Friday, May 6, 2016

Mini of the Week 5-6-16

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.

Genestealer Patriarch by Hooy on Cool Mini or Not

This Patriarch model is so cleanly painted it's crazy. Not only is it very clean, but it's also very subdued and minimalist while still staying true to the 'Eavy Metal scheme. I like the choice of a darker carapace. It's almost black while still having hints of blue in it. The cartoonyness of the model has been brought down a bit with that choice and it helps me imagine this as being a real creatue more. The glow from his finger and head have also been toned down a bit.

I think my favorite part though is the base. It uses the perfect combination of colors to frame the model and really make it pop. The most impressive part of it for me though is the spider web like material on it. It truly looks alien and conveys the idea of that area being infested. I'm not sure what they used to make it, but I would be very interested to know. Overall this mini is fantastic.

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,

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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