That's a good response Stevelortz. I suppose the horned helmet/viking look is a theme that has been carried in dwarves, and I've always liked it. I know it isn't to everyone's liking, but for the most part I think it works well for them.
I always thought it fit them. After all, if anyone was going to just put their head down & charge ahead, it's an enraged dwarf!
The very first dwarf I played helped took the horns from a white dragon he'd help slay and had them mounted on his helm. Nearly doubled his height. ;D
Almost without exception in games, fantasy etc.... Dwarves come from the North and live up/under mountains. We just can't help making them into little vikings.
They really seem to be a mix just like most fantasy things. They have also seem to take some stuff from Irish and Welsh culture for example.
The viking connection is kind of funny cause Dwarves are often portrayed as a noble yet recluse mining race while Vikings by definition are murdering wanderers that got their wealth from pillaging monasteries.
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I guess these dwarves are a mixture of Viking, Celtic, and themselves.
The one in the middle is a commander for the dwarves, and the other two are heavy infantry.
As soon as I finish the orcs, my plan is to do some goblins. And then I want to come back and do the Dwarven heavy infantry. That will give some good core troops for several armies. After that I suppose I will work on command groups, and then special units like war machines and such.
I am just slow. Life has been busy, and admittedly, my motivation has been low. But Rhannon is kicking my butt into gear, so I guess I'd better get cooking. It's a good thing. Sometimes you need some outside motivation and pressure to get something done.
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9