Recently joined Warflake's Blog when I saw his post regarding one's favourite miniature. It did get me thinking on what was my fav mini. I honestly had not thought about it as I just go from painting one mini to the next and enjoying the new adventure it brings.
But if i had to pick one, it would be Commander Dante of the Blood Angels :)
He brings back a lot of memories as he has been in the 40K range for a while. Dante also gave me an image of a noble angel, tireless in his devotion to his Chapter and to humanity.
I really like the mini because of the sculpt of the armor. Its really different from the standard Space Marine armor and exudes a more human and organic aura.
He also represents fun moments when gaming with my friends. Dante becomes a trophy 'gold bar' to the player that takes him down. This usually with him taking a meltagun to the face and then promptly rolling a '1' for his invuln save haha!
I feel Dante was one of the main inspirations for one of my next favourite GW minis in the 40K universe- The Sanguinary Guards and The Sanguinor. As a result, I now have a decent Sanguinary Guard army ;)
And upon reflection, my blog avatar is a picture of Dante's mask :)
"A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark."
-by Dante Alighieri