Friday, July 13, 2018

Mini of the Week 7-13-18

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.

The Spawn by Max Richiero on Putty and Paint

The new Nighthaunt models are amazing sculpts. I love everything about them, and I knew it would only be a short time before we started seeing some amazing paint jobs from them. While they lend themselves to fairly quick and simple paint schemes (like my own) they are also a painter's dream, with a ton of flat surfaces for freehand and texture work. Here, on the Lord Executioner, one of my favorite models from the range, we see all of the utilized. First off, I love the color choices here. I know, it's fairly similar to the 'Eavy Metal scheme, but that's okay, because it's a great selection of colors. I would say this is a bit more "real world" and sinister feeling due to most of it being desaturated. Everything is crisp, and the paint seems to have a dappled pattern to it, lending everything a bit of texture. 

The cloth though has it's own texture, with the weave of the fabric expressed in the highlights. Instead of getting smooth lines, each highlight is mad up of a bunch of smaller lines, really making this feel like a heavy cloth. The ethereal parts are fairly simple in both color and texture, but that's okay, because they are used here to frame the central focus of the model. With both the ax blade and the bottom of his cloth being ethereal, coupled with the spirits above him, your eyes are drawn right to the face and body. I love the creepy glowing eye here. It's a great bit of freehand, and the fact the he used purple is fantastic since that's the color of Shyish, something that's often overlooked in my opinion. Everything about this model is great and it really plays up all the right aspects about the Nighthaunt. I can't wait to see more of this line tackled by different artists. I think Olynder and Kurdoss are going to give us some of the best painted minis of the year.

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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