|Hopefully my Dwarfs will be a bit more menacing looking than this.|
First things first, I tidied up the figures and got the base coats complete. These were the same key colours as before - Caliban Green for a dark green armour, Mephiston Red for a slightly dark red vehicle, Silver and Bronze scattered around the metal.
The only notably different colour used here was a brighter Blood Red for the magma in the chimney!
|After base coating.|
Of course, base coating is a bit drab on its own. Thankfully,a splashing of Quickshade all over the figures helped bring out all the detail...
|Cannon after quickshade.|
The infantry in particular really changed after a quickshade, moving from "block colours" to "looking good enough to drop on the table" very quickly.
|Leaders after quickshade.|
Next up came highlighting. Although a little bit of edge highlighting for Warpstone Green, Dwarf Flesh and Blood Red was used, I mostly go with quick and dirty drybrushing. The severed head in particular got this - the evil Chaos Dwarf would hardly be holding a pristine head, so it got drybrushed Dwarf Flesh, Warpstone Green and Bleached Bone to give it a rotting look.
Dwarf Flesh was the only thing I really layered on rather than drybrushed since it was going on a mainly flat area.
|Dwarfs after highlighting|
|Cannon after drybrushing.|
|Detail of front of cannon and wheels.|
|Detail of magma chimney.|
I think with the crew glued onto the cannon, the leaders based and maybe a little bit of work on the magma these figures should be done. I'd really like to move onto Dreadball Xtreme or the Imperial Knight but I think I might be better sticking with the Chaos Dwarfs, make them up some more Hobgoblin slaves so that I've got a decent sized army and I get a game in sometime before the next general election.