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Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Ellicott City, MD

Dude, I hope you washed the cheese container thoroughly. The Ghosts of Gaia figs look great.

Valete,

JohnS

Valete,

JohnS

"You don't believe data - you test data. If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely <expletive deleted> ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around"

-Jamie Sanderson 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

I like your entry for the painting competition Josh, nicely painted as always. That's a cool transporting you're making too, I can see why you saved that container.

   
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Albany, NY

 JoshInJapan wrote:
I have just a few more nodels in that set, but I decided to work on my entry for the Dakka painting comp first. I think they're finished:



This a wrenchmouth and its handlers, all from Bad Suiddo's Ghosts of Gaia line. 'I've enjoyed painting all the models I have from this line, but I think I'm getting tired of them. I only have one more to go, and then I'll call this project complete.
I've enjoyed seeing your work on the Ghosts, some neat sculpts that I would have never seen otherwise. The trio here are solid as well - just noticed that the one dude is holding up a baby whatever!

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Japan

cygnnus wrote:Dude, I hope you washed the cheese container thoroughly. The Ghosts of Gaia figs look great.

Valete,

JohnS


Crap! I knew I forgot to do something! At least it'll be easy to determine where the skaven sneak attack will happen.

Syro_ wrote:I like your entry for the painting competition Josh, nicely painted as always. That's a cool transporting you're making too, I can see why you saved that container.


Thanks. I'm going to hold off on submitting my final photos for a little longer, in case inspiration hits.

I've actually saved and thrown away containers like this one dozens of times, but I was never able to decide exactly what to do until this time.

Boss Salvage wrote:
 JoshInJapan wrote:
I have just a few more nodels in that set, but I decided to work on my entry for the Dakka painting comp first. I think they're finished:



This a wrenchmouth and its handlers, all from Bad Suiddo's Ghosts of Gaia line. 'I've enjoyed painting all the models I have from this line, but I think I'm getting tired of them. I only have one more to go, and then I'll call this project complete.
I've enjoyed seeing your work on the Ghosts, some neat sculpts that I would have never seen otherwise. The trio here are solid as well - just noticed that the one dude is holding up a baby whatever!


Yeah, the baby wrenchmouth is adorable, isn't it?

Now showing even more dwarfs from Mantic!


Painting Total as of 8/12/2020: 140 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Oh my god, hadn't really seen the baby, until you pointed it out (doesn't speak for my eyesight ), it's adorable. Great entry!
   
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Japan

After a couple of weeks of SF models, I decided it was time to get back to fantasy for a while. As long time readers of this P&Mblog may recall, my son has claimed every dwarf in my collection as his own. While he doesn't enjoy painting models, he enjoys assembling them, which is why these war machines have been sitting in the back of the painting queue for a couple of months:



The dwarf starter army I got way back in the first KoW KS came with these two, which could be built as either cannon or organ guns. I magnetized the weapons so that they can be switched out. I also cranked this guy out:


The Dwarf Steel Jueegernaut (also from Mantic) was my son't Christmas present last year. I tried some TMM shading, but it didn't turn out so well. Did you notice the big chink missing from the barrel of the cannon? My son kind of lost control of the clippers druing assembly, and that was the result. Ah, well, at least he's happy to have it finished.

I'm going to enter the transporter platform in this month's Dakka painting competition;


along with some pieces from the Sedition Wars terrain pack that I've been sitting on for however many years it's been. Also, I'm working on some dwarf berserkers for my son't dwarf army, so I have plenty to keep me busy for the next couple of weeks.

Oops, I forgot to include a group shot:

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Now showing even more dwarfs from Mantic!


Painting Total as of 8/12/2020: 140 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Lovely dwarf artillery, gives me a real nostalgic feeling for WFB

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Ellicott City, MD

Very nice! I’m always impressed with how well you’ve mastered working in earth tones and a subdued palate. Those dwarves just ooze an earthy realism. Very nice indeed!

Valete,

JohnS

Valete,

JohnS

"You don't believe data - you test data. If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely <expletive deleted> ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around"

-Jamie Sanderson 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Excellent painting!

And, as earlier mentioned, very evocative of WFB and the old Marauder Renaissance dwarf miniatures. Well done indeed.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Lovely weathered metals

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Nasty Nob





USA

Very nice work with the dwarves, Josh. I'm getting Warhammer Fantasy Battle vibes from the gunners too, and the Dwarf steel juggernaut reminds me of a meganob from 40k The paint jobs on them are very smooth.

   
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Japan

Thanks, everyone. The WHFB esthetic of these models likely stems from their original use as cheap filler for WHFB armies. That said, I do like Mantic's dwarfs, even if they are decidedly outdated.

Now showing even more dwarfs from Mantic!


Painting Total as of 8/12/2020: 140 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Late to the party, but yeah, the dwarves look great. Although I wouldn't want to be the guy to have to reload the organ cannon
   
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Japan

I knocked out a few more dwarfs last week:






These dudes are dwarf berzerkers from Mantic. They are pretty old models, but like most Mantic metals, they are actually pretty nice, if a little small compared to the plastics. My only real complaint is the lack of variety, but I figure I can make up for that by mixing in a few models from other makers (they'd scale well with Reaper or Ral Partha, for instance). I have another identical set assembled, with gaps filled and sand on their bases, that I should have ready to show by the end of the week.

Now showing even more dwarfs from Mantic!


Painting Total as of 8/12/2020: 140 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Nice dwarves Josh! You paint jobs look very clean as usual, and gives them a look of having more variety than they would otherwise.

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Those upset rejects of the hair club for men (cause they are dwarves ) look amazing . Great job on the hair and skin.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Your skin tones are excellent. Knocking out dwarves is illegal in many states, however

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Yup, those look like berzerkers Lovely sculpts and great paintjob!
   
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Dwarf berserkers look way better without ridiculous mohicans. Good job!

Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
My blog - over 20 pages of Badab War, Eldar and other assorted projects 
   
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Japan

Syro_ wrote:Nice dwarves Josh! You paint jobs look very clean as usual, and gives them a look of having more variety than they would otherwise.


The only real difference is in their beards and their pants. Beards being roughly 50% of the model sort of magnifies the effect.

Theophony wrote:Those upset rejects of the hair club for men (cause they are dwarves ) look amazing . Great job on the hair and skin.


Thanks. The skin turned out a little darker than I'd intended, but we can chalk that up to these fellows getting so tan from walking around topless all the time.

inmygravenimage wrote:Your skin tones are excellent. Knocking out dwarves is illegal in many states, however


Standards of conduct are different in Japan, I guess.

Viterbi wrote:Yup, those look like berzerkers Lovely sculpts and great paintjob!


Thanks. Despite the size difference, I rather like these guys. I just need to find some filler models for the rest of the unit.

Fifty wrote:Dwarf berserkers look way better without ridiculous mohicans. Good job!


The GW Slater aesthetic works well enough in context, but wouldn't fit in with the rest of Mantic's dwarf range.

Now showing even more dwarfs from Mantic!


Painting Total as of 8/12/2020: 140 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

So, for some reason, I deleted all my "subscribed" threads, and haven't been keeping up with everyone's p&m blogs. I've been going to the P&M forum and commenting everyone other day or so, but if I've missed anyone, I'm sorry.

In the last week or so, I finished another five berzerkers:


There is a little variation in the colors of their beards and trousers, but the models are identical to the set I shared last week. I'm planning to find, buy and paint some dwarfs from other makers to add some variety to the unit, which looks like this so far:



I need to detail their movement tray, as well. In addtion, I did some work on my Dakka Painting Contest entry:


The teleport pad is mostly finished-- I need to decide what to do on the wires at the base of each pylon. The number 45 is molded onto the cheese container, and rather than trying to conceal it, I decided to lampshade it.



These are supposed to be Teleport Controls, at least according to the box, but they look more like plasma generators/power sources to me, so that's how I painted them.



And these are Life Support terminals. The touchscreens and displays were inspired by Star Trek TNG. Here's everything all together:

Now showing even more dwarfs from Mantic!


Painting Total as of 8/12/2020: 140 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in us
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Affton, MO. USA

Dwarves are coming along nicely. I like the idea of using lots of manufacturers to bring variety. I think Luke from Luke's APS on Youtube did this exact thing with his dwarves a few years ago and it came out great.

Nice glow effect everywhere.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Very good, especially the LCARS terminal.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Your contest entry looks amazing, love the TNG screen and as Theo has said, great glow effect!
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

How many dwarves total do you plan to have in the unit eventually?

   
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Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Vigilus

You nailed the TNG effect on that terminal. I was scrolling through the pics, but stopped and was like "ooh a tricorder!" when I saw that orange and purple display.

   
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Japan

Theophony wrote:Dwarves are coming along nicely. I like the idea of using lots of manufacturers to bring variety. I think Luke from Luke's APS on Youtube did this exact thing with his dwarves a few years ago and it came out great.

Nice glow effect everywhere.


Thanks. I'm not entirely happy with the OSL, but it will work well enough on the tabletop. I'll have to look into that video for inspiration.

inmygravenimage wrote:Very good, especially the LCARS terminal.


I didn't know that term before you posted this reply. You, sir, are a king among nerds.

Viterbi wrote:Your contest entry looks amazing, love the TNG screen and as Theo has said, great glow effect!


Thanks. The screens were both fun and easy to paint.

Syro_ wrote:How many dwarves total do you plan to have in the unit eventually?


I'm building a KoW unit, so it will be 20-strong when finished.

brushcommando wrote:You nailed the TNG effect on that terminal. I was scrolling through the pics, but stopped and was like "ooh a tricorder!" when I saw that orange and purple display.


When I saw that particularly hideous combination of colors, I knew that I would have to use it on these pieces.

Now showing even more dwarfs from Mantic!


Painting Total as of 8/12/2020: 140 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in gb
Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller





Cymru

Dwarves look good but i love the scoff terrain the Trek terminal displays are ace

My P&M Shenanigans (40k mostly atm)

Diary of a Inquisitor (Other Sci fi in 40k fluff and Pics)
 
   
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Japan

I've decided that my summer project will be finishing my dwarfs for Kings of War. Here are five more:






They're not going to win any awards, but they'll fill a movement tray nicely. As I think I've said before,I like the aesthetics of Mantic's dwarf models, but now that I'm trying to get them up to army strength, I realize how difficult they are to rank up. Their broad shoulders make their shields stick out over the edge of the base, so getting them in ranks and files is not unlike a jigsaw puzzle. I'll have to be careful when assembling the next set.

Now showing even more dwarfs from Mantic!


Painting Total as of 8/12/2020: 140 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Good job with them. I Was initially put off by their dwarves, but over the years I’ve softened on them, but the preview of the dwarves from Oathmark and Wargames Atlantic are just miles ahead of them. If you can’t make these form up nicely the others are both decent price alternatives.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
 
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