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Arashi

Hello everybody! I recently posted a few pictures of my converted Chaos Dwarfs on Hand of Hashut. Xander then suggested me to visit this site, so here I am Happy

I have been a follower of the Chaos Dwarfs during a really long time, but until this last Christmas I had never went longer then having a blood bowl team with the chaotic stunts. During the Storm of Chaos campaign I started to think again about creating a Chaos Dwarf army out from normal Dwarfs and convert them, as I really loved the Hell cannon and it's crew, but I hadn't enough confidence to do that.
Then, during this last Christmas, there was a member on Warseer who made some excellent conversions out from the BfSP Dwarfs (yes, I know that EE is a member here as well and have posted pictures of his dwarfs here, but I first spotted them on Warseer =P ). I was speechless. They were really incredible, just the kind of miniatures I wanted for a Chaos Dwarf army. So finally, I decided to create my own.
Sadly, due to school work and similar, I didn't had time to work on them. The small amount of time I had went to my Orc army, so it's not until now I have been able to continue on my project. And here are a few pics of them.



(If you haves any problem to see them, click here)

My camera sucks, sorry for that...

Here are a few comments of the pictures:

#1:From left to right, a normal warrior, a champion, and my standard bearer. Even though it's hard to see on that pic, I'm really satisfied with the mask of that warrior.
#2-3: My standard bearer. Yes, I tried to make a bull skull for my banner. I have no idea how a bull skull looks like, but I think it looks great anyways Tongue I just used the Dwarf arms for him, cutting the cloth textures and modelling his muscles with green stuff.
#4: Picture of my "finished" ones (I have five other dwarfs and a converted cannon as well that soon will be finished, but I'm not done sculpting their masks yet).
#5: The back of the units champion. The picture is too small and too blurry, I know...
#6-8: The two painted minis. First I thought about painting them the traditional red, but there is already so many Chaos Dwarfs that have that color, that I decided to go with another color. Then I thought about a dark green, but then it came to me that they could be seen as Nurgle dwarfs, and that wasn't really what I wanted. Besides, I already had an army (my Skaven) with dark green armour, and most "normal" dwarfs are painted using dark green (see GW's homepage). So in the end I went with a lighter scorpion green, as I love that colour. And I don't think I have ever seen any other Chaos Dwarf with that color scheme either. Anyways, I'm really glad I tried it, it really fits together with the bronze masks. As for the motive of the shield, I used Hashuts rune. I think the old CD symbols (the crushed skull, the skull cut in half and with the fire on the top, and the later added (think it was added for Blood Bowl first) skull with red bull horns) are a little out of date and that they don't really have much of an connection with the Chaos Dwarfs (they can easily be mistaken with i.e. symbols for the undeath), so I wanted to have a more direct relate symbol to their god Hashut, so what's better then the rune of Hashut itself?
Picture 8 also shows the back of these miniatures and their armour.
"Hero" pics: It's still a WIP. I made it out from the most common Dwarf Hero. The mantle is from mordheim (I think?), and the horns from the plastic Orc hero's boar. The idea of the horns on his shoulders comes from a conversion of a CD warlock I saw some time ago, I think that person used the same miniature for his conversion. I added a mask to his helmet, which I think is okay...

So, please give me your opinion of them. I really want to know what other experienced CD gamers thinks about them. ^^

(yes, most of the text is copied and pasted from HoH...)

hobblin

Well I just love them there so cool and nice paint job but, I do sugest that you put symbles on all the modles in thats unit then,stop ussaly most people get tired of repiting the same symble over and over(and over and over...)but still put it on the odd modle and your heros.Never the less I still like them.

Arashi

@hobblin: Thank you! And don't worry, Actually the symbol is what I enjoy the most to paint (I'm that much of a masochist)

@hal: Thank you (again, since you commented on HoH aswell =P). I'm receiving a lot of compliments for the Standard, so it maybe is good afterall! And I will probably continue with the scorpion green for some time, sorry ^^U

hobblin

Well I can suggest somthing for your next unit try opend masks and give them tusks and on the standerd write"feel the wrath of the bull ______"
and add a word to end that that insent a swear.Hope you like the idea.Happy
Welcome aboard Arashi!  Great conversions!  Love the use of the symbol.  Like I said, it would be great to have some higher resolution pictures so we can see all the detail!

Nice work!

Arashi

@hobblin: I'm not much for having texts on banners, but who knows? Wink

@Xander: Thank you for the welcome! I will see what I can do, though it will be difficult (will be in Spain at my parents home until August starting from tomorrow). Then I will add the other 5 dwarfs that are almost done now.

And I will try to upload some pics of my Blood Bowl team soon as well, just wait!

Arashi

@Nazhur: Thank you, and I'm also glad that he convinced me!

@Uzkul: Of course I have hooked noses! Tongue And I think you are the first one besides of me that likes the color scheme ^^

And now, s I promised, my old beloved Chaos Dwarf Blood Bowl team!


A picture of my bull centaur. I had some problems with the mail order, so I never received the bull body. But I solved that with the body of a boar, a knife, and GS! Only thing is that he looks fat...


Here you can see the complete team (besides of one more CD, don't know why I forgot to put him on the picture...). The chaos dwarf most to the left was my first CD conversion, made from one of the very old plastic dwarfs. In my defense, I will just say that it could have been much worse...


And then, a front picture of the whole team!

Sorry for the paint job, but I painted them like 6 years ago. I must say that they are my favorite BB team (I also plays Vampires, Orcs, and have tried Skaven). They have an incredible Win percentage. 15 Wins out of 19 games! (then three draws and one loss).

Next I will try to finnish the conversions of the first unit, and then I will try to finnish the hero (both converting and painint). Not that I think that I have a big chance to win, but I want to participate with him on the GH2 competition on this site Tongue After all, then more people that participates, then funnier it will be!

Arashi

Wow, a lot of replies! Sadly I have been busy with my summer work, so no new pics Sad

@Uzkul: thank you, but my paint skills have improved a lot since I painted them! Maybe hard to see in the first pics I uploaded... Well, will try to show you some of my newer ones.

@Nazhur: You should get a BB team, that game is the best thing GW have done ever (that itīs the only GW-game that supports CD is a proof of that!)

@Cornixt: All of it, and only with the help of a knife. it was a really pain in the ass, but it was worth it.

@hal: as cornixt stated, itīs an conversion from the old plastic dwarf Tongue Now that I look at him, I always thinks that I should have given him a bigger hat!

@AGPO: Thank you. I also like the blue of them, but it only works with bighats. I first thought about painting my converted ones with masks with the same color I used for the BB team, but that would maybe have done them look too similar to the "good guys".
And yes, you should get a BB team Tongue Wink

@torn: Thatīs true, but Chaos Dwafs arenīt one of the bad team either (looking at my Vampire Counts team). The CD are a balanced team, and feared by many thanks to the Bull Centaurs (the second strongest  player, only behind the mumies, and maybe some starplayer or big guy).
And if your oponent donīt have any Wood elves to play with, then no one can stop you from scoring! (Just remember to not trust those Hobgoblins too much...)
That's the first boar centaur I've ever really liked. Nice job Arashi.

Arashi

Picture of my hero, which is also my entry for the GH2.



I guess the bad quality of the pics will decrease my chances, but Iīm not participating to win this time, itīs just for fun. Please post your comments!

Arashi

@Snotling: Thanks! I was thinking about that, but then it would look too similar to that CD Sorcer conversion that participated on the Golden deamon one or two years ago. I also thought about doing dreads on him, but that would have givven him a too-wild look. Heīs a hero, so that wasnīt really what I wanted for him.
On a side note, Iīm going to do a normal warrior with dreads, rampafing forward without any mask or anything Wink

@angryboy2k: Thank you. For me, thereīs three things that distinguises chaos dwarfs appearance from normal dwarfs. The beards, the noses and the teeth, so the teeth was a must ^^

Arashi

I could be wrong, maybe he didnīt participate in the GD (even though Iīm 80% sure about it). Anyways, you can find the pic of that mini here
http://www.dunkelelfen-georc.de/Bilder/P...erer05.jpg

And yeah, Iīm a little dissapointed with the cape as well, donīt know what I was thinking...
Ya, he won Gold with it, I believe.

Arashi

Long time since the last update, no? Well, sorry, been busy working. Anyways, here are a few pics of the few CD I have been able to paint.

Front:

Rear:


I have brightened the pics a lot, so you would be able to see anything on  them... Oh, and the banner is not that curved as in pic 2, itīs just the camera...

Iīm almost done with the other five aswell, but I will not post anything of them until they are painted. Or will I...?


yeah, that picture sucks aswell, but at least you can see a little. Itīs a sculpted face, a CD without mask, and with dreadlocks.

Oh! And I will probably get a Hellcannon before this weekend, Iīm really excited ^^

Feel free to comment or ask anything you wonder about!
These rock!  They remind me a lot of my own!  Love the use of the symbol!  Perfect sculpting, great paint jobs, nice style, just awesome!  I look forward to more of your army!  

On a side note, I basically finished painting my warriors last night, I will post pics tonight, if I can.

Arashi

Thanks Xander! But I highly doubt my sculpting is perfect, I still need to get more experience with greenstuff. Will be waiting to see your painted warriors aswell!
Sculpting looks good enough to me. And it's a really nice paint job.

Arashi

Thank you guys. As for using the dwarf hero, I guess itīs a hard mini to convert, since he is just made as "one piece". Really a shame, since that mini is one of the best GW have done so far IMO.
Keep it coming!  We'd love to see more. Happy
Email me your biggest rez pictures of your DLoC! Big Grin

xander@chaos-dwarfs.com ...or PM them to me!

Totally awesome work man!
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