Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Dark Beardson: the Black Dwarf

For an upcoming game weekend Blue in VT requested that I have an all Chaos Dwarf army.


  I accepted the challenge, but who was evil and dastardly enough to lead this miniature army?


I immediately thought of using the Marauder Unreleased Dwarf General pony. Then decided to make a dwarfish Black Vasken I've named Dark Beardson.

The first thing would be tracking down of the unreleased Marauder Generals.  Once in a while they will pop up on Ebay but mostly recasts.  The more I look at this one I really think it's an original but will leave that debate up to the collector types.  Either way I got a fantastic cast.


To further the challenge I decided to use as many Marauder miniature parts as I could.  So decided on the MM90 Chaos Dwarf for the torso, a lance from a Marauder Chaos Knight, and of course the Unreleased Marauder pony.



 









You might have spied a new unit in there as well?  Tune in next week to see more. 

37 comments:

  1. Great looking conversion, and fits in well with Vasken

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  2. Wow, looks great! Don't let the collectors see you converting an unreleased model though 😂

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    1. And why not? Conversion has always been a key element of the hobby!

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    2. Oh, bother the collectors. Boring sods anyway.

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  3. Great conversion. Looking forward to seeing the battle and hearing of his nefarious deeds.

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    1. Thanks Kym! I'm looking forward to it too. I twas fun points crunching a just chaos dwarf list. I got one more reveal before the event. More on that in the coming weeks.

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  4. Great conversion! But that army doesn’t have enough cavalry

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    1. HAHAHAHA How many do I need? I have ideas for a couple more units, but they will need some professional sculpting work, which sets me up with some long term goals. ;)

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  5. That gives you a whole lot of options in terms of cav, what direction could you go in next?
    Maybe a siege artillery train?

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    1. I don’t know about that. I like to think of them as a fast moving force. But you never know. The next addition is pretty sweet tho. Stay tuned.

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    2. Lol, fast moving dwarfs, now that´s something new!

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    3. 6” move ain’t to shabby 😂

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  6. What. A. Work. :O
    No, really, I mean it. It's amazing what you got here!

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  7. What madness is this!? An all mounted chaos dwarf force? Mad genius!

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    1. Thanks Dave...it started off as a small project and grew from there. 😂

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    2. I feel like we are balanced on the edge of a long series of puns and double entrendres.......aren't all dwarfs small projects? =P

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  8. Brilliant - love the conversion idea and very well executed.

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    1. Thanks Clam. I’m going to showcase the unit with your converted drummer next week. 😉

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  9. He's perfect really. That terrifying skull mask combined with the over-sized plume gives him huge presence - more than his dwarfish stature would otherwise. I like the subtle unicorn horn you added to the steed, even if that pony isn't likely to be defecating rainbows (I suspect something much less pleasant).

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    1. Really appreciate that axiom. Especially coming from a converting professional as yourself. Now I’m gonna have to come up with some pony poo rules 😂

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  10. Wow! That's quite some conversion and quite some cavalry force for him to lead!

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  11. Like the way you turn an idea into reality. Nice job !

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  12. I won't suck yours yet. Please talk us moar about this bug eyed little whatevers.

    Look like blad critters were smoking blunts all night long.

    And now the deep throat service: dat skull looks solid. Tho the point you may be on the fence thinking about it being a war mask or just his face after too much chaos afterparties.

    I see what you did here sir. With the red stripes. ^^ awesomtastic, as always.

    Fond respeto to people tearing down collector's shizz

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    1. Those are Lead Adventure Tweekies I believe is what they are called. I will be showcasing them shortly in another post.

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