Another of the fantastic miniatures that John P. asked me to paint for him is the other Chaos Dwarf that Four A Minaitures will be releasing in the future...a figure that John and I have been referring to as "Tower Head" (though I understand that another name may be forth coming...).
John really let his imagination run wild with this figure...The way I see it...it is a crazy blend of at least four "Chaos Dwarf Style" elements of (this is totally my opinion of course...I have no actual insight into the workings of John's brain...and as you will see below it could be a dangerous place!):
- MM90 Marauder Chaos Dwarfs.
|MM90s seen here with some of Clam's Ewal Dvergar (also Sculpted by John) and some conversions my me.|
- Classic Citadel Chaos Dwarf "The Master of Madness"
|Note: Image blatantly Stolen from Warseer...this is not my work.|
- Rackman Dwarf Insanity
|This is the work of arogers907 on Cool Mini or not|
- John's big brain exploding with creativity!
|Note: This is NOT actually John Pickford...:)|
When you add all of that stuff together ....and John does his thing ...you end up with something like this...
|Be sure to note the sword hilt....|
|Love this Shield! John "Face Icons" are becoming akin to Kev Adams' IMO.|
...until I got to the Shield.
...I had totally neglected to think about how I would paint the shield when I was deciding on colors for the model. Now the Figure was painted and I had to figure out a color for the Shield that would work with everything I had already done.
So I chickened out and went with black. Black goes with Everything....or so my Wife tells me.
...And in this case I think it worked very well! I got to use the system for painting black that I have been refining and take it to the next level in highlighting the tremendous detail that John worked into the Face. For the eyes I used Tamiya Clear Red over a gray-white highlighted eyeball...Quick and effective.
Now it might be my favorite pat of the figure!
I'm not sure what the release schedule is for this figure so keep an eye out for an announcement from Four A Miniatures on your local forum.