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…
Another addition to my unit of Dwarf warriors with two-handed weapons. A Marauder sculpt, realized either by Ally Morisson or Colin Dixon.
The unit so far…
The dwarf army is clearly an equal opportunity employer, so one can find there both the big- and the small-headed… The difference between Perry and Marauder sculpts is nowhere as clear as on this picture. I like both, needless to say. Morisson/Dixon/Marauder is a tad more satisfying to paint. The minis are chunkier, the details are bigger. But still – both are a treat.
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…