Community Spotlight: Testy Ronin, Soul Drinkers & A New Hope?

January 24, 2024 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...


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


Test Of Honour by ewokkebab

We start this week's Community Spotlight with a look at some of the work of the esteemed ewokkebab who has been diving into some Samurai wargaming with Test Of Honour. Over the last few months, they have been working on plenty of different miniatures for use in the game from your classic Samurai through to the Ashigaru and more that aid them in their honourable (or dishonourable) endeavours on the tabletop.

Test Of Honour #1 by ewokkebab

This is just a portion of the miniatures that ewokkebab has been working on. Over on the project, there are a lot more miniatures in the mix which pretty much means that ewokkebab is set for life when it comes to miniatures making up different warbands. There are some great colour choices throughout the collection, really helping to sell the variety that you get from seeing artwork and more when you look back at this period of history.

Test Of Honour #2 by ewokkebab

Not one to do things by halves, ewokkebab has also been working on some terrain and more for playing their games as well. The set-up looks great so far and I am a big fan of those trees in particular. It's always nice to have a well-painted set of terrain to complement your miniatures, completing the look.

As if that wasn't enough, ewokkebab has also been playing the game as well! Whilst not quite a battle report, they put together a fun massacre report where they got rather well tanned by their opponent.

Test Of Honour #3 by ewokkebab

A ranged opponent meant that ewokkebab's force was taking a bit of a battering before they could close and do enough damage. Everything is a learning curve though when it comes to our wargaming hobby and it will be interesting to see where the games go in the future. I know that I have been using my recent games of Warhammer 40,000 as a good way of learning and not beating myself up if we miss one or two rules here and there.


Soul Drinkers by Corax.cox

Talking of Warhammer 40,000, we have a fascinating project from Corax.cox who has been looking to bring their Soul Drinkers to the tabletop with some absolutely wonderful painting.

Soul Drinkers #1 by corax cox

The idea is to try and get around to finishing off an army that has been on the back burner for a while. This is very much a case of New Year Old Army which I think is a great way of doing things. Get your spring cleaning in sooner rather than later. The aim is to finish a 1000-point army and get it onto the tabletop!

The cool thing about this force is that Corax.cox is looking to bring that metallic purple look of the Soul Drinkers to life with some fancy paints as you can see here. LIQUITEX Dark Violet is the paint of choice and it looks like it is doing the job!

Soul Drinkers #2 by corax cox

The purple scheme with the flash of white and the pop of gold is an evocative one and I think it's awesome seeing the scheme in its final look. The bonus of the weathering around the lower half of the miniatures helps to sell them too and makes them feel more grounded rather than being "toy" like.

Soul Drinkers #3 by corax cox

What's nice about the project is that over the last couple of entries, there have been some learning curves in the painting process. It's always a good idea to use things that you've done wrong or not quite right as a way to fix things later down the line. Also embracing the corrections and working them out later on down the line is a good way of thinking! Get the paint on the miniatures and you can do so much cleaning up once you've done the wash stage and come back to highlighting! I hope the project works out well and that the 1000-point target is hit!


Star Wars Skirmishing by fourtytwo

Last but not least we have a favourite of Gerry's. This is another immense Star Wars project from fourtytwo who doesn't do things by halves. Not overly impressed with the development of Star Wars: Legion as a game, fourtytwo has stepped up to make their own set of rules and bring their own vision of Star Wars to the tabletop.

Star Wars #1 by fourtytwo 24

This starts with some absolutely gorgeous miniatures that are based on the characters from the Ahsoka Tano TV show. Well, the Baylan Skoll show as Gerry would have us believe (I'm inclined to agree). The miniatures are wonderful and the painting of them has properly captured the different characters from the show.

Star Wars #2 by fourtytwo 24

The miniatures themselves are slightly bigger than you'd imagine, coming in around 42mm which is pleasingly epic. It's hard to not get sucked in by the work of fourtytwo and want to go and do something set in a galaxy far, far away yourself. There is still a lot more from the show to get printed and painted and I think it's going to be a wonderful sight seeing them come to life.

Star Wars #3 by fourtytwo 24

As if that wasn't enough, fourtytwo has also been working on the above-mentioned rules. Rather than reinventing the wheel, fourtytwo has decided to take some of the elements of Legion that they enjoyed and then layer on tweaks and fixes to make the game feel more "Star Wars" which I think is great.

If you want to get a look at how the game mechanics are coming together for fourtytwo's game then you can jump into the project on the link above. There are some interesting basic concepts as well as the way that units activate and work. There are even a set of unit cards for you to have a look at so you can maybe consider giving the game a go yourself!

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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