Community Spotlight: Fantasy Footballers, Infinity’s ALEPH & Romans In The Snow

March 3, 2017 by crew

We’re focusing back in on some awesomeness from the Hobby & Painting Forum as we check out three projects which caught our eye and we thought deserved a Golden Button! We’ve got a mix of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and History this week.

Come and check out some of the community’s hard work and remember to drop your own hobby into the forums too, start your own threads!

Blood Bowl Bath Blitzers by redyeti

redyeti is joining many other people and diving into the world of Fantasy Football. His Blood Bowl team of choice are the Humans and he wanted to try and replicate the look of the kit worn by Bath Rugby…

Bath Blitzers (Reference) by redyeti

…so he went about trying to get a handle on how to do those stripes! We don’t envy him his choice as it can be quite a task but as you’ll see in the next few photos his work-in-progress so far is looking promising.

Bath Blitzers #1 by redyeti

He started off with making sure they had a good coating of Stirland Mud on the base as a texture to work on later, but then moved on to painting the kit and the player’s skin.

Bath Blitzers #2 by redyeti

We think that the project is looking fantastic so far and the stripes are really working well across the whole model. We will be following this to see how the team finishes up but right now we’re totally loving it! Since the Six Nations is happening right now too here over in the UK it’s good to see rugby teams inspiring work on the tabletop (BoW Ben – Come on England!)


ALEPH (Infinity) by rekky

rekky from the community has been posting over in the big Infinity thread in the forums and showed off the results of his work on some ALEPH characters. Firstly we have the Agema Sniper here…

Agema Sniper by rekky

Agema Sniper (Alt) by rekky

…followed by some work on Teucer too. One thing that immediately strikes me about these models and rekky’s scheme is the clean look. They look polished and very High Sci-Fi which is great for the cybernetically enhanced ALEPH.

Teucer by rekky

Teucer (Alt) by rekky

White is tough to get right at any time but we think that rekky has pulled it off here. The spot colour of the purple really does serve to bring out the details of the model and he’s done exceptionally work on the edges of the armour to make them stand out and give a sense of shading too.

Some superb models which really show off ALEPH at their best.

Romans In The Snow by volleyfireandy

Closing things out for this week we have some sterling work by volleyfireandy who has painted up some of Footsore Miniatures’ Late Romans with a snowy theme which fits nicely with their time in Britain.

Romans In The Snow #1 by volleyfireandy

The models have great character about them and they’ve come together nicely as a force which looks like it’s been through the wars. It’s nice seeing this clash of the older Roman designs with the new and the gritty bases really serve as a nice contrast to the bright red shields and helmet plumes.

Romans In The Snow (Single) by volleyfireandy

You can see one of the models, the regiments Standard Bearer, standing proudly here on his own. The bases were done using a mix of forest ground cover from Warlord Games and then Valhallan Blizzard by Games Workshop. We think it’s worked very nicely indeed.

Romans In The Snow #2 by volleyfireandy

With Aetius & Arthur drawing a lot of people into this period of history it’s good to see some of the community getting involved too. We’ll be watching volleyfireandy to see how big his warband gets in the future! Kudos for taking the images in a little ‘set’ too as it really brought them to life!

Show Us Your Stuff!

We’ve been blown away by the work from the community once again and would love to see your work in the Hobby & Painting Forum.

All you have to do is head over to the forum linked above and start your own topic to start posting your work. It’s simple to upload photos of your work-in-progress and finished projects and we like seeing the process unfold.

We also don’t mind if you’re a newcomer to painting or a veteran. Everything you folks do inspires us to keep at it with our hobby and we have a wonderful community who like to get involved and share techniques.

What do you think of our entries to the hall of fame this week?

"Since the Six Nations is happening right now too here over in the UK it's good to see rugby teams inspiring work on the tabletop..."