Community Spotlight: Nurglings, Grim Generals & Laying Down The Law

September 1, 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.

Nurglings by robert

We start off things this week with the work by robert which was chronicled over the 40K Hobby Weekend and beyond. Lance and I were blown away by the work that went into painting up these Nurglings and we had to give a golden button to him for the expert use of contrast paints.

Nurglings #1 by robert

These little critters are looking absolutely fantastic and I love that we've got so many different colours on display here. Infestation, disease and pox comes in all sorts of shades and I think that this band of Nurglings really does show that off. Added to that all of the little detail work on the teeth, claws and eyes has really made them pop.

Nurglings #2 by robert

I think the basing is a good neutral choice for these models too. It works as a good frame alongside the black rim to bring the focus towards the colourful Nurglings sitting atop it. It has been fun watching this set of miniatures come to life and I hope that the same care and attention goes into bringing the rest of the Nurgle force to life!

Astra Militarum Generals by reaperfcrew

Next up we're looking at some more Warhammer 40,000 with the introduction of some stunningly well painted Astra Militarum characters for reaperfcrew's army. These grim fellows are going to be leading the way and show that even though you live on a war-torn world you can still make sure your uniform looks good.

Astra Militarum #1 by reaperfcrew

The amount of detail that has been worked into these models is pretty astounding. I love all of the big block colours which have been highlighted in an exaggerated way and then complemented by the bright pop colours of yellow and red on Creed here.

The same can be said of these other two Officers which made it into his army. The green and khaki look could well be said to have had its day by now but I think that the effort put into these models by reaperfcrew show that you can still make Cadians look impressive.

Astra Militarum #2 by reaperfcrew

There are a few more characters previewed over on the project page which is linked above and each of them demonstrates a fantastic level of skill. I would be proud to have these standing far at the back of my Warhammer 40,000 army directing the action. It would be unseemly for an officer to have to get stuck into the fighting right?

Astra Militarum #3 by reaperfcrew

Much like with robert's project I am very interested to see where this goes next. One thing I didn't notice until writing up this post was the fact that we've got soldiers mounted on scenic bases and then on top of a gaming one allowing a little more height. This does mean that if reaperfcrew went with a different basing style for the rest of the army it would make his leaders stand out.

Dredd Characters by januinevision

Last but not least we're looking to the work of januinevision who is going to make a few of you very happy as he looked back at some old Wargames Foundry Dredd models and painted them up.

Foundry Dredd Miniatures #1 by januinevision

His time has recently been put into painting up Judge Dredd, Judge Death and Anderson for use in some games on the tabletop. These were painted up for a client and I can imagine there is one very happy customer out there right now.

Foundry Dredd Miniatures #2 by januinevision

Whilst these are still some of the more comically proportioned models out there with an old school look I think the painting here is top-notch and has really brought out the finer qualities in the sculpts. You have to give props to januinevision for the work on the non-metallic metal work here and there too.

Foundry Dredd Miniatures #3 by januinevision

One of the big things has been moving them from their old tabs onto these new bases from Micro Art Studio and I think it really helps to give another level of personality to the models. You suddenly imagine them scrapping in the depths of some horrible superstructure.

The facial details have also been picked out really well across the range, be that with Dredd and Death or Anderson here.

Foundry Dredd Miniatures #4 by januinevision

They feel a lot like they have been ripped from the pages of a graphic novel thanks to the smoother and more muted tones used across the model. I think with the new Judge Dredd game just around the corner from Warlord Games there are going to be some more 2000AD fans getting their old models painted up in time for it.

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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!

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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