Monday, June 25, 2012

30th Anniversary Grombrindal on Shield Model

 I picked up this awesome model on eBay back in the beginning of the year, when I was scooping up unique pieces to fill out the army. I got so caught up in my Slayers and Longbeards, though, that he didn't get much attention for a while. I thought he'd make a nice #miniaturemonday addition, so I set aside some time this weekend to concentrate on him.

If you're not familiar with #miniaturemonday, it's a fun thing that a bunch of painters across the  Twitterverse have been participating in. Each Monday, people tweet a photos of mini projects with that hashtag, and other people tweet back comments, suggestions, and encouragement. It's really quite lovely. There is a Miniature Monday website, as well.

I'm not sure how many Grombrindals I can really get away with having in a single army. I have the 30th anniversary model and the regular production one where he's holding a great weapon, but then there's the 2012 White Dwarf subscription model which I am practically obligated to use, since my warrior unit will be pirate themed.

Is three Grombindals too many? I'm thinking no, only because of how I plan to paint them up. The 30th anniversary model is the only one where he has the signature white beard. The regular production one will be grey or brown to match the Longbeards, and the pirate one will (most likely) be black.

Speaking of pirates, Avatars of War (the makers of my as-yet-unpainted Rune Lord and Dragon Slayer models) have an Indiegogo campaign going on right now (it's similar to Kickstarter) to produce an entire Dwarf army. They've made enough money so far that they're going to make a regiment of ten Dwarf Treasure Hunters. I can't wait for them to be done! They will be amazing in my pirate warrior unit. It still has a little over a day left, so if Dwarfs are your thing, check them out.

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