Community Spotlight: A Tiny Cemetery, 6mm Napoleonics & Dropfleet Ships

November 8, 2023 by crew

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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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Ghasthollows Cemetery by nazroth

We start this week's Community Spotlight with a look at the work of nazroth who has been building an awesome 10mm scale battlefield for use in MiniHammer, Warmaster and the like. Here we have the awesome Ghasthollows Cemetery which looks like the perfect place for a Vampire to summon their undead legions.

Ghasthollows Cemetary #1 by nazroth

The terrain came to life using a mixture of 3D Printed terrain elements (like the tower and and gravestones) but then plenty of natural materials which have also been used to help give that rickety, grimdark feel to the whole piece. I really love seeing people use both modern and more traditional techniques to bring the miniatures and terrain to life.

Ghasthollows Cemetary #2 by nazroth

Not only has nazroth made some larger pieces as you can see here which offer up rocky outcrops and shattered staircases but also those excellent, gnarled trees. The trees, which are distinctly dead, have been made out of twisted electrical cables which help to give them a properly "heroic" look and match in with the over-the-top style of the terrain for worlds like Warhammer.

Ghasthollows Cemetary #3 by nazroth

The finished look of the terrain is bloomin' fantastic. I really like how the trees have been finished with those dead leaves and the big tufts are awesome to help add to the terrain and help it feel "living". This also sets things up perfectly for scenarios with that glowing tower! I can't wait to see folks battling against a Necromancer as skeletons get summoned around them!


6mm Napoleonic Terrain by applemak

Sticking with terrain but moving away from the Fantasy, we also have some great 6mm Napoleonic terrain that has been built by applemak. This has been a great guide as to how to make terrain at this scale, including carving little buildings, making vast forests and bringing it all together into modular pieces which can be set onto a tabletop.

6mm Napoleonic Terrain #1 by applemak

As you can see, these look great and it's awesome seeing how you can turn awesome little wooden blocks into full blown villages and towns. I also like how this TerrainFest has helped to push people to start having some fun building terrain and doing that particular element of the hobby that often ends up getting left by the wayside.

6mm Napoleonic Terrain #2 by applemak

applemak has put a full breakdown as to how all of these different pieces came together over on the project from some of the smaller complexes through to the larger ones. I love that you've got so many different styles of building to including farmhouses, churches and more.

6mm Napoleonic Terrain #3 by applemak

When you combine together the forests that applemak made with the urban environments, you get a sense of the whole picture as well and how good this will look when all lain out on the tabletop. I like that the interior of the urban environments aren't just dirt either and there are nice patches of grass in there to help create a more realistic look.


Dropfleet Commander Ships by seldon9

Last but not least, we're keeping things small but moving to miniatures rather than terrain. Here, we get a look at some of the work that seldon9 has been doing on Dropfleet Commander miniatures.

Dropfleet Commander #1 by seldon9

I was particularly taken by the look of the Scourge that seldon9 has been working on. The flow of different colours that have all come together here is gorgeous and I like how it makes the ships look like living creatures rather than just creature-shaped-constructs. I was particularly taken by the speckled blues throughout over the black which help these meld into the starscapes that these ships will be drifting through.

Dropfleet Commander #2 by seldon9

I think these look fantastic and the effect is really sold when you see them against the black backdrop that seldon9 has used for their photography. Whilst I believe that the project has been paused for now, this was still really awesome to see and it wasn't just the Scourge that caught my eye.

Dropfleet Commander #3 by seldon9

I also really liked the painting on this particular craft. This is The Anomaly which is giving me serious Event Horizon vibes and I think the colour choices across the miniature certainly showcase that. It's awesome seeing the work people do on the ships for Dropfleet Commander and how they put their own stamp on them. It's also good that the game is still going strong!

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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