Community Spotlight: Bulk BattleTech, Discworld Witches & Blanchitsu Eldar

June 7, 2023 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...


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


BattleTech by sundancer

Jump into the world of BattleTech as we get stuck into the Community Spotlight for this week. sundancer has been working away on a lot (and I mean a lot) of BattleTech. Part new project, part Spring Clean Hobby Challenge, this project has been showing off all sorts of awesome mechs from this 6mm wargame, painted up using a mix of normal paints and speedy options!

BattleTech #1 by sundancer

I really like the way that these kinds of paints have enabled folks to dive in and paint up armies very, very quickly. It also opens up the options for those seeking to try out some fun techniques. For example, I really liked the look of the blended colours on the mech above!

BattleTech #2 by sundancer

If nothing else, I think I'm giving sundancer the Golden Button for this project simply because of the sheer scale of mechs they have dropped into the mix. I mean seriously, have a look at all of the different types of mech that sundancer has been tinkering with?! I also appreciate the fact that these miniatures have been painted with a proper cartoony look to them. It really makes them pop on the tabletop.

But wait, there's more! sundancer has got his work cut out when it comes to their BattleTech collection but they are powering through it at some pace. If you've ever wondered if someone was more obsessed with BattleTech than John, this is the answer.

BattleTech #3 by sundancer

It is worth diving into the project and having a look at some more of the work-in-progress pictures. Maybe, just maybe, you'll get some more information on how you might want to approach painting your own BattleTech miniatures for your collection. I can't wait to see more of these popping up on a hex map in the future.

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Discworld Witches by draconis

We now turn our attention to draconis who has been working on a great mixture of miniatures from the depths of their collection. A few of the Micro Art Studios Discworld miniatures were painted recently and they look awesome.

Discworld Witches #1 by draconis

These miniatures are definitely worth picking up if you're looking to paint some unique miniatures or you're just a fan of Discworld. There is so much character in the sculpts and I really like how draconis has been able to capture the three different characters and their personalities. I also have to commend draconis for the work on those striped trousers!

Discworld Witches #2 by draconis

As well as the Witches getting painted up from the collection, they have also headed out on the road and had quite the journey! These Witches have been visiting castles, forests, gardens and more and enjoying the heck out of it!

Discworld Witches #3 by draconis

I love that folks are actually getting out and about with their miniatures and probably looking a little bit odd as they lovingly place their miniatures on park benches and the like. It's also really great for getting a look at your miniatures in the natural light as we're admiring some lovely paint schemes! A lovely trio of miniatures and incredibly well-painted.


Blanchitsu Eldar by thursday

Last but not least, we have a rather fun look at how to paint your Warhammer 40,000 miniatures stylishly. John Blanche's artwork has informed the majority of the grimdark world we've come to know and love and so it seems like a fun experiment trying to paint miniatures in his style. That's exactly what thursday has been having a go at.

Blanchitsu Eldar #1 by thursday

The painting has been done with a mix of woodstains and inks alongside washes and a bit of drybrushing. The Blanche artwork has been the inspiration for these miniatures and you can really see that style coming through in the miniatures that thursday has been working on here.

I think it looks great on the Farseer above but you can also see it come through really nicely on these older Guardian miniatures. The spot colours, like the red, really help to focus your attention and I think the bone/off-white is absolutely perfect for the Eldar as well as being a good nod towards Blanche's art style.


More work has been going into additional elements of this army including some Aspect Warriors now. I think that because the miniatures are old metal ones, that also feeds into the look and feel of the army. It feels retro, looks retro and should be fascinating seeing it all on the tabletop. I like folks that try something daring and different and this is most definitely up that street!

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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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