Dwarfs + Gobbos + Elfs


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Post Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:08 pm

Dwarfs + Gobbos + Elfs

So I originally posted some of my work over in Painting & Modelling section, but have decided to start again over here in the Showroom. This will be mainly be my attempts to get as much of my Dwarf Throng painted up as possible. Over the years since I got back into painting I have struggled with the final look I was going for. This has mainly focused on the style of base/theme, shields and the actual finished paint scheme. For this year I decided to finally make up my mind and stick with it and just get a bloody move on. To this end and after much trail and error I managed to get a shield that I was happy with and reach a conclusion to both my bases and paint scheme.

Originally I went with a simple earth/tuff base, went with a rather muted yellow/green throng colour and used GW shields. However I firstly had to deal with GW removing the shields I needed, eventually I was able find a nice replacement from Foundry. I was never totally happy with the usual base style and after many a dead end I came up with the idea of a destroyed/looted/abandoned Dwarf Hold. This was achieved once I found a company called WILLS which make scenery for model railways and do a great range of stone flooring. Finally my Throng colour was yellow/green and I went with a muted highlight which looked nice but photo'd terribly, so after painting nearly 100 I changed my mind and went back and highlighted with much brighter colours. So now on to the pictures.

This first picture is a perfect example of my original work. Simple base and muted colours.
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Now here's where I'm at after a few years.
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And finally a little side project he doesn't really fit in with my theme but I loved doing him.
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So there you go hope you like. I'll be honest this topic will probably not get updated that often as I will only (probably) post completed units.
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Post Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:20 pm

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Masterful stuff there good sir!

As a Dwarf collector myself, you have again inspired me to continue my large retinue - or at least progress with the Ironbreakers of yore.

Lovely colour scheme there - and that last one - does that mean you'll have dwarf allies from the fire mountain joining soon?

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Post Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:05 pm

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Good to see you here.
Great stuff.
Love 'um.
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Post Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:47 am

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Always a pleasure to see your dwarves, Dazza. The only thing I have some doubts on is the broken columns on the bases of your gyros: IMO they're too white with respect to the pavement: there should be dirt and moss on them to stick with the theme of the lost stronghold.

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Post Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:02 pm

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Great looking army and the unit of gyrocopters is pretty damn stunning as I've never seen that many in one place before.
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Post Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:00 pm

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Absolutely Bloody Gorgeous!
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Post Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:12 pm

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Thanks guys.

@Bluey Zarzov : Its no to allies, I can get slightly bored of painting the same thing (green/yellow) so have in the past I've dabbled with goblins and skaven. Lately its been trying to recreate the dwarfs that inspired me the first time around. So that guy was my attempt to recreate Gomrund Tallhelm from the old Combat cards and I've also painted up a dwarf version from one of the first White Dwarfs I ever read, a brilliant step by step guide from WD99. Which you can see here (red one)
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@Jaeckel: Its that old problem of not being able to take decent photos. In real life they are no way near as white as in the photo and they also have several washes of green/grey and brown to give them that dirty look but you'll just have to take my word for that !!!

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Post Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:40 pm

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Now I was going to just post completed units but can't resist showing some photos of the command group I've painted up for the next unit (crossbow). The banner is made from greenstuff with a simple design on it which is carried over on to the drum.

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Post Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:38 pm

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Nice work! Now I know where all the gyros went...
I'm assuming you snipped the tabs off and pinned them onto the bases? Are the bases resin, or self made? Cheers!

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Post Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:49 pm

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@Whitesun: The bases are made from sheets of plastic by a company called WILLS. There designed for railway modelling but work perfectly for gaming.

So the unit is finished. Next up will either be yet more dwarfs or maybe I'll move over to my little band of goblins that have been over looked for far to long. Anyway hope you like.

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