Friday, February 22, 2013

From JohnM: 28mm Dwarves from 'The Hobbit' (60 points)

From John:

The minute I saw these figures last weekend in the GW store in Montreal, I knew that I had to have them. They are just really cool. Painting them was great because I could see immediately how I wanted to paint them. No googling away this time. 
Here we have 12 dynamic poses of heavily armoured dwarves. It took a bit of time assembling them, but all in all they went together easily. 
They were primed white, I know this sounds strange, but the car primer I use, has really a great bite. They were then airbrushed with the old GW Boltgun Metal. I then heavily washed them with a really oldie Citadel Tin Blitz. A very new paint Citadel Dry Necron Compound was brushed on. 
The beards and the clothing was then painted and AP Dark Tone was sparingly applied. I then touched up only the beards and the clothes with AP brush on Antishine, leaving a lot of the metal shiny. I really like how they came out. 
I will leave the Hobbit now and get back to some Napoleonics.
Lovely work John. I really like how you did their armour - you're getting very good with the airbrush (something I've never had the patience for). I'll have to try out some of the Necron compound as it seems to give a very nice effect.

These dozen dwarves will give John 60 points. Good stuff!


  1. Great job John!

    With GW's black color scheme I was a bit hesitant to add these figs to my LOTR Dwarves, but now seeing them in a blue scheme like my army I'll definitely be adding them in the near future.

  2. Love the armour effects, great work


  3. Wonderful stuff John!
    To quote Gimli; "fully armed and filthy!" ;-)

  4. Lovely work John. And great lighting effect - it really looks as though they are in Moria

  5. THe reddish light really adds a forge feeling to the images. Great characterful sculpts.

  6. Wonderful figures. You have done a fantastic work!