Community Spotlight: Samurai, The Alamo & A Mordheim Graveyard

October 18, 2023 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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Samurai by scribbs

We start off with a look at some stunning Samurai from scribbs. scribbs has been doing some great work on Samurai over the last while and it was neat to see more characters popping up as part of their project recently.

Steel Fist Samurai #1 by scribbs

Whilst a lot of the miniatures from scribbs have come from Steel Fist, these miniatures actually came from Grey For Now Games for Test Of Honour. This is the Takeda Court that was released fairly recently and I think all of the characters look awesome.

I really love seeing all the different colours that get used on Samurai miniatures. It always seems like you get to have a good play with different ideas, both from what you might have researched and whatever comes to mind in the moment.

Steel Fist Samurai #2 by scribbs

Another of the awesome elements of these miniatures that I love seeing from scribbs is the addition of that autumnal basing. It really adds to the cinematic feel of seeing Samurai on the tabletop and works as a good alternative to just seeing regular grass on the base of your miniatures. You could imagine these characters thundering through a forest with the leaves tossed up around them, epic music sounding in the background.

Steel Fist Samurai #3 by scribbs

A solid set of miniatures painted up very nicely by scribbs I think you'll agree. These will sit nicely with the rest of the miniatures that scribbs has been working on and hopefully, we'll get to see more of these Grey For Now characters getting added into the mix. I always get inspired when I see Samurai miniatures, especially when I see the detail that folks have managed to work into the faces, armour and clothing that they wear. It's very inspirational!


The Alamo Chapel by denzien

Next up, we're joining denzien at The Alamo with a bit of a terrain project. Over the last while, denzien has been tinkering away with finishing off The Alamo and the armies to play out a battle in the heart of it. Well, denzien recently did some excellent work bringing The Alamo Chapel to life.

The Alamo Chapel #1 by denzien

This is one of the neat Sarissa Precision kits that they have created and I think that denzien has brought it to life wonderfully. This kind of architecture feels like it isn't that hard to paint since it's almost one pale colour but I think it's the little touches that help. Adding in the little bits of texture here and there on the larger surfaces really helps. Having a bit of dirt and grime in the mix also really helps and grounds the building on the battlefield you're playing on.

The Alamo Chapel #2 by denzien

I also really liked that denzien didn't just take some pictures of the terrain piece on its own. We also got to see some cool "action shots" for The Alamo Chapel where Davy Crocket and friends go down swinging against the enemy. It should make for a pretty awesome scenario when it finally gets played using Legends Of The Old West.

The Alamo Chapel #3 by denzien

It is well worth having a look at more of denzien's work in the project at larger. They have been doing an excellent job on this and it's (once again) very inspirational seeing the work that has gone into the different armies. With so many of the miniatures finished and plenty of terrain too, this is going to turn into one hell of an awesome campaign!


Mordheim Graveyard by admiralfb

Last but not least, we have some work in progress on some terrain for one of my favourite games. Mordheim has always been a winner in my books and seeing admirablfb working on a graveyard set in the heart of The Cursed City probably caught my attention!

Mordheim Graveyard #1 by admiralfb

Some work has already been going into some modular sections of this layout. For one, we have the mausoleum and such that you see here which is no doubt the place where some terrible bloodsucker or ghoul calls home. I really like the mix of that classic Games Workshop terrain and the base which has been hand-crafted. It works really well and I think admirablfb has done a solid job of bringing the DIY and the plastic terrain together.

Mordheim Graveyard #2 by admiralfb

What's really nice about this project though is that there is going to be plenty of height worked into the terrain builds. Not only do you have ground-level ruins but also twisting paths like this which are laden down with skulls and rickety walkways. This is just calling out to be played on. I also think it looks like the landscapes that you explored in Vermintide which is no bad thing!

Mordheim Graveyard #3 by admiralfb

I could see the Skaven scampering all over these terrain pieces, looking to ambush you when you think you're (relatively) safe. You'll also note some really fun hidden elements in this terrain like the creepy ghouls reaching out of the shadows to snatch at your legs and turn you into dinner! It's a really characterful set of terrain already and I can't wait to see the final product.

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!

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