Community Spotlight: Harlequins, Warriors Of Minas Tirith & Sci-Fi Terrain!

November 16, 2022 by brennon

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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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The Wild Hunt Harlequins by chis

We start off this week with a look at some excellent conversions from chis. They have been inspired to create their own Harlequins army for Warhammer 40,000 but with a bit of a twist. The Harlequins have always been a rather unique force and chis is taking it to the next level with his Wild Hunt.

The Wild Hunt #1 by chis

These miniatures are a bit of a mix of different kits. There are some Harlequins in there of course from Warhammer 40,000 but then you've also got some elements of the Wood Elves from Blood Bowl finished off with some Dark Elves and a Forge World piece or two.

The idea was inspired by seeing the Wood Elves from Blood Bowl and wondering whether or not these Harlequins could end up being Exodite Wardancers that follow the legendary Kurnous, God Of The Hunt. I always like miniatures that have got a little bit of fae folklore in their DNA and these certainly tick those boxes.

The Wild Hunt #2 by chis

The conversions have come together really nicely and I think they work exceptionally well. The Wood Elves' athletic and balletic acrobatics work super well for the Harlequins and give them a lot more dynamism. Also, going with that blocky colour scheme that echoes carnival attire works really nicely and I don't think it matters that there aren't any of the classic diamond patterns on show. These look exceptionally detailed!

The Wild Hunt #3 by chis

There is still plenty to be done on these miniatures including a variety of characters. But, work is progressing well and it has been interesting seeing what over kits are being introduced into the mix to bring these to life. For example, some Narmati Reavers from Age Of Sigmar are now on the chopping block and a few 3D Printed elements too.

I wanted to highlight this project because it shows off how inventive you can be if you go down the route of playing around with conversions. I think it works particularly when you play around with an army like the Harlequins where the army as a whole is full of unique individuals and fits that "elite" slot where you're not having to worry about too many miniatures.


Minas Tirith Warriors by collins

Next up, we're seeing more love for Middle-earth which is never a bad thing in my book. Here, we have the final look to collins' army of Minas Tirith Warriors that are going to be defending the city against Sauron's Orcs.

Minas Tirith Army #1 by collins

This collection has been coming together nicely for a little while now and most recently, collins took some glamour shots of the miniatures they have been working on. I like how quickly the warriors of Minas Tirith come together with liberal amounts of metallics and that that striking black-and-white finish to their shields and banners.

Minas Tirith Army #2 by collins

I also really like the way that the basing has been done for these warriors. Good old wallpaper has come to the rescue here and manages to totally nail that look of the flagstone streets of Minas Tirith. You could certainly see these warriors stood up on the walls or down on the courtyard, desperately trying to keep the Orcs out of the city.

Minas Tirith Army #3 by collins

A good mix of character miniatures, core infantry and thundering cavalry have made the cut so far and as a whole, I think these look fantastic. I would certainly love to see these opposite me on a gaming table in all their shining armour.

There are some great tips and tricks in the project that are worth diving into, especially when it comes to making those horses pop. Make sure to keep an eye out for more as I'd love to see some named Minas Tirith characters making the cut too soon.


Space Station Zero Sci-Fi Terrain by dugthefug1644

Last but not least, we're looking at the work of dugthefug1644 who has been working away on some terrain for a few games of Space Station Zero. We've seen a couple of projects come out for this game recently and it certainly seems like one that wants you to dive into your collection and have fun with what models you have access to. Oh, and do some terrain crafting!

Space Station Zero Terrain #1 by dugthefug1644

For example, dugthefug1644 has been working away on some excellent terrain pieces that could be used in Space Station Zero but also further afield if you liked. First off we have this Alien Engine (above) which looks like some strange device that probably did something horrible once upon a time.

It has been made from all sorts of odds and ends including Necron bits and parts of a stunt car frame. Pill blisters and very tiny glitter balls then make up elements of the base turning it into something a bit strange. I wonder what those balls came from when the machine was working?

There is also this tracked sentry which looks like it has seen better days.

Space Station Zero Terrain #2 by dugthefug1644

This is made out of a whole mess of things once again including a toy gun, plaster holders, toy screwdrivers and things from the bottom of an IT recycling bin. I think this is amazing. I don't have the energy to put together a tree kit and we have dugthefug1644 out here making some amazing terrain from all sorts of odds and ends.

The last of the terrain (for now - there will be more I don't doubt) is this utility vehicle which has been rumbling around the space station for hundreds of years most likely just doing what it can.

Space Station Zero Terrain #3 by dugthefug1644

It is made from bits and pieces from a Tamiya WWII kit plus German tank tracks. It also comes with bits and bobs from all sorts of different places including electrical wires and a DVD case of all things. You wouldn't know until it's revealed but again, that's the magic of pieces like this.

These are no doubt going to see a lot of play in dugthefug1644's games. Talking of games, make sure to check out the Battle Report that dugthefug1644 has included in their project and a deeper look at their crew that is being used for gameplay.

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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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