quite a while ago I have posted an image of my converted skull pass dwarfs over on the Facebook group and promised to also post it here.
Originally, I wanted to do a full WHFB army from skull pass dwarfs, just like in the old days. Well, I’m not the fastest hobbyist, so I need to somehow cut corners (at least in the sense that I won’t be doing unnecessary or overtly repetitive tasks). The skull pass dwarfs were therefore out of question. On the other hand, the 7th ed. warrior kits are now OOP and fetch ridiculous prices on eBay here. What to do?
I chose to go all in (and probably the least sane option): Sculpt my own chaos dwarfs from scratch and cast them. I want to keep things as easy as possible since I don’t have previous experience with resin casting or sculpting a whole miniature starting from an armature such that I don’t end up with sculpts that cannot be cast. Consequently, they had to be multi-part. The plan is as follows: body and head in one piece since this is nice and compact, the hat another and, if I’m still motivated, the weapon arms. Four to five body and hat options would allow plenty of variety plus I can use the same bodies for both warriors with hand weapons and blunderbusses. As for design decisions, I wanted them to look like Assyrian warriors with a chaos twist (thanks Admiral for the inspiration). So far, I did a proof of concept model to get a feeling of how they would look like (first time sculpting a full head, that’s also how it looks ) and I have four body options in various stages of being completed.