Community Spotlight: Tabletop Toys, Hive Gangers & Grizzled Rangers

January 4, 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...

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

Stuffed Fables by d2painterth

The first project we're going to look at is from d2painterth. This fellow has been working away at painting the miniatures from the awesome board game, Stuffed Fables, by Plaid Hat. You can see the full roster of characters he has been working on here...

Stuffed Fables #1 by d2painterth

...and as you might imagine, the actual project is packed full of helpful tips and work-in-progress entries for a lot of the different characters. I love the way these have turned out, really running with the theme of being childlike heroes and villains. I particularly liked the work that went into this fellow here, Crepitus.

Stuffed Fables #2 by d2painterth

The work on the cloak and the clothing, in general, is great but the really awesome touch was the use of some source lighting around the hand and left-hand side of the character where a baleful glow is giving you a sense of his darker nature. Well, if the actual facial expression hadn't already given it away.

I also really liked the opposite end of the spectrum within this project where we got to see the work on Stitch. He is a much more characterful figure and there are lots of popping colours here which stand out from the darker tones too.

Stuffed Fables #3 by d2painterth

It is great to see someone putting so much effort into painting up the models from their board game. This is always a task that I think needs to be done, especially with something as characterful as Stuffed Fables. This also makes me remember that I've painted about half of the DOOM board game and should probably get round to finishing it!

Necromunda Gangs by magrathean-apprentice

Next up we're looking to more amazing painting from the world of Necromunda as magarathean-apprentice gives us the low-down on his awesome Necromunda Gangs. First off we have the Junghein Wreckers.

Necromunda Gangs #1 by Magrathean-Apprentice

The thing that got me here was the way the bases were marked to show the front facing of the miniatures, giving them a really old school feel. Added to that I couldn't ignore the really nice contrast between the bright yellow and bright red for these bruisers. The choices here look stunning and they've created a gang that would be worthy of an adventure in the Underhive.

Next up we're changing things up and looking to House Escher and the Chem-Hellions.

Necromunda Gangs #2 by Magrathean-Apprentice

Again there are some nice 'in-world' ways of marking the bases shown off here and the big poppy colours are out in force. I think the choices here are really good once again, making them all stand out on the tabletop and show off a different side of the Warhammer 40,000 world. It's not all grime and dirt...sometimes it punk hairstyles and flashy clothing choices!

Last but not least we have his work on the Ferrous Hounds. These fellows are again looking very different from the others but packed with character all the same.

Necromunda Gangs #3 by Magrathean-Apprentice

The lighter colours here and much more uniform design gives you the sense that these warriors are a lot more organised than some of the others. They do have a martial slant to them, all focused on the task at hand.

Once you've taken in all of these different gangs you can check out the project on the link above where there are a few more close-up images of them for you to digest.

Rangers & Foes by dugthefug1644

Last but not least we're looking to dugthefug1644 who has been working away on some new characters and creatures for both Frostgrave and Rangers Of Shadow Deep. These characters here are for the new game which came out towards the end of last year.

Rangers & Foes #1 by dugthefug1644

Those are some awesome characters, using a mix of different plastic kits and more to create a set of Rangers worthy of an adventure on the tabletop. I particularly like the pick of colours for the different miniatures, going with something colourful rather than thinking all rangers need to be dressed in black or green!

I really like the bright blonde hair of the female Ranger and the deep red cloak for the bearded chap too. The bases really help to set the scene as well, giving you a sense of the shattered and rugged land that these characters wander through.

As well as some heroes, dugthefug1644 has been working away on some creatures for his Rangers and Frostgrave warbands to fight. First off we have these Gnolls!

Rangers & Foes #2 by dugthefug1644

Now, the cool thing about these Gnolls is that they're a mix of different kits. Using Games Workshop Beastmen and North Star Gnolls he has managed to create some unique looking creatures which have a little more height and brutality to them. You can even see some work going into the patterning of the fur too on the shoulders, a nice touch indeed.

No Fantasy adventure is complete without some skeletons and this project also shows off some work on some old school ones from Games Workshop.

Rangers & Foes #3 by dugthefug1644

The bone is looking top notch and the work on the shields and helmets is suitably ancient. These classic skeletons might be a pain to put together but they look perfect for those wanting to delve down into a dungeon or two.

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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