Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Saturday, 8 December 2012

1990 Christmas Dwarf

Remember when I got all those Games Workshop figures a month or so back? Well as I mentioned I have started cleaning some of these up including this little fellow. Now I can't be 100% sure but I think this was released as a Christmas figure, he certainly looks the part to me. Anyway I could not resist painting him up as such.
I went back twenty years in my style of painting. The only part of the figure to get a wash was the leather armour. The rest is done with shading which always looks better on single figures, though incorporating washers often improves the figures further. Just in this figures case there was not enough opportunity to do much with a wash.
In honesty I wish my free hand was better. Sure I aimed for cartoon style Christmas Pub but then again I knew that was the only option. Still it's a bit shy of how I wanted it to com out but given I only spent two hours on the figure and about 15 minutes on the shield what do I expect?
I have in fact a load of dwarfs and a fair sprinkling of other adventurers and will paint up a number of these next year selling the surplus. These will be inserted between other projects. I had forgot the fun you can have painting up such figures and they will be a light relief between painting up full units.
At the moment I have a few rather different projects on the go with the intent of finishing before the Painting Challenge begins. On top of tat I need to get a fair bit of prep done. Hopefully I will have enough material to maintain a varied mix of posts here. Both in the next two weeks and the three months that follow. Today will be the day of the undercoats.


  1. very nice Christmas Dwarf!
    I like it!

  2. Funny figurine ,great look good paint Ian .

  3. Well I am hopeing it helps with the Christmas spirit ;-)