Friday, August 23, 2019

Mini of the Week 8-23-19

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.

Squig Hopper by In_The_Middle on Putty and Paint
There's something about the Moonclan line of models that really speaks to that dark fairy tale aesthetic. This model takes what's already there and dials it up to 11. The alterations made to the squig, coupled with the awesome base really makes it feel like an illustration out of a twisted children's fairy tale book. I really like the muted colors used on it too. They all have a slightly green tinge to them. It's creepy looking and also conveys the feeling of the dank underground nature of the army. It almost feels like the light of the Bad Moon is shining on him. The stippling method done across the model is fantastic. It gives it a great sense of texture.

In contrast to the the more subdued colors on most of the model, the vibrant, almost neon green of the skin really stands out. It draws your eye to the rider right away. The brightness of the non-metallic metal armor helps as well. I like that the design on the lance ties back into the colors on the squig. The base is really pretty simple, but does an amazing job at not only framing the model, but reinforcing the overall feel of the piece and giving it a sense of place. An entire army of Moonclan done in this fairy tale aesthetic would look fantastic.

Be sure to check out more views of it on Putty and Paint.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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