Community Spotlight: Plaguefleets, Hive City Saloons & Quirky Fantasy Characters

June 22, 2018 by brennon

Welcome back to the Community Spotlight for this week where we've been looking at more of your awesome Projects and such from the website.

It's time to hand out some Golden Buttons to some of you amazing hobbyists who have been giving us loads of inspiration.

Plaguefleet Of Nurgle by jocke

The first project we're going to be looking at comes from jocke who has been going through crafting this amazing Plaguefleet of Nurgle for use in Battlefleet Gothic.

Plaguefleet Of Nurgle #1 by jocke

You can see the finished set of ships above, complete with a simple paintscheme that makes great use of the off-green that you see on the armour of the likes of the Deathguard. Things are then multiplied and emphasised when you see how the gribbly bits have worked out with lashing tentacles wrapping their way around the craft.

As with all good projects, jocke has also been going into detail about how these ships came to life as well. You can see the growth of these pustulated ships from conception through to painting.

Plaguefleet Of Nurgle #2 by jocke

Battlefleet Gothic certainly had a very distinct visual style and I think this is a good way of adding serious character to your miniatures, giving them a proper themed feeling. I particularly liked the strange pox-like nebula that is hanging around the base of the ship in the first picture - you could imagine it passing through a noxious part of space.

Underhive Saloon by templar5836

Moving on, and yet keeping within the grimdark world of the 41st Millennium we are looking at some terrain for use in Necromunda by templar5836. The reason this was picked out was that it really got the grunge and grime of the Underhive right when you're looking at the final presentation.

Underhive Settlement #1 by templar5836

The actual saloon that you see above is the key focal piece that I wanted to draw your attention to. I love the down and dirty look to the shack and the way that those neon letters peek out of the gloom. You could imagine it being a fairly welcome sight down in the Underhive.

More terrain has also been added to the project and you can see his entire tabletop coming to life.

Underhive Settlement #3 by templar5836

He has been doing a lot of scratch building of the terrain which is nice to see. It's good to know that the art of making your own buildings and such hasn't been lost as the hobby has developed. I also really liked these large power cells which could be used as objective markers too.

Underhive Settlement #2 by templar5836

There is a lot more for you to get stuck into when it comes to this project. As well as these pieces we've shown off here there has been a great delve into the techniques and reasoning behind a lot of his choices, making it a great project to follow if you want to build some Underhive terrain of your own.

Darkwoode by Paul Clarke

Last but not least we look to something quirky and awesome, filled with character. Paul Clarke has created this wonderful project based on some of the weird and wonderful models from the Northumbrian Tin Soldier collection. His Darkewoode collection really is looking superb.

Darkwoode Project #1 by Paul Clarke

What I really wanted to highlight here is the painting skill. It really stands out when you see just how much thought and care has gone into choosing the different colours for these characters and how each of them feels like an individual.

Darkwoode Project #2 by Paul Clarke

Yes, there will most likely be better paint schemes out there and such but I think that Paul has managed to achieve a wonderful look to these pieces, giving them a sense of character and charm. He has used a good mix of colours too with warmth clashing nicely against cold bronze or iron.

Darkwoode Project #3 by Paul Clarke

If you want to see some wonderful painting of a great collection, packed with care and attention, then this is one for you. Everything he has worked on tells a story and that's just the miniatures. As you'll see he has also done some sterling work on the terrain and other elements he uses to tell his stories.

A fantastic project filled with exciting ideas on a lesser known range.

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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