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 Eternals of the Immortal Tribunal by Jake on Ex Profundis|
Normally I don't do whole armies but something about these guys really struck me. I love the idea of these particularly grim looking Stormcast wading through the enemy. The porcelain effect that has been achieved on their armor is something I have never seen before. It really looks like porcelain, with a smooth glaze and then the tiny cracks in certain areas. The dirt on their feet and the bright blood splashed across their armor really complement the pale colors. I think another reason why I really like them is they are very reserved in color choice. They are essentially the porcelain color with splashes of red with the blood and plumes. There's leather and metal on there too, but they are kept dull and dark so an not to draw attention away from the rest of it.
Everything outside of the armor has been painted a little quicker, mostly using drybrushing. This isn't a huge issue for me though because the porcelain is done so well, and the overall effect for the whole force outweighs the individual faults. The blood splatters are also very convincing looking. I can just imagine these guys in a battle, it would look like a bunch of statues have come to life to wreak vengeance. I'm hoping he will add more to this army so I can see some of the models outside of the starter set in this scheme. I recommend checking out his website too. Not only are there a lot more pictures of the force, but he has written a pretty cool backstory for them. These dour and grim Stormcasts are pretty much the opposite of the bright, shining heroes we normally see for them. The grittiness really makes them unique and did I mention how much I like the porcelain?
Be sure to check out more views of them on his website, Ex Profundis, and show the artist some love if you like it.
Until next time,
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