Thursday, December 31, 2020

Top 5 Posts of 2020

2020 is finally coming to an end! This has been simultaneously the slowest and fastest year ever. Events around the world were cancelled amongst everything else horrible going on and going away, but here on Mengel Miniatures I tried my best to keep everyone as entertained as I could. To celebrate the end of this very strange and horrible year I thought I would do a recap of the top five posts from 2020!

Here are the top five most viewed posts on Mengel Miniatures starting with number five.

5. Mengel Miniatures Masterclass Tutorial: The Dread Pageant

The moment I saw the previews for the Dread Pageant warband I knew I had to paint them up. I love the Persian influences on everything and also figured the vibrant colors of Slaanesh would give me an opportunity to play around with some colors I don't normally use.

I'm very honored that this post made the top five posts this year considering it's only a week old! Thank you so much for checking out this tutorial and spreading the word about it. I had a ton of fun making it and documenting the process. This warband really let me try out a bunch of colors and techniques that I don't normally use in my models.

4. Warcry: Catacombs Review

It's been a little over a year since Warcry first came onto the scene and we now have our first major expansion in the form of Catacombs! This also acts as a sort of replacement starter set for the game since the old one has been discontinued. What new tricks does Catacombs bring to the game and what comes in the big new box? Lets dive into the dungeons and find out!

It seems like Warcry is still massively popular a year after its initial release, and why shouldn't it be? I love narrative gaming, and this game does a great job at it. With Catacombs we finally get to delve into the dungeon crawling aspect that people have been hoping for since it first came out.

3. GUEST SHOWCASE: The Forces of Perpetua

Today I have a special guest article by a forge master of Chaos, Dan and his forces of Perpetua! If you're a fan of awesome, creative, and thematic conversions topped off by stunning paint jobs then you're in for a treat! This may very well be the coolest Slaves to Darkness army I've ever seen.

What are you doing reading this part?! Click the link above and check out all of the awesome conversions and paint jobs Dan did for his army! It really is one of the coolest and most unique AoS armies I've seen. He's done such a good job at developing a theme and sticking to it across the whole army.

2. TUTORIAL: Contrast Eternals

I've always liked the Anvils of the Heldenhammer color scheme for the Stormcast and even more so with the Sancrosanct version of them. The red and cream robes with the black and gold armor just looks awesome! While it's already one of the faster color schemes I decided to see if I could do it using primarily Contrast Paint!

This is a tutorial I'm still really proud of. Contrast Paints can do some amazing things when you know how to use them properly and this color scheme came out so quickly while still looking pretty good. I'm still tempted to come back to this and do a full force in this method. I think I could knock out 1,000 points in a month doing this.

1. REVIEW: Tesseract Glow Technical Paint

New paint releases from GW are one of the most exciting things to me. I love trying out new colors and techniques. Tesseract Glow is right up my alley, following in the legacy of Nihilakh Oxide as a technical paint that is great for glowing techniques. So, how does it measure up? 

I'm always amazed at how well my paint reviews do. All of my paint reviews have fallen within my top 10 most viewed posts of all time and that's from over five years worth of posts. I'll definitely continue to do these as new paints come out. Paint releases by GW are one of the things I always get the most excited about.

Today marks the end of 2020 and tomorrow we kick off the new year, so here's looking forward to another whole year of weekly posts and Mini of the Weeks on Mengel Miniatures. 

What was your favorite post on here from 2020 and what would you like to see me cover in 2021?

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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