Community Spotlight: Wild Wizards, Tiny Troops & Mystical Mice

September 15, 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.

Radagast/Frostgrave Wizard by dugthefug1644

The first miniature we're going to be looking at today comes from the awesome dugthefug1644 who is a painting machine. Here is his take on Radagast who he has turned into a wizard for use in his games of Frostgrave.

Radagast #1 by dugthefug1644

Casting off his previous guise as Radagast The Brown it seems like he has become Radagast The Prismatic. The colour choices here are great and it's awesome to see this patchwork looking creation come to life for use in dugthefug1644's skirmish games. Here are a few more shots of what he has been working on...

Radagast #2 by dugthefug1644

I particularly like how the little swirls and patterns have been picked out in his cloak and the added attention to detail for his sculpted base. This particular miniature for Radagast The Brown is one that is pretty hard to get your hands on now as it was part of the Escape From Goblin Town boxed set. It's nice to see it getting a bit of time in the sun and as it hasn't been converted up or anything dugthefug1644 can always bring it back to Middle-earth if he felt like it!

Joan Of Arc Armies by guillotine

Next up we're turning our attention to the work by guillotine on a much smaller scale as we look at the painting for his Joan Of Arc Kickstarter goodies. There is a lot of awesome goodness on show here in 15mm.

Joan Of Arc #1 by guillotine

guillotine has been working through all sorts of characters, soldiers and terrain for this project and really showing off just what you can do on these smaller scale miniatures. Honestly, much like when we saw Seb Lavigne working on 15mm, there is a lot of detail you can get out of these models if you have a keen eye and take is steadily.

Joan Of Arc #2 by guillotine

The bright colours are really key here as they help to make the miniatures pop rather than getting swamped by the metallics. I think the armour has been given a really nice gentle shade and the work on making the tabards and such pop is fantastic. One of the big things about this scale is getting the basing right and I think that vibrant green is a perfect frame for these little soldiers.

Joan Of Arc #3 by guillotine

If you're impressed by the work you're seeing here from guillotine then I would suggest that you head on over to the project linked above as he has been working on lots more of the goodies from the Kickstarter and hopefully we'll see some of the monsters and such making an appearance soon. There is also that dragon waiting in the wings (hah) no doubt.

Mice & Mystics by lawnor

Last but not least lawnor stole my attention with some more anthropomorphic miniatures from a relatively old Plaid Hat board game called Mice & Mystics. After managing to pick up the game on eBay he took to painting up the characters and creatures from the set and I have to say he's done a sterling job.

Mice & Mystics #1 by lawnor

The more I grow into painting and such the more I am drawn to painting things in bright bold colours to make them stand out on the tabletop. I think that we're seeing some good examples of that here where we have the main characters painted up so they're not only grabbing your attention but are nice and recognisable on the tabletop.

The same goes for the foul rats that these mice have to go up against in the game...

Mice & Mystics #2 by lawnor

...and the other creepy beasts which dwell down in the darkness of the castle. The spider in particular here looks great, especially with those markings worked onto the legs and rear of the creature plus those glistening red eyes!

Mice & Mystics #3 by lawnor

It's always good to see someone tackle a board game painting project as more often than not they only get half done! Maybe this will spur some people on to finish painting more models from your Kickstarter purchases and such as I look guiltily at my Mythic Battles: Pantheon box on the shelf...

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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!

What do you think of the entries this week?

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