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.
|Knight Heraldor by PintorDeMinituras on Cool Mini or Not|
This amazing Stormcast model is from the same artist who brought us that super nice Khorne Skullcrusher from a few weeks ago. I really like his style, it invokes a renaissance style for me. This is due to the color palette he chose as well as the stark shadows, and even how he lights it for his pictures. The Non-Metallic Metal gold on this is fantastic with smooth transitions and a great choice of color. It's more of an aged gold then a super bright, warm gold. It helps lend an air of importance and grandeur to the model. I do think the plume on his helmet could have been toned down a bit. Right now it is super pink and stands out as a little odd. He couldn't have used a saturated red since it would have distracted from the rest of the mini, but the pink just seems a little odd to me.
My favorite part of the model is his cloak. He has done a really good job of making the straps of the cloak feel like leather. It embodies the aged and worn leather look perfectly and bring some more realism to the model. If they had been painted a solid blue it would have come across as being cloth more then leather. With the way they have been modeled, being super stiff, cloth wouldn't have made much sense. I would love to see what he could do with the Lord-Celestant model on foot. His mastery of shadows is what really makes this model stand out and I hope to see more AoS stuff from him in the future.
Be sure to check out more views of it on Cool Mini or Not, and show the artist some love if you like it.
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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.