I have finally got my display cabinet sorted! It has only been about three months, but finally I can get the dwarfs out for display. This is all the dwarfs I have painted and based for the new look dwarf army. I have also put on the top shelf the random minis I have painted and have with me (there are still some at the parents or need some repainting).
The top shelf is full of random minis, some I have painted for contest others just for fun and practice. The group on the far right that you can't really see is the Possessed Mordheim gang I painted some time a go now. The left hand side are all the dwarf minis that I have painted to a decent degree - I have plenty of other random ones to go up yet!
A nice close up of the centre here. Yes, that marine (a Howling Griffon) has lost his hand. It was originally holding a combat shield, just awaiting a freehand symbol of a Griffon - like his shoulder pad. I wasn't brave enough to freehand at all really then.
The necron is what I received last year as a secret santa project I hold each year on Librarium-Online.com. We're in the process of this now, so more on that later. The Chaplain is from my original space marine chapter, the Scions of Ra. He has a freehanded symbol on his shoulder but my proudest part about him, is that I managed to lay some greenstuff over his eye to make it looked raked. And next to him is Grimgor Ironhide.
Some minis I am very pleased to have on display once again. Dwarfs. I do love painting these guys. I also like having a sort of evolution of sorts. You'll see here, two Bugman's. I am missing the old one, which I have somewhere ready for a repaint (though I recently sold off his rangers) and the newer one from WHW.
There is also the old White Dwarf model. Once again I have more of these (one of this model still in the packet), including the old 80s version and the limited edition White Dwarf on Shieldbearers (who are Gotrek and Bugman). I also have two versions of Gotrek and Felix to be repainted, a number of the older dwarf special characters (actually, I think I own all of them from the 5th edition book, and the 6th except for Thorgrim - I have the old version of him t my parents).
dwarf army. I apparently misjudged just how many dwarfs I have for this army. There are 3 20 strong units with great weapons, plus another 18. One unit of 20 with hand weapons. 20 quarrellers, 10 thunderers and 20 metal longbeards. Two war machines (stone thrower converted into a mortar) and five heroes. In all, a good haul!
That said, I still have in my cases 20 Ironbreakers, 30 slayers and 20 old metal miners. Still more to go! :D
Right. Secret Santa. It works exactly the same as it normally does, but with miniatures. I have run this for the past three or four years now, and have had a whale of a time doing it. Even though I am sure I've only received a single mini. Last year I painted up Mannfred Von Carstein - one of my favourite vampire minis (I HATE the new 'bald' version. Stupid looking bastard.). This time around I have once again gone down the undead route (I have no idea why...) and going for a converted necromancer. I haven't gotten pictures, as he is in pieces for ease of painting, but hopefully soon.
He is based off of the empire wizard plastic kit, with a skull topped staff and a grimoire. The base I am thinking of having a grave stone, or a dead body/ skeleton breaking though the ground. Or him being up on a rock. Not sure yet.
After this guy I think I'm going to restart my 40k ork army. I have plenty of spare bitz lying about. I am hoping to convert them more and possibly going for a burnt orange scheme rather than the turquoise. I might keep the latter and just add the new ones on as a new 'tribe' or something similar. So look out for a test ork in the new year.