Friday, February 6, 2015

Mini of the Week 2-6-15

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.

Necron Overlord by Jay Goldfinch of Dark Eye Studios
I wasn't to sure about this new sculpt when it first came out, the scythe just didn't seem too Necrony to me. I have to say though, after seeing this paint job I've changed my mind. This paint scheme is awesome! I always wondered what the color scheme the studio used on the Necron vehicles would look like on the infantry sized guys. This just looks so alien, it's perfect. There's no mistaking this guy as being made out of regular old steel. I definitely get a living metal feel from this scheme. One of my favorite parts of it is the radiating power effect coming off of his chest and the glow from other areas.

The orbs are really cool too. Usually the Necron orbs are painted in a neon green color, but when the rest of your model already has that as a dominant color you have to find an alternate solution. I think the milky white with a green tinge was a great choice and not something I probably would have thought of. All of the painting is really smooth and crisp. The color choices are pretty much constrained to the black/green and silver, but I really like the limited palette. The only part of the model that I might change is the base. The stone is painted very well, but I would have broken up the colors a bit more. Considering this guy is part of an army I understand having to match the base to the rest of the models though. This is really making me want to paint a Necron or two. I do have a Necron Lord laying around, maybe I'll give this scheme a try sometime. This is definitely one of my favorite Necron paint jobs I've seen. It's unique, well done, and very fitting with the theme and feel of the army.

Unfortunately Jay hasn't had the opportunity to upload more pictures of this guy to his site, but you can see more of his work at Dark Eye Studios and keep an eye out for this guy sometime soon or follow him on Twitter at @Dark_Eye_Jay.

Don't forget to vote for the People's Choice winner for the Mengel Miniatures Painting Competition. You can vote on Twitter, Facebook, or on the Forums. The winner will be the entry with the most votes across all three sites.

We now have some new prize support from Todd Swanson at Black Swan Miniatures. He is graciously providing me with a Plague Base to give the winner of the People's Choice! The overall winner will also be getting one of these along with the End Times: Khaine Spell Cards.

It's a great model and will provide the winner a fantastic base to use for future painting competitions if they want. You can read my review of it here and buy it here.

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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