Friday, September 12, 2014

Mini of the Week 9/12/14

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.

Adeptus Mechanicus Tech Priest by itshammertime! on CMoN

This is yet another mini I had found awhile ago and recently rediscovered. This model is great in that it really evokes the John Blanche art style that is so tied with 40k and the Mechanicus specifically, but does it in a very clean way. The Blanchitsu articles in Visions usually have some great conversions, but the paint jobs, even when great, have a very impressionistic style. This mini really has that dirty, crazy feel, but looks like something the 'Eavy Metal team could have painted. Funnily enough, since I settled on this guy for today's article, it has actually been featured in White Dwarf Weekly by the 'Eavy Metal team as one of their favorites.

The conversion work is also very clean, it almost looks like something sculpted by the studio. I particularly like the use of the Chaos Cultist's head. It's just something I don't think I would have thought of using. Even though he used the Vampire Counts Cairn Wraith, a common bit for Mechanicus models, it is used in a way I have never seen before. It's definitely a much cleaner and simpler model than what Forge World has been putting out for the Adeptus Mechanicus, which I feel often look too busy and cluttered. I haven't even touched upon how great the color choices are with a consistent use of warm reds and browns. It doesn't look monochromatic at all but still maintains a very cohesive feel. 

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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