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.
|Skaven Stormfiends by Blog de Kouzes|
Wow, these guys are striking! I love the super pale skin with the saturated red armor. It really makes them stand out. The almost white rats makes me think lab rats too, which is a nice connection. The paleness of their skin also lets the painter really emphasize the raw areas on them, like around the stitching, knees and feet. Now that the Skaven are officially part of the Chaos pantheon it's nice to see some more of the Chaos iconography incorporated into the models. The use of the rounded spike rail from the Chaos Warshrine really complements the roundedness of their shoulders. It's an almost flawless conversion in my opinion.
In the picture above you can see the rawness on the feet I was talking about. I really like that part, especially with the icy bases. I can just imagine how red their feet would be after walking over that. The bases are phenomenal as well. I have never seen an icy base done in this way. It looks super convincing and has a nice slushy look to it. The brain rats being a pinker color is a nice contrast from the rat ogres themselves. It suits the "braininess" of them as well since it makes me think that there is more blood flowing through them. The blends on the red are really smooth too. Overall the painting on these is great and the theme and color palette are spot on. I'm looking forward to seeing more Skaven from this painter. He already has a very nice Grey Seer who might see Mini of the Week in the future.
Be sure to check out more of it on his blog, Blog de Kouzes, 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.