Community Spotlight: Ancient Elves, Bot War & Malifaux Madness

June 23, 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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Ancient Elves by rayzryr

We start off this week's Community Spotlight as we dive into some painting by rayzryr on a raft of different Elves. Yes, the pointy-eared princelings are getting a look in!

Elves #1 by rayzryr

There are all manner of Elves in this collection that have been painted up nicely. Some of them are from classic Warhammer Fantasy Battles but we've also got some from Raging Heroes and even a bit of Mordheim as well.

Elves #3 by rayzryr

Each of the miniatures has been painted up alongside a little guide as to how the final effect was achieved. I absolutely love this Dark Elf scheme as an example. The skin came out really nicely and I like the blood-red eyes and runs across her weapons.

One of my favourite miniatures from Mordheim was this fellow, Aenur, Sword Of Twilight.

Elves #2 by rayzryr

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of this fellow and I painted him up as Felix Jaeger. I didn't have the money as a kid to get the official miniatures so it was neat to snap this fellow up and paint him up to match one of my favourite heroes.

The work here on Aenur is fantastic though. I love the "night" scheme that has been achieved across the miniature and the freehand work at the bottom of the cloak is bloomin' on point. A fantastic miniature.

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Bot War by rum8le

Next up, we're looking at some painting by rum8le who has been tinkering away on some Bot War goodness. I wonder how much influence Gerry had on this particular project? These are some excellently painted miniatures from their underground hit of a range.

Bot War #2 by rum8le

One of the things with these miniatures is that you want to make sure they don't look too much like toys. Blocky miniatures like this can often just look like you cracked them out of a plastic packet but I think the work here on the highlighting and shading really elevates them.

Bot War #3 by rum8le

I also like that the scheme is fitting for the official artwork and really evokes the look and feel of the 80s and 90s when it comes to that cartoon show vibe. The bright spots of yellow really make each of the miniatures pop for example.

Bot War #1 by rum8le

An absolutely stunning collection of robots which are hopefully just the start of a load of additional Bot War miniatures by rum8le. I really like how the project went through each of the steps that they took to bring these miniatures to life too. Well worth diving into if you've been inspired to play a bit of Bot War!

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Malifaux by soapdodger

Lastly, soapdodger wanted a bit of a palette cleanser and so turned his attention away from Infinity and instead explored the world of Malifaux. In typical soapdodger style, he was able to paint up an absolutely stunning collection of miniatures.

Malifaux #1 by soapdodger

I really like all of the work that soapdodger has done here, especially when it comes to the "effects" on most of the miniatures. The splashes of blood on this fellow above for example are expertly done. It takes a really steady hand to throw a mess on a miniature once you've finished it!

Malifaux #2 by soapdodger

This crew looks like it has come right out of the artwork for Malifaux. I was particularly taken by the work here on this chap above. The blade on that saw and the distressing that has gone into the tank was particularly eyecatching.

Malifaux #3 by soapdodger

It's neat to see that soapdodger was able to step out of the High Sci-Fi/Anime style that you get in Infinity and get down and dirty with a bit of Malifaux. If your attention was captured by the previews here then you need go and see how all of these characters came to life over on the project link above.

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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!

What do you think of the entries this week?

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