Community Spotlight: Weathering Tanks, HeroQuest Reborn & Romano-British

August 31, 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 miniature wargaming painting and hobbying this week...

Community Spotlight: Weathering Tanks, HeroQuest Reborn & Romano-British

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Weathering A Tank by lawnor

We are kicking things off this week with a dive into World War II and a look at some seriously good tank weathering by lawnor. This is a great little project which shows off the process of painting up a tank from the ground up, camouflaging it and then working on the weathering which makes the vehicle come to life.

Tank Weathering #1 by lawnor

This is often quite an intimidating experience for hobbyists as in many cases it feels like you're ruining the paint scheme that you've done! However, lawnor has done a fantastic job on this particular vehicle and created weathering which feels natural and looks ultra-realistic. You could almost see this tank against a realistic backdrop and be tricked!

Tank Weather #2 by lawnor

The actual project dives into the details of weathering a tank. Everything is broken down into stages and lawnor has gone through all of the different steps which brought the tank to this level. I think the rusting looks really good and there is plenty of chipping here and there to show off that this tank has been through the wars. I like the streaks of mud and grime across it as well, a nice way to show off a veteran vehicle.

Tank Weather #3 by lawnor

This is a seriously good project for you to go and check out as it helps those who want to paint tanks, camouflage them and then weather them. If you're doing World War II in 28mm or perhaps even 15mm, this seems like an invaluable project to have in the back pocket. Make sure to give it a look above and drop some votes in all three project categories!

HeroQuest 2.0 by brushstroke

Next, we're moving to a realm of Fantasy and brushstroke who is tweaking and updating their HeroQuest collection with some of the miniatures from Zealot which were on Kickstarter not too long ago. The folks at Zealot worked with sculptors to create updated versions of the HeroQuest models and brushstroke has been doing a damn good job painting them up.

HeroQuest 2.0 #1 by brushstroke

The new miniatures are bigger, more detailed and packed with character. I love that even though they are newer models you can see the HeroQuest in their design. Their outfits are similar as are their weapons and the expressions match those classic miniatures nicely too. The integrated bases that they come with are also pretty on point for the old HeroQuest game.

brushstroke has also been working on more of the creatures and villains that you'll come up against including this Corrupted Warrior. Again, this miniature looks fantastic and is a really fantastic updated version of the classic models.

HeroQuest 2.0 #2 by brushstroke

I really like that brushstroke has tried to keep the classic colours in the mix for these updated miniatures. The red armour here is iconic but instead of making it loud and poppy, brushstroke has toned it down a little and made it feel a little more realistic. It works super well and I think this project is going to produce an excellent set for playing HeroQuest in the modern-day. Even the terrain is getting done!

HeroQuest 2.0 #3 by brushstroke

I didn't think that I could be excited by chests and doors but brushstroke has managed to do a superb job on these. It seems like we should be keeping a close eye on this project. I can't wait to see what's next and if brushstroke is going to take on the heroes and paint them up in their classic schemes.

Romano-British by cuirass

Finally, we have some more historical miniatures from cuirass who has been taking on a Romano-British army for use in Dux Britanniarum by TooFatLardies. So far, they have managed to paint up a bunch of the core troops for this force which came from Footsore Miniatures & Games.

Romano-British #1 by cuirass

The painting here looks fantastic and is very clean and defined. I like the metallic work and the crisp looking cream which runs throughout the range on their robes. The light blue is also a nice touch which brightens up the whole set and makes sure these warriors aren't too grim and dirty.

Romano-British #2 by cuirass

The transfers for the shields have come from the folks at Little Big Men Studios and I think it's a great idea for getting good looking shields very quickly. The whole collection looks great and the splashes of colour really work, especially here with the Numeri, the local militia who have been raised from their towns. There are even some very cool looking archers here too who have a little more of a natural look which seems to work for their role within the army.

Romano-British #3 by cuirass

There is much more to come for this project and whilst it might have stalled at the moment hopefully this little nudge from us will get cuirass painting up even more warriors, characters and cavalry for this Dark Age game.

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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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