Welcome one and all to another monthly round up of all the hobby goodness that has been produced in the lockdown and over the Easter period. Once again it is another bumper month with lots of fantastic looking minis that have been produced so without further ado lets get cracking remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look.
First up we have Barry who has not posted in a showcase for sometime and he’s back with a bang with his Guildball Shepherds and has produced some sterling work on the rags, wool, leather and clothes and the giant goat is truly stunning. However, my favourite is the the smug looking pig, from his leather jacket to the colouring of his skin its really well done and realistic. Also have to mention the faces, which have done very well and the bases as they offer maximum contrast to the muted browns and beige’s and creates the feeling they are really up a mountain. Top work Barry it was worth the wait… lets hope its not another few years between his next showcase entry.
Next up we have Si who has been very busy with his Heresy era Dark Angels, ,completing a 10 man tac squad and a particular focus on trying to improve his flesh and faces skills on a veteran squad using a variety of MK’s of armour to create interest with some non-uniformity. He also painted a lightning for Paul’s Raven Guard and some scenery for his Adeptus Titanicus bases.
Next we have Chris who has studiously been working away on his Blood Angels, this time with a primaris librarian, which is a very cool looking model and he has managed to create a slightly worn red leather effect on the robes and back pack. He has also made a captain smash with jump pack on another of his cool looking bases and has a lovely warn deep red armour. He’s also knocked out a librarian dreadnought and managed to match the same tones and feel as his primaris in a very well executed paint job. awesome work again buddy!
Up next we have Simon with some more Guildball shepherds and cutlass, who has done a really nice job introducing some blue into the colour pallet to add some interest and contrast against the wool. Simon’s also painted some nice flesh and faces but my favourite piece is cutlass with some great looking leather and metal work and the red robes, great work!
On to the next with Dan G and his collection of cooks from his latest Guildball team, where he’s done some nice work on the flesh tones and clothes and spent time on the bases yo give them a theme and uniform. Also nice work on the spearmans jacket, getting better each month Dan, keep it up!
Next we have Dan H with a lovely looking skaven rat chap which has some lovely looking metallics and blended colours especially for the green and the blue robes. This is a very clean and crisp well painted model and we cant wait to see more from Dan in the future!
Next we have Rob who has completed more of his bezerker Necromunda gang with all the chaosy stuff that he loves so much, love the poses he put on them especially the guy holding the spud masher! But his work on the hobbit minis are really well done with some great basing and i really like the work he’s done on the shields. nice work bud we look forward to more next month!
Next we have Dunk with some horrific looking models but with a paint job is anything but! Seriously creepy models have been given a suitably atmospheric paint job which is excellent as it really does give a creepy feel. Lovely blending and really well executed colour theory in the flesh to maximise the tones and subtle contrast and some great highlighting on the dress. all round a frighteningly good entry this month!
Next we have Paul E with the end of his 30K Blood Angel army he has been working on and has finished really quickly and to a good standard. This month he’s been very busy with a lovely looking Lightning, which has a crisp finish, An assault squad with their nice snowy bases and last but not least the Sire of the Legion, The Angel himself, Sanguinius! A lovely looking use of gold to maximise the sheen on the armour but i absolutely love his wings, nice work buddy!
Next we have Greg J and a fantastic looking Armiger knight walker with a lovely crisp paint job across the red and blue armour panels and trim. Also some great looking red lenses but once again he’s gone to town and made a lovely looking scenic base using green and flowers to make a lovely juxtaposition of the futuristic grim dark mechanical robot running through a meadow on a sunny summer afternoon. Lovely stuff buddy!
Next we have Paul D, who has still been working in the lockdown, otherwise this month would have been all about him at the rate he knocks stuff out! as it is he’s still done a load of terrain pieces and in lots of detail as well. In particular the Tyranid in suspension is simply yummy and i love the consoles with all the little details and screens. And who doesn’t like a witty warning written on the side of an armed warhead! superb work mate as always!
Next we have Jake who has been just finished watching the Tiger King on Netflix and has been heavily influenced by Joe Exotic’s lifestyle so much that he has grown a lockdown mullet, released a country and western album and also this rather dapper Imperial Guard Sentinel rocking a fantastic Tiger skin armour paint job like a sexy pair of animal print Y-fronts. All joking aside, i actually LOVE this and it has been executed exceptionally well with nice clean stripes across a nicely blended orange to tan fur colour and with the cute little paw prints on the back. The panelling contrasts superbly well against the black frame and armour so it really stands out…. love it!
Next we have Neil who has been churning out more of his Sigmarines in that beautiful burnished gold scheme with the muted blue trim, I’ve said it before but its one of the best schemes i’ve seen in terms of a tarnished gold armour thats been worn throughout battle. Great snowy bases as well to tie the model together and give character to the unit. Also love the standard with the skeleton and skulls and the green hour glass for a lovely little touch. awesome as always bud!
Up Next we have Jimmy who has been working so hard for the last year he’s not been able to paint as much as we all would like but he’s managed to knock up a master of signal for his 30K sallies and once again it s imply stunning. He has the smoothest and crispest lines and edge highlights you will ever see and those screens and blended to perfection!. awesome work bud!
Next we have Mat with more of his stunning Custodes, where i’m running out of superlatives to describe them. The level of customisation on all of his models from the bases to slight reposes often go unnoticed due to the paint job. Love the colours used in the pallet to compliment the gold, turquoise and purple look delicious! click on the pics for a closer look!
Next we have Joel with some more of his heresy era imperial fists, this time with a very gritty and cool looking breacher squad. Some really nice and subtle weathering across the unit and i love the use of blacks and metals to break up the yellow and give a distinct differentiation and scheme to his breachers. Very nice work bud!
A continuación tenemos al Sr. Marlow y algunos de sus Eldar de aspecto retro golpeando a Scorpions. Me encanta el esquema verde y amarillo, ya que realmente evoca recuerdos de las primeras ediciones de 40K. Las lentes se han hecho especialmente bien y el resaltado de los bordes está muy limpio. bien hecho amigo!
Next we have Josh with a trio ogres which look fantastic… great looking flesh tones across the models and great blending and transitions to give interest in a very smooth finish. Love the mouths and teeth as they have been well executed and to top it off he’s only gone done some super clean blends on the swords as well. A very accomplished paint job indeed Josh! love to see more of these when your done!
Next we have Mark D who has painted up a tiny little Grung for his D&D campaign, this plucky little fellow has spent most of his adventures setting off traps in his search for shiny gold and the only thing better than this paint job is the amazing frog voice he now uses for the whole session! Love the dappled green on the skin to give that subtle interest that occurs naturally on amphibians and the eyes are truly fantastic… lets not forget that this figure so much smaller than the other 28mm models so this really is a great effort. well done bud!
Next we have Keiran with his rather splendid high elves he has painted with a nice metallic sheen offset with the blue trim and some reptilian scaled cloaks with a lovely turquoise colour. Some nice work on the faces and flesh as well and they look particularly nice on their snowy bases. well done buddy these are looking great!
Next we have Mark F who has been continuing on his Tau and has been amassing a huge looking army of well painted robot suits with very clean lines and edge highlights offset by the dirty muddy and floral bases creates a very strong contrast between them. A very well executed looking army, fantastic Sir!
Up next we have Dan K with another magnificent plethora of minis, with more of his chaos marines he has been working on for some time now and has continued to knock them out at a decent rate and to a very decent quality. Some lovely blending on the power sword and some great flesh tones on his Necromunda Goliaths. Also he’s been working on some more WW2 models with some nice work on the fabrics. Great work once again bud!
Next we have Yp with his work on a Dark Angel Praetor and has made a conversion to where he’s 2 handing the sword rather than the original pose to give a little more dynamism to the model. He’s added some freehand checks and i also like the fact he’s incorporated the bone coloured armour panel with a nod to the new DA unit thats about to drop. looking forward to seeing more of this Army! nice work
Next we have Greg R who has only painted one mini this month but what a mini it is. This is a very well painted figure with a very clean finish and some nice subtle highlights across the model and the face and head is really well done. a very nicely painted eye great detail in there! Looks awesome mate!
Next we have Tom with his Skaven Bell end on wheels he painted for a competition and it really has been well done. The brass metallics are super clean and with good use of verdigris to give contrast and the rust and wood effects across the model are very nice too! I also like the muted spectral mist as an alternative the usual bright warpstone glow you associate with the rats. Nice work buddy!
Up next we have Stephen with some frostgrave mini’s he’s been working on in prder to get his children in to some wargaming and they like simply wonderful. With a nice use of complementary and contrasting colours on different models all done with a smooth clean finish and lovely flesh tones, these minis look fantastic and we hope the children can refrain from chewing, dropping or throwing these around and damaging the tremendous paint job he has accomplished! very nice work indeed sir!
And last but not least we have Nick with some Star Wars Legion and its nice to see Nick back up and running with his hobby again with some fantastic looking models with a fantastic looking paint job. Love the red robes of th Emperors guard and the emperor himsef for that matter. And i love the pathfinders, all of their colthes have been very well done and the faces and flesh again look terrific! Great work mate!
So that’s it for another month, sorry it has taken so long to complete but between working from home, and having numerous BBQ’s in this glorious lockdown weather it took a while to work through the sheer number of quality entries we had this month, lets hope we have another bumper month for May!
Remember stay home, stay stay safe and paint some more models! and here is Sr Marlow with some medical advice:
Me pusieron un cuello collarín hace años y nunca he mirado hacia atrás desde