JULY PAINTING SHOWCASE

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Welcome to another monthly round up of what the nerds and nerdettes have been busy doing for what must have been the warmest July in recent decades and with the paint drying up on the brush straight from the pot we still have some fantastic hobby for you to peruse. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it…

¡Primero tenemos a nuestro residente español / mexicano con unos malditos infantes de marina SPARTAN! Definitivamente, este es el mejor trabajo de pintura que ha hecho Mister Marlow hasta la fecha, incluso ha tenido un golpe en NMM y un excelente aspecto a mano alzada. ¡No hay suficientes superlativos para describir lo geniales que son! ¡El señor Malow también se ha casado con su amor de toda la vida y ha logrado pintar esto entre juegos jugosos de ocultar la salchicha! Serio bien hecho joven y felicitaciones por engancharse, ¡todos te deseamos una larga y feliz vida juntos! xxx

 

A late entry but straight in at number 2 is Neil with his marvelous Tony the Tiger Eldar and they are greeeeeaaaaat! in fact they are so good they leave me Shere Khan at the knees!!!!! (good old jungle book). i adore this scheme for 2 reasons 1) the grey goes well with the oranges and is very unique and 2) just how long it takes to do those tiger stripes on every helmet takes dedication to make them look so good… and i’m not lion! i also really like pose on the big dude 3rd down on the right, its such a model at the end of the runway pose.. like fucking look at me darling furs back in!!! awesome work as always Neil keep up the good work!!

Next we have Rob M and some more of his frothing world eaters, which we love to look at! this time he’s added some red butchers which look suitably bloody and gory which is what we expect from Angrons sons!. the dreadclaw has been nicely painted with clean lines and ready to drop mayhem on the battlefield below! I really like the techmarine, i can only imagine that as a world eaters techmarine he was like the cleverest kid in a remedial class and they sent him to Mars to learn and get away from the div kids before they drag him down to their level! very nicely done ROb

Up next we have Bill and some rather splendid looking deathwatch marines, which show off the full spectrum of chapters working together to fight the Xeno scum. You cant quite tell due to the poor picture quality but these are rather well done. lots of nice and neat highlights to make each character pop. Love the pallid skin of the raven guard chap, lovely looking bunch of dude Bill well don mate!

Up next we have Luke and some Heresy era Sons of Horus, which he has deliciously painted to match his kitchen tiles so his mum doesn’t mind them being left on the kitchen table during meal times. And what a lovely centre piece they make as they can be admired for their smooth transitions and shading whilst enjoying some chips, cheese and gravy or fish finger sandwiches. Just be careful not to add some weathering with the gravy! really really nice looking start to your 30k army mate and we look forward to more of these and seeing them on action soon!

Next we have Dan G who has been painting up some Guild ball Alchemists and has managed to create a lovely fire and smoke effect from the gent on the rights hands, which can be particularity difficult to manage but he has done so magnificently. The little serving bot has also been done rather well he looks like Jonny 5’s great granddad and i do hope he doesn’t drop that tray he’s holding it an awkward angle. but lovely glass effect on the vials, well done Dan keep it up young un!

Next we have Rob and rather spiffing looking lightning for his heresy era solar aux army that he is currently trying to finish for a big event in a few weeks time. Its quite tricky to create interest on dark paint schemes through weathering but he has mananged to pull it off by creating scorch marks and streak effects that give that realistic feel to the model. very impressive lad. we hope you can come down the club for a game some time when its all finished.

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Next we have slam Dunk and another new Heresy era army, with his new foul and fabulous Death Guard. Dunkers has recently took the plunge to buy an airbrush and he has taken to it rather quickly and rather well and these beauties are proof of that. Lovely scheme with nice weathering across the whole of the infantry and the tank. the plow has been done well with some realistic mud effects and o also particularly like the scythe on the tac squad, which has been done very nicely indeedy! this is gonna be one super sweet looking army, when its finished and we cant wait for him to finish of the next batch of models!

Next we have Greg and some really nice looking scouts with sniper rifles, the cloaks have been done really nicely and the should pads are nice and crisp but the lenses are absolutely on point!!! the skitarii look awesome as well but the cream of the crop i feel is the vanguard vets, which are very clean and well painted to give that regal feel to them with their additional bling but also the paint style really suits these models. really really nice work Greg.

Next we have Dom and his lovely converted shield captain that was the hero of the Spaartanax Sedition. Dom has done a great job to make some subtle changes to the model and painted him up in that lovely vibrant Au colouring complimented nicely by the deep red of the cloak and misericordia. Nice work Dom and we look forward to seeing these at the weekend in Eastbourne!

Next we have some more Guild Ballers and this time its Matt with some blacksmiths. these have been done nicely with a lovely melted snow effect (not sure who he stole that idea from?!) which looks super effective (in particular the ball) and breaks up and adds character to the team. its nice to see the blacksmiths with a range of metallics as these models need something to make them stand out as they are quite plain models so he has done well to bring some interest to them and highlight the different elelments of each model. nice work bud.

Next we have jack and at first i thought he had sent me a picture of the mother in law but then realised it was a character for his new kill team (the resemblance is uncanny!) with foul and disgusting necrotic skin this model looks suitable minging! nice work Mr TV celebrity!

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Next we have Nick and some super duper looking star wars legion models.. all in all i think these are the freaking bomb!!! the osl on Vader is on point the subtle weathering of the AT-ST’s rain streaks is sublime and i just love the speeders as well. i cant really say enough how much these make me want to buy some to paint for myself! awesome work my friend!

Next we have hairy James whi has been a bit quiet on the painting front for some time now as he has been playing D&D and pretending to be a Rapunzel looking warrior maiden that’s addicted to magic mushrooms and licking trolls belly buttons (or something like that) but its been absolutely worth the wait. a great looking model with nice detailing on the fur and the tusks and he’s even taken the time to give the brute some face paint! lovely looking stuff matey… lets hope you can continue the motivation to paint some more next month!

Next we have John, who didn’t actually paint this in June but completely forgot to showcase it last year and because it looks so good we’ll allow it! i cannot even begin to tell you what is happening in this picture so i suggest you click on the pics for a closer look and try to work it out for yourself?! there’s some great use of materials to create an organic feel to the weirdness that is happening here and w hope John can find the time to do some hobby in 2018 before the year ends!! well he says he’s gonna enter iron painter again so lets hope we see some more stuff soon!

Next we have Matt I with some small Armiger knights. the red has been done really well and has been broken up nicely by the hazard stripes to give a bit of a focus point on the models. The metallic exoskeleton has also been done well to give a grimy look to its inner workings and based simply but well to show them off. nice work Matt we hope to see you soon!

Next we have Paul and after a quiet month for June he is back with a point to prove and more like his old self he has smashed it out the park with his growing collection of Word Bearers. Lovely little autocannon squad, quad mortars and leviathan with all the different weapon load outs… because Paul loves magnets! The crimson on these models has been done really well in what is a difficult metallic scheme to master and i Know Paul has found it tricky to get consistency across his army but from what we’ve seen i don’t think its a problem at all these a tremendous!. cant wait to give these a game sometime soon!

Next we have Steve W who has made a start on re painting his Sons of Horus and started with some Tartaros termies in that lovely sea green colour. lovely use of the hazard stripes to break up the model and neat edge highlights really give this a smooth finish and looks absolutely awesome! cant wait to see the whole squad finished dude!

And finally we have Si who just can’t stick to one Legion as he’s painted up an Alpha Legion praetor stood over dead imperial fist with some basic attempt at free hand on the cloak. He has also finally finished the Commission for Paul and done his Contemptor dreads. he then re-visited his Dark Angels and painted up an apothecary for his outriders and master of signals… maybe one day he will finish his Dark Angels!

so there we have it folks another great looking set of pictures from the guys and gals and once again i feel the standard has been raised!!!

so with that in mind i shall leave you with the immortal words of señor Malow and see you all next month!

¿Por qué no puedes escuchar un Pterodactyl ir al baño?

¡Porque el pis está en silencio!

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June Painting Showcase

 

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So here we are again so soon after the last one… but never the less the nerds and nerdettes have been busy doing some fantastic hobby for you to peruse and enjoy like a cold beer on a warm sunny day. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it…

first up we have Dan King and a nice little collection of black legion marines with a lovely deep sea blue coloured armour and complimented nicely with the red top knots and dusty bases. These have been painted super neat and look awesome, as well as his nurlgey blight drone in all its fetid goodness. However, the standout for me is the rather lovely looking lady from house Escher with some Punk haircut, great pale skin and pink leggings and wielding a knife, she looks like she has just stepped out of a Nightclub in Newcastle! great stuff Dan

next we have DJ and you won’t be surprised to see he has painted some more lovely looking bearded midgets. The flesh and clothing has been done particularly well on these models as you can see the detail that’s gone into ensure the textures are represented on each part of the model. DJ has also painted a lovely looking dwarf riding a large creature, which can only be described as looking like the love child of a small elephant and a roadie from an angry 80’s rock band, who likes to wear Pat Butcher style dangley earrings made from horns… seriously WTF is that?! no clue but its been painted super pretty!!! As always some really high quality painting for DJ (who does high quality commissions if you ask him nicely).

Next is Dunk with a test model for his new 30K Deathguard army, which is looking super nice but his other entry is looking absolutely BALLER!!! It’s a floating torso with distended jaw, which must be pretty big since it managed to cripple a horse with one of its clawed hands. I have no idea where these things can be found in the wild but i wouldn’t fancy bumping into one in a dark alley, i would rather take my chances with Dyson in control of a gas fired food preparation device!!!! I love the painting of the necrotic flesh and the effect inside the mouth looks really well done and super realistic as well does the gore gushing from the horses wounds. i think this is a top drawer piece of work Dunker really well done!

Next we have Jimmy, who is no stranger to nice comments about his painting projects so here’s a few more!! Lovely crisp finish to this black Templars commission he has just completed on behalf of Siege Studios, with super neat edge highlights and brush work through the entirety of the commission. i’m sure the owner will be absolutely delighted with these models on their return. Jimmy is also available for commissions, weddings, christenings and Bar Mitzfah’s and will offer you a fair deal on each! nice work Jim once again, looking forward to your next offering of painty goodness next month!

Next with Papa Smurf we have Greg, which has been painted absolutely beautifully with some nice blending throughout the model. The stand outs being the flaming sword, golden trim around the armour and the blue edged highlights all over. Greg has slowly been upping his painting game in a big way over these last few months and its very evident to see here… seriously good stuff dude!

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Next up we have Lewis, who has decided to take a different direction with his painting pallet and moved away from the grimey nurgle marines to the flamboyant and intricate painting style of diamonds and death masks. These are some of the most difficult schemes to paint in all of the 40K universe and he’s only gone and nailed it. these look awesome with some exceptional detail painted on each one. really really top work young man!!

Next we have Mark, who is a first time entrant with and has been painting some scenery bits for AOS. First off we have some loverly looking spell portal thingamajigs, with some nice blending of the colours to create the ripple effect in the centre of each of the windows and nicely surrounded by the golden frames. The next is a flaming skull which reminds me of one of Dyson’s many victims from the great Surrey Spartans BBQ massacre of 2018! lovely striking flames which have been blended nicely to give a really realistic screaming, flaming skull, we look forward to seeing more of Mark’s work next month!

Up next we have Neil who has been cracking on with a combination of angry face painted sword wielding lunatics and he has picked up some of his Eldar tiger heads again. These are looking super, smashing, great and we absolutely love the tiger head eldar. The control to create nice clean lines and unique patterns is incredibly difficult yet he has pulled it off with aplomb. Likewise with the painted marks on the sword toting dudes, these look fantastic… awesome work Neil as always!

Next we have Paul, who has been surprisingly bereft of hobby progress this month!!! oh the shame…. All he has managed is a warp gate designed in the shape of a super sexy and big busted eldar gate protector… its looking very good but we would have like to have seen more from Paul…. i’m assuming next month with be a bumper edition to make up for his lack of effort in June. See this is what happens when you set the work rate so high  each month!!

On to a first time entrant with Rich L with his rather splendid looking blacksmith guild ballers! He has done a very cool job of the metallic’s and has managed to create a very cool looking heated effect on the swords coming from the brazier. I also really like the bases as they offer a good contrast against the armour. A very solid first entry from Rich and we look forward to many more from him in the following months. good stuff lad!

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Net we have Rob and a horde of baddies from the lord of the ring/hobbit variety and some AOS green skins and Khorne bezerkers, which are a real change of pace from the blade wielding psycho’s of the world eaters… erm wait a minute i’m sensing a pattern in Rob’s painting behaviour. To be fair to Rob he is a fully frothing at the mouth and psychotic animal himself so the apple was never gonna fall far from the tree or the  bloody chainsword was never gonna fall far from the sweaty hairy paw. lovely stuff really like the black armour on the Oruck and the face paints have been particularly well done! really nice mate keep them coming!!

Up next we have El Presidente Greggles with some more terrain and scenery he has been working on… he may not have finished an army but he may just about finish a tables work of terrain. These are looking super cool and i’m loving the different types of flock and vegetation to give life to the table, which i assume is for his lovely hobbit models to flounce around on and look bloody marvelous! these have been done really well we salute you sir!

We have a super rare entry from beardy Steve W, who has really found the love for his new found airbrush skill he learnt on the course we held (6 months ago) well better late than never. He has done a really good start on nailing the colour scheme he will be (re-)painting his Sons of Horus army and they look really cool!!! great job on the transitions and creating contrasts across the model, a very good start indeed!

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Next up we have another first time entrant with Will’s chief iron monger from his Guild Ball black smiths gang and he gone for some bold colours, which is a nice variation on the schemes you tend to see. Once again some lovely molten heated steel effect on the swords from the brazier and some great looking flesh tones and shading on the robes this is an awesome start to his Baller guild ballers! we can’t wait for the next months entries!

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Next we have Lawrence and he has been working on some lovely looking thousand sons breacher’s which he used in the Spaartanax Sedition. Love the shields with the off set legion icon against the white shield it really brings a stark contrast to the candy red scheme and allows to do lots of weathering and make them look suitably battered from prospero! awesome work dude as you several painting votes at the Spaartanax can testify.

and finally we have Si with some more of Paul’s Raven Guard, with 3 of his fire raptors which look nicely weathered and suitably battered after the black sands of Istvaan. Si has also finished a 10 man volkite culverin squad for his ALpha Legion but trying out a slightly improved scheme and even had a bash at some free hand on the chaplains cloak.

so there we have it for another month of premium show case quality models and i we say it each month but the standard really does keep getting better and better!!!

Unfortunately, there was no entries from Snr Marlow this month but he did leave me with this gem of a conversation he had with Dyson the other day.

Le dije a Dyson, las polillas habían estado comiendo mi ropa y dejando bolas de polilla en todas partes. Le pregunté si alguna vez había olido bolas de naftalina. Él dijo que sí, así que le pregunté cómo abrió sus pequeñas piernas.

también ¿cómo te las arreglas para prender fuego a una barbacoa, maldito idiota?

so until the next time hasta la vista baby!

 

MAY PAINTING SHOWCASE

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Well here it is… a couple or 3 weeks late…. again!!! Sorry its been a bit hectic but i’m sure you will agree that it has been worth the wait! Once again we have lots to show off from all the boys and girls down the club. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it…

First up we have Rob and some awesome looking World Eaters, especially love the kit bashed and customised calth praetor with icon, chains and gore.. looking suitably world eatery!!! you cant really tell too easily from the pics but Rob has done a great job on painting these and they are nicely ties together with the blood spatter and weathering. Also a top job on the scenery which we used at the Spaartanax sedition heresy event which looked awesome!

Next we have Paul who has also been as busy as a small child sewing buttons on to shirts in a south-east Asian sweat shop! with his world bearers slowly coming together these are looking super sweet!!! the demon flesh and the metalic armour goes so well together and have been done really nicely!! but my fave is the sicaran, which even has weathering which for Paul is a major breakthrough in his painting style! really really nice looking army so far dude!!

Next we have Neil and some more of his Necron goodness and he has finally finished his monolith. love the OSL effects coming out of the portals. Nice golden test model for the sigmarine, with a really burnished and old gold look i think is really realistic and much better than the usual bright gold that Scrooge McDuck would be seen swimming through in the opening credits of Ducktails. Anyway back on topic the sorcerer looks absolutely stunning with lovely blends from blue to pink and done in such a lovely subtle way that it really pops and makes a centre piece model for his army! so good Neil so good!

Up next we have Matt with some awesome looking guildballers and he has continued his iron bru tartan theme. which we know and love! lovely job on these modelss ith the flesh tones and the cloths highlighted nicely so that they catch the eye and then topped off with the lovely tartan effect, they really are a very nice paint job indeedy! good work sir!

On to the next entry with Marcos’ Eldar dude, which he has been working on. he has made a good job of the face mask and creating nice crisp lines across the chest and also making the gem on the rifle sparkle and with good use of shadow has made the creases in his robes really stand out. Nice work Marcos!

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Next we Lewis and his lovely collection of demons he was frantically working on for the London GT, which look like they have been displayed on a piece of the GT terrain (guffaw)! the Tzangors look truly fantastic with a great use of subtle colours to make the models pop and really stand out and painted in such a quick time to such a high standard is really impressive!! Click on the pics for a closer look and just enjoy their magnificence!

On to the next entry with Lawrence and he offers something a bit different in a lovely and clever OSL model showing some kind of wizard with fire for a hand. the lighting on the model is spot on and really creates an atmosphere from shadow to light and through the colours reflect the flame effect… absolutely love this! ANd also his Van Sar necromunda gang look really nice that the pics dont do them justice as in the flesh the paint scheme shifts in the light to create really cool effect. nice work all round !!!

Up next we have Joel and nicely painted bunch of bare chested gym nuts, you know the type, the ones who scream when lifting heavy weights whilst simultaneously stare at themselves lovingly in the mirror!!! Oh wait no one will get that reference as we’re all a bunch of nerds who have spent as much time in a gym as Graeme Norton has inside a woman! Aaaaaannnyyyway…. onto a lovely squad of Heresy era imperial fists painted in that difficult yellow scheme but complimented by some realistic weathering effects! These look really nice and along with his best sports award at the Spaartanax Sedition event Joel also picked up a few best army votes as well!

Up next we have scouse Greg and really awesome looking scenery. i’m really loving the stone work and effect on the statue of grumpy off duty santa as the effect has been nicely done and weathered nicely along with the grass vegetation. very very nice Greggles!!!

Next we have Dunk and another busy little bee with some really awesome heresy era nightlords all for the spaartanax sedition and done to a very high standard. The detail work sevatar and Curze is exceptionally good and i love the flesh work throughout dotted throughout his army!!! There’s also some lovely looking spooky spectres painted with some nice blends. great work Dunker!!

Next we have DJ and some more of his delicious dwarves, which look as always uniform and splendid. However, DJ has ventured out into some nurgley goodness, loving the pale necrotic flesh, which has a lovely smooth finish to it which is difficult to do with such a pale palette. Also the battered metals look great as a compliment to the models and really help to set the character of the models. Lovely stuff!

Next we have Demetri and his very Japanese looking mech style Tau! with lovely crisp lines and complimentary colour scheme (i love a grey and yellow paint job) this looks and awesome start to what will hopefully will be an awesome looking army… even if it is filthy Tau!

demetri.jpgUp next we have Dan G who has been working on some guildball black smiths bits and they have come out looking really nice! loving the flesh tones and the realistic drab work wear of the anvil mongers! Dan also had a pop at Eisenhorn and has managed to capture his sultry look very well!. great work Dan once again!!

So up next we have Si who has had a very productive month starting with his Necromunda duel entry piece, which was inspired by the short story ‘The Lake’. it depicts and Orlock fighting on a toxic purple lake against mutated spiders. The other bunch of models is some Raven Guard he’s been painting for Paul’s new 30K army.

and last but not least we have Ben with a first time entry with some super duper looking filthy cheesy custodes. great work on the metallic as gold can be a difficult colour to create contrast and interest with but its been broken up nicely with the red robes and slate bases. these look really nice and the power weapons have been done to a high standard! great first entry Ben we’re looking forward to next months stuff!

So there we have it for another month with some top end entries for all the nerds and nerdettes at the spartans so until next time i will leave you with one of señor Marlow’s favourite jokes.

¿Por qué a las morsas les encantan las fiestas de Tupperware?

Porque siempre buscan un sello hermético.

APRIL PAINTING SHOWCASE

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Well here it is… a couple of weeks late but i’m sure you will agree once you have seen this months entries that it has been worth the wait! Once again we have lots to show off from all the boys and girls down the club. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it.

First up we have Rob and some loverly looking World Eaters which he’s been working on ready for the Spaartanax Sedition 30K event being held at the Spartans in June. Really like the posing of the models as well as the blood spatter effects on the models. These are going to look super menacing on the table top as he collects skulls for Angron! Great work Rob keep it up!

Next we Pete and fantastic looking Blood Angels Las Destroyer, which has some superb looking transitions between the red and the shadows and highlights it really makes it look showcase quality. Love the OSL effect on the pipes and there is just the right amount of weathering across the model to keep the 30K aesthetic and look battle worn. Soe of your best work to date mate!! look forward to the next models.

 

Next we have Si and and some Raven Guard Rhino’s/razorbacks he has been working on for Paul’s 30K army for the Spaartanax Sedition. Black is such a tricky colour get any contrast on across the model so the use of dirt and weathering helps to brake up the tank and some nice heat blooms on the gun muzzle helps to give it a battle worn look.

Up next we have Sam who has been working on his skull adorned vehicles for his Death Watch army that is steadily growing.Again the use of weathering has helped to break up the black as well as the serious amounts of skulls of which we have come to demand and expect from Sam! Sam has also included and filthy looking group of infantry with some OSL and freehand, Sam is really stepping up his game!.

On to the next entry which is Paul, who once again has been as busy as a beaver on speed in logging seasons…. and finished some lovely looking Word Bearers (with all the magnets) and a truly fantastic looking Necron Lord as well as a Spartan and a cople of inquisitors! all in a days work for servitor Paul!!! Not only that but they all look freakin’ amazing!! Really love the word bearers as they are very crisp but the best of the bunch i feel is the necron lord giving a Churchill-esq V for victory sign! great work once again mate

Next we have Matt I and some more of his slowly but steadily growing army of cults and genestealers! Unfortunately, the pics don’t do the models justice but there is some good use of highlights to really make the carapace stand out with the blue form the purple flesh tones. top work mate looking forward to the next batch!

Next we have scouse Greg and some excellent looking Crimson Fists in his slowly expanding army. Once again the bases look really nice and bring a contrast to the futuristic marines. The paint job is crisp and has been well done all over on each of the models. This is turning into a great looking force… dare we say he might actually finish a 40K army?!

este mes el Sr. Marlow ha estado zumbando como una abeja a toda velocidad y noqueando a más personajes del Señor de los anillos que un Orco negro de Tolkien. Se ha hecho un gran trabajo en las túnicas y la ropa y los tonos de carne del Sr. Marlow han avanzado a pasos agigantados. Me gusta especialmente el atuendo de enanos y el trabajo con metales. Ahora relájate y toma un respiro y quizás comiences a trabajar en tu banda de Necromunda.

next we have Dunk and some really nice looking Necrons, i realy like the scheme he has used which is a bit different and nicely breaks up the bright metallics with the sea green turquoise pastel colour, which contrasts really really well against the copper trim and accent colours. I think these look exceptional, nice work Dunker!!

On to the next which is Dan G who has slowly been working his way through some Guild ball characters and trying to paint his way out of a mini slump. These look really nice and a good use of the drab colours to give a realistic feel to the character of each of the models, which is contrasted by the bright green of the turf beneath them, god stuff Dan keep it up!

Next we have Will and a first time entrant with his excellent looking guild ballers. I really like the shadows and highlights on the blue dress as it really gives a good depth to the model and compliments the flesh tones which have also been done to a high standard. This is particularly true of the darker skin tones of the second model which can be tricky to do when building enough highlight and interest on a model. This has also got some sweeeet looking NMM on the armour and lets face it these are looking absolutely top drawer… we look forward to the next instalment Will!!!

Next we have Joel and some lovely looking Imperial Fist Breachers, which he has been slaving away over for some time now for his expanding 30K army (another one ready to fight in the Spaartanax Sedition). what i really like about these is the simple but effective use of the black as an accent colour to break up the yellow and create interest on each model. These are looking bad ass and i can wait to see the full army deployed on the table soon! We also hope that Joel enjoyed his recent stag do to Wahammer world.

Next its the lovely Neil and his lovely Necron models, this time its some croissants and a monolith followed by all the C’Tan’s some bug swarms and wraiths… wow not a bad little haul for a months work, and all obviously painted to an extremely high standard.  Good use of OSL and crisp edge highlights make these look super professionally done. top work again my lumberjack friend!

Up next we have Darth Nick and some excellent looking rebel scum, we particularly like the camo painted on to each of their forest world smocks and the flesh tones are really nicely done as well. I love the mini sentinel dude just chilling  and the fabric on the back packs looks really real! i honestly love these Nick well done!!

Onto the next entry which is Kevin and some nurgley goodness and what i think looks really great on these is the extensive use of colours across the models. Kevin hasnt been shy in breaking away from the usual drab colours to infuse them with life and colourful character. They have also been done to a very good standard and we salute you Kev!! great work and we hope you don’t leave it so long before your next entry!

Next we have Dan King, who after attending the painting course with Matt Kane has levelled up his airbrush game and really gone to town and applied his new skills to create this fantastic looking Ork blitzer bomber. I love the transitions between the black camo to the red and orange on the main model colour. I love this!!! well done Dan, lets hope he has something else finished for May!

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Up next we have Greg R and some nice looking Primaris marines in the Dark Angel livery and  really nice looking rhino with emblem across the roof, which looks very neat and tidy and the Iron Hand banner bearer is absolutely superb!!! The edge highlights and banner are simply stunning… love, love, love him!! well done mate!

Next we have Lewis and quite a handful of poxy looking plague bearers, which are looking suitably nurgley and grim. The cloth and robes have been nicely done as well as the blending on the flesh to give the flesh its rotten appearance, along with the simple but clever scenic base really ties the unit together and makes them look really fantastic. i especially like the chap in the yellow boiler suit and white doctors jacket. top work mate!

and last and by no means least we have Jimmy with his Salamander quad mortar, which he deservedly won a bronze golden demon with at warhammerfest at the weekend!! well done Jim. just feast your eyes on these babies!! Jimmy wasn’t going to enter these but i bet he’s pretty glad he did now!!! These are really crisp and uniform and tied nicely together on the bases. not enough superlatives to describe them… well done mate!!

so that is it for another month (albeit late) of showcase entries and my word the standard jumps up every time!!!

well done to everyone who has kept their hobby juices flowing and for those of you caught in a painting slump hopefully this will help to inspiire you to pick up the brushes again.

so until next time i will leave you with the immortal words of Señor Marlow “si alguna vez te quedas atrapado en un ascensor con un gorila y un chimpancé, ¡asegúrate de no tener una bolsa llena de plátanos!”

March Painting Showcase

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Bienvenido to another monthly round up of what the Spartans have been doing in the month of March. Once again we have lots to show off from all the boys and girls down the club. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it.

This month we shall be presenting in alphabetical order so First up we have Alex with some fantasy old world/9th age giants and giant spiders. These look fantastic especially the flesh with the tribal markings on the giants and the goblin flesh has really been done well. The bases help to bring the models together and the giant spiders look suitably creepy. Really nice work Alex look forward to seeing these on the table top sometime soon.

Next we have a first time entrant Ben with a lovely looking collection of models from the 40K forces of the emperor. Loving the bone coloured armour on the imperial knight offset against the white and red accent colours, they really stand out. The Valkyrie nose with the mouth drawn on like the old american fighter planes just looks awesome as so the 2 Ogryns. Really nice stuff Ben, looking forward to more of your stuff in the future!

Next we have the prolific and Pan-army lover in Dunk with his Lovely winged flying snake lady. What i really like about this entry is how crisp the whole paint job is from the lovely veins on the wings, the scales to the creases of her robes and through to the necrotic flesh. You should really take a minute to enjoy this work of art from Dunk! He has also been working on a friend for flying snake lady, who is horned hat pointy princess. She is also a very lovely looking lady, really like the gold on this and the subtle highlights on the black hair. top drawer mate!

Up next we have the first of the 2 Greg’s, with Greg Jones aka El Presidente, aka the scouse git, who has been slowly working on his Crimson Fists and semi naked flying baby terrorists. These look fantastic with the unusual (for 40K) but great looking foliage on the base it really adds something to each model and really set the scene for his army. once again some lovely crisp paint jobs that really make the models pop. great work Greg keep it up lad.

That means we have the other Greg up next with some really nice looking Dark Angels plasma primaris marines and the lord of the inner circle himself Beliel. The dark green armour contrasts very nicely with the red of the plasma guns and a nice choice of sand for the base adds another contrast to help the models stand out. To combat the clash against the bone coloured armour of Beliel Greg has cleverly added a point of interest in the chaos skull to break up the model and base and make them stand out. also i really like the sword and the sheen effect he has managed it looks top!

On to the next little lot with Jimmy and a fine collection of 40K minis that he has been working on as part of several commissions. Love the crispness of the BA dreadnought in particular the lenses and parchments stand out for me as they have been immaculately done. The red and the blue contrast nicely on the power sword as does the power axe against the subtle gold of the sanguinary guard, which again has been painted very crisply! Then on to probably my favourite of this collection and the sisters of battle St Celestine and mates. all 3 models have been painted with flat and smooth colours that works so well for the character of the trio. Finally the assassin look great which essentially is an all black model but jimmy has created enough interest through accent colours to really make it stand out… great stuff Jim as always!

Next we have Joel and some excellent looking AOS marines, which he has been cranking out for sometime now. loving the purple to blue on the Phoenix and the parrot they are very neat and the white has been done nicely with a hint of blue that looks really good against the gold armour and blue shoulder trim. It can be difficult to get an all gold model to look interesting but  through these bright colours he has managed and they have been set nicely on the bases to give a very thematic feel to the models. Very nice stuff Joel but get back to your fists ready for the Spaartanax Sedition!

Up next we have Lewis with some vile and filthy looking Death Guard and a little sprinkle of apothecary marine thrown in. First off let me say i LOVE the slime coming out of the cannon i think this has been done perfectly, with the right colour and shape to it i think it just suits the model perfectly. Secondly the heat scorched effect on the tank has been done very well with the scorch marks complimented by the molten metal in areas still smouldering away really gives it a sense of realism. The apothecary and his white armour looks great as white is always a tricky colour to pull off but h has done very well. excellent stuff Lewis!

Next we have Marcos and his very cool looking eldar jetbikes with chevron action flashes offset against the red  and the white serpents these look very well done and will stand out on the table top when he next plays! we look forward to seeing the rest of the army as he works his way through it!

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Next we have Mark and another first time entrant with a collection of bits he has been working on, which by the look of it is everything! Love the sky blue primaris marine i think it works really well with the gold trim and white cape. I also particularly like the wolf lord chaplain and the clean look to the model and the way the bone has been painted. However, my favourite is the wizard chap as i think thecolour choice for the creases in the robes are a perfect choice and likewise the highlights on the flesh of the cheeks. A great start to Marks showcase career and lets hope for many more in the future!

A continuación tenemos al Sr. Marlow y una pequeña entrada en forma de enano de aspecto enojado. puede ser Gimli o simplemente otro burro genérico con un martillo y un escudo, pero de cualquier forma ¡esto es lindo! Me gustan los metálicos contra el gris azul del escudo, pero sobre todo, sobre todo … ¡me gusta cómo te mueves! Bueno, en realidad, más que nada, me gusta la precisión con que ha obtenido los ojos, que, como todos sabemos, es una habilidad muy difícil de llevar a cabo. compañero de trabajo superior!

Next we have another first time entrant and Neil C and his really awesome looking star wars snow speeder, which looks so good it could easily be mistake as one of the original props from Empire Strikes Back. The subtle shading in the shadows coupled with the chipping  of the paint work really gives this model a great worn and realistic look and really makes me want to paint some star wars legion models!

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Next we have the other Neil and his awesome looking Necron force, which he has been working on for some time now but with the recent reboot of Necrons in 40K he has decided to dust of some old models and give them a touch up and a new lick of paint. i love the use of copper with the dark turquoise as it adds a warm element to the cold hues of the silver and blues. The OSL has also been particularly well done as its nice and subtle and not over the top. All of them have been painted to a very high level and it would be nice to see Neil back down the club again soon as its been far too long!.

Next we have the prolific painter Paul and his ever growing (finally) 30K Word Bearers. Paul has been getting frustrated trying to keep the consistency between the models but i think hes cracked it now… in fact he’s nailed it! these look awesome and its nice to see him finally get round to painting this project he’s been talking about for some time now and done so well, with some lovely transitions on the metallic scheme. Paul as always has also been working on some terrain and scenery and this looks great as he made a start on the sector mechanicus bits from GW for a Necromunda style board he is working on. we cant wait to see it in action. unfortunately it wont be ready for Salute this year though.

next we have Rob and a pretty cool looking Blood Bowl team. Really like how the armour has been done and i think the red and white compliment each other nicely. Great job on the flesh with some really nice subtle highlights to make the facial features stand out. Once again these have been based really nicely so that it offers a contrast and makes the models pop and really helps to build the scene.

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and finally we have Si Who has finally got round to starting a 3k of 30K Raven Guard commision and finished 2 10 man Tac squads and a 10 man vet squad. Si gas really tried to capture the essence of the Legion by muting all of the armour and metallics so they can sneak and disappear into the darkness but tried keep it interesting by offering a contrast with the sandy bases and dust and grime.

so that’s it for another round up of the hobby goodness produced by the very talented lads and lasses down the club. We look forward to another instalment next month, so until then i shall leave you with the ever immortal words of Sr Marlow: “no persigas a un tigre sosteniendo un sándwich de carne … ¡que se coma la paz!”

February Painting Showcase

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Hello and welcome to another monthly round up of what the nerds down the Spartans have been working on in the month of February. Once again we have lots to show off from all the boys and girls down the club. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it.

First up we have Paul and finally he has finished the rhino he started in December… not only that but he’s done a second one as well. These lovely pair of deimos word bearers rhinos look awesome and the pictures don’t really do the crimson metallic scheme justice but trust me they are absolutely top drawer. complete with (in my opinion) some of the best legion transfers these really do look fantastic. nice work Paul hopefully i wll get to play them sometime soon.

next we have Dunk who has gone all AOS on us this month and managed to paint himself some evil and vindictive looking vampire ladies (i’ve got your back Tony C). What i like about these models is the crisp finish throughout every model and some great looking simple flesh. But to top it all off he’s only gone and painted some kind of blood cauldron that wouldn’t look out of place in the temple of doom to are great standard with some really wet looking blood… we like wet blood! excellent work Dunk you can literally see your painting skills improving month by month by the sheer number of models you pump out out to increasing levels of quality, well done!

Then we have Jimmy and another chance to show off his fantastic looking 30K Vulkan as he’s finished the base at last! Along with a Shadespire kill team painted in a cool looking white armour which is exceptionally difficult to pull of but here you go he’s only gone and done it! and finally a small hairy cleaver wielding dwarf, which looks so atmospheric and dynamic in that pose on the base. top stuff once again Jim!

Next we have Barry who if we were celebrating the number of toys bought each month would be top of the pops longer than wet, wet, wet, Bryan Adams and Rihanna combined. Unfortunately, Barry buys so much stuff he literally cannot paint anything so its a marvel that he’s finished a single model in all of February.  However, it does look absolutely epic! great use of light sources and reflections to create a really striking metallic effect that draws the eyes into the model and has been done extremely well. Hopefully by September he will have painted a full guild ball team!

Next we have Dan G who has been playing around with test models for a potential ad mech army in a royal blue with red trim scheme, which gives images of Napoleonic troops and in my opinion a great scheme to try and incorporate as well as some lovely looking metallics. He has also painted a lovely crossbow wielding inquisitor in top hat and red cloak. good work on the armour and cloak is showing Dan’s solid progression this month and steady improvements. keep it up bud!

Next we have Joao with his first ever entry into the monthly showcase, i believe he spends his lunch break painting in libraries around London, making fine use of one of the only quiet areas to get some serious hobby on, great idea and commitment!  A lovely looking Vostroyan with furry hat and blonde handlebar moustache has been painted so well that you almost could believe that Russians are friendly! Great work Joao!

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Next we have Joel who once again provides us with a lovely sample of his hard work with the brush, this month its AOS Sigmarines riding blue horned dragon donkeys. Great use of blue on the flesh to give depth to the scales and a complementary  colour to tie in with the gold of the armour of the AOS Custodes riding them. Once again some really smart looking models Joel, a tip of the hat in your direction sir.

Then we have John Who has finally got round to do some hobby and painted a goal for Blacksmiths Guild Ball team. I really like the striking alternative colour (although i’m not surprised its purple with John) So its not so much a tip of the hat but the tip of the knob in your direction sir! now lets see if you can paint something else this month.

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Next we have Lewis who has gone back to painting his Blood Angels this month and has produced an excellently painted but rather angry looking wine taster! The 2 things that really stand out on this model is the base which really pffers a nice contrast to the red model and its been done very well but also the winged blood drop on the chest piece os very crisp and helps to break up the red. Top work sir!

A continuación tenemos al Sr. Marlow y algunos excelentes Ultramarines de segunda edición. En particular, los lentes oculares realmente se han hecho excepcionalmente bien. Realmente disfruto de estos marines con su regreso a principios de los 90 y un esquema de pintura vibrante. Top trabajo amigo!

Next we have Matt and his imperial guard knock off AT-ST’s, i must admit i do love these models and there is something satisfying seeing some well painted sentinels. Great work Matt, its sometimes difficult to take a drab grey military colour and keep it interesting but he has managed to do so with fine edge highlights and crisply painted weapons and lights. like these a lot Matt well done.

Next we have Rob and another first time entry in to the monthly showcase. Rob has painted some 30K knight Errant and world eater for a mate and they have come out really nicely!. great contrast of flesh against the white blood stained armour of the world eater, which has been particularly well done. Along with the grey knight errant with red leather and gold trim. top stuff Rob, hopefully we can organise a game of 30K soon when its not mothers or valentines day to check out the rest of your armies.

up next we have Neil and a fine looking collection of Grey Knights and the new repressor dreadnought and some beefy looking marines in a great looking colour scheme. The grey with black and blue trim offers a great complimentary colour triangle for a subtle but smart scheme. Neil has once again smashed it out of the park with this small but extremely elite force!

Next we have Greg with some more astartes with a great looking Iron Hands repressor dreadnought that has a lovely clean and crisp finish to the paint job. Along with some excellent looking marines and great flesh tones on the bare heads.I also love the variation on the marine legs to demonstrate the iron hands mantra of the flesh is weak! These are also accompanied by some of the Dark Angels first company and some Death wing terminators looking splendid in their bone coloured armour. Top work Greg you’ve been a busy boy!.

next we have Rob M and a great looking collection of minis of various types. The first couple are some lovely looking sky dwarves in a nice maroon looking armour and nice looking metallics. He has also painted up some great looking Malifaux models with great looking flesh tones and clothes to really bring the characters to life. Nicely done Robert!!

next we have Alex with a whole load of gobbo’s, which look absolutely lovely and exactly like the bad moon mobs of the early 90’s that got me interested in the hobby as a young lad. Love the mushrooms interspersed throughout the ranks. Love the maroon and sky blue trim which contrasts against the yellow of the banners. Top stuff Alex we look forward to your next instalment next month!

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next we have Edd and some amazing looking marines from his expanding collection. This time its some Blood Angels primaris marines with some very clean edge highlights and lovely looking banners just make this squad looks a very professional looking paint job and will look awesome on the table top!!

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and finally we have Si who has been a bit lazy since the weekender but has managed to paint up one of the new Necromunda gunslingers and a 4 guild ball black smiths for a commission he really needs to get hurry and get finished