Who doesn’t like dwarfs?
Who doesn’t like a lot of dwarfs?
Okay, maybe plenty of orcs and elves now that I come to think about it. That aside, I’m posting these vertically challenged fellows to show off, once again, the superb dwarfs that can be had from Ral Partha Europe and their Demonworld range. (I note that they are pluralising Dwarf in to Dwarves rather than Dwarfs. I believe the former is Tolken’s doing and the latter is ‘correct’ if you asked the Queen. I’ll flip and flop between them because you’ll all know what I’m talking about anyway.)
Another reason for this post was to show some rather promising results from home-made, home-printed, decals (transfers in the Queen’s language). This particular batch of dwar-ves-fs contained no less than 4 banners so I thought it worth the effort (which was much and nowhere near what it would of taken to freehand these – if I could!).
A couple of Splintered Light 15mm Fantasy miniatures I painted up at the same time as the dwarfs – included here because I used home-made transfer decals on one of them too (the star pattern – the ‘bull’ is from a Little Big Man Studio Greek Hoplite sheet). It highlights, as do a couple of the others, the importance of the colour sitting behind the decal which can have a big impact on the end result.
Not quite a detailed enough report on the use of homemade transfers/decals to justify the ‘Hobby Help’ title but if anyone wants any more info so they can give it a go themselves please just ask.