Community Spotlight: Rebels, Post-Apocalyptic Mice & Scratch-Built Terrain!

December 22, 2021 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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Star Wars Rebels by collins

collins has been taking a deep dive into Star Wars: Legion and showed off a completed army of 800 points for use in the game. This is a great look at not only putting together the army and painting it up but coming up with ways to use them on the tabletop.

Star Wars Army #2 by collins

There are some awesomely painted miniatures in the mix as part of this set. It shows off just how varied and unique the different Rebel elements can be and how much fun they are to paint up when getting stuck into the hobby.

Star Wars Army #4 by collins

I really like the good mix of different miniatures in here including some fun aliens. Who wouldn't want to introduce this fellow into the mix as a heavy weapons operator for your games of Star Wars: Legion?

One of the nice things about this collection is that it not only contains some familiar faces but also some fun characters from beyond the films. For example, Hera and Cham have been added into the mix here which I think is fantastic.

Star Wars Army #3 by collins

This is a real celebration of Star Wars and the Rebels in particular. I really like the sandy/rock/arid basing idea with the shocks of colourful grass in the mix. I also like that there is a serious amount of different alien troops in the mix taken from other sources. This is the kind of Rebel force that I know a lot of people would want to see more of.

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Aftermath by joshtogo

Next up, we're sticking with something colourful and that's the work by joshtogo and the painting for the Aftermath board game miniatures.

Aftermath #1 by joshtogo

I am a fan of people who paint up a whole boxed set of board game miniatures. I am also a fan of anthropomorphic miniatures. So, when joshtogo added these to their project I was immediately enamoured by them. I think the fur texture has come out very nicely here across the smoother sections of these miniatures. This then works really nicely alongside the leather, metal and other accessories they are each carrying.

Aftermath #2 by joshtogo

It isn't just the main characters getting a look in here. We also have these lovely little fellows with their crossbows and "spears". I really like the splash of colour across those neckerchiefs which draws the eye immediately to each of them.

The villains of the piece are also looking fantastic. That cat looks incredibly menacing.

Aftermath #3 by joshtogo

Some awesome characters that I think a lot of people would be happy to come up against, especially with these paint schemes. I think one of the best things about the miniatures is that the eyes really pop. Once again, they draw the eye and show off a deadly, villainous feel to these characters. A solid set of fun miniatures that look like they must have been fun to paint.

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Scratch-Built Terrain by oriskany

Lastly, we're looking at some of the work from oriskany. He has been working away on all manner of different projects over the years but I was very taken by the way this scratch-built terrain has come together for use during the American Revolution.

Scratch-Built Terrain #1 by oriskany

The terrain is all completely scratch-built using gift boxes, skins crafted in photoshop and hobby sticks from the craft store. What's nice about this is that it looks exceptionally detailed and doesn't feel like paper terrain. It's the overhangs, undercuts and such that really give this terrain that something extra.

Scratch-Built Terrain #2 by oriskany

The miniatures have been designed in 20mm scale and are going to be used as part of a Battle Of Trenton scenario to be played out soon. It's nice that there is a good mix of taller, wider and smaller buildings in the mix so it also feels like a lived-in settlement too.

Scratch-Built Terrain #3 by oriskany

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the work that oriskany has done over on the projects system. It is well worth diving into his selection of different projects which cover all manner of different time periods. It features a wealth of battle reports, tutorials and chats.

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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!

What do you think of the entries this week?

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