Community Spotlight: Dark Souls, Death Guard & A Damn Fine VTOL

September 29, 2017 by crew

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Come and check out another Community Spotlight for this week showcasing some of the best from our Hobby & Painting Forum which continues to churn out some amazing eyecatchers.

Let's get stuck into a mix of both Fantasy and Sci-Fi today.

Dark Souls by seldon9

Kicking things off for this week we're going to be looking at the work by seldon9 as he does what most of us would love to do - he's painted all of the miniatures from the board game of Dark Souls!

Dark Souls #1 by seldon9

First off it seems pertinent to take a look at the heroes that he's been working on, doing an excellent job on them here with some wonderful attention to detail on the wooden shield there and the hood for the second fighter.

Some of the real awesomeness comes however when you look towards the big enemies he's been working on. In particular, I liked the way the metallics have come together on these models below which have an almost ghostly and ethereal glow to them which I thought was neat.

Dark Souls #2 by seldon9

This scheme and feel for the models continue over into this boss creature here too. What really hit me with this one, in particular, is the glow of the sword and if you head on over to the forum post linked above you'll actually see the source lighting effect he's used to bath the model in a baleful glow.

Dark Souls #3 by seldon9

Last but not least, to highlight another model from his work we have these fellows. It's great to see how even with alternative metallics the scheme and style of the painting work wonders. I like the dark bases (perfect for board gaming) and the hints of light on them too.

Dark Souls #4 by seldon9

This is by no means all of seldon9's work and you can find a lot more of what he's been up to over on the forum post linked above. Get stuck in, see what he's been doing, and take some inspiration and heart from the fact he's been able to paint up the whole lot!

Death Guard by necrothrall

Next up we close in on some Warhammer 40,000 and an army that is coming together nicely from necrothrall on the forums.

Death Guard #1 by necrothrall

One of the things that stood out for me with this collection is the way the scheme ties everything together and a lot of work has gone into painting models that feel very much like the artwork from the Codex.

Death Guard #2 by necrothrall

It's a great scheme done well and executed with a nice grimdark feel to it. A lot of the methods that necrothrall used to bring these models to life can be seen over on the forum thread linked above giving you a taste of some of the paints he used and more.

I particularly liked his work on the Poxwalkers. Generally, I don't like these models but I think that necrothrall has done a great job on them.

Death Guard #3 by necrothrall

When it comes to shambling mutants and zombies this scheme appears to work very nicely indeed. It's nice to see a use of colour to contrast between the innards and the dying flesh of the models too. Wonderful, I bet that's just what you wanted to hear on a Friday right?

VTOL by onlyonepinman

Last but not least we have some more epic Sci-Fi in the form of this VTOL from onlyonepinman.

VTOL #1 by onlyonepineman

This rather wonderful VTOL craft here was bought to life via Kickstarter and looks like it would be a perfect fit for the worlds of Infinity or Warpath. One thing that should immediately stand out to you from this paint job is the fact that onlyonepinman has painted the skyline of the city on the cockpit window!

VTOL #2 by onlyonepineman

The stark choice of the dark red with the bright white is perfect for a higher Sci-Fi look to the model and you could imagine some dashing pilot from an anime cruising around in this.

VTOL #3 by onlyonepineman

A rather snazzy looking entry into Community Spotlight for this week I'm sure you'll agree. There's something a bit old school about the design and the paint job I think which appeals too - maybe it's just the bright and in your face colours?

Show Me What You Got!

Every week we’re absolutely blown away by the incredible topics that are put into the Hobby & Painting Forum, it’s getting more difficult to choose Community Spotlights! We love your work and we hope to see a lot more of it in the future!

If you fancy getting your hobby fingers out and showing off your newest paint job, terrain piece or even greatest gaming achievement, we want to know about it!

We don’t mind if you’re a newcomer to painting or a veteran of the brush, everything you do inspires us to create more and more content together!

What do you think of the entries this week?

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