Community Spotlight: Kitbashing Bugs, An Undead Horde & Riders Of Rohan!

February 21, 2024 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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Kitbashed Tyranids by TrojanTurps

We start off this week's Community Spotlight with a look at the work of TrojanTurps who has been doing some great work kitbashing their way through a Tyranid army. Tyranids are a fascinating alien faction in Warhammer 40,000 and there's no reason why they should all look the same. So, TrojanTurps has dived in and started mashing together limbs, heads and more to make some fascinating new miniatures.

Kitbashed Tyranids #2 by TrojanTurps

As well as being kitbashed for use in games of Warhammer 40,000, these miniatures are also going to be finding their way into tabletop roleplaying games as big beasties that unfortunate heroes are going to come up against. I like that there are so many different ways that the Tyranids can be assembled, taking silhouettes that will be familiar from the Leviathan set and tweaking them. There are some great extra limbs here and there as well as some utterly wild creations.

I mean, look at this mad creation!

Kitbashed Tyranids #1 by TrojanTurps

This is a proper beast that looks like it might have wormed its way out of a H.R. Giger painting. I like that you've got all of the claws at the base but then loads of additional arms and such reaching forth from the back of the beast. You could imagine all manner of heads and mouths opening up all over the place, representing the many ways that this creature could chow down on you.

Kitbashed Tyranids #3 by TrojanTurps

There are great miniatures in this set and I like the idea of saying "sod the rules" to make a force that suits TrojanTurps' needs as both wargaming miniatures and for use beyond the battlefields of the Grimdark Future. Of all the armies in Warhammer 40,000, the Tyranids seem the best suited to doing this and maybe this will inspire some folks to go and do something similar!


Undead Horde by Lovecraft2020

Going from a new game to a game that's both new AND old. Lovecraft2020 is starting work on an Undead army for use in Warhammer: The Old World. This is a mixture of different miniatures from various creators that are coming together to create a fun new army for use in the reborn rank and flank wargame.

Old World Undead #1 by Lovecraft2020

There are some great Orc Skeletons which I think have come from Avatars Of War. I love the idea that you don't need to just settle for human undead nowadays with lots of other options out there. I think the down-and-dirty look of these miniatures is perfect for The Old World and I can imagine these looking ace when ranked up on the battlefield.

There are also some North Star Military Figures Skeletons that were created for Oathmark but work well for pretty much any Fantasy wargame. The armour and weapons on these skeletons have that proper ancient feel to them which makes them a perfect addition to a Necromancer or Vampire's horde.

Old World Undead #2 by Lovecraft2020

Last but not least, we've also been seeing some of the twist Ghouls coming to life for this Old World army. These aren't quite the old classic metal Ghouls but they look nice and should be good, bounding into battle alongside the rest of your shambling army.

Old World Undead #3 by Lovecraft2020

There are plenty more miniatures to go and check out over on the project so make sure to dive in. The choice of colours across the force works well and they have something of an arty vibe to them which comes through in the weathering and detail work on the miniatures. It is making me want that Vampire Counts army I wanted in 8th Edition!


Riders Of Rohan by guillotine

Last but not least, we have some Riders Of Rohan thundering across the plains from guillotine. I am a massive fan of Rohan in Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game and in The Lord Of The Rings as a whole and so was blown away to see the finish on these Riders who are joining guillotine's army.

Riders Of Rohan #1 by guillotine

I think the paint job on the horses is great and shows some properly detailed nags. You've also got lots of detail on the riders themselves which matches well with the look of the Riders from the movies. I also like that there is plenty of detail going into the faces including lots of different hair colours, beards and even some eyes here and there!

Riders Of Rohan #2 by guillotine

The basing also deserves a big shout-out. It could have been an easy route to just do the traditional rolling field but I think the rocks, scrub and various materials that have gone into the bases help to sell the more realistic look of the miniatures. It very much captures the rolling hills of Rohan that you see in the movies and artwork.

Riders Of Rohan #3 by guillotine

I now really want to head off and collect together some of my unpainted Rohan miniatures so I can get to work on them and start expanding my collection. Oh, and how nice is that Jon Hodgson backdrop for taking pictures against?!

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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