Friday, March 25, 2016

Mini of the Week 3-25-16

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.

Deathwatch by Picster on Cool Mini or Not

In honor of the Deathwatch game coming out recently, I thought it was only right to have a Deathwatch as our mini of the week. This mini is based off of the Lugft Huron model from Forge World, and the only changes it has had done it is a head swap. I think this is an important change though, since it gives the model a bit more mystery and detachedness. For some reason I have always felt that Deathwatch look better with helmets on. They are all about the mission and are much closer to a modern day special ops force then regular marines in 40k are. 

The painting on this guy is nice and subtle. The highlights on the black are almost not there, but they are done flawlessly. They are all perfectly smooth and crisp and retain the look of black armor instead of making it look grey. There are also some nice armor reflections on there. The silver is also very well done and has a really nice worn steel look to it. It's not dirty or damaged, but looks like a form of steel that would be used in combat, not all shiny and new. The green glow from the lightning claw and the bright red eyes are what really finish off the overall effect of the mini. They act as the perfect spot colors against the predominantly dark model, with the glow giving it a suitably sinister look. Like I said before, for me the Deathwatch are all business, none of that flashy flair that a lot of marines have. This guy definitely looks like he's here to do only one thing, and I'm pretty sure all of the xenos out there would not be happy about it.

Be sure to check out more views of the model on Cool Mini or Notand show the artist some love if you like it.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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 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.

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