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.
|Harlequin Solitaire by ithandir on CMoN|
The new Harlequin models are pretty sweet, I'll admit. They are very dynamic, but I am just not that interested in them. Their paint jobs are just too garish for me usually. This guy's Solitaire is perfect though. The colors are more muted while still being vibrant. It also maintains the Harlequin look with all of the checkered pattern but he did it with either black and white or just lighter tones of the surrounding colors. It blends in better to the overall mini for me without stealing the show. The way he has painted the checkered pattern on some of the areas also gives it that holo field look, as if the images on his coat are shifting as he moves.
The use of purple is nice as well, since besides just being a nice color, also reflects the aspect of Slaanesh that the Solitaires are supposed to represent. There's not much more I can say about it. The paint job is very smooth and crisp and avoids the super garish look of most Harlequins. The base, while simple, also does a good job of framing the model by providing a light, neutral background for it.
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,
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