Community Spotlight: Celt-Iberians, Borris & Buddies + A Band Of Brothers!

August 4, 2021 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.


Celt-Iberians by zoidpinhead

We start off this week's Community Spotlight with a look at some Ancient miniatures. This is the work by zoidpinhead who has been painting up a force that can be used in SAGA: Age Of Hannibal. This has been designed as a force that can be used as Gauls or Iberians hence the Celt-Iberian naming convention!

Celt-Iberians #1 by zoidpinhead

The miniatures themselves have come from Wargames Foundry as well as a smattering of releases from Crusader Miniatures and I think they work exceedingly well together. I love the dirtier look that they have gone for with the miniatures which really grounds them in the period for me.

Celt-Iberians #2 by zoidpinhead

I am always taken by this period of history and I love the colours that you get throughout it. I know a lot of folks think that this is a time period mired in mud and brown leather but I like that we get to see more colour thanks to schemes like this. Look at that fantastic tattoo work for example!

Celt-Iberians #3 by zoidpinhead

I think this has come together as a really nice force. You've got a force of individual looking warriors which have then been tied together by some touches here and there. The swirling tattoos really do make them stand out and the style of their trousers. I also like the way the facial hair and spikey hair has been painted!


Borris & Friends by hairybrains

Next up, we're making a move to the world of Moonstone. This realm has been at the forefront of our minds recently thanks to Gerry and Free and it's cool to see it translating over into the community.

Borris & Friends #1 by hairybrains

I really like the work here done by hairybrains. I think the contrast paints work really well on these miniatures and make them pop. I think it allows you to get very bright colours very easily thanks to the way that it shades the miniature. It also makes painting the miniatures much quicker!

Borris & Friends #2 by hairybrains

Another aspect of these miniatures which I think really works is the bright green! I think it really suits the Fae theme of these characters and makes them stand out on the tabletop. It works well against the earthier tones for their outfits.

Borris & Friends #3 by hairybrains

This feels like it was a great experiment in Moonstone and I hope that it will spur on hairybrains to do more work like this. It certainly adds to the charming and whimsical quality of these miniatures and has me pondering on which of them I'd like to pick up and paint. They are just so different!


Band Of Brothers by adamogelsby

Last but not least, we're turning our attention to adamogelsby. They have been putting together a project which charted the creation of different forces for World War II and Bolt Action. On one side you had Easy Company from Band Of Brothers and on the other, the Germans!

Band Of Brothers #1 by adamogelsby

The Band Of Brothers boxed set from Warlord Games formed the basis of this project and it was great seeing how things came together when painting the miniatures. I really like the way the Americans turned out, especially when it came to the choice of green and how it works with that ruddy brown.

Band Of Brothers #2 by adamogelsby

I always like seeing how Bolt Action miniatures look when they are finished up. I think the plastics from Warlord Games are some of the best and they manage to strike a balance between feeling "historical" whilst also being a little bit "action movie".

What I did like, even more, was that there was also a Battle Report in this project!

Band Of Brothers #3 by adamogelsby

This game saw Easy Company clashing with the Germans on a rather awesome looking tabletop. The gun emplacement and such were assault by this team of soldiers and it played out particularly nicely. I won't spoil the outcome but it feels like it went well for Easy Company. It looked great, the pictures were well shot and it was an intriguing read! I hope we get more stories from this Band Of Brothers.

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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