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Heys, anyone know of any models which can fairly easily converted into a decent looking voncarstein, i like the bloodline, i like the fluff. But the models erm.. suck?
any help much appreciated
If you don't like the models, then why convert something to look like them?
For von Carsteins I think it should be pretty easy, any model with a look you like, preferably a little noble looking, and a paint job to make him 'dead-like'.
Thats the great thing about VC, don't like the models? Just convert them from something else!
Do you have any other converted models in your army, or plan to, from other armies such as for your skellies and zombies? If so, maybe look at their ranges for a good model. Its usually just a matter of scrawling off any icons or weird bits that vamps wouldn't have then painting them pale. I'm going for a bit of an elf theme, so I made a vampire out of eltharion (covered his blindfold with GS as a chainmail mask) and one out of the wood elf lord with great weapon which I am quite pleased with.
There is also a great Mordheim vampire model with arms outstretched and cloak outstretched if you can get your hands on him. He is hard to rank up, and needs a bit more of a serious sword (one that comes with him is tiny) but other than that he works well.
chek out the mordheim range or classic models. or if u feel like converting then do summink with the new empire wizards.
ooooooh. mengil manhide. get rid off da crossbow
i am going to convert the dark elf special character on cold one into a von carstein, feel free to steal the idea.
Vampire counts 0-0-1
The empire general box is good to convert from tooI have used it as a basis for my Vampires. Doesn't really need much work, just file off the karl franz and sigmarite bits and paint it with really pale flesh - fits the whole sylvanian noble thing quite well