Author Topic: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...  (Read 242103 times)

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« on: March 30, 2014, 10:00:38 AM »
I was lucky enough to win this on Ebay:



30 new on sprue with six poorly assembled and a bit covered in glue... so the six that weren't on the sprues were perfect for a bit of conversion. Here is the first one:



There are areas that I think need changing... but it is a gradual process so the next one will reflect the changes.

Comments welcome :)

I have enough bolters, Catachan Lasguns, Cadian Lasguns and the ones that came in this box of guard... which weapons do you think would be best for the troops (I am not sold on the old school lasguns :( ).
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline BecauseWeIsMonsters

  • Heretic
  • **
  • Posts: 172
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 01:07:47 PM »
Thats a very nice and convincing conversion.

Regarding the weapons, I have a similar dilemma with mine. The trouble is a lot of alternative options might look a bit bulky for them. I have a pile of Heresy ganger weapons so I might give them a try.
In 2014
Miniatures completed: 18
Miniatures accidentally destroyed: 8
Miniatures needlessly rebased: 6

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 06:56:23 PM »
Some paint (the base is yet to be painted):



More here:

http://insosworld.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/i-am-mostly-distracted.html
« Last Edit: March 30, 2014, 07:02:32 PM by Inso »
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Brandlin

  • Mighty Fallen One
  • **
  • Posts: 4247
  • UnDOD2013
    • View Profile
    • Brandlin's
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 08:24:37 PM »
Liking that a lot Inso. Your paint improves.
And the base is better for no paint.
"So far in begging stakes Brandlin is waaay ahead with his grav bike"  -  Sally 8/10/08

Offline BecauseWeIsMonsters

  • Heretic
  • **
  • Posts: 172
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 10:52:24 PM »
Now it is painted it looks even better. This conversion really works in my book. Are you tempted to do them all as grymm? Or maybe some human allies?

Further to my above post I can confirm that the Heresy assault rifles are a good fit for these guys and might look more in keeping with the grymm weapons. They cost 20 p each if i remember rightly. (i might use them as bolters with underslung auxiliary grenade launchers for my Rogue trader stuff).

But it looks like the cadian ones work well too judging by what you did with this one. Looks like you cut the sword to size. Looks good.

« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 10:55:17 PM by BecauseWeIsMonsters »
In 2014
Miniatures completed: 18
Miniatures accidentally destroyed: 8
Miniatures needlessly rebased: 6

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 06:57:31 AM »
I am planning to convert the six that were loose into Squats (like the one above) and then see what happens.

I have nearly finished the second one and he is carrying a bolter. He is also a bit shorter because I have removed a section from the torso. Shortening the torso has worked well :).
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 08:15:37 PM »
The next one has been finished. In my opinion, the proportions are much more Squat like than the first one but the bolter looks a bit big for him... please feel free to comment :) :



And I was asked to put together a guide to make them... it is on my blog if you are interested:

http://insosworld.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-short-how-to-space-dwarfs.html

The next one will be a bit more involved because I'll have to sort out bent legs rather than straight ones... so a little more chopping and sculpting will be involved :) .
« Last Edit: April 01, 2014, 08:35:48 PM by Inso »
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline DRAGON

  • LORD OF WHITE METAL MOUNTAIN
  • Supreme Archfiend of Hell
  • ***
  • Posts: 6257
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 09:33:49 AM »
 8) :thumbup:
I have just finished stripping a load of plastic squats and imperial guardsmen - they are supposed to be going on ebay .......... damn you Inso you are giving me ideas !  :lol:
Heaven doesn't want me. Hell is afraid i will take over !
OFFICIAL WINNER UDOD 2012
Minis painted this year (2013) : Too few !
Heresy Dragon - paint in progress - coming soon... seriously !

http://foddragon.mybrute.com

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 12:21:29 PM »
Good! I like to give people ideas :D... at least you have some squat bodies to compare your converted guard with.
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2014, 06:55:43 AM »
I have nearly finished painting No2 and have started converting No3. He is a 'lunging' miniature and he needed a bit of extra chopping but he looks OK. He is the first one with a helmet on too... it is the 'make or break' miniature for the helmets so it will be interesting to see what he looks like. The lunging body was also less detailed and had glue around the chest/shoulders so he will need a little bit of extra putty work... I should have some pix soon.
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 04:48:44 PM »
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline BecauseWeIsMonsters

  • Heretic
  • **
  • Posts: 172
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014, 07:39:33 PM »
Looks good to me. Like the work you have done on the faces. The choice of lasgun fits the miniature very well too. The plastic bolters seem a bit big for them imo.

In 2014
Miniatures completed: 18
Miniatures accidentally destroyed: 8
Miniatures needlessly rebased: 6

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 09:09:04 PM »
Here's Squat number 2 with some paint on him:

The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Internalclock

  • Initiate of the Inner Dark Path
  • ****
  • Posts: 438
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2014, 07:24:27 AM »
 :applause:

Offline Bahir

  • Ta-daaaa!
  • Initiate of the Inner Dark Path
  • ****
  • Posts: 430
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2014, 04:12:04 PM »
Dude, you have some of the coolest ideas!
[link]http://wargamesunlimited.net/[/link] Open Source War Games

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2014, 04:58:27 PM »
Cheers :)

Number four is almost finished too... he's got a las-carbine like number 3. Just a belt and face to sculpt... and a bit of a tidy on the arms.

Here is a question... I have a box of Tau firewarriors and I was wondering whether to make some Squats with some Tau weapons and equipment. Does that sound like a good or bad idea? Maybe use the weapons, chests and arms (with extra finger on the hands... Tau only have three fingers) of the firewarriors but the chopped down legs of a Catachan.

Thoughts?
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2014, 09:13:45 PM »
The fourth Squat has now been sculpted:



The third one has been base-coated and washed ready for highlights and basing :) .
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Ajsalium

  • Fallen One
  • *
  • Posts: 2699
    • View Profile
    • Role 'n' Roll
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2014, 09:39:00 PM »
Here is a question... I have a box of Tau firewarriors and I was wondering whether to make some Squats with some Tau weapons and equipment. Does that sound like a good or bad idea? Maybe use the weapons, chests and arms (with extra finger on the hands... Tau only have three fingers) of the firewarriors but the chopped down legs of a Catachan.

Thoughts?

There's only one way to know if that conversion will work out... :wink:
Blog updated Jan 21st
ROLE 'N' ROLL

Tell the truth, do what's right, and face the consequences. -Me.

Offline DRAGON

  • LORD OF WHITE METAL MOUNTAIN
  • Supreme Archfiend of Hell
  • ***
  • Posts: 6257
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2014, 02:40:30 PM »
 :metoo: I personally think the Tau weapons would suit them better than the bolters  :shrug:
Heaven doesn't want me. Hell is afraid i will take over !
OFFICIAL WINNER UDOD 2012
Minis painted this year (2013) : Too few !
Heresy Dragon - paint in progress - coming soon... seriously !

http://foddragon.mybrute.com

Offline Penfold

  • Dark Overlord of Hell
  • *****
  • Posts: 2028
  • ooh-ech
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2014, 01:06:32 PM »
looking good as always, does the box come wiyh any support weapons.                                     
Ernest Penfold master of Kung Moggie
                   For 2014
Figs brought: 0    Figs Painted:0

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2014, 04:11:45 PM »
Cheers.

There are lascannons in the box but they are the old OLD shoulder mounted ones... however, I will be using some (even if it is just for a heavy squad). I also have some other support weapons from the latest IG boxes so they may well be used as well.

My overall plan for the IG box is likely to be:
Command unit (5 troops)
Platoon command unit (5 troops)
Platoon unit (10 troops, sgt, heavy and special weapon)
Platoon unit (10 troops, sgt, heavy and special weapon)
Support squad (6 troops, 3 with heavy weapons).

Obviously, it is going to be a slow process... and it will be beset with distractions (and some Tau Squats... possibly)...
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline beefcake

  • Tyrant of the NetherHells
  • ***
  • Posts: 5263
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2014, 08:04:02 PM »
I love those old shoulder mounted las cannons. They're only about the size of current las guns though now aren't they? Lol

Nice conversions

Offline leadhead

  • Thread Killer
  • Dark Overlord of Hell
  • *****
  • Posts: 2300
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2014, 01:07:59 AM »
I'm not sure you don't do this sculpting thing for a living.   :hmmm  Even though I remember seeing photos and reading your posts about raf stuff in Africa and the splat decal in that airfix helo kit.   :tantrum: 

Really liking what you are coming out with here.
Cult of Inevitable Decay painted:  93/123 (Heresy), 22/22 (non Heresy)

What was that universal greeting?  "Bah weep, grah nah weep, ninny bong!"  Hot Rod, Transformers: The Movie

I have a tweeter thing now.  I might even use it.  @leadpaintshed if I can figure out how to

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9120
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2014, 06:51:56 AM »
I'm glad you like them :) .

I am not at a standard that I would be comfortable selling wholesale yet. When I am, I will think about it but I am happy with the occasional commission.

My full time job is very intense... I am part of the team that is bringing Puma 2 into service and there is a LOT of stuff involved with that.  I need something to take my mind off things (my hobby) not add to all the stress :).

I also love my job and don't want to leave (at the moment). Turning my hobby into a job doesn't thrill me either :(
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline leadhead

  • Thread Killer
  • Dark Overlord of Hell
  • *****
  • Posts: 2300
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2014, 09:26:08 PM »
Good point.
Cult of Inevitable Decay painted:  93/123 (Heresy), 22/22 (non Heresy)

What was that universal greeting?  "Bah weep, grah nah weep, ninny bong!"  Hot Rod, Transformers: The Movie

I have a tweeter thing now.  I might even use it.  @leadpaintshed if I can figure out how to