28 February 2013

Grim Hammers


The minute I saw these figures two weekends ago in the GW store in Montreal, I knew that I had to have them. They are just really cool. Painting them was great because I could see immediately how I wanted to do it. No googling away this time. Here we have 12 dynamic poses of heavily armoured dwarves. It took a bit of time assembling them, but all in all they went together easily. They were primed white, I know this sounds strange, but the car primer I use, has really a great bite. They were then airbrushed with the old GW Boltgun Metal. I then heavily washed them with a really oldie Citadel Tin Bitz. A very new paint Citadel Dry Necron Compound was brushed on. The beards and the clothing was then painted and AP Dark Tone was sparingly applied. I then touched up only the beards and the clothes with AP brush on Antishine, leaving a lot of the metal shiny. I really like how they came out. 




















These were my 13th submission to the Painting Challenge, and I am finally all caught up. I have just finished a unit of Brunswick Lights and have almost completed my Andalusian Warband for SAGA, so I believe I will make my quota.

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16 comments:

  1. Top painting John, love the atmospheric paintjob.

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  2. These are gorgeous! Struggling with mine at present!

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  3. Oh my, these are great! You have a wonderful effect with these stunty fellows.

    I can hear the LoTR siren song every time you post up your stuff!

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  4. Very nice bunch of heavy dwarfs!
    At least with those full helmets you would not have had to worry about facial features! Score!

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  5. Great looking figures!

    One minor question/observation; would their weapons have *metal* (as opposed to wooden)hafts? That would make them ducedly heavy!

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  6. Seems like a tough bunch ! Greate painting !

    Best regards Michael

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  7. I love how you've done them. They've turned out great. Still haven't got far with my own painting though. I'm trying a new thing with terrain on the bases though. You'll have to tell me what you think once I get them up.

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  8. Gonsalvo (Peter)

    I did think about the weapon's hafts, but they have a sharp edge more consistent with metal, and they were painted as metal on the GW website.

    John

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  9. Great painting methods, they look superb.

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  10. Fantastic looking figures, great painting style! Helmets are really impresive!
    Phil.

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  11. Hiya, would you like to come check out my Goblins? Nathan's Fiction Sphere

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  12. nice work. I love the touch of blue on the dark metal. Makes me want to pick up a box of these just to paint them. I'm not a dwarf player, but they have some of the best LOTR sculpts.

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