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?
Sol Heilos somcleverusername
Can you imagine being a player in a high level multidimensional campaign and running into this creature? I would just about s**t my pants. This is the exact type of thing you don’t want to run into when jumping cosmic planes!
“Sol Heilos” by Somcleverusername demonstrates how useful the Hero Forge platform can be for creating dynamic characters. Is this some kind of warrior fire celestial or God? If I were a PC at this table, I would be running the moment the DM dropped this image.
The flaming swords hovering around this creature was done with the technique I have yet to have figured out. I know a few tricks for creating floating items, but not 10! And not with this layout. This is quite an impressive display of technical skill.
The designers use of color, the lighting tool, and skillful layering of multiple figures illustrates their talents and dedication to crafting fantastic and innovative miniatures. Somcleverusername made it onto the countdown 2 weeks in a row because they consistently meet all 3 of my criteria for crafting good minis. Their designs demonstrate technical skill, innovation, and expression of theme and subject.