Community Spotlight: Rising Sun, Bellowing Minotaurs & A Bridge Too Far

March 20, 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...

...make sure to always let us know what YOU have been working on and share it across the site.

Rising Sun by neesol

We're kicking things off this week with a look at some work from user neesol who has been putting together an entirely painted Rising Sun collection. Check out these miniatures...

Rising Sun #1 by neesol

There are loads of different models included with this game and neesol has done an exceptional job painting them up in such bright and vivid colours. I particularly like that they have gone into detail concerning the gaming nature of the miniatures with those block colour bases and yet them gone wild with the rest of the miniature.

Something that's special concerning miniatures for these board games is that as well as doing the 'rank and file' as it were there are also lots of BIG miniatures like these which you can enjoy painting once you're tired of the regular clans. How spooky is that lady on the right?!

Rising Sun #2 by neesol

This is what a lot of people would love to do with many of the CMON games like Blood Rage, Zombicide and of course as shown here, Rising Sun. I was blown away in particular by this wonderful-looking Dragon with that brilliant jade orb beneath him.

Rising Sun #3 by neesol

The colours across all of the different creatures and characters here are really poppy and will stand out on the tabletop very easily indeed. I'm sure that we can wrangle neesol and have them paint the rest of our growing board game miniature collections right?

Minotaur by dogma2097

Next up we're looking at another one of those superb Zealot Miniatures Minotaurs. This time this one has been painted up by dogma2097, howling in rage as it charges into battle.

Minotaur #1 by dogma2097

The thing that caught my eye about this particular model was, to begin with, the amazing work on the weapons with the encrusted blood and dents all over their surfaces. The model then gets even better when you get a peek at the awesome work on the musculature too. It makes the Minotaur look more like a painting than a miniature which I think is awesome.

Minotaur #2 by dogma2097

All of the somewhat duller colours are the contrasted by the bright red loincloth that the Minotaur has around his waist. It elevates the miniature that little bit more and helps to break up the fur and flesh. Here you can see the Minotaur clashing against a Barbarian, also by Zealot.

Minotaur Fight by dogma2097

A fantastic piece and one which has immediately made me want to go and pick up some of the Zealot Minotaurs for myself. It would be very cool to have an army of those raging across the tabletop!

A Bridge Too Far by suetoniuspaullinus

Last but not least we turn to the work of suetoniuspaullinus who delivers a drop of Historical into the Fantasy pool this week. Check out his work on these Paratroopers for his A Bridge Too Far project.

A Bridge Too Far #1 by suetoniuspaullinus

We're once again presented with his trademark style which helps to bring these characters to life, placing them within the movies, TV shows and even photographs of the period. Not only is there a lot of detail going into the uniforms, weapons and such but also the faces, really adding a dose of personality into the mix.

A Bridge Too Far #2 by suetoniuspaullinus

All of the characters feel unique and different which I'm sure means that a lot of people will care much more about them as they fight the Axis on the tabletop. I think the touch of blood on the bases also helps to make their situation feel a bit more desperate too, painting a picture of a desperate scrap in Arnhem.

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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