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?
I’m not sure that I even have to explain why I put this one on the countdown. The designer, somecleverusername, layered 2 miniatures over each other in order to give the armor more facets and details. More importantly, they gave each miniature a different weapon. One carries the swords and the other wields chain weapons. They essentially created a new weapon through this technique.
And the coloring! You will be hard-pressed to find a better example of expert mastery of the color palette. With Infernal Scourge the designer used varying shades of black against a glowing fire paint. Giving the coloring a glowing effect is tedious work, but the designer put the effort in, and it shows.