Community Spotlight: Infected Invaders, Star Wars Heroes & He Who Shall Not Be Named!

December 21, 2018 by brennon

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Come and join us for another delve into the Forums and 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...

...make sure to always let us know what YOU have been working on and share it across the site.

Gellerpox Infected by maledrakh

We're kicking off this final Community Spotlight for 2018 with a look at the work by maledrakh on more of his Nurgle horde, specifically the Gellerpox Infected from Rogue Trader.

Gellerpox Infected #1 by maledrakh

These miniature were some of the surprise additions to the boxed game when it launched and they immediately had painters getting excited about the prospect of painting them. I think that maledrakh has hit the right note with all of these miniatures here; getting a good sense of their putrid and deathly aura whilst also adding in splashes of alien colour too.

Gellerpox Infected #2 by maledrakh

You can see what I mean on the miniature above where you've got this dying flesh across the majority of the miniature then blended in wonderfully with the bright colours of mutation. The blues and purples work as bruising and match well with the Nurgle theme whilst also working as a spot colour.

Gellerpox Infected #3 by maledrakh

This wonderful painting style has carried across into all of the miniatures from the set. As maledrakh himself says in the Project linked above this range really does have a big dose of John Blanche about it and I think that the colours he chose here work well with the kind of reference material that exists out there.

This arty style to the painting is what I appreciate. They look like the toys that the official paint schemes can represent and instead produce creatures that would be at home in a nightmare.

Spectre Squadron by collins

Next up we're looking to some Star Wars from last week that we peeked at on the Hobby Hangout. collins has done a superb job working on these Imperial Assault characters from Fantasy Flight Games' range.

Star Wars Spectre Squadron #1 by collins

The thing that really caught my eye here was the use of colour. These characters come from the expanded universe of Star Wars which is presented in an animated style and so the painting here has reflected that really nicely. I love seeing all these bright colours which tend to stand in opposition to the more neutral palette of the Star Wars movies.

Star Wars Spectre Squadron #2 by collins

There are plenty of unifying colours being thrown into the mix here which I like. You have the orange/yellow which ties the team together but then plenty which sets them apart. The work on the alien skin patterns here stands out nicely as does the fact that collins was able to pick out those eyes!

Star Wars Spectre Squadron #3 by collins

It's well worth checking out more of the work by collins over on the What Are You Painting Now? thread where he has been showing off more of these characters.

A special nod should go to the use of the clear bases which I think really works when you're looking at Sci-Fi miniatures, especially for board games. I think it makes things look much more dramatic on the tabletop!

Voldemort by jayadan

Lastly, we're turning our attention to jayadan who has painted up the masterful Voldemort miniature from the Knight Models team. Take a look at this!

Voldemort by jayadan

I've talked before about how Voldemort and his Death Eaters pose a problem for painters because there's a lot of black in the mix. I think the key to painting them is similar to what jayadan has done here, using lots of other cool colours to elevate the black to the next level.

The greens, blues and whites used here all serve to help make the miniature look more cinematic. They also reflect of course Voldemort's dark origins as part of Slytherin, a nice call back to his youth as Tom Riddle.

Nagini then stands out as a point of contrast to Voldemort with her warmer colours showing just how dramatically evil Voldemort is. jayadan also took things to the next level with a painting tutorial which you can see below.

If you've got the plums to put your skills to the test on a video we'd love to see more people documenting the process like that. We also love seeing what people have been doing when it comes to painting these Harry Potter miniatures - you've all gone wild for it!

A Symphony Of Editing

Also, wonder who makes all those awesome graphics for Community Spotlight? Well, as an extra treat this year here is Lance showing off his skills...

I think a round of applause should go to Lance for all the hard work he does!

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!

What do you think of the entries this week?

"See You In 2019!"

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