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The dwarf gunline

The dwarf gunline

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About the Project

The goal of this project is to build and paint a Dwarf Hold army for The 9th Age, beginning with dwarfs I bought 11 years ago.

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Battle Standard Bearer

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Battle Standard Bearer

When Avatars of War released this miniature, I just had to have it.

Engineer

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Engineer

Dwarf King

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Dwarf King

The tower

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The tower

This is an other terrain piece from Printable Scienery I’ve painted for my gaming club. This should be the last entry for this project… again. 🙂

Small terrain pieces

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Small terrain pieces
Small terrain pieces
Small terrain pieces
Small terrain pieces

Right! I ended this project months ago, but my gaming club had more dwarfish terrain dat needed to be painted. So here they are.

One more big terrain piece to go.

Project finished

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Project finished

All my dwarfs are painted. 11 years after buying them and 6 months after starting this project. I’m proud of myself. 😊

With this army I can fight a small battle, but it’s too small for 4500 points (standard size army in 9th Age). At some point in the future I will expand this army to 4500 points, but for now I’ve got plenty of other miniatures to paint.

Miners

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Miners

Second thane

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Second thane

This was a more problematic miniature. I have two of these and painted the other one earlier in this project. Once I started painting this one, I discovered the primer lay on so thick, it made the details practically disappear and was almost impossible to paint. (It was already primed when I bought it.)

I stripped the miniature, trying to get the primer off. It helped, but the primer is still to thick and obscures details. I tried to make the best of it. The shield was painted to simulate battle damage.

King on Holdstone

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Another new miniature I bought.Another new miniature I bought.
King on Holdstone

Marksmen command

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Marksmen command

These are the first dwarfs I bought since starting this project. They’re nog part of the army I bought 11 years ago.

Another champion for the marksmen.Another champion for the marksmen.

Second unit of clan Warriors

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Second unit of clan Warriors

The Brewery

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My gaming club bought enough dwarf terrain to fill a game table and asked all it’s members to paint a terrain piece. I wanted to paint the brewery to try out my new copper paint (Vallejo Metal Color Copper) on the large tanks. I later discovered it was the biggest terrain piece we bought. 😊

The brewery was designed by Printable Scenery and printed by one of our club members.

(Photographing such a big piece was more difficult than photographing a miniature. So the photo’s aren’t great.)

Cannons

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Cannons
Cannons
Cannons

And that’s why this project is called “The Dwarf Gunline”!

The larger bases gave me more space to decorate them. I discovered autumn as a good looking and easy to achieve theme for my bases in a previous project. I added mushrooms and a tree trunk. The red and green leaves break the otherwise very brown look of these miniatures.

Engineer

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Engineer

Actually this engineer is a crewman of a cannon. But I think he looks like an engineer with his big wrench.

All my characters have been painted. Except that I already bought another character… 😊

Runic Smith

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Runic Smith
Runic Smith
Runic Smith

Thane

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Thane
Thane
Thane

The King

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The King
The King
The King
The King

Clan Warriors

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Clan Warriors

I got tired of painting elves and finished this regiment of twenty dwarf warriors. When I ranked them up, I discovered there’s only eighteen of them and one of them is a second champion. 🙁

No problem I still have plenty of unpainted dwarfs to correct this. 🙂

Now back to painting elves…

Second unit of Clan Marksmen with champion

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Second unit of Clan Marksmen with champion

Clan Marksmen

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My very first painted dwarfs!My very first painted dwarfs!

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