Community Spotlight: Moonstone Troupes, Assassins & Master And Commander!

June 1, 2022 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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Moonstone Troupe by bexx

We start off this week with something to make Gerry and Free squee a little. More Moonstone has popped up in the projects from bexx who has finished painting their first Troupe and is also working on terrain and a gaming board to go alongside them! Moonstone #1 by bexx

The troupe features some familiar faces and it's always nice to see these quirky fellows making their way to the tabletop. I think the green has come out very nicely indeed and I like how it is then contrasted nicely against that bright yellow. It will make them stand out on the tabletop that's for sure!

The little touches here and there make the miniatures pop. In this case, it's the little points of colour from the reds through to the blues and the fact that bexx has also done the eyes! I also liked that all of the paraphernalia in that cloak got picked out, drawing the eye to the details.

What made this collection pop all the more was the addition of some awesome terrain pieces to go alongside the Moonstone figures.

Moonstone #2 by bexx

I love seeing nicely painted terrain that works with the miniatures you're using. As bexx says in their project, it's got a twisted fairytale quality to it which means you can have a lot of fun. The gnarled tree stumps look great but I really liked the tower. I think the extra bits of moss and overgrowth here and there really sell the piece and tie it into a weird Fantasy world. I also liked the shimmering blue/green used for the roofs.

I would love to see more from bexx as this project grows. I am keen to see how the board turns out and maybe even some shots of gameplay!


Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Of Venice by warbossd

Next up, we turn our attention to the scraps between the Brotherhood Of Venice and the Templars in the Triton Noir Assassin's Creed game. warbossd has been hard at work painting up some of the miniatures from the set so that they can play some games!

Assassins Creed #1 by warbossd

I really liked the look of the Assassins that were painted up by warbossd recently. I think the whites look lovely and learn and the reds are stunning! The highlighting and shading is seriously on point. I am a sucker for a hood and a mask on a miniature so these have ticked a lot of boxes for me.

Arrayed against them, we also have a band of Crossbowmen that are going to be patrolling and looking to scupper the plans of the Assassins.

Assassins Creed #2 by warbossd

Again, the poppy colours really work and sell these as board game pieces that you're going to want to locate quickly on the tabletop. Vallejo Model Color was used for the majority of the miniatures but there was also a bit of Army Painter Speed Paint in there as well. I think the final look is great and they stand apart well from the Assassins.

We also got a battle report from warbossd who jumped into a solo playthrough using some of the miniatures that you see here.

Apprentices have to save their Senior Guild Members in the clash above. It's a good, fun video and comes in under half an hour so worth putting on when you're doing some painting.


HMS Surprise For Black Seas by fleboy

Last but not least, we turn our attention to fleboy who has been working on something for Black Seas. Master And Commander is one of their favourite films and so they wanted to bring the ship, HMS Surprise, to the tabletop for use in the game.

HMS Surprise #3 by fleboy

They started out by using their 3D Printer to print off this version of the ship which you can see here and here. More sturdy masts were also required and you can find those here! So, a fun bit of 3D printing to start things off.

...and this is how the final ship turned out! There is a breakdown of how fleboy painted this up but it was done to match the first appearance of the ship in the film.

HMS Surprise #1 by fleboy

I think the colours look great and everything seems very prim and proper. Some might say that everything is looking shipshape! As well as showing off the ship (and it's rigging) here, we also got a look at the ship in its natural habitat.

HMS Surprise #2 by fleboy

I always like seeing masterfully painted ships, especially from the Age Of Sail. I think they look very impressive and you wonder about the time and effort that went into constructing them. You then wonder as to all of the work that had to be done to fix them up once the enemy had blown holes in them!

A really good project that focused on a neat idea. Hopefully, we'll see more from fleboy and perhaps the HMS Surprise in action!

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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!

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