Wednesday, 21 December 2016

From AaronH Dwarf Lord (5 Points)

This entry is a single Dwarf Lord from GW. He was painted to accompany the two units and two artillery pieces that I finished right before the Challenge. The units were Ebay re-paints so wouldn't count and the artillery were sitting there mocking me and needed to be done.

I had not planned on painting this guy but I pulled him out to use in role playing and he is such a handsome model that I just had to throw him in.



His beard is truly massive, as is his axe. The helmet is amazing. The sculpting on the face is phenomenal and represents GW at its very best.

Great detail all around on this guy.
This is my first painted hero for the Dwarfs so at least I could play a small game of Kings of War or Warhammer with them now.

Close up of the helmet.
Sadly this picture is washed out and you can't see the incredible detail on his face. I need to figure out the balance between natural light and artificial that will allow me to take decent pictures.

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That is a great dwarf with a suitably noble proboscis. I particularly like his moustaches flowing around his great-axe and his Sutton Hoo-esque helmet tucked under his arm. 

Good one!

48 comments:

  1. First the Blood Bowl team and now this little gem! Very nice work!

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    1. Thanks Evan. He practically painted himself. None of the hard thinking that goes into so many models.

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  2. Great first entry, always like a good dwarf

    Ian

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  3. Definitely seeing that excellent sculpting in the face. Classic.

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    1. The face is really amazing. Perhaps my favorite face sculpt ever.

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  4. One of my favourite GW dwarf models, and you've certainly done him justice. Well done mate!

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    1. Thanks Steve. I'm pleased with the result.

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  5. I like him. Very broody pose. The pictures may not be the best, as you say, but they show how you picked out the details in the sculpt.

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    1. Thanks Padre. It makes me think of some old veterans that I know (or have become). It's a very believable pose to me.

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  6. One of my fav GW dwarf scuplts. You've done a lovely job on him too.

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  7. Looks great. I also have some WFB Dwarfs sitting out on my painting bench. I'm hoping to paint up a unit of Thunderers by the end of the challenge.

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    1. I finished one right before the challenge. They were old school metal scuplts. Very nice and characterful. I love the dwarf line.

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  8. One of my all time favourite GW Dwarfs and you have enhanced it with a top paint job well done

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    1. Thank you James. I appreciate the sentiment.

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  9. He is a handsome fellow. Nice job!

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  10. Yes, one of my favourite dwarf model too. Great brush work!

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    1. He really is a great model. Thank you.

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  11. Another post already? That really is a great miniature and you have done a stunning job - that looks like so much work for 5 points!

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    1. He really is not a hard paint. Sometimes they just paint themselves.

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    2. What? Where can I buy these miniatures that paint themselves? The ones I bought have been sitting in the cupboard doing nothing for years.

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  12. Excellent work, very conveys the mood that exists in miniature.

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    1. Thanks Alex. I agree with the mood.

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  13. Great job, the armour is very nicely done. I also love this model, so full of character.

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    1. Thanks Jamie. The armor is my go to. Steel with bronze highlights. It appears everywhere. I should probably consider learning another technique...

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    1. Cheers Ray. It's my favorite part of the model.

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  15. Very thoughtful dwarf. Nice!

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  16. A fine Gray-haired Dwarf lord. That helmet is excellent

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    1. Thank you Adam. I do love the Sutton Hoo helmet on him.

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  17. Great figure, nice paintwork on it!

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  18. Great work on him Aaron!
    This is my favorite GW dwarf and I have one that has lead my dwarves for some time. I really dig his contemplative, stern look.
    You really enhanced that vibe and a great choice for a RPG character too!

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    1. Thanks David. I'd have to be hard pressed to name a GW dwarf sculpt I like better. He was a lucky find on Ebay.

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  19. Very nice. I like a lot these models, so much character and axes!

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