Community Spotlight: Lannisters, Swarms Of Tyranids & Frosty Buildings

July 31, 2019 by crew

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Come and join us for another delve into the Forums and 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...

...make sure to always let us know what YOU have been working on and share it across the site.

A Song Of Ice & Fire Lannisters by yorick

The first project we're going to be looking at this week is for the A Song Of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniature Games from yorick. He has chosen to take control of the Lannister forces (booo!) but he has done a lot of amazing paintwork on the character and troops so we'll forgive him.

Lannisters #1 by yorick

Some of the best miniatures from the collection are their characters and Jaime Lannister here is looking superb in his gold armour with those flashes of warm red showing through. The flash of blond hair and the smirk on his face have been picked out really nicely as well.

The same goes for more of the characters from the collection as you can see here with Cersei Lannister and Maester Pycelle.

Lannisters #2 by yorick

The red for Cersei's dress is, once again, stunningly done and even though it looks quite simple there has been some good shading and highlighting work going into that. The detail work on Pycelle as well needs to be commended, especially for the beard and around the hems of his robes. It also seems that the Lannisters carry around branded red bottles of poison!

As well as the characters yorick has been working on some of the troops as well as you can see here with these Swordsmen.

Lannisters #3 by yorick

You can tell these soldiers are well provisioned for and get all the best gear from the armoury thanks to the clean look of their armour and weapons. Once again, the red is a lovely shade here and the way the gold/yellow has been picked out works very nicely too. It's a good contrast to the shimmering silver. I really like the contrast you'd get between the Lannisters in their regal red, shining examples of 'virtue' arrayed against the grizzled looking northerners of the Starks.

Tyranids by James

Next up we're looking to not the work of laughingboy but his son, James, who has completed the paint job on his big Warhammer 40,000 army. Choosing Tyranids is no easy task but I reckon that I'd be pleased if this had been my first paint job for an army!

Tyranids #1 by James

I have picked out just a few of the images that laughingboy shared on the forums but I have to say the purple and yellow contrast is stunning. The deeper shade in the middle of the chitinous armour plating works very well against the highlighted ridges and extremities. Match that against the deep purple which has done on very cleanly and the little motes of colour and you've got a wonderful looking army.

This paint scheme doesn't just cover the basics either as some massive monsters also got the same awesome treatment.

Tyranids #2 by James

Again, I would be absolutely chuffed if this had been one of my first armies, especially at eleven years old! The basing is also to be commended with good use of textures and such plus the little tufts to help break things up. As I always say, this also serves very nicely to frame the miniatures.

Tyranids #3 by James

I love seeing this army all arrayed on the tabletop and you can get a bit more of a peek at it over on the link above. I really like seeing the work on the bones, guts and teeth of these creatures too. It really works very nicely and I can't wait to see where James goes next with this.

Frostgrave Terrain by shingen

Last but not least we're looking to some terrain with the work by shingen who has finished painting up a set of Frostgrave terrain that was 3D printed a while ago.

Frostgrave Terrain #1 by shingen

It looks chilly to the touch, which is certainly good praise I'd reckon. The nice mix of contrasting colours in the stonework breaks these up and the way the snow and ice has been applied looks both natural and helps build up a narrative, putting these terrain pieces in the game world.

I would love to play across terrain like that. You can see that this wasn't a quick job either as those buildings are fairly big compared to those regular humans wandering around in the ruins. I think that Barbarian might want to put a shirt on though.

Honourable Mention: Kharadron Bouncy Boii by lancorz

Inspired by work that he'd seen online and simply because he liked these Duardin, Lance set to work turning these pirates and privateers of the skies into quirky oddities with bouncy balls beneath their butts rather than floating above their heads!

Kharadron Bouncy Boii #1 - lancorz

As well as getting a very nice clean paint job across the model, Lance was also able to start practising some Non-Metallic Metals on the pike/spear that you can see here. I think he's done a sterling job and better than I could have attempted. Oh, and of course I did like that bouncy ball!

Kharadron Bouncy Boii #2 - lancorz

I'm not entirely sure that I'd trust him to actually be any good in combat but I love that maybe this aetheric khemist decided to try and use all of that strange magical gas to do something a little more fun. You could imagine him perhaps riding around on this when he feels a bit glum!

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!

What do you think of the entries this week?

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