The field for terrific miniatures has been opening up quite a bit. More than ever, I feel spoiled for choice when I want to paint something fantastic. This is due in part to things like Kickstarter, and in part due to some of the industry's best sculptors and artists getting to really go wild.
One of the newer lines of fabulous miniatures comes from Red Republic Games in the form of Arena Rex. They figure that with a small enough scale game, you can make some of those terrific minis cast in fine resin that are normally reserved only for collectors.
And the quality of their sculpting is phenomenal. Sebastian Archer really nailed this sculpt, and the resin cast kept the detail like fine resin does.
So here he is- painted for a client who wanted him looking terrific for the arena: