Friday, September 20, 2019

Mini of the Week 9-20-19

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.

Haldor Icepelt by BornFire on Cool Mini or Not

I really love this style. I don't want to say it's flat, but it definitely has a more matte and flat appearance than a lot of other painting style. The shadows, highlights, and transitions are all kept rather subdued, while the colors themselves generally have a more muted appearance. When you combine this with the extremely realistic weathering you get a very realistic looking model. The style almost reminds me of the style used on those big display statuettes for Marvel and DC. Most notably in the way the skin is handled.

None of this is discounting the skill needed to paint like this. It's just a more subtle style that rewards the model with the spotlight. The weathering also needs to be top notch to pull it off, which it definitely is here. Everything is smooth and crisp, and the base on this guy is just fantastic. Not only does the red dust color contrast with and frame the model well, but it's layered vertically in an interesting way and looks extremely realistic. I can practically see the dust cloud rising up from the guy charging through it. I would love to see an entire Marine army painted in this style. It would look stunning.

Be sure to check out more views of it on Cool Mini or Not.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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