Friday, December 5, 2014

Mini of the Week 12-5-14

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.

Heldrake of Slaanesh by Monstroys on CMoN

Today's Mini of the Week is a superbly painted Chaos Heldrake. You can tell right away when you look at this that it's dedicated to Slaanesh without it being over the top obnoxious with it's colors. That is always a risk with Slaanesh. He's not a god known for his subtlety. The glowing effect on the mouth acts as a nice central focus and all of the painting is smooth and crisp. I also like how the main color is something half way between a purple and a pink, leaving it a little ambiguous.

Where this model really stands out for me is the base. It adds so much movement and narrative to the piece. You can just imagine this derelict wall collapsing as the Heldrake swoops through it to catch its prey. It really gives you a sense of the power and speed of this thing and helps bring it to life. There's not much more I can say about this mini. It's a great piece and very well executed. Death to the false Emperor!

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. 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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