Warhammer Fantasy: Dwarf Army (14+ years in the making!)

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Warhammer Fantasy: Dwarf Army (14+ years in the making!)

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When I was a young lad of 13-14 years of age, after a demo match of "Battle for Skull Pass" at a Games Workshop store I was sold.

I saved enough money to grab my first Warhammer box set and a few paints, along with some overpriced Citadel brushes to destroy from the local game shop in town and I got to work. With basically no experience or friends that shared the hobby, everything was learning from experience and poring over whatever pictures I could find online.

This predated even YouTube, easily finding good guides online for how to paint or even play was a task. I built a completely ineffective and unnecessary paint booth and went on my way!
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After a few hour long binge sessions, and a very generous 4 megapixel camera of the time I painted my first ever full squad.
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A few days later, I completed some more!
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And then I bought another, Battle for Skull Pass box set to basically double my army size when I wasn't even done painting my first set. Why I did this? I could never tell you why.

Tragedy struck, I got burned out. The models, paint, and books all got shelved for years and no progress was made. Probably 6 or 7 years later (guessing) I tried to get back into the hobby with mixed results. Picking up where I left off, I continued painting my Dwarf army as best as I could.

I learned quickly that black primer with gold trim on the base was a stupid idea, add how tedious this was to the fact that Citadel had just re-named and re-branded their entire paint line-up I was very frustrated. I think I spent like $80 refreshing my paints and used only a handful of them once and then back to storage.

Fast forward another 7 years, for no particular reason I started to get back into painting. I found it therapeutic and with decent YouTube channels like Miniac and Tabletop minions, I had watched enough interesting techniques I told myself I had to try some of them out and BAM! I re-caught the bug.

I actually went through the trouble of re-painting every single Dwarf in my army, top to bottom. I wasn't happy with the quality that 16 year old me tolerated.
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But alas, typical of the Warhammer universe there are no happy endings. You thought this was a happy thread? Well guess what, I still have a few more units of this to complete. :cry:

Maybe this thread will motivate me to wrap up the Dwarves so I can start on the other half of the box set. Never give up, never surrender.
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Re: Warhammer Fantasy: Dwarf Army (14+ years in the making!)

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Dang man, Legit paintjobs breh!! Will have to sit down with you and paint a few. Teach me a few things haha.

So satisfying finishing a project can be. The endorphins are worth alone.
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