Community Spotlight: Goblin Queens, Scared Survivors & Shadowy Spirits

July 20, 2018 by brennon

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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.

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Zayna The Ice Gobliness by JanuineVision

We kick things off with some work from the one and only JanuineVision. This fellow has done some sterling work in the past and his latest work on Zayna The Ice Gobliness is no different. She is a superbly painted bust which shows off lots of subtle techniques which have brought her to life.

Zayna by JanuineVision

The work across the light blue skin is superb and has a subtle glow to it which gives it an almost lifelike appearance. Twin that with those crystal blue eyes and the purple lips and you have some great colour choices coming together to create a brilliant final product.

The cold skin is then contrasted by the warmth that you get radiating from the fur-lined leather cloak which again has that subtle depth to it. I have to commend the work on the tattoos across her clavicle and across her face, showing off more techniques that he has in the toolbox!

There's plenty you could uncover by staring at this bust for a while and it has somewhat inspired me to try and paint the Slayer bust I got from Gerry not long ago!

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Kingdom Death Project by SteveOmega13

Next up we're looking towards the work of SteveOmega13 who has been putting together a project showing off his Kingdom Death: Monster painting. His current project has focused around The Butcher who you'll see below.

Kingdom Death #1 by SteveOmega13

I think the model has come together very nicely and I think that the choice of colours has given it that anime/manga feel that you'd want from the range as a whole. The generous amount of weathering to the armour and the scratches on the weapons helps tell a bit more of a story about the character too which I like.

There are some places where I would have liked to see a bit more 'pop' when it comes to the accessories and such but overall the model is looking suitably frightening! More of his work has continued across the Survivors from the box that I wanted to highlight as they have this look of carved statues about them.

Kingdom Death #2 by SteveOmega13

They are obviously 'real' people but I think that the way the skintones have been realised here is perfect and gives them that classical Renaissance look; as if they have been dragged from one of those old paintings and thrown into this nightmare world. Even on the paler Survivors the fabric clinging to them feels different and has been shaded and highlighted well.

It's nice seeing the clash between the vibrant red hair of the Survivor on the right and her paler skin too which has been matched well. I think she's my favourite!

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Quick Nighthaunt by George Sealy

Last but not least we have a look towards some Age Of Sigmar from George Sealy who has painted up the undead section of Soul Wars in short order using some fascinating techniques.

Nighthaunt #1 by George Sealy

This is a very quick and easy paint scheme which aims to give you an effective and evocative looking army on the tabletop. I think that has been achieved! Whilst some of these are in the work-in-progress stage you can see how the idea is meant to play out, giving them an aged and worn look, as if they have been torn from the pages of an old horror book.

I think the sepia tone to everything is great and provides a point of difference to a lot of the balefire-style approaches that people have been using with their Nighthaunt.

Nighthaunt #2 by George Sealy

More work needs to go into the metallics and such and also a clean up of the bases but I think that this is a very effective way of painting the Nighthaunt and giving you an army within a matter of hours.

I think the thing that then sets these models above and beyond a rush job is the attention to detail in the shading and drybrushing and the way the bases have that extra level of care applied to them. It should provide for a very evocative final product and one that would be scary to face on the tabletop!

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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