Friday, April 8, 2016

Mini of the Week 4-8-16

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.

Eldar Ulthwé Autarch by Razyel on Cool Mini or Not
There are two Eldar Craftworlds that hold a special place in my heart. Biel-tan, the poster boys from the start of third edition, and Ulthwé, the poster boys of the Eye of Terror campaign. Something about Ulthwé's color scheme had just always spoken to me. I love how austere it is yet striking at the same time. It perfectly reflects the spartan ways of that Craftworld. This mini captures that feeling perfectly. The bone panels on his armor are a desaturated, drab color that helps make this Autarch feel a little sullen. The blending on everything is perfect with some nice crisp highlights. It also looks like they managed to work a bit of texture into the bone panels which gives it a more organic look, perfect for the Eldar.

The base is very realistically done and complements the model without overpowering it. The bright crystal blue of the weapon acts as a great spot color against the otherwise drab model. It also has just the right amount of OSL (object source lighting). Last but not least, the composition on this mini does a great job at accentuating the movement of the Autarch. The whole model is very well done and makes me want to start an Ulthwé army for myself.

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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