Community Spotlight: World War II Terrain, Dystopian Wars & Samurai Armies

September 7, 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...


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World War II Terrain by piers

The first project that we're going to be looking at comes from piers who has been building up their collection of World War II terrain. The focus over the last while has been on a World War II building that served as the Dakota Command Post in Krinkelt.

Dakota Command Post #1 by piers

The piece has actually been painted to resemble something a bit more generic so that it could fit into all sorts of war zones during the period. It looks ace and whilst it is described as a quick job, I think the final look is pretty great and would be a solid addition to any tabletop.

Dakota Command Post #2 by piers

As well as the more intact top floor, there is also an additional piece that makes it a little bit more blasted and ruined. I like that the wall has been broken up with different colours of stone, making the building feel a lot more natural. You can also see the printing lines but I don't think that they detract from the overall look. And, you're not going to notice when it's in the centre of a full tabletop.

Dakota Command Post #3 by piers

As well as showing the terrain, piers has also worked with some miniatures from his collection to show some soldiers enjoying a few moments of peace and quiet in between engagements. What's nice about this entry was that it offered up a fun look at a piece of terrain but also showed how you can tell a story too.


Dystopian Wars by elmir

Moving on from World War II and the urban battlefields of Europe, we head to the high seas with some Dystopian Wars from elmir.

Dystopian Wars #1 by elmir AUG

Now, we all know that elmir does an amazing job on Dystopian Wars and with that in mind we have not one, not two, but three different mini projects that have been worked on recently. I absolutely love the green used here and how it works nicely alongside the red and gold. It feels very fitting for the Crown.

Keeping with the theme of the Crown though, we also have these impressive submersibles.

Dystopian Wars #2 by elmir AUG

I love how sleek these look and once again, the painting by elmir really makes these pop. They have something of a Stringray quality to them which is also pretty awesome. The shading and highlighting here is utterly on point and it delivers a great non-metallic metal vibe.

Last but not least, we have something awesome for the Enlightened. OSL is the name of the game here and I think the lights look stunning.

Dystopian Wars #3 by elmir AUG

You could see these drifting beneath the surface and enemy ships looking down into the depths and seeing something mean and deadly shimmering beneath the waves. Before they know what has happened, these subs will have blown them out of the water. What I also like here is that the miniatures have something evil and almost broken about their appearance despite the scientific marvels that they are.


Samurai by scribbs

Last but not least, we have some work by scribbs who has been continuing to work on an awesome set of Samurai miniatures from Steel Fist Miniatures. These are stunning models and I think scribbs has done them justice.

Samurai #1 by scribbs AUG

The idea of this collection is that it has been designed to be used with Ronin and Test Of honour. I think you'll agree that the pomp and ceremony of the Samurai is on full display here. Red is a typically iconic colour of the Samurai and I think it has been used really nicely here. Match that with some other good spot colours and you've got an impressive army.

Samurai #2 by scribbs AUG

I also like that the miniatures have been given a seriously awesome dose of individuality. Each of the Samurai in their ornate armour look like they have come from a particular house or family and are ready to come together to lay down their lives for their Daimyo. Having lots of different colours on display is great when you can tie things together with good basing.

Samurai #3 by scribbs AUG

As you can see, the entire force is well worth having a proper look at. There are some amazing characters in the mix here and it is well worth diving into the project itself to see just what else scribbs has been working on. I think these are brilliant and they are another nudge towards me finally collecting some Samurai for a game or two.

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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