Friday, June 9, 2017

Mini of the Week 6-9-17

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.

Arkhein Von Drakenhoff, Chosen of Nagash by Christian Hardy
Now this is a Vampire! Wow, this is absolutely stunning. This definitely looks along the lines of how I would imagine a Vampire Lord in AoS to look. I love that he took the Archaon model and mixed it with some vampire parts and subtle sculpting. The scalloped armor is what really sells it. I don't know why, but scalloped armor screams vampire in Warhammer. I never would have thought of using the Ghoul King's head either considering how bestial it is, but couple with this massive frame it works really, really well. There's not a single thing with the conversion of this model that I find any fault with. Even the base helps reinforce the model's pose and vibe without distracting.

Not only is the conversion and sculpting amazing, but the painting is outstanding as well. The red is so bright and vibrant and works great with the purple cape. The green/black magical effects on the sword and shield are the perfect contrast to the rest of the model and the skin is spot on. While the color choices are well good, the execution of it is just as good or better. Everything is smooth and crisp, with some nice subtle freehand on the armor. Everything about this model screams fantasy to me, from the look of the model to the vibrancy of all of the paints. The fact that the base is a little more subdued and realistic only helps to frame this more. I may have to borrow elements of this conversion for a future project, it's just too perfect.

I mean, check out that crazy WIP shot of the model. That sculpting is so intense and good. Somebody get this man a job as a sculptor at GW! What? Oh, he already is? Well, someone get them to cast this up. :)

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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