Community Spotlight: Space Rodents, Brutal Warbands & Spooky Sewers

May 8, 2019 by brennon

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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.

Space Mice by paperwarrior

The first of the cool projects we're going to be looking at comes from paperwarrior. Here we have a rather awesome Space Marine conversion which is totally up my street. Forget the Biker Mice From Mars, here we have Space Mouse Adventures!

Space Mice #1 by paperwarrior

These awesome and quirky miniatures have been sculpted and painted up by paperwarrior to use with the Necron board game that came out last year. Each of these characters has been given a fancy new helmet which can house their ears and snouts!

They look even cooler in this awesome glamour shot that was set up by paperwarrior! I think the painting of the miniatures as a whole is really good but the extra level of conversion that went into the models really pushed these to the next level.

Space Mice #2 by paperwarrior

Being inventive and making games your own is what more of us should be doing. It's nice to see someone who took an idea, ran with it and executed it in an awesome fashion. I think you'd all agree that Warhammer 40,000 needs more anthropomorphic animal soldiers.

HATE Warband by maledrakh

Next up we're looking at some work on this warped and twisted warband from CMON's HATE by maledrakh. We checked out this set of miniatures last week on Hobby Hangout but I think it deserved a golden button too.

HATE Tribe #1 by maledrakh

The Tribe Of Sarrassa are an interesting one for HATE in that they bring together the idea of the undead with that of twisted plant monsters and swamp denizens. I think the designs from the artwork have been given a lease of life here on the tabletop with these monstrous warriors and their leader.

HATE Tribe #2 by maledrakh

The pale and deathly flesh that you can see poking through the foetid undergrowth on the models marks them out as human, at least somewhere underneath all of that rot, and I think there is a real sense of horror about them as a whole which is rather epic.

The HATE artwork and by extension the game is very evocative and brings a lot of new techniques into the fold for miniature painters. In addition, whilst it might at first seem odd I think that the flowery bases are a really nice canvas for the tribe to stand upon, totally at odds with their rotting persona.

Brush With Death Diorama by baronvonuppercase

Last but not least we're looking at the sterling work by baronvonuppercase on this finished diorama for Mantic Games' Brush With Death painting competition for 2019. Check this out!

Sewer Diorama #1 - baronvonuppercase

A lot of work has gone into the terrain piece, first of all, adding lots of little narrative cues into the brickwork and such. You also get a real sense of light and dark within the diorama as object source lighting has been used to create a real contrast between what has been illuminated (painted in a traditional way) and also what else is shrouded in darkness (given a blue hue).

You can click on the link above for more close-up images of this diorama but I think it's blooming awesome. The water effect has come out well and you can sense the tension in the piece too as that Dwarf wanders in the darkness in search of sneaky goblins.

An amazing piece and we hope it goes down well as part of the Mantic competition!

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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