Community Spotlight: Star Trek’s Away Missions, Gundam & Mutant Heroes!

March 20, 2024 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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Star Trek: Away Missions by jeffersonpowers

We start off this week with an exploration of the world of Star Trek and Away Missions. Inspired by our playthrough of the game, jeffersonpowers decided to dive in and pick up some of the miniatures for themselves.

Star Trek Away Missions #1 by jeffersonpowers

As a big Star Trek fan anyway and now a fan of how the gameplay was looking, jeffersonpowers decided to dive in and paint up some of the miniatures from the various sets and expansions. One such set was the Borg which are looking very nice in their dark, metal armour and bodysuits. I think the bigger heads allow you to have some more fun with the details there too and jeffersonpowers has done a fantastic job on the expressions for Locutus who is leading the way.

The same amount of detail has gone into the Romulans that you can get your hands on for Star Trek: Away Missions.

Star Trek Away Missions #2 by jeffersonpowers

I think the key thing with these miniatures is nailing that classic Star Trek feel to them. The colour choices really reflect those older TV shows and movies and help bring you back to the stories they were involved in. I think having the right colours on the bases (to match their cards and bare plastic) also helps, especially when it comes to highlighting the names as well!

An extra surprise popped up in the form of Q who has been added into the mix as one of the limited edition miniatures from Gale Force Nine.

Star Trek Away Missions #3 by jeffersonpowers

I think jeffersonpowers has done a fantastic job on Q. Maybe this is actually him in some intelligent plastic form, wandering around the tabletop and looking to get into some new japes! The Next Generation crew is up next and I can't wait to see what jeffersonpowers does with them.


Gundam by demonsub

Next up, we're looking at what demonsub has been doing when it comes to Gundam! After checking in with John, demonsub decided to tackle their first Gundam and has gone into a LOT of detail when it comes to building the kit and bringing it to life.

Gundam #1 by Demonsub

This particular miniature is one of the Knights Of Sidonia, the Tsugumori. This was built over the course of a birthday week and it's so neat seeing someone document the process of bringing a miniature like this to life in 1/100 scale step by step.

Gundam #2 by Demonsub

demonsub has gone into a lot of detail throughout, looking at building the various components and even breaking it down into body parts so that you've got a detailed look at how it all comes together. There are some moments where things get a bit fiddly but I think the final look of the miniature is pretty superb, especially on that flying stand.

Gundam #3 by Demonsub

Whilst the Gundam hobby might be quite in line with the miniatures that we paint for our wargames, it's no less intricate and detailed a process. More in line with scale modelling, the Gundam hobby looks like a nice distraction from the typical process we go through with our miniatures. Maybe, after checking out demonsub's project, you could be inclined to try out building some Gundam for yourself.


Marvel: Crisis Protocol by johnsocp

Last but not least, we're checking out some of the awesome Marvel miniatures painted up by johnsocp. They have picked up some of the most recent miniatures from Atomic Mass Games for Marvel: Crisis Protocol, namely some fancy X-Men!

Marvel Crisis Protocol #2# by johnsocp

The bright poppy colours are fantastic and I really like all of the work that has gone into trying to match them to the comic/cartoon feel of the characters. I was particularly taken by the puff of pink that you've got under the bottom of Nightcrawler. It works really well to frame the miniature.

Marvel Crisis Protocol #3 by johnsocp

I also have to tip my cap to the work done on Xavier here. Professor X is looking suitably "90s" in his attire and I really like the yellow on his floating chair. A stunning little collection of miniatures, painted up really nicely and showcasing lots of care and attention to specific portions of the miniatures in question.

Marvel Crisis Protocol #1 by johnsocp

I also like that johnsocp went the extra mile and did the extra work on the vehicles and other terrain pieces that you see here. The final look, again, keeps that cartoon feel. I also really like the little streaks of blue across the windows of the cars, hinting to the locations that they are zooming around. I guess they are actually quite stationary and just waiting to be thrown at something.

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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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