Sunday, January 7, 2018

'Flight' from Barks: An Unkindness of Ravens

Dark wings, dark words.
They look great en masse.
These ravens are from Zombicide: A Murder of Crowz, but I thought they'd be great for Game of Thrones, or flocks of crebain for Lord of the Rings, or fatigue markers for SAGA etc. Dark grey undercoat, blue-grey drybrush, black wash, and black details. I based them to match Challenge VII's revenants, but I got the PVA to bicarb ratio off so the snow is a little thin and translucent.


I've had my eyes on these ravens for a little while- the Bonus Round was just what I needed to persuade me to get them.

15x 28mm figures

25 comments:

  1. Lovely work Barks. I SO need to pick up this boxed set as it can be used for so many systems/scenarios.

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  2. Nice work mate. Cool idea using them is Saga!

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    1. Also, Hitchcockian Horror!

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    2. Agreed - that's the most inspired fatigue marker ever!

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  3. I have to get some of these great work Ravens aren’t easy to paint

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    1. They may not be as hard as you think, have fun!

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  4. Great stuff mate - they look great as multiple murders!

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    1. It gets tricky at the identity parade.

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  5. Wonderful stuff Barks. Many, many uses for these - I can see using them as dummy markers to mark potential enemy units in any winter based game.

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  6. That's a really great entry, Barks - the closer you look, the better it gets!

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  7. Great stuff, lovely set of figures nicely painted as black isn’t the easiest.

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! I rarely use pure black, often it is dark grey with a black wash and often tones of blue.

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  8. Wow, Barks...that's a scary flight of crows. In the woods near us, there are hundreds of crows, jackdaws and magpies. When they swarm - yep - looks just like this. Terrific work - I really like them!

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    1. Thanks very much, Sidney, that’s the impression I was going for!

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  9. Dark words dark deeds indeed! These are a useful item for tokens and encounters in many a setting! I don't have any dark words for me though. Nice work on getting the black hue and keeping the detail! I too go through grey and blue paint far faster than the black pot! ;)

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  10. These are cool! Useful minis to have about

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