A very useful painting tutorial on Jaekel’s blog, with a rundown of his NMM technique and other bits. The end result is brilliant, on a model that was completely unknown to me… Go check that!
and the end result here.
Once upon a time, before they “forgot” how to use magic, Warhammer dwarfs had wizards… Games Workshop did a few dwarf wizards back in those days, this one being by far my favorite:
I don’t know how am I supposed to use him in an army with a Norsca theme, but he was to good to miss. The Walt Disney wizard clothes, the frog, the teeth showing, the bushy beard, the slightly odd air…Once again, exactly what I love in models of this generation: character, and a bit of humor. No more lunatics talking to frogs in the Warhammer world today – it’s all grim and gore. Pity.
Here he is on Stuff of Legends, in all his 1980s glory. We also find out the names of his sculptor(s): the always talented Alan & Michael Perry.
Following soon: more 2-handed axemen:
…and this, rather extensive conversion work:
To be continued…
And now, let’s move to the real passion: old school dwarfs!
The goal here is to have a workable force for small games of Kings of War, Warhammer Fantasy 8th ed (if I ever manage to get enough models for that), or an old school Warhammer Armies Dwarf Mercenary Force. I try to pick models that look like they could actually, anatomically function – which is difficult with Dwarfs, always a weakness in the Citadel/GW range. I also like models with a historical feel.
So two old school dwarfs today. The first one is a 1980s Norse Dwarf (Hammer 2) by the Perry brothers:
He is the first of a 10-15 troop of Norse dwarfs. He will also be one of the rare ones with a double-handed weapon – the others will be mostly equipped with hand-weapons and shields.
The second one will go in a 10-15 troop of double-handed weapons. The model is an Imperial Dwarf (Axe 23), again by the expert hands of the Perry twins.
And to complete this post, a few dwarfish links:
. Jaekel’s blog, with some serious painting. Jaekel’s NMM manages to walk the fine line between smooth and gritty. An inspiration. And his bases are beautiful…
. Bugman’s Brewery, of course
. And Stunties.com
Ps. Note to self: find a small wooden piece to stand the minis on while taking pictures…
Two Citadel “barbarians”, whom I recruted for a Gallic warband I use with the game system Song of Blades and Heroes.
The first one is a 1987 Barbarian Raider:
The second one is 1987 Barbarian (Vark Birdmaster):
Both shields are made with the shield decals provided with Warlord Games Celtic Warriors. Wonderful models, full of character, and perfectly fitting as the main strikers in a Gallic warband.
Talking of which, here is the whole warband: both our Citadel Barbarians with Warlord plastic Celtic Warriors:
The goal of this blog is very simple: I will use it as a shoebox to store pictures of my painted miniatures. Along the way, I will also try to find and display information on these models. Most of them are from one of the manufacturers that gravited around Games Workshop in the 1980s-1990s: Citadel, Marauder, Chronicle…
I might also add a few battle reports and other stuff to this space.
But first, let’s put up some members of the Old Lead community:
. The Stuff of Legends website
. Of course, the Squats.