Welcome to another late monthly showcase of all the hobby the guys and girls down the Spartans have been working on in the month of June. There is a bumper month of hobby activity, where the nerds have obviously been dodging the sunshine in favour of keeping their pale and pasty complexions in tact! Needless to say they have produced a fine collection of mini’s for your perusal, as usual you can click on each picture for a closer look.
So first up we have Jonny, who has been celebrating 50 years since the Apollo launch with this excellent looking NASA space man. the effect behind makes the model look like an actual photograph taken from space. Great detail on the helmet and suite to create a realistic effect. I absolutely love this!! well played Jonny, well played!
Up next we have Matt Q with some more nurgley goodness! love how well the fabric has been painted and he has done a great job on blending the flame effect on the banner. All round this is a sublime looking model with lots of effects nicely dome like the blood axe and skulls. very nice work Matthew defo some of your best work to date! well done bud!
Next we have Steve with a lovely band of Hi-Tech looking dudes painted really nicely with some simple NMM silvers and subtle use of spot highlights to give the metallic effect of the red armour. He has also made good use of contrasting colours into the shadows to help add a real subtle depth to the red without killing the saturation. All in all very technical paint job well executed! awesome stuff mate!
Next we have Jimmy with a lovely looking Salamanders librarian and once again he doesn’t disappoint. The green is to its usual vibrant high standard and the robes have been very well done (as per) but he has offset the greens and red with vibrant blue of the staff and crowned by the totem on the backpack to create a very clear halo of focus to the model. lovely stuff Jim!
A continuación tenemos al señor Marlow, que ha estado trabajando incansablemente en su ejército de la Guardia Imperial. Él ha hecho algunos francotiradores Ratling que están buscando dulce. Las lentes tienen un aspecto increíble y tienen un brillo realista y los tonos de piel se ven muy bien. Bien hecho señor bien hecho!
Next we have Lawrence and a bumper collection of minis, there is sooo much awesomeness here its difficult to pick out the highlights cos they all look so good and i have no idea what some of the models are!!. Despite his recent difficulties with his eyesight he is still smashing ti out the park with high quality and high quantity of models! I do like the buxom waitresses and the spiders are cool!!! well done mate glad to see you’ve still got it!
Next we have Rob who has been experimenting with contrast paints to quickly knock up some demons. These are looking great against the lava bases and its clear to see that contrast paints are here to make batch painting easier and look great on the table top. Nice work my man!!
On to the next with Dunk and lovely lady in a purple dress. I don’t think these pictures do this justice as the dress has been well done with good use of blue into the shadows to create subtle contrast to the warmer purple and red hair. The black boots have been nicely shaded to show a consistent highlight along the leather and the OSL is nice too! great work Dunkers as per!
Next we have Scouse Greg and a million models he painted this month again using contrast paints to quickly get through a large demon army and the results speak for themselves! lots of detail picked out with not too much effort to create a great looking army in a fraction of the time it took before! Great work mate love the skin tone choice as something a bit different to the usual demons you see!
And now the other Greg with some rather dashing looking grey knights with some lovely clean edges and nice finish to the models and some nice blending on the halberds and swords! Once again i don’t think the pictures do the models justice as they are looking so good! lovely stuff Greg!
next up we have Kieran with a lady and her bug and i really like the choice of colour for the beetle as it helps to give a distinct contrast between it and the rider. It eh dark and light element also helps add character to the model and almost creates a scene rather than a single model. lovely stuff!
Next is Giles and some superb looking Sons of Horus, which he was recently commended for at the recent Geno52 centurion event. Lovely looking green and great use of the old Chaos backpacks to create different feel to some of the models across the unit. Also like the bases as they give a nice contrast along with the gold trim done in nice TMM style. These are looking very nice and getting better all the time!
Next is Lewis who has been nurgling this up again with some awesome looking models! The the highlights and subtle bronzes really add to the character of these models and have been offset nicely with the blue of the insect parts to create a really cool looking effect. I really like what you’ve done here buddy! cant wait to see some more!
On to the next batch with Paul’s stormcasts, which are looking absolutely spendiferous. Lovely looking gold offset by the blue and white of the robes and shoulder pads and great looking bases as well. However, its the bronzen dwarves that i really like as the subtle changes in hue ties the models together yet has been done so there is the distinction between armour panels etc. and once again some awesome looking bases to mount them on! lovely stuff bud!
Next is Neil who has also been experimenting with contrast paint with some Space Wolves primaris marines which have come out really nicely. i love the choice of grey harking back to the heresy era rather than the blue grey of modern 40K wolves. Good choice of bases to give maximum contrast against and make them stand out. nice work Neil!!
And last but in no means least we have Will who’s been smashing out more guild ballers this time in the style of the Harlem globe trotters. Absolutely love the flesh tones used here, which can be very tricky to pull off. once again he has experimented with NMM on the armour to add depth to the models… and finally that blue!! its such a nice rich colour and a fine choice to contrast against the ivory undershirt! very well done indeed!!
So there we have it for the Month of June… keep your eyes peeled for July’s showcase which shouldn’t be too far behind this one. We hope that this has inspired you to pick up a brush and paint something… so i will leave you with the inspired words of the rolling stones and señor Marlow!
Veo una puerta roja y la quiero pintada de negro. Ya no hay colores quiero que se vuelvan negrosVeo pasar a las chicas vestidas con sus ropas de verano. Tengo que volver la cabeza hasta que mi oscuridad se vaya. Veo una línea de autos y todos están pintados de negro. Con flores y mi amor, nunca volveré. Veo que la gente gira la cabeza y rápidamente mira hacia otro lado. Como un bebé recién nacido, simplemente pasa cada día.Miro dentro de mí y veo que mi corazón es negro. Veo mi puerta roja, debo pintarla de negro. Tal vez entonces me desvaneceré y no tendré que enfrentar los hechos. No es fácil de arreglar, cuando todo tu mundo es negro. Mi mar verde no volverá más a un azul más profundo No pude prever que esto te suceda. Si miro lo suficientemente fuerte al sol ponienteMi amor se reirá conmigo antes de que llegue la mañana. Veo una puerta roja y la quiero pintada de negro. Ya no hay colores quiero que se vuelvan negros Veo pasar a las chicas vestidas con sus ropas de verano. Tengo que volver la cabeza hasta que mi oscuridad se vaya.