The Dwarfs are coming back to Warhammer! Reason enough to see how the most talented hobbyists of the past have interpreted the vertically challenged grudge-bearers of Warhammer Fantasy. A selection of Dwarfs from past Golden Demons!
#1 – Dwarf Quarrelers by Jesse Hodges
Is it just me, or did Dwarfs seem smaller back in the day? The most recent Dwarf-miniatures from Games Workshop often feel like Dwarfs had a barrel of Ent-draught going round.
Either way, here’s a truly old-school regiment of Dwarf Quarrelers, painted by Jess Hodges – which took at Golden Demon for best Warhammer Regiment in the U.S. in 2007.
#2 – Dwarf Lord by Tim Holly
Old-school Dwarfs were popular in the states in 2007. The same year the regiment above took a Golden Demon, this Dwarf Lord, painted by Tim Holly, took home the golden trophy in the category of Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniature.
Old-school, all right, but all those reflections and details … insane!
#3 – Dwarf Submarine by Olivier Bredy
Dwarfs are famous for their wonders of engineering. An awesome and unusual take on the mechanical obsession of Dwarfs is this Dwarf Submarine, painted by Olivier Bredy, which won a Golden Demon as best diorama in Germany in … wait for it … 2007!
#4 – Dwarf Lord by David Waeselnyck
David Waeselnyck seems to enjoy painting Dwarfs a lot. His Dwarfs, unlike many, tend to be painted in far more sober colours, along with grim poses, that give Dwarfs a grim majesty, which the brighter, more common painting style (led by GW’s ‘Eavy Metal Team) is often missing. This Dwarf Lord from Games Day France in 2006 is a good example.
#5 – Dwarf Slayer by David Waeselnyck
David Waeselnyck back for an encore. In France in 2006, his Dwarf Lord (above) won a Golden Demon for best Fantasy Miniature. Two years later, he took home the Slayer Sword with this fantastic … well … Dwarf Slayer from the open category (probably not 28mm?).
I am always amazed how much variety, how many different styles top painters can apply to Dwarfs, who seem – at first glance – pigeonholed to metal-and-gems.