Monday, December 30, 2013

From IannickM: 28mm OldHammer Chaos Dwarfs (75 points)


Iannick debuts with this fabulous unit of Old Skool Chaos Dwarfs for OldHammer.

From Iannick:
Finally my first submission, a unit of 21 Chaos Dwarfs. I can only claim 15 painted figures however, as 6 of them were already painted before the competition started, but I wanted to show-off the complete unit anyways.
When I decided to start an Oldhammer Chaos army, these guys were high on my wish list, so I couldn't resist and did them first. There is 21 of these guys, a mixture of Marauder figures sculpted by Ally Morrison and Citadel figures sculpted by the Perrys.
The Marauder date all the way back from 1988 and the Citadel from 1986! I have a soft spot for the Marauder ones, especially the sorcerer in the front row. But really all of them are amazing sculpts full of character and reeking of nostalgia. Ahem, that's how proper Chaos Dwarfs should look like!!
Of course, not a single duplicate in this unit. Those were the days.
As expected, the figures were a lot of fun to paint. I decided to paint them in a very traditional blackened armour, as will be most of my Chaos Warriors. My first contact with Warhammer Chaos was a plate of a Chaos warrior in black armour (in the Warhammer RPG rulebook)  and that's how I envision my Chaos, at least the undivided kind. I used a bright green to give a splash of colour to this evil bunch, and I'm quite pleased with the results. 


A banner will be added to this unit later, but I intend to do all the army's banners at the end, as I have to do some tests and I have no time to spare at the moment (yes, Curt, that's on you ;-) ).
Awesome! I love Chaos Dwarfs and remember many great games with Dallas' collection back in the day. These guys are wonderful and I really like their super-green shields (very 1988).

I can completely understand your desire to have them all arrayed as a unit as they look great Iannick. Jeez, I'm really feeling the urge to roll out with some Warhamer stuff as well...

These eeevil dwarfs of the 80s will give Iannick 75 points to enter onto the roster. Well done mon ami!





18 comments:

  1. Great to see some Oldhammer, I had almost all these figures in the 80's
    Peace and thanks for the memory's
    James

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    1. Thanks James. Prepare for more memories in the coming weeks!

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  2. Kicking it oldhammer style. Love it.
    cheers

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  3. Love em! One of my favourite entries so far. The two headed chap is superb.

    The Chaos Dwarfs (and Squats in 40K for that matter) had so much character and were so popular I never understood why they killed them off. Just silly really, considering how they live on even now and with Dogs of War are the two most popular old ranges.

    Keep painting mate, we want to see more!

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    1. Thanks! I also never understood why the Chaos Dwarfs were discontinued but hey, its far from the only GW decision that doesn't make any sense.

      Trolls and Chaos Warriors up next...

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  4. I also like the bold green shields. It makes a great change from all the black and red you usually see on Chaos figures. A nice set of figures

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    1. That was part of my decision, to do something different.

      Thanks!

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  5. Wonderful miniatures. They have a really nice painting work!

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  6. These are very fine, make me start to see what oldhammer is all about. And not a silly top hat/blunderbuss to be seen!

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    1. Thanks! Nope, no silly top hat in my collection!! Ever.

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