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A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Grimstonefire 05-24-2019

All the drawing I've been doing of late has prompted me to expand my mind once again on chaos dwarfs.

I took a long time to think about some of the themed ideas I've discussed on here, and I started drawing some sketches.  But you know what, my interest quickly diminished.  Not because drawing fantasy evil dwarfs isn't fun, but because I've been drawing the same basic themes for the last 10+ years!

So I decided this time to do something very different for me and set only 3 basic design rules.

1.  Some obvious interpretation of Chaos on everyone.
2.  Dwarf scale features (I don't use the word 'bodies' for a reason...)
3.  Nothing that absolutely looks straight out of 40k.

You may all be thinking but isn't this the same basic rules as always!?

No! Because what I am not saying is that I have to include any of the following:

Hats
Masks
Scale armour
Tusks
Horns
Eastern theme
Bodies only turning to stone when they mutate.
Split skull, bulls, or other WD presents iconography

Infact, my ideas will probably deliberately not include any of the above!

Watch this space...


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.tjub 05-24-2019

Cool, Im looking forward to see what will come out of this... Happy


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Grimstonefire 05-24-2019

Forgive the very, very basic sketches, but this is the direction my mind is going.

I've yet to decide what the output will be here, sculpted (if so, on what scale) or just a battle scene etc.






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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Grimstonefire 05-24-2019

To explain the drawing a bit.

The top one has an over sized mutated arm, and a huge daemon blade that plugs into his back.  Explaining how he can lift it.

The middle one features a number of elements that will be common, at least to a few more.  Of particular interest the arms and chest have very high tech looking armour compared to anything in warhammer.  Abstract shapes.

The bottom one was themed vaguely off the fat guy on thor.  The idea being the daemon stomach is a reflection in his appetite, and the daemon weapon is vaguely like a weird chicken leg Big Grin. But his helmet/ mask is designed to stop him eating.


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Uther the unhinged 05-24-2019

Cool. I love the daemon weapon and bare feet.


An AoS creation myth: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17414

Uthers’ legions of Hashut: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17110
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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Grimstonefire 05-24-2019

In Warhammer, bare feet is the go to archetype of the fanatics; savage orcs, flagellants, slayers.  So I thought why not an army of disciples!?


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Admiral 05-26-2019

Nice concepts! Weird and different for sure. I like the thoughts behind them. Takes Hat off


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Grimstonefire 05-28-2019

I decided to sculpt Baldur.  Going great so far, really fun doing some sculpting again actually!

Its proven tricky sculpting the fattest dwarf I've ever made, and it's been interesting trying to blend different ideas.

A random thought I had before bed, what do you all think of this as a fantasy great weapon?

Jaws of life, reimagined as Jaws of death of course!

https://images.app.goo.gl/NqqwQgb4jgDyzMuv9


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Uther the unhinged 05-28-2019

Go go gadget jaws of death. I love the idea.


An AoS creation myth: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17414

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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Grimstonefire 06-01-2019

Another concept, which I will quickly expand upon.

I had a sudden inspiration why not try and represent a lot of the warmachine ideas I've had over the years as a chaos dwarf instead!

This was an easy one to start with, being the old whirlwind.

Something like my soul reaper or even the skullcracker now that will be a challenge!



Also a wip shot of the Baldur concept.

If staff could move this to the ideas section please.




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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Admiral 06-01-2019

Wow! Equally quick and great work, Grim! Takes Hat off


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Uther the unhinged 06-01-2019

Very cool sculpt. I do like him. The whirlwind dwarf  is awesome too, a sort of cd version of the goblin fanatics.  Mind you death by Hula is much cooler!


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Zanko 06-02-2019

Very interesting concept and great implementation. Cheers! I look forward to your next work! Takes Hat off


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.tjub 06-02-2019

Oh, nice. Thats quick as well! Is it a concept or do you have bigger plans for them? Casting etc.


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Grimstonefire 06-02-2019

I have no plans to cast at the moment.  But I am building up a few things that do at some point need to be cast.

I might use the 28mm versions as test pieces for larger scale sculpts or busts.


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.tjub 06-08-2019

Grimstonefire Wrote:
I might use the 28mm versions as test pieces for larger scale sculpts or busts.


Oh, that sounds cool! There been a few "bigger" ones floating around a few years back. Used as a K'daii I think? Anyway, always impressed with the bigger sculpts so I hope you realize your plans to show us here! Some day when I have more space and time Ill give it a go my self... Happy


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.Grimstonefire 06-10-2019

I'm still trying to get my head around what would be the suitable cut off point for a CD bust.

Some do it mid chest, no arms.

Others waist, or mid thigh.


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RE: A refresh on chaos dwarfs.t5p1ny 06-12-2019

this is such a cool concept!


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