Post Reply  Post Thread 
Pages (9): « First [1] 2 3 4 5 Next > Last »
1 Votes - 5 Average   Hod finally paints his Chaos Dwarfs - Purple Tutorial Pg. 8, Face Tutorial Pg. 9
Author MessageHod finally paints his Chaos Dwarfs - Purple Tutorial Pg. 8, Face Tutorial Pg. 9
Slavemaster Hod
Chaos Dwarf Daemonsmith
**


Posts: 179 - Sep 2016
Group: Dawi Zharr
Market Rep: 1
Slaves: 149
Scribe's Contest Silver Golden Hat - Silver                               
Post: #1
Hod finally paints his Chaos Dwarfs - Purple Tutorial Pg. 8, Face Tutorial Pg. 9Slavemaster Hod 09-29-2016

Hi Guys,

Like the Thread Subject suggests, I am a long-time collector of CDs but have always put off painting them until I felt like I was a better painter. I do not play, so painting top notch armies is really my only concern. I'm not a quick painter (and I often get sidetracked), but I have decided that I am now good enough to do the CDs with the justice I think they deserve. I am always trying to better myself, so with each new army I take on, I try to think of something different I can do with it that pushes my skills past my current limits. For the CDs I think that I am going to try freehand banners. I really love all the great skull banners on this site, and I feel the CD banner style is a great first foyer into freehand banners for me.

As you will see, my style if very cartoony (all my colors go to black, so everything is separated by it), as well as vibrant. I just can't paint bland minis. For me, it has to be a vomit explosion of color and contrast (my favorite painters are Monet and Van Gogh).

I started collecting CDs in 1993, and have most of the MM90 Chaos Dwarfs from then. I painted them poorly and then found girls, beer and parties. Some years later I bought a home and was moving my stuff from parent's place into it, and lo and behold, there were my CDs. Seeing them re-sparked my childhood joy of wanting to paint an army and I picked the brush back up. I stripped all the minis I had painted and started in on them. I only painted a few before realizing I sucked, and was ruining my beloved CDs with paint-jobs that didn't do them justice. I purchases some Rackham stuff and went to painting it as practice. Now ten years later, I think I am finally ready to go back to my CDs. In my hiatus though, I have picked up a bunch of the Tall Hat Axemen and Bull Centaurs, as well as some newly purchases FW Deamonsmiths and Taur'Ruk.

I'm going to start with the Tall Hats, then move to the FW and finish with my first mini loves, the MM90 CDs. There is something about those MM90s that just makes them so personable. I feel like the sculptor was able to put so much personality in each one. They feel like a hodgepodge of dwarfs who've been warped by Chaos in their own personal and strange ways.

I live in the US but am currently in England for another three weeks. This means no painting for a bit. So you may ask, why start this blog now? Why not wait until you get back? Well, there are two reasons. First is, I'm impatient and just picked up my new FW CDs a few days ago at WW. So looking at them makes me want to paint, but since I can't, I can at least talk about painting them. The second is that I hope getting this blog going while I'm excited will galvanize me to actually start painting them when I get home. I will feel like a real tool if I start this thread and then never paint a single CD.

So, while I wait to start painting, what I can offer to this thread to give it some actual substance, is some of the non-warped brethren of Hashut's chosen, and some color schemes concepts I have.

While trying to improve my painting skills I picked up some normal dwarfs. I was particularly fond of the old metal ones and painted a fair amount. Some of you might now me from Bugman's Brewery (Hod Flagonpounder). I have an army blog over there if you care to check it out (a link is in my signature). But I thought I could post some of the highlights here so you guys can get an idea of my style.

MY VANILLA DWARFS













And finally the only CD I've painted to a quality I like (guy on the left). He's a reformed CD, who after some serious introspection, decided the life of Chaos wasn't for him, and returned to his puritanical brethren, where he joined a cannon crew.



I also am working on a Rackham Dwarfs as Space Wolves (or as I call them Space Boars) 40K army. I just can't get enough of them dwarfs.




As you can see, I like color. So my CDs are going to be colorful. And I don't like painting any two minis alike, so I've been giving a lot of thought to how I'm going to paint them all. The few things I'm pretty certain on is that I want most of them to be predominantly red, with brass, black, blue and then silver as the highlight colors (in descending order.) For my higher rank characters, I want them to predominantly brass, with red, black, silver and then blue as the highlight colors (again in descending order). Below are some of the ideas I've put together for the axemen. These show the rise in rank by the use of more gold.

MY CHAOS DWARF COLOR CONCEPTS




I'd love to hear what you guys think of my color schemes. I hope to do some concepts soon for the Blunderbusses (which I think I am going to do with more blue), and the Bull Centaurs (which I think I am going to go mostly gold).

I know there is a lot of non-CD stuff on this thread so far, but soon it will be full of nothing but CD goodness.


Hod's Dawi Zharr

Hod's Karag Dum Throng

Hod's CoolMiniOrNot Gallery

Hod's Sisters of the Burning Cross (Sisters of Battle 40K)

This post was last modified: 03-02-2017 02:55 PM by Slavemaster Hod.

09-29-2016 04:23 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Abecedar
Curmudgeon of Hashut
*****


Posts: 4,583 - May 2010
Group: Immortals
Market Rep: 14
Slaves: 1705
Best Attitude - 2016 Word of Hashut - Contributor Veteran Medal - Silver Artisan's Contest - Silver Diplomat Medal - Bronze Diamond Army Medal - 8000 PTS Scribe's Contest Veteran Artisan's Contest - Gold Scribe's Contest Bronze Scribe's Contest - Gold x2 Scribe's Contest - Silver x2 Golden Hat - Bronze x2 Golden Hat - Gold Best Overall Member - 2017 Best General - 2018 Artisan's Contest Bronze x4                               
Post: #2
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsAbecedar 09-29-2016

The colours work well.  Uncharacteristically for me, I like the blue and purple.
Queen Helga's face is brilliant. Suitably evil and menacing.  It would be a lot of work but if you could do that to the more "Dwarfy" models it would be great.  And add some tusks to any visible dwarf face, icon or shield for that last flourish.

As you can see I'm trying to get you to convert them.




2017 Image Salvage






Last Time I Bled for my Hobby  =  27 June 17(ouchy); 15 June 17
Last Time I glued my fingers together = 30th, 29th & 27th June 17; 16 June 17

Army Blog

Short Stories
Legend of Lord Kvackd'up
Zhek'dars tales  =  tbf.

This post was last modified: 08-07-2017 02:25 PM by Admiral.

09-29-2016 04:41 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Herby Away
Ingenting undgår mig. Ingen undgår mig.
**


Posts: 93 - Sep 2011
Group: Immortals
Market Rep: 9
Slaves: 343
Golden Hat - Bronze Artisan's Contest - Gold Veteran Medal - Silver Artisan's Contest - Bronze Image Gallery Contributor - Gold Gold Army Medal - 4000 PTS                               
Post: #3
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsHerby 09-29-2016

Hello Slavemaster Hod!

Very colorful and beautiful painted miniatures you show her. Great!

@Abecedar
And her name is Helgar not Helga ;-) WAIT! I looked at google - since when is she called Helga?


... Più forte ragazzi!            
             

     KnowhutImean    
09-29-2016 05:34 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Slavemaster Hod
Chaos Dwarf Daemonsmith
**


Posts: 179 - Sep 2016
Group: Dawi Zharr
Market Rep: 1
Slaves: 149
Scribe's Contest Silver Golden Hat - Silver                               
Post: #4
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsSlavemaster Hod 09-29-2016

Herby Wrote:
And her name is Helgar not Helga ;-) WAIT! I looked at google - since when is she called Helga?


You can't even rely on GW to get their own lore right. I actually have no idea whether it's Helgar or Helga. Fun mini to paint though. Isn't she the only GW dwarf rinn?


Hod's Dawi Zharr

Hod's Karag Dum Throng

Hod's CoolMiniOrNot Gallery

Hod's Sisters of the Burning Cross (Sisters of Battle 40K)
09-29-2016 05:47 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Herby Away
Ingenting undgår mig. Ingen undgår mig.
**


Posts: 93 - Sep 2011
Group: Immortals
Market Rep: 9
Slaves: 343
Golden Hat - Bronze Artisan's Contest - Gold Veteran Medal - Silver Artisan's Contest - Bronze Image Gallery Contributor - Gold Gold Army Medal - 4000 PTS                               
Post: #5
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsHerby 09-29-2016

Slavemaster Hod Wrote:

Herby Wrote:
And her name is Helgar not Helga ;-) WAIT! I looked at google - since when is she called Helga?


You can't even rely on GW to get their own lore right. I actually have no idea whether it's Helgar or Helga. Fun mini to paint though. Isn't she the only GW dwarf rinn?


I just knew Helgar but after a quick search I also found these:


... Più forte ragazzi!            
             

     KnowhutImean    
09-29-2016 05:54 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Grimbold Blackhammer
Greater Daemon of Hashut
*****


Posts: 1,317 - Aug 2010
Group: Immortals
Market Rep: 0
Slaves: 175
Best General - 2012 Scribe's Contest Silver Photobucket Migration Exceptional Help                               
Post: #6
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsGrimbold Blackhammer 09-29-2016

You are pulling off a rather varied color palette we don't often see Chaos Dwarfs wear through sheer skill with a brush!  I think if someone else were to try those colors, it would look horrible but you've somehow managed to make those models look rich and vibrant.  Very well done indeed!  I truly hope you post more!!


Grimbold Blackhammer

http://www.the-ninth-age.com/
09-29-2016 08:45 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Helblindi
Bull Centaur
****


Posts: 401 - May 2014
Group: Dawi Zharr
Market Rep: 1
Slaves: 245
Scribe's Contest Gold Bronze Army Medal - 1000 PTS Golden Hat - Silver                               
Post: #7
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsHelblindi 09-29-2016

Love those space boars!
For CD, I think you of all people could pull off a much less classical colour scheme than the ones you propose. Red and yellow have been done a million times. If I had to choose, I'd take the bottom left option.

Cheers!


Helblindi's Throng: Karak Brothar
My Evil Throng: Helblindi's Legion
My Blood Bowl stuff
09-29-2016 01:11 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Forgefire
Chaos Dwarf Sorcerer
***


Posts: 357 - Sep 2009
Group: Immortals
Market Rep: 0
Slaves: 387
Word of Hashut - Contributor Artisan's Contest - Silver Scribe's Contest Bronze                               
Post: #8
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsForgefire 09-29-2016

Beatiful dwarfs. I have faith that you will paint some awesome dawi zharr friend! Looking forward to see them!

09-29-2016 01:20 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Pappa Midnight
Bull Centaur
****


Posts: 439 - Aug 2016
Group: Dawi Zharr
Market Rep: 0
Slaves: 491
Scribe's Contest Silver Golden Hat - Gold Best Hobbyist - 2016 Golden Hat - Silver x2 Image Gallery Contributor - Gold Best Hobbyist - 2017                               
Post: #9
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsPappa Midnight 09-29-2016

Very impressive painting skills. Your choice of colours "shouldn't" work but looks amazing.
Look forward to seeing more.
Regards
PM


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
09-29-2016 02:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
tjub
Prophet of Tjubshut
*****


Posts: 4,670 - Oct 2008
Group: Immortals
Market Rep: 13
Slaves: 1539
Army Showcase Best Hobbyist - 2008 Word of Hashut - Contributor Diamond Army Medal - 8000 PTS Best Hobbyist - 2009 Artisan's Contest - Gold Best Hobbyist - 2010 Veteran Medal - Bronze Golden Hat - Bronze x2 Best Hobbyist - 2011 Image Gallery Contributor - Silver Best Hobbyist - 2012 Golden Hat - Silver Dark Apostle - Bronze Photobucket Migration Hellsmith - Gold Major Prize Sponsor Golden Hat - Gold Best Hobbyist - 2018                               
Post: #10
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos Dwarfstjub 09-30-2016

Prefer the last two concepts, but I think Id go for the right one. Should look sweet!


Intro to 15mm Kings of War
My CDO blog containing all things Chaos Dwarf.
My various other hobby projects on Instagram.
Follow Admiralty Miniatures on Facebook!

09-30-2016 12:19 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Slavemaster Hod
Chaos Dwarf Daemonsmith
**


Posts: 179 - Sep 2016
Group: Dawi Zharr
Market Rep: 1
Slaves: 149
Scribe's Contest Silver Golden Hat - Silver                               
Post: #11
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsSlavemaster Hod 09-30-2016

Thank guys. When you ride the rainbow vomit color train, you have to have a good eye for contrast.

I am musing over the suggestion for a non-traditional color palette, but part of me loves the blood red Khorne color scheme. But... I was thinking doing something different with my Blunderbusses - I'll concept some things up and see how they look. I'll post them here when I'm done.


Hod's Dawi Zharr

Hod's Karag Dum Throng

Hod's CoolMiniOrNot Gallery

Hod's Sisters of the Burning Cross (Sisters of Battle 40K)
09-30-2016 06:43 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Abecedar
Curmudgeon of Hashut
*****


Posts: 4,583 - May 2010
Group: Immortals
Market Rep: 14
Slaves: 1705
Best Attitude - 2016 Word of Hashut - Contributor Veteran Medal - Silver Artisan's Contest - Silver Diplomat Medal - Bronze Diamond Army Medal - 8000 PTS Scribe's Contest Veteran Artisan's Contest - Gold Scribe's Contest Bronze Scribe's Contest - Gold x2 Scribe's Contest - Silver x2 Golden Hat - Bronze x2 Golden Hat - Gold Best Overall Member - 2017 Best General - 2018 Artisan's Contest Bronze x4                               
Post: #12
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsAbecedar 09-30-2016

Since you seem to be a master at unusual colours, I vote for pink and yellow.


Last Time I Bled for my Hobby  =  27 June 17(ouchy); 15 June 17
Last Time I glued my fingers together = 30th, 29th & 27th June 17; 16 June 17

Army Blog

Short Stories
Legend of Lord Kvackd'up
Zhek'dars tales  =  tbf.
09-30-2016 06:48 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Jackswift
Bull Centaur Lord
****


Posts: 679 - Mar 2013
Group: Dawi Zharr
Market Rep: 2
Slaves: 620
Scribe's Contest Gold Artisan's Contest - Bronze Image Gallery Contributor - Bronze Artisan's Contest - Gold x2 Golden Hat - Silver Scribe's Contest Veteran Veteran Medal - Bronze Artisan's Contest - Silver                               
Post: #13
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsJackswift 09-30-2016

Some beautiful paint jobs on your dwarves.  Bright and striking, and very cleanly executed.  Also, very nice non traditional usage of the confrontation models.

Re your proposed scheme, I suspect the result mixed with your painting style will be a modernized and updated iteration of the old school CD scheme (with the striking reds, yellows, and blues).  Looking forward to it. Cheers!

09-30-2016 08:27 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BABIS
Great Taurus
****


Posts: 771 - Aug 2012
Group: Immortals
Market Rep: 11
Slaves: 251
Golden Hat - Silver Golden Hat - Bronze Image Gallery Contributor - Bronze                               
Post: #14
RE: Hod's finally paints his Chaos DwarfsBABIS 10-02-2016

your vanilla dwarfs look awesome Wink


BABIS CHAOS DWARFS BLOG: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=12173

Bloodbeard Wrote:
With all that heavy firepower, you'll be able to take on the Old Ones when they return in their silver ships.

10-02-2016 05:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Bassman
Greater Daemon of Hashut
*****


Posts: 1,748 - Sep 2008
Group: Immortals
Market Rep: 0
Slaves: 640
Golden Hat - Silver Golden Hat - Bronze Word of Hashut - Contributor Golden Hat  - Gold x2                               
Post: #15
RE: Hod finally paints his Chaos DwarfsBassman 10-03-2016

Fantastic paint job. Very clean, as I like it. I love also the reformed CD. Even if Hashut will punish him for his horrible betraial!!!


Alan the evil Wrote:
bassman spoke... and I do agree!!


Are you interested in the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci? Check here: http://milanoarte.net/en/tour/the-last-s...ly-for-you

Bored of slashing your slaves? Take a vacation in Milan:
http://www.milantour.net

10-03-2016 01:02 PM
Visit this users website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Slavemaster Hod
Chaos Dwarf Daemonsmith
**


Posts: 179 - Sep 2016
Group: Dawi Zharr
Market Rep: 1
Slaves: 149
Scribe's Contest Silver Golden Hat - Silver                               
Post: #16
RE: Hod finally paints his Chaos DwarfsSlavemaster Hod 10-10-2016

So I have been giving some thought to alternative color schemes and the only thing that I've come up with that I like is purple.

I don't know if I'd use this color scheme for the entire army (I just like the classic red, black and brass too much), but I could be a nice thing to use on my generals, or for Blunderbusses.

Let me know what you guys think.

On a side note, I am only a few days away from being home to my paints. So hopefully next week, I might have the first actual WIP photos of my CDs in progress.


Hod's Dawi Zharr

Hod's Karag Dum Throng

Hod's CoolMiniOrNot Gallery

Hod's Sisters of the Burning Cross (Sisters of Battle 40K)
10-10-2016 01:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Helblindi
Bull Centaur
****


Posts: 401 - May 2014
Group: Dawi Zharr
Market Rep: 1
Slaves: 245
Scribe's Contest Gold Bronze Army Medal - 1000 PTS Golden Hat - Silver                               
Post: #17
RE: Hod finally paints his Chaos DwarfsHelblindi 10-10-2016

But you've already got purple dwarfs, won't you get bored to quick? Have you considered green and yellow? Seem like the only colors you haven't used for an army yet Happy

I'm starting to realise I just don't like that drawing of the chaos dwarf, so my opinion on colors should henceforth be ignored Wink


Helblindi's Throng: Karak Brothar
My Evil Throng: Helblindi's Legion
My Blood Bowl stuff
10-10-2016 02:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Slavemaster Hod
Chaos Dwarf Daemonsmith
**


Posts: 179 - Sep 2016
Group: Dawi Zharr
Market Rep: 1
Slaves: 149
Scribe's Contest Silver Golden Hat - Silver                               
Post: #18
RE: Hod finally paints his Chaos DwarfsSlavemaster Hod 10-10-2016

Helblindi Wrote:
But you've already got purple dwarfs, won't you get bored to quick? Have you considered green and yellow? Seem like the only colors you haven't used for an army yet Happy

I'm starting to realise I just don't like that drawing of the chaos dwarf, so my opinion on colors should henceforth be ignored Wink


I don't mind using the same colors. I am painting so many armies at once, that it doesn't bother me (and I actually haven't worked on my vanilla dwarfs in a few years now). For green and yellow, I feel like they are too bright and don't have the dark sinister look I want out of my CDs.

As to the drawing. It's not my favorite either, but I'm using it because it has all the right elements (cloth, chain mail, shoulder pads and hat) that I will be painting on the actual minis - as opposed to some other drawings that incorporate elements the minis don't have.


Hod's Dawi Zharr

Hod's Karag Dum Throng

Hod's CoolMiniOrNot Gallery

Hod's Sisters of the Burning Cross (Sisters of Battle 40K)
10-10-2016 02:29 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Pappa Midnight
Bull Centaur
****


Posts: 439 - Aug 2016
Group: Dawi Zharr
Market Rep: 0
Slaves: 491
Scribe's Contest Silver Golden Hat - Gold Best Hobbyist - 2016 Golden Hat - Silver x2 Image Gallery Contributor - Gold Best Hobbyist - 2017                               
Post: #19
RE: Hod finally paints his Chaos DwarfsPappa Midnight 10-10-2016

Out of the two I prefer the one on the right with the black hat. I quite like purple as an "evil" colour, although it would depend how bright the purple was. A nice dark shade would look quite menacing.

Regards
PM


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
10-10-2016 02:50 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Abecedar
Curmudgeon of Hashut
*****


Posts: 4,583 - May 2010
Group: Immortals
Market Rep: 14
Slaves: 1705
Best Attitude - 2016 Word of Hashut - Contributor Veteran Medal - Silver Artisan's Contest - Silver Diplomat Medal - Bronze Diamond Army Medal - 8000 PTS Scribe's Contest Veteran Artisan's Contest - Gold Scribe's Contest Bronze Scribe's Contest - Gold x2 Scribe's Contest - Silver x2 Golden Hat - Bronze x2 Golden Hat - Gold Best Overall Member - 2017 Best General - 2018 Artisan's Contest Bronze x4                               
Post: #20
RE: Hod finally paints his Chaos DwarfsAbecedar 10-10-2016

Me too. The left hand one has too much gold for me


Last Time I Bled for my Hobby  =  27 June 17(ouchy); 15 June 17
Last Time I glued my fingers together = 30th, 29th & 27th June 17; 16 June 17

Army Blog

Short Stories
Legend of Lord Kvackd'up
Zhek'dars tales  =  tbf.
10-10-2016 06:44 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Pages (9): « First [1] 2 3 4 5 Next > Last »
Post Reply  Post Thread 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Xx9millxX's chaos dwarves (finally started) Xx9millxX 29 10,627 01-11-2014 02:12 PM
Last Post: Xx9millxX

View a Printable Version
Send this Thread to a Friend
Subscribe to this Thread | Add Thread to Favorites

Forum Jump: