I had a lot of fun painting these two models, especially the slayer. It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything with so much cloth and skin rather than 40k style armors and beards are great. I decided to paint both of them in the Karak Kadrin paint scheme (emphasis on dark red and bronze/gold).
The slayer model is actually a Slayer Doomseeker from the Dwarf Slayer army list in the old Storm of Chaos book, but the idea of a slayer character running around with chain-axes was just too goofy to pass up on, so I picked up the model when I first saw it. I considered adding a tattoo on the back, but I really liked the way it looked without and I was worried the skin was already getting a bit busy with all the piercings and the woad. The ridiculous weights hanging all across the beard and belt didn’t help in that department.
|Every suicidally insane monster hunter needs axes on chains|
|...and apparently one can never have enough giant brass balls|
The Runelord wasn’t quite as interesting, and to be honest I found the model a little bit of a hassle to work with (probably a reason why that particular model seems to be OOP). This was my first attempt at painting white hair, but I think it came out alright. I did like the patterning on the edges of the apron and gloves, but that sort of thing is a standard on a lot of the Dwarf Hero/Lord miniatures.
|Apparently runesmithing is particularly boring work|
So there you have a couple of painted dwarves. I’m still debating what to do with the rest of the army (I might sell it, since I have nobody to play against), but I had a such a blast painting these two after so long of primarily painting space marines that I might do a couple more heroes or maybe some hammerers. If I do paint some more dwarves, I’ll be sure to take some pictures.