Thursday, 1 June 2017

Giant Slayer

I'm hoping to take part in the suicidal Giant slaying slugfest at BOYL this year. Only problem is, I only have a few of the vertically challenged fellows in my lead collection, just a handful, but I'd never painted one of them up. So, I dug out this Chaos Dwarf and set to work. I also pulled out my old shield design sheet too and had another crack at "painting" them.


Here he be!

Smiling or grimacing? Hard to tell.

I "think" the shield works.

The red skirt looks a bit like a dress I'll admit, but I wouldn't want to point that out to him to his face. 


And here's my old project, ready for another outing:

I just picked one and attacked it with a blue fineliner.

Inks & paint just bleed into the paper. I'm still trying
 to figure out how to get the best out of them actually. 


I banged this guy out in about an hour. They're damn easy to paint up dwarfs, not much on them at all! I hope he lasts more than one round of combat with the big fella at BOYL though. Still gotta come up with a name for him too.....it'll be something inappropriate, don't worry :)

Cheers.

10 comments:

  1. The shield design definitely works.

    Hopefully see you a BOYL

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    1. Thanks Riot. BOYLS' gunna be a blast, for sure :)

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  2. Yussssss, so eager to fight alongside this one !

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  3. He looks good. How about BigBumPointySmash? The shield looks excellent so stop fussing ;)

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    1. Hahahaha :D A lovely name you came up with there Ragsta :)

      I think I'd just prefer the shield colours to have been blended in a bit better. I'm still happy with the design though.

      Cheers :)

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  4. Nice, and cool idea on the shields. Try a quick coat of matte medium to seal the paper before using paint over. I've been puzzling and debating over how to shields for my O&G army as I love painting freehand one-offs but they can take me almost as long as the figure itself. Have been debating printing decals, making different bosses and pressmolding them along with other ideas.

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    1. Yeah, I might give that a try. Sound's like it'd work a treat, thanks :)

      I'm the opposite to you Ryder as I can't freehand to save my life. The best I can draw is a stick figure....even my 10 year old son can draw better than me :D That's why I prefer the 3D canvas of miniatures I suppose. They do look fantastic when they're done though. With the addition of a cool looking freehand shield it can turn an ordinary mini into a bloody fantastic one!

      Another idea I've had, which I've played with a little, is to use one of those art apps to pimp the B&W shield designs. They add different colours, patterns and shapes to the original image. I've had a few success's, but it took a while playing with it. I might pursue it a bit more as it really made a difference....on the few that worked :P

      Cheers Ryder :)

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  5. Hi,

    Just to let you know that Limumworks website is up and running regarding the Grotesque Shields (the seller contacted me). Here is the link https://www.limumworks.com/

    Great work on the Chaos Dwarf by the way. The armour looks great in blue.

    Cheers. Jeg

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    1. Thanks for the heads up Jeg, much appreciated :)

      Glad you like the CD, they're bloody easy to paint up these guys....no accoutrements to worry about.

      Cheers :)

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