Community Spotlight: Judges, Gangers, WWII Tanks & Wise Wizards

January 19, 2020 by crew

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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 pieces this week...

Community Spotlight: Judges, Gangers, WWII Tanks & Wise Wizards

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Judge Dredd by guillotine

We're delving into this week of awesomeness within the Projects system as we're taking a peek at the work of guillotine who has been working some miniatures from the world of Judge Dredd by Warlord Games for the new game.

Judge Dredd #1 by guillotine

These miniatures have been painted up very nicely indeed with a good mix of bright and darker tones across the models. I think that the scheme as a whole is a lot less 'in your face' than others that I've seen and whilst I know that works for the world of Judge Dredd, I think this is a really nice way to approach the range.

This kind of muted tone also comes across in another of the miniatures here, Judge Death. I get the idea of an almost quirky 'faded comic' look to these characters as if they have been drawn from the pages of a book which has been sitting on someone's shelf for decades.

Judge Dredd #2 by guillotine

Things then get even more awesome as we're looking towards the Gangs which the Judges are having to fight against on the streets of Mega-City One. Take a peek at just some of the miniatures from guillotine.

Judge Dredd #3 by guillotine

Here is where we're seeing a few more of those brighter colours. I think that the style has persisted though and I like that everything here feels like it has been taken from a coherent world. I think this particular take on the models also shows off the details a little more too. Interestingly, the very bright colour schemes out there tend to obscure some of the details whereas this shows off all the nooks and crannies in the character's kit!

Flames Of War Tanks by wolfch

Next, we're heading to World War II and delving into the painting by wolfch as they show off their work on a new Flames Of War project. The Late War is calling and these tanks are looking absolutely amazing.

Flames Of War Tanks #1 by wolfch

The work here has gone into some of the Allied tanks which are going to be making up a larger collection which spans the likes of the Soviets, British, US and the Germans. That means there are a lot of tanks still to go and you can see what else is on the painting table as part of the project linked above.

Flames Of War Tanks #2 by wolfch

One thing I would say about the painting here is that it has given the tanks a really realistic look. I love that these tanks look battered and smashed up from time on the front and there is plenty of dirt and grime worked into the gubbins. I really don't like looking at tanks which seem like they have just rolled off the production line, especially in World War II.

Tanks as a whole are always fun to see painted up, even though I am more of a fan of the soldiers in the dirt most of the time. I'm sure those with more learned minds will have much more to say as part of this project!

Bones Wizards by maledrakh

Finally, we're turning to the world of Fantasy with maledrakh who has painted up some wonderful Wizards from the folks at Reaper Miniatures as the Istari from The Lord Of The Rings.

Wizards #3 by maledrakh

This selection of miniatures have come together wonderfully and I think it proves just how awesome it is to paint up miniatures which feature both beards and robes. You can get so much out of your miniatures like this with the aid of some big poppy colours, chunky highlighting and deep shading. I think the characters look fantastic and give you a fun insight into each of their characters.

Wizards #1 by maledrakh

As someone who really loves The Lord Of The Rings, seeing these characters painted up like this is superb. It is also nice that as well as Radgast, Saruman and Gandalf, we've also got Pallando and Alatar who are the forgotten Blue Wizards from the world of Middle-earth!

Some fantastic painting which has really got me thinking about painting up more from this world!

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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