50 miniatures and releases to ‘Do not Miss’ from 2017


The year 2017 was completely brilliant in the figure modelling world. It has left us a lot of great pieces, miniatures, sculptures and paintings that are absolutely remarkable. This is a list of 50 miniatures and releases from 2017 to ‘Do Not Miss’. Taken from our weekly collection of marvels we have seen in the last 52 weeks.

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Space Wolf, painting by Sergio Calvo

This is the overall winning piece of Crystal Brush 2017, sculpted by Joaquín Palacios and painted by Sergio Calvo.

The Tribute by Michal Pisarski ‘Lan’

Following the idea of Nagash sitting on the throne, this incredible storytelling piece is sick on painting technique.

Medieval knight 14th by Kirill Kanaev for Young miniatures

An extraordinary paintjob for boxart, ultra realistic portrayal of metallic surfaces and perfection in everything you can think of. Kirill Kanaev at its best.

The God of War by Lan for Kimera Models

A true masterpiece of modern miniature painting, Lan is the top of the class with his NMM technique.

‘El Último Tercio en Rocroi, 1643’ by Juan Carlos Ávila, Luis Esteban and Jordi Gros Mascarilla

The Best of Show at the World Expo in Chicago 2017.

Uther by Lan

The insane non-metallic interpretation from Lan makes this bust look absolutely real in photograph.

The Beginning of the End by Won-hui Lee

The explosion underwater of this diorama seems like the work of magic.

Absolute Strawberry by Roman Lappat

A work of pure art from Roman Lappat, seems like every brushtroke has a meaning. Beautiful.

‘La Reconquista del Castillo de Buda, 1686’ by Antonio Zapatero and Gustavo Gil

Extraordinary diorama, also at the World Expo in Chicago 2017.

Assasin and Golem, Kimera Models

Sculpted by Alexei Popovici, painted by Kirill Kanaev, concept by Macs Gallo and Leonardo Farabi.

Chieftain Dralk, Nutsplanet

Sculpted by Jun Sik Ahn, painted by Kirill Kanaev.

Thor vs Hulk, painting by Sergio Calvo

The paintjob by Sergio on the piece sculpted by Joaquín Palacios.

Abel, Phoenix Chosen by Kirill Kanaev

Kirill’s undestanding of colour, surface and technique is out of this world. What a boxart paintjob on the newest release by Kimera Models.

Historical miniature by Jaume Ortiz

We ignore the title of this miniature but we are always amazed by Jaume’s painting skills.

HU2H by Chris Clayton

A new version of this famous bust from Chris Clayton.

Tau Warrior by Banshee

Originally a very small bust sculpted by Juan Carlos Ávila, it’s amazing to see how Banshee turns this into a masterpiece.

Hush by Kirill Kanaev

Kirill’s version of the original Hush by Chris Clayton.

The Rider by Marc Masclans

Extraordinary painting by our colleague Marc Masclans on this wonderful sculpture by Lucas Pina from Spira Mirabilis.

H.P. Lovecraft by Raffaele Picca

Jaw dropping work by Raffaele Picca on the painting of this bust sculpted by Romain Van den Bogaert for FeR Miniatures.

British Staff Surgeon 1810 by Kirill Kanaev

A jawdropping 75mm boxart for Castle Miniatures.

Mirmillon 90mm boxart for Pegaso by Kirill Kanaev

The use of colour to represent metals in this model works wonders for this model.

Queen’s Ranger 2777 by Tue Kaae

Tue Kaae’s winner in Monte San Savino 2017, completely scratch built project.

Nagash by Katarzyna Górska ‘KAHA’

Astonishing Nagash painted in the very personal style of KAHA.

WWII RAF Spitfire pilot 1/10 boxart by Kirill Kanaev for Young miniatures

You will think that the glasses are real… until you see the rest of the pictures and see that its just paint. Incredible.

Lord of Change by Games Workshop

A long awaited release by Tzeentch lovers everywhere. Huge!

Warbands 2017 by Les Kouzes

Some of the most amazing warbands you will ever be able to see. Such talent shown here!

WW2 German Paratrooper by Jason Zhou

Jason continues to show off incredible skills to paint incredibly realistic textures in this bust.

Nythgor by Marc Masclans for Hera Models

This is one of the boxarts, the one by Marc Masclans, for this piece sculpted by Raúl García Latorre for Hera Models.

Landsknecht bust by Kirill Kanaev for Tartar miniatures

First bust shown by the great Kirill Kanaev in 2017.

Savage Beauty and her Beast, Black Sun Miniatures

The boxart by Sergio Calvo on a sculpture by Joaquín Palacios. This time, the beast from Rozok the Beastmaster serves as the ride for Savage Beauty (it’s the same painted beast).

Esthel by Krzysztof Kobalczyk

Such an incredible paintjob, creating true light with just paint. Amazing.

Wood Elf Wardancer by Ringil

Amazing display of skills and finesse in this conversion and paintjob by Marina Ainagoz.

White Scars Primaris Lieutenant by Gareth Nicholas

Amazing use of white and greys to create this very smooth version of a White Scar in Primaris armour.

Savage Beauty with Sabertooth by Arnau Lázaro

Incredible paintjob on this huge miniature from Black Sun by Arnau.

Tullaris, Executioner of Har Ganeth by Lan

Converted and painted by Michal Pisarski, you won’t be able to stop looking at the painting of that blade.

Nythgor by David Arroba

Incredible painting by David Arroba on this model from Hera Models.

Rozok the Beastmaster by Sergio Calvo

Boxart for Black Sun Miniatures of a kit sculpted by Joaquín Palacios.

Sharki the Loyal by Rodrigo Ciprés

Rodrigo is making a great use of his time working with Big Child Creatives in their studio.

The Ice Fisherman of Titan by Matt DiPietro

Incredible conversion of two great busts by Romain Van den Bogaert, with an amazing paintjob by Matt.

Don’t Fuck With Me by Banshee

The fuck smoothness concept applied to a bust sculpted by Roman Lappat.

Great Unclean One, Games Workshop

In this 2017 Christmas, Father Nurgle brings us a great new kit for the Great Unclean One.

Rubina, Queen of Hearts, Kimera Models

Sculpted by Ebroin, painted by Francesco Farabi, concept by Andre Iula.

Dragon Huntress by Arnau Lázaro

Cool vivid colours on this Black Sun miniature.

Guardian by Sergio Calvo

Boxart for Black Sun Miniatures of a kit sculpted by Joaquín Palacios.

Chaos Ogre by Roman Lappat

Converted from his own creation, this new version of his bust is super cool.

Ajax the Great, Luxumbra

Painted by Ángel Giráldez, based on the character from the Infinity: The Game franchise.

After 4 hours experiment with Anonymous bust by Thor Intararangson

Great idea that transports us directly to the workbench of Thor.

Mortarch of Night by C’Tan

Top quality conversion and paintjob, one of those remarkable pieces to stare at for hours.

Domina, Kimera Models

Sculpted by Ebroin and painted by Mirko Cavalloni, on a concept by Andrea Iula.

The Last Grandmaster by Roman Lappat

Roman continues working on painting fire, you will feel the flames in this bust!

We will bring you more summaries of 2017: sculptures, articles and tutorials… Stay tuned!

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