Friday, June 30, 2017

Mini of the Week 6-30-17

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.

Savage Orruk by Christian on Putty and Paint

Sometimes the Mini of the Week is an elaborate conversion or diorama, and sometimes it's just a stock model. This Savage Orruk isn't even a character model, it's just a standard run of the mill Savage Orruk, but the paint job on it elevates it up to the same level as more detailed minis. Even the paint job isn't too complex, consisting almost solely of greens and browns, but the quality standard it's painted at is pretty high. I love the color choices on it. Everything is very warm, including the bright, almost yellowish skin. I really like how he has blended the skin into a brownish orange in places. It adds a lot of life to the model. It looks very realistic while avoiding the desaturated look, which I appreciate since the bright colors are what really draw your eye in.

The painting is all perfectly smooth, with some very crisp highlights. According to the Putty and Paint page it's also done with oil paints instead of acrylics, which is extremely impressive to me. I've painted with oils before on canvas, and to think about the level of control he must have to use them on such a small model to such a high quality is astounding. Again, it's a simple model, but Christian has done it more than justice with this stellar paint job.

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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