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.
|Stormcast Lord by Darren Latham|
How could this amazing miniature not be the Mini of the Week? I have been following Darren's progress on this mini on twitter eagerly. For those of you who don't know, Darren Latham is a miniature designer at GW, but was formerly a member of the 'Eavy Metal team throughout almost the entire 2000s. His style is the very definition of 'Eavy Metal crispness. I don't even know what to say about this model, everything on it is perfect. The Non-Metallic Metal is spot on, with every reflection and shadow placed exactly where it should be. The gold is also a nice, rich and warm color. I really like the mystical light and lightning effects on the weapons, they add a nice little extra touch.
The base is fantastic as well. It's super characterful and fitting for the high fantasy mortal realms. The lava is nice and bright, with just the right amount of Object Source Lighting on the rocks. The fact that there are skull faces carved into the rocks he is standing on is a perfect fit for the ever skull friendly worlds of Warhammer. I really don't know what else to say, this model is just perfect, no questions. Great job Mr. Latham! I'm looking forward to seeing some more AoS stuff from you in the future hopefully.
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,
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.