JULY & AUGUST PAINTING SHOWCASE

Well hello there you beautiful nerd and welcome to another very late and bumper dual month of painting showcaseyness. Once again some heartfelt apologies for my extreme laziness in getting the showcase prepped and popped online but time seems to be slipping through my fingers quicker than a toddlers ice cream on a hot day. So without further ado, lets get on with the show…case! Entries are in no particular order other and remember you can always click on each one for a closer look.

First up we have Graham with some awesome looking bloodbowl green skins, dwarves and scenery. love the red white and blue scheme to really make the models pop against the green and blue on the bases is unique and looks quite cool. My fave is the bugmans banner it looks great and the hes also done a great job on the ruins as well. all in all a very accomplished set models painted up this month, nice work dude.

Next we have Rob and some more of his scary lizard folk and their dinosaurs. great looking marking on the scales and good use of a variety of colours across the scales for interest and nice use of the flowers acros the bases as well. He also painted up a converted marine bomber thingy for his orks, which is very very cool and is a very good paint job as well as the bikes too…. defo some levelling up happening for Bob!

Next we have Samuel with a gallery of Eavy metal style marines, his schemes for each chapter are spot on and he’s really nailed that clean and crisp finish. Love the snowy base for the son of Russ and the flesh tones across each model are nicely done! love these buddy!

Next we have Chris with a truly awesome looking collection of entries this month especially the Necron throne and scenery. the shading on the turquoise is spot on and the metallics across the throne is such a nice rich colour it contrasts wonderfully with the turquoise and greens. he’s also finished up some great looking orks and war beasties. these are all fantastic mate great stuff!

Up next we have Marcos who is someone else who has levelled up his painting at an amazingly quick rate. Fantastic looking AOS sigmarines with a lovely blue armour and great looking wings and rich gold trim. Love the weathering on the steps on the base and these Bushido models are also something to behold…. seriously excellent work my friend!

Next we have Rob W who has he then has the audacity to claim he’s actually painted these little houses when clearly he’s been extremely busy building a device to shrink houses from towns all over France and smuggling them back into the UK to use as scenery for his WW2 based games… the man’s a genius! I can’t tell you how much i love this the weathering, the brickwork etc is so freaking good!

Up next we have Guy another new member with some mad painting skillz with some great green flesh tones on the weird squid face monster with clever use of blue in the creases to give interest and depth of the skin and the blending on the tentacles is awesome. But check out that avatar and fantastic use of colour and clean edges and blends is a sublime job and should be applauded! very very nice work dude!

next we have Paul D and a barrage of excellent looking minis this month, first up is hover tank for his Raptors and some additional troops. love this olive green scheme and nice crisp finish with good use of black as an accent colour. The dudes are so nicely painted and based and he’s also some some lovely eEdar aeronautica models in nice bright scheme. And to top it off some 15mm fist just for shiggles with a nice yellow and nicely executed all round once again buddy!

Up next we have Barry with some awesome looking Bushido models and well taken pictures. These mini have great character and the scenic bases really tap into that. The blue on the robes have been really well done and have a lovely silken sheen to them which really relates to the era of the models… throw in some nice flesh tones and we have an excellent looking army! great stuff from Big Tasty!

Next we have Tony and some excellent looking Marvel action minis and some great use of vibrant colours especially the very tricky yellow. against the blue with some nice shading in the recesses for subtle depth. really like the monk posed with silken robes and great flesh tones and the nice little bits on the base really add to the models. lovely stuff bud!

Next we have Daniel P who has been finishing of his House Lannister pikemen ready to get dome games going at the club soon. great work on the grime and weathered metallics of the armour and that classic crimson associated with ones who always pay their debts. Lovely work on the base for the scenic look the unit and the flesh tones on the faces are nice too! great unit lad!

Up next we have Alex and a trio of cool looking and awesomely painted plague marines in that muted green and brown which is a nice alternative to the usually brighter and more vibrant schemes you often see. Nice work dude we look forward to seeing more of these soon!

Next we have Donald with 3 very different but very very nice looking models. Lovely looking hell brute with the fleshy armour and very blends. The warhound is very well executed and such a crisp looking paint job, love it and the escher lady is a very well done too!! defo look forward to more entries from the Don!

Next we have Jack M and a very cool looking alternative scheme for his custodes with a muted green and dark silvers, which defo gives the units a more grim dark feel than the usual bright gold. Great work on the blending of the power axe and the shading on the models is nice and the more i look the more i wish i had though t of this idea they look so good!

Up next we have Mark F with another cool collection of the million of things he works on each month! this time some winged beauties both daemonic and angelic both of which are devilishly divine! He’s also been knocking up some grey knights in their striking silver armour, grat stuff once again buddy!

Up next we have Jack with a large ork in very heavy armour with some great looking flame effect trim that’s been painted up with some nice blends and each panel looks nicely done and its a very cool and fearsome looking model. great wok bud!

On to the next with Neil and some very cool looking weathered, chipped and down right cool looking iron warriors with some lovely dust effect from the Martian earth around their ankles and some painstaking chipping on the shoulder pads with grimy yellow hazard strips look fabulous! love these bud!

Next we have Joe and some very cool looking nurgle marines with nice and weathered and dirty armour panels and robes. some nice blending across the pustules and gasses and the bone and bell look very well done. A very cool looking duo i think you will all agree. we look forward to more like this in the future mate.

Next up we have Matt G with some very cool looking entries with some blue wyrmy type dragony thype monster type things! some lovely use of subtle shading across these to models to create contrast with some well placed highlights. He’s also done some very small space ship which again is nicely highlighted but my fave is the buxom bar wench riding a red dragon… now that’s the kind of deliveroo i would pay for! fantastic work on the wings and scales and that base really makes it look the part, love this buddy!

next we have Luke with some more of his post heresy thousand sons in their fine regal blue and gold (such a cool scheme) and its well executed with clean and crisp lines and awesome looking snowy bases to really make them pop. Nice flesh tones on the main sorcerer dude as well bud!

Next up we have Dunk and once again the lads done a cracking job with his Titanicus models and the weathered and filth covered bases. Nice lines on the armour panels and the scheme works so well. but I’m here for the dark mech death machine, which he fashioned out of a large lump of green stuff and worked it like Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in ‘Ghost’ until he created the Bug -dozer (TM) and lets face it is as good… nay, better than some GW stuff on the market. fantastic sculpting skills followed up by a sweet ass paint job! love it bruv!

Next we have Jon with a rather dandy Blood Raven librarian with an excellent job on the freehand of the chapter symbol on the shoulder pad. Love the weathered effect on the robes and armour and a very cool looking model indeed. He’s also painted up some scions in a very simple but cool looking bronzen gold using screens and weapons to add contrast and interest across the unit. lovely stuff all round fella!

Up next we have Laffan with a really cool looking orks and goblins Bloodbowl team and what i like about this scheme is the muted look to both the pink and darker flesh than you would usually see them painted in. it really gives the team a sullen feel and tonnes of character and and brooding. nice work pal!

Next we have Liam with a very nice looking demonic maulerfiend monster thingy! Great use of grass flock to offer contrast in colour and textures to armour panels and the alternative dep red and blue adds more contrast across the colour pallete the way a good chaosy monster should! nice work buddy!

Next is Paul N with a deredeo for his heresy era Blood Angels and a very nice and clean red armoured paint job and nice use of black accent colour and trim wok for interest. like the OSL on the Las cannons and it all really pops well against the snowy base! great work dude!

Up next we have Oliver who has knocked up a lovely looking vampire lord with some great pallid flesh tones, red hair and black armour all of which look great against the scenic base with some blood and skulls, love it!

Next we have Russell who is another new member of the Spartans but has been working on some old models… for about 30 years by the look of the sculpts but what a great job he’s done especially with the retro feel to the scheme and blended sword and axe, love these dude!!

Next we have the very cool themed Thunder warriors from Phil, who’s been working on some pre-heresy era models with great looking concepts for these. Great use of the red to give a roman legion feel to the pre-legion post humans. Love the slight grimy and worn metallics, to what is a very cool job indeed, love these Phil!

And with some of the best saved til last we have Steve with some freaking awesome walkers with really excellent scenic bases. The weathering is great and consistant across the models and the deep shadows make the colour transitions really pop to draw the eye to each armour panel…. once again some top draw work my friend!

May & June Painting showcase

Welcome to the long awaited bumper 2 month showcase which is bigger than a portion of Barry’s Sunday dinner and twice as tasty!! so lets forget and skip the usual pre-amble and get straight into what the nerds at the Spartans have been working on in May and June working our way through in alphabetical order!

First up we have Alex with some awesome looking sisters of battle, i love the use of the flowers on the bases to create maximum interest and and contrast from the armour and robes. very nicely done in a very crisp and well executed paint job, really nice work fella!

next we have Chris and some really nice looking Xenos in the form of the the necrons and i really like the way he has painted up the green, its so vibrant and really draws the eye to all the interesting points. Nice work once again buddy!

Onto the next entry with Dan G and a lovely little collection of minis and month on month the quality is steadily improving and he is knocking out some awesome bits and pieces. great dude in the cloak and flesh tones and the ork shield looks fab!

Another Daniel this times its Dan P who has been working on some Lannisters and has done a fantastic job with these chaps and really like the feathered helmets and the depth to the crimson robes. lovely stuff bud!

Holy moly Batman a 3rd Daniel with Dan King and another cool looking collection of minis from a range of systems. But lets just stop and applaud his first attempt at NMM with the sister of silence …. well played sir!!! lovely looking models as always mate! P.s. the titan is baller AF

Next we have the lovely Dunk with a plethora of pleasure for the eyes. Some nice titanicus but some more if his heavily converted and very well executed dark mechanicum demonstrating some top drawer level of conversion and greenstuff work! these are sooo good!

Up next is Graham and some excellent looking zombie blood bowlers and some fantastic looking necrotic flesh tones and crisply painted football jerseys and pads. Defo one of my fave bloodbowl teams i have seen painted up, nicely done sir!

Following that we have Joao and his mission to paint up white Eldar… well shit me it looks great! Love the use of subtle colours on the colour pallete to create a non-white white armour. technically very cool and executed very well. nicve work all round buddy!

Next we have Jon and some cracking looking orks of the larger variety and he has really made them look like the menacing green skins they’ve been portrayed in the heresy novels. great work on the flesh and also the heat blooms on the guns and weathered armour… very nice bud!

Next we have Kieran and some more of his sisters of battle, this time Celestine and her 2 body guards… great looking blue on the wings and heat effect of the sword against the shiny armour. a very cool looking scheme and nicely painted, well done!

Now onto Liam with the start of his chaos army and i love the deep red scheme offset with the blue and cream, which give a great accent colour to the golden trim. a very nice looking start to his force and we look forward to more of it to come!

Now we have Luke and a very proficient looking apothecary with a neat and crisp paint job. Great looking white armour, which as we all know is difficult to pull off but you’ve smashed it mate! it looks awesome!

Up next we have mark F and another menagerie of madness and exotic models. Love the undead horserider dude and the use of the turquosie and red in the black looking death mount. especially in comparison to the bright chaos demons! lovely stuff once again bud.

A la siguiente entrada con Senor Marlow y algunos más de sus súper fabulosos Eldar de Bieltan, todo lo cual está cubierto con algo glorioso a mano alzada. este es un trabajo realmente fantástico, amigo … ¡me encanta!

Next we have Matt with some sublime looking undead soldiers wrapped in torn red robes and some very worn and weathered armour that has some awesome rust effect and Verdigris to give a suitably battered and weathered effect to the skeletal models… fantastic work!

On to Matthew with some more of his fantastic dirty Tau and and the orange and grey colour scheme and with some very clean edge highlights it really helps to create definition across the model and he’s also thrown in some lovely looking blood Angels for good measure… lovely jubbly!

Next up is Neil and some lovely looking iron warriors with a fantastic dirty oiled metallic scheme to give a nice grimy appearance to the silver that makes it battle worn and weathered. Very neat hazard stripes across the shoulder pads and some subtle osl on the plasma rifles. very cool work as always buddy!!

Next we have Oliver who has made a start on a trio of titanicus loveliness with a fantastic blue and white scheme offset nicely by the mars red bases. These look so good and its really making want to get mine out and make a start on them and play some games, lets hope we see these in the flesh soon!

Now we have Paul and a huge amount of entries that he’s been beavering away at for the last few months… and they look fookin’ great! such an eclectic mix of models all painted to an incredibly high standard love the bike chaplain and the transitions on the Necron monument thingy and the rapto primaris look fantastic and i know there’s some more of those beauties to come in the next showcase! seriously amazing work here bud!

Next up is Phil with his take on some solar aux and a nice and muted and battle worn armour and paint scheme. the tanks look fantastic with subtle weathering and love the bases as well, which make these look a very cool and unique looking force! lovely stuff mate

On to Rob now with some more of his very cool looking dino warriors in some awesome vibrant colours that really make each unit stand out. Love the colour pallet across each lizard and the use of flowers and shrubs on the bases and he’s also finished up some more of his orks with some great looking flesh tones nice work dude!

and saving some of the best til last we have Samuel with a fine collection of mini’s and Samuel’s skills are growing from strength to strength each month in front of our eyes! great blending on the power sword and the blending across each model is really on point and the freehand is spot on… these are exceptional mate, we look forward in earnest to your next months entry!!

so there we have it for May and June and i’m just exhausted with pleasure looking at these beauties… i haven’t seen this many sexy models since i accidentally walked into an Abercrombie and Fitch!

so until next time i will leave you with a little health update from senor Marlow!

He estado sufriendo de latigazo cervical. Me coloqué un collarín hace 6 meses … ¡no he mirado atrás desde entonces!

APRIL PAINTING SHOWCASE

Alo, Hola, Hello, guten tag, bonjour, ni hao and welcome to another monthly round up of all the painted goodness the nerds down the spartans have been working on for the month of April. First up let me apologise for the very lateness of it all as life’s been a tad busy in May. As always you can click on the pics for a closer look so without further ado lets get cracking as we have another bumper month to get through!

first up we have Simon K with some very cool Marvel chibi’s with some great shading in the toon stylee across each of the models using the flat shading technique to really create a cool and subtle interest. These are very well executed and add a nice bit of cuteness to this months showcase… loverly stuff mate!

Next we have Samuel with an excellently painted Black Templar primaris marine in such a very well done ‘Eavy Metal style paint job that looks so professional. great work on the black and highlights and the OSL on the plasma weapon. All of which looks even better with some fantastic camera skills and great light on the pictures. all in all a very top job!

Next we have Will with a very cool demo model for his ‘Munda force. Love the darker skin which is notoriously difficult to master and this has been nicely contrasted with some extreme colours from the blended flame coloured hair and the vibrant pink with OSL from the plasma gun which looks triffic! great stuff buddy!

next we have Rob with some lovely looking warhound titans for his house Audax Titanicus with great looking snowy bases and fantastic paint job to create that distinct mottled deep red armour and great looking golden trim and metallics across each model. these really make me want to paint my own up… great stuff bud!

Next we have Paul with another very cool sicaran fast attack tank for his blood angels army. Great red panelling across the model with lovely black trim and metal work and the edge highlights across the model are so neat and crisp. great work buddy!

Next we have Dan K with an awesome collection of work this month with more of his WW2 models and necromunda and some other gruesome mutants. Dan’s really levelling up each month with his painting and the flesh tones of the genestealer cults and the camo work proves it… some awesome stuff here dude!

Next we have Adrian with some rather cool looking wildlife with a grizzly bear and its brown fur to the stalking leopard with some excellent looking spots across the body, which have been well placed and executed. nicely done dude!

Next we have Matthew with more of his dirty Tau with some cool use of washes to create a battered looking armour and the green trim really adds a dash of colour to create interest. but what i love most is the little dead dude at his feet on the base, great once again buddy!

Next up is Alex with an nice looking Sisters rhino with some very clean and polished armour panels and edge highlights across the surface area of the model and some nice golds and white accent colours to bring interest and a regal feel to the model… nice work dude!

Next we have Marlow with some more of his very cool and retro looking Eldar army with vibrant green and white scheme and once again some excellent free hand which he has now building quite a reputation for. Very very cool looking work buddy!

Next we have Barry with another neon beauty of futuristic and epic proportions, not sure i can say anything new that would add to the glowing superlatives i have already used to describe this paint scheme… so i will use Barry’s favourite “wowsers!” such good transitions between the colours, love this.

Next we have Mark F who once again has smashed out a whole new army this month and this time its some very sexy looking salamanders with a beautiful falchion and a variety of marines and flyers where he’s captured the muted green perfectly with just the right amount of weathering and effects, very lovely work buddy!