Getting enough models for a 2nd Hammerer unit and some decent unit fillers are (along with a display board) the only outstanding goals I have for my WHFB Dwarf army. While I quite like GW Metal Hammerer models - although most Dwarf players don't - I'd would quite like to field something a little different.
Simon Switzer has two units of Mantic Dwarfs which are pretty good but not quite my cup of tea, although I did seriously consider getting some a year of so ago (there undead range is excellent if your a VC player). One manufacturer I have had my eye on is Scibor Miniatures in Poland whose range of 28mm Fantasy models is very Dwarf heavy and very good. Unlike Mantic however I havent been able to find a decent review of the Scibor vs. GW but the general word is that the infantry are comparable perhaps 1-2mm out while the Heroes are oversized and not suitable.
For Hammerers there are a few different options of which the following are perhaps the best.
Terrain wise I will be ordering their Dwarf terrain pieces as unit fillers and for my display board - although it will have to wait a little bit for the budget to catch up.
But unfortunately thats where the order will have to stop as the alternative Hammer models cost 5.50 Euros each so getting enough for a unit of 30-40 is pretty high.
But a box of 5 metal GW Hammerers will set you back NZ$48 meaning a unit of 40 with command from GW will set you back NZ$384. Whereas 40 Scibor miniatures = 220 Euros or NZ$323 at the current exchange rate so not bad.
Plus if latest GW release rumours are true then Dwarfs are due out in November which should mean new models.
But I see no reason not to pick up 1 or 2 of their alternate Slayer models... I mean who wouldnt want of these guys?