Friday, January 17, 2020

Mini of the Week 1-17-20

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.

Lord of Blights by Aksel Olsson on Putty and Paint
I'm always a fan of a good Nurgle model. The Lord of Blights and Lord of Plagues sculpts are just so good, it's hard to make them look bad. Here we have a slight conversion on the model with a head from the Poxwalkers kit and some weapon swaps. They fit in very nicely and the lack of a shield makes more of his body visible. What really stands out to me here is the color scheme. This is a very cold, and desaturated scheme, with colors chosen that I wouldn't normally associate with Nurgle. The skin certainly has the pallid look down, and the blending, shading, and highlighting on it are near perfect. As opposed to the wet, sickly look we're normally used to, this seems to be more of a dry, cold corpse look.

The blue armor further reinforces this. This looks great, especially coupled with the very well done rust on the metallics. The only wet fluids on this model is the blood on the ax and the freshly severed head. The base is a nice way to get some verticality on the model while not detracting from it. All of the colors are as equally, if not more desaturated than those on the model itself. This is a very refreshing, and unique take on a Lord of Blights and I think it nails it perfectly.

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

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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