Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Secret of the White Knight

As announced last, there would soon be even more dwarfs found here. And, I won't let the dwarf fans here down :-)

9 months ago I saw the beginning of the most interesting private dwarf project at Frothers Unite. The project was about doing multipart dwarfs in a Renaissance themed design fitting the style and scale of old dwarfs from Marauder Miniatures. I have always loved the old Marauder Miniature dwarf/Chaos Dwarf miniature line - but for me, the most interesting part was that he had commissioned Mr. John Pickford to do him a personal army.

The brain behind the project is a highly valued hobbyist White Knight. White Knight is a great asset in the miniature hobby world and is doing a fantastic job at hobby communities like Frothers Unite and Lead Adventure (and probably more).

As said, it's a personal project for White Knight, but in May he gave others a chance getting insight into his secret project - and opened up selling off some of the extra sets that has been made.

An offer I couldn't refuse - and also advertised a bit here.

If you want to learn more, you should visit the WK Miniature Imperium.

And not only an offer I couldn't refuse - but also a set of miniatures in such a style and quality that I couldn't resist start painting some of them.

So, I did these three here for the monthly painting challenge at Powerfist (a Danish Miniature Forum).

WK Dwarfs: WKD-01B: Dwarf Core Infantry with Halberds/Poleaxes 1

Such a joy painting and I'm rather sure that the last 5 of my Halberds/Poleaxes will soon get painted (Ohh, should probably have said 4 and my converted Champion :-P). Also got a set of the WKD-01A: Dwarf Core Infantry with Spears/Pikes 1- and already thinking of a colour scheme for those, so .... more dwarfs are coming, but first i have to fulfil my commitment to other painting projects.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A couple of dwarfs

First off, a big, big welcome to 4 new followers: steve, thehermit, White Knight and Darksteed :-) Glad to see all of you here. Hope you'll enjoy your stay.

Last few days has been great - and have killed some hours doing a bit of painting. I got big plans for painting this month. Am 'committed' painting for a few challenges/competitions, but also got a few models standing here I just 'have' to slap some paint on, so will try mix that and fulfil my 'obligations'.

First, is a miniature that is very dear to me. Have had the Marauder Miniatures MM90 Chaos Dwarf Mage standing here like forever, but couldn't decide how to paint him. Wanted to stay true to the colour scheme I've already picked for my Chaos Dwarfs, but also want him to stand out a bit. Have done a few of my sorcerers in a red'-ish colour, so wanted 'something else' for this one. But back in March, just before I turned sick, I found what I was looking for and finally decided for a colour scheme. So, now that I'm back he surely deserves my fully attention. And here he is:

Marauder Miniatures MM90/1a Chaos Dwarf Mage

But like said, I've 'committed' myself doing so many miniatures this month. First commitment was the OW bonus Challenge last week. Second, is the Brush Slave Painting Challenge at Chaos Dwarfs Online. The theme is "Blast from the Past". Being like 20 years old and OOP, I could easily have entered the above Mage miniature (first idea), but I wanted something with a bit more historical feel. So, I'll take you back to the year 1602, where the people of London are heading for the Globe to watch a new play by the Bard of Avon, himself. So let me introduce the leading head role/star, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet himself:

- or shall we just call him Hoglet, with the skull of 'Alaspoor' the jester? A very rare beardless dwarf done by Berderken Miniatures (kingofdaveness/David King) - To beard or not to beard :-) A wonderful dwarf with lots of character and a joy painting. Really hope that Dave will do more sculpts like this, soon. Such sculpts can keep my brushes warm.

Other commitments are "Brothers in arms" for, First Twilight painting competition, the Big 'uns for the OW Challenge and finally an entry for the Golden Hat XV at CDO - so back to the desk, painting - and I'm pretty sure there will be more dwarfs coming soon ;-)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ogre Chieftain

Sort of back painting again. It's a struggle as I can only sit down for an hour maybe an hour and a half - one or two times a day, but it's enough to actually paint a bit, so spend a few good hours doing an entry for the Otherworld Miniatures Forum's Bonus Challange.

During the UK Games Expo (that Otherworld is attending) there will be an open bonus challenge for people to enter a painted "I've Got Something You've Not Got" miniature.

Rules are quite simple for this: "paint any model released since January 2011 or paint any of the unreleased or limited edition models". Planed on painting the unreleased mimics, but felt for painting something bigger, so decided painting one of the two 2011 releases I've bought - the Ogre Chieftain. Haven't really bought that many of the 2011 releases yet - besides the Chieftain I've bought an Eye of Terror. Had quite a back log of old miniatures I've wanted - so spend my Otherworld Silver Voucher getting those. Did plan spending some of my Otherworld Gold Voucher credit this month, but took advantage of the Early Summer Sale and got myself a few more Eyes and then pre-ordered the Duergar's, of course. And why? - cause Richard will then let me have some of the unreleased large spiders. An offer I can't refuse :-)

But back to what this is all about. The painted Ogre Chieftain. Sculpted by John Pickford.

Otherworld OG4 Ogre Chieftain