[Archive] GRNDL's Chaos Dwarfs (updated - Sep 26 2010)

Pyro Stick:

The models look much better in the close ups. Im tempted to try some myself but i know if i tried then they would turn out rubbish. No matter how hard i try, gs always fails for me. Thats why i stick to the original models :slight_smile:

clam:

WOW! great work GRNDL - just love that big hat champ - and yes, very nice GS-work.

The beautiful Sorcerer is - as said - made by Georg Damm aka GeOrc and came second in the German Golden Demon 2006, Warhammer, single.

He was one of the contributors at Projektforum Chaos Dwarfs / Chaoszwerge - unfortunately a dying/dead project (Grimstonefire can tell you more about that).

Another beauty from his hand is the Battlerager - take a look - you’ll love that one - too :hat

Kera foehunter:

those are some cool figures!!it look like you sorcerer went to willie wonkas and turn in to a grape he he .PLease could you tell me what you use for his skin color it ROCKS!!!

Khan!:

These look great! Very cool gs work. I like that they all look like very dwarfish, but with a savage bent to them at the same time. The musician particularly is very cool imo.

AGPO:

Really nice work! let us know more soon

Grimstonefire:

@Clam

Georc is actually a member of this forum ;). He joined the other day to download my pdf hosted here, so I don’t expect he will stay long (he’s a Dark Elf player).

That sorcerer was done specifically based on the artwork we developed on our project.

The project is still developing, now awaiting some artwork and a few conversions.

@GRNDL

This is a great start to an army.

I know its hard, but if I were you I would clean up enough models for an entire unit before doing much more greenstuff. From experience its more motivating to have the entire unit on the go at once.

The command looks cool. You should enter your standard bearer in Golden Hat V :wink:

Nazhur:

Awsome modls. Really like the champion. He was great. (also he had a hat)

Canix:

Great stuff GRNDL ,The GS work on the bighats is really fine and i like the sorcerer holding his hat

COOL!!:hat off

clam:

Didn’t want to ‘jack’ this thread, but

@Grimstonefire - that’s great news! It’s a very inspiring forum - so glad to here that you are going to finish it after all.

GRNDL:


Another beauty from his hand is the Battlerager - take a look - you'll love that one - too :hat


clam
Yep, you are right about that. That's an awesome mini as well! Great use of Ork Mekboy bits. I think it looks better in this conversion than as a 40k Ork. Seems to fit better somehow.
it look like you sorcerer went to willie wonkas and turn in to a grape he he .PLease could you tell me what you use for his skin color it ROCKS!!!

Kera foehunter
The painted pic isn't my mini, it is the one by GeOrc that inspired me (ok, that I'm trying to duplicate!), so I don't know exactly what colours he used. I've been trying to duplicate the colours on my regular CD warriors, but I'm getting mixed results. This is what I've been using:

Base: Hormagaunt Purple
Ink Wash: Purple mixed with Flesh
or, Watered down purple mixed with blue
or, Flesh wash.
Highlight: Tanned flesh

I've also tried glazing the tanned flesh with inks afterward. The colours are close to GeOrcs but lack the sophistication and richness of his painting.

What I like about his colour scheme is that it has a strong Babylonian/Eastern feel to it and I feel that's a key element for the CD's.
I know its hard, but if I were you I would clean up enough models for an entire unit before doing much more greenstuff. From experience its more motivating to have the entire unit on the go at once.

Grimstonefire
Thanks for the words of encouragement, they will be taken to heart. :)

I actually have 10 dwarves modded and in various stages of painting, but when I took those photos, the unit was in its baby stages. I think I took them to show some friends at work. Three of the dwarves are now fully painted and the 4th and 5th go under the brushes soon. :)

I tend to work in groups of 5-10 models because I tend to lose interest over the time it takes to do 20. Also, my armies tend to be rather small at first and then I grow units over time as the army fills out.

Re: Standard Bearer for GHV

If my plans to enter don't follow through, I may just enter that guy. I don't feel that that model is very original though. I had a lot of stop/starts trying to come up with a suitable SB for the unit and I kinda cheesed out.

:cheers

Dino:

Nice chaos dwarfs man. I’m trully envious of how well you’ve done on them. Keep up the good work.

Xander:

Excellent work! Your efforts to recreate the Sorcerer turned out very well, good luck with the painting.

If there is anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable, just let me know. :stuck_out_tongue:

Ishkur Cinderhat:

Very good greenstuff work here. Can’t wait to see the first few painted models! Any idea of the colour scheme yet you want to use?

GRNDL:

If there is anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable, just let me know. :P

Xander
I appreciate the welcoming hand Xander, but I don't think you need to do anything. The site has a great community and lots of incentive to participate. The only thing that I'd like to know is how to put upload in-line pics. I've been using the attachments thing, which is fine, but I'm kinda jealous of all the nice glossies in other threads. :)
Very good greenstuff work here. Can't wait to see the first few painted models! Any idea of the colour scheme yet you want to use?

Ishkur Cinderhat
Colour theory and indecision are the bane of my life. After posting the other thread with my test models and getting lots of good advice, I found myself even more indecisive. I painted a few more tests and while I liked some of the results I really felt that I should go back to the basics to preserve a CD feel. So, its fiery reds/oranges and dark red leather. I feel pretty good about it and at least there's progress in the army. I figured if I dillied and dallied longer then I would lose momentum in doing it. I can experiment later with other units.

So, it came down to red/orange beards (some said too slayer like, but I think it fits them), dark red leather armour tinged with red/orange highlights, lots of dark brass.

I'll post some pics when I get a rank of them done. I'm working from the back forward, so the first rank posted will actually be the second rank in the unit.

minty:

Very, Very nice. should be very good when you have a full regiment of evil stuntys:cheers

oh, and how to upload pics:

put in the url of the pic (right click and go on properties) or the info beneth the pic on photobucket and paste it surrounded by the tabs

Ingrown:

Its probably easiest to put your pics on photobucket then just copy the code it gives you. Modeling looks great btw

Xander:

The easiest way to post pics in a thread is obviously . To find the link to an image that is an attachment, you can view the picture and copy the url. Or right click the link to the picture and chose “Copy Link Location” for Firefox. Not sure if you can do that in IE, but you can select the image properties after right clicking, you can view the url, usually.

Ghrask Dragh:

Actually the easiest way to post pics is… only joking!

I can’t beleive I haven’t posted on this thread, I thought I did! The Green stuff Big hat looks great, I like the inclusion of hats AND helms!

Looks great so far mate, keep ‘em comin’!!

Xander:

The more I look at your Sorcerer, the more I sort of want to attempt that conversion as well, though I don’t own that dwarf model. :confused:

GRNDL:

@Xander

I’m glad that my effort has inspired you! But remember I didn’t do the original conversion, I just tried to mimic GeOrcs. He deserves the accolade in inspiring you.

I’m almost done the conversion work. He now has some bull like horns on his shoulders, but not quite like GeOrcs. They are sharper/pointier, higher and from the front look like they are growing out of his head. I trying to deviate from GeOrc’s conversion with the back piece - I’m not going to do the chain, but instead hang trophies from the horns. I’ve been spending time doing a better and more original base than I had originally tried - this will be base #3 for this guy.

If all goes well, he should be done soon.