Friday, April 22, 2016

Mini of the Week 4-22-16

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.

2016 Imperial Space Marine by OrcoNero on Cool Mini or Not

What better way to help celebrate the 30th birthday of the Space Marine then by showcasing an awesome paint job on the limited edition 2016 Imperial Space Marine model? The painted reflections on this mini's armor are insanely good. It has a very distinctive metallic blue look to it, while at the same time not seeming too shiny. The highlights and blends are extremely smooth on this, going from near black to basically pure white. The red is just as well done as the blue, although the gun seems to be lacking a little bit when compared to the rest of the model. It's still really good, but when zoomed in you can see it's not as smooth as the blue. Overall though it doesn't really detract from the model though. 

The freehand on the chapter icon is very well done to and the base has just enough detail on it. It helps set the scene but doesn't overpower the mini. The color choices help a lot as well since they are so muted and neutral. It helps frame the mini and show off all of the effort put into painting it, which is exactly what a base should do. This is a really nice paint job and it's great seeing such an important model receive such special attention. 

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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