Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dwarven Hammerers

Good day to all you Fantasy Fans!

It's HAMMER TIME!!! (Pun Intended)

Today, I shall be featuring my next dwarven regiment that I have completed. They are none other than the Dwarven Hammerers! Looking at my Dwarf Army, I can say that it has grown to an impressive armed force that is ready to earn some battle scars and wounds on the tabletop. One thing that my army really lacks of now is war experience. However, I am running really low on time this year to be able to play much Warhammer in the tabletop community. Hopefully, I will be able to clock in a few battles and feature to you all some nice battle reports and battle scenes.

The Hammerers patrolling their Underground Forts

Similar to a few of my other posts, I made an attempt to do another unique background illustrating the underground fortresses of the dwarves. Inspired by the huge pillars in the Mines of Moria, I decided to give this background a black and white touch to it. It isn't a great work of art but i was hoping that it would suffice in adding more dynamics to my photography taking.

Hammerer Regiment marching the stony path

For those who do not already know what Dwarven Hammerers are, I shall give a brief description about them. Dwarven Hammerers are the king's personal guards and are accorded a high status within the stronghold. Only a Dwarf who has proven courageous enough over the course of many battles may be selected to join the Hammerers.

"Duty to King and Hold", The Hammerer's Motto

While great skill, strength and courage are needed to be a Hammerer, complete loyalty to liege is the most important of all attributes. A Hammerer must dedicate his life to serve the king and is bound by oath to serve him well.

Stubborn among Dwarves

Hammerers are regarded as Stubborn even among Dwarves but their resolute character is what makes them stand out above the rest. In the battlefield, it is an inspiration to see the great hammers around the King go up and down slaying great numbers of enemies. Through the chaos, they stand firm.

A Lone Hammerer Raises his Hammer

Since my Dwarven throng has the Army colour of green, I decided that I would make my Hammerers uniform to that aspect. However, I gave a more regal touch by using a blend of Elysian and Skarsnik Green. Using a very small portion of Skull White paint, I would lighten the green and layer the Dwarf's colour part of their uniform from a dark green to a lighter green.

The Hammerers Insignia.

Similar to how I paint my Dwarf warriors, I will layer from a dark tone to a light tone. Applying Chain mail Silver to the armor and lightening up to a blend of White and Mithril Silver. For the Dwarves beard, I would use a primary base of Snakebite leather and Brown and layer the outline areas with Bleach Bone mixed with a small proportion of Snakebite Leather. I could have easily used another colour rather than mixing to get a perfect fit for my layering but I'd rather save the money and play around with the available Citadel Paints I have. In any case, that has always been how I paint my miniatures. (The most hardest part of painting the Hammerers was blending Mithril silver with Shining gold in the right amounts to make the insignia above)

In any case, I feel that the Hammerers would probably need an upgrade. They look neat but the pose that they have limits the miniature details. While taking these photoes, there were many times I couldn't find an angle to bring them to life. More often than not, I felt like the figures were more 2D . From the side, they look pretty cool. But taking a pic of them from the front really doesn't bring out their face and coolness like the Ironbreakers.

Let me know what you guys think about the level of the paint job and do you think the Hammerers need a makeover? Hit me up about it.


  1. Great Paintjob. Your Dwarf Army must be really big now!
    Great stuff! And I think the Hammerers do need a makeover soon.

  2. Your paintjob is the same. And by same, I mean as great as before. Always enjoying your works. High quality stuff!. As for the Hammerers, I do realize that their sculpt does not really give them a good definition. So I do agree with Vic, MAKEOVER! Btw, nice touch on the background too!

  3. Thanks all for the Kind words (: Much appreciated and I will continue to try to get more cool stuff painted for you all to see! In the midst of my Anvil of Doom for now.

  4. hawaiiwarhammerfanJune 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Nice Pictures and Great Painting! Hammerers need a shakeup for sure. And so does Games Workshop and their ever soaring prices. =P

  5. Hahaha, Funny one hawaii! Cool Hammerers Jiaqi! Good Stuff!