Community Spotlight: Chaotic Creations, Pesky Pan & Grizzled Viking Veterans

April 3, 2019 by brennon

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Come and join us for another delve into the Forums and 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 pieces this week...

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

Venomcrawler by chaosgorka

The first miniature we're going to be looking at right now is the Venomcrawler from the newest set by Games Workshop, Shadowspear. Check out the superb work that chaosgorka has put into this monstrous creation.

Venomcrawler #1 by chaosgorka

As you can see, chaosgorka has put his trademark awesomeness into this piece. The metal that he's managed to work on here is looking fantastic and this is then combined with that deep red for the armour on the legs and back of the creature. When you start to focus in on the individual elements of the piece you start to see lots more little spots of detail like the way the lenses have been done on the creature's eyes.

Venomcrawler #3 by chaosgorka

A lot of work has gone into the back of the creature as well, especially when you start to see that additional level of highlight that has been worked into the armour around the edges.

Venomcrawler #2 by chaosgorka

Whilst this might look a little 'forced' when you're up close and personal with the miniature from further away it actually works really well to help define parts of the Venomcrawler and give you a sense of its awesome size.

The darker basing style with that cracked concrete and the magma bubbling up from underneath really helps to add to the overall presentation of the miniature too. chaosgorka has done lots of great work on these Chaos Space Marines so it's well worth exploring more of his work.

Mythic Battle's Pan by danlee

Next up we're going to Ancient Greece and the mythological elements presented as part of Mythic Battles: Pantheon. Whilst danlee has been working on all sorts of miniatures from the set I wanted to pick out Pan especially as I thought the work on him was superb.

Pan #1 by danlee

What immediately caught my eye was the way that all of these various earthy tones have been used to create a really colourful miniature. You could very easily get lost in this kind of scheme, dropped into a situation where it just looks like various shades of muddy brown! Thankfully, that's not the case here and I especially loved the work on his light green skin.

Pan #2 by danlee

You really get the sense that Pan is a creature of the wilderness and woodlands. The use of heavy highlighting to define the muscles, fur and folds in the fabric also helps to push this miniature to the next level too. The fur across his legs and hanging down in a mane of hair also looks like moss or lichen which I think is fascinating.

Grizzled Viking by amachan

Last but not least we've got the work by amachan on this grizzled looking Viking from V&V Miniatures.

Viking #1 by amachan

Again, amachan has been working away on all sorts of great projects but this one stuck out to me because of the detail worked into the paint scheme. I think it's really hard to get skin looking right, especially when you're going for pale skin that then needs to also pop on the tabletop. I think they've managed to get that right here, and the added definition in the face really makes the old warrior pop.

Viking #2 by amachan

With some work going into the additional battle damage, especially the cut on his chest, it would be interesting to see if amachan might end up taking that next step and painting on some tattoos as well!

The big chunks of ice and snow again help to build up a story around the miniature. He is shirtless after all so he must be quite a hardy warrior if he can take the cold and his enemies blades! It makes me think that he lives in a place like Iceland perhaps where he's having to defend his farmstead from other marauding Vikings.

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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