Friday, June 2, 2017

Mini of the Week 6-2-17

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.

Magnus the Red by Andre Palies on Putty and Paint

This is the first painted Magnus I have seen besides the studio one from Forge World, and I think I like it a bit more. They definitely went for a more realistic look to his skin, with much less red. I like that there is still a strong red and coppery vibe to his skin, but it falls more into the realms of reality. The armor is also super nice, using true metallics and going for a darker look with some weathering. It makes it feel much more archaic and is complimented perfectly with the dark turquoise elements worked into it. By making the armor darker they have been able to bring a warmer tone into the horns around his head and it also draws your eyes to his head and arms right away.

The purple used on parts of the cloak is a great choice as well, and really works well with the rest of the model. I particularly like the bright, almost fire like feathers on the top of his cloak. It looks really good, and reinforces the magical nature of Magnus. Speaking of magic, the pink magical flames are also wonderfully done, really popping from the model without distracting the viewer. I also like that he has painted the base in warmer tones. That's how I always imagined Tizca since it's heavily inspired by Egyptian cities. I never understood why Forge World painted theres to be grey concrete. This is all around just a fantastic rendition of the Master of Prospero, and probably closest to how I imagined him looking in my head.

Be sure to check out more views of the model on the Putty and Paint, and show the artist some love if you like it.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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