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.
|Chaos Lord of Slaanesh by Paul Makuch on Putty and Paint|
This is exactly how disturbing Slaanesh should be in my opinion. This model is just plain in creepy in the most perfect of ways. The only thing that's converted on him is the head, but it looks like something straight out of a horror movie. Everyone always thinks of Slaaneshi stuff looking all pretty due to how vain they usually are, which works and fits the lore, but there is a much darker side to them too. The Kakophoni from Forge World exemplify this darker aesthetic for me, and this hobbyist has captured it as well.
Not only is the conversion work on the head top notch, but the painting even further drives home the creepiness factor. Everything except for the gold has a vaguely organic quality to it. It almost looks like his armor is alive and the cape definitely looks like a thin sheet of translucent skin. The blood veins running through it are a perfect touch. Even the blade looks somewhat organic! The faint green glow coming from between the rocks on the base are a great finishing touch. Overall this mini just really hits the mark on what the more demonic side of Chaos would probably look in real life. Nightmare inducing, but in the best possible way.
Be sure to check out more views of the model on Putty and Paint, and show the artist some love if you like it.
Until next time,
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