[Archive] Swiss's 2nd Chaos Dwarf army: need some help


I’m using a lot of 6th edition warriors as the basis for this army. I also have a bunch of 5th editon Chaos Warrior army.

I’m thinking Chaos Warrior torso pieces + Dwarf legs could work nicely.  Then take a 6th edition warrior head and give it a beard. The old warrior torsos actually have a flat area at the top, instead of using the normal notch to plug the head into.

The question is what do I do with the legs and dwarf torsos? This will require some more thought. It looks like I can cut some of the legs and to reduce their height, but this seems harder with others. Wondering if anyone has tried this. Plus for the 6E Dwarf Torsos: would GSing work to make them look more Chaos Dwarf like? Also how will I fit the heads there.

Kinda going for a Helm/Mask approach here. The way the warrior heads are going on the old school warrior torsos… they’ll look a little more like masks… especially once the beard goes on.


The warrior look great!

Dont know about using CW legs and dwarf torsos thou, it might work with some heavy converting. But I think it’ll be a pain to make them fit with the look of the one above… So my tip is, save the bits for later and make more of the above instead, a cheap hobby is no real hobby! :stuck_out_tongue:

Kera foehunter:

well swiss i try the new( lego style) dwarf and cut the bottom half free

use the legs so it give him a more up like look

also the chaos and marauder arms are to long

well it a start still early for me


Well it’s looking like it is more helm style for the new army. I’m still giving them curly beards.

I might have a couple Big Hats… perhaps for unit champions and characters.

Tarrakk Blackhand:

Looks good so far! If you put the beards on them, you’ll loose that Kool looking armour detail.

Kera foehunter:

what about a handel bar mustache ??? coming out of the side of the helmets

they could be the Gentlemen club cds

Tarrakk Blackhand:

You could do the beards very, very short so that they only extend out just below the helmet, but not low enough to cover the armour. Know what I mean?


You could do the beards very, very short so that they only extend out just below the helmet, but not low enough to cover the armour. Know what I mean?

Tarrakk Blackhand
I just might try that Blackhand. That's a good idea. We'll see how it goes.


You could always convert some Dwarf torsos as a unit filler to be sappers or miners digging their way out from the ground or coming out of a mine shaft or somesuch. That way the lack of legs wouldn’t matter.

Kera foehunter:

that the best one yet

give that man a cigar!!


Hmmmmm… if I could figure it out… mechanical legs could work too. I like your idea though wallacer.

Perhaps have them in some sort of slime/pollution/oil rising out of it… almost like a special forces team?


Somebody on these boards used 6th edition Dwarf torsos and Night Goblin legs to make Hobgoblins that turned out quite nice. Forget who, however.


Ghrask Dragh I think. I know he used 6E torsos for Hobgobs. He and I talked about in PMs as I was wanting to use that. I’m liking it. They have the right pot belly Hobgobs should have.


Dwarf legs too, not Night Goblin, lol.

Some memory I have.


Well a whole bunch of them are completed conversion wise (though I’m doing arms separate and I will glue them on after painting).

I’ll take some pictures and post them tomorrow.

Overall I like them, though I am wondering if the beard look right at the top. Wondering I might want some sort of scarf around to make the transition look smoother. That might also help give them that desert/wasteland wanderer look.

Ghrask Dragh:

Cool, I’m looking forward to seeing these! I like the idea of having the shorter beards.

Did you try any of wallacer suggestion? I’m making a note of that idea, maybe sometime in the future…


I’m going to try Wallacer’s ideas after I finish my first block. I’m a little excited for them, but the excitement for the first block is overpowering. :slight_smile:

Ghrask: Like you I’ve GSed around the Dwarf torsos so it’s not so much chainmail (or shirt, or whatever). So I’ll have them rising out of something when I go for his ideas… not sure what they’ll be rising out of yet. I also can’t remember if you gave your boys shoulder pads. Between Grave Guard and Lizard shoulder armor pieces I’ve got a nice little look going.

Make 5E Chaos warrior legs shorter works, but for some of them I give them a scalemail skirt to make them blend in.


i used lizardmen saurus shoulder pads and cut em in half looks quite good actually


I like Kera’s idea of using the newer dwarf bodies legs and feet. I had some success with that on a slayer pirate test model (pic in army blog). I like the look though and look forward to seeing more.

Kera foehunter:

i like the mechanical legs idea !!