Community Spotlight: Yu Jing, Dungeon Doggies & Gladiators!

March 16, 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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Yu Jing by soapdodger

We start off this week with a champion of the Infinity world. soapdodger loves painting miniatures from this range by Corvus Belli and it's always a delight to see their projects. One that has recently been finished is the work on an expanding Yu Jing force.

Yu Jing #2 by soapdodger

There are some absolutely amazingly well-painted Infinity figures within this force, especially for the forces of Yu Jing. I think the way that soapdodger paints his miniatures has that touch of the studio painted about them but with added character here and there and a nod towards his own personal style. You see that, especially in the depth of detail across armour patterns and that glowing sword for example.

Another of my favourites from this recent collection has been the work on the Blue Wolf Mongol Cavalry.

Yu Jing #3 by soapdodger

I love anything that's wolf-based and it's even cooler when it has been introduced into a Sci-Fi setting like this. I think there is a really clean look to the scheme and it works nicely against the contrast of that more brutal, dark and dirty base. The shimmer on those claws is excellent too.

As you can see, there is a lot of Yu Jing to go around...

Yu Jing #1 by soapdodger

A really fantastic collection of miniatures painted up extraordinarily well. I have always been drawn to the forces of Ariadna in the world of Infinity but soapdodger is making me think about how awesome it would be to dive into the warm orange/yellow of the forces of Yu Jing.


Dungeons & Doggies by warbossd

Next up, we're stepping away from Sci-Fi and instead diving into the world of Dungeons & Dragons...but with a dog-based twist! Here we have some work by warbossd on the Dungeons & Doggies range by Steamforged Games.

Doggies #1 by warbossd

I have been teetering on the edge of picking up some of this range for myself, mainly so I can paint along with my partner. This then was a good showcase showing off how the miniatures look when painted up. Plus, I think that warbossd has done a solid job on them!

I like that warbossd has done a great job on the fur here, bringing it to life with a good mix of washes and selective highlighting. This then works nicely alongside the armour elements and other Fantasy trappings.

Doggies #2 by warbossd

The little nods here and there to things being more Fantastical are great too. I like the flashing blue eye there on the husky and the added attention on detail on this fellow below...

Doggies #3 by warbossd

I know a lot of people have been choosing this as the first model in the collection to paint. It is covered in books and packs as well as those vials and tubes which allow you to stretch your wings a little when it comes to painting.

This is an adorable and very fun project that has got me considering how I'd paint up these powerful pooches. I would recommend taking a look at the project in more detail as warbossd has done a bit of a breakdown on each too! And, there are more to come!


Gladiatorial Arena by hutch

Last but not least we have a little bit of a terrain piece/diorama/game design project. hutch has been hard at work bringing an entire gladiatorial arena to life and it looks fantastic.

Gladiatorial Arena #3 by hutch

The arena itself was a big 3D printing project that was brought to life in pieces. Each section was then painted up and the interior gladiatorial arena was slotted into the centre. Next came the job of populating the arena and so a mass of civilians, plebs if you will, were added into the collection and sat around the ring.

Gladiatorial Arena #1 by hutch

I really like this touch from hutch. You could easily have just let the arena empty for playing your games but the people around the edge add a lot of narrative to the tabletop experience. You get the sense of the baying crowds, bellowing for blood to be spilt in the name of the gods and the emperor.

There is a nice mix of nobles here alongside the masses and it's good to see so many different colours on display too. It helps break up the sometimes repeated sculpts.

Gladiatorial Arena #2 by hutch

I liked the addition of the guards too, watching over the crowd to make sure they don't riot if their favourite fighter dies on the sands.

In addition to making the arena and the crowd, hutch has also been working on a set of simple rules for playing out gladiatorial combat. Their work has been somewhat of a homage to an older game but tweaked and updated for use with friends and family at the table. This means there is a LOT more to come as part of this project so keep an eye on it!

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!

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