Community Spotlight: An Army Worthy Of MY Majesty, Pig Faced Boys & Clan Wren Arrives!

April 5, 2023 by avernos

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Come and join us for another delve into the 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 miniature wargaming painting and hobbying this week...


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

Uruk Hai, The Return by jmsstockwell

We're kicking it off with a project so massively impressive it could've been all three entries this week by itself. JMS Stockwell has completed his project to put together a ten thousand point fantasy army for those times when you really want to go to excess and the project is filled with not just cracking painting but also some great tips about how to achieve it.

To paraphrase Dr McCoy, "Behold, his stuff". I don't know what I'm more impressed by the completed army or the fact that it actually fits on a table! This typifies what I love about mass battle gaming the pike blocks, flanks of fast cavalry and enough war machines to make Hell's Deep shudder.

These forest goblin spider riders are a prime example of just how much work has gone into the army. Breaking out the Wargames Atlantic eight legged creeps to kit bash a warhammer unit with a distinctly Lord of the Rings feel.

Just because it's a massive army the painting didn't suffer and the big guys here show off some of JMS's blending work on the skin tones which is beautiful. It gives a real depth to the unit. Also please note the old doom diver being launched by a spare troll like a school boy with a catapult.

There is so much more to see beyond the Orcs in the project so I'll leave you to dive into that and see what else you can find.

Gian's Mini Madness by gianlucafiorentini123

A resurrected project next. Gian has returned after two years away from updating his project, but he hasn't been idle in that time. Instead tinkering away on various figures from a variety of places including GW. But what stood out for me was a set of fantasy figures from Andrew May that Gian has written an appropriate backstory for, I give you Van Helstug’s mercenary caravan.

Widow Bertha joined the caravan 10 years previous, her husband had marched to war as part of the grand army of the empire against the vile hordes from the north. She joined the caravan to travel the empire and ask at each village if anyone and seen her husband who marched to war all those years ago.

James can often be heard telling the rest of the group about his time serving on the flagship of Admiral Von Hopfberg of the imperial navy and how he was there the day they defeated the infamous axe wielding pirate Lord Barnabus on the silver straits north of Marienburg.

Farm boy Thomact has a sad story indeed, one day when trying to impress the blacksmiths daughter he snuck into the den of hermit wizard in the old forest, unfortunately for Thomact the Jade wizard did not take kindly to this intrusion and cursed him for his pig headedness.

The figures are beautifully painted in the Old World feel and have a coherent look as you would expect of a warband but I love the attention to detail that Gian has put into the character's backstory as much as into the painting.

Getting My Star Wars On by Hairybrains

The final butt butt ding this week goes to an impressively large collection of miniatures from a galaxy far, far away. As Hairybrains has been knocking it out of the park with his Star Wars Legion collection.

A very timely set of Mandalorians as we're mid way through the current season of the show. These have the striking Clan Wren colours wrought in a lot of very poppy freehand paint work that I personally would balk at. Especially in yellow!

The Rebel upgrade pack adds much needed aliens to the Rebellion and Hairybrains has down a great job with contrast paints to get them into the army in short order. I also really like the basing on the rebels, you don't often see thick verdant basing for Star Wars and it has a touch of the Endor for me.

Everyone's favorite Vader the Operative pose striking out with all his hatred makes him powerful. HB has tackled a difficult subject here with having to paint Object Source Lighting and also highlight black. He does say he is not a fan of how it turned out but I think it is looking fantastic. What do you make of it?

There is a ton of Star Warsy goodness in the Project that also includes Clone Wars and some 3D printed vehicles as well for spectacular scenary that you need to take a look at.

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!

What do you think of the entries this week?

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