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#54056
The necromancer's dark arts... 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Finally got a chance to do the layout I've been wanting to do with my GW Wracks. These guys just scream out to be used in a very specific way -- as the creepily calm, graceful agents of a powerful necromancer, who uses corpses (animated through both magical and scientific/technological means) to gather the tools of his morbid craft.

The adventure would start in the catacombs -- where hapless peasants go to pay their respects and are whisked away for "experiments." Wandering the cold depths of the tombs are these unholy abominations, defiling the rest of the dearly departed. And somewhere at the deepest levels of the crypts, the sinister arts have created a rift, tearing the very fabric of reality and opening a portal to a dimension of pure pain made flesh. There, these creatures return to deliver their prizes, and to work their magiks.

As always, I tinkered with the layout a bit as I went, so the blood pit changes locations at one point. It's...er... magic! I also slightly reworked the transition from the Catacombs to the DoE.









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#54057
Re:The necromancer's dark arts... 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Oh, and there's a custom of mine in here, as well -- I tricked out the Den of Evil blood pit into something a little more.... stomach-churningly horrifying. ;) It's not the same effect Stefan was going for, but it works with the Wracks terribly well, I think.

These guys are sort of like detached sociopaths who are very curious about what people look like turned inside-out, with no care or even awareness of whether or not their subjects mind being used as the means by which this knowledge is obtained...









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#54058
Re:The necromancer's dark arts... 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
A few more... you can see the blood pit well in some of these...









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#54059
Re:The necromancer's dark arts... 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
A few more... I really like the image of these guys gliding down the narrow, claustrophobic corridors of the catacombs.









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Re:The necromancer's dark arts... 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Last ones..








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Re:The necromancer's dark arts... 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Stunning! How did you get that Blood Pit so....bloody? The skulls/bones look very authentic!
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#54074
Re:The necromancer's dark arts... 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Amazing as always...DYING to get my group together. Stupid real life, getting in the way of our fun...
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Re:The necromancer's dark arts... 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
jasdotcom wrote:
Stunning! How did you get that Blood Pit so....bloody? The skulls/bones look very authentic!


Thanks! Yeah, I admit that even though I normally totally love Stefan's sculpting choices, I didn't take to his concept of the blood pit. He was going for a "tormented soul" thing, but the colors were too light and the details too soft for my taste. It wasn't appropriately horrifying enough. So I added some GW bits from some skeletons and zombies (sadly, the new skeletons weren't out yet -- they'd have looked better!) and then I added some limbs from some GW dryads for a kind of "tentacle" look. And then I coated the whole thing with a two-part epoxy that I tinted red. I had originally intended to make it deeper and translucent, so you'd have limbs and faces and skulls submerged in blood, but the pit wasn't deep enough and I wanted to make sure it would still "close." So I ended up doing just a thin layer of goop on everything instead of actually submerging it. In the end, it wasn't the effect I originally had in mind, but it was very cool all the same -- not a literal pool of blood with corpses in it, but a kind of ectoplasmic, bloody swirling stew, with things trying to climb out. It's disgusting and unsettling, which is what I was going for.
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Re:The necromancer's dark arts... 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Absolutely cool! And I really, really like what you have done with the "Blood Pit". I never really liked the light colors of the hidden pit and I wanted to do something similar like your conversion for years. But since there's always something waiting to be painted or assembled I never got to it. Really nice to see a great conversion of the piece, thank you for sharing! :)
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#54393
Re:The necromancer's dark arts... 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
I hope you do the same thing for the chamber of sorrows blood pool!
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