Friday, September 26, 2014

Mini of the Week 9/26/14

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.

Karl Franz on Deathclaw by Landreth on CMoN
This mini may not have any crazy conversions but the painting on it is top notch. When you consider how large this model is, the level of smoothness he has achieved is pretty astounding. One of my favorite things about this Karl Franz is just how rare it is to see a top level paint job on it. The color choices really pop against each other, with nothing really overwhelming the rest. Generally I am not a huge fan of Non-Metallic metals, but I really like it on this. I feel like it gets overused just to show off how good the painter is, not because it is needed on the mini. The "gold" of the hammer compliments the yellow of the beak and claws. It also helps Karl Franz blend in more with the piece as a whole. If he were painted in true metallics there would have been the risk of him being too shiny and distracting from the Griffon.

The one thing I feel that is lacking is the base. It is just to plain for how much attention has been put into the rest of the model. He didn't need anything crazy, but just a little something, maybe some battlefield detritus or something.

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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