Finally! I have ben waiting for this. And I�m glad that a few more had time to come with some contributions before the voting started. All of the entries are really fantastic, I almost feel ashamed of my own mini now =P
Anyways, since there isn�t any discusion thread for the contributions, I guess I will comment all of them here, and give my vote. Note that this is just my personal opinion, so don�t take it too personal. Feel free to comment on my contribution as much as you want as well.
Ok, first is Entry #1, Angryboy2k. I must say that it�s a great conversion! He looks evil, no doubt about that. But he looses some points in my eyes for a few reasons. First is the helmet. Sorry, but in my eyes it�s not a chaos dwarf helm, it looks too much like a common dwarf, or maybe a norse dwarf helmet, but not a chaos dwarf. Second is, as I have told angryboy before, that he still haves too many normal dwarf symbols if you looks closely. I don�t really like the green skintone I think I can see on his arms, looks like roten flesh… It�s maybe a skirt or something, but -I- still don�t like it.
Anyways, it�s still a great mini!
Entry #2 - Hobgobbler: I really like the sword and the symbol of his shield, but besides of that, he looks too good for me. Doesn�t looks like a character that could stare down on Archaon to me… And there is a gap between his head and the drum-hat!
Entry #3 - Hashut’s Blessing: I like the idea, and it�s a good choice of miniature, but the sculpting and the paintjob is not in the same level as the other entries. sorry.
Entry #4 - Me: Will not comment on this one, that�s up to you ^^
Entry #5 - Kyte: Probably the most evil-looking entry here. It�s incredibly good, and there�s no doubt about that it�s a true hero in the armies of the chaos dwarfs. Great conversion, I really like his axe. Only thing I would comment on is that 1: He�s maybe too tall, with extremely long arms for a dwarf, and 2: the paintjob is not bad, but it could be better.
Entry #6 - Dedwrekka: Not bad, but IMO, it looks too much like a (short) chaos warrior. Not very hero-like either, I could easily see a whole unit of exactly the same mini without getting a weird feeling about it.
Entry #7 - WarplockMonkey: I love the pose of this mini, now we are talking about leadership! Thinking that you made it completely from skratch is even more surprising. But the beard looks a little weird, and as I have told you before I don�t really like his nose. The paintjob, even though not bad either, could also be better.
Entry #8 - The FlyingBeaver: Hmm… Am I stupid enough to comment on an admins work? Of corse I am! It�s a good and well thought idea, but he just doesn�t look too much of a hero. I get more of the feeling that he is an armies BSB (I know his rules, but I sees that more like that his troops respects/fears him so much that his presence causes the same effect as a BSB, rather then wearing one). The pics are also very blurry (even more then mine!)
Entry #9 - grom: One of the best chaos dwarf minis I have ver seen. It�s incredible what you can do from nothing. That axe is one of the sweetest things in existance, and I will probably borrow that idea from you in the future if it�s okay for you. The paintjob is also of the best ones in this competition.
But the miniature is not perfect (at least not in my eyes). First of all, he�s very thin. Dwarfs are normally more… uhm… “big-boned”. Then we also have the fact that he have, besides of one gold symbol, only one color on his whole armour. Yes, it gives a realistic feeling, but at least I get a bored feelign from that. His hand is also a little too big. Last, the hashut symbol, is turned in the wrong direction ( it�s more similar to “VE”)
So, my vote goes to…
Why? Well, his mini is the one that in my eyes looks the most like a chaos dwarf, as well as a hero of the ones I could vote on. A tough commander that doesn�t fear anything. Just like Rykarth!
Sorry if I bored you with all this long text. Cya!
Edit: Oh, and thank you SoZ, even though you didn�t vote for me I appreciate that you at least mentioned me