Well...the Thanksgiving holiday cut into my painting time considerably this last week but it was a nice break from the daily grind. I returned to the painting station on Saturday night and managed to put the final touches on the unit of dwarfs I've been working on which is created from a mix of classic Citadel Imperial Dwarfs and Bood-Wargames Dwarfs. The final push included finishing the shields, basing, varnishing and painting the inside of a few shields that show them prominently.
I'm quite happy with the way this unit has turned out. The Imperial dwarfs are some of the greatest Citadel sculpts of all time IMO. The Bood-Wargames Miniatures fit in with this style perfectly and help to fill out the unit nicely. With the addition of the Bood miniatures to my collection I was able to expand my one unit of imperial dwarfs to two nice blocks of classic looking infantry...they really fit together that well.
So here is the completed Unit
As you can see this unit of 21 consists of 10 Bood-Wargames Dwarfs and 11 Classic Citadel sculpts. For this unit I chose to use the Bood Standard Bearer and the Citadel Musician with a Citadel hero in command.
Here is the Second Rank
Another great mix of figures in this rank. The Chainmail guy on the far left is one of my favorites from this unit as is the Bood Figure next to him with the kettle helm.
With all these great figures it was hard to decide which ones to put all the way in the back...except for the Bood drunk of course...he needs to be in the back for his own safety!
While I had the lights out I also snapped a pic of just the ten Bood Dwarfs so you can see what a small unit of those looks like.
And Finally here are some more detailed shots of all the Citadel Dwarfs...there are some truly classic sculpts in this group.
As you have probably noticed I have yet to paint a banner for this unit. My reasoning for this is two fold. 1. I hate painting banners. and more importantly 2. I managed to bend and badly crack this banner pole. I guarantee that it will break off completely the next time I touch it. So...it looks like I will need to replace that with a brass rod before I paint up any type of banner for it. I may also make it a bit shorter....the better to highlight the fantastic eagle atop the banner pole.
Anyway...I'll post pics of that up when I figure out how to deal with it.
Cheers for now!