Community Spotlight: Stealthy Space Marines, The Old West & World War II Ships

March 3, 2021 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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Space Marine Librarian by flatbattery

We dive into the awesomeness this week with some work by flatbattery for the grimdark future of Warhammer 40,000. Here we have an absolutely fantastic take on a Space Marine Librarian for their Raven Guard Successor Chapter.

Space Marine Librarian #1 by flatbattery

One of the great things about this particular miniature goes beyond the detail work on the armour and weapon. As a whole, the miniature looks great but check out the work on that camouflaged cloak! The pattern work is excellent and very clean, working very nicely across the different folds of the cloak as it covers the Librarian's armour.

Space Marine Librarian #2 by flatbattery

I really like that flatbattery looked at this miniature and thought about how exactly it would be made to fit the sneaky and stealthy approach of the Raven Guard and their Successors. There is a full rundown of how this effect was achieved over in the project linked above but beyond that, this is just a great little snippet of grimdark awesomeness.

Plenty of attention has been paid to the rest of the miniature too with great detail work on the Force Sword and the accessories that are strapped around the Librarian's belt. A great miniature and hopefully the start of an excellent looking Chapter.

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Native American Warband by denzien

We move away from the grimdark future of Warhammer 40,000 now and step back in history to the Wild West. denzien is the next community member we're checking in on as they have been doing more Historical hobby with a Native American warband.

Native American Warband #1 by denzien

Using the stunning miniatures by Black Scorpion as the basis for this warband, denzien is stepping back into the past and building up a crew for use in Legends Of The Old West. This is a game that might have passed a few of you by but it uses the excellent mechanics from The Lord Of The Rings which many will be familiar with.

As a group, the Native Americans here are looking ace and I really like how there are plenty of earthy tones in the mix here alongside some more vibrant splashes of colour. It works really well to make each model feel individual whilst also bringing them together as a coherent whole for gameplay purposes.

Native American Warband #2 by denzien

denzien also had plenty of fun posing and using the miniatures in a variety of different action shots which I always appreciate. It's enjoyable seeing what Historical project denzien has dived into next and I think this one might inspire a fair few people to start their own warbands for similar games. The Wild West is certainly a period ripe for exploration and excitement on the tabletop.

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Victory At Sea Ships by fourtytwo

The final entry for this week comes from fourtytwo who has been showing off their skills once again. This time they have taken to the high seas to build a fleet for use in Victory At Sea!

Victory At Sea #1 by fourtytwo

These models have been 3D printed by fourtytwo as alternative options for the game and I think you'll agree that they all look absolutely stunning. These 1/1800 scale ships come from Shapeways and were picked because they were more accurate than the offerings from Warlord Games.

Victory At Sea #2 by fourtytwo

The ships that you're seeing here are part of the US fleet but this is just going to be the start for fourtytwo. As well as painting up the US there are plans to work on fleets for the Japanese, British and Germans as well later on down the line.

Victory At Sea #3 by fourtytwo

The thing I always love with the work by fourtytwo is the attention to detail. There has been care and craft put into the painting of each of these ships, be they smaller Destroyers or something as big as the Missouri or Lexington. It's enough to maybe inspire you to start painting your own fleet!

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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!

What do you think of the entries this week?

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