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.
|The Ghosts of Mordheim by Roman Lappat on Putty and Paint|
The atmosphere this guy exudes is fantastic. When I think of Mordheim I immediately think of a sickly green glow which has been captured perfectly here. The model itself is a conversion and partially scratch sculpted which pays off with a truly unique look. I love the awkward gait and tattered armor. The feathered hat definitely anchors it in the old world. The great thing about extensive conversion like this for undead models is it really lets you build in the layer, hollow look a walking skeleton would probably have. You can actually physically have the space empty between its ribcage and the breast plate.
The painting is smooth and crisp, but most importantly, the OSL (object source lighting) is spot on. Using an under lit green glow really gives this mini a spooky, unearthly feeling. That coupled with the fact that areas not in the light have been painted darker gives you a real sense of this taking place at night. I think this is the perfect homage to Mordheim, and hopefully something we will be seeing more of if GW brings it back along with some of the other specialist games.
Be sure to check out more views of the model on Putty and Paint and show the artist some love.
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