Community Spotlight: Sci-Fi Collections, 10mm Wargaming & Anzacs!

February 23, 2022 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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Sci-Fi Collection by 144artist

We start off the peek into what you've been doing this week with a project from 144artist. They have been working on building up a fantastic game-agnostic collection of miniatures to use across a range of different Sci-Fi games. This means the project is filled with some really fun miniatures!

Sci-Fi Miniatures #1 by 144artist

One of the miniatures that really caught my eye was this fellow. This Inquisitor started out life as an old Bounty Hunter from Necromunda but has been painted up as a pretty badass hunter of heretics. I really liked all of the very practical clothing he's wearing alongside that awesome purple hat. You have to make a statement somehow.

As well as this fellow, 144artist has been working on all manner of other projects. The Stargrave collection is perfect for this kind of thing. That's why we've got fun fellows like this Chimp who is ready to take some names.

Sci-Fi Miniatures #2 by 144artist

There are some fun miniatures here that are a mix of specially re-painted and re-imagined characters and others that have just been kitbashed together. What's neat is that all of these miniatures work well together, mainly due to the scheme that 144artist has picked for them.

Sci-Fi Miniatures #4 by 144artist

It means that even slightly weirder looking miniatures like this fellow work well as part of the collection. I really like this idea of collecting whatever you like; it reminds me a little of being a Dungeon Master and buying interesting monsters to bulk out your collection.

There are a lot more miniatures for you to check out as part of this collection. This is by no means the end of this burgeoning collection either. I would imagine a lot more Sci-Fi miniatures will find their way into the mix.

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10mm Wargaming by dafthelmet85

The next of the community members we're looking at is dafthelmet85 who has been putting together some fun videos with a friend. Their aim is to show off some fun 10mm wargames in short, snappy videos.

The games range from the likes of Epic which has been slightly updated from the Apocalypse rules through to Kings Of War. All of them showcase some fantastic smaller scale armies and get right into the midst of the action so they don't outstay their welcome.

What's nice about these is that it shows off just what you can do with these smaller-scale games. You can fit everything you need into a smaller space and have just as much fun playing something sprawling and immense.

The games seem really fun and the armies themselves are looking pretty swish too. Kings Of War seems to have been a big hit with these folks although this isn't all they've been working on. They have Epic as mentioned above as well as some games of regular Warhammer 40,000 too. There is even a bit of The Lord Of The Rings in there using the One Page Rules system.

I am eager to see more of Dice & Easy Games. The format works really nicely and showcases the various games well. I would suggest dropping them a subscription over on YouTube!

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Lark Force 1942 by firelock22

We also find ourselves returning to firelock22 and another of their historical projects. This one is a little special as it is focused on building a set of Bolt Action Anzacs for use in the Pacific theatre. Some research has been going on and now the first miniatures have made an appearance.

Anzacs #1 by firelock22

The first miniature we're showing off here is actually firelock22's own relative who found themselves involved in this particular conflict. It is kinda awesome to see Reuben Hanning taking to the tabletop to fight once more all these years on.

These miniatures are made using the Desert Rats from Perry Miniatures but with a few tweaks and additions here and there to move them away from the North African theatre. I think they look great.

Anzacs #2 by firelock22

There is plenty for you to check out as part of the project as things are going from strength to strength. More conversions and such are going to be popping up, all informed by the first few miniatures which have made up this initial squad of soldiers.

Anzacs #3 by firelock22

I really like the effort that has gone into these. The painting here is spot on and I think this would look like a fantastic army when it hits the tabletop. I think the uniforms look striking and they all stand out nicely. The detail on the faces has to be commended too, including the work on the eyes!

I think it's neat to have a project which is actually focused on a particular moment in time and something which includes some personal meaning too. It should be enough to spur folks on towards the final few hurdles!

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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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