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Concept Art of Lotr Dwarves (2017 Image Salvage)Admiral 09-23-2017


With Angband & Mordor illustrations cleared, Lotr Dwarves was a natural next target for image salvage.

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Although this is mainly of interest to uncorrupted Dwarfs, there has still been vocal interest among Chaos Dwarf players in the Hobbit style Dwarf miniatures put out by Forgeworld. The grotesque style twist given Dwarves by Weta Workshop for the Hobbit movies made them somewhat relevant as a peripheral reference point for Chaos Dwarf designs, particularly those of angular ornamentation or involving boars in any form (the Lotr trilogy Dwarf designs and Games Workshop's own Lotr Dwarves sport a more refined and less cluttered style, with not a hint of horns or tusks around).

The changed aesthetic direction of Weta's Dwarves has been followed up by independent artists James Turner Mohan and Sergio Artigas, who have made it their own and produced rich, evocative, highly detailed and often grotesque Dwarf styles involving stylized horns and tusks. Note in particular Sergio Artigas' Blacklocks Clan, with an Assyrian streak.

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RE: Concept Art of Lotr Dwarves (2017 Image Salvage)Dînadan 09-29-2017

Nice collection, good work on putting it together.



Just personal preference, but I think the Weta designs for the TH dwarves shows that a beard makes a dwarf; without something for sense of scale many of them look like designs for fantasy humans (and some could probably pass muster for vikings).  This is probably best shown with Kili; looking at the photos of him in his long coat and it's easy to imagine him passing for a Ranger of the North.


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RE: Concept Art of Lotr Dwarves (2017 Image Salvage)Admiral 09-29-2017

Big beards or bust!

Also, for the shape of a Dwarf's body: Ball or bust!


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RE: Concept Art of Lotr Dwarves (2017 Image Salvage)Admiral 06-19-2018

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RE: Concept Art of Lotr Dwarves (2017 Image Salvage)Hashut's Blessing 01-22-2020

Is it worth adding in the Chaos Dwarf inspired Evil Dwarfs that somebody made to Lord of the Rings scale? They were producing them for sale as well, if memory serves, but it's less concept art and more models with concept background inspired by some lines from the Lord of the Rings book series. They did look great, as it happens. I still hope to one day see them brought along to Ardacon, although it's GW only models for the tournament proper.


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