I have seen ALOT of hate for the Scibor minis so i'm a little worried!!
Doesn't matter squat what other people think dude, the question is do you like them? :) I think the hate is directed mainly at his pricing; they are certainly too expensive for me and not the 'look' I want, but if you like them enough then go for it.
Battleforge are more reasonably priced, and have that '3rd ed' Chaos Dwarf look that is rightly popular. If that's the look you're after, then they're definitely a good way to go. Also of note are Dave King's Dwerg sculpts, who have a nice vibe going; they could be great for character models and elites.
The Avatars of War Dwarf Lord of Chaos makes a fine general figure too.
Or you could even buy some of mine ;) *shameless self-promotion*
Its worth noting that any non-GW figures won't be usable at GW tournaments, but if you're not a tourney player than that doesn't matter at all.
Really, they are not as difficult to do as it may seem! Check out some of the great tutorials that can be found on this site and just have a go. Every one of us here has had to learn it at some point so just do it mate!
I use to use thin metal wire coiled around a steel rod (Then you remove the rod). Drill a little hole in the figure just under the beard and plug in the metal wire “Beard Coil” into the top. Then just GS in the top where the beard attaches to the face.
I own a hobby shop in High river, Alberta Canada called Monster hobbies. I have 1 set of Battle For Skull Pass left that has both Goblins and Dwarfs in it. Excellent for converting into a chaos Dwarf army. Let me know if your interested.