My Final* Marauder MM16 Dwarf Slayer

I’ve always had a bit of an issue with the idea of daily posts. In “lean” times, I’ve struggled to have enough content to even post weekly, though for some time now – pretty much all of 2017 – my issue has been a backlog of painted, completed stuff to get through posting rather than not enough to scratch up a post with. Sure, I could post everything 5 or 10 at a time as I used to, but to be blunt, I figure that I spend enough time working on these models as individuals that I think they deserve their own “space” to be showcased, hence my move towards posts showing 1-5 figures at a time.

It also means I can share stuff more frequently, rather than sitting on models for weeks (and months) until I have “enough” of them to show in a post. But yeah. Right now, I have a backlog. In my month off posting (I’ve pretty much caught up on other people’s blogs now, finally!) I kept painting, giving me even more completed bloody figures to photograph and post. Not to mention a bunch of Mat reviews to do…

The solution – for now at least – will be occasional posting on sequential days. Mostly towards the latter half of the week and weekend, though not too frequently, since I like to give my posts a bit of space to breathe and I’m also conscious of not overwhelming the people who take the time to check my stuff out.

With all that said, here’s today’s model.

Marauder Miniatures MM16 Slayer, Oldhammer

This guy is the final one of my Marauder Slayers. *As far as I know, at least. Clearly, the reason he’s lagging behind by himself isn’t because I forgot to photograph him at the same time as the previous pair of slayers and only had one left to do… Oh no! It’s because of other reasons. Clearly, someone stole his moustache and he had to investigate!

Marauder Miniatures MM16 Slayer, Oldhammer

Since he’s wearing not only a kilt but a fly plaid over his shoulder, I went for a simple tartan using a dark, muted green. Since that’s all he appears to be wearing, aside from some jewelry, the rest is simply tattoos, skin and tattoos. I’m happy with the look of the tattoos here for a change, and that’s something that I can at least say I’ve improved on to a point of satisfaction as I’ve worked my way through these slayers. Tattoo colour and stubble. Tattoos. I certainly used that word a lot here.


Marauder Miniatures MM16 Slayer, Oldhammer

In the past, I never liked this particular figure, probably because of his lack of moustache to go with the beard, but having painted him I now quite like him, and the chin curtain he sports is one of the main reasons why. He’s one of the more sensible of the Marauder Slayers, and could easily be used as a Roleplaying figure or a character of some sort. Yes, he absolutely has an oversized head, even by the standards of Citadel’s macrocephalic dwarves, but he does at least have a lot of character in that noggin and face.

Marauder Miniatures MM16 Slayer, Oldhammer

While this guy marks the end of my Marauder Slayers, he’s far from the last of my overall Slayer contingent. Just for starters, there’s a bunch more of those Citadel ones, plus the ones I found in a pile, bathing in Simple Green, waiting to be stripped. Then there are the Avatars of War models…

15 thoughts on “My Final* Marauder MM16 Dwarf Slayer

    • Cheers mate! That’s the last of these. I have a few other Marauder minis to do sometime, but they’re a ways away from the painting queue right now. More Slayers to come, though from a later vintage…


  1. I’ve always really liked Slayers, have to confess that watching you work through this project is helping scratch the itch to paint some (for now). Sooner or later though, I think I’ll have to face facts and break out the brushes on the little chaps.

    Nice work on this one, I agree that he’s a somewhat odd looking model but you’ve done a great job on him all the same, really bringing out the character in what could be a slightly gormless face. You’ve nailed the tattoos as well (not easy to do in my personal experience). Keep ’em coming!

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    • Odd is pretty much what the Marauder Dwarf line does, really. The Slayers particularly. I find them a nice little palette cleanser (as with the Orcs) to paint something different while working my way through larger projects. I’d love to see what you do with yours!

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    • Cheers Alex. I think when I do the group shots shortly (hopefully next weekend?) I’ll do some of all the slayers, but also give the Marauder gang their own group shot as well. There’s not too many of them I’m missing, so perhaps an eBay search in the future..?

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