Undead work in progress

Not too long ago I started an army for Warhammer Fantasy Battle that represents an undead legion raised from the decimated remains of an army of Araby. A sultan of Araby was betrayed by members of the Hasadi Death cult, who with the aid of evil spirits know as Ifrit cursed the Sultan’s grand army to serve the cult’s will after death. The army is a ‘counts as’ project based on the Tomb Kings army book. This ties in nicely with my back story, as the Hasadi cult are essentially secretive, contemporary followers of the necromancer Nagash.

The first unit that I am making for the army is a 25 model block of undead warriors (TK : skeleton warriors) with shields and hand weapons. Right now, I have the members of this unit up to a basic level of conversion, primarily focusing on giving them tunics, armor, and robes. Following that will be to add resin cast helmets, shields, and a final layer of greenstuff detail. Here are some images of the work in progress on this unit.

undead warriors of Araby

All of the units in this army are based on an amalgamation of Muslim & Arabic folklore, and historical military formations from around the 12th century. I’m really looking forward to creating the Ifrit Djinn (TK: Ushabti), and an undead cyclops (TK: Bone Giant).

undead warriors of Araby

undead warriors of Araby

undead warrior of Araby

Author: xenite

I am an avid gamer, sculptor, and artist. The creative aspect of this hobby is what really draws me to it. :)

4 thoughts on “Undead work in progress”

  1. The scale mail is a good touch – everything seems to be done up in chain mail.

    The green stuff must be super thin – normally you see a “pillow” effect where the layer of GS is out of scale with figure. You even see that sort of thing on GW’s own templar range.

  2. Regarding the scalemail, I am planning on doing a basic modeling article about it soon. Its pretty simple, all you really need is a fairly steady hand. What I need to really get better at is chainmail. I know how to do it in concept, but it never looks quite right. 😦

  3. 1. Those look awesome.

    2. Dude, you need professional help. Do you actually say to yourself “Gee, I wonder what I can do to make my next army project take as long as possible?”

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