Have you regressed to habitual lurking? I hope not. Who else will poke a stick at my pointed polearm puns.
Thank you muchly regarding the palanquin. Of the things I’ve done and perhaps will ever do I think it’s the closest I’ll get to representing the spirit of CDO in a single model. But that’s what ya get when you take a large handful of ideas and models from the other inspiring folks around the forum and slap them onto a single piece.
Also just something about petrified sorcerers… they’re just so chorfy in mood and aesthetic. If one good thing came out of the Dancing Yak Kickstarter dying it’s that I got to use a fab @Fabelzel model instead. I literally (and fortunately) backed the yak for only his sorcerer
Quick bighat spirit Djinn to get the poor guy out of my bits bin bottom. Not sure if he’ll end up as filler in a future chorf unit or as familiar filler. It might make sense to have him next to a sorcerer nested in pirate familiars 2: dead dwarf fest.
Finally had the assembly and basing momentum to get these Russian Alt w/ Great Weapons ready for priming. These will accompany my Brothers Djinn filler but even with that I still had to do quite a bit of finessing to get a rankable unit. The remaining filler (also spirit related) helped to get these fellers into a block.
I swapped some of the more egregiously large axe heads for small(er) great hammers. Foreshadowing a future Mushussu scratch build with one of these hammer heads. Also converted is a Grulka miniature donated by @Baggronor in some old contest. I think she stands quite well with this crew. Gotta love the bagpiper with skull on a stick amplifier (standing by my claim that infantry units only exist to put cool musicians on the table).
Another hammer sculpt was inspired by the Bloodborne Boom Hammer with a miniature furnace that detonates on impact. Then there’s the poor lad that forgot his great weapon at home but thankfully has a trusty jar of magic stuff to unleash. I also think this brings to a close my @Admiral ceramics (I owe you a photo of all the uses when I’m done painting). I even had to make one of my own as a vessel for a not too subtle Walhut spirit (to get this unit up to 20).
Last conversion was a Mage Knight automaton that I bashed with a custom Whirligig Saw (pizza cutter of death or death lolli or Elden Ring Ghiza Wheel). Note the upside down Lego 1x1 cone hat that is a good substitute for the classic pins.
Ahoy! I’ve returned with one struggle bus worth of humie filth. These minis were honestly on the chopping block to sell as I had my fill of unmade in familiars unit 1. BUT the artisans gave me the idea to put them on a different chopping block and make some remade unmade.
Feels good to be back with painted Chaos Dwarfs again! I’m trying to pull a few more colors into the scheme to preempt the OSM pastel plague charging (slowly) forward via Kickstarter. Also finally have a home and a few more spirit pals to accompany the Brothers Djinn.
The banner is a merciless riff on an @admiral classic. I couldn’t find any better representation of Chaos Dwarfs at sea than this art I’ve had saved in my special folder for ages. The Chaos Dwarf navy doesn’t settle for just conquering others that brave the seas, they subjugate the sea itself. My first big freehand in the Reavers since most of my bearers have sculpted/kitbashed icons.
The possessed human forsaken slaves are great, in every detail. Fantastic work on them, very Chaotic!
And wow, what a marvellous Chaos Dwarf unit! Both for conversions, variety of miniatures and exquisite paintjob. Excellent use of amphora there. And that banner…! It’s bizarre and thrilling to see the Ziggurat of the Sea show up ten years after I drew it for Word of Hashut #12. Just great work on painting the banner! Not least since a Battlebarge is seen accompanying it to the right. The entire handling of colours in the sea and sky is marvellously executed. It’s such a foreboding, dark and lively standard. Top job, sir!