Monday, May 21, 2012

Dwarfs Update: Now With Beards

Bear with me, I've been making a lot of lame beard jokes since I started working on the Longbeards. I finally got the new box and command squad prepped and primed, after waiting ages for them to arrive in the mail. In the meantime, I'd started on the armor of the ones I already had. That meant this weekend, I could sit down and work on some beards.

Just a sampling, they're not all quite done yet.
As I've been thinking about the beards over the past few weeks, I started doing a lot of recon on "Old Man Beard". Not being an elderly bearded gentleman, I didn't know what colors would really go into one. So I started paying special attention to the beards of all the old dudes I've come across. I gathered up quite a few good ideas to try.

I think my favorite is the white one, second from the left. The 1st and 3rd guys look too similar (one was vastly more complex to do but with nothing to show for it). The last guy I've been calling "Salt and Pepper" because his beard reminds me of a horse I used to ride with that name. I still have a red head and and brunette to try.

I'm slowly but surely trucking along on these guys. I could have gotten more of them done, but I took a break to touch up my Slayers (and hardly painted at all on Sunday because of wrestling reasons). The Slayers fell victim to gravity recently, and most required some sort of fixing. I have about half of them sorted out.

If all goes according to plan, the beards will be finished this week, and I'll start working on their weapons and details by the weekend.


  1. All your work looks great over here. 'Chickhammer' is a great name for the blog. I have always felt like we needed more ladies in the hobby. Diversity is a good thing. Keep up the good work!


  2.  Thanks! Part of the idea behind this page was to encourage women to check the hobby out and hopefully some more will!


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