Community Spotlight: Masters Of The Universe, Vox Machina & A Wolfy Diorama

February 28, 2024 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 miniature wargaming painting and hobbying this week...


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Masters Of The Universe by taochi

We start this week with a look at some stunning miniature painting for the Masters Of The Universe and the board game from CMON. taochi has been working away on some of the villainous foes that you get as part of the board game, excellent representations of the foes that you'll be facing off against as you dive into the game on the tabletop.

Masters Of The Universe #1 by taochi

taochi has been working on a lot of horrifying The Silver Bayonet miniatures range so it was nice for them to dive in and explore the bright, poppy "Saturday Morning Cartoon" painting style that you get from the Masters Of The Universe range. Skeletor has always been one of my favourite villains and so I thought it was ace seeing the miniature come to life. The bright blue, purple and yellow/green is perfect.

Masters Of The Universe #2 by taochi

All manner of villains from the cartoon have popped up as part of this collection of miniatures and I like that taochi has done such a good job matching the look to their cartoon counterparts. The use of Contrast paints across the collection works well to make the miniatures pop. It's also a good use of these paints for the board game miniatures. Both the main villains and the slightly more fringe characters have made it into the mix here.

Masters Of The Universe #3 by taochi

I like what we're seeing so far and I can't wait to see how the heroes look once they have been given a lick of paint. I still have some of these characters as toys somewhere at my parent's house, locked away in a box somewhere. This is making me feel very nostalgic and I now want to scoop up some Masters Of The Universe miniatures and get them painted up.


Vox Machina by macgothmog

Next up, we're looking at the work of macgothmog who has been painting up some of the awesome characters from the first Critical Role campaign. Vox Machina will always be my favourite band of heroes and it's great to see someone tackling the miniatures from Steamforged Games. I have these sitting in a box somewhere and I think that I've painted Grog, Vex, Trinket and Keyleth but the rest are still sitting unpainted.

Vox Machina #1 by macgothmog

The work that macgothmog has done is fantastic and I love all the details that have been brought to the fore in the painting. The Steamforged Games sculpts were unfortunately a little bit soft when it came to the details and that was a little disheartening. So, seeing someone tackle these miniatures and battle that is great.

Vox Machina #2 by macgothmog

There is a nice breakdown of the painting of the miniatures on the project plus some background on the characters as part of the project which is a nice bonus. I also like that the basing has been done so well here, framing the miniatures wonderfully. I have to also take my hat off to the highlighting and shading here as I think it really makes the miniatures pop.

Vox Machina #3 by macgothmog

All eight of the heroes have been painted up and are looking fantastic. It seems like Dungeonalia was a good excuse to crack out this ready-made band of heroes so that they could take to the tabletop, perhaps in a sidequest or two alongside macgothmog's other heroes. The pile of shame has been mined and some finished miniatures have made it onto the painting table.


The Wolf Of Languedoc by nightrunner

Finally, we look to the work of nightrunner who has come to the end of their mammoth project. This time it's an awesome wolf-based diorama, The Wolf Of Languedoc. This has been based on the Beast of Gévaudan where a Werewolf is terrorising the town of Languedoc in 13th Century France. Taking a cue from The Silver Bayonet, this sees a band of hunters going out into the wilds to deal with the beast.

The Wolf Of Languedoc #1 by nightrunner

As with a lot of nightrunner's pieces, this is superb. I know this one was a bit of a challenge and it was in danger of never being finished at points. I'm glad that nightrunner stuck with the project though and took the time to finish the amazing waterfall and all of the miniatures that come with it. You've got some ace miniatures from the Perry twins as well as a werewolf creature from Reaper Miniatures.

The Wolf Of Languedoc #2 by nightrunner

This is an awesome diorama that is packed with detail. I love that the beast has been "trapped" in the rushing water but even when cornered, it is a force to be reckoned with. The wolf has already claimed some victims it seems with slashes present on the backs of some of the soldiers. Others are getting ready to rush in, weapons at the ready. I fear for these poor soldiers and I think that the village might end up doomed!

The Wolf Of Languedoc #3 by nightrunner

This is a proper labour of love when it comes to diorama work and I think it's a testament to sticking with it and powering through, especially as you face problems or annoyances with a project. There is a full breakdown as to how the project came to life on the link above, including how the waterfall was crafted and more. A fantastic result and hopefully, a fun new diorama awaits!

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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