A Late post today and a quick look ate GW plastic dwarfs thorugh the ages. The pics below show the 5 generations of plastic dwarfs in my collection and one of the mantic dwarfs I got the other week from dwarf kings hold.
The second pic has on the left the original multi-part dwarf and my favorite out of the 6 models. I like the options and the heads, and the fact that the seperate arms allow for easy conversions, my only issuse is the slightly oversized hands (which was a weird trend back then). The middle model is the current multipart kit, they're not bad but the reason i prefer the previous version is that the way the hands take the weapons and the arms are moulded into the body mean that they're just not flexible enough, still maybe I'm just being picky.
And finally in the bottom left we have a mantic dwarf warrior, I do like these, but they don't really mtch with the GW ones, they're a lot bigger for a start, both in height and body. I certainly wouldn't be happy mixing them in a regiment, if you wanted to use both you'd have to keep them in sperate units, but even then i'm not sure.
Also today a quick look at some of my dwarf themed terrain.