Chaos Dwarves

Someone has asked me to do another commission. The request is for 27 Chaos & Chaos Dwarf players to a basic table top standard. So I’ll be going with some speed painting techniques to get these done nice and quick, but looking good.

The first step is a basecoat in black and then an azimuth highlight with white; you can see all the miniatures (and a bonus one) in this picture below.

I started with the Chaos Dwarves. I was asked to do a Black/Green scheme. I started from the above by taking the few flesh parts you can see and painting them with the colours below. I then used the airbrush to add the grey as a thin layer. After that is was pretty much just careful brush work with a few washes and highlights picked out. Being mostly armour, these guys are pretty straight forward. However, they’re time consuming with all that trim on their armour.

  • Skin:
    • Base: Brown Sand (VMC 70.876)
    • Wash: Red Shade (VGC 73.206) & Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200) – 1:1
    • Highlight I: Base
    • Highlight II: Basic Skintone (VMC 70.815)
  • Beard:
    • Base: Red Leather (VMC 70.818)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
    • Highlight: Bright Orange (VMC 70.851)
  • Armour:
    • Base: Dark Blue Grey (VMA 71.054) – Airbrushed
    • Wash: Dark Wash (A.MIG-1008)
    • Skulls: London Grey (VMC 70.836) – Lightly brushed
    • Trim: Deep Green (VMC 70.970)
    • Numbers: Golden Yellow (VMC 70.948)
    • Bolts & Golden Spikes: Gold (VMC 70.996)
    • Chain Mail & Iron Spikes: Gunmetal Grey (VMC 70.863
  • Leather Scales:
    • Base: Flat Earth (VMC 70.983)
    • Wash: Dark Brown for Green Vehicles (AK 045)
  • Pouches & Straps:
    • Base: USA Tan Earth (VMC 70.874)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
  • Horns
    • Base: Desert Yellow (VMC 70.977).
    • Highlight: Ivory (70.918).
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200) – 2 coats.
  • The Claw
    • Base: Scarlet (VMC 70.817).
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200).
    • Highlight: Rose Brown (VMC 70.803).

Basing for these guys is really straight forward: it’s just Woodland Scenics’ Green Grass Fine Turf (T45) onto PVA. The rim is lightened black (75% black and 25% Black grey), as I’m starting to find pure black really stands out when it’s rimmed on the base.

These guys are the simplest within the team; lots of armour. It’s just the trim that took quite a while with them. Next up are the Hobgoblins.

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