Evening fellow dawi!
Thanks to you all regarding my norse dwarfs - glad you like them and encouragement is always appreciated! Tankards all round!
For the first time in a long while I have put paint to model! To get back into painting I've gone back to the Avatars-of-War rangers (or ranger - singular) so no greenstuff work (just a cheeky axe swap).
Apologies for the poor quality and lighting of the photos - I aim to take some better ones (including shots with the other rangers) soon! I've really enjoyed working on this guy - I gave extra attention to his face (often a weak point in my painting) by trying to add dark bags under his eyes and define the facial features better. Technically speaking I feel he's perhaps my best ranger to date - though he took much longer than he should have for a rank and file (I'll get to a unit of ten eventually!!!) - Hope you like him!
And below are a couple of images of concepts I've been playing around with - mainly blutac for now and still requiring some parts (and greenstuff) but they give you the idea.
^Above, partly imspired by the excellent conversions that cropped up during the End Times as well as him being a legendary lord in the upcoming Total War: Warhammer game, here's a concept for Ungrim Ironfist using an array of bits and pieces (primarily Fyreslyar Auric Runeson).
All he needs really is some greenstuff chainmail and a drake cloak (possibly a dark elf corsair one if I can source one) - I tried to have the axe over the shoulder like the amazing armybook artwork but with the mohawk compositionally it doesn't line up well. I am wondering however whether to go ahead with him as Ungrim or weather to lose the mohawk, give him a more norse helm, maybe a shield and a wolf pelt and make him into a big burly lord (he stands quite a bit taller than my other dwarfs...)
What do you guys think? Ungrim or Norse Lord?
^ And finally a WIP conversion for a runelord with his Anvil of Doom using the GW dragon slayer as the basis. I've been meaning to re-do the anvil for a long time (it was painted perhaps 14 years ago when I was 10 - well worth a touch up) and I'd like to give it new attendants to fit my force's aesthetic (though I'll salvage Thorek and use him as a standalone thane or runesmith).
Playing with the idea of using object source lighting, perhaps even in two places - the smouldering rune glowing hot on the anvil and lighting the features of his face, with a blue runic glow from the hammer above lighting up his shoulders/armour/cloak (to be added). Presents another painting challenge and progression and could lead to an atmospheric centrepiece for the force. I had contemplated using Belegar's hammer but think it's on the large side for a smith - the current one above is taken from the runesmith kit's off-hand weapon.
Hope you like this update - they are few and far between currently due to work/life etc. but I hope to keep progressing along!
All the best,
Edited by Reka Dvegrsson, 24 April 2016 - 09:06 PM.