Community Spotlight: Polish Swashbucklers, Halflings & Warhammer!

May 11, 2020 by crew

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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 pieces this week...

Community Spotlight: Spaniards, Poles, Halflings & Warhammer!

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Anno Domini 1666 by umbra

We start off this week with something a bit quirky that I don't know much about. Here we have the work by umbra on this fascinating range of model by Wargamer Games Studio. Delve into the world of Anno Domini 1666!

1666 #1 by umbra

Currently, umbra has been working away on a bunch of great characters and additional troops which expand upon the Polish faction for the game. Each of the characters have come together very nicely indeed and I like the extra effort put into the flashier elements of their characters. In the case of the miniatures above, its the wild cat fur draped around their waists and shoulders!

The game itself is one of espionage and skirmishing through the streets of Venice and as well as a selection of awesome characters, you've also got their supporting cast like these Polish fellows here.

1666 #2 by umbra

Again, we've got some really awesome looking paint jobs here which give you a sense of the flamboyance of these characters. I love the colour choice as a whole and the move from yellow into red and green. I think it works very well and matches the characters above nicely too.

Finally, for the Polish we have another set of characters who look like they are packed with personality.

1666 #3 by umbra

It is really nice to see a Medieval/Fantasy-esque range which is different from the classics selection of offerings that you get. They have moved away from French and English characters and troops and embraced that more Eastern European aesthetic which produces fascinating miniatures. I have to hand it to the fellow on the far right with his flamboyant blue outfit and rakish hat.

ArcWorlde Halflings by chilledenuff

Next up, we're diving into ArcWorlde and checking out the work by chilledenuff who has become work on some of the 2nd Edition Halflings. These miniatures are wonderful and it's great to see someone working on the collection and showing off how they look with some big bold colours in the mix.

Halflings #1 by chilledenuff

The Militia has been coming together very nicely indeed with those blue overcoats and tabards looking particularly awesome, especially with the segmented design. This then works well against their white undergarments and skin tones. Whilst these miniatures still have a few bits and bobs left to finish on them, they are already looking superb.

One of the funkiest additions to the paint schemes is the way the flaming torches have been painted. I am always fascinated to see how people tackle these and I think that chilledenuff has done a nice job on those flame effects.

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There was quite a lot of options to choose from within that Halfling army by Warploque Miniatures, each an individual and enticing you to paint them up as very personalised characters. I love this fellow in the middle with his shimmering armour and fancy feathers!

Halflings #3 by chilledenuff

Last but not least we have this fetching cow called Buttercup who is a very nice centrepiece for the army. The cow doesn't have the additional kit strapped to its back here but you can see it in the project which is linked above.

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So, if you're looking to dive in and check out some amazing Fantasy painting from one of our community members, this is well worth exploring in more detail.

Warhammer Spring Clean by spea6712

Finally, we're looking at the work by spea6712 who has been tinkering away at all manner of Warhammer projects throughout the past few months. First up, we have some sterling looking Dwarfs from the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles. Now, this is my jam!

Warhammer New #1 by spea6712

This selection of Dwarfs are from the era that I have played the most. I have quite a lot of those metal miniatures and I loved putting them together for my army back in 6th, 7th and 8th Edition. I particularly like how the metallics have been done and how it contrasts so nicely with the big red beards. You get the sense that these warriors have been fighting in their armour for many years.

As well as those Dwarfs which were most recently off the painting line, these Elves also got finished quite recently took. The yellow here is a good replacement for the gold and it works very nicely with the shade which has been put over the top. The combination of the yellow and white is different and very fetching for Elves and steps away from the classic blue.

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However, one of the project entries which really caught our eye was this set of Bretonnians who have a familiar icon emblazoned upon their shields. The actual warriors are looking great but they have then been made all the more awesome with the addition of our very own cult symbol. Pray to the gods!

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You can delve into a massive project on the link above which features all manner of interesting painting projects. If you've been wanting to try out something in the realm of Warhammer Fantasy, Age Of Sigmar or maybe even Warhammer 40,000, you'll have a good time.

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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