Community Spotlight: Judge Dredd, The US In Vietnam & Cadia Stands!

December 14, 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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Judge Dredd by spea6712

We start off this week's look at what you've been up to by delving into the Sci-Fi world of Judge Dredd. spea6712 has been working away on a whole host of different miniatures but I wanted to specifically zone in on the work that went into bringing Judge Dredd to life.

Judge Dredd #1 by spea6712

This here shows off Judge Dredd in two different flavours as you can see. The paint scheme was what totally grabbed me because it was approaching painting Judge Dredd from that classic comic book angle. No dark and gritty here when you can get stuck in with a mass of really bright colours. I love how the green, blue, gold and red have all come together to give that spot-on Judge Dredd vibe.

Judge Dredd #2 by spea6712

What's also very cool is how nicely that bike has come together as well. I like all of the clean lines and the added little bits of detail here and there that make it pop. The bits of grime on the guns work really well and I could see Dredd being very happy riding around with this. The brutal grey basing should also suit pretty much every corner of Mega City One as well. Hopefully, we'll see more Judge Dredd in the future!


US Army In Vietnam by thebelon

Next up, we're going to be looking at the work of thebelon who has been diving into the deadly jungles of Vietnam with a whole host of miniatures from Gringo's 40 and more. They have been at this at a while but most recently, a bunch of their US Army troops got finished and are now ready to head out into the jungle.

US Army In Vietnam #1 by thebelon

The schemes came together really nicely on these miniatures and it's good seeing a neat variety amongst the collection as well. The camouflage is subtle but I think that works for these soldiers and I like how it's noticeable but doesn't swamp the miniatures and cause you to lose sight of the details. They also seem like they have been rather easy to paint too with just a few colours required.

US Army In Vietnam #2 by thebelon

There are still some decisions to be made when it comes to the basing but I think the current look with all of that red mud is a great starting point. There could maybe be a few leaves here and there and a bit of jungle foliage and that would set them off nicely. I don't think you'd need to do much either as leaving a bunch of the mud in place still looks good in my opinion.

Talking of things that look good, this is also going back in time a bit but it is well worth having a peek at more from thebelon when it comes to the terrain and such that was built for this Vietnam collection. Here we have a very muddy but defensive position that is no doubt going to come under attack at any point.

US Army In Vietnam #3 by thebelon

As I say, thebelon has been getting stuck into this project for a little while now and it seems a shame not to highlight some of the past work as well as the most recent additions to it. Vietnam is one of those periods of warfare that always seems like it would be fascinating to get into and that hits all the more when you see work like this. It certainly works to get you inspired.


Cadia Stands! by tuffyears

Last but not least, we turn our attention to tuffyears who has been doing another excellent job at painting up an army in short order! It wasn't so long ago that they were working on Leagues Of Votann but they have now been inspired to have a crack at the Astra Militarum too.

Cadian Army #1 by tuffyears

With good use of Contrast/Speed paint, these soldiers of Cadia have come to life rather nicely indeed. I really like how the green and tan look together and even the banner has come out nicely too. I think if you're looking to get your miniatures done and onto the table, approaching your painting like this yields some excellent results and should give you a well-tied-together force in short order.

Cadian Army #2 by tuffyears

The same goes for the rest of the infantry that we've seen coming together from tuffyears. I think the muddy basing that we saw in the first image is a great way to nail those bases quickly and efficiently but it might also be good to see some extra bits and bobs thrown on there too. Still, in the spirit of "get it done!" I think it works really well as it is.

Cadian Army #3 by tuffyears

A bunch of infantry has come to life over on the project AND some of the big guns too. Work is going into making the Sentinels and such pop as well now and it will be interesting seeing how the Contrast/Speed paint works over those larger flat surfaces. It has worked generally well on the big gun as you can see above so fingers crossed! Either way, it's good fun to see that this army has come together so quickly!

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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