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?
Ancient Automaton by somecleverusername
Dammit, Somecleverusername made it onto the countdown 2 weeks in a row! This guy is on fire.
“Ancient Automaton”, was not created by a novice. The simple pose conceals the true nature of this Hero Forge Miniature Masterpiece. Every color you see here, for instance, is a custom creation. When you download this mini and open the mixing tool, you’ll find that each and every color was not only formulated but also named by the designer. Somecleverusername really cares about what he’s doing.
The broad body type of this miniature is crafted through the layering of multiple minis. Stacking minis is not the easiest thing to accomplish, but it is made all the more harder when you intend to expand the width of the figure. Splitting the 2 miniatures torsos often leads to weird overlaps and obvious seems. There’s none of that here.
Also, I challenge you to look through all the photos and tell me how he used the tail asset here. It was clever, and virtually impossible to spot. If you can’t find it, open the miniature in Hero Forge. All minis on the countdown are provided with a link.