Yes, a lot can be said about New Year, but like most it's exactly the same as last except form being a little bit colder ;-)
... and then, this year's closure was actually a little bit different than usual as a wonderful little packet found my mailbox on December 31st 2012.
Those that remember (or care to go back to blog-post #1) would know that I, at first, considered asking Mr. Twisted Tales (aka Sjoerd Trouwee) to help me out on this little Dvergar-venture.
I've been admiring Sjoerd's wonderful sculpts form the very start of the Twisted Tales-days and have used several of his dwarfs in my various projects over the years. Like his Sorcerer - which I used as an entry for the Golden Hat Painting competition @CDO (many moons ago):
Azhback the Grey
Sjoerd has an interesting approach to the Evil Dwarves subject and is a very talented sculptor, indeed, but as a part time sculptor he hasn't been as productive as one could have hoped for.
Sjoerd gave up the Twisted Tales-project long time ago but the line was picked up and continued by Hasslefree Miniatures and they still carry the original line plus some newer editions to the range - all found here in the: Twisted Tales (Dark Fantasy) section of their store.
However, Sjoerd also did a few never released pieces. And after some search the sculpts have now been re-found and are now in my possessions.
The two miniatures are:
Olaf, Ewal Dvergr Sergeant (two variants)
|Hammer and Shield-variant|
|Gun and grenade-variant|
|Left side view|
Sweyn, Ewal Dvergr Tyrant (with his dog Otto)
Happy New Year! - everyone :-)