October PAINTING SHOWCASE

Welcome to another monthly round up of all the lovely and glorious hobby the nerds at the Spartans have been working on through October. Once again we have some super lovely examples to show off, remember you can always click on each picture for a closer look. So without further ado lets get on with the show…case!

First up we have Senior Marlow who has been working more on his retro looking Eldar and once again we can see some really smart freehand and neat edging and his blending on the sword looks great to add pop of contrast colour that works well with the goblin green bases. Very well done Marlow!

Next we have Neil with another strong showing with more of his new moody looking photo style, which does magnify the effect of these super cool looking Necrons in the autumnal scheme that is all complimentary and works so well with the cream, orange and browns. also a little wolf chaplain with a great looking lupine helmet! great work buddy!

Next we have Si with some heresy era Raven Guard he completed for Paul’s army. A 10 man destroyer squad and a mordeythan squad with magnetised weapon options and a couple of characters, nice blue on the plasma to add some contrast against the black.

up next we have Rob who has been working on a bikey chaplain with some nice subtle dust effects and weathering and he has also been adding to his Hobbit stuff and more bronzen minotaurs. a very solid month once again and the quality keeps getting better each month! great effort once again bud!

Next we have Dan King and a seriously lovely terrain piece which i assume is for WW2 related gaming. i love the little details of the weathering across this piece like door frames and brick work and the roof tiles… this is excellent i love it!!! awesome work fella its so realistic!!

Up next we have Phil who has been paining up some infantry and they look super cool and love the framing with the terrain in the background to help set the scene! Great work on the clothing and metals and looks the start of a very cool looking army!! we hope to see these expanded upon each month! very cool mate!

Next we have the enigmatic Dunkers with more of his delicious Necrons in the cream, blue and silver in a very clean paint job that is super neat and tidy. Great use of the graphite grey basing for contrast in a muted fashion to ensure the focus is all on the models above. very cool monolith and i like the fact he’s gone for less cream to mix it up. awesome work as always!

Up next we have Alex with a sensational looking Mortarian and i love the colour choice on the wings, which is something you don’t often see but it certainly adds interest and also contrasts against the cream and green so well. A suitable well painted model deserving of a primarch! love it dude!

Next we have Joel with more of his beloved 7th Legion with more dirty looking Imperial fists, this time some heavy weapons units to deal max damage! Once again that lovely dirty yellow that he managed to get so consistently across all of his models works well with the martian red bases. you i know the aesthetic of this army!

Next we have joshua with some very cool looking ogres and red goblins! some awesome work on the various flesh tones across each model as he has created definition and some nice blends, which can be tricky on the larger flesh areas and also nicely done with e red flesh tones! also nice blends on the blue swords makes these look a very accomplished paint job all round!

next we have Lewis who has been working on some very sweet looking Necrons, i especially like the really different choice of colour pallet with a mix of reds and orange to the blue/green heads really creates lots of interest and a big move away from the traditional silver looking’Crons. nice work buddy!

Next we have Matt who has been working super hard on more Bushido bits and pieces, including a very cool shack, carts and blossom trees. Nice blending on the fire animal things and the leather work on the sword dude is awesome. a nice and different entry for Matt this month with those terrain pieces! great stuff bud!

Now we have Luke who has been working on some very cool looking knightly dudes! love the red leather on the tunics and the shields and the metallics are very nicely done with subtle dull weathering and shine to create interest and some nice highlights on the horses tunic as well. very nice bud!

Next we have Matthew with a very cool Tau death squad, nice traditional colour scheme and clean crisp edge highlights and lenses and i like the use of snow on the bases for interest to create a very accomplished paint job and maybe more Tau is on the cards in the future… we hope so!

Next we have Marcosand some roman looking Skaven, which have some nice silver armour and cool looking leather work on the little rat bastards! some nice subtle work on the flesh tones on the hands and faces as well and these have come out looking super duper! nice work mate, we look forward to more!

Up next we have Tony and a fine collection of Bushido models that he’s been working on for the last few months. Love the straw hats and clothes and robes, which have some nice blending and highlights but what makes these models stand out is the really nice use of foliage in the autumnal colours to add interest to the muted colour pallet. great work bud!

Next we have Russel who is new to the group but has made strong start to showcase life with a very nicely painted chaplain in a nice rich black. great work on the bone colours and the gold works well as an accent to complete the scheme, great work fella we look forward to more!

And last but not least we have Edd with some sublime Blood Angels that he has been basing on Rogue trader era models and has included a lovely retro picture for comparison. Some nice freehand and flat colours really do make you feel like its something from your childhood! a very well executed paint job and we wouldn’t expect anything less from Edd, glorious once again amigo!

So there we have it for another month we hope its inspired you to pick up the brush during Lockdown 2.0: “Lockdown harder!” so until next time enjoy the pictures and stay safe!

September Painting showcase

Ok its a bit late but here it is at last…. Welcome to another monthly round up of all the hobby goodness that has been created by all the Spartans and once again we have another month of excellent looking entries. so without further ado, lets get cracking and this month we are going on reverse alphabetical order and remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look.

first up we have Will with some super cool looking gangers for his new Necromunda gang. Great use of the colour pallet to max contrast and interest with some lovely flesh tones and blending. Lovely as always buddy!

Next we have Samuel who has started a lovely looking warcry warband with great use of metallic blue armour panels to create a really cool looking effect against the well painted muted flesh and robes. Samuel keeps knocking it out the park with each new project he starts! great stuff dude!

Next we have Rob who has been very busy with a new Gobbo army which look fantastic especially the loads of squigs… everyone loves squigs! nice titans as well for his legio to be finally completed. great effort once again bud.

Next we have Neil with some moody looking models, which just ooze character in these dark photos. superb use of a rusty red against the metalics and cream carapace makes for a unique and dirtier looking ‘Cron army! love it!

Next is Matt with some more of his Bushido models in a very accomplished paint job once again but would you expect anything different from the Hobbit? nice and crisp paint with vibrant colour schemes, these are just really pleasing on the eye!

Next we have Mark with a lovely looking Lion, the Primarch of the glorious first (and best) legion great work on the cape and gold detailing and very suited to the lord of Caliban. Nice black armour as well, which can be difficult to get right. nice work bud!

Up next we have Marcos who has ended a bit of a painting drought with a splurge of fine looking productivity. Love the gaunt and purple and white scheme as it works so well together and his sigmarines look great in the dark armour… these look very nice indeed great to see a wide variety of well painted minis.

Next we have Kieran who has continued his love of painting females with some sisters of battle in a cool looking white with blue scheme which is a very nice variation of the usual darker schemes. very nicely done bud!

Up next we have Joao with 2 very sexy looking models with a space marine librarian and chaplain. love the shadows and depth to the colours with max brightness for a real contrast and bit of a old school paint job vibe which is really cool. absolutely love these bud!!!

Next we have Jim who says he’s finally painted something… well they look great and we cant wait for him to start painting some more bits and pieces. nice work on the gold and the blue contrast colours are nice and bright. love the bases as well and faces look tight! great work indeed!

Next we have Graham who has been working on some grizzly looking ogres and has painted them with a great choice of colour pallet with the really well painted orangey skin tones a perfect contrast to the blue shoulder pad and the red trim really ties the 2 contrasting colours together. nice work!!!

next we have Edd, who once again has blown us away with the fantastic looking marines that also have a really old school vibe to the paint job with the hand painted blood drops and banner, the face is sublime and i just love the different use of shoulder pads and a beaky head! lovely once again bud!

Up next we have Dunk who has been painting up some ogres for his 8th ed fantasy army. great skin tones and work on the word cannon thingy! the flaming breath has a really well blended fire effect but what would you expect from one of our more prolific painters! great work bud.

Next we have Dan K who has been a busy boy with more of his WW2 infantry that we know and love for the muted detail he generates across each one and the flesh and faces are getting better and better! also some more of his ‘Munda genestealer cults gang which again have great flesh tones. solid work once again and in high quantity!

Next we have Dan G who has painted some nice and neat and crisp looking minis this month. again some massive progress on his painting this month and its nice to see the development. great highlighting on the clothing on the rifleman.

Next we have Chris who is back with some more blood angels but also accompanied by some noice looking chaosy marines in the black and gold trim but my fave is the assassin in the muted grey body glove rather than the black, a nice take on the scheme and really helps to make the rest of the equipment stand out. nice work dude!

Up next we have Andrew who has graced us with a very cool looking marine dude and with a nice use of a wash to maximise the contrast on the robes to create a dirty and old leather effect. Nice little bit of OSL style lighting from the lantern as well. good choice of colour for interest. good work buddy!

and last but not least we have Alex who has painted up some cool looking ultramarines especially the big boy leviathan in a very tidy paint job. however, i love the tyranid dudes and their speckled carapaces which makes them very characterful and really freaking cool! great job bud.

so there we go for september another top notch entry and showcase for you to enjoy… we look forward to see what’s coming up in october!!!

AUGUST PAINTING SHOWCASE

Welcome to another monthly round up of all the hobby goodness that has been created by all the Spartans and once again we have another month of excellent looking entries. so without further ado, lets get cracking and remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look.

First up we have Rob who has been super busy with more of his awesome looking Minotaurs. Such a lovely and warm colour scheme that looks so classy and very well executed with some very clean panels and edge highlights and i like that fact he’s spent a a bit of time adding tufts to the bases in the same colour pallet to tie it all together. Especially love the chaplain! great work buddy!

Up next we have Kieran who has been very lazy this month and only painted one model but i think you would agree that he has actually done rather well with this evil eldar looking chap. Love the range of vibrant colours that draw attention to different parts of the miniature and really helps to show off the great paint job and the model itself. and top it off the lava base is smashing!! nice work dude!

Next we have new member Aaron with his first entries for the showcase with some truly awesome looking death guard and primaris ultra marines. Love the detail on the death guard, you can tell its been painstakingly painted as the details are so crisp and the liquid in the window of the tank looks stunning. The primaris are so clean and well executed they wouldn’t look out of place in white dwarf! lovely stuff Aaron we hope to see more from you soon!

Next we have Luke, who once again has abandoned his Game of thrones Minis for some Bushido models and varying types of of oriental styled loveliness. these look very cool and i love how vibrant he has made the models with the flowers on the bases and bright clothes and love the freehand flower print on the komodo. such a seriously good paint job and i looove the blue dragon he looks just like the one on the soy sauce packets in the shops!

Next we have Matt who has been super busy this month painting up some more of his super duper primaris white scars and i love the cool little conversions he’s made to give them a little touch of individuality and a nod to the chapters back story. Matt’s also been seduced by Bushido and has knocked up some very cool looking models especially like how well the geisha girls powdered skin has come out. Such a very well painted bout of hobby bud!

Next we have Neil with some absolutely blinding looking models, the flesh tones used on the mutated brutes are really well balanced colour pallet to show depth and interest and helps with the variation across the models. The blends between the flesh tones are flawless and is defo some of the best that Neil has ever done. The gobbo and squig models are also fantastic and love the bases as well… i could gush about these all day! love em!

Next we have Chris who has continued his tradition of strong entries into the monthly showcase with some more Necron’s and what a stunning entry it is as well love the blends from the yellow to green and on the power blade and i also really like the metallic bronze and silver as its a nice contrast. The assassin has also been completed with a very crisp and clean paint job, Chris really has been nailing he touches with a brush! great work bud!

Next we have Dunk with more of his fab looking Necron’s with his cream and blue scheme and very clean finish, which is offset by the tarnished bronze and silvers… it difficult to give any new superlatives when you keep seeing the same high levels of skill Dunk puts forward each month, so lets just sit back and enjoy the pictures! so so good!

Next we have Next we have the other Chris with some excellent looking models that look straight off the cover of a white dwarf he has nailed the GW painting style. Great looking flesh tones on the face and the edge highlights are on point for the chaplain. However, i love the golden Necron the armour panels have been very well done and the blue power sword contrast so well against it. very good looking models indeed, we look forward to more of these!

Next up we have Dan G who continues to improve month on month with some really cool test models he’s been working on this time a chaos marine with nice clean black and gold and also a Necromunda goliath with some great flesh tones and a very cool rusty effect base and worn armour, great stuff bud!

Next we have Edd with some more of his sublime custom chapter marines, love the old school dreadnought and the weathering effects he’s done but once again the level of care and detail he’s managed to get the quartered marines done so well, which is such a difficult thing to do and the highlights are spot on. Seriously lovely looking army this dude!

Next we have Jamie who has made a start on some custodes with a couple of test models, which have come out really nicely and you know i’m a fan of the tarnished gold effect to give them a bit more of a grim dark feel. nice use of the bases to add more interest and break up the gold. we cant wait to see a whole elite army of these boys!!

Next we have Dyson who has been slowly chipping away at his titanicus and finished his warlord titan with some sexy looking lightning effects across the amour panels and offset by the black and white checkers creates a great contrast to the model and the use of red as an accent colour gives max contrast from the black and white and compliments the blue delightfully. This is very well done my friend!!!

Next we have Joao with something very different from the sci-fi focused entries with some very cool looking historic mounted infantry. The bases look great and the uniformity of the uniform across all 5 mounts has been well done and the horses hair which can be tricky look spot on. Its really nice to see some historic mini in the showcase and he really has done them justice. top work bud!

Next we have Paul E who has knocked up a very very cool looking cerastus knight lancer in a house hawkshroud scheme with a nice looking yellow which we all know can be very tricky to pull off. Looks a lovely crisp paint job and the simplicity of the scheme really helps it to stand out and will look great on the tabletop! very nice work dude!

Next we have John with a super sexy looking eldar dude, this is a very accomplished paint job and the amour panels are so neat and tidy and complimented well by the blue fabric winged helmet. However, what really sets this mini apart is the use of the basing materials to create a dynamic pose astride the 2 stones and added additional contrast through the flowers ans tufts. love this a lot!!

Up next we have Pete who has continued working on his Heresy Blood Angels with some filth on the form of a infernus pistol moritat in a cool black armour with a nice blend on the power axe and looking suitably menacing! he’s also finished up some more BA troops which look great and again the blue power swords help to really make them pop amongst the legions red and black armour. speaking of which Pete’s done a great job of creating contrast across the minis and some nice weathering and even a few conversions in there as well!! Cant wait to play these sometime!!! great work buddy!

next we have Rob W who is new to the group and casually drops this gorgeous work of art for us to enjoy!! everything about this is sheer beauty, the cobbled road with overgrown grass, the autumnal tree to add a warmth to the scene and then the brickwork and realism is just on point… just take a closer look at the pics and marvel in its greatness! we defo wanna see more of this dude!!

Next we have Joe who has been making a start on some Orks with this little cracker! The flesh looks nice and the use of a vibrant blue thats been well edge highlighted adds a nice contrast to the flesh, bones and base. I like the blending on the bones and the use of red to add character to the bone clubs and a tribal feel to the weapon. overall a very cool looking mini! nice work bud!

Next we have Mark who has painted up a fantastic looking wizard for some D&D love the use of the traditional purple for the cloak and robes and with some subtle highlighting the robes look nicely done. also nice work on the flesh tones and beard, a lovely looking model and definitely captures the essence of all things wizardly!

Next we have Oliver who has created his own unique take on the classic Necronm trope with a very cool looking metallic blue with vibrant green accent colours to contrast against the silvers. I must admit i do like this scheme as its taken elements of the traditional colour schemes and given it a twist that i’ve not seen replicated elsewhere. great work dude!

and last but definitely not least we have Tony who is another who has thrown himself into some Bushido with some very well painted minis with clearly lots of detail has been picked out very carefully and the flesh tones are very smooth even when looking close up. Love the dude below as he has a feel of scorpion from mortal combat and the outfit looks great, very clean paint job with some nicely placed subtle highlights. lovely stuff bud!

so there we have it for another month, some awesome looking minis as always and its inspired me to not be lazy and do some painting in september i hope you call follow suit! so until next time, hasta luego!

JULY PAINTING SHOWCASE

Welcome to another monthly round up of all the hobby goodness that has been created by all the nerds down the spartans for the month of July, And with the lockdown easing and with the possibility of playing some games the lads and lasses have been super busy building and painting their armies in preparation, (apparently mostly Necrons) so lets not dally and have a look at what has been produced!

First up we have Samuel, who has been busy working on his new 40K Tau army and continuing with his awesome rustic ‘Forgotten’ tau scheme. I can’t tell you how much i fucking LOVE these guys, the idea and the execution is brilliant. He has managed to pull off what is actually a very difficult idea which could easily just look like furry green aliens but has managed to mix the foliage with rust and OSL to give a really unique and great looking scheme. Oh and he’s also gone and painted up a grey knight as part of a new Kill team. We can also say that his first effort of blending a power sword is pretty baller as well, love the muted red on the shoulder pad as well against the silver armour. all in all a great intro the showcase, top work bud!

Next we have Dan Adams who believe it or not has finally succumbed to the lure of the paint brush and done some hobby for the first time in what must be like a hundred years and boy hasn’t he done well?! He’s spent some time knocking up a Malifaux gang in the style of a posse with a great choice of colour pallet to suit the western theme. I like the use of the red as an accent colour as it adds interest but compliments the warm browns, creams and beige’s and some great bases to finish them off. Dan’s also turned his hand at some Genestealer cults and painted a ‘Cypher’ type mysterious dude dual wielding pistols looks baller too! nice work Dan we hope you keep up this momentum of hobby into August and beyond!

Up next we have Rob and the start of his new 40K Minotaur’s army… if i was ever to do a new marine chapter it would be these! Sporting a brazen bronzen exterior the likes of which the entire female population of Newcastle and Donald trump could only dream of Rob has created a lovely warm pallet with the use of red trim and complimented with black makes this a very cool scheme and created some nice bases as well to give further interest. These are very well done and so neat and tidy and its nice to see Rob paint something a bit different to his usual barbarians. really like these buddy!

Up next we have DJ and some more of his stunning looking Eldar in that lovely looking white and blue scheme. The armour panels are as crisp as snow and the blending is sublime as yo-u would expect from the big man. But i also love the different poses and work he’s done on the bases as well to give extra character to the units and uniformity across the army. A really truly fantastic looking force! we look forward to more from him in the future!

Next we have Joel who has taken a step away from his lovely heresy era Imperial fists to make a start on his  Bonereaper Necropolis Stalkers for his AoS army. Love the bone colour for starter which can be tricky to get right at times and the use of deep turquoise as a contrast colour is spot on and not only that but bases look great with the purple flowers adding a tinge of contrast and splash of colour to create interest across the units. Looking great bud we look forward to more of the same!

Up next we have Neil, who once again has been knocking out more quality deposits than a high end sperm donor. Loving the rusted detailing on the weapons and the highlighting along the bandages and the horns have a great organic effect. The termites also look fantastic, the weathering is perfect and on top of all of this he’s done a unit of demons and a very cool looking camouflaged scout. Just click on the pics for a closer look as there’s so much going on in each! really awesome work mate!!!

Next we have Paul D who has also been producing high quantity and high end models (once again) Loving the proteus land raider and also the rhinos have all been painted in a superclean finish and edged all over. But i really love the dude with the spear and skulled backpack which looks great but its the little OSL in the spear and him standing over the dead space wolf really makes him stand out. The chaosy marines all look so neat and tidy and the blending on the green smoke looks terrific! well done buddy these are sweet AF!

Up next we have Luke with another deluge of random mini’s from the deserts of the Dothraki sea some blood riders and Khal Drogo, which look stunning from the horses to the well painted flesh tones across the model including Varis the spiders bald head and vibrant robes to the Khaleesi herself, all look great!! He’s also done more of his lovely looking Marvel super heroes achieving a very accomplished look for each… and on top of that he’s gone and painted a million tanks and a trillion guardsmen as well! Great output this month bud keep it up!

Next we have Matt who has been continuing working on his chaos marines and accompanying spider creature. once again a very clean and accomplished paint job with neat gold trim, which is always a ball ache to do to such a high standard. Love the sorcerer dude and his array of colours to give max interest and contrast to the model. However, he’s only gone and jumped on some primaris marines with some awesome looking white scars, love the clean crispness of each one done to a high standard too! we look forward to more!

Next we have Paul E who’s painting seems to have jumped in quality over the last few months with some more of his lovely looking blood angels Leviathan and a few kill team marines of the deathwatch variety are all looking very neat and tidy and he’s done a great job at a marbled effect! But my fave is the marine with cyclone missile launcher as there’s so much character and the skin tones are perfect! awesome work bud!!

Next we have Barry, who for the 3rd month in a row has produced something for the showcase and wowsers has he been busy creating some high end paint jobs! These infinity models are simply superb the colour pallets of each are so complimentary to help pick things out of the models with max contrast but subtly done. Great blending on each section, these are very very good especially the white robes! he’s also knocked up some more Bolt Action army dudes with great scenic bases and horses! another stellar month for the Bazatron… he’s a machine!