Community Spotlight: Mighty Gods, Evil Dwarves & Wasteland Terrain

April 27, 2020 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 pieces this week...

Community Spotlight: Mighty Gods, Evil Dwarves & Wasteland Terrain

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Mythic Battles Characters by lukeprior1

We have some awesome Fantasy goodness to start things off this week as we look at some work by lukeprior1 for Mythic Battles: Pantheon. Recently, he has been using the project to work on some of the miniatures which have remained in the box for a long time. We start with Zeus!

Mythic Battles #1 by lukeprior1

I really appreciate seeing people tackle these models with a 'realistic' look to them. I chickened out of doing that and so painted up the models to look like statues which had come to life. Seeing the work by lukeprior1 and others really makes me want to come back and paint them up in a style like this. I absolutely love the work on the musculature and the way that the armour has been given that ancient look.

The awesome painting continues as we look at another of the Gods he has been working on, Hades.

Mythic Battles #2 by lukeprior1

There is a nice contrast between the style used for Zeus and what we're seeing here for Hades. The pale skin matches with his life stuck in the underworld and I think purple is a great choice for his clothes. It gives him a regal quality but also plays into the imagery of death and darkness. Those red eyes are also very ominous indeed!

Finally, from my selection of miniatures at least, we also have this brilliant take on Prometheus.

Mythic Battles #3 by lukeprior1

Now that is epic. I love the transition between the regular skin on his body through to the fiery foot and hands. The way the lava has come together is also brilliant and it's neat to see that lukeprior1 has worked on layering it up from its smouldering undercurrent through to the crust on the top. I do also love a good beard on a miniature and lukeprior1 has done a great job on this one!

Evil Dwarves by seldon9

Next up, we have some work by seldon9 which takes a walk on the wild side. Here we have his painting on a selection of miniatures (some of which are from Scibor) which are perfect for creature an evil collection of Dwarves!

Evil Dwarves #1 by seldon9

It's hard to make dark colours look right on models, especially since more often than not you'll end up just making them look black! However, seldon9 has done a really nice job here on making sure that each of the different aspects of the model come through. You can tell where the metallic work end and the skin begins for example. I also absolutely love the object source lighting on that Dwarf in the middle!

This isn't all that seldon9 has been working on either. He has also been tinkering around on all manner of other models throughout the past few weeks including these grim and resolute looking warriors who are ready to take a stand against their foolish kin. That banner, in particular, is insanely awesome.

Evil Dwarves #2 by seldon9

Finally, you've also got this hellish beast which has been summoned from the forge and is seeking our souls to reap. Again, I love the work on the flames here and how it feels like it is radiating heat.

Evil Dwarves #3 by seldon9

Evil Dwarves have never truly caught my eye despite my love of the beardlings but this set of miniatures does make it more enticing a prospect! As always, you can dive into more from the project link above and see what else seldon9 has been working on.

Fallout Terrain by darkdanegan

Finally, we're looking at some amazing terrain work by darkdanegan for the expansive world of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. This very nice photography shows off how much detail has been worked into the collection from Modiphius which makes Fallout pop on the tabletop.

Fallout Terrain #1 by darkdanegan

The photography here really works to make it look like a natural scene and makes the painting pop equally as much too. I like the subtle amount of weathering and ageing which has been done to the terrain which gives you an indication of what these vehicles and larger buildings used to look like before time reclaimed them.

It seems a weird element of the terrain to pick out but I really do like these boxes!

Fallout Terrain #2 by darkdanegan

Again, I think the thing that makes them pop is the way they have been shaded and detailed to make them seem realistic. They also work really well against the other miniatures that have been painted by darkdanegan so it all feels like part of a coherent world.

It also really makes you want to dive in and have a root around yourself on the tabletop. I want to crack open those drawers and tinker on that computer terminal to see what's hidden inside!

Fallout Terrain #3 by darkdanegan

Skirmish games like Fallout: Wasteland Warfare really live or die based on the way you craft terrain for them and how much interaction it provides for the players, at least in my opinion. So, seeing some great terrain like this is very inspired and hopefully leads to some great games being played out on the tabletop.

It also works really well against the texture of the game mat too which is always nice to 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!

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