Community Spotlight: Ravaged Star, Kislevites & Paper Craft Napoleonics

January 17, 2024 by brennon

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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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Ravaged Star by soapdodger

We start with some work by soapdodger on some smaller projects. The project that he has started covers a random selection of different projects with the latest set of miniatures covering Ravaged Star. Done for a painting competition, soapdodger has painted up some miniatures from each of the current factions for the game.

Ravaged Star #1 by soapdodger

The painting on these miniatures is brilliant and really highlights the details of the sculpts. I think the purple and the gold are a good shout for this Veil-touched, especially done in that non-metallic metal style that you see here. It runs the gambit between being gold and bone which I think works very well with their chaotic nature. The touches of green here and there help to make the miniature pop and draw the eye to the important bits!

The next of the miniature was this Gorkog!

Ravaged Star #2 by soapdodger

The green is a good choice as a whole for an alien creature slinking around in the depths of space. What elevates the miniature and makes it all the more awesome is the addition of the object source lighting from the pulsating base! It takes things up a notch and works well to add some more colour into the mix without drowning the miniature. You get the sense that those little pustules could pop at any moment!

Last but not least, we have one of the Immari.

Ravaged Star #3 by soapdodger

It's nice seeing how different all of the painting styles are across the miniatures from this range. The first one has that Grimdark feel to it whilst the second is a little more High Sci-Fi. The last miniature, the Immari, feels like it slots into the Industrial Sci-Fi vibe. The beard looks great, the yellow really pops and I like the additional details like the numbering on the gun and the checker pattern on the shoulder pad. The beard is also great which is the key part of painting a Dwarf!


Kasper von Velten by fleboy

Next up, we're merging the worlds of The Mortal Realms and The Old World with a project from fleboy. Inspired by the return of The Old World and Warhammer Fantasy Battles plus the newer range of humans as part of the Cities Of Sigmar, fleboy set about painting up a Kislevite character riding through The Old World to visit Tzarin Katarin.

Kaspar von Velten #1 by fleboy

The project makes use of one of the best miniatures for the Freeguild and with the aid of a few 3D Printed parts and a dip into the bitz box, the project started to come to life. The miniature is based on an actual character from the lore of Warhammer Fantasy who was the Imperial Ambassador to Kislev and it's great to see how close to the artwork fleboy has managed to get the finished miniature (see the project for that!).

Kaspar von Velten #2 by fleboy

There's plenty of bonus detail worked into the finished diorama piece as you can see. The freehand doodles on the banner are great and I like the natural way that the base has been built up. It doesn't feel "fake" if you know what I mean. It feels like it has come together naturally, showcasing Velten riding through the wartorn lands of The Old World.

Kaspar von Velten #3 by fleboy

The little touches of snow on Velten himself also help to add to the narrative and the addition of the Knight's Panther-style shield on the base is a good call back to the book and the escor that Velten had as he headed north to Kislev. It's a great miniature showcasing a fun character I wasn't overly aware of from The Old World and a celebration of both that old lore and the new miniature from Games Workshop.


Papercraft Napoleonics by lonkelo

Last but not least, we're turning our attention from the careful painting of miniatures to the careful use of scissors. lonkelo, inspired by our chatter about Historical wargaming and the Napoleonic period has decided to dive into the period. However, instead of working on plastic miniatures, lonkelo has decided to start working on papercraft miniatures!

Papercraft Napoleonics #1 by lonkelo

The "miniatures" have come from the folks at Peter's Paperboys and it's great to see more of Peter Dennis' artwork popping up in people's projects. Napoleonic Wargaming by Neil Thomas has been used as the lead into the period as well as some helpful advice from some folks within the community.

Papercraft Napoleonics #2 by lonkelo

What has developed in this project is a wonderful look at getting started in the period and also how to work with papercraft miniatures and your scissors. There is some great advice within on the type of scissors that you use, the different techniques that you need to employ and other tips and tricks. If you're tempted to try out a bit of papercraft wargaming then this is certainly the place to go to get your head around how it all works.

What's also nice about the project is that it shows that papercraft miniatures can be put together anywhere. Just take your sheets with you and start cutting! lonkelo demonstrates this with a bit of snipping on the move!

Papercraft Napoleonics #3 by lonkelo

Some of the more recent entries into the project have been around basing for your miniatures and trying out different types of glue. There are some successes and some failures but that's all part of the creative process when you're trying out something new in the hobby. A great project and one that you'd do well to keep an eye on I reckon!

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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