In Pursuit of Scibor Dwarven Glory

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    1. I appreciate all your support and kind words! If nothing else, I like to share what I’ve learned and I figure if I can improve as much as I have, then surely others can too πŸ™‚

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  1. The last guy is certainly very well painted (so were the previous 2 in my eyes) so let’s hope he manages to stay glued together less he suffer the same fate as his earlier brethren. Better hold onto that shield and axe little guy!
    I’m still distracted by the beard. So hairy. πŸ˜€
    I’ve not heard of this company but I am no lover of dwarves. Are these wargaming miniatures or display models? Still 28mm?

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    1. Many thanks, Stew. I was relieved that everything but the axe head was a single piece on this latest sculpt. It meant there was only one piece I had to nervously glue on πŸ˜€ Scibor makes “alternative sculpts” for Warhammer and Warhammer 40k, mostly armies/factions that GW doesn’t make anymore. I would guess that these are at least heroic 28mm but maybe 32mm or whatever scale GW is using both the Warhammers. If I don’t forget, I’ll post up a comparison of MESBG vs. Scibor and you’ll see what I mean. I don’t think they’re compatible scalewise, unfortunately.

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  2. Not a figure supplier I have heard but with so many out there it’s hardly surprising. The sculpts do look good so given your interest I can see why you are drawn to them. Practice makes perfect as they say but perfection in our hobby is I find hard to achieve. Invariably there is always something we feel we can improve upon but that keeps the hobby interesting which therefore makes it a good thing as far as I am concerned. In time we all find our own style and only you will know when you have attained a level you consider to be acceptable. As far as these figures go I think they all look very good but we are typically our own worst critics.

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    1. I think Scibor would mostly be known to Warhammer players as their products fill a niche within those games. They do make some fun sculpts and are worth checking out if you have a desire to paint a fantasy or sci fi mini πŸ™‚

      I couldn’t agree more with your thoughts on painting. It is best not to strive for absolutely perfection but to make something that you are as satisfied with as you can. There will always be mistakes or bumps in the road and you have to be able to roll with those as best you can. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, they were interesting to read and think about πŸ™‚

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  3. Sad to hear you threw the earlier ones away. At least in the photos, they look really good and would probably have made someone (a D&D’er or someone else) very happy.

    Amazing painting, that final dwarf looks spectacular!

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    1. It was therapeutic at the time to get something that had me mad a couple of times and dispose of it but I think you’re right that someone could have enjoyed that mini. Thanks for the kind words as always, my friend! πŸ™‚

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  4. I hope you didn’t really throw the figure away, could have thrown instead into a bits box for shield, weapons, etc. I do however understand frustration when painting isn’t going well and want to throw the figure out, I have some figures that I have stripped to bare metal many times and still haven’t finished.

    Different resins require different glues, some require super glue and some require just standard model glue. Others might require a bonding agent. Does Scibor have a glue that they recommend?

    It is interesting how much detail newer sculpts have, for my eyes they sometimes have too much detail to pick out and paint.

    I am enjoying your pushing yourself on improving your painting, the results show the dedication.

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    1. I did throw it away because it was only three pieces and at the time, I only painted MESBG which is a slightly different scale. It was therapeutic to throw it away after I’d realized that I’d never get that particular mini done to the standard that I wanted. I probably am a bit too quick to trash projects that don’t work out but I don’t tend to do that with anything that is for gaming since I’m shooting for a lower standard there.

      Scibor does not recommend glue but you’re right that it could be the glue I used at the time was the issue. I wish I could remember what I used but alas it is too long.

      I hope you enjoy what I have to share this weekend as I think it is my best work yet. I’m going to try and catch up on your work on OR soon as well. If I don’t forget, I may have a mini you might be interested in that I no longer need/want so I’ll be in touch πŸ™‚

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  5. I’ve alrteady commented ont he second Dwarf, but I think you shouldn’t sell yourself short on the second dwarf. He’s also got a sweet lookling NMM shield, and I really like the soft effect you’ve achieved on the lion-face cloak. Hell, the first dwarf looks good to me! πŸ™‚

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    1. Haha! The second dwarf is actually TMM, if you can believe it. I don’t know why the shininess of it is so muted in the pictures because in-person (or under the lights, I guess would be more accurate), it was a lot more reflective. It is a lot of fun playing around with metallics whether it is TMM or NMM though and so while the second and the first dwarf didn’t work out, I learned a heck of a lot from them.

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