Community Spotlight: Sculpting Faeries, Creepy Dolls & A Rustcrawler!

July 7, 2021 by brennon

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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Sculpting Faerie-kin by irishsteve

We start with something a little bit different when it comes to Community Spotlight. irishsteve, also known as januinevision has been having a pop at a bit of sculpting. The first attempt was based on an old piece of art for a Faerie-kin creature and I reckon it turned out pretty well.

Faerie-kin #1 by irishsteve

This particular piece was sculpted over on Twitch which is neat and it was fun seeing how the process all came together. From something that began as a sketch, it was neat to see the process of working with the armatures through to the final product.

Faerie-kin #2 by irishsteve

Sculpting feels like one of those disciplines which is a little bit like magic. It's pretty fascinating seeing how people can take an idea and turn it into reality. A big part of it is probably trying, failing and working out where you can improve. A bust is probably a good start!

Faerie-kin #3 by irishsteve

As mentioned, I think this turned out really nicely as a miniature. There is definition in the body, the face, those floppy ears and that smirk. It would be fun to see where the next step in this sculpting journey goes and we'll be sure to check it out!

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Little Alice by blinky465

Next up, we're revisiting the world of electronics with blinky465. Normally blinky465 tinkers with lights but this next project took a creepy miniature and turned it into a funky "music box" with a little bit of a twist.

Little Alice by blinky465

The finished miniature is looking pretty good anyway. I always like seeing what blinky465 does when it comes to his paint jobs. But, this miniature went to the next level once music and a quirky bit of electronic engineering were added into the equation.

A great looking miniature with an inspired bit of extra work going into the finished product. Again, a neat use of the projects system to show off something you don't normally see. Maybe this will get you to consider doing something with electronics soon too?

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Rustcrawler by davetaylor

Last but not least, we're turning our attention to the work of davetaylor who brought a project back to life as part of the Spring Cleaning Hobby Challenge. Back in 2019, davetaylor looked at converting a Venomcrawler from Warhammer 40,000 into an Adeptus Mechanicus creation. Well, he returned this year to show off the finished product.

Rustcrawler #1 by davetaylor

I think the finished miniature looks fantastic and feels like it is very, very on-brand for the Adeptus Mechanicus. I love the tweaks and changes that have been made to the kit-bashed set to create a terrifying creature. You could just imagine this stalking the sands of Mars hunting down errant Servitors and interlopers.

Rustcrawler #2 by davetaylor

A neat mix of metallics here then contrasts well with the deep red of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Mix that in with the fleshy organic bits of the creature and you're reminded of just how weird they are. There is a definitive body horror feel to the miniature which is prime Warhammer 40,000.

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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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