Sunday, 22 May 2016

Dwarf Runesmith

The dwarfs have a leader. This is the plastic runesmith model, I replaced the book with a hammer arm from the hammerers set (obviously) and I converted the existing hammer head to a runestaff - it's a plastic banner top from an old plastic set, not sure which, possibly the dwarf warriors. The figure was originally intended as a leader for my gunner unit, but I changed my mind and decided he was just right to lead the whole of my dwarf skirmish force into battle. He can be used as either a runesmith, or even as an army standard bearer (if I ever get to play games that need one).

Right from the off I wanted his beard to be a pure white, and the rest of the palette was worked out from that. I find blue to be a good complement to white, both colours from the cool end of the spectrum. The jewels are also cool/neutral colours, to reinforce the harmonious colour scheme. I am pretty happy with how he turned out, the runestaff in particular I think works well for such a basic conversion.

   

5 comments:

Verbil Gerbil said...

He looks fantastic

Matt Crump said...

Lovely job.......I notice he is standing on a stone to make him look taller !

Old Fogey said...

Thanks guys. It's his imposing stature that makes him look tall!

astrochelonian said...

Love this. Lovely metal work. Do you stiple it?

Old Fogey said...

Hi, no stippling. mostly glazing. There's a brief guide on how I painted the runesmith over on Bugman's Forum, scroll down the page, hope you find it helpful

http://www.bugmansbrewery.com/topic/47329-dwarf-outpost-of-oakenhammer/page-4

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