Friday, June 26, 2015

Mini of the Week 6-26-15

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.

"Don't Move a Muscle" by Alberto Forni on Putty and Paint
I found this diorama a few weeks ago and instantly was taken by how cinematic it was. I figured in the spirit of Jurassic World being the number one movie in the world right now, this would be rather fitting. Lizardmen have always been one of my favorite races in Warhammer. There's just something really cool about dinosaur Aztecs. I really like the idea of the Troglodon sticking it's head through the waterfall trying to sniff out its prey. The entire composition is terrific and creates just the right amount of suspense and drama.

The painting on this is great, as would be expected, but what really makes it stand out to me is the environment. The cave has a distinctly jungle feel to it, which could have been easy to mess up. Creating environments like this is not always a skill set that the top painter possess. Besides the great work on the cave and the plant life within it, the waterfall itself and how it interacts with the rest of the piece really stands out as well done. Water effects is something I have never mastered, but here the waterfall is actually spraying off of the Troglodon's head and splashing into the water below. This is incredibly realistic looking and if it had been done poorly it probably would have killed the diorama right there. All in all this is just a really nice diorama with great attention to detail and a really nice mood, I love seeing stuff like this.

Be sure to check out more views of it on Putty and Paint 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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