Friday, July 25, 2014

Mini of the Week 7/25/14

Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Necron Overlord by agent_venom on CMoN

I figured it was time to throw some 40K into the mix with Mini of the Week, which luckily isn't to hard to do. After looking around for only a couple of minutes I found this astounding Necron Overlord on CMoN. Everything about this model works together to reinforce the whole Necron aesthetic. The overall dark color scheme broken up by the neon green OSL (object source lighting) really sells the post apocalyptic alien vibe. My favorite part is the glow coming up around his face making him look really ominous. 

Of course you can't overlook the extensive conversion work done on the base. It's great that its so extravagant yet doesn't interfere with the model itself and instead acts as a framing device. I definitely think of Magneto's escape scene from X2: X-Men United when looking at this, with each of the scarabs moving a metal plate in front of him before he takes his next step. I particularly like the "movement" line coming out of the back of the floating scarab since it solves the question of how do you make it float without a flying base and at the same time reinforces the overall theme and sense of forward movement this piece has. The OSL on this is so great I can't even tell if the gutter on the base has an actual LED in it or is just painted that well.

Be sure to check out more views of it on Cool Mini or Not and show the artist some love if you like it.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

What do you think of this model? If you have any models or have seen any around the web that you feel deserve to be the Mini of the Week feel free to send them to me at with the title "Mini of the Week" and a brief description of how you painted it or a link to where you found it.

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