Community Spotlight: Mighty Ships, Hulking Barbarians & D-Day Germans

September 29, 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...

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Black Seas Ships by suetoniuspaullinus

First up we're looking to the new world of Black Seas from Warlord Games and the work by the esteemed suetoniuspaullinus who has stepped in to paint something which steps from the land and into turbulent waters during the Golden Age Of Sail.

Black Seas Ship #1 by suetoniuspaullinus

This is just one of the many new British ships coming to the fore as part of Warlord Games' new project and it looks absolutely stunning. I love that suetoniuspaullinus has been using his painting style to great effect here once again, using that weather-worn and battered style to give you a realistic ship that has no doubt seen quite a few battles upon the high seas.

Black Seas Ship #2 by suetoniuspaullinus

Some key elements of the model which drew my eye are the stained sails which look like they have seen a lot of use and the fluttering red flag which stands proudly at the aft of the ship. There is a lot of wonderful detail worked into the extra elements on the deck including the rowboats and traps which lead down below deck.

The Twins by jayadan

Next up we're looking to the work of the equally talented jayadan who has been working on models from the HATE board game by CMON. Here we have another of the barbarian characters from this brutal and mature world, the mighty Twins.

The Twins #2 by jayadan

This is a fantastic take on the character from the graphic novel, using muted and earthy tones in order to create the visage of a barbarian warrior who is both proud and deadly in equal measure. The pale barbarian skin of The Twins and that blue warpaint is a nice contrast to the leather, metal and bone and helps to draw the eye towards the important parts of the figure.

The Twins #1 by jayadan

I really like how the horns have been painted here, almost as if they are old and worn. I like the deep cracks in them being highlighted and the effort that has gone into not just the detail there but across the beast of burden as a whole. Everything here has been given a careful touch in order to create a character which would be worthy of the tabletop as well as the pages of a graphic novel.

D-Day Germans by noyjatat

Finally, we're turning our attention to a community member who has been putting a lot of effort into the Slow Grow League for Flames Of War. Here we have some stunning D-Day Germans from noyjatat.

D-Day Germans #1 by noyjatat

The thing that I want to highlight here is how damn clean and detailed the colour schemes are here for this range of vehicles and artillery pieces. I absolutely love the way the tanks have come across and the camouflage patterning is spot on; I would be very happy to run with this army on the tabletop!

D-Day Germans #2 by noyjatat

Hopefully, a lot more work is coming together for this army as September comes to a close and October beckons. As well as the detail going into those amazing tanks there is also some nice detail worked into the artillery too and the crews who look spot on, even in 15mm scale.

D-Day Germans #3 by noyjatat

This is a fantastic looking set of miniatures and shows off just how cool a Flames Of War army can be when you put some effort into the painting. It's very easy to just see these little miniatures as toy tanks that could get a coat of grey and green to determine each side but I think these look fantastic and are a real credit to noyjatat.

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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!

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