Friday, August 1, 2014

Mini of the Week 8/1/14

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.

Autarque Eldar by on CMoN

I actually found this model probably about a year or so ago and just loved it so much that I have had it in mind for this series since I started it a month ago. Eldar models always give painters some great opportunities for extravagant techniques. Whats great about this mini is that it is so simple but so beautiful and well done. Its not often that you see a monochromatic model in our hobby and this one has been pulled off excellently. Teal is a color that is really tied to the Eldar visually and the painter has achieved enough variation between the different areas of the model that it doesn't all blend together but still reads as almost one color. 

The base is also very simple yet powerful. We have the dead Deamonette submerged on the base, which of course is the Eldar's greatest enemy. I also really like how he has used different shades of pink to paint the whole base. Again it is monochromatic (okay, so I guess this model is actually dichromatic, but the colors are separated by mini and base) and also reinforces the Slaanesh feel and goes well with the Teal. The conversion work on this is so subtle and smooth I'm not even sure what's converted, I'm sure some Eldar players out there can tell me. This guy is truly a painter's model and comes as close to art as a mini can get.

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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