Monday, December 16, 2019

Eight Dwarfs A-Hacking!

Finally finished, eight evil little buggers!

I have labeled them Nominus Malus, or roughly (better yet: badly) translated from Latin: Bad Name.

I have found a caster and they will be sent there after the holidays, jippie!

Details on distribution will follow, I haven't a clue how to do that yet...

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Filling Ali's gaps part three

So almost there, work started on the last two in the series. For background information see here:

and here

The last two in the set are: Khane the Mighty and Brogar Brainbeater, after that MM90/7 and MM90/8 are done!

From first to last, see below:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thanks a lot Blue (in VT)...

I have known Blue in VT for a long time as he is a fellow Evil Stunty fan and we are both quite active on the CDO forum:

Blue has been following my sculpting and painting escapades recently, and I found out he has a great and huge blog himself. I'm a digital idiot (I'm still trying to figure this blog thing out, how the hell do I move the menu to the left side of the page @#6^*$#@), but Blue has been keeping track of his Oldhammer and Marauder madness for quite a while already:

So while browsing his blog I read his BOYL 2019 report and subsequent visit to Foundry (, and there I found this picture:

A very clear picture of the original painted MM90 Chaos Dwarfs (by Aly Morisson) of the left side of Bryan Ansells cabinet that I hadn't seen before.

Now why is this a problem, you aks, be glad you say, enjoy you preach!? Well since Clam ( and myself have been doing a MM90 paintoff for the past two and a half year (yes,  I know, we are old and slow), where I am painting my miniatures in the original colour scheme. I just found out (thanks to that picture) that I have to paint a face on Hammer Slambo (inside the fricking helmet!), I have to completely redo the mace and hands on Red Big Ear guy and I have the complete wrong colour blue for Hand on Hammer dude...

So Blue (in VT), thanks a lot mate...

Monday, October 21, 2019

MM 90 painting countdown 13

So here we have number 13 and 14 actually...

I painted the one with his hand resting on his axe and I finished the crossbow dwarf.

Clam beat me to the punch by a mere few hours unfortunately...

Bottom left and bottom right are the new additions, both in blue.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

My favourite sculpts: part 1

I felt like reminiscing over my past achievements as a sculptor, that’s actually the only reason for this topic. 

A long time ago I wanted to up my sculpting game. I had been sculpting Chaos Dwarfs and other stuff in the 90’s feel of miniatures, strongly influenced by the Herohammer style of miniatures.

However I just painted an Ilyad miniature based on the Black Moon Chronicals that really impressed me a lot. The mini in question was the Ilyad Snow Troll (example here is painted by James Wappel).

Especially the chain mail was so fine and realistic, simply amazing!

So i wanted to sculpt a Chaos Dwarf (like, what else right!?), whilst pushing my sculpting skills to the limit. Aditionally I just discovered Procreat, a sculpting medium that allows for a sharper finish than regular green stuff.

So off I went, i based the helmet of a drawing my talented brother made for me and the overall style is further influenced by the Roman/Greek armour of the time (yes, I had just watched the movie 300).

As you can see the bulk of the model is still made with greenstuff, this is because i prefer greenstuff for the more organic shapes. I wanted him to have a Greek style chest plate that mimics muscle tone, and i wanted a 300-style cape/mantle, so thats why I started with greenstuff.

Now it was time to start adding details and this is where the Procreate comes into play. Luckily the two mediums combine very well together. So started adding the beard, basic armour plates and the right hand gauntlet. I wanted the gauntlet to look almost dark elf like, sharp and menacing. This I could not imagine doing with greenstuff. Also I wanted to do realistic chainmail, with real rings. Eventhough the chainmail looked cool in real life these rings would have been really huge. Thats the difference with sculpting a 2.5cm figure as opposed to a 12cm tall Snow Troll

Eventhough the helmet was already done, I could now use the Procreate to sharpen it up a bit and make it less organic in appearance and additionaly complete the armour. The monstrous dog was added because I really wanted to add as much to figure as possible and again push my sculpting a bit further.

For the whole WIP thread, see here:

The mini found it's home at my friend Clam, who has casted it, so if you want one have a look here:

And Clam had him proffesionally painted by Mikkel Nyboe:

StormCast interview with Aly Morrison

Great interview with info on Marauder and specifically Chaos Dwarfs. I learned for instance that there is only one Chaos Dwarf that is not based on an existing Chaos Warrior: Cousin It!

Skip to 20.40 minutesfor Marauder
Skip to 23.19 for Chaos Dwarfs

MM 90 painting countdown 14

It's been a while (more than a year actually, sorry Clam...). But many life changing events further and we are back on track!

Figuring out the paint scheme was a b!tch i couldn't find any proper pictures so I only had the Marauder catalogue page for reference....

Here is number 14, basically Slambo but with hammers, so lets call him Hambo!

Here the group all together, twelve in total, so halfway there I guess!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Filling Aly's gaps, part 2

So a while back I started sculpting the missing chaos dwarfs from a cut and paste sheet from Aly’s scetsch book. See this link:

Now i have finsished numbers two, three and four.

Number two is based on the crouching axe wielding warrior. And i get why Aly never sculpted this guy. Trying to pose a fully armoured human sized warrior is a challenge, let alone trying to do this with a dwarf, lacking knees and almost no arms to speak off. Anyways I managed to crank something out:

And then off to number three, a mini version of Slambo. Although officially this one was not on Aly's sheet of warriors, see my previous link and this blog:

I just felt that Slambo deserved his own mini-me. We have a double hammer wielding Marauder Chaos Dwarf, but we needed a proper one with axes and nobody wants to cut up original Marauder Chaos Dwarfs, now do we!? This mini almost sculpted itself it went without thought, as if Hashut himself guided my sculpting tool in order to get this tribute to one of the most iconic chaos miniatures done.

Number four is the scythe wielding warrior. Again due to lack of reach of those tiny dwarf arms combined with their fat bellies, I had to improvise on the pose a bit. I went for a horizontal scythe hold instead of a diagonal hold (yes Clam, it's going to suck to line them up). Lovely minature to sculpt, I added the croissant horn later, just to pay more tribute to the original minature. This was my first time sculpting chain mail gloves and my last, and i hate them, wouldn't be practical in combat and they look stupid...

Group shot and a shot where they are amongst the original Marauder CD's to show off size and style compatibility.

And the size comparison shot:

Two more are in the making, update to follow soon!

Finally they are available! Website created by my brilliant and very IT savy son (goed werk Kas!). I have had the casts now for some time, bu...