Friday, July 7, 2017

Mini of the Week 7-7-17

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.

Ironjawz Megaboss by David Soper
This week we have yet another great looking Megaboss, another Golden Demon winning model, and another fantastic mini from the extremely talented David Soper. He's on a roll lately with the astounding quality of models he's painting. There's no conversion on the model itself besides the base, but it's such a well sculpted model it doesn't need any. As evidenced by all of the painters using it to show of their talent lately. I really like the color choice of red and black for the armor, with a paler and more realistic look for the skin. The age spots on the skin and the redder areas around the hands and face seal the deal there.

Besides how well painted those areas are, he's also done some non-metallic metals on areas which reflect the ground and sky perfectly. One of my favorite things on this guy though is the amount of subtle texture that David has been able to paint into it. Each surface and material looks different and unique from each other. Even the rusty areas actually have physical, textured rust on them, but not in an overwhelming way. If you take a look at the skulls on the orruk you can see they have an almost porous look to them in the same way that real bone would. There's also some fantastic, yet simple freehand on the model in the form of the orruk glyphs. The basing, with the severed Dracoth head, is just icing on the cake. There are so many fantastic things going on with this model that I could keep writing for a whole other page. I think that if it weren't for the Nagash entry this year, the Megaboss would most likely have been the Slayer Sword winning model.  

Be sure to check out more views of the model on the Official Golden Demon website. You can also find a link to David Soper's website over on the side with the list of blogs I follow.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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