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.

Sunday 25 October 2015

Painted Puck's Dance and variant Puck

The Puck's Dance diorama piece has now been painted. Also painted is the variant Puck.

Puck comes with an additional head. The variant is a simple head cut as Puck is a single-piece cast and the existing head needs to come off. Then a the alternative one was pinned back on.

You can find Puck in the Old Bag section - here.

Painted by Clam

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Painted Son's of Siegward

I've just finished painting my Son's of Siegward. Here they are:

You can see much more of the painted miniatures here at the Clamshells and Sea Horses painting blog.

If interested in getting the miniatures yourself - look here

Friday 26 June 2015

They are finally here

Finally, casts from the new moulds has arrive:

Newly added to the Ewal Dvergar Infantry-section:
- all done by John Pickford
EDC-04 Core warriors with Guns
EDC-11 Drummer #2
EDB-01 Helmets #1 (Sallet-styled helmets suitable for warriors with Crossbows and with Guns)
And the 3 pieces by Sjoerd Trouwee has been added to the new section: "Son's of Siegward"

SOS-01 Grinner Dragarm

SOS-02 Sanqis Bigleap

SOS-03 Branding Hyld

And finally, my own little attempt at sculpting has been added to the Ewal Dvergar Character's section:

EDX-01 Bird Shaman

Details about ordering, postage etc. can be found here.

Saturday 25 April 2015

One step closer - wave 3

Yesterday, master casts finally arrived from the UK. They all look real great, but rather than just tell about let me show you:

First, all the new pieces done by John Pickford and we'll start with the new set of Ewal Dvergar, Core Warriors with guns.

This set will replace the current Grenadiers, and the new set will be a set of 8 miniatures - 2 of each of the following poses:

EDC-04 Core Warriors with guns
Gunner 1 (single piece sculpt)
To make up for the fixed head - they will come with the choice of 3 different visors

The next 3 have separate sallets/helmets (just like the crossbowmen) - but for the purpose of photographing, each one is represented with a helmet.

Gunner 2

Gunner 3

Gunner 4

And here are the 8 sallets that will be added to the new set:

The 8 different heads for the Ewal Dvergar with guns 

Add-on Helmets
Some will remember that 12 heads were made. The following 4 heads will go into a separate add-on head set - and will make great characters for both gunners and crossbowmen.

Helmet add-on set

Next on is the alternative drummer. Will also be moulded with the choice of 2 different visors.

EDC-11 Drummer #2

2 different visors (Visors can also be used with the Gunner 1)

The Son's of Siegward

The last 3 are the awesome Son's of Siegward - all sculped by Sjoerd Trouwee.

SOS-01 Grinner Dragarm

SOS-02 Sanqis Bigleap

SOS-03 Branding Hyld

On surf board
Bran on foot

Now, they just need a bit of cleaning and I have to look at the mould layouts and then they are going back for the next step - production moulding.

Sunday 15 March 2015

Ewal Dvergar with guns and an alternative drummer

This week, the next batch of miniatures were sent out for master moulding in the UK.

This batch includes the previously shown Son's of Siegward by Sjoerd Trouwee and then the new warriors with guns but also an alternative musician by John Pickford.

First, is the new drummer. This piece is a re-mastered version of the first one, but the overall appearance is much changed and only the basic armour is still the same.
I Think, John did a magnificent job on the conversion and I'm really looking forward getting a metal version of this on here.

The next 4 miniatures are replacements for the current Grenadiers. The Grenadiers have served their time and will be replaced by proper Pickford ones.

The set is a rework of the three existing Crossbowmen - but also a completely new fourth sculpt. The gunners will re-use the swappable Sallet/helmet system found on the Crossbowmen. Here's the 3 new headless gunner-poses:

Headless gunners #1-3

As said, the will re-use the swappable helmet system, but for adding more variety no more that 12 new helmets have been made.

Helmet/Sallet #1-6

Helmet/Sallet #7-12

And with the 6 already made for the Crossbowmen I now have 18 helmets to choose from.

Non of the existing Crossbowmen were really suited for an aiming pose, so we decided a dedicated sculpt was needed. Due to his pose its a single piece sculpt.

New gunner in an aiming pose

To make of for the lack of swappable helmet he'll come with a few visors.

Visor options

Actually, these visors will also work rather well on the new drummer, I think.

Saturday 14 March 2015

Painted Crossbowmen and Command Group

I've managed to actually do some painting, myself. I've been looking much forward working with the new figures, the Crossbow-men in particular, and I really, really enjoyed painting them. They have such a nice balance of smooth surfaces, crisp details and a bag full of character - and had much fun doing them. So pleased with them that, actually - that I've just undercoat another batch :)

Thursday 5 March 2015

The Son's of Siegward

When a dvergr is exposed to evil powers and welcomes it, he'll soon be commanded to join the forces of the Ewal Lord. If he proves himself loyal and if he fights furiously and hard enough he might even climb the ranks of the Ewal Dvergar and will then be joining the veteran warriors. These veteran warriors, who have been rewarded with the best armour and weaponry, are the elite forces of any Ewal Dvergar army.

However, the most fanatic and violent amongst the Ewal Dvergar will try seek their Lord's blessing - but only a very few will survive that. Should they succeed, they will often been assigned as company commander or appointed Ewal Dvergr Champion. But to some, that is not enough. Some, are willing to pay the ultimate price becoming favoured by their Lord. Such warriors are gifted with unbelievable powers for the price of their soul. These warriors are knowed as The Son's of Siegward.

Son's of Siegward: Grinner Dragarm

Son's of Siegward: Sanqis Bigleap

Son's of Siegward: Branding Hyld

All 3 miniatures are sculpted by fantastic Sjoerd Trouwee. All will be sent out for mastering within the new few days and then added to a planned characters mould - being made late spring 2015.