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Hello and welcome to November’s painting showcase, where we have a superb selection of hobby related awesomeness as painted by the nerds at the Spartans. There are lots and lots of really well painted mini’s for you to enjoy and remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look. So without further ado lets get cracking…


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Hello and welcome to October’s painting showcase, where we have a superb selection of hobby related awesomeness as painted by the nerds at the Spartans. There are lots and lots of really well painted mini’s for you to enjoy and remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look. So without further ado lets get cracking…

First up we have Mark who has been busy experimenting with crackling bases and painted up a sweet looking skeleton warrior Ossiarch Bonereapers. Love the colour choice of the pink and the turquoise as its a great contrast from the bone and the dirty orange robes. He has also done great looking bases with the use of static grass to give a realistic effect to them! lovely stuff buddy!


Next we have Edd who hasn’t posted in ages but when he does its worth the wait! these look fantastic with some great freehand detailing on the robes and shield there’s so much detail you keep finding with each look. also a very professional looking picture which really helps to show off the quality of the models! great stuff, glad to have you back involved!

Up next we have Paul E with the start of his new 30K Blood Angels army with some nice little characters to get the ball rolling. He’s even gone through the trouble of freehanding some squad and legion marking. these will be awesome when he manages to finish a whole army of these fellas to field on the table top.


Next we have Connor who has just jumped on board the Spartan group page and posted his star wars legion character. which i think looks sooo good. great work on the robes and boots to really give the feel of the tunic and the face really does look the actor who plays him! nice work indeed buddy!

Next we have Dan and some more Malifaux models he’s been beavering away on. Great use of primary colours to create a bold and bright contrast between the models  and has done some excellent metal work to show off the weaponry and armour. keep it up dude!

Next we have Si who has been a bit lazy this month but managed to finish off a 10 man velataros storm section for his 142nd C’Thonian Headhunters Solar Auxilia allied force for his heresy army.

Now we have Rob with some more Malifaux minis, love the flaming skeleton as its a really well done piece of OSL effect and has worked hard on the leather to give a worn look and the bones are very clean and well done! nice work Robblar!

Next we have Dunkers and another fine looking batch of Malifaux models, leather work is great on the plague doctor and cowboy but lets just admire the zombie horse and the contrast between the stitching and purple/blue hues of the flesh. Once again a fantastic set of minis for this months entry! His colour theory is spot on.

Now on to Pete and his awesome looking heresy era Blood Angel predators as part of his new armoured breakthrough Rite of War he will be trialling out at the next Spaartanax Sedition event in December. Great use of highlights on the black trim to really get an atmospheric look to the models and the weathering is spot on. these do look awesome bud!

Luego tenemos al Sr. Marlow y una cantidad realmente impresionante de marines que ha pintado como parte de sus puños carmesí / imperiales. ¡El freenhand en todos los modelos es fantástico y el landraider retro es genial con un montón de kitsbash e intromisión para que sea perfecto! bravo joven bravo!

And last but defo not least we have Paul D with a stunning amount of stunning looking models. I cant even begin to pick out individual pieces because they all look great but i will mention the centaur and his mates as they look so good and some of his best non-marine models to date i think. also love the terrain pieces. you sir a mother fucking machine!

So there we have it for another month of awesomeness, we hope its inspired you to pick up your brushes and start working through your backlog of unpainted shame!

So until next time i will leave you with an anecdote that Snr Marlow told me on wednesday.

“Anoche mi esposa y yo vimos dos DVD seguidos. Afortunadamente, yo era el que estaba frente a la televisión.”


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Hello and welcome to September’s painting showcase, where we have a superb selection of hobby related awesomeness as painted by the nerds at the Spartans. There are lots and lots of really well painted mini’s for you to enjoy and remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look. So without further ado lets get cracking…

First up we have Paul and he’s been very busy plane spotting with some awesome aeronautica models, which he’s painted in an incredibly detailed way despite being teeny weeny… they look so good! He’s also finished up a fire raptor for his heresy era Word Bearers and looks super cool in a nice and clean finish!and to top it all off he’s painted up a mechanicum termite! a fantastic collection of minis this month Paul…. great job!!


Up next we have Dan who has been a very busy boy working on finishing off his evil sunz orks. Love the contrast of the red against the green skin with nicely painted tabards. He has also completed some chaos marines with nice matte armour and a WW2 mortar gun with great use of basing materials to give a realistic feel. but my fave is the genestealer cultists he’s been working on as he’s absolutely nailed the flesh tones with very smooth transitions and nice colour scheme of the blues and mustard. awesome work Dan we look forward to more entries next month!

Next we have Lewis who has painted a simply stunning chaos imperial knight in his fantastic scheme, which has been expertly executed. Love the freehand banner and corroded metal effects across the model and once again his use of slime on the base gives it a great finish and scenic look. this is gonna look badass on the table top. fine work indeed Lewis keep it up!


Next we have Greg, who has also been working on demons in his dark necrotic scheme, which looks awesome against the snow bases. This looks like he may have finished an army?!!! which if true is a major accomplishment for greg! great stuff buddy keep it up!


Up next we have Dunk who’s been as prolific as always especially when it comes to pumping out Malifaux models!! these are some of his best to date and he has really been pushing new techniques to maximise the level of detail. I absolutely love the un-dead pirate everything about this is perfect, from the pinstripes on the trousers to the OSL and the lovely subtle use of colours to maximise contrast across the hues. seriously fucking excellent!!


Next we have Mark, who’s knocked up some Dark Angel razor backs in a lovely clean and crisp style with some super fine edge highlighting and i love the white detaining on the winged sword emblems as they really stand out. Overall a good use of black and red as accent colours to make them pop! great work once again bud!


Next we have Matt Q a solitary blood angel Primaris marine floating around with an enormous cannon… as you do! What could be cooler right? well if it was painted in a way that made him stand out in the battle field with well painted clean red armour and crisp blue helmet that’s how! great work as always Matt great to see you cracking on with the Blood Angles.


Next we have Si whos been painting up the final models for Paul’s Ravenguard heresy army. lots of dust and lots of rust give them a battle worn look!


A continuación tenemos al Sr. Marlow y algunos puños carmesí bien parecidos. Tengo muchas ganas de ver las entradas mensuales del Sr. Marlow, ya que realmente mejora semana a semana y es genial ver su desarrollo personal. ¡Una vez más ha producido un gran compañero de manos libres bien hecho! Muy bien Goblin Green bases!


And last but defo not least we have Phil with his necrumunda gang he has converted using the corvus models, which is a great idea for a unique looking gang. The clothing and flesh have been really well done with some nice blending across, which make these look awesome! great work Phillis!


So there we have it for another month, fantastic effort everyone. i hope it inspires you all to pick your paint brushes in October.

Unfortunately Marlow wasn’t around for a closing comment this week, he has entered a fishing competition if you want to see how he’s getting on he said you could catch him on the live stream!


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Hello and welcome to August’s painting showcase, where we have a bumper month of hobby related awesomeness as painted by the nerds at the Spartans. There are lots and lots of really well painted mini’s for you to enjoy and remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look. So without further ado lets get cracking…

First up we have Dan G and a lovely combo of models. really like the green flame effect and spectral bird. Dan has been working hard and his technique is improving month on month. the robes and leather look great. well done Dan keep it up!


Next we have Lawrence and another nice collection of dwarves, ghouls and knights. The spectres have blended nicely and the cloaks are really really well done!! He has also got a nice TMM gold effect on the trinket objective markers and ginger beards. once again very well painted minis bud!!


Next we have Si and a freehand banner bearer for his solar aux, an assault squad for Paul’s raven guard and also an Orlock Necromunda gang, which he hopes will be used in a campaign sometime soon!


Next we have Joel and a fine couple of whirlwind scorpius’ for his heresy era imperial fists, which must be getting on for quite a few thousands points now! Great battle damage across the tanks and nicely clean painted lenses and a nice clean black offsets the vibrant yellow in a complimentary fashion. great work as always bud!

A continuación tenemos al Sr. Marlow y una hermosa colección de guardias imperiales y sus vehículos blindados. Me encantan los centinelas, ya que han sido dañados por la batalla con un bonito efecto y puedes ver la mejora que ha hecho nuevamente con su pintura. ¡Asombroso compañero del ejército!


Next we have Dunkers with an ungodly amount of high quality painted miniatures for his Malifaux bands. He recently won best painted at a recent event and its easy to see why as these are superbly stunning. Dunk has been playing with different tones in the colours to add depth to his blends. Great flesh tones across the models as well… awesome work!


Next we have Paul who has been busy with his titanicus board, which looks super duper awesome with the realistic battle debris that includes downed flyers and a stormbird. Love the effect he has done on such a small scale!. great work Paul!!


Next we have Neil and his custodes in that awesome tarnished gold scheme that gives a realistic feel to the battle weary emperors finest. The robes have been nicely done and look like they have a silky feel to them, all in all nice work bud!


Up next we have Matt and his adaptation of Constantine Valdor, with lots of tweaking, kit bashing and green stuffing has created a truly unique and glorious looking model. Just have a gander at the detailing on the cloak. Wonderful stuff have a click on the pics for a closer look at tall the fine details!!!


Up next we have Luke and some gruesome looking Malifaux models. Love the red coated harpie the cloak, flesh and jeans look great and the cleaver dude looks awesome, lovely work on the weapon and flesh tones. overall a very well painted group of minis! defo some of your best work to date dude!

Next we have Oliver with a first time entry and a rather well painted skitarii ranger in a lovely looking turquoise scheme on the cloak, which offsets the mars base perfectly. The nice and clean metallics look great, nice job mate we look forward to more entries!


Next we have Will and a lovely halfling wearing a squirrel, such a cool model and it has lots of character. lovely red and orange colour on the squirrel is a great contrast against the grey outfit. we look forward to see the rest of the team!


And last but not least we have Rob with a fine collection of Malifaux models loving the flesh tones but in particular the little green goblin like creatures with their vibrant outfits creating a eye popping colour scheme and some nice touches on the bases.think this is some of his best work to date!


so there we have it for another month, we hope this inspires you to get painting in september! so until then i will leave you with announcement from Snr Marlow who suffered a break in at his house last week.

A quien haya robado mi copia de Microsoft Office, lo encontraré. ¡Tienes mi Palabra!



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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 July. The nerds have produced a fine collection of mini’s for your perusal, as usual you can click on each picture for a closer look.

First up we have Lawrence and an amazing entry into everchosen and a collection of D&D models. firstly lets just admire the glory that is the demon model… pure loveliness!! love the pastel colour pallet used to create a distinctly beautiful paint scheme. and that cloak!!! and the range of D&D models all of which look fantastic. just take a gander and enjoy! lovely stuff mate!

Next we have Paul who is back up to his high quantity/quality output and produced a range of tiles for his titanicus and some super sweet models for his warcry band with some ghostly plant people nice, nice blending from the weeds to the spiritual appenditures! and love the fact he’s managed to paint in a downed imperial fist xiphon just to wind Joel up! awesome stuff as always!

A continuación tenemos al Sr. Marlow y un millón y un guardia imperial. Se está poniendo cada vez mejor cada mes y ha estado noqueando a mano alzada como si no hubiera mañana. Gran uso de una gama de modelos para crear diferentes unidades y lentes encantadores y espadas de poder. muy buen trabajo compañero!

Next we have Matt and some very nice objective markers for his Talons force made up from random custodes bits, lovely use of random primarch bases to mount them on!! but the cream is the titanicus legio he has been working on for some time, which are stunning and the awesome looking bases with water effects, which truly create a fantastic setting for these models and makes them truly unique. fantastic work as always!!!!

Next we have Barry, who has actually finished a model for the first time what seems like an eternity!!  he has been playing around with contrast paints for a quick paint job to make a very nice just goes to show that contrast paints can be used effectively and quickly to create a great finish! lets hope he starts knocking up some more models for next month!.

Next we have Bill who has been working on some dark elves and has gone for a rather striking red and black scheme which you dont see much of… great looking skin tones to give the dark elf their usual pallor and the red and black looks really nice! top work buddy!


Next we have Si who managed to finally finish up a 10 man flamer squad for his solar aux in a nice sea green armour which you dont see very often and a dark angels rhino with some nice weathering. Si is hoping to get some more solar aux done soon but has been put off by just hos fiddly they are!

Next we have slam Dunk and another million models he has managed to knock up in july! this time its some Malifaux models and has painted some lovely gun slingers where the denim looks so good along with the flowing cloaks, great blending throughout! and some great metallic constructs where he has used a range to create a TMM style effect across the unit. And also a very tricky fire elemental thingy-ma-bob but my fave is the lovely rich skin tones of the black gentlemen with hammers as it can be very difficult to pull off, all in all a very well executed bunch of models here buddy!

On to the next bunch and its Rob with some more malifaux models which look really nicely done. however, my fave is the flamenco clown dancer, the dress and shawl look great whislt the clown face paint looks awesome! Rob is another one who seems to be improving month on month! lovely to see the development, keep it up bud!

Next we have Greg and some inquisition models which are looking great!. love the blue grey on the inquisitor and they have all been painted to a very nice and clean and crisp finish. these are some of my favourite GW models and has certainly done them justice. great back drop to the models in front of the tv monitors. great work buddy!

Next we have Mark who has been showcasing a range of his models from his collection, all of which are stunning but i particularly love the nurgle greens as they have been well blended and using a brighter pallet that you usually see, which really make them pop! also the IF dreadnought and armiger are so crisp and painted to a high standard. lovely looking collection! i know hes been busy in august so we have lots to look forward to next month as well! super first entry from Mark!

Next we have Lewis and bloated blight drone painted in a lovely creamy colour which once again is a lovely change of pace from the usual colour scheme. the lens has been painted so well it looks super realistic along with the slimey base that has become a trademark of his army! very very nice work bud!


On to Scouse Greg, who managed to knock out a whole army ready for an event with some demons which are looking awesome… this may be the first time greg has managed to finish an army!!!! and i love the offset against the snowy bases to maximise the contrast against the demons. i also like that he’s gone for a grey skin tone as something a bit different for his nurgle demons. lovely stuff keep it up!

Next we have long time lurker Tom who has also made a start on his adeptus titanucus and knocked up a great looking first model in the shape of a warlord titan. great looking red offset against the off white shoulders with some nice stripes to break up the armour panels, we cant wait for some more to be painted up!


and last but not least we have Dan G with some more malifaux and another painter who seems to be improving month on month. love the horse and the bases he’s used axross the models and dark robes have been well done to give depth to the fabric. really nice Dan we look forward to more next month!

So there we have it for july and a fantastic bunch of models i’m sure you will agree so until august i will leave you with a Sr. Marlow factoid:

El servicio secreto no puede gritar “¡Abajo!” más cuando el presidente está a punto de ser atacado. Ahora tienen que gritar “¡Donald, pato!”


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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.


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Hello and welcome to May’s painting showcase, where we have a bumper month of hobby related awesomeness as painted by the nerds at the Spartans. There are lots and lots of really well painted mini’s for you to enjoy and remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look. So without further ado lets get cracking…

First up we have Dunk with a mega collection of entries from papa nurgle. The skin  looks fantastic and seriously necrotic with some nice blends from the greens and pinks on the tentacles and around the wounds. Along with a very nice and crisp Abaddon on a great looking base. And to top it all off he’s started on some Malifaux with a sexy samurai senorita looking lovely in red! Seriously high quantity and and high quality!! well dont Dunkers you are defo completing with Paul for that Mass production title now!

Next we have Matt and a rather odd looking chap that s cross between deadpool and the lass above for the new game all the cool kids are playing down the club, which means I have no idea what the game is called but i think you will all agree its looking rather dashing and the leather straps have been very well done, all in all top work Matthew!

Next we have Rob and a merry bunch of Hobbit miniatures with lovely painted mounts and bases. These look like they have a really cheery paint job and the horses look fantastic. Along with some more mini giant robots for his adeptus titanicus maniple, which are looking hot as tits! well done Honey Monster!

A continuación tenemos al Sr. Marlow y una gran colección de entradas. Ha estado trabajando en sus personajes de respaldo para D&D. Me encantan los tonos de piel púrpura y los ojos se han hecho bien en los soldados. ¡Las habilidades están literalmente mejorando con cada mes! ¡sigue así compañero!

Next we have Luke with a weird collection of minis, which i have no idea where or what system they are from but they look really cool and i love the uniform muted brown and earthy colour palette.  They almost have a motion animation feel to the models in the realms of Nick Park. Lovely stuff Luke they have loads of character, well done!. 

Up next we have Si who has made a start on his 30K Solar Auxilia allied detachment, which his take on the 142nd C’Thonian Headhunters loyal to the Warmaster Horus. Since Forge World have discontinued the transfers he decided he would try to free hand all the symbols… needless to say he’s sick of the sight of skulls!