Friday, May 19, 2017

Mini of the Week 5-19-17

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.

Megaboss versus Retributor by Roger Axelsson
As far as dioramas go, this one is fairly simple, with the two models just posed facing off against each other. Despite the simplicity of it, everything works really well. I can't tell if the Retributor has been converted slightly, but his pose really conveys the sense of him shirking backwards slightly, looking hesitant against the hulking Megaboss. It's very subtle, but it adds a bit of story to the scene beyond a simple duel. The painting on both of them is, at the very least, 'Eavy Metal standard, if not better. The metallics on the Stormcast are smooth and crisp, while on the hammerhead you can really see some nice blending from dark to light. 

The Megaboss is where they really got to flex their painting muscles though. The blue of his armor is done fantastically, with each edge picked out with super thin and precise highlights. It's an interesting color choice for an Ironjaw, which is refreshing to see. The freehand on it with all of the tribal markings is great, but doesn't overwhelm the model. I really like that he went for a pacific islander feel to them. It's something I have seen on other Ironjawz as well as the Carcharodon Space Marines and it always looks awesome. The unusually pale skin on the orruk is also nice to see since it lets the darker green of his claws really pop. The base is fairly simple, but works as a nice frame for the models without distracting from them. The inclusion of the odd fungal plants is a nice touch that helps make it feel fantastical without going over the top with it. All around it's a very restrained piece that shines all the more because of its restraint. Very deserving of the Gold it got in the Unbound category of the 2016 Age of Sigmar Golden Demons.

Be sure to check out more views of the model on the Official Golden Demon site.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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