Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Vampire Counts Corpse Cart - Gorgeous and Gross at The Same Time

The Corpse Cart from the Vampire Counts faction of Warhammer Fantasy was the last model that I had to complete from the Battalion Box.

The way the model goes together, the interaction between the figures on the cart, the dynamic poses, and the narrative story the model tells are fantastic.

I have to say that this is one of my favourite models of all my years of modelling. I would also like to add that this is one of the grossest models that I have ever painted. I know that this seem a contradiction but not when you look at the model. 

The fluff behind the cart is that the Corpsemaster (The guy on the back) gathers bodies of the fallen ready for fighting in the future. The cart also acts as a focus point for 'dark magic' (remember vampires are monsters not romantic boyfriends) giving nearby units protection and boosts.

The corpse cart is pulled by undead warriors that are tied and nailed to the front. 

I wanted the bodies to give the appearence of former soldiers that had been harvested after a battle so used one colour throughout on any fabric associated with the corpses. This would give the impression that they were formally in uniform.

A close up view of the bodies on the cart shows the grossness of the model where rats emerge from rib cages among twisted bodies.

The rear view of the model shows the 'Balefire' upgrade added to the model.

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