First of all I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been viewing my blog as I have exceeded 5,000 views since I started in April (5,207 as of lunchtime today). It's nice that people have taken an interest. I still have loads more to photograph and to paint.
Secondly, whilst it was lovely and sunny outside yesterday, I was sitting indoors finishing painting the Dwarf Army. That is now the third of the 3,000 point armies done, the others being Orcs/Goblins, and the Slann. Next on the agenda are either the Dark Elves or Undead. I am planning to do a mail order to Foundry miniatures at some point for some of the old C26 Men at Arms miniatures to finish off the Bretonnians, but they will not be ready for painting for a while.
I enjoyed getting the Dwarves painted and having another army up and running, although they are'nt as endearing to me as painting Goblins. Very pleased with the look of the Dragon Company and the green and red theme to the army. Some of the flesh tones of a couple of the Dwarves came out a little darker than I have planned, and so will re-highlight those this afternoon.
Here is the army:
The whole 3,000 point army
The Dwarf King and Wizard.
Need to think of names for these two.
16 Hammerer's, +4 Shock elite.
The one on the left is the 'Stout Dwarven Warrior' from the BC1 Adventurer Starter set.
3 more Hammerer's. The one of the left is named Brewer, and I have been told that he was meant as an additional extra for the Bugman's Regiment of Renown.
Another 3 Hammerer's.
3 Imperial Dwarf Crossbowmen.
These are the all the one piece casts.
3 Crossbowmen with the plug in plastic crossbows
20 Warriors with double handed weapons, light armour, and shield.
All of the Warriors are a mix of the C06 Warrior, D4 Adventurers, D5 Imperial Dwarf, D6 Villagers, Norse Dwarf ranges, with a the occasional one from the C06, C07, C08 solid based ranges.
2 D5 Imperial Dwarves and a D6 villager.
A Norse Dwarf; Dwarf Adventurer called Dimzad Stoutheart; and a solid based C06 Dwarf Adventurer, also included in the Dungeon Adventurer Starter Pack.
On the left is Drambuin, from the Dungeon Adventurer's starter set.
20 Warriors with hand weapon, light armour and shield.
The Level 10 Hero, flanked by warriors.
2 more Imperial Dwarves and an Adventurer
I am pleased how the red and green quartering looks on the cloth and shields.
A mix of Dwarves, the one of the right is called Thombear.
One the left is a D5 Dwarf called Rom Rom; in the centre is a Marauder Range Dwarf; and on the right is a Dwarf named Zircon.
2 Regiments of 20 of Prince Uther's Imperial Dwarf Dragon Company, being used as +1 Shock Elite Clansmen.
I did'nt include the Prince Uther model in the army as both units have the same Level 10 hero, so I thuoght to keep it simple with the Champion models leading the Regiments.
The Dwarf on the left is actually a Dwarf Adventurer, but I understand that he was produced in a similar style to the Dragon Company troopers to be added for variation, which is what I have done.
The other two are Troopers from the box set.
2 other Troopers variants.
The Gob-lobber, standing in for the 3-man Catapult.
The thing that always made me wonder was that the Dwarves were meant to be more civilised than Goblins. However, here they have decapitated two Goblins and cut the hand off of one of them and nailed it to the front of thier War Machine! And that is ignoring the fact they load them alive onto a catapult and fire them back at the Goblins.
Looking at the bowl on the catapult arm, I never noticed until re-painting that it forms a face.
Three of the Crew.
Two Cannons and Crew. The crew member on the right has the flesh tone that needs lightrning.
The bound Dragon 1, all based up, being bound by the Wizard. It gives a better idea on how comparatively big the Dragon is. It is on a 50mm square base.
Two freshly based Jabberwocks, not doubt off to find Michael Palin ;)
I really enjoyed painting these up and getting them done.