[Archive] Getting back to the Chaos Dwarfs - Blunderbuss Conversions


Hey all,

I’ve been away from the game for a while but with 8th edition piquing my interest and in need of a hobby project I have returned to the Chaos Dwarfs.

I had started a couple of models a few years ago and when I came back to them, I decided that the method of doing big hat I was trying just wouldn’t cut it, so I came up with a new plan.

As you may have guessed from the above paragraph, it’s all about the big hats.

I figured I would start with the blunderbusses since they’re so iconic.

I’m going to work on getting an 18 dwarf unit of these then get to work on some regular warriors.

And questions and comments are appreciated.


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Nice! I particularly like the details on the hats. More please!

The gs on the rightmost blunderbuss could be blended into the barrel a bit further, tho it won’t be an issue when all ranked up.


Hey good to see you back! These guys are pretty good, but the one thing I’d work on is your greenstuff smoothing and blending. This is largely down to practice but there are some useful tips such as keeping your fingers and sculpting tool moist so that they don’t stick. A stronger base for the hat might also help rather than using drinking straws. I use plastic handled pushpins for big hats as they give you the cylindrical shape, a base and a top, with only the middle needing to be bulked out with a little greenstuff. There’s an Engineer in my blog which will show you what I mean. (link in sig :wink: )

Other than that keep it up! Chaos Dwarfs are a great army to build up your greenstuffing skills with, and there’s plenty of tips and advice in thevarious blogs on the site.

EDIT: Here’s a video which demonstrates the big hat method I was describing:


It is nice to see some detail on the hats. I look forward to seeing them painted.