Community Spotlight: Grimdark Leaders, Furry Friends & Deadzone Armies

August 3, 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 miniature wargaming painting and hobbying this week...


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Fabius Bile & Necron Cryptek by joerugby

We start with a bit of the grimdark this time around as joerugby has been playing around with all manner of great looking miniatures from Warhammer 40,000. Recently, they have finished work on the rather epic looking Fabius Bile.

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This is a really neat paintscheme which works well with the artwork that we've been seeing pop up online from the Chaos Space Marine range. I really like the way that they armour contrasts so well with the flayed-skin of that jacket and gives him the air of something a little different from your regular Power Armoured nutjob.

His little thrawl is also rather funky looking and I have to give a tip of the hat to joerugby for doing that excellent work on the vials of liquid which are sloshing around on his back and on Fabius Bile himself.

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This is a great little character collection which tells a story and helps magnify the majesty of the character on the tabletop. As well as this fellow and his comrade you've also got This Necron Cryptek which feels like an apt project to have completed considering the current state of 9th Edition.

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Again, the work here is superb and uses the standard colour scheme of the Necrons that we've come to know and love but does it in style. I particularly like the way that the glow effect has been used in abundance across the model from the little creature beneath him through to the staff, singular eye and the energy radiating from his chest cavity. This is a great miniature to help inspire you to work on more Necrons!


Burrows & Badgers by 144artist

As well as the grimdark future, we also look to the Fantasy world of Burrows & Badgers. Trust me, people have been doing some seriously good work on these miniatures recently which is why they have popped up so often!

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144artist continues to show off why they are a dab hand at painting with some great work on these furry folk. One thing I particularly like about what they have been doing here with this collection is that the colours are still there, but there is a bit more of a muted look to the figures which is more in line with the artwork from the books. There is something nicely grimdark in places here which I think works well.

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There is a really nice collection of painted characters from the range for you to check out on the project link above. Each model has been painted up lovingly and I like all of the little details here and there across them. For example, with the Hare Tavern Keeper above you've got all the stains over his apron.

As well as official Oathsworn miniatures, 144artist also painted up this wonderful little mouse from a paint-and-take collection. There is something very Mouseguard about this fellow.

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Even though the sculpt is different in style, I like the work that has gone into this tiny fellow and the added detail across the fur, pink nose and that tartan cape that he is wearing too. It is these little pieces like this which show off the skill of 144artist and if you'd like to see more, make sure to dive into the project above.


Deadzone Armies by kharegim

Last but not least we've got some Deadzone painting by kharegim who has been working away on an Enforcers army amongst others for use in the game.

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The force was finished off recently and looks pretty darn awesome. I love the way that the white has come out across the collection and the nice contrast you get with the bases and that martian red. The same goes for all of the characters, troops and those bigger walkers in the background which always caught my eye.

As well as the work on the Enforcers, there was also this rather fantastic Veer-Myn army which is also stored away on their projects page. Again, the contrasting colours are what really draw the eye and give you a neat look at the colourful side of Warpath and Deadzone.

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There is much more to enjoy about the project from kharegim too. As well as the painted armies, they actually spent the time putting together a cool solo battle report and not only writing it up from the perspective of a game but also added in some narrative too.

These are always cool to see and reminds me of reading those old White Dwarf battle reports back in the day. Also, the painting doesn't stop there with some shambling infected and undead also springing up!

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This is a really great project for those who want to dive in and explore the world of Deadzone and Warpath and perhaps get some inspiration to start working on their own armies. We should hopefully be hearing more good stuff about this world in the months to come, especially with the Matsudan making an appearance recently.

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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