Friday, October 6, 2017

Mini of the Week 10-6-17

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.

Into the Darkness by Andrew Palies on Putty and Paint
Sometimes it's the simplest of changes that make a model. This is just a simple head swap of one of the new Aeldari models with a Chaos head, but it really changes the model. The mini was already pretty dark and imposing, but the addition of the Chaos element really emphasizes that and brings it to the fore. It's also interesting to see a Chaos warrior who looks so refined and cultures, with just a touch of the barbaric. Personally, I would liked to have seen the model pushed a little further conversion wise, with a new weapon and maybe one or two other additions, but it's still very cool looking as is.

The paint job is where it's really at though. This is as simple of a color scheme as you could ask for, black on black on black, but it works fantastically. Sometimes the simplest schemes work best. It doesn't hurt that the paint job is really high quality. I like that even though the armor and cloth are both black, they've managed to make them look distinct and like different textures. This was done though the color choices, the armor being a more grey black and the cloth a more blueish tone. They also made the highlights on the cloth much softer, while the armor is very sharp with lots of reflections painted on. The orange of the sword is a great piece of spot color, and really stands out against all the black, without looking too much like Halloween colors. It's also balanced pretty well across the rest of the model with all of the gemstones and the reddish leather straps. The browns of the horns and fur are also balanced well with the non-metallic gold of the weapon hilts. It's a very simple scheme done to a fantastic level. In fact, I really want to go paint something almost all black now too.

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

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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