Community Spotlight: Rigging Ships, Insidious Bonereapers & Bonkers Orks

December 15, 2019 by crew

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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: Rigging Ships, Insidious Bonereapers & Bonkers Orks

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HMS Victory by wilco92

We start things off with something a bit technical as we look at the work by wilco92 on HMS Victory from Warlord Games' Black Seas and the Battle Of Trafalgar. The painting on the ship is pretty neat and awesome but the real winner here is the extra detail put into this piece.

HMS Victory #1 by wilco92

Not only has wilc92 been working on the sails but he also put the time in to add in the bloody rigging! This is the kind of thing that makes even Gerry run away in terror and I think it has turned out really well here, presenting us with a fantastic look at how the ship could have been back in the period. The rigging really does add something extra to the model.

HMS Victory #2 by wilco92

As well as the rigging work and the really nice choice of colours across the model you've also got the addition of some extra gubbins here and there including the flags and banners that would have been flying from the ship too.

HMS Victory #3 by wilco92

These kinds of additions can always go bad so it's nice to see that the overall finish for the ship has been kept neat and tidy. Some might even say that the HMS Victory is looking shipshape! You can go back through and have a look at the ship and the process in more detail on the link above but I think this gives you a pretty neat idea of how it all turned out.

Hopefully, this has spurred on wilco92 to try his hand at painting and rigging more of the ships from the Black Seas collection.

Mortisan Boneshaper by marcuss

We're also looking to the realm of Fantasy this week with some work from marcuss. Now, we only got a few photos here but I think this gives you a good idea as to why this particular entry was picked. I think this take on the Mortisan Boneshaper is pretty darn impressive!

Ossiarch Bonereaper #1 by marcuss

It was always going to be interesting seeing how people approached painting these models and I think that marcuss has shown off just what you can do with a scheme which steps away from the traditional bone colours we saw in the previews. Here we've very much got a design and aesthetic which really powers up the High Fantasy element of the army and brings you right in step with the mad world of Age Of Sigmar.

Ossiarch Bonereaper #2 by marcuss

I love all of the touches across the model with the brighter blue gleaming from those gems and the use of traditional fire to give you a contrasting colour to the cold armour and weapons of the model. There is also somewhat of a Sci-Fi feel to the miniature which I think is really good to see. The Ossiarch Bonereapers were considered to be like Fantasy Necrons so it's cool to see a scheme which embraces that idea and runs with it.

I can't wait to see more on the Ossiarch Bonereapers and maybe some clearer images of the detail work here, especially around the base.

Aeronautica Imperialis Orks by blipvertus

Finally, we're turning our attention to the sterling work by blipvertus on some of the Aeronautica Imperialis Orks which have been swooping onto tabletops. This selection of models have been given a rather unique finish and it's interesting to see people working with different ideas for their flying hordes.

Aeronautica Orks #1 by blipvertus

As you can tell, a lot of the work has been done here using Contrast Paints and it has really shown off the amount of colour you can infuse these models with. The rich colours have been used across the actual planes themselves, the terrain and of course the bases as you can see here. I love that all of the details have also been picked out on the models when you're looking at the likes of cockpits and weapons. The bright blue is really nice to see in the mix.

Aeronautica Orks #2 by blipvertus

Some of the iconic planes within the collection have also been given a bit of a different look. It means that you'll be paying special attention to them on the tabletop both as the owner of this squadron and also their enemies! I really like that flashy red which is very iconic and Orky.

Aeronautica Orks #3 by blipvertus

Aeronautica Imperialis has always captured the imagination of a lot of folks and so it's nice to see full squadrons being painted up. I do wonder how many people are still playing the game but I do think that folks have been having a lot of fun actually hobbying away on the range.

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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!

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