Friday, May 22, 2020

Mini of the Week 5-22-20

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.

Black Templar by Joel Arklind Kelmeling

This is such an effective use of a standard Primaris Marine model. There's no big, fancy conversion here, just a few small added details and a very well done paint job. The inclusion of the custom purity seals really helps reinforce the sense of movement on the model and of course works perfectly with the Black Templar aesthetic, as do the candles on his backpack. The real star of the show though is the paint job. It's all so dark, gothic, and cold. Everything from the black with its cold grey highlights, the white, his skin, and even the red is cold. The reflections on the armor are great, but the real star of the show to me is his face. This is how I always imagined Marines would look. Considering they spend the majority of their time with a helmet on I don't imagine they'd be very tan.

The base on this guy is excellent too. This is one of the most convincing, and real looking mud bases I've seen. I can definitely imagine this guy trudging through the mire. The muddy puddles and streaks of mud over the skull on the base really help sell it. The freehand is very well done, and the weathering, though restrained, is excellent. Particularly the chipping near the blast craters on his shoulder pad.

Be sure to check it out on Putty and Paint to see some more angles and show the artist some love if you like it.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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