Friday, August 24, 2018

Mini of the Week 8-24-18

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.

Mortis Engine by Luc Tucker
The Mortis Engine has always been a painter's dream. Beyond just being an impressive model, it has a variety of surfaces and textures to play with, large flat areas for free hand, and great area for object source lighting. I really love how dark this one is. Even the ghosts are done in shades of grey, making them feel like shadows or smoke. It has a real sinister feel to it, and then your eyes are drawn right towards the torches, the reliquary, and the necromancer. The bright green just really pop against all of the drab, earthy tones and strongly conveys the sense of magic. Even the model itself has been stripped of some of its more ostentatious parts, like the cage around the reliquary and the banshees. Coupled with the more restrained color scheme, it really emphasizes the parts he wanted to emphasize. The use of greys, browns, and dungy greens really gives it a sense of the grave. It almost feels like the embodiment of grave dust.

The most impressive thing about this model though is that it took gold in the 2017 Youngbloods category! That means the painter is 14 years old tops. The amount of skill on display here for a 14 year old is astounding. Everything is crisp and clear, with smooth blends, and even some texture on the boney areas. If this amount of skill is on display now, just imagine once he gets older. I think it's safe to say we have a future 'Eavy Metal painter right here if he so choose to go that route. I'll be looking for future projects from Luc with great interest.

Be sure to check out the model on the official Golden Demon Winners website.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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