Plunder for the Ironclad Fleet [Nov 10 2023 - Bumdiddlyumptious]

Very funny! and a fitting idea for a bull centaur scheme.

Thanks all for the kind words! Doubtless there will be more familiars to come. I am inching toward a second unit of 50… lurking somewhere near 38-42 I think, depending on how many of these musicians get pulled into other units.

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Mad, funny and brilliantly executed. What more can be said!

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In the wake of '22, the year of the BATG and therefore infantry painting, many single model projects were spurned. Alas, I wish my stalling on this project was confined to only last year. The origin of this model (similar to my siege giant) goes back to my childhood days collecting Mage Knight Black Powder Rebels. I’ve looted the wheels off of the original model and replaced the carriage with a Bionicle-adjacent lego piece that looked vaguely nautical. The SIEGE HIPPO is largely unmodified except for a beard.

Added bits from the Chaos Warshrine and gorebeast chariot (I think)… trying to match my own trim to that style.

Mandatory squid figurehead, a killa kan saw to make the demon mouth (“rudder”), two spellcrow dwarfs for crew, and a lot of pain in the arse heat gun work to make the hitch and rigging line up.

Overall, it’s about how I pictured it. This has been in the pile of ideas since nearly day 1 of my Chaos Dwarf army, and the model more than 15 years old. Although I’m kind of glad I waited as I really like the crew models that ended up falling in my lap very recently. Hopefully it gets painted soon…


Really nice conversion. I like the fish helm dude too. Ive never seen him before. Alot of painting required in this project

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Utterly fantastic. I love the fact you had a siege hippo. His beard is a great touch too


On a whim I decided to resurrect some old LotR models from my childhood. None had ever been based so I decided to square base them with magnets and make them serviceable as Chaos Dwarf servants.

As a kid I had converted some Harad to corsairs before the official corsair release which I then purchased. I’ve retained (or upgraded) some of my old conversions for nostalgia.

Scale differences and whatnot aside, I like how they turned out as a unit of mercs. Might this spiral into an “allied” Dogs of War faction? I used way too many colors to polish up a unit of chaff… So much for speed painting. The command was an excuse to paint up some Black Numenoreans as three pirate princes.


Wow, fantastic. Also nice freehand work there. I don’t know how you did that but that must be the first time I see LotR miniatures that do not immediately scream Middle Earth™ at you.


They look beautiful.

Nice arabyan mercenaries if you so wished.

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Lovely kitbash on the chariot, and a nice raid on the Bionicle bin! The end result elevates the bits used. The beard on the hippo is wonderfully ridiculous!

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No chaos dwarf general could wish for better servants - to the front lines with them go! Go!

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Is that a Bionicle mask used as a chariot piece! GENIUS! :shock3:

Also, love to see some human mercs joining the fray. The ‘multicultural’ aspect of the Chaos Dwarf roster is so full of awesome building and painting opportunities, even if ‘multicultural’ in this case only means ‘equal opportunity servitude’…

…actually, kinda the same as in western capitalist societies…

Anyway, great minis!


Multicultural ‘prisoners with jobs’?


I’m not sure if it’s the mix of 3-5 different kits, the somewhat generic plastic corsairs, the distracto random color scheme, or… the square bases glued to their feet (as Hashut intended)… I can’t put a finger on it either, but I’m glad something helped.

I certainly didn’t put much converting effort into them.

Thanks for the comments all! Chaos has hit my Chaos Dwarf projects in recent days and I am embracing the hobby ADHD. Not much will make it immediately to fully painted but a lot of progress on random things will keep me busy. Charadros Overlords, turnip clothgobs, ogre mercs, plural bumbards, and a tender tractor (name pending)…

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Minor progress but enough green to give it a share. Here’s the second entrant into my arsenal, the irresistable OSM asscannon.

The main addition is some of my own daemonic ammunition inspired by the canon asscannon demon ball in hand that came with the kit. Naturally I had to add a barrow-full. Definitely a walrus, a cyclop squidward, and some first generation Digimon in the mix.

Rectal-inspector gob crucified on toilet scrub brush was probably some idea from a clearly very serious discord chat.

Come to think of it I have no idea why there’s a sarlacc tentacle barrel. Perhaps some of the stored munitions started to mutate before they could be fired. The real reason is I ran out of barrel lids and needed a way to cover up the part of the barrel that’s molded to be carried as a backpack.

For those of you enthusiastically keeping count, this is the third wheelbarrow in my Chaos Dwarf collection. Many more to come, never enough.

Keeping the dust on the base in the picture to remind me of my shame.


Finally rolled up an army list and added it to a placeholder post at the top. This represents most of what I’ve painted minus some things dedicated for future units and not taking full advantage of my characters. Thanks @Jasko for the Battlescribe help a while back in some other thread around CDOff times.

Edit: realizing I forgot some units in there. Oh well, 6k will be a shorter effort… I need to paint things… anythings


Triple Iron Daemon, bring the pain!
Good stuff. I think what we all want is the corresponding photo of the whole army :cd1991:


Just wait for the ninefold arsenal…

As requested, a good prompting for an updated family pic.

Also realized I forgot my lamassu in the point roll up because it was on the special shelf…


This is some good stuff!! Nice work and good cohesion of the colour scheme, that’s something I struggle with unless I paint everything at the same time :wink:

PS Where is the guy on the pike from in your cannon crew pic just above the epic handshake?

PPS I couldn’t resist…

it’s a PLUMBER for the Ironclad Fleet !!! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:


Pretty sure he’s made from a few different gnoblars in the scraplauncher kit.

Baha! Up next, blubber for the ironclad fleet!

Also thanks for the shout on the cohesion. I’m sure that will go to shite when my OSM boar cavalry knocks at the door and I chuck pastels on them indiscriminately.

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Just excellent! Like Nico said, so cohesive!
That glorious ass-cannon is truly a center-piece.