Friday, August 29, 2014

Mini of the Week 8/29/14

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.

Belakor by Karol Rudyk on CMoN

Today I have another one for you by Mr. Rudyk, this time it's the dark lord Belakor. I came across this mini while searching for more pictures of Tamurkhan the other week. It really is spectacular. I am a little confused on the narrative since there are several Tomb King elements incorporated into it, but I'll just assume he just kicked some butt in Khemri. This guy has a lot of subtle conversions that you might not even notice at first until you compare it to the stock model. The sword has been switched into his pointing hand while a banner has taken its place in the other. My favorite conversion on this is the wing. He has taken Belakor's left wing and unfurled it to be pointing with the sword. I can only imagine how long this must have taken since he would have had to cut the entire wing apart, pin it together and re-sculpt the membrane.

Since he is usually painted in a dark color scheme it's refreshing to see him in something paler. The redness of it still ties it to chaos and by making it lighter he was really able to show off his blending skills. The base, again, really frames the model with a more neutral color palette and those demon hands reaching up for him are about as heavy metal as you can get. Let's face it, Chaos at its core is all about being heavy metal, and this model has turned it up to 11.

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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