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.
|Striking Scorpion vs Daemonette by Wiltrichs on CMoN|
You have to love when a diorama is as dynamic as this one. There's so much movement and it all looks completely natural and flows perfectly. This hobbyist really captured the sense of grace that demon of Slaanesh and an Eldar would have. I'm not exactly sure what parts are converted since it is so seamless. The Daemonette clearly has some conversion work done to get the leaping pose, but the Striking Scorpion is harder to tell. It pretty much looks like a stock model to me, but I have to imagine it was been partially re-sculpted to get him to look up at his attacker.
The painting is just as high as you would expect from a model that had won gold at the Golden Demons. It's very reminiscent of the 'Eavy Metal style, smooth, crisp, and clean. If you haven't noticed the ground they are on is a Ying Yang, with the Eldar and the Daemonette occupying opposite sides of it. It's a perfect fit for these two opposing force, since they really are the Ying to the other's Yang. All together everything in the diorama works perfectly and really creates a evocative battle scene.
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.