Friday, January 23, 2015

Mini of the Week 1-23-15

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.

Tempestus Marine by DarkKnight on CMoN
The Tempestus Scions are some really gorgeous models. They perfectly embody the high-tech military look coupled with the dark Gothic feel of 40k. This hobbyist has painted him in a rather unusual color scheme, an almost orange or yellow color. It gives him a somewhat warm feel that is toned down with the blueish metals and dark cloth. Everything is super crisp and the transitions are very smooth. There's not much to pick apart there, it's just very well done and professional looking. The weathering is top notch and gives him a worn and realistic feel. I can definitely envision this guy existing in a real world.

The red screens on his arms are an interesting choice and really stand out. Usually something like that would be a cooler color, but the red helps compliment the orange of the armor. Two of the most interesting things to me are the base and sword.

That has to be one of the coolest looking power weapon effects I have seen. It's very subtle and understated but definitely looks like it's glowing with energy. It's cool to see a non-metallic metal power weapon, I don't know if I have seen that before. The base is really nice as well and again combines the high-tech and Gothic look. The glowing green circles help complement the overall model without standing out too much. They clash a little with the red on his arms, but not enough to detract from the mini. This guy is a great display model and really captures the feel of the Scions.

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 the Mengel Miniatures Painting Competition is up and running now. For full rules check out this post. The first step to entering is registering on the Forums and creating a post for your entry on the W.I.P. board. We already have a few entries in progress there, and they look pretty awesome! There is only a little more then a week left to get your model in so don't delay!

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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