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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2022 12:00 p.m. PST

I bought a couple of sets of Caesar's Dwarves to use as Hill Dwarves, up to 4-1/2 feet tall (Mountain Dwarves are more than 4-1/2 feet tall), per Gary Gygax's 1977 1e AD&D Monster Manual. They seemed to fit the bill, averaging only 20mm tall (a 6-foot Human would equate to 25mm tall in 1/72 scale, so these Dwarves are 4.8 feet, or 4 feet 10 inches tall. Note that my other Dwarf figures are around 22mm tall, so these fit in with what I have for Mountain Dwarves, in spite of their height. Most of my Humans are closer to 28mm tall, so it all works out close enough for me and my games.

I finished 27 of the Dwarven Infantry figures. I have another 27 Infantry figures, the same make-up as these, to paint yet, along with 15 Dwarven Crossbowmen. Hoping to finish the remainder of the Caesar Dwarves within the next month. I have a 2e BattleSystem game coming up in August, which will call for Hill Dwarves, alongside of some Mountain Dwarves.

Anyway, here is your chance to see what the Caesar Dwarves might look like painted. Bear in mind that I am an army painter: I do simple block painting, followed by The Dip Technique, brushed on, with a final matte clear coat to dull the shine on the satin Minwax Antique Walnut urethane stain.

I also finished up four older Grenadier Dwarven Crossbowmen figures I've had in my painting queue for more than 20 years. These are much larger, and still shorter than 28mm! These Grenadier plastic Dwarves form the bulk of my Mountain Dwarf Army. I used E6000 Glue to attach some thumb tacks to their backs, as shields. I used a needle-nose pliers to bend the tack shaft back and forth until they snapped off from the dome of the tack. They have raised designs which make them quite decorative. These Grenadier figures have a round sprue in the middle of their backs, which these tacks cover nicely. Cheers!

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2022 3:03 p.m. PST

Those came out very nicely. I think that the Cesar fantasy figures are great and your painting helps bring them to life.

Albus Malum28 Jun 2022 9:42 p.m. PST

They look great, thanks for sharing.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2022 6:31 a.m. PST

They paint up well.

The Dozing Dragon Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jul 2022 9:40 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Skinflint Games27 Aug 2022 9:58 a.m. PST

They look ace, going to get some of those soon enough and you've set a high bar!

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2022 10:15 a.m. PST

Thanks, Everyone. I have another 27 Infantry to paint up yet, along with 18 X-bowmen, as well. I need to crank all of these out, ASAP, as I hope to run a game with them, in the next month, or so…

Nothing like a deadline to get me off my backside to paint! I hope… Cheers!

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