Community Spotlight: Lamenting The Lamenters, Border Reivers & Miller Miniatures

April 19, 2023 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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Lamenters Diorama by nightrunner

Leading the way for this week we have nightrunner and their amazing Lamenters diorama. This is a piece based on the Badab War and the time when Space Marines fought Space Marines and The Minotaurs found themselves brutally bringing The Lamenters to their knees.

Badab War Diorama #1 by nightrunner

This particular diorama is a brilliant-looking take on the moment where The Minotaurs battled their way through the heart of the Chapter Barque known as the Mater Lacrimarum and destroyed their geneseed stock. The amount of detail that has been worked into the piece here is astounding and I love the addition of all the cabling and the pipes beneath the floor in particular. There are also some excellent bits of detail worked into the background with the glow effects as well.

Badab War Diorama #2 by nightrunner

It's neat to see the detailed work that went into the downed Space Marine as well as the Minotaur that stands above him. You've got the battered banner which is splattered with blood and clear signs of how he has met his end. You get the sense that the Lamenter fought to the last before being brought down by the Minotaur with the power sword.

Badab War Diorama #3 by nightrunner

If you're interested in getting a better look at how this diorama was brought to life, there is a good breakdown over on the project link above. It's fascinating seeing the thought process come together for this and the story that nightrunner was trying to tell. The crackle of the plasma/electrical energy in particular really draws the eye.


Border Reivers by panzerkaput

Next up, we're having a look at some of the work by panzerkaput who embraced the Historical once again. Here, they are diving into the excellent range of Border Reivers that you can get from Flags Of War for use in Border Wars. Some wonderful characters have been painted up for this range as well as plenty of time spent diving into the background of the period for newcomers.

Border Reivers #1 by panzerkaput

Panzerkaput dives in and explores the history of the Border Reivers as well as bringing them to life with some great photography. I was really impressed with the array of colours that you see on the different Reivers who have come from various clans and families. It's not what I would have thought about when diving into this. It's fun to get a bit of learning in!

This particular band of characters have been painted up to represent panzerkaput's first warband. This means that panzerkaput can get stuck into some games and do a bit of sheep rustling!

Border Reivers #2 by panzerkaput

This period is that of around Blackadder II where there are plenty of rather ostentatious-looking individuals raiding across the borders of England and Scotland but also across the rest of Britain too. You'd have similar clashes happening amongst families in Ireland and Wales too.

I was particularly taken by the fact that panzerkaput had also painted up some livestock that are worthy of a good rustlin'!

Border Reivers #3 by panzerkaput

You've got to hope that this menagerie of different animals makes their way safely back across the border but if that fails, sticking them with a spear might also be the best way to go. If you can't have them then no one can!

It's always fun diving into panzerkaput's projects as I find that I do some good book learnin' whilst also getting to look at some lovely miniatures at the same time. I will be watching this project eagerly as the Border Reivers period is one that has caught my eye over the last while.


Ian Miller Miniatures by demonsub

Last, but not least, we're having a look at what demonsub has been getting up to. They have been inspired by some miniatures that were designed in the style of Ian Miller's artwork and has been working out the best way to bring them to life. It seems like the experiments are going well.

Ian Miller Miniatures #1 by demonsub

The current vibe seems to be to go with a drybrushed effect on the miniatures to get those core colours down that are so present in Ian Miller's artwork. That often means pinks and purples alongside swirls of blue, grey and white. Contrast paints have then been used to really make the miniatures pop just like in Miller's art pieces.

Ian Miller Miniatures #2 by demonsub

It looks spot on for what demonsub was trying to achieve with his miniatures. When you compare it to some of the reference material that demonsub has as part of their project, it really feels like it nails the Miller vibe and would look incredibly striking on the tabletop.

Ian Miller Miniatures #3 by demonsub

There are a few more miniatures available for you to go and take a peek at over on the Project linked above. Whilst these might end up not being the final look for these miniatures, it serves as a good starting point for demonsub to work up from. This obviously works for display purposes but I also think these would be great when brought together into warbands and gangs in a tabletop game. As long as the painting style was the same across your entire force, it would work really well!

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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