Community Spotlight: Wild West Lawmen, Ace Star Wars & Blighted Machines

April 6, 2018 by brennon

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We're diving back into Community Spotlight this week and looking at more from our Hobby & Painting Forum. We have been delving into the depths and surveying your painting tables with glee as we see new projects coming to life.

With that in mind let's dive right in!

Tombstone Lawmen by guillotine

We start off by heading back to the Old West with guillotine. We saw these fellows on the Hobby Hangout last week and I couldn't pass up giving him a Golden Button for his awesome efforts on these Tombstone Lawmen.

Tombstone #1 by guillotine

Each of them has been done in a very neat Pulpy style I would say. I like the high contrast between the coats in their dark leather and the bright blue jeans. I think it's the effect that has been applied to them as a whole which also really works, a distressed and almost stonewashed appearance.

Tombstone #2 by guillotine

The great detail work continues across all of his miniatures and a lot of attention has been paid towards the facial details and making sure that the highlighting works nicely to emphasise important parts of the miniatures.

Tombstone #3 by guillotine

I would also like to commend guillotine on his basing work for these models. I like that it is somewhat understated and yet helps build the narrative. It doesn't rob from the overall look of the miniatures, and in the case of the final three models above it helps build more of a narrative for them. You could see them getting into a showdown at the local watering hole.

Star Wars: Legion Core Set by collins

As well as these Old West entries we also have more from Star Wars: Legion which appears to be on many people's painting tables right now. Here we have the finished Core Set by collins who has created a fantastic forum thread which charts his progress through each of the differing units.

Star Wars Legion #1 by collins

The models have been painted up with a wonderful finish. It has each set, the Empire and the Rebels done in traditional colours but with plenty of added detail to bring them to life. There has been work going into some extra detail on the vehicles especially making sure that they feel like they've been in a fight!

Star Wars Legion #2 by collins

I really like the way the characters have been painted as well, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. They are a little more understated than I would have thought but stand out well on the tabletop. Some of the rich greens used on the Rebel troopers might normally have become muddled too but I think that plenty of definition has remained across the models.

Star Wars Legion #3 by collins

The basing works nicely to tie both of the forces together as well here. But, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the miniatures collins has painted up. As well as all this work on the Core Set there is plenty more where that came from as he moves onto some of the bigger vehicles and more.

So, if you want some tips on painting up your Star Wars: Legion set make sure to give collins a nudge and I'm sure he will respond!

Nurgle Blight Hauler by joerugby

We close things out with some work from joerugby who has come back to the forum from a hiatus. This is the work on his Warhammer 40,000 Blight Hauler!

Blight Hauler #1 by joerugby

It is nice to see a more muted colour scheme for the model as a whole. The pale green works better for me here than the darker green that you see on some of the models out there. It give it a sickly look which I think works exceptionally well.

Blight Hauler #2 by joerugby

As you look closer at the model you see the way the metallics have been crafted. I really like the way that it has been aged and worked to create a shattered creature, bound into service by demonic forces.

Blight Hauler #3 by joerugby

The fleshy bits of the model also come out very nicely. While the skin is very pale, it does work well against the armour and it has a real life quality to it. I like the small pustles on the side which are threatening to bust as well. Very icky indeed!

What Are You Painting Right Now?

Every week we’re absolutely blown away by the incredible topics that are put into the Hobby & Painting Forum, 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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