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PostSubject: The Underminers   Fri 26 Mar 2010 - 16:19

Now, I'm no master painter or converter but I want to improve so I think maybe a little blog on here will motivate me to work at this project.
I'll need to cadge a camera from somewhere so I can update y'all but I'll try and keep this up to date as much as possible.

I have bought a box of thunderers and gathered some bitz from Davespaceman as a start but if anyone can recommend some good bitz for the troll slayers I'd be eternally grateful.

The theme, a tad unoriginal, is mining so pick axes, lamps, candles and the like will all be prevalent. But I want to build these myself.

And I'm looking for small birds - perching, flapping, whatever.

Oh and there might be a steam drill.
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Sat 27 Mar 2010 - 2:53

While i cant really help you with bits (you might want to try finding some on www.reapermini.com) i can show you some really nice dwarf miner miniatures from other manufacturers than GW. Personally i think especially the plastic dwarves from GW look really bad and lack personality compared to these guys here..


http://www.gamezoneminiatures.de/product_info.php/info/p393_Zwergen-Miners-Held.html


http://www.gamezoneminiatures.de/product_info.php/info/p394_Zwergen-Bergleute-I.html


http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=795


http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/miner/latest/06040


http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/miner/latest/03417


http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/dwarf/latest/03404

While the slayers from avatars of war look really great i think they are a bit too overloaded or a bit too "cool" for mordheim

http://arena-deathmatch.com/onlineshop/onlineshop.php#mark_avatars
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Sat 27 Mar 2010 - 4:12

The guy with the steam drill is awesome you should get him.
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Sat 27 Mar 2010 - 4:52

In addition to all the Dwarves haunting their Dark Heaven Legends range Reaper has an entire section of the Vertically Challenged Grumps in their Warlord range. I thought this Guy would look great as a Slayer who has been unsuccessful in his Death Quest for some time:










14491: Hagard the Maimed ($4.99)
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Cool, huh?!
All in all they presently have 139 Dwarven minis to choose from: http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/dwarf/sku-down .
AND they're adding more Miners that might be of interest...or not.
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Sat 27 Mar 2010 - 8:15

GW dwarves from the 80s were excellent, and most don't go for that much on eBay - so you might look there, too. I agree that GW has not done well with the plastic dwarves.
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Sat 27 Mar 2010 - 16:21

Wow! Cheers guys, that's an awesome response, much linkage to explore. How come I never find minis I need when I go searching, just minis I want ?

Yeah agree, that steam drill guy would be ace, but I have ambitions for a much bigger drill...

Right I'm off into cyberspace...
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Sat 27 Mar 2010 - 16:44

Darn... I recently found the greatest miners ever, but now I can't seem to recall which manufacturer it was!

Will look for you though.
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Sun 28 Mar 2010 - 6:53

I just spied this Avatars of War Slayer over at CMoN



...REALLY COOL, eh?!
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Sun 28 Mar 2010 - 13:36

That truly is an awesome mini!
But too serious for Vercuso, we have poo flinging monkeys and poetic beastmen for crying out loud
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Sun 28 Mar 2010 - 13:51

Well, that's probably why he's so p***es off.
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Mon 29 Mar 2010 - 7:06

Maybe something from Sciborminiatures?
It's quite new minis from polish sculptor:




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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Mon 29 Mar 2010 - 7:24

The little sturdy guys from sciborminiatures are amazing! they make me wanna gather a bunch of dwarfs for a new warband! xO..
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Mon 29 Mar 2010 - 13:03

i've been browsing this sciborminiatures site, those guys have a weird sense of humor...
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Mon 29 Mar 2010 - 13:27

Please Gobbo_Freak, NO! Don't post it here... it hurts!
Maybe I should support a guy from Poland who sculpts dwarfs, although... I don't really like Scibor's dwarfs. Most of them have no moustache and I don't like amish dwarfs
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Mon 29 Mar 2010 - 13:39

Skavenblight wrote:
Please Gobbo_Freak, NO! Don't post it here... it hurts!
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I don't really like Scibor's dwarfs. Most of them have no moustache and I don't like amish dwarfs


I agree with you...my little dwarven heart mourns when i see them...
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Mon 29 Mar 2010 - 14:19

Hm... how I can overlook it?
Only few of them haven't moustache, but I agree with You. Especially with my dwarven brotha
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Mon 29 Mar 2010 - 14:50

przepraszam skavenblight, it will not happen again
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Mon 29 Mar 2010 - 15:45

well.. people can always add the moustaches with green stuff. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Tue 30 Mar 2010 - 2:23

well...what about beard? i think scibor isn't so good with that...in general his beards are too flatty...not a (dwarvish)beard to be proud of.

I must admit that i have learned a couple of tricks looking his minis...and i don't sell my minis worldwide like him...so, in general, I can't speak ill of him and his works.
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Wed 31 Mar 2010 - 16:36

For slayers specifically, I think you'll have a really hard time finding any good plastic alternatives other than the one plastic slayer from the Battle For Skull Pass set (which was a really ugly slayer, IMO). I would just go with metals.

There are a TON of metal slayer models from Citadel, many of them discontinued now, that would probably fit the somewhat comical, piratey sounding theme of your upcoming campaign, though. Whenever I'm looking for old dwarfs I just hit ebay and type "warhammer dwarf oop" or "warhammer dwarf marauder" into the search field - you'll get tons of returns and as mweaver pointed out, they usually aren't too unreasonably priced (especially for out of production metals). So, give eBay a spin and see what they've got - chances are you'll stumble across a few models that will work.

Hope that helps!
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PostSubject: Re: The Underminers   Wed 31 Mar 2010 - 19:20

They also did a plastic slayer for Talisman that was available in the old toy boxes for awhile. Also ugly but in the same scale with the 6th edition plastics so there is some room to do conversions.

Is there a slayer in the newer Talisman?
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