Warhammer Underworlds is one of Games Workshop’s smaller game systems, but has consistently delivered some of the best model sculpts that the Mortal Realms have to offer. On top of that, the game’s small model-count warbands mean there plenty of freedom to be creative. We’ve already featured some brilliant painters in both super colourful styles and grimdark realism, so we figured it would make a great time to shine a light on to some painters who have tackled a range of Warhammer Underworlds miniatures.
John Drama (A.K.A Big Johnny) is a Golden Demon commended artist, with a large amount of painted Warhammer Underworlds miniatures to take a look at. John’s painting style ties together strong contrast, vibrant colours and smooth blends, leading to some really striking models.
If you take a look at some of the warbands Tymoteusz Hulin paints, you can immediately spot some strong themes behind them. From shared colours, to lighting effects and even some light conversion work. The result are worth checking out for sure.
A personal favourite would be his take on Rippa’s Snarlfangs, with each of the three riders converted slightly.
Javier Rodríguez Lozano
Javier Rodríguez Lozano is an incredible painter, but he also comes up with some very interesting schemes for the Warhammer Underworlds models he paints. Just look at his take on Skittershank’s Clawpack! If you’re a fan of Underworlds, then you won’t be disappointed by giving him a follow.
Young Song may be one of the lesser known painters on this list, but one look at the images above and you’ll understand why we had to include him in the list! Every warband is packed with interesting colours and unique styles.
Curro PM’s models are always amazing, but his Underworlds models are especially interesting, as you tend to see a little more freedom. The end result is some fantastic miniatures, packed with colour and some fun twists.
Marco Frisoni is one of the better known painters on the list, and for good reason. You can find him painting a large range of miniatures on a range of different platforms, but it’s always nice seeing him take on the occasional Warhammer Underworlds warband.
Jose Antonio Olmedo
Jose Antonio Olmedo, A.K.A. Akad Studio has already been featured in the past in our article about Warhammer Painters Who Take Colour to Another Level, and from looking at these models, I’m sure you can see why. Every model is vibrant and expressive, and the warbands all look incredible together.
At the time of writing, Marcel Hauer’s Instagram page is pretty much entirely dedicated to Warhammer Underworlds, so fans of the game should definitely go and check him out. There’s a mix of more traditional schemes and more ‘out-there’ schemes (the Ironskull‘s Boyz with tiger-striped armour are an obvious example), which gives you a nice variety of inspiration.
Tyler Mengel is another of the better known painters on this list, and has been featured on the Warhammer Community website a number of times. Tyler’s models are always incredibly well painted, but he also often breaks down the steps on his own website to show how achievable his schemes are.
Kyle Dalton, A.K.A. Pale King Hobby is another painter who we featured in our Warhammer Painters Who Take Colour to Another Level article, but we couldn’t write about Warhammer Underworlds without showcasing some of his work. Kyle’s miniatures always feel very expressive and textured in a very stylised way.
I wanted to include a couple of cheeky mentions to our own Handful of Dice team. While all of us are involved with the game and paint our own models, Ben & I are by far the most active painters, and have a load of Underworlds models worth checking out.
Arron – AJB Minis
Ben – Many Otter Minis
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