Community Spotlight: Dwarf Throngs, Crimson Fists & Oldhammer Heroes

October 19, 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.

King Thorgrim's Dwarven Throng by tanath

The first of the community projects we're looking at this week comes from tanath. He has been doing an awesome job on this amazing Dwarf army...yes, it's Dwarves! It started with a little peek at some of Slayers which are fighting for Kazak-A-Karak...

King Thorgrim's Throng #1 - tanath

This little project came to life in the forums as tanath was looking to build up a 5th Edition Dwarf army to play games of Warhammer Fantasy with his friends. The painting on these models is bloomin' awesome and really captures that old school look that I fell in love with when it came to these beardy fellows back in the day.

The amazing painting continues with this set of Bugman's Rangers. As you can see the range itself was quite samey back in the day with plenty of repeat poses BUT the painting here by tanath has done a lot to make them all feel different and somewhat unique.

King Thorgrim's Throng #2 - tanath

This is going to sound very weird indeed but I absolutely love the way the beards have been painted here. Bugman's and the Champions beards, in particular, have come together wonderfully with nice transitions between the dark and light portions, giving them a sense of depth.

If you're going to be painting Dwarves then beards are a massive part of their imagery so you need to be good at painting them! Last but not least for this little preview we have the Norse Dwarves who were sculpted by Warmonger Miniatures.

King Thorgrim's Throng #3 - tanath

These Dwarves have also been joined by Queen Helga who I actually have! She is a very rare miniature and the only female Dwarf Citadel every created for use in Warhammer Fantasy. She is quite the special model and it's awesome to see her painted up so well here by tanath.

I really like going back and seeing how people are bringing new painting techniques to these old miniatures, giving them a new lease of life and showing that they can still indeed work within the market of today.

Hopefully, we see more work from tanath in the near future and possibly a move to the projects section so we can see the way it all comes together into a full army!

Oldenheim Warbands by piers

Next up we're focusing in on some more Oldhammer painted by the wonderfully skilled piers. Here we have some of his Oldenheim Warbands for use in Mordheim! The first of these is his group of hapless warriors from Ostland.

Oldenheim Warbands #1 - piers

You can see how a lot of the techniques for sculpting have improved over the years but there is still a lot of character sown into these miniatures. I love the painting here, similarly to tanath, which takes old miniatures and gives them a new lease of life. For example, that Ogre Mercenary is looking fantastic in his dark chainmail with that hefty sword in hand.

piers has also been working away on some Chaotic warbands too including this one for Khorne. The heavily armoured fellow with the wolf helmet is probably my favourite, shimmering red armour that looks like blood!

Oldenheim Warbands #2 - piers

The work across the metallics and the deep red matches very nicely and the bases then help to frame the miniatures well. A few skulls here and there are always good when it comes to working on Chaos warbands.

Lastly from his little collection we also have this Nurgle warband.

Oldenheim Warbands #3 - piers

Again, this focuses in on the wonderfully colourful painting from piers which has brought these creepy creatures to life. I love how you get lots of interesting character quirks coming out in these sculpts which can be inspirations for their backstory too. That fellow on the right, for example, might be bandaged up because he still retains much of his humanity and hasn't quite given himself over to the Dark Gods yet.

Some very characterful miniatures and a bit of wonderful painting on the part of piers which gives new life to old miniatures.

Rogue Trader Crimson Fists by curis

Talking of old miniatures, curis is also taking us back in time to the days of Rogue Trader with these amazingly well painted Crimson Fists!

Rogue Trader Crimson Fists #1 - curis

These miniatures are looking stunning! I love the way that the painting has been done here with very stark highlights and plenty of detail worked into the armour. You can see the amazing freehand work across the weapons and the shoulder pads which suddenly makes these soldiers far more interesting than your regular rank n' file trooper.

This then continues with more of these Space Marines. As with some of the other miniatures we've seen today in this week's Spotlight new painting techniques have given these miniatures a renewed look and feel even if we are looking at archaic sculpting.

Rogue Trader Crimson Fists #2 - curis

I think there is a warm sense of nostalgia coming from seeing miniatures like these, reminding us of a time when we played games and had all the time in the world to get stuck into our hobby. Seeing someone come back and give these miniatures a new sense of purpose might also inspire us to go back, strip some of those old models and give this a go ourselves!

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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