Community Spotlight: Tiny Dwarves, Plague Toads & Rigging Black Seas Ships!

September 29, 2021 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...


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10mm Dwarves by ninjilly

ninjilly is plugging away at a mighty force of 10mm Dwarves and they are coming together rather nicely! There is a good selection of miniatures here, some from Pendraken and some from Copplestone Castings. See what you think!

10mm Dwarves #1 by ninjilly

These particular bearded fellows have come out very nicely indeed and I love the paint scheme. The deep red works nicely and sits well against the metal and light-coloured beards. It also looks good when you see the miniatures trudging through the snow!

10mm Dwarves #3 by ninjilly

Designed to match the Dwarves of Khaz Modan, these chaps look really nicely detailed and it's cool to have a touchstone on which to base your schemes. As ninjilly says as part of their project, this comes in as an "easy win" when it comes to painting. With the addition of a few spots of paint and a wash these are basically ready to go!

10mm Dwarves #2 by ninjilly

There are plenty of miniatures in this army now with cavalry on the warpath too! You can even see some of the artillery in the background of this picture too. If you're interested in checking out more of these Dwarves then you'll want to head over to the project linked above. Bonus points for the cat in the background too.


Plague Toads by tuffyears

Next up, we're looking at something suitably monstrous. Here we have some Plague Toads from tuffyears which are going to be a nice addition to a Nurgle army.

Plague Toad #1 by tuffyears

I was particularly drawn to these due to them being absolutely the best way possible. I loved the twisted and horrible green/yellow combination for the skin and I think it works really well with the spots of pink/red and bone throughout the scheme. It is then made all the cooler with those strings of ichor!

Plague Toad #2 by tuffyears

The first fellow with the horn is my favourite but I do like the rest of this trio too. This creature looks like it is literally about to pop. I also like the horrible, wet, swamp base that has been designed for this miniature. It really helps frame the creature.

Plague Toad #3 by tuffyears

I think monstrous creatures like these are well worth diving into as a project. They allow you to "let your hair down" a bit and have fun with a scheme rather than feeling tied to being neat and tidy! These are perfectly Nurgle and I think they would be fantastic when standing amongst a larger army of the damned.


Black Seas Ships by firelock22

Last but not least, we turn our attention to firelock22 and some Historical work. He has been working on Black Seas Ships and doing that all-important rigging!

Black Seas Ships #1 by firelock22

firelock22 loves a bit of Historical painting and this was a little bit of a test showing off what these miniatures could look like with the addition of a coat of Contrast. I think it works really well on these ships and sits well in the details. This also means that something that seems fiddly can be painted up very quickly.

Black Seas Ships #2 by firelock22

This also means that time can be dedicated to other details. You can then work on the tiny cannons, sails, rigging and flags that really make the ships pop. Taking of the rigging, the ratline sheets work very nicely alongside the actual string rigging well.

Black Seas Ships #3 by firelock22

Some great-looking ships and a nice way to demonstrate what you can do with Contrast paints. I think these ships look really nice and it is quite the spectacle seeing them hoving into view. I can't wait to see more of these ships come to life as the project grows.

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