Community Spotlight: German Aircraft, Groovy Greeks & Animal Warriors

May 1, 2019 by brennon

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Come and join us for another delve into the Forums and Projects to find the best of the best from the last week or so. We're going to be getting stuck into lots of great looking pieces this week...

...make sure to always let us know what YOU have been working on and share it across the site.

Blood Red Skies Germans by wolfch

The first of the pieces we're looking at today is an amazing paint job on these stunning German Aircraft from Warlord Games' Blood Red Skies.

Blood Red Skies Germans by wolfch

This is an absolutely sterling job on these aircraft, especially the work that indicates the fading colour between the darker green on top and the lighter colours below, good camouflage against anti-air guns down below.

These particular planes are from the ZG 26 that flew during the Battle Of Britain, 5th Staffeln to be exact as was mentioned in the forums. Blood Red Skies has always been one of those games that I think I could really get into and I'm always impressed when I see peoples work painting up these tiny aircraft. Kudos to the awesome way the transfers have been applied too, seamlessly fitting into the paint scheme.

Mortal Gods Greeks by panzerkaput

Next up we're looking at some Mortal Gods Greeks from panzerkaput. This is a packed warband showing off the colour and intricacies that you get with armies of the period.

Greek Army - panzerkaput

The force has been designed as a generic Greek State so it could be used for either Spartans or Athenians in the game itself. A lot of work has gone into making sure that the poppy colours really work across the units, the shields being the real highlight that steal the show.

Greek Army Close #1 - panzerkaput

I also really like the additional work that has gone into the clothing here, bringing lots of bright reds, blues and such to the fore. Even the white has been done in a really clean way which works very nicely for the leader.

Greek Army Close #2 - panzerkaput

The skintones are also something I was impressed by. They have been done to look a little more natural with plenty of additional highlighting done to make the musculature stand out. It's not quite how I would have approached it but I think it delivers the desired effect.

I look forward to seeing the Spartan army that panzerkaput is going to be working on next.

Burrows & Badgers by mellett68

Last but certainly not least we have some Burrows & Badgers miniatures painted up by mellett68.


I picked out two in particular which I think really stuck out from his collection. The Wildcat Warrior is fantastic with lots of effort being put into the fur to make it really stand out. By contrast, you have the bright blue cloak which serves as a nice striking point of colour. The framing of the model with that wildflower base is also wonderful to see.

I also picked up the Squirrel here...


Once again, amazing fur work is nice to see here even with the little slip here and there. The bright yellow cloak and robe combination, however, is what drew my attention. I think that looks fantastic and shows that you can make yellow really work! The purple sash is also a nice touch, again providing you with a lovely bit of contrast.

Hopefully more basing will be applied to this lovely lady so that she gets an equally wild woodland to run through.

What Are You Painting Right Now?

Every week we’re absolutely blown away by the incredible topics that are put into the Projects, 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!

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