Community Spotlight: TINY Armies, Marvel Villains & A Mighty Ship

January 13, 2021 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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Adeptus Titanicus, Epic & More by rastamann

We start off our adventures into the realm of Community Spotlight with a peek at what the prolific painter and hobbyist rastamann has been up to throughout the year. There were a lot of miniatures painted by them during a year of lockdown and quarantine but I was drawn particularly to some of the Epic miniatures in their collection.

Knights & Epic 40K #1 by rastamann

These Adeptus Titanicus Knights from rastamann are blooming lovely and I am taken aback by the amount of detail that has been worked into these miniatures. I love the colour scheme, the battle damage and weathering and the basing.

This very much then leads on to seeing the impressive and very, very tiny selection of miniatures that rastamann has been painting up from the ancient era of Epic Warhammer 40,000.

Knights & Epic 40K #2 by rastamann

These miniatures rounded out the year and were a very, very old sprue of Steel Legion miniatures for use in Epic. As you can see, even at this scale, the miniatures look awesome. I particularly liked the addition of the warning paint daubed across the chainswords of the Commissars.

This isn't the extent of the work that rastamann has been doing though. As well as the Steel Legion miniatures, there are also all manner of fascinating armies ready for the tabletop thanks to rastamann and his painting!

Knights & Epic 40K #3 by rastamann

I think that a lot of people would absolutely love to be rolling out forces like these nowadays onto the battlefield compared to the big 28mm forces we see. When you see this you really do start to appreciate the epic (hah) scale of Warhammer 40,000.

As an additional aside it should be noted that the forum thread above from rastamann is packed with fun painting projects. One that is very relevant now thanks to Warcradle's revival of the game is the addition of some old Dystopian Wars miniatures!

Dystopian Wars #1 by rastamann

These old Covenant Of Antarctica miniatures were some of my favourites from the Dystopian Wars range because they really heightened the Steampunk angle of the setting. The paint jobs here, again, are impressive and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what rastamann has been tinkering with. If you want to see lots more impressive painting that might inspire you to do something new, make sure to dive into the link above. Here's hoping for some impressive projects being built in 2021!

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Marvel: Crisis Protocol by jelosloth7

Talking of impressive painting, we also have some more work by jelosloth7. Here we have some absolutely exceptionally well painted Marvel: Crisis Protocol miniatures.

Marvel Crisis Protocol #1 by jelosloth7

We'll start out with a hero and this great take on Doctor Strange. The scheme as a whole has been finished really nicely, especially when you take into account that dominating ring of magic that sits before him. What I really loved is that jelosloth7 has managed to capture that intelligent grin on his face when painting. It's also nice to see bright and poppy comic book characters which reflect their paper-based origins.

This carries over into some of the villains that jelosloth7 has worked on too. Here is the mighty Magneto who has been highlighted and shaded very nicely indeed.

Marvel Crisis Protocol #2 by jelosloth7

It's great when you see a miniature and you're reminded of your favourite moments surrounding that character, especially in ranges which draw on pop culture. I have the animated series theme tune running through my head right now.

I get the same feeling when I saw the huge Wilson Fisk (Kingpin) miniature that they also painted up as part of this project.

Marvel Crisis Protocol #3 by jelosloth7

Again, I am reminded of the awesome Spider-Man cartoon series from the 90s and I love that jelosloth7 went for big, bright, powerfully purple trousers which are contrasted by that immaculate cream suit. The work on the face is also lovely and I think that they have managed to get across the menace of Fisk without making him look like a boiled egg in a suit!

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Falling Star Ship by osbad

We finish off with a project which made me think about high seas adventure in Dungeons & Dragons. This was a Christmas present for osbad and it's excellent seeing that it was painted up so quickly for use in skirmish wargames, role-playing adventures and more.

Falling Star Ship #1 by osbad

Painting something like this will always be a bit of a challenge but it looks like osbad jumped in with both feet and got stuck into it with plenty of gusto. Here you're seeing the finished look of The Falling Star which is a big ship kit by WizKids but there are some progress shots as part of the project above.

Falling Star Ship #2 by osbad

I think that the finished look of this ship is perfect for use in gameplay. Everything pops and it's nice that choices have been made so that various elements of the wood stand out. The deck is cardboard but I like that it's got a lighter tone against the rest of the ship.

Falling Star Ship #3 by osbad

You might have also noticed the cool sails which have been bundled up across both masts. How cool is that?! I think that I would be exceptionally happy to be diving in and playing an adventure or two onboard this ship. If you're interested in how the details came together for this particular terrain piece then you can venture further into the project link above.

The metallics in particular which are present in certain areas of the ship have been finished very nicely and they help make key areas of the ship pop. I now want to head out on a high seas D&D adventure!

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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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