Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dwarven Warband

Finally finished -- my dwarven warband.  Three warriors and two crossbowmen, all from Reaper, to go along with the leader painted previously. It's taken me a while to get them done, but at last I get to toss them up on the blog.


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 Is it just me or do these guys look a little like ZZ Top?

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12 comments:

  1. Those are some great looking figures. They will defintly deal some damage on the battle field

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  2. Yes, those little guys do look like ZZ top.

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  3. Definitely ZZ Top lookalikes but the short years, good work.

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  4. I think the better question is, "could ZZ Top be composed of fantasy dwarves?"

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  5. Thanks for stopping by today. Does Mrs. Bard have a blog?

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  6. Whisk: I always enjoy visiting your blog! No, alas, Mrs. Bard doesn't have a blog at the moment. But who knows what the future may hold?

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  7. If she gets one please let me know and I'll do a connecting post back to hers on one of my blogposts.

    Just had Nutella on toast - a wee little snacky snack before bed.

    Hope you have a groovy day and eats lots of yummy things.

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  8. Z Z Top, love it! I just painted some dwarves from Red Box, was going to add Reaper ones, ordered a figure and the comparison doesn't work. The Reaper one is twice the size. Question of your painting style: do you prime your figs black first, then layer the colors?

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  9. Hi Gael Redire: Thanks for coming by! Yes, I've noticed that Reaper minis tend to be quite large for "28s" (my humans for example measure about 31-33 mm I think). For painting, I just prime black and then block paint the colors. Nothing fancy, no shading, washing, dipping or anything else. I just leave thin lines of black primer showing through between colors and "in the cracks" (though I do sometimes dry-brush certain finer details like chain mail, fletchings, etc.). But that's it really.

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  10. The detail on these figures is great, I just don't care for Reaper's take on dwarven proportions. They are a bit "lanky" for my perception of the stout dwarven race.

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