Community Spotlight: Fae Elf Kings, Bossonian Bad Guys & Heroes Of Westeros

August 10, 2018 by brennon

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.

Vashel Goldenhand by elysium64

We kick things off with a game that I previewed not long ago, The Red Book Of The Elf King. Like me, elysium64 has been diving into this particular game world and has painted up a stunning version of Vashel Goldenhand, one of the Elf leaders from the game.

Vashel Goldenhand #1 by elysium64

The scheme is one that draws upon the official one from Lucid Eye and shows off plenty of bright blue colours which contrast very nicely with the cold iron armour that he is wearing. I really like the way that the skin has been highlighted here and the base work is fantastic too, providing us with an insight into the verdant world that they fight over.

Vashel Goldenhand #2 by elysium64

As is customary we are also provided with a shot of Vashel's arse here to appease Lloyd which gives us a look at the superb work that has gone into painting up that cloak and giving it plenty of depth.

I really like the work on the Standing Stones from Fenris Games too and if you head on over to the Project linked above you will be able to see how he brought those to life as well.

A very striking character and a superb paint job to start off this journey into a game which is very intriguing indeed!

Bossonian Guard & Captain by silverstars

We step towards some folks painting up the contents of expansive Kickstarter games now. The first of these is a little peek into what silverstars is having to deal with right now as he has dutifully painted up all of the Bossonian Guard and their Captain from the Conan board game by Monolith.

Bossonian Guard #3 by silverstars

I have to compliment silverstars on his diligence as he has managed to paint up all of those guards very well indeed. When it comes to batch painting, getting down a quick and easy scheme is important and I think the block colours that silverstars has chosen have worked out nicely. The little addition of detail in places like their studded leather armour really help to add to the overall look.

The entire set is then topped off by the Guard Captain who has had a little bit of love and attention given to him, as is befitting a man of his rank.

Bossonian Guard #1 by silverstars

As you can see there is a little extra worked into the facial details and you can tell where silverstars has picked out more across the entire model to make him stand out. I bet this was quite a reward to paint after working through all those rank and file troops!

Bossonian Guard #2 by silverstars

A superb looking set of models and a lesson in painting lots of troops all at once for a board game. If you hadn't noticed it, by the way, there is some great work going into those bases too. I love the flagstones that have been painted onto them acting as a great frame for the model. It will also look great when you view the model from above and look down on the board.

A Song Of Ice & Fire by suetoniuspaullinus

Last but not least we have Andy who is tackling quite the brave project right now. A Song Of Ice & Fire landed on his doorstep and he is looking to paint through the entire Kickstarter starting with some of the characters.

A Song Of Ice & Fire #1 by suetoniuspaullinus

All of the models feature the themes and aesthetic that we've come to expect from Andy. He has a way of painting dirty and battleworn characters and it works very well for this collection of characters from Westeros.

A Song Of Ice & Fire #2 by suetoniuspaullinus

The muted tones match well with the downtrodden and dirty world of A Song Of Ice & Fire which is full of backstabbing and betrayed. Whereas I'm sure this was just Andy painting these the way he enjoys I think it works very well for Westeros.

You can see that even in the brightly coloured Lannister army there is a sense that everything is washed out and pushed down.

A Song Of Ice & Fire #3 by suetoniuspaullinus

Make sure to follow Andy's Project which is linked above as it shows off lots of different models from his collection that he has begun work on. Hopefully we'll be able to track his progress as he paints the entire Kickstarter and then check out what the armies look like in their entirety!

It is one of the things I am interesting to look at when it comes to Andy's painting. It works very well for singular figures like these but will the muted tones become too similar when arrayed in full rank and file? We shall have to wait and see!

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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