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|Nagash by Angelo di Chello|
Nagash is a model that has been done well many times since the model was first released, but there are always new interpretations of him coming out that still blow me away. This Nagash which won gold at the 2014 Golden Demons for large Warhammer models is one of those amazing versions. I love the color choices used on him. Everything has a slightly sickly, rotten green tinge to it which really just adds to the air of unease and dread that Nagash should inspire. It's also fairly desaturated which gives it a bit more of a realistic look to it. I have always wanted to see a high quality Nagash painted with black armor, and Angelo definitely pulled it off here. The black is spread through out the bone tendrils on his back and even the ghostly trails of the spirits too, really helping to tie the whole model together.
The design painted onto his robes is top notch, and helps add a level of complexity to a more subdued and subtle part of the model, making sure it's just as visually interesting as the rest of it. I particularly like the colors used on the ghosts.
The use of the brown colors in them is something I would never have thought of doing, but it works perfectly and really makes them extremely interesting to look at. The weathering on him is just the right amount as well, with all of the scratches and dings kept to scale so that they look correct and not over powering. The only thing I'm not 100% sold on is the base. It's executed flawlessly and painted to the same level as Nagash, but I'm just not sure if I like the bird skulls. To me it doesn't really look like oversized birds in the Warhammer world, but instead just like regular sized bird skulls from out world, which I'm sure they are. It just pulls me out of the moment a bit and reminds me that Nagash is just a model. Besides that though this "mini" is flawless.
Be sure to check out more views of the model on the Official Golden Demon website.
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