I am not fully happy with parts of them. For example, you can just about see my attempt at wood grain. I need to practice this more, it came out OK in places but I had trouble with getting it to look like dark wood. I did however do better at the runes on the shields. Still cannot get them looking symmetrical or the same size, but they look decent.
Next up, after these is the front rank and command. Still not decided what to do for their banner, but I have a few ideas.
I have done a small amount of converting to them. One thing you'll notice, when I get a picture of them, is the lack of horns and wings. Only a couple of my minis will have these added to the helmets. For the most part, I dislike them. I just really don't like them on the dwarf helmets, and want to come up with a better idea of changing them. Its something I want to do with my army. I have been
So, with this army I have a plan. I want to make it mine. Using what skills I have as a painter/modeller I want to make this dwarf army HUGE and MINE. So small conversions, and larger ones. I am not building it to game with (though, I will be doing so) but rather as a life long project that is Kuffy flavoured (with a hint of outsiders). Its a very long term plan and will be built alongside my greenskins, along with fluff and all other stuff. I want this army to hold a very personal connection for me.
As to your point about the longbeards, I still have a unit of the beautiful metal ones to repaint. But I will also be seeking a new method of making them stand out from warriors. I don't know just yet, so I'm not going to dwell on them until I feel I am ready to tackle them.
Another point, I never explained the runes from my army. The runes stand for "Ungorwutraz Karag" or "The Delving Spear Mountain". I have some skeletal outlines of fluff, but haven't really planned much further than that yet.