Friday, May 17, 2019

Mini of the Week 5-17-19

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.

Soul Wars by Alex Varela
Wow, what a diorama! I'm definitely not biased because of the Nighthaunt models. I love the composition on this though. You really get the feeling of the ghosts swarming up this rocky outcrop towards the lone Stormcast. The way he has placed the Bladegheists gets across their frantic energy as well. I don't think there's much conversion here, except for maybe where the models intersect and the dead Stormcast on the ground, but it doesn't really need any. Just by being clever with the composition he has given a lot of the models a whole new look. I like how simple the rocky ground was kept too. It serves its purpose of adding height, directing the eye, and setting the scene, without stealing any attention. I think I'm most impressed with how much their piece effectively conveys the whole feeling of the Soul Wars.

The painting is superb as well. The colors have pretty much stayed the same as the official studio models, but it really works. The lone, shining golden figure, standing defiant before the ethereal, dark mass of ghosts is great. Even the rock they stand on gets lighter the closer to the top it gets, really making him feel like the last shining beacon of hope that's about to get swallowed up by despair. Everything is smooth and crisp, and there's some nice lighting effects as well, especially the red glow coming from the Executioner's axe. Since it sits central to the ghostly horde and at the base of everything it gives it a real sinister, under lit look. I don't think there's a single thing I would change about it. I can definitely see why this won bronze at the Golden Demons. Absolutely superb!

Be sure to check out more views of it over on Putty and Paint. They're really worth the look. There's so much going on in this piece that you need to see it from every angle.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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