Community Spotlight: Oldhammer Ogres, Grim Dwarves & Marvel!

November 24, 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...

Community Spotlight: Oldhammer Ogres, Grim Dwarves & Marvel!

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Oldhammer Ogres by maledrakh

We lead the way this week with a project which is looking back at some classic creatures for use in a range of different Fantasy games. This array of Ogres is already looking rather nice indeed as a starting point.

Oldhammer Ogres #1 by maledrakh

This band of classic ogres certainly have the feel of old school Citadel about them, especially in their proportions. I like that whilst they have an old-style to them the painting has been done with a little bit more of a modern slant. It certainly helps pick out some of the key areas on the miniatures a little more and gives you an idea as to their character and where they might have come from.

maledrakh's project is full of additional pictures of these grim-looking Ogres from times past so it is well worth you diving in and checking out a closer look at some of these characters.

Oldhammer Ogres #2 by maledrakh

These older Ogres remind me a lot of Mordheim and my time spent with that game. You could imagine this lot as a band of mercenary freelancers who were wandering the roads of The Empire looking for work and beating up anyone who forgot to pay them at the end of the day.

Oldhammer Ogres #3 by maledrakh

With the news of Warhammer Fantasy Battle returning (in about four years...) it seems apt that these fellows came back to the fore this week. As I've mentioned above, as you look at each of the individual Ogres you start to notice some nice touches here and there. For example, you've got the striped trousers, the battered edge to the axe and basing which looks very natural and could be used across a range of boards.

Grimdark Dwarf by 144artist

Next up we're looking to a piece which was has come together rather nicely from 144artist. Here we have his work on this Dwarf from Hasslefree Miniatures.

Hasslefree Dwarf #1 by 144artist

I'm not sure how close to being finished this fellow is but I would be very happy to use him in the tabletop that's for sure. I really liked the different mixes of styles here which made me think he would be great to include in a Necromunda gang or perhaps aboard a ship full of pirates heading out to rob and steal from the Imperium.

Hasslefree Dwarf #2 by 144artist

The thing that stood out for me immediately was the choice of colours across the model. I really liked the choice of red and yellow as big poppy colours which helped to contrast against the darker metals used across the sword and pistol. Added to that you've also got a lot of detail going into the face here and picking out that grim expression of resolute anger. I think this fellow is rather cool and different from other 'Dwarves' you might have seen out and about.

Marvel 'Heroes' by chaosgorka

Last but not least we're looking at two characters from the new Marvel: Crisis Protocol release by chaosgorka. This painting machine has been working away on some of the bigger models from the game and here we have Ultron!

Ultron by chaosgorka

This model could easily just look quite flat since he is basically all silver but I think that chaosgorka has added some nice elements to the model which really make him stand out. The more matte finish to the model really helps and builds on the idea of him being synthetic I think. Plus, you've got that expertly done glow of orange and red between the joints which has been done in choice locations to make him pop all that bit more.

We also have chaosgorka's work on Hulk!

Hulk by chaosgorka

In the words of one of my friends when faced by a big Green Dragon "you are very green!" This is a rather poppy choice of green for the Hulk but it certainly works if you're looking to evoke the look of the character from the comic books rather than the darker shades from the movies. I think the muscles have been picked out really nicely here and as a whole, I reckon that Hulk would be exceptionally fun to paint. You could have a lot of fun playing around with washes and shades across the model as you can see chaosgorka has done here along with a final highlight to really make him pop.

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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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