Sunday, February 14, 2021

Mini of the Week 2-14-21

Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every week I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Mephiston by Alexander "Skrytnik" Loskutov on Putty & Paint

The new Mephiston mini has led to several amazing paint jobs, and it's no mystery why. It's a great sculpt and has tons of character and personality while also evoking a classic piece of 40k art. This version sticks pretty close to the standard colors for him, but definitely skews more towards the dark side. His face in particular, with it's pallid skin and glowing red eyes, really captures that vampiric feel that's perfect for the Blood Angels. All of the painting is really good, with smooth blends and crisp highlights. I particularly like how they've differentiated the different textures, with the cloth of his robes having a woven feel to them compared to the smoother armor or leather.

The base does a great job of framing the model. Nothing frames a dark model better than snow, and it also lets you show off some cool blood spatters. I have done this a few times on some of my models as well, and it really does look cool, and is fairly easy to do. I like how they've extended out the base a bit to give him some more room to breath, without making it cluttered with detail. The clumps of snow on the hem of his robes helps tie him into his environment and also looks very convincing.

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

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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