Community Spotlight: Refreshing Elves, Heroes In A Crisis & Conan’s Foes

February 16, 2020 by crew

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Community Spotlight: Refreshing Elves, Heroes In A Crisis & Conan's Foes

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Lord Of The Rings Elves by halfmileduck

We start precisely as we mean to with a peek at some brilliant revamping and re-energising of these old The Lord Of The Rings models by halfmileduck. I have always been a fan of the way Games Workshop and by extension, Weta Workshop, of course, designed the Elves and we start with a peek at Glorfindel and Erestor.

Middle-earth Elves #1 - halfmileduck

Middle-earth Elves #3 - halfmileduck

This pair of models were some of the old metal figures that I would have loved to have picked up back in the day. They are shown here, painted in their glimmering golden armour and with that rich blue which was added into the mix across the Elves Of Rivendell from Games Workshop. These armoured versions of both Glorfindel and Erestor were some of the miniatures that passed me by and I would have loved to have snapped them up to use across all manner of scenarios from times past in Middle-earth.

Talking of stunning miniatures, we also have the work on both Galadriel and Celeborn from Lothlorien. I think even to this day Celeborn gets the award for the most useless character in Middle-earth, at least in the films.

Middle-earth Elves #2 - halfmileduck

However, despite that, both of these miniatures are looking very nice indeed and I like that halfmileduck has been able to work in not just a really nice white but also creams and blondes too. I also really appreciate how hard it is to do proper eyes and I commend halfmileduck for giving it a go here, really adding a bit more character to these iconic miniatures from the range.

It reminds me that I still have a few miniatures lying around based on the old Middle-earth range and I might break them out to paint up!

Marvel: Crisis Protocol Heroes/Villains by hazyboy75

Next up we're looking to an impressive array of models finished by hazyboy75. Here we're looking at the Marvel: Crisis Protocol heroes and villains which were finished off recently by them. It's quite the feat to get through the whole box of miniatures and have everything from a set done.

Marvel Crisis Protocol Heroes & Villains #1 - hazyboy75

I really like what has come together here, not just in the final product but throughout the project as a whole. As well as just showing off the finished articles as we're seeing here we also got a look at more of the process too. It has been quite interesting reading through the trials and tribulations that hazyboy75 went through to get these finished up.

Marvel Crisis Protocol Heroes & Villains #2 - hazyboy75

The key thing is that each of the characters has been painted up nice and clean with a very neat scheme which brings their iconic colours to the fore. You will immediately be able to tell who is who from further away. I particularly like the way Captain America and Iron Man have come together, especially the neatness of that shield!

Marvel Crisis Protocol Heroes & Villains #3 - hazyboy75

When it comes to favourites from the villain's side of the box I think that Crossbones has come out particularly well and Ultron also looks very commanding indeed, bringing back thoughts of him from the movie. Red Skull is also well painted, especially when you consider that he is wearing such a lot of black. The cosmic cube has a nice glow effect to it as well!

Conan's Foes by taochi

Finally, we're taking a peek at some work by taochi and this is another project which has been well-crafted. Here we're seeing taochi working through the whole Conan box and in particular working on a selection of the foes. I was particularly impressed by these Guards!

Conan Miniatures #1 by taochi

This uniform paint scheme across the board is very easy to replicate quickly and I think that the way it has been done is nice for board game figures. You need something which looks impressive on the tabletop and I think taochi has managed to hit that target here. The same goes for these skeletal warriors...

Conan Miniatures #2 by taochi

I love how decayed and brutalised these skeletons look. There is plenty of wear and tear in the paint scheme which is great to see. Once you start taking a closer look at the models over on the project you'll notice that there is some verdigris in the mix, showing off the decrepit nature of these long-dead warriors.

Suddenly, once painted, you get a really fascinating peek at how this would all look on the tabletop as Conan and his friends clash with these numerous foes.

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