Community Spotlight: Iwo Jima With A Twist, Tavern Patrons & Tiny Westeros Armies

June 22, 2020 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...

Community Spotlight: Iwo Jima With A Twist, Tavern Patrons & Tiny Westeros Armies

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Iwo Jima Diorama by zinge

We start with something a bit funky and different from zinge. Here we have their Bitz Box Raid which ended up bringing a fantastic diorama to life which might be a little familiar to some. See what you make of these different Warhammer 40,000 armies raising a flag on an alien world.

Iwo Jima Diorama #1 - zinge

This is a really fun little project which saw a range of miniatures from the collection getting turned into the diorama here. Space Marines, Orks, Imperial Guardsmen and Eldar are all working together whilst a Gretchin just watches from the side (as is rather fitting). I like the attention to detail based on the original monument and how it has been translated over into the grimdark future.

Iwo Jima Diorama #2 - zinge

This is a great project which properly drives home the idea of it being a Spring Clean Challenge. There was a bunch of awesome miniatures that got tweaked and turned into something very different which would be awesome to see displayed on the mantlepiece. I even like the strange and quirky alien creatures bouncing their way into the frame on the right-hand side of the diorama.

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This is something a little different but I think the effort that has gone into this and the end result is fantastic. I'd like to see more people doing something like this with their old disagreed miniatures. Grab some terrain, bring a few elements together and then throw them together to make something new and unique. I could also see this being fun as a prize for someone at the end of a tournament or something too!

Dunkeldorf Diaries by commodorerob

Next up, we're heading to the town of Dunkeldorf and the painting of commodorerob who has been working on some miniatures from the King Games collection. Here we have a few of the metal miniatures from the previous Kickstarter with their new one in full swing right now too.

Dunkeldorf Diaries #1 by commodorerob

I am a big fan of these miniatures which do the whole grimdark and Warhammer thing with a little twist. If you were looking through the old Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play Rulebook for 1st and 2nd Edition then these characters would not look out of place, drawn from those pages and turned into NPCs and characters for your games. Also, commodorerob has done a wonderful job on these miniatures, throwing in a lot of vibrant colours and working on little details here and there which push these models to the next level.

Dunkeldorf Diaries #2 by commodorerob.jpg

It is pretty awesome seeing how commodorerob has painted up these miniatures and gone for something a little different compared to other people I've seen. I think the colour choices really work and mean that as well as working for the Old World, these could find a place in all manner of settings too. I also really like the stone bases which reflect the streets of Dunkeldorf.

I'm also going to say, congratulations on that striped apron. I have been nowhere near as ambitious with my models but this looks very cool.

Dunkeldorf Diaries #3 by commodorerob

If these miniatures appeal to you then make sure to check out more from the project above where commodorerob goes into detail about the models and painting them. You can also check out their Prancing Peacock Kickstarter to find out more too.

A Game Of Tiny Thrones by firelock22

Finally, we're turning to the tiny world of Westeros as firelock22 impresses us once again with some painting but in the tiny scale of 6mm! Here we have some different armies painted up to represent the kingdoms of Westeros as they battle for control of the land in Dragon Rampant and Kings Of War.

6mm Game Of Thrones #1 by firelock22.jpg

The first image is for the Lannisters who are riding into battle with their deep blood red shields on display. I love the way that the main colours of the Lannisters have come to the fore, showing off a little bit of that gold on their armour and on the banners too. You can pretty much tell that that's a lion standing rampant and fluttering in the breeze.

Whilst Westeros features heavily, there is also the forces from across the sea too. Here we have the Unsullied, marching out across the sands to do the bidding of Daenerys Targaryen. Once again, you could tell who these were straight away based on the paint scheme which is great when looking at tiny armies.

6mm Game Of Thrones #2 by firelock22.jpg

Finally, we also have the Knights Of The Vale who are riding down from the hills in order to purge their enemies from their lands and secure it against invaders. The fluttering banners, deep blue and silver accents really make these miniatures pop.

6mm Game Of Thrones #3 by firelock22.jpg

I have always been fascinated by gaming in this smaller scale and seeing armies like this doesn't help my shiny syndrome. I'd love to see someone showing off some of the massive battles from A Song Of Ice & Fire in 6mm. Make sure to check out the project in more detail above to see more of the armies from Westeros.

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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