Community Spotlight: Conquest Knights, Frostgrave Crews & Astonishing Infinity

January 27, 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...

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Hundred Kingdoms by dice-at-arms

We start with a journey into the Path Of Conquest to see what dice-at-arms has been doing in the building of their Hundred Kingdoms project. This has been great fun to follow as it's one of the most colourful Conquest armies that we've seen to date, packed with pagentary.

Hundred Kingdoms #1 by Dice-at-arms

A lot of the ideas that you see here have been drawn from Medieval history and that has translated over really nicely to the various kingdoms that make up this force in the lore of Conquest. It's great to see all of this heraldry on display, proudly showing which warriors support their lords on the tabletop.

This isn't just something which finds its way into the heavily armoured knights of the Hundred Kingdoms either. We additionally have lots of work going into the likes of the shields for these infantry miniatures and I think it really makes them pop.

Hundred Kingdoms #2 by Dice-at-arms

These big sweeping spots of colour within the army are really nice to see. Whilst steps away from the more muted art of Conquest that we see officially I think it offers up a nice choice for those wanting to put their own stamp on the gameworld. Everything has been coming together really nicely for this project and maybe it will draw more people towards approaching their painting in this way.

Hundred Kingdoms #3 by Dice-at-arms

There are still plenty of units that need finishing as you can see above but it's great getting a look at the force and the presence it commands on the tabletop. A lot more of the characters have been finished off of late which will be able to lend their aid to the various fighting units. So, if you're interested in getting a better look at this project then make sure to check out the link above.

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Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago Crew by dugthefug1644

Keeping with realms of Fantasy we're heading to Frostgrave but not via the frozen city of Felstad. Instead, we're looking at one of the completed crews by dugthefug1644 for Ghost Archipelago. These were previewed in the Blue Monday stream last week but I just had to revisit them.

Ghost Archipelago Crew #2 by dugthefug1644

We mention it a lot but it's nice to see the evolution of the painting skill here from dugthefug1644, and this is another example of the sheer amount of effort that he puts into his collection. This is a good mix of metal and plastic figures alongside some kitbashing here and there creating a really unique looking crew.

Ghost Archipelago Crew #3 by dugthefug1644

One of the nice things about Ghost Archipelago and Frostgrave, in general, is that it allows you to create unique and interesting crews which have plenty of depth to them. You can start off painting a traditional pirate and then be drawn off to paint something entirely different. I think the crew here shows off exactly what I mean!

Ghost Archipelago Crew #1 by dugthefug1644

As a whole, this is a great project which is packed with information for those wanting to paint up their own Ghost Archipelago crew. What's nice about it is that he has also dived into plenty of detail on the backstory for each of these crew members so you'll care all the more when they die!

As dugthefug1644 has said, this does mean that he will have to come up with more ideas and interesting miniatures for when these poor adventurers, unfortunately, meet their end and get dragged off into the jungle by a wild animal!

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Infinity by shingen

The final project for this week is one from shingen who is back with even more excellent Infinity miniatures for their collection. It's always fun seeing what shingen has been up to and I think these are another cracking set.

Infinity 2021 #1 by shingen

This is a wonderful showcase of shingen's abilities as they dive into explaining how they painted all of the luxurious colours on these models through to the armour and of course those over-the-top bases which really help to frame the miniatures.

Infinity 2021 #2 by shingen

Because Infinity is a game where you don't need to tinker with that many miniatures, it really invites you to dive in and paint your miniatures with a lot more care and attention. I love how shingen is able to get over the feel of each character with their schemes and they are enough to draw you into playing the game yourself.

Infinity 2021 #3 by shingen

It's the little touches here and there which really make the miniatures from shingen pop. For example, with the walker above you've got that purple energy glow around the barrel of the shoulder-mounted gun and the little flecks of highlighting here and there on the red underbelly of the beast which give it an organic feeling. This is all without mentioning the subtle blending on the armour and the highlight to give it that anime Sci-Fi feel.

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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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