The Book of Grudges: Grudgethrower #1.

Now that I’ve been in the Oklahoma City area for a few months… and have gotten the wedding outta the way, the startup and settling down of moving into a new home, and Thanksgiving done, I figured it was time to see what OKC has to offer for the gaming scene. I recently found a few gaming groups around here and a few stores as well. There is one actual Games Workshop store as well as a few independent retailers, New World and Games HQ just to name a few. Anyways, I stumbled upon a gaming forum and came across what appears to be a gaming convention on March 22-23 right here in OKC that goes by the name of TwisterCon. And it appears that The New World Order gaming group will be putting on a WHFB Grand Tournament. So, instead of heading 3 hours south to Dallas for the Lonewolf, I’ve decided to stay local and support the local gaming community and participate in the GT that has been dubbed “The Slobberknocker”. At the time of typing of this post, I have signed up for their forums and have signed up for the GT as well, but still have not been approved to post yet so I haven’t been able to introduce myself… More to come…

So anyways, I’m telling you all of this because I have decided to start up my Dwarfs army and started by the tune of a tough-as-nails Dwarf crew and their trusty Grudgethrower. This is the first model that I’ve painted for the Dwarf army and there will be more and more coming along in the coming weeks. If the tournament is March 22-23 then that tells me I have about 3 months to paint an entire 2,500 point Dwarf army… and a display board. The good thing is that I don’t have to haul it across the country on a plane or even drive hours to get it to it’s final destination, and that alone makes me happy about it all. I figure there’s no time like the present and in order to take a journey of 1 million steps it all begins with a single step… So this Grudgethrower is my first step.

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I’ve decided to go with the Dwarf Stronghold of Karak Kadrin, whose colors are crimson red dotted with silver and gold. And to accomplish this, the Dwarfs in the army that actually have shields (there won’t be many) will have their shields painted red and all of the Dwarfs that have helmets will have red on theirs as well. I’m going to go with a custom mark on the banners when the time comes as well. Thus, you notice the crew has red helmets…. Here’s a few pics of what I was able to complete so far.

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And some more:

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So now onto more painting. I have a lot to get done! I believe I’ll work on the cannon and crew next! More to come soon! Thanks for checking.

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The Book of Grudges: WIP Dwarf Lord with Shieldbearers.

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Man… so it’s been a few weeks since I last posted… I’ve had a lot going on and since I was finally able to finish up my Lizardmen I’ve been dabbling in several other projects. I have now acquired a total of 4 armies: Beastmen, Dwarfs, Orcs & Goblins, and, of course, the Lizardmen. In other games, I have a small Cryx force and Mercenaries for Warmachine and a Space Marine and Deathwing army for Warhammer 40k. All of those I’ve been messing around with and the truth be told I’ve spent most of the last few weeks getting everything put together so that I can at least play with each army should the opportunity arise. I have all of my infantry units magnetized now and it makes for both easier transport and movement during game play. I must admit that the worst part of the Warhammer hobby (for me) is the actual assembling of the models… I almost have to make myself do it each time… and, needless to say, I have been looking for armies / models that are already assembled… So anyways, I’ve been putting things together and now have each and every one of my armies complete so, at least in my eyes, the hard part is over. Now it’s onto the painting part; my favorite part!

I am going to be working in and out on each of the armies that I mentioned up above and since I am in no hurry to get it all complete I figure I have a long time to get it done… First up for me is Dwarfs… The Dwarfs were my first ever army upon coming into Warhammer and so they hold a special place in my heart. I’ve always liked the background and rules that they have and being able to field a ton of war machines is just too cool of an opportunity to pass up. So I’ve put a list together and I know for sure that I’ll have a Dwarf Lord on Shieldbearers. I’ve had the Alrik model in my bitz box for at least 5 years now and I must say that I never thought I’d use this model. It had some previous paint on it so I threw it in some type of engine oil liquid for a few days and it stripped the model clean. After priming it, I figured I’d paint the model in 3 pieces… each shield bearer and then the Dwarf Lord himself. First up is the actualy guy that is holding the shield (model-wise). This is very WIP but I wanted to share what I have done so far. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything so I figured I’d better get to work this afternoon and put something up. So, after an hour or so of painting, this is how he looks. There’s still some things I want to do but I really like the way the eyes came out. I’m going to go back and make the beard darker, with some white showing to create the image that he is an older Dwarf and has seen his fair share of seasons. Next I’ll do the other shield bearer then the Lord. I’ll hopefully have it all complete by this weekend. (Oh yea, i have this guy entered into a painting contest… my other source of inspiration…) Here’s a few pics. Enjoy!