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.
|Pre-Heresy Sons of Horus by Yellow One on CMoN|
I actually found this mini a few years ago and was instantly struck by how cool it was. This model was made back before Forge World had started to produce any of the Horus Heresy minis, so it draws heavily upon the Visions of Heresy art books instead. I love the archaic look that it has compared to modern day Space Marines. The helmet to me looks very fitting for the Sons of Horus and is actually my favorite part. The amount of bonding studs and the different look for the bolter really help to reinforce the unique look of the model.
The painting is of course fantastic. Yellow One is the same hobbyist who won the Crystal Brush this past year with his large scale Crimson Fist Terminator Captain. The Sons of Horus color scheme has always been one of my favorite pre-heresy era schemes. The pale sea green just looks plain awesome. The Forge World take on it is much darker, which also looks good, but I personally prefer this lighter version of it. The amount of weathering and chipping on the marine really helps set him in a war torn environment. I like to imagine that he is battling through the halls of Terra at this point. There really isn't a single part of this model that I would change or improve upon. Forge World, if you're reading this please make a Sons of Horus model that looks like this, maybe for the later stages of the Heresy?
Be sure to check out more views of the model on Cool Mini or Not, and show the artist some love if you like it.
Until next time,
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