Friday, December 26, 2014

Mini of the Week 12-26-14

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.

Konrad Curze by Warmaster Painting on CMoN
Nothing like following up some Holiday cheer with horribly mauled bodies. You can't expect much else from 40k Batman though, er, I mean Konrad Curze. All joking aside, this is an amazing rendition of the Night Haunter. All the colors are super smooth and very realistic looking. I love how it's just desaturated enough that it has that real world look to it but still pops. The lightning on the knees and shield emblems is just the right amount too. With Night Lords you can run the risk of overdoing it on the lightning effect, which is something you would definitely want to avoid on their Primarch. This model is really just the right amount of horrifying. I can definitely see people being terrified of this giant psychopath stalking them in the dark.

I think the face is my favorite part. It looks leaps and bounds better then the official Forge World paint job. When a face is sculpted as starkly as Konrad's you need to soften your shadows to make it still look realistic.This is a nice balance between more traditional miniature painting methods and the naturalistic style that Forge World goes with. What's most amazing about this mini to me is the speed in which it was painted. It was up on CMoN within a week or so of the model being released. It's not unheard of to see that quick of a turn around, but it's usually not at this quality. Ave Dominus Nox!

Be sure to check out more views of it on Cool Mini or Not and show the artist some love if you like it.

Don't forget that there is now a dedicated section on the Mengel Miniatures Forum for the Mini of the Week where you can discuss the latest model or suggest one of your own. There is an event coming up sometime soon that any painter will be highly interested in with opportunities for awesome prizes and other cool rewards. You'll have to be a member of the forum to participate though. It's free to sign up and only take a few seconds, so why not join today?

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. There is also a dedicated board on the Mengel Miniatures Forum for Mini of the Week where you can discuss past entries or post of minis you think are deserving of the title.

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