Friday, November 24, 2017

Mini of the Week 11-24-17

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.

Cladius Vardo by ColonialRaptor on CMoN

The Horus Heresy is a setting that always seems to breed creativity with Marine projects. This one perfectly encapsulates the essence of the Emperor's Children. It utilizes a classic miniature that I often see used in Emperor's Children conversions, the captain holding his cape aside. It has the perfect bit of snobbery needed for Fulgrim's sons. The conversions on it are all pretty subtle in a way that makes it look like the model was always sculpted this way, which in my opinion is the mark of a very well done conversion. The whole chest plate has been changed, the head is different, the backpack has had eagle heads added to it, in fact, almost all of the armor has been changed. Looking at this more closely I wonder if they cut the cape and arm holding it away from the original model and glued it onto Heresy parts, which is super impressive.

The painting on the mini is super smooth, with the purple having some nice reflections painted on it. The gold and face are very well done too, but the most impressive parts to me is the cloth. They've really captured the feeling of a shiny cloth, which is a great fit for the Emperor's Children. It's really outstanding. The base is a nice finishing touch, keeping it simple but still telling a story. The stone is a nice cream which helps frame the darker colors of the Marine, and the blood pool emphasizes how this guy is still deadly, despite his pompous appearance. Fantastic mini all around.

Be sure to check out more views of the model on Cool Mini or Not and show the artist some love if you like it.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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