MARCH PAINTING SHOWCASE

Well here we go again with another run down of some excellent pieces of individual hobby from all the Lads and Lasses from the Spartans during the month of March. These showcases seem to be getting bigger and better each month! remember you can always click on individual pictures for a close up, so without further ado lets get on with the show…case!

First up we have Si who has continued working on his Heresy era Dark Angels and has based a couple of units on some 90’s and rogue trader era artwork to bring back some retro feels to his force. He also knocked up a termite to carry some interemptors to battle and a Praevian character to lead a unit of Vorax. He really spent some time on the faces to get some nice smooth flesh tones.

Next we have Neil with some kick ass 40K Iron Warriors with a sublime amount of perfectly executed hazard stripes across each model to give that really cool aesthetic. Really good use of the Martian red bases for max contrast along with some subtle but excellent weathering across the armour panels… once again stunning stuff from our favourite Lumberjack!

Next we have Will D who has painted up a super cool looking chaplain on a super cool batman bike. nice work on the leather bound book and the gold trim. He’s also knocked up a really sci-fi punk looking sister of battle and love the outrageous in your face neon green wig to really grab your attention to the model for a unique look. great work bud!

Up next we have Tony with some more of his really cool looking Bushido model, which i think you will agree is absolutely smoking! great transitions from the blue to the green and achieved that classic oriental styled colour palette. He’s also nicely picked out the details to create a very cool looking mini, lovely stuff buddy!

up Next its Rob with 2 more tanks for his Vostoyan guard army in with nice use of the red trim against the dirty white camo of the armour panels. Robs also started another new army and this one is the form of some lizard men and some awesome looking skinks and i love the giant ankylosaurus’ colour choices and the vibrant green looks great and is a nice contrast against the browns and oranges of the bases, which again look tremendous! nice work bud!

Next is Samuel with a skaven rat wizard and a chaos warrior… Samuel has recently trying to push his painting skills and was playing around with OSL from the green ball of energy, which looks great. Love the white fur choice against the bright red and blue for max contrast. Also love the chaos warrior with the choice of the deep green it just works so well with the muted brown of the cloak. some nice NMM silvers as well… awesome work once again bud!

Next we have Paul E with a super cool looking Sicaran for his Blood Angels, great work on the green lenses and the choice of black accent colour really helps to break up the red as well as the metallics with some worn effects and rusted tracks. this looks like a very accomplished looking model, top work bud!

next we have Nick with his finished Aliens game, which looks so good all of the aliens look so good especially the big queen and her carapace but what really stands out for me is the face hugger pods and the computer terminals as these have been executed so well…. in fact these models have really made me want to play this game, its just a shame Nick decided to move to a different part of the country!! great work bud i love these!

Next up we have Edd with some more of his Glorious 13th and what looks like a very busy month by painting up a reasonably sized forced with 5 dreadnoughts, 4 tanks and a lot of infantry all of which are looking fantastic! I love the different use of different armour marks across the units. The gold trim is really well done and the flesh and faces are spot on. very nice as always bud!!

Next we have Mark with 2 great looking characters with a nice shade of green used for the salamander and nicely blended flame effect and cool looking base it really screams Vulkans finest especially the charcoal skin and flame red eyes. The blood angel also looks really nice with a deep arterial red and contrasted well with the cream and gold. nice work as always bud.

Up next we have the industrious Joel and more of his new Heresy era Death Guard in the cream and olive green and brass trim. Such a well executed paint job with a very nice weathered paint job to capture the aesthetic of Barbaros’ warrior sons. lovely stuff Joel i really look forward to seeing this army expand.

Next we have Jack with some mutated chaos terminators and some great looking slime an decay affects painted across each model. love the impaled marine helmets and bone effects on the tusks and skulls and the blue is a nice contrast to it all. great work mate!

Next we have Graham an awesome friendly tree with jazz hands! love the work on the bark and the flocked base looks cool and i love the little critters climbing amongst the branches. He’s also painted up a rather dandy looking human bloodbowl team and these look fantastic, great flesh and faces across each model and the plumes are simply magnificent and the red and black has been highlighted well and the gold trim works well to tie them together, seriously good work bud!

Up next we have Chris with some more of his awesome looking Blood Angels this time with some Primaris in cool action poses. I love the use of the yellow to add a contrast colour to create interest with the red and black and armour. As we have come to expect from Chris the edge highlights are spot on and its a very crisp paint job all round… lovely stuff as always bud!

Next we have Dunkers who has taken a step away from the Nightlords for some hefty ogre action and some great looking fat lads with cool skin tones and rusted weapons in their matching denim jeans they look a bunch of geordies going to watch their beloved toon army! Great snowy bases add that extra level of detail but my absolute fave is the skeletal screaming demonic mammoth creature thingymabob… love the work on the bones and rotting fur great stuff bud!

Next we have Dan G with a very cool hunter model and for some reasons reminds me of the Wild Thornberry’s. great work on the leather and the blunderbuss rifle and the base really adds a sense of scene on such a small base and a cool looking face! nice work dude!

Next we have Alex who has finished off a really cool looking Necron army with some nice use of red and brass colours to offset the silver metallics and give a nice contrast between warm and cool colour choices especially with the use of the vibrant green throughout. We look forward to more entries from Alex in the future!

Next we have Oliver with a very cool Necron character, who has used lots of subtle colours to break up the silver metallics and and create contrast across the model. i really like the use of the blue on the staff and the purple orb and the white face contrasts well with the green insignias and symbols. Very cool work indeed!!

Next we have Laffan with some more of his kingdom of death models, a harlequin and a little gobbo. Love the dude with the giant sword and the blends along the blade and he has done some nice work on the cloak and on the armour for nice NMM effect. He’s also done some clever kitbashing on the Harlequin and the little gobbo is super sweet. very nice stuff bud and really like the step up in pushing your skills on the NMM, great stuff!

With a last minute entry we have Barry with some more of his futuristic looking dudes and the super cool, super neon, super duper paint scheme. Really nice transitions across the model and the placement of the light sources are spot on and the added orange light sources looks so good! this is absolutely stunning!

And bringing up the rear like he always does we have Kieran and some lovely looking ladies with the nice choice of the white and blue scheme and the use of a red accent colour makes the special characters look awesome! I really like the banner bearer in the simplistic stone effect and the bases are super cool as well. love these buddy!

so there we go for another month and once again a fantastic collection of artwork, so until next time get your hobby juices flowing and get something ready for Aprils showcase!

FEBRUARY PAINTING SHOWCASE

Welcome back to the latest instalment of hobby porn brought to you by the super nerds at the Spartans and a fine collection of models and its another BUMPER month, so without much pre-amble lets get straight into the awesomeness! Don’t forget you can click on the pictures for a closer look…

First up we have Chris with 2 excellent entries this month with a chaos lord of change and a primaris chaplain… lets start with the rather delicious demon. great choice of colours used for this model and some excellent blending and edging on the feathers and a very crisp paint job all round. The primaris chaplain again is a very clean and professional looking model, once again a very solid entry into the showcase buddy you should be very proud!

Next we have Joel with some awesome looking new projects he’s been working on. Love the new Heresy era death guard in their battered cream armour and bronzen trim. and with these bases it looks like they have been in thick of it on the black sands of Isstvaan 5, we defo look forward to more of these in future show cases. Joels also been working some stunning looking Iron Golems for his new war cry band… these have great looking TMM and leather work and are absolutely baller!

Next we have Karol with some awesome looking chaos warriors with some very cool looking TMM silver on the armour, shields and the chain mail with some cool brass effect as well. The bone on the helmet also has been very well done and these units look so good with all the mounted models together. great stuff! we look forward to more entries in the future!

Up next we have Luke who has been on an Eldar kick this month and completed a bevy of the almond eyed beauties. really love the colour schemes as it gives them a retro feel but have a lovely clean and crisp finish. Luke’s painting has always been a good painter but i feel he really has stepped it up a notch recently as these Eldar are tempting me into doing a small force and i love the sci-fi master chief-esq armoured hero’s and love the choice in colour pallet for the armour and accent colours, these are fantastic!

Up next we have Barry with a stunning visual representation of the 80’s… i absolutely love this neon OSL light source concept especially on such futuristic sci-fi models where you can imagine them stalking their way through a dystopian neon filled future. This technique looks simple but is actually quite tricky to get a consistent light source across the figures and to get the transition between the two colours. an absolutely stunning visual and i love it!

Next we have Si who has finally picked up a paint brush for the first time in a while and painted his heresy era Dark Angel Interemptors with some cool OSL on the plasma and subtle weathering over the black armour to add some punch to his army.

Next we have Tim who has been painting up some zombie wolves with some nice looking fur and bone sticking out of the rib cages with a little blood and gore effect as well really capture the image of some terrifying rabid undead lupine horrors, love the green glowing eyes as well to maximise the terror! nice work buddy!

Next we have Will who has painted some blood bowl trinkets with a very cool ball with glass effect using some nice blends with the blue to create it and also a green flamed ball with again some nice blends up to the yellow for a spooky chemical flame effect. i also like the use of flock on his markers as well… nice little touches to his team like this will look awesome on the table top!

Next we have Neil, who once again has smashed it out the park with these little beauties! With some twin Leviathans and a knight Neil is certainly looking to have a cull of the friends in his life with this friendly little combo!!! But while he is laughing and drinking in the tears of his (former) buddies they can marvel at the way in which they have been rejected and ejected from his life with these stunning looking models. Great work on the metallics and weathered and worn effects. as always they’re top drawer aren’t they?!

Next we have Dan G who has also been working on some warcry models and has knocked up some lovely looking red leather and robes across the war band for a nice uniform look. However, it is flames which really make these models pop and once again his painting has progressed another level in the last month, great stuff bud!

Next we have Phil with some awesome looking heresy era iron hands and unique leviathan. I really like the shade of black he has gone with as it works really well with the bright silver trim. I also really like the basing it simple but really looks like they’re trudging through some desolate landscape reminiscent of one of the earlier heresy novels in which they feature. great stuff buddy!!

Next we have Steve and some more of his delicious Blood Ravens… all hail Steve and his Blood Ravens! The subtle changes in the transitions are so smooth and creates interest the armour panels and everything is so crisp and well executed that they look like they could be used in GW promo material. i LOVE these, well done bud!

Up next we have Dunkers and more of his ever expanding Nightlords chaos marine army. this time with a few more dudes with some nice clean painted armour and robes but also a giant arachnid of doom. Great looking gold trim and some cool lighting effects which again have been very well done to create an awesome centre piece model to the army… this will all look baller AF on the table top once completed! again very well done Dunky!

Next we have Nick with some more of a very cool looking ‘Aliens’ game system which he’s been working on for a while now and i think you will agree they look stunning! Lovely looking face huggers which will give you nightmares and a full array of sleek looking Aliens in that cool black chitinous armour… love these bud!

Up next we have Perri with a very cool duel dagger wielding vampiress. Love the pale purpley skin tones to really give a deathly pallor to the model and its a good choice of the complimentary gold and purple colour pallet and the blood stained snowy base looks awesome!! nice work buddy!

Next we have Mat Q with some more of his awesome looking Tau and this time with one of their tanks and big shooty men. Great work on the durty white armour to give a battle worn effect but i really like the striking use of the yellow on the weapons it works really well and makes the models pop against the grey scale of the armour and the snowy bases. very cool all round buddy love these!

Next we have Jack who has been painting up an ork warboss which looks absolutely mega. love the use of the slime on the base to create a real debris scattered battlefield and the warboss himself is weathered construct of death with nice use of washes for the filth and dirt and the green skin looks great as well. nice work buddy!

Next we have Mr Massey with another ork entry and this little nob hwo has adorned himself in a variety of battle trophies, which look great alongside the worn weathered leather of his trousers and gloves. All in all a nice little entry and we look forward to seeing more of these in the future. nicely done sir!

Up next we have Mark who has got to be one of the hardest working hobbyist working on a million different projects at once and this time its some blood angels primaris with an awesome looking face and flesh tones, a chaplain with a realistic looking leather cloak, a salamanders chaplain with great flame effects and also a lovely little deathwing terminator squad… what a great looking set of entries this month. nice work bud these are fantastic.

Next we have John who has knocked up a lovely looking primaris librarian with some nice flesh tones on the face and the deep red of the cloak but i really like the use of the clear blue over the silver to make a glowing power sword, which looks great! I also really like the classic terminator chaplain, its such an iconic and cool looking model and he’s more than done it justice. A great little entry mate!

Next we have Oliver and some really cool and vibrant looking demon with great purple flesh tones and pink tongue and ghost rider things look awesome with the bone heads then purple spectral effect and the metal sword its a nice combo… alongside a very cool Space Wolf primaris marine with lots of yellow accent colour to break up the pale blue and a nicely blended cloak. very nice indeed bud!

And last but not least we have Laffan with some more of his really cool kingdom of death models. They are absolutely chuffing baller the dude with the whip has been painted so neatly and some cool designs free handed on the cloak, the lion is very cool and love the stone look effect he’s gone for with Aslan’s scary alternative but absolute fave is the knight of flowers as the TMM armour looks so good and the blends of the cloth is so nice… very well done matey!

so there we are for the month of February and it was a bumper massive success! lets hope we have the same number for March so until next time lets hope it inspires you to pick up a brush!

JANUARY PAINTING SHOWCASE

Hi all and welcome to another monthly round up of the hobby progress the spartans have been working on in Lockdown 3.0 and boy do we have another bumper month of high quantity and equally high quality models for your perusal pleasure! So without further ado lets get on with the show… case , remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look.

First up we have Laffan with some awesome looking Kingdom of death models and harlequin jet bikes. its been a while since we’ve seen John enter into the showcase but its a delight when he does. great flesh and leather work on the hangman and he has really got the highlight and shadows in sync across the whole model, very well done! I love the little weird bug frog things with their mottled skin tones and subtle highlights but the eyes have been really well done to give a moist glistening effect and then he throws in some excellent harlequin jetbikes with great checkers and colour transitions… awesome work buddy love all of this!

next we have Paul D with the return and rebuild of his beloved garden shed/summer house (glorious man palace) he has been able to start knocking out more lovely models and this time its a flaming hot looking warband with a great looking muted deep red and black scheme. The flesh looks so good and the flames are so well done and he’s knocked up some sweet looking scenery as well to top things off! Great to see you back at it buddy!

Up next we have Rich with his first entry to the showcase for quite a while and he’s made a splash with a rather dashing Venom marvel model and another with some super neat black and white paint work and a loverly deep red tongue all of which looks great on a scenic base… welcome back mate and we all can’t wait to see some more models soon!

Up next we have Dan King who has been working on more of his WW2 era models, which look absolutely fabulous in all of their camo glory! Great work on all of the fabric and camo designs and the bases really give a desert feel. However, the flamethrower looks baller AF and my personal fave is the transitions on the tank in that lovely German grey and dust effects really makes it come to life. such a great array of entries bud!

next we have Joe who has been experimenting with some speed painting and has knocked out a super quick and super cool looking angry ork with nice use of the greens and browns for a complimentary colour pallet that works well for the organic feel of an ork warrior, love the use of the blue blade to create a contrast colour. great stuff buddy we look forward to more entries from your good self!

Next we have Samuel and his first attempt at NMM, which for a first attempt is incredibly good. Fantastic blending on the grey scale for the silver and also the gold. However, what the green is also very well done and the small blends on the tabards and consistent placement of the light sources also means the NMM looks good (its all about that consistent light source). The flesh tones are also great as it can be much harder to paint darker and browner skin tones well… all in all an exceptional paint job sir!

Next we have Will who has painted up a very cool and weird looking model and highlighted with a great use of contrasting colours in a vibrant fashion. The blending across the model is really well done especially on the arms with the good use of colours to create a warmth that contrasts against cool green and alien grass… very well done indeed!

Up next we have Dunk and another bevy of chaos marines of the Nightlord variety…. once again a lovely crisp blue across all the armour panels and nice and neat edging and trim all over and some wicked awesome looking flames nicely blended. on the chaplain. Such a good looking army contrasting nicely against the red bases. stunning as always Dunkers!

Up next we have Paul E and some of his new Ork army units, which look great and i really like the use of the well painted red armour against the green skin for max contrast and the yellow and blue for that matter against the skin which has been done very well. Also love the grass bases for a very cool finish, nice work buddy!

Next we have Barry AKA Big Tasty AKA Bazatron Prime AKA Baranoid Android… i could go on but instead lets look at the rather splendid looking models he’s painted. First up he’s only gone and painted some WW2 armoured company with accompanying military cavalry with some fantastic camo and horse hair on some lovely bases, love the worn armour effect on the tanks. Sir Bazalot has also knocked up some Marvel-ous superheroes completed with scenic bases to give a great feel to both minis and painted very nicely especially the tough to do yellows, lovely stuff buddy!

Next we have Dan G who has continued to knock out some fierce looking warriors and has created some great flame effects and has really been working on his flesh tones and highlighting the robes and fabric to give depth to the models and nice use of black and red for interest in their wardrobe choices. nice work dude!

Next we have Adrian and some superb looking pink horrors which have been done really well especially the depth of the shadows to create the contrast across the flesh tones. Pinks and purples can be very difficult to paint as they can be both warm and cool colours so getting the contrast can be tricky but Adrian has managed it extremely well with soft blends and nice use of small accent colours these are an A* piece of work!

Next we have Joel and some more of his lovely looking Custodes with the muted gold and red accent colours and the nice blended shoulder pads and the nicely painted blue gems but the best i think is the really nice nice red/brown leather gloves that have a really authentic leather look to them with scuffs and worn areas. fantastic work as always bud!

Next we have John and the start of some of his new Blood Angel army with a very clean and crisp paint job across each of the models especially the death company. John has made some very clean blends to create depth to the reds of the red armour, cloak and robes. Love the use of alien grass for some really cool thematic basing to give a cool xenos conquering feel! we defo look forward to seeing more from John in the future!

Next we have Neil and more of his Custodes and the lovely tarnished gold and he’s mixed it up with black armour panels as an accent colour which almost gives them a whole new feel compared the usual red. Great work on the power weapons and land raider looks delicious as its tough to get contrast on gold across such large panels. Once again he knocks it out of the park and we await the next instalment impatiently!

Next we have Marcos who has been a busy little bard painting up some stunning looking Sigmarines in a great alternative armour colour scheme. Choosing instead to use the gold as just the trim and with white as an accent colour with a lovely deep blue highlighted nicely to create a very cool scheme that pops, very clean and crisp paint job all round for the start of a great looking army. keep it up buddy!

Up next we have Luke who has spent another month painting a hodgepodge of different minis with some more of his detailed Custodes this time some excellent looking jet bikes with some great work on the leather gloves and boots. Luke’s also had a pop at some Eldar with a lovely traditional yellow and blue scheme which is very clean and crisp with some cool snowy bases but absolute fave are the big ol’ crystallised troll thing in leather bikini! great work on the crystals and the leather, really nice work bud!

Next we have Jon who’s had a go at painting up some grey Knights with some lovely bright blue glowing power weapons with some nice transitions across the blades. I like the slightly darker metallic look to the armour as it helps to create more interest against the gold trim and red accent colours. he’s also used some cool looking bases to give a really battle worn scenic feel to them as well. great job buddy!

Next we have Rob who’s been flitting between 3 armies with some more of his loverly looking Minotaurs with a hover tank with some nice red and black trim. He’s also knocked up some of the imperial guardsmen in white busby’s and snowy bases which look great and the heavy bolter team looks fantastic but the creme de menthe is the House Audax titans in a lovely mottled burgundy scheme with golden trim with their Ursus claws and they have great poses as they look like they are stalking their next victim to drag it to the ground… lovely work buddy!

And last but in no way least we have Will D with some more of his awesome looking deathwatch models all of which are nice and crisply painted. Especially with their individual chapter colours on their shoulder and metallic left arms this is a very well executed job and there is some great detail on the apothecary like the screen and vials. very nice work bud!

So there we have it for another month in lockdown its been a hugely successful one and we hope its inspired you to get the brushes out in February. so until next time hasta la vista baby!

DECEMBER PAINTING SHOWCASE

Happy New Year and welcome to another monthly round up of all the lovely and glorious hobby the nerds at the Spartans have been working on throughout the festive period. Once again we have some awesome examples to show off, remember you can always click on each picture for a closer look. So lets get on with it!

first up we have Dunk who as always has been as busy as a bee on speed working on some new 40K Nightlords and oh my do they look delightful. Great work on the subtle blue transitions and all that gold trim (never fun to paint) has come out looking great with some nice touches of grey flesh and human remains with a good choice of red bases to offset the blue. A very accomplished paint job by all accounts but we wouldn’t expect anything less from Dunkers now would we?!

Next we have Joel who has taken a step away from his 30K Imperial fists to paint up this little beauty of a Custodian dreadnought. Love the tarnished gold look and the red shield to create interest and a regal look to the model. A very clean and well executed paint job and nice use of the base to create extra interest. Nice work buddy!

Next we have Mark who as always has hundreds of projects on the go but has managed to finish off a gaggle of excellent looking trolls in a whole variety of colours on scenic snow bases. I love the work on the flesh in creating some subtle differences in skin tone and allowing him to accentuate detail on the raised areas and other characteristics. very impressive work my friend we look forward to seeing more in the future!

Up next we have Rob who has again been the hobby butterfly that he is and started another force with what looks like some guardsmen to accompany his Minotaur Primaris marines. Great work on the Chimera and other tank and the bases all look great. Nice work on the red and gold uniforms and its really nice to see Rob’s improvement each month as these look great!.

Next we have Samuel who has been working on some classic chaos cultists in a really nice and simple black/blue and green combo which contrasts nicely. Nice work highlighting up the robes with some nice blending and great little detail on the base. All round some very cool looking minis bud!

Next we have Matthew Q who is continuing with his awesome looking Tau army who has gone for a more of a weathered looking armour panels with some nice use of using washes to create a worn and grime effect and also helps with the contrast across the light armour all of which have been nicely edge highlighted and based with snow effect. really liking how these are coming along!

Up next we have Chris who has been churning out more and more of his glorious looking necrons. I love the use of the dark bronze and silvers on the metallics to give an aged feel and also gives infinitely more interest to the models and a warmth that is contrasted by the neon green weapons. Also the bases really make the models pop. love these buddy!

Next we have Daniel who is a first time entry to the showcase but i have been an admirer of his heresy era imperial fists for some time as he has frequented a few Spaartanax sedition events. Love the use of several bits from different models to create his unique Tartaros praetor in the inverted black and yellow scheme and the use of a white helmet helps focus your attention. Very cool character indeed buddy!

Next up we have Andrew who has completed this fantastic looking Primaris chaplain with some nicely highlighted metallics and the flesh tones look spot on. i laso like the choice of the deep red as an accent colour to contrast the black along the yellow shoulder pad to create interest across the model. very nice done!

Up next we have Kieran who has finally got his hands on some ladies. And what a wonderful job he has done with the colour scheme of the silver and blue offset by the gold to create a striking look. nice work on the parchments and the flesh tones as well dude!!