Friday, October 31, 2014

Mini of the Week 10/31/14

Welcome back to Mini of the Week, Halloween edition, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Nurgle Forgefiend by Savagemind666 on CMoN
Sometimes you forget how horrifying Chaos is. I think it has something to do with how jaded the average gamer who has been in the hobby for awhile now is towards it. It's just an every day demonic model to us at this point. I first saw this model probably about a year ago and instantly loved it. The Forgefiend is a great model but I could never figure out how to make it Nurglely enough without some major conversion work. What's great about this model is how "subtle" the conversion work is. There is a lot of it, sure, but it's all very small, just very persistent over the whole model. This definitely looks like a Forgefiend and there is no mistaking the touch of Nurgle on it. It really looks like something that Games Workshop could have sculpted themselves if they had wanted to make these machines god dedicated.

The color choices are perfect as well. The yellow boils and pale, pink flesh compliment the green in such a great way. There is something about how he painted the metal on this too that I really like. It's very dark and deep and the weathering on it, is again, subtle, but persistent. Let's not forget about that base. I'm assuming it's all scratch built, and all the more impressive for it. You can never go wrong with rusty metal and sludge for a Nurgle model. This mini really makes me want to copy this conversion and paint job for my own Death Guard, which I think is the ultimate indicator of how successful a conversion is.

Happy Halloween!

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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