Friday, June 10, 2016

Mini of the Week 6-10-16

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.

Gutrot Spume by David Soper
How could I not have a Mini of the Week focusing on this year's Slayer Sword winner? I have actually been following this construction and painting of this mini for awhile now on David's website (which you can find over on the right side under my blog list) and am suitably impressed with the end result. I know this mini was going to be outstanding from the first time I saw it. The colors on this are outstanding. It's so bright, and almost cheerful, but still looks chaosy and evil. It's a difficult balance to find but he absolutely nailed it here. I really like the tiger stripe pattern on the tentacles, it's something I definitely would not have thought to do on a Nurgle model, but it works great!

Besides all of the fantastic painting on the model, there is some great modeling as well. The conversion on Gutrot himself is subtle but effective, just replacing his ax with a trident, further reinforcing his nautical image. Speaking of nautical image, that boat prow is insane. I love everything about it, from the mold, the tentacles, the anchor, and the splashing water. The water splashes really stand out to me and he actually goes over how he made those on his website in pretty good detail. I don't know what more I can say about this, I mean it won the Slayer Sword and definitely deserved it.

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. Also check out his own website where he is currently painting an Orruk Megaboss that already looks like it will be a serious contender for next year's Slayer Sword here.

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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