This blog is about my private venture into having Mr. John (Poshgoblin) Pickford doing me a small range of 28mm dwarf miniatures that will fulfill my personal need for more dark, sinister and vicious dwarfs.

Friday 21 February 2014

Ewal Painter

By popular demand, the Brush Slave League Mad Painter has been converted and turned into a regular "Ewal Painter".

To set him apart from the "BSL Prize Only"-one, John has converted the original and has added snake hair, Dali-beard, a regular Ewal Dvergar heavy armoured hand, and put a sketchbook in his belt.. Also touched up a few other details - now he had the chance.

The Ewal Painter will made available on here during spring 2014.

Sunday 16 February 2014

Is that a PONY ..?

... some might ask!

And a rather delicate matter it is, too :)

For some time, John and I have been discussing what approach to take, should we decide doing some cavalry for the Dvergar range. During these discussions we have even been talking about doing some centaur type creatures.

I come from a time where dwarves where riding Bears or where Boar mutations. And, my original vision for centaur types for the Ewal Dvergar have been more alien/bug liked creatures, as I have never really fancied the cow-type centaurs, some have made for their evil stunties - and have been even less thrilled by peoples pony-centaur builds. So when John presented me this idea, I wasn't "sold" .... (to say the least) ... but was I proven wrong ... ? So very wrong .... cause, look at this:

The Centaur is done from a White Knight Pony base and a Ewal Dvergr torso. John has then added armour and build two brilliant head-options picturing the two things I would probably dis-like the most - but this here is done with so much humour and love that I feel for it, instantly.

I'm undecided about it's faith, though. I have the permission from White Knight to have it cast, but question is - should I go for having a hole united made? - or shall it be a stand alone piece? I'm not sure! I'm leaning towards, doing a small unit - but can we keep this great feel? Can we come up with new ideas, without repeating ourselves? Can we continue this humoristic vibe this guy has? Guess, only time can tell what will happen.

Thursday 6 February 2014

Ewal Dvergar Support Command

Also like to share another couple of miniatures John did for this 3th wave.

For a long time, I have been wanting John to do me some supports, so I can field a proper command groups for the infantry.
Long time ago I tried to do a standard bearer, myself. And not that I ain't pleased with it, and that I'm not proud of having him released by awesome Four A Miniatures - no, it's just that I have always felt, that John could have done so much better - and that I wouldn't ever succeed doing a musician, that would match my impressions of a such, Better leave that to those, that actually know what they are doing :)

So, in the brief for this 3th wave of miniatures, the job was clear: "do me a musician and a banner bearer, the Ewal Dvergar worthy". And I wasn't let down - no, not at all (not that I actually thought there would be a chance of failure). Cause, look what John did......

Ewal Dvergr Standard Bearer

Eval Dvergr Musician

I'm so impressed by their look and they exceeds my greatest expectations. And again, look at the level of details here - it's unbelievable ....

And that's not it, cause there have actually been two more standard poles made.

These two are not themed like the wolf plet one is. They are more generic and can actually be used with most pole-armed troopers from core set #1 and #2.

Sunday 2 February 2014

Ewal Dvergar with Crossbows

Next batch of miniatures have just arrived from John. This time, main focus has been on creating a missile choice for the dwarves - or more precise the new Ewal Dvergar with Crossbows.

This set sees a new swappable helmet system, meaning that the beards and lower face is sculpted on the main bodies, but the Sallet is a separated piece, giving me the opportunity to individualize each trooper. 

Reason for these changes are all due to the poses. Only the "marching" pose could really have used the old "separate" head system, and as I really wanted the loading and aiming pose, we had to change the head system.

Also, has each Crossbow been made all different. Not any major changes to the overall design,though - but we have added a little bolt in one of them, change the little facial detailing on the stock and done minor rework on one of the bayonets, as well. 

To give you an idea how they will look assembled, I've blue tacked them just to show some of the builds:

The amount of details one these is amazing and it especially shows on their back side where the aren't blocked by weapon and beard. I'm so impressed by their look - and look much forward putting paint on these.