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#1 Sigur

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:46 AM

Hey fellow beard-bearers, I'm a.) Sigur, b.) new around here and c.) currently working on a commission project that's all about making the (already very nice) Avatars of War Dwarven Berserkers and Bör Dragonbane look really nice. :)

Here's the plan - I will paint up the regiment and Bör, then I'll add a review of the kit.


So here's what we got so far:
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...and here's a handful of them after some playing around with tattoos:
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I hope you like them. Comments and critique are highly welcome, especially as you're the specialists on the subject of Dwarfs. :)

#2 Theatralic

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:21 AM

Man, they look fantastic, that was the inspiration i needed since i got a box lying around here.
Did you use Green stuff to fill the gaps between torso and arms ?
How did you paint the skin and the metal?
How long did it take to paint them?

Again, amazing work, looking forward to your Bör.

And welcome to the Brewery.

Edit: Yay 50th post, I am a warrior now :dwarf:
Edit 2: Hey wie es aussieht bist du aus Österreich, oder irre ich mich da?

Edited by Theatralic, 16 September 2011 - 01:17 PM.


#3 Xandar

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:26 AM

I don't know if I can welcome you as I'm quite a new member, but you proved you have a place among the best painters of this forum !

How did you paint this tatoos, is it freehand ?

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:28 PM

HE GOT MY SNOTLINGS! KILL HIM!
(thanewillians for hello, welcome)

You have some epic models there. can't wait to see more.

#5 Sigur

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 07:30 PM

@Theatralic: Thanks very much. :) Skin took seven layers so far, five for the silvers, been working on these minis since...err... oh god, it's been a week since I assembled them. But I played around with some Infinity minis in between as well.Still, took some time up until now and it's time I finish them. Und ja, bin aus Österreich. Hast du das im Profil gesehen oder hast du mich in anderen Foren auch schon erwischt? ;) Congrats on being a Warrior by the way.

@Xandar: Thanks muchly. Yus, the tattoos are freehands (and of course done with a brush and not with some kind of pen ;) ).

@ThaneWill: Thank you very much. The least I will do is these guys as well as Bör but I can post some pictures of Dwarves I painted before if you like. I don't do Dwarves that often sadly and I'm not sure if we're allowed to post anything but Dwarves on here. :)


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#6 Alebelly_Cragfist

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:36 PM

These are top notch RnF - I like the earthy feel and the Oriental influence on the jade dragon heads :) The tattoos are very nicely painted, shame they look a bit Elflish/Slaaneshi in style, but that would be my only gripe. Any close ups? They look like they could handle the zoom :)

#7 ThaneWill

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:49 PM

@ aleballah!: Some actually are wood elf runes, as detailed in there book.

But there so freakin awesome.

#8 Alebelly_Cragfist

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:30 PM

@ aleballah!: Some actually are wood elf runes, as detailed in there book.

But there so freakin awesome.

Elgi runes on Dawi skin. It's just so wrong!

#9 Baruke Splintersteel

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:04 AM

Maybe they were taken prisoners by the elves and branded with their runes?


Edit: I forgot to mention. These dwarfs are holy "I Swear too much" awesome!

Edited by Baruke Splintersteel, 17 September 2011 - 07:32 AM.


#10 Rambunctious

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:37 AM

I'd really love your method for painting skin. I can NEVER get skin done properly. It is my greatest painting weakness.

#11 Squergi

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:30 AM

Really excellent tattoos, really love them. The beards are really great too. Just really nice stuff overall.

Are you going to leave the bases just like that? They look a tad too simple compared :)

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:30 AM

O.O

100/10

Nough said

#13 Sigur

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

@Alebelly_Cragfist: Cheers. The dragon heads look pretty much regular celto-germanic to me but I'm not expert. The tattoo runes....yeah, they look pretty elven to us GW people, don't they? ;) That has some reasons - first: Initially, I tried to avoid it but I painted a lot of Dark Elves runes for my own army, some commission projects and into a lot of coursebooks. I mean a LOT. So I guess I naturally fell back into doing those. Second reason would be that the guy I'm painting these for wanted pretty much that style of tattoos.

@Thane Will: Thanks. :)

@Baruke Splintersteel: Thanks muchly.

@Rambunctious: Thanks very much. :) Skin is a tough one to get right.

@Goldo: Cheers. :D


Hey-hey, here, as requested, is a little closer-up shot of some of the Dwarves:

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I hope you like them. C&C welcome. :)


P.S.: How do you like that dwarven ship from Dread Fleet?

#14 ThaneWill

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:56 PM

I love it. are you gonna do that one?

I also just love the pose of the one on the far left.
I also have a Q for ya: Can i, if i buy a set, assemble them all with Great Weapons?

#15 Alebelly_Cragfist

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:59 PM

@ Sigur - I agree, the Dragon "carving" looks pretty Germanic in style, but I like the fact that they've been painted to resemble Jade stone carvings, a very Oriental passtime :)

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:18 PM

I also have a Q for ya: Can i, if i buy a set, assemble them all with Great Weapons?


5 model sprues +1 addon....
4 dawi per model sprue
1 great weapon per sprue;
6 1 handed weapons... 3 left handed, 3 right handed

Edited by Beer Beard, 17 September 2011 - 02:19 PM.


#17 Sigur

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:16 PM

@ThaneWill: As someone else hastily jumped in to point out and vanish into the night again - unfortunately it's not possible to do that. There really isn't much in the way of weapons options, especially in regards that you have to have guys with great weapons and the command models in there because there aren't enough one-handed weapons to just make 20 slayers with two hand weapons. As for Dread Fleet - I will get a copy for myself and will paint the models from another set as a commission job once the game is released so I can post at least the Dwarfy ship on here as well. :)

@Alebelly_Cragfist: Oh, slight misunderstanding there. Oh yes, that jade-look makes it look rather fancy. This is basically the thing I like to use Dark Angels Green for. :)




Look, it's a WIP of Bör Dragonbane:
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#18 ThaneWill

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:21 PM

Awesome! :drinks:

#19 Varek Runison

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:20 AM

These are amazing! I especially like the runic tattoos and the axes heads.

The only problem I have is that they make me want to go out and order a set of my own, and my wallet already is calling for a restraining order >.>

#20 Sigur

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:40 PM

@ThaneWill: Thanks muchly. :)

@Varek Runison:

, and my wallet already is calling for a restraining order


Fixed that for you. :D Thanks for commenting!


Alright, I'll admit that the last pictures of Bör looked rather bad. Here's another one:
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Hope you like it, comments and critizism are welcome as always!

Edited by Sigur, 19 September 2011 - 11:44 PM.






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