|Adeptus Mechanicus Onager Dune Crawler by Carracci on CMoN|
It's not often that I feature a vehicle on here for Mini of the Week, but this one just stood out to me. The bright yellow coloring of it really makes it pop, which is part of why Imperial Fists have always appealed to me. The richness of color that was achieved here is really great, and the blending from the warm orange to the almost white yellow is pretty much flawless. The battle damage applied to it is just the right amount to. Not too much, not too little. The metallics and blacks are very nicely done as well. They're not too distracting from the main color and compliment it perfectly. It definitely has an Imperial Fist vibe with the white and black markings on it but it looks good.
The base has just the right amount of scenic elements to it to not distract from the model. I really like the tank turret it's crawling over. It helps give it a sense of place on the battlefield. The choice to paint it a dark, burnt color was also smart, not pulling attention away from the model. The snow looks a little cartoony though. I would have preferred to see a bit more snow scatter around the rocks to help blend the piles of snow together a bit. That's just nitpicking though on an other wise great mini.
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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