampire Counts gallery! This page is dedicated to my Warhammer army, The Legion of the Infernal Skull, which I've been collecting since 1997. New images will be added at the top of the page, just below the army key. If you have questions about anything you see, shoot me an email or post a comment. Enjoy!


























19 comments:

  1. Nice!

    Rob, are the Dire Wolves the previous version of the GW models? Not the 'bones and spam cuts' ones out now? Or another manufacturers?

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  2. Thanks Dan! Those Dire Wolves are the 6th edition Chaos Hounds with their spikes clipped off and the fur touched up with putty. They had some really nice dog heads with exposed skulls, and a couple have a tear in their side, exposing the ribs. I added the ears & tails using the plastic GW wolf sprue.

    I'll have some better photos of them in the near future as I delve into the different units of the army.

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  3. Lovely conversions and theme!

    Could you give me some information on how you made your fell bats?

    Thanks

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    1. Thanks, Andrew! The Fell Bats use the classic Vampire Bat body and head (from 5th Edition before they were called "Fell" bats), with Warmaster Wyvern wings. The wings are pinned in place, and the joins covered up with putty. I use thick floral wire instead of the plastic flight stands to support the models.

      These were featured in 2004/2005 GW Catalogue, and you can see some in-progress shots: http://www.solegends.com/citcat2004/P0842-02.htm

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    2. Thank you for the advice as they look alot better than the normal fell bats!

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  4. Hi mate, zome really great conversions... How did you make Marduk Von Koss?

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    1. Thanks! Basically the Ghoul king that comes with the Terrorgheist, old ghoul feet, new ghoul hands, and a lot of sculpting. I have some of the WIP shots in this post: http://robhawkinshobby.blogspot.com/search/label/Legion%20of%20the%20Infernal%20Skull

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  5. Amazing!

    How did you make the Varghulf?

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    1. Thanks! Check out the posts with the tag "Varghulf Conversion" to see how he came together. Here's a link:
      http://robhawkinshobby.blogspot.com/search/label/Varghulf%20Conversion

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  6. Great army, I've seen pics of it before but hadn't found it in it's full glory 'til now. Your bat swarms especially I really love, and they inspired me to use the same method to make my own, so thanks very much :)

    Typically though, GW stopped selling them just before I could buy my sixth and final one -.-

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  7. Truly awesome army, Rob. Your love and dedication to the Vampire Counts shows in every model. Sculpting is tough for me simply because I don't try it enough. I wish I could be better, but I'm limited to filling gaps and whatnot.

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  8. Thank you! Keep practicing with your sculpting and you'll improve. At first it was difficult for me too, but from gap filling, I worked up to copying detail and eventually freehand detail. I still have a long way to go before I can confidently sculpt a full mini from scratch, though.

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  9. Wow man! This is amazing, I just picked up some Vampire Counts units mysel because I enjoy painting Warhammer but had not done so for many years. However this is kind of depressing me, for my guys won't even come close to looking this awesome!!

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  10. What did you use for the Bat Swarms?

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    1. The bats in the bat swarms are Warmaster Fell Bats.

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  11. i am considering giving up my army, as i moved to my own new house ( my army is still at my dad's house ). After seeing your work, it inspire me not only not to give up, but to continue to find time and upgrade my skill.
    Thank you

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    1. :) Glad to hear it! My army represents years of work, growth and patience. Keep at it, and if you love painting miniatures and wargaming, never give up!

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  12. Impressive work !

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  13. Hay guys check new vampire models on:
    www.karolrudykart.com
    Will be complite army in future! !!
    Best Regards
    KR

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