Welcome to the Hero Forge Miniature Masterpiece Countdown.
Every day I post a miniature that exemplifies a designer’s use of at least one of my critical design principles: technical skill with the tools, innovative thinking, and expression of theme or subject matter.
At the end of the week, I post the number 1 Miniature Masterpiece. This mini demonstrates the designer’s ability to employ all 3 creative elements in their work.
After 7 weeks, all the winners of the countdown are placed on a single list, and you vote for your number 1 miniature.
Who will be the season 2 All-Star?
Number 3 made it onto the list because of its unique and striking design. “Canon Wizard” appears to be a high level soldier in the trenches of some magically supercharged war. The helmet, goggles, and Canon displaces this miniature from common fantasy tropes.
In this masterpiece, we see yet another creation that exemplifies how effective the Hero Forge platform can be at expressing theme. This mini is one of the best examples of “Dungeon Punk” I’ve seen in a while. In fact, if someone were to ask me what that genre was all about, I would start by showing them an image like this. It’s one scoop magical, one scoop technological, with a sprinkling of alternative history.
“Canon Wizard” by Intervace is an excellent visual representation of a specific sub-genre, so it certainly checks my box regarding expression of theme and subject matter. The coloring and use of assets are also on point. The green smoke and wide brimmed helmet clearly expresses an alternative World War I motif. I really couldn’t ask for a better representation of a quality character design representing “Dungeon Punk”.