Community Spotlight: Oldhammer Armada, Deadly Maul & The War Of The Roses

July 5, 2023 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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Oldhammer Armada by firelock22

We start off with something a little bit new and a little bit old at the same time. firelock22 has been inspired to head out on the high seas with their old Man O' War miniatures. But, instead of playing the classic Oldhammer game, they are looking to dive into a bit of Armada (from Mantic Games) using those old miniatures.

Armada #1 by firelock22

The miniatures from the old game have been updated and added to new bases which match the game mechanics of Armada. As firelock22 has mentioned, there is a lot less to keep an eye on when it comes to counters and such when playing Armada so it seems like a good move to dive into a new game. There is already a good selection of ways to represent the old Warhammer factions in Pannithor so it should be an easy way to port things over (hah).

Armada #2 by firelock22

The miniatures have been painted up really nicely and we've already seen a bunch of miniatures popping up representing vessels from the Dwarfs, Elves and Humans. A lot of the miniatures are the old plastics from Man O' War and there are even some nice pieces of terrain too.

Armada #3 by firelock22

Another of the things that caught our eye was the way that the water has been done. The water texture is AK Water Gel which looks superb and is perfect for creating a dark and stormy sea. Some of the smaller bases have then been done with AK Acrylics Sea Gel. You'll see some neat metal miniatures in the collection too and also some notes on which ships are being used to represent certain vessels in the Armada rules.


Star Wars: Shatterpoint by elmir

elmir has turned his attention from painting the amazing miniatures from Dystopian Wars and Wild West Exodus and is now painting miniatures from Star Wars: Shatterpoint. They got their hands on the Starter Set but the Separatists in particular.

Star Wars Shatterpoint #1 by elmir

For example, elmir has brought his skills to bear on Super Tactical Droid Kalani here and I think this fellow looks brilliant. The non-metallic metal looks great and it takes a lot of skill in order to get that level of finish! The bonus amount of detail worked into Kalani to break up the "grey" then draws the eye.

Star Wars Shatterpoint #2 by elmir

I also like the laser burns that you can see in the base. It grounds the miniature in the moment and builds on his proud bearing as the shots come ringing in around him. He cares not of course and is simply ordered his Battle Droids to step in the way and take the shots for him no doubt!

elmir hasn't just been working with the Separatists though and has also been working on Maul and his Shadow Collective. Again, the amount of work on these is stunning and a great use of non-metallic metal used throughout.

Star Wars Shatterpoint #3 by elmir

Maul in particular is looking awesome and I like the detail seen in his face in particular. The white-hot glow of the lightsaber is also great and something a bit different. You tend to see lightsabers which are all one colour on these miniatures. I also like that the blaster burns are popping up on the miniatures once more, drawing the entire collection together onto one battlefield.


Wars Of The Roses by pmackay140215

Last but not least, we're looking at the work of pmackay140215. They have been working through a whole host of different projects as part of the Spring Clean Hobby Challenge 2023. One of the projects that caught my eye was their work on the Wars Of The Roses miniatures they have been painting!

War Of The Roses #1 by pmackay140215

They have been painting miniatures from the Perry Miniatures collection and beyond to pack out an army of English soldiers that are getting stuck into a little bit of a civil war. The painting on the miniatures is superb and there are so many little details present in even the rank and file. Additionally, they have also done the bowstrings on the archers which is madness but the right kind of madness.

You'll see a variety of different close-ups of different miniatures over on the project showing off different techniques that they were trying to crack. You'll also note some of the more animated miniatures which have come from the likes of RaggedStaffMinis and Reconquer Designs.

War Of The Roses #2 by pmackay140215

There are some fun experiments in the world of non-metallic metals as well for a couple of the soldiers plus a breakdown of where they want to go using Never Mind The Billhooks. I also really liked the break in the Historical miniature painting to showcase how to make some stunning trees to decorate the wargaming table.

War Of The Roses #3 by pmackay140215

The particular entry breaks down the steps in putting these together and how easy it was to craft a selection of great trees to start off a proper forest on the tabletop. Essentially, pmackay140215 has done a hell of a lot when it comes to the challenge this year and there should be something for everyone in the project!

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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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