Community Spotlight: Guardsmen, A Mech Workshop & Squigs Gone Wild

July 27, 2022 by crew

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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3D Printed Guardsman by wrusher

We start off this week with a pretty different project from wrusher. Moving away from their traditional dungeon delving fodder, they instead printed off an Imperial Guardsman and went to work bringing it to life.

3D Printed Guardsman #1 by wrusher

We're always fans of seeing these smaller and more contained projects coming to life. It's nice to see the beginning, middle and end of a project coming together over the course of perhaps a week or so. What's nice about this project is that wrusher breaks down the broad steps that were taken when bringing the miniature to life, starting with that zenith.

The miniature then received a bunch of base coating thanks to the Speed Paint range from The Army Painter (which we think works amazingly over that zenith). This was followed up by some AK Interactive streaking to represent grime.

3D Printed Guardsman #2 by wrusher

All of this came together with a liberal coating of bicarbonate of soda which was then made dirty and nasty thanks to even more grime. This works to show off an officer that has quite literally been through the wars and probably not had a chance to rest in weeks, never mind his horse!

3D Printed Guardsman #3 by wrusher

The finished article looks fantastic and it's nice to see lots of different processes coming together here. There is the 3D Printing, the use of zeniths and Speed Paint to get layers down quick followed by plenty of weathering. It all comes together to produce a great project that wrusher should be very proud of.

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Mech Workshop by caesar

Next in line, we have something from our very own caesar. He has been working on a magnetic wargaming table for a game that they have designed with their brother. Project Firefight's cyberpunk landscape expanded recently with this amazing Mech Workshop.

Mech Workshop #1 by caesar

It's always fun seeing people's larger terrain pieces and this one is right up there. There are so many details to lose yourself in as you delve into the intricacies of the piece. It's particularly nice that that classic Japanese/Manga/Anime aesthetic carries through in the upper levels with the posters and the greenery. It clashes nicely with the dirt and grime of the workshop below.

Mech Workshop #2 by caesar

As mentioned, there is just something fun above diving in and getting your head around the playspaces that people create. You immediately get a sense of the game they are looking to bring to life on the tabletop. In this case, a tight and dangerous skirmish affair!

Mech Workshop #3 by caesar

What's nice about this is the modular nature of it all and how everything is going to slot together. Whilst this is the more recent addition to the project, there are many more tiles and sections of the board that have been coming to life. It will be fascinating to see how it all evolves and develops and maybe we'll even get a peek at some gameplay being played out on it!

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Squigy Orks by grantinvanman

Last but not least, we have some fantastic work by grantinvanman who has been working on possibly the best army in Warhammer 40,000. The Orks of the grimdark future are a hobbyist's dream and this army is full of conversions and fun kitbashes. Just what we like.

40K Orks #1 by grantinvanman

For example, you've got this rather impressive-looking Warboss stomping his way into battle. What struck us immediately about this fellow as the use of such bright colours. The clash between the orange and the bright blue is awesome and certainly makes the miniature stand out on the tabletop.

A particular favourite of the showcases from the project though is this warband. These Squig Kultists are just brilliant and it is so incredibly Orky for them to embrace something like this. What doesn't gnaw your leg off makes you stronger.

40K Orks #2 by grantinvanman

Once again, like the Warboss, you're not going to lose where these models are on the tabletop. I also really like the basing for these miniatures, especially with that toxic ooze and the bonus addition of the mushrooms so things are extra Orky.

Last but not least, at least from our current picks, we have this rather awesome Banner Bearer. Every Ork army needs a Waaagh! Banner to rally behind.

40K Orks #3 by grantinvanman

It was refreshing to read grantinvanman's philosophy behind this army as well. It was all about having fun, converting miniatures and generally enjoying themselves at the tabletop and the painting table. Who cares if you win or lose when you're army looks as good as this?

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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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