Community Spotlight: Motivational Warcry, Dystopian Fleets & Building Mordheim!

October 5, 2022 by avernos

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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...


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


Warcry Motivational Blog by Draconis

We are starting off with Draconis, long-time viewer first-time projector. Draconis made the mistake of thanking me for winning a prize at which point I demanded a project (as I often do) and shockingly he obliged.

Draconis_Look At It

The plan was to put together a project to get some hobby mojo back and force himself to keep working towards finishing and so far it has certainly done that, even by putting in a small amount of time daily they've managed to complete the bulk of the Warcry box and all the terrain is now finished.

Draconis_By Crom

The terrain has come together beautifully and even though it's a limited colour pallet being used it gives a great basis to build on and overall the consistency of the work has tied together all the different pieces. The subtle red dusting helps to blend it into the mat as well and it shows what can be achieved in a short amount of time. Speed doesn't mean a reduction in quality.

Draconis_Yay I'm A Golden Button

The other reason I was drawn to the project (apart from the prospect of battle reports) is the happy skellybob! Oh no it wasn't that, although I do like that. No it's the presentation of the project. For once I'm not just talking about the photographs in there. The tone of the project is fun but also packed full of helpful advice either in planning your own work, or trouble shooting. If people are just starting into the hobby then I aim them at this.


Dystopian Fleets Hove Into View by British Legion

British Legion's Dry Dock is a fascinating showcase of how to make me cry through excessive productivity. The project kicks off with the Victory Battlefleet from the Crown last December and over 10 months he has produced a Leyte Gulfs worth of boats on a regular basis.

British Legion_Victory Fleet

The Victory fleet is very striking and British Legion's style of presentation has changed slightly over time, the initial videos showed off the fleet and gave us a fly bye of the completed work which is lovely. But by the last video, he's added still images and text so the production has come on leaps and bounds which I really enjoy seeing people's skill sets improve over time. Be it painting or the style.

British Legion_Black Wolf Battlefleet

My favourite fleet has to be the Black Wolf fleet with so much white that can be a total pain to paint he's done an amazing job and really has an artic fleet feel. Heavy industrial meets no nonsense no frills look. They stand in stark contrast to the blackened escorts and submersibles.

British Legion_Anastasia

The fleets look amazing and the most striking thing for me is that he hasn't used one style of painting and just changed the colour schemes, the use of metallic blue on the french fleet is particularly striking and I love the grimy look of the ships. It gives them a realistic used look that is definitely more my cup of tea than a new out of the box look.

British Legion_Chasseur Class

Another great feature is after having a quick chat about the fleet in the video he shows what paints he is using and how the fleet is planned to be painted, so if you're looking to copy a particular painting style the recipe is all there ready and waiting for you to borrow.


Building Mordheim by Lovecraft2020

Our final button winner for this week is Lovecraft2020 and their ongoing attempt to apparently build Mordheim at a one-to-one scale for the tabletop. An amazing feat of architecture is contained within the project and what is even more amazing it appears to have been completed by a cat!

Lovecraft2020_creepy tower

The buildings started off with typical small two-storey tudor-esque ruins, the types that have typified the Old World for decades now. But it wasn't long before Lovecraft2020 began branching out into different styles of buildings, both in shape and materials. The pair of towers showcase this beautifully one being a squat plaster affair and the other a thinner round tower of stone construction.


The work that has been done to build and then paint and weather the terrain is exceptional (we seem to have a lot of exceptional people in our project system) and I love the decaying destruction of the buildings which makes perfect sense for a city that got smashed by a warpstone meteorite! The basing as well helps to tie together the various buildings and scatter so that it becomes part of a greater whole.

Lovecraft2020_the beast

The most recently completed piece is "the beast" a massive attention-grabbing building, that may have belonged to a noble or could have been part of an inn with that coach access in the centre. The work to scratch build and then weather it down is jaw-dropping and I love that Lovecraft2020 has detailed the various stages and even gives tips on how to use oils or make jigs for your own hobby projects. Definitely, one you should be following yourselves!

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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