Community Spotlight: The Wild West, Jensen’s Bust & Wonderful Flintloque Miniatures

November 2, 2022 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.


Wild West Terrain by taochi

We start off this week's Community Spotlight with a look at some 3D Printing and painting that taochi has been doing. This gives us a wonderful introduction to Dude City which is going to be the backdrop to a lot of Wild West showdowns on the tabletop.

Wild West Terrain #1 by taochi

The terrain pieces that you see here have come from the likes of Printable Scenery and Digital Taxidermy (links in the project link above!). They look fantastic and it seems like all of the core Wild West buildings have been covered. That means Saloons, Banks, Sheriff's Offices and more.

Wild West Terrain #2 by taochi

The Bank was particularly impressive and I love the fact that you've got lots of different layers to play with when it comes to the terrain. You can have gunfighters battling it out on the porch or up on the top of that balcony. One thing that is nice to note is how taochi has painted these up but also added lots of little details as well. The wanted posters are a good shout!

Wild West Terrain #3 by taochi

One of the nice things about this terrain is that it has lots of little sneaky surprises for those who want to go poking around. You can't see it here but if you go over to the project page, you'll see the interior of the General Store which has lots of paraphernalia on the walls. So, you've got a lot of different ways to play out your games on the inside of buildings as well as the outside. A big bonus for those who like their skirmish wargames.


Adam Jensen Bust by danlee

Next up, danlee is ticking off more from the Hobby Bingo list for 2022. The attention has shifted to this absolutely amazing Adam Jensen Bust which looks bloomin' amazing.

Adam Jensen Bust #1 by danlee

The bust came from ThingyVerse and showcases the main character from the Deus Ex games. What I like about bust painting is that it makes you think about painting in a different way. The surface areas are much bigger so you have to pay more attention to details, highlighting, shading and the use of colour. I think that danlee has done a great job.

Adam Jensen Bust #2 by danlee

It's always nice seeing someone paint something a bit different and this fits the bill. I loved the attention on the skin for the face and the way the hair has been painted. The bust has a nice "comic book" look to it and all of the colours really pop.

Adam Jensen Bust #3 by danlee

So, if you're interested in painting up a bust then it might be worth having a look at what danlee has done and following some of their tips and tricks for bringing your own busts to life. I think the look of that combat armour would be great to translate onto smaller miniatures for one!


Flintloque Miniatures by artemis5150

Last but not least, we have some work on a Fantasy realm by artemis5150. Here, we're exploring the world of Flintloque from Alternative Armies which mixes the Napoleonic and the black powder with Fantasy races.

Flintloque Miniatures #1 by artemis5150

What drew me to this particular project was the fact that we don't often see the Flintloque range painted up. When we do, it is often just the older studio paint jobs! So, seeing some of the Flintloque range painted up in a more modern style really shows off the awesome miniatures available from Alternative Armies.

Flintloque Miniatures #2 by artemis5150

The painting here focuses in on the Ferach Elves and Captain Preserovitch's Savant Zombies which look awesome. I like the idea of a more martial and well-ordered zombie battling on the tabletop rather than your classic shambler.

Flintloque Miniatures #3 by artemis5150

This is what you get inside the Flintloque: Escape The Dark Tsar Starter Set (plus a little bit more) with the two forces, a core rulebook and ways to start playing out your first encounters on the tabletop. The model range looks grand and it's one that I hope more people will take a closer look at now they've seen these painted miniatures!

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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