Community Spotlight: Blood Angel Dioramas, Kingdom Death & The Silver Bayonet!

April 6, 2022 by brennon

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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.


Blood Angels Diorama by greyprimer

We start things off this week with a look at something a bit different. greyprimer has done fantastic stuff in the past with big dioramas and so I was totally hooked on seeing what they did with some of the big Warhammer 40,000 action figures that are available right now.

The focus of the project was to create a scene that worked as a nod toward the Devastation Of Baal. It would, of course, feature the Blood Angels but there also needed to be a foe in the mix as well. That's where the Tyranids came in!

Blood Angels Diorama #1 by GrayPrimer

The work on the seven-inch figures themselves is awesome but when you see it all come together as part of the full diorama, I think you'll agree that greyprimer knocked it out of the park. It was awesome seeing all the work that went into doing the battle damage, blood and gore. It's all very grimdark, especially with the Space Marine's unfortunately torn apart body!

Blood Angels Diorama #2 by GrayPrimer

A lot of folks like doing big scenes like this but we're often used to seeing them in 28mm. Grabbing these action figures and having fun with them to create impressive pieces like this takes the hobby in a different direction. I reckon any Blood Angels fan would enjoy having this on their mantlepiece.

I would recommend diving deeper into this project and giving greyprimer a follow to see what they cook up next. I was thinking that it would be awesome to see folks use these paintable action figures to recreate the covers of Codex and the like.


Kingdom Death by rayzryr

Next up, we're looking to the work of rayzryr. They have been working to fight their way through the darkness and get their Kingdom Death: Monster collection painted up. To that end, a lot of work recently has been on this not-at-all suspicious tree.

Kingdom Death #1 by rayzryr

The Lonely Tree is a fascinating piece and it has been coming to life slowly but surely over the last while. It features lots of interesting textures to paint and trinkets that draw attention away from the core of the piece. It has been fun seeing all of the different techniques, paints and such that they have been using to get this painted up as you see here.

Kingdom Death #2 by rayzryr

I think it looks all the more impressive with the "fruit" that now dangle from its branches. They are all eerie, weird and downright twisted. I love them. You can see how rayzryr painted each of these in the project, talking through all of the different techniques.

There is a lot in this project that is worth exploring, especially since it deals with unique and diverse miniatures from the Kingdom Death: Monster collection. A few Survivors have also been painted up including the Intimacy Couple.

Kingdom Death #3 by rayzryr

Pale whites and creams have been used to really make these miniatures pop. The added splashes of colour then reflect the artwork well and have created a pair of miniatures that would be fantastic to have on your side when facing the darkness. Wondered what the little ball is for? That's so that rayzryr can get a handle on the direction of the light!


The Silver Bayonet by somegeezer

Last but not least, we're looking at the work of somegeezer. It's always nice seeing someone inspired to make a project and The Silver Bayonet seems to have done just that. Here is some of their work on the miniatures from North Star Military Figures and beyond.

The Silver Bayonet #1 by somegeezer

First up, we have some fantastic work on the actual hunters that you'll be using during games. I think the painting here is great and it's neat seeing the Spanish get a lick of paint on them. I like that you have the muddy and earthy elements in place here alongside the more flamboyant soldiers.

The Silver Bayonet #2 by somegeezer

I think this shows off how much fun that you get to dive into when you paint The Silver Bayonet. It gets you thinking about Historical schemes but then allows you to set all of that to the side and just have fun too.

Talking of fun, somegeezer has also been working on some foes for them to face. A few zombies/revenants have been painted up using the Mantic range but I was very drawn to these goblins that came from The Hobbit collection.

The Silver Bayonet #3 by somegeezer

Quick and fun painting has meant that there is now a gaggle of goblins ready and waiting for The Silver Bayonet. It will be cool to see what else gets added into the mix as somegeezer dives deeper into this game and has more miniatures to paint!

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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