Community Spotlight: Bits N’ Bobs, Eternal Crusaders & Beaky Bobby!

August 25, 2021 by crew

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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...


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Bits N' Bobs by innes

We start off with a little bit of a mix of everything from innes. They have been working on a selection of different miniatures from various games over the last month or so. One of the first sets of miniatures is this band of ruffians from Blood & Plunder.

Bits & Bobs #1 by innes

I always like seeing more from the Blood & Plunder range painted up. There is always a nice mix of different styles on show with a blend between worn leathers and a splash of colour. I think this is what feeds into the somewhat more romanticised version of the period. It always feels a bit more flamboyant than it actually was!

The next set of miniatures goes back in time a little bit. Here we have a band of Celts who are ready to stick it to the Roman invaders taking over their land.

Bits & Bobs #2 by innes

A careful application of washes here has really made these miniatures pop. I also like, much like with the pirates, that we have plenty of colour here. The block colours work well alongside those intricate shield transfers. A simple basing technique too but one that works nicely to frame the miniatures.

Last but not least, we also have some of these brutal-looking warriors from A Song Of Ice & Fire.

Bits & Bobs #3 by innes

House Bolton are on the warpath and they are going to be flaying all those unfortunate to stand in their way. The more uniform painting style here works well for big, batch painting of miniatures and I think it provides you with an effective looking scheme that ties the entire regiment together. I imagine it would have taken a little while to paint all those spikes and the blood drops on the standard. Kudos!


Black Templars by umbra

Next up, we've been somewhat influenced by the recent news from Games Workshop for Warhammer 40,000. umbra has been expanding their Black Templars force for the game to no doubt suit the upcoming release and I had to give the collection a shoutout again.

Black Templars #1 by umbra

umbra has always done stunning work on these Black Templars, especially making sure that the contrast between black and white works nicely. The white is crisp and smooth and works really well in contrast to the black. There are then lots of spot colours here and there that make the miniatures pop. They are also incredibly brave to then throw a bunch of weathering onto the miniatures to match the red martian bases.

Black Templars #2 by umbra

It has been neat seeing how these Primaris-based Space Marines have come together for the Black Templars in umbra's collection. They look clean, clinical and efficient. It would be great to be able to replicate this scheme as I think it would make for a poppy army on the tabletop. It seems both simple and complex at the same time!

Black Templars #3 by umbra

I am constantly thinking about returning to painting Black Templars and tinkering around with a simple scheme too. Mine would be a lot dirtier I reckon compared to what we see here. With the "sheen" that the grimdark has on it now, these stand up really nicely alongside a lot of the modern Space Marines we see on the tabletop.


Beaky Bobby by irishsteve

Last but not least, we have more Moonstone just for Gerry and Free. irishsteve has been inspired by their conversations it seems and has started painting up some of the miniatures from his collection. The first finished miniature was Beaky Bobby.

Beaky Bobby #1 by irishsteve

irishsteve continues to be a stunningly talented painter who is always able to pick out the details and make them pop. I like the earthy tones across the miniature as a whole, especially when you see the way that texture has been applied to the creature's clothing and cloak.

Beaky Bobby #2 by irishsteve

Things look even better once you start delving deeper into the miniature. The skin texture on the creature is fantastic and I love all the little phials and tubes that he has stuffed inside his cloak. I like that there is even a little glow of light coming from some of the more volatile potions.

Beaky Bobby #3 by irishsteve

A fantastic paint scheme that might inspire you to have a pop at painting the Moonstone range yourself. As always, there is plenty more to check out as part of the Project link above. You can see how work is going on a big, lumbering Ogre!

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!

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