Saturday, 10 August 2013

Small but mighty!

Events overtook me and I was not able to post as scheduled on Thursday. Which means Yes you guessed it I was looking after my nephew. But despite that and while he played on the computer or watched "Aliens" on DVD I did manage to get some 10mm Kallistra Dwarves painted and based. The first few people who followed this blog or just casually glanced at it will no doubt vaguely remember I started a 10mm fantasy army. Well I still had and have some Dwarfs to paint for this so I thought to do something small and easy to finish between 40k matches (most of which I lost!).

So here we have 4 stands of dwarves. Each stand has 10 figures on it for that nice crowded look which so suits smaller figures. As with the other units in the army I have gone for a bold blue and white colour scheme.  I find bold colours on smaller figures very effective in a fantasy setting as I want them to be clear on the table.


I make no excuses for having painted these figures  in a wargaming manner. They are designed to be see from a couple of feet away and don't need the detail the shading or the highlighting of 28mm figures. Therefore I put a heavy black wash over them and a simple highlight after there base colours were done. Simple and yet effective enough from a couple of feet away.

 I do have more of these little blighters to do so don't be too surprised if they start turning up between now and Christmas. I am even thinking of getting more at SELWG at the end of September. I won't go overboard on purchases, but I do like the look of this army and think it does deserve to be increased to a usable size.

Eventually I will need an opposing army for them and am at present open to suggestions. I am very fussy about fantasy armies though which means I would want something that would fit in and be a worthy adversary for these figures. One guy (Kevin) at the club has some Undead so I would not want to tread on his toes and get them as well. Anyway have a think and let me know.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading and I should post again on Monday. All the best Clint



20 comments:

  1. Very nice Clint. You can't beat some good old orcs and goblins for fantasy.

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    1. Agreed Orcs and goblins do make a very good adversary in a fantasy setting.

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    2. I have to agree, Orcs are your generic fantasy bad guys!

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    3. My main concern about Orcs is the way that GW have hi-jacked them from Tolkien. And now in many peoples eyes they have to conform to a very specific thing. Clumsy, stupid and comical.

      Tolkien had them black or grey skinned and a corruption of elves so for me Green orcs in a fantasy setting are like Purple Darleks! While there is nothing wrong with purple darleks that is not how Terry Nation envisaged them!

      I will of course consider Orcs as I know a gamer, sadly no longer with us, who's family were at one stage selling his 10mm orc army so I may be able to get a very good start that way. Unless it has been sold in the mean time.

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    4. I've got two massive Orcs on the painting table right now. Both of them have black skin and they are properly vicious.

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    5. Over the years I have seen pretty much every colour of orc skin but a few do stand out. Black is always a good option though as it goes with the original Tolkien versions of what orcs should be and not the comical GW version.

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  2. Nice inroad into your lead mountain, but it's difficult to tell that they're dwarves withut some humans for comparison, the bright colours really do them justice. Like Brummie, I'd suggest an Orc/Goblin army as adversaries mostly because they're good enemies for others too.
    I'm curious to know what rules you've based these up for too.

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    1. They are based for Warmaster. 40mm frontage 20 mm depth. So perfect for HOTT (Hordes of the Things) as well.

      I will consider Orcs and Goblins of course but if I do I will not paint them Green if I do settle on them.

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  3. They look great, Clint. I've not played Warmaster, but always hear good things about it. I've never painted 10mm - smallest figures were 1/72nd plastics. I actually have a Warmaster Empire General on Griffon that I may try my hand at. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean. Painting 10mm figures is different for 28mm figures so please give it a try and see what you think.

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  4. Nice figures Clint. Perfect for the tabletop.

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    1. Thank you Anne quite a change from my usual.

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  5. Great Dwarves there Clint and the colour scheme work well as does the painting style, specially as they are so small

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    1. Thank you Pete. I find the smaller the scale the lighter and brighter I have to paint figures. It seems to work.

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  6. No excuses need for me as they look just the job Clint, well done that man.

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  7. Dwarves look very cool man, and go the fantasy armies!!!

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  8. Always good to see your painted stuff mate, roll on the end of the figure fast so you can go buy more!

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    1. I am actually enjoying no buying stuff..... Yes I'm tight fisted. I may keep the fast going for longer.

      Thanks mate it's good to get some old stuff done and I appreciate your comment.

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