Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dwarf warrior #7

A Marauder model at last! Better sculpting job means easier painting job: I like it!

My second rank of dwarf warriors is slowly growing...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chaos Dwarf CD04

This is my second painted Chaos dwarf (and for the moment, the last one). I'm quite happy with the result... unfortunately, I can't remember the colours I've used!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chaos Dwarf CD18

Remember the dwarfs of Grimni the Twisted? Here is the only crossbowman of the regiment, maybe the oddest model of the MM90 range. I painted this model last year and I've finally found some time to make a base...

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Usually, I'm not a great fan of fantasy comic books (most of the scenarios are utterly predictible), but from time to time, I give them a try. Mjöllnir is a French comic, the main characters of which are... dwarfs!

Mjöllnir Volume 1 - Published by Soleil Celtic

I cannot say that the story is striking by its originality, but the illustrations are quite good, and the colours are exactly what I'm looking for for my army: browns, grays, blacks and whites, but much more vibrant than mine. I have to find the receipe for these white tabards!

This first volume also features some preparatory sketches by Pierre-Denis Goux. To be honest, I've bought the comic book for these 6 additional pages. Here are some of the drawings you can see:

(More to see on Galerie Napoleon website)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dwarf warriors #5 and #6

I know, I know, I had said "no shield", and here it is: two super-warriors able to fight with a double-handed axe while using their shield... As I try to stick to the Crusade theme, and as I've already painted black and red stripes on two dwarfs, I've opted for a black cross on plain red.

The first warrior is not exactly a beauty, since the most convincing side of this model is... the back! (couldn't find a satisfying color for his jacket and the sculpture didn't help). He will therefore stand in the last rank of my unit.

The second dwarf is not a masterpiece either but at least, he's partly hided by his shield. For this one, I've used a Wargames Foundry Viking shield (again), but this time, I've filed the edge to reduce the diametre.

I'm still not sure it's sufficient. What do you think?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dwarf warriors #3 and #4

As promised, the two other "jolly wood choppers" painted for the Brush Slave League.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Dwarf warrior #2

This is actually the first dwarf I've painted for my unit of warriors. Even if the chainmails are not very well sculpted, I like the general pose of the model, and I'm quite happy with the way the light shines on the helmet.

This guy is part of the little band I've painted for the second round of the Brush Slave League on Chaos Dwarfs forum. The other two axemen will follow soon.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Jaeckel the Idolator

All right, new year, new resolutions, it's time for confession (Forgive me Grungni, because I have sinned): you may have noticed that I'm a great fan of Citadel and Marauder imperial dwarves (it's all Wayne England's fault!). But there is a second army I'd like to paint: the Despoilers of Kaon the Idolator. The advert for this splendid Marauder Miniatures Chaos army was published in White Dwarf #135 (yeah, the mythical issue with Wayne England's longbeards unit) and the about 60 models were sold 57 pounds... Of course, I couldn't afford to buy them in 1991.

So, twenty years later, I'm trying to collect one by one the members of this glorious Chaos band. Luckily, these models are not that rare (except the chaos knights), and I hope that by the end of 2013, my quest will be achieved (and the painting, finished by the end of... let's say 2020).

So, here is the current state of my collection:

  • Kaon the Idolator (got it): not exactly the most impressive griffon ever produced, but still an interesting model, which could really stand out if fixed on an appropriate base
MM43 - Chaos Champion on War Griffon / MM92 - Mounted Chaos Warrior

  • Varshak Doombringer (got it)

  • Beastmaster and two Chaos Hounds (got it): probably one of my favorite units in this army. I should paint them for a round of the Brush Slave League on the Chaos Dwarfs Online forum.
MM93 - Chaos Beastmaster and Hounds

  • Steelhorn's Murderers: ahem... OK, let's face it, these models are far from being the best beastmen ever sculpted for Warhammer. Up to now, I've found 16 of them, and to tell the truth, I don't feel an uncontrollable urge to finish this band. Maybe I'll use a minotaur as unit filler... 
MM97 - Chaos Beastmen

  • Haken's Reavers (got them): 10 chaos thugs. The models are rather cool, too bad there's only two kind of basic archers (to my knowledge).

  • Dieter's Marauders: OK, this is the hard part of this collection: finding 5 complete chaos knights with various (and possibly unreferenced) steeds. Up to now, I've only succeeded in buying two of them. Dear reader, if you want to get rid of yours, let me know, I'm interested! 
MM92 - Mounted Chaos Warriors

  • Chaos dwarf allies (got them all, yipee!):  last but not least, the Chaos dwarfs of Grimni the Twisted. These models are great... if one excepts the shields. I'm still looking for a solution to replace them.
MM90 - Chaos Dwarfs
I'm currently working on the bases of two dwarves I painted last year and I should post them soon...

Happy new year!