These past two weeks, I finished four of the dwarven heroes from my last post: Dáin Ironfoot, King under the Mountain, Thorin III 'Stonehelm', Múrin and Drár. While highlighting, I also wanted to do some work with broader strokes and got on with the Howling Griffons in the form of a Sternguard Veteran Squad.
|Pict 1163: Howling Griffons Sternguard Veterans|
|Pict 1164: Howling Griffons Sternguard Veterans|
|Pict 1165: Howling Griffons Sternguard Veterans|
After last post's successful experiment in painting Space Marines,
I dug out this Sternguard Veteran Squad and continued the streak.
Instead of the combi-weapon the squad usually comes with, I pulled in
another normal Bolter Marine so that they can double as a Tactical Squad
in smaller skirmish games such as Combat Patrol or Kill Team.
|Pict 1166: Dáin, King under the Mountain and Thorin III 'Stonehelm'|
|Pict 1167: Dáin, King under the Mountain and Thorin III 'Stonehelm'|
The first two dwarves to get finished, were Thorin III 'Stonehelm' and his ageing father Dáin Ironfoot, King under the Mountain. The two of them will allow me to field my Iron Hills in the War of the Ring era – we will see, what the War in the North supplement will bring. Thorin III had his arm slightly reposed to prevent him from unsafely flailing his pick about and painted up very fast in my usual Iron Hills scheme. Dáin on the other hand took a bit more work. I only took out my Battle of the Five Armies Dáin to compare them after I had already painted quite a bit of the new Dáin. I subsequently repainted some areas and I am way more happy with him now.
|Pict 1168: Dáin Ironfoot, Lord of the Iron Hills|
And while I was at it, I also updated the face of Dáin on foot and riding his pig since the original paintjob from five years ago didn't quite cut it upon closer inspection.
|Pict 1169: Múrin and Drár|
|Pict 1170: Múrin and Drár|
These two Dwarves were ported over from the original Khazad-dûm line into the Iron Hills and they do look it. Still nice sculpts of adventuring dwarves always on the move, but a bit generic. Nevertheless, I look forward to trying them out in a game!
|Pict 1171: Thrór and Thráin II (WIP)|
Thrór and Thráin II are not quite finished yet, but should not take much longer – and after that, onwards to some more Dwarf Warriors for all these heroes to lead!