Friday, September 19, 2014

Mini of the Week 9/19/2014

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.

Imperial Knight Pilot of House Hyperion by itshammertime! on CMoN

What can I say, it takes balls to cut a Knight's leg like that for a conversion, but man did it pay off. Quite frankly I have gotten a little sick of all of the Knight craziness lately. It's a sweet model, don't get me wrong, it's just that everyone is painting one. This is something new though. Not many people would think to focus on the pilot instead of the Knight. If I am correct I think I see an Imperial Guard advisor and some Empire Luminark bits used for the pilot. The painting on this is super crisp as well, very 'Eavy Metal in style. You may have noticed that this model is from the same painter that gave us our last two weeks worth of Mini of the Weeks. What can I say, he's talented. I remember reading about this conversion awhile ago, probably on his blog. He said how originally the Knight's leg wasn't even supposed to be part of it, but once he had finished the pilot he knew it needed something more.

The leg adds the perfect bit of scale and grandeur to what this pilot does. It doesn't overwhelm the piece at all, only adds to it and strengthens it. Of course red and black are a very striking combination and coupled with the yellow it really makes this mini pop. The freehand and weathering are just icing on the cake at this point.

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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