Thursday, 23 July 2015

Inquisitor war band update: Inquisitor Daubenton completed

Finally finished, and ready to take part in the secret battle for the Emperor's soul...

Hoping to start rolling up some characters tomorrow night for a forthcoming campaign...

Monday, 20 July 2015

Inquisitor war band update - Inquisitor Daubenton WIP

Just a quick one really, made a start on painting Inquisitor Daubenton, and this is the progress so far. Still got a fair amount to do...
Regrettably, his sword snapped for no apparent reason.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Inquisitor war band update: Interrogator Fergus Ronayne

This miniature is from the Helldorado range (I believe), but I'm not sure on the name of the character it represents in that game.

I remember having a browse through the miniatures for that game online after seeing some at Salute a few years back and having been impressed. I kind of fell in love with this sculpt and ordered it. I knew that one day he would feature in some type of Inquisitorial retinue.

And then, as is typically the case for many of us in this hobby, I totally forgot I had him. Subsequently, I rediscovered him, and decided the time was right for him to join Inquisitor Daubenton in his endeavors.

I set about painting him and somehow he ended up with a strong Celtic mane and mutton chops of the finest auburn. And a strong Irish name, which I co-opted partly from the first name of some kid I went to school with, and from the surname of some friends of mine from back in the Manchester days.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Inquisitor war band update: Mechanicum Adept

I've been quietly beavering away (norf!) whenever I've had a bit of spare time to do so, and I've managed to finish off another model that will slot nicely into Inquisitor Daubenton's merry band of Ordo Malleus nasties. Or even into a mechanicum war band, which I'm starting to have ideas for.

I made this conversion quite some months back, and thankfully I finally got around to it...

I wanted to try and do something with different types of metals. It seemed reasonable to me that highly modified members of the machine cult would consider certain cheaper metals suitable for use in expendable throw-away bits of kit (e.g. the power plant on it's back), and others, such as the more integral parts of their systems to be made to last in a more permanent capacity, and more exotic, rare metals might be used (e.g. the face plate and re-engineered weapon, which is based around a xenos design, incorporating some bits of xenos and imperial tech).

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Inquisitor war band update

Life's been kind of hectic recently, but I have managed to squeeze in a bit of time at my hobby table.

About all I've managed to do is paint up a henchman type character, who is carrying a sniper rifle, and to put together a minor conversion based around the Tech Priest Dominus clam pack character (or whatever it's called).

Not really too much to say on the sniper rifle toting fellow, apart from I gave him a red mask. Not really sure why, but he reminded me in some ways of the Red Skull villainous character from the Captain America comics. I think maybe the way the mask lay against the top of his head? It's not really too important though.

The conversion was kind of fun.  I did away with the walking stick as I didn't really like it, and it seemed a bit unnecessary. The model is being ambulated by a series of mechanical legs, after all! I also got rid of the pointy finger on the pole-axe holding hand.Once again, I didn't like it.  The axe had itself didn't feel quite right to me either. After a bit of rooting through my bitz box, and a good think, I came up with an idea for him to be carrying a pole-mounted loud speaker. The thought behind this is that it would broadcast binary transmissions, either in the form of commands and/or a call of the faithful to prayer (kind of inspired by the call to prayer you hear several times a day if you live near a Mosque).  I'll leave it to the reader to decide whether or not this idea works...

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Inquisitor war band update: Daemonhost #2 & 40,000 views!

It's been a busy couple of months all in all, with many ups and downs, including a trip to America for a couple of weeks (which was a definite up!!), and a shitty return to work and bad news (a definite down). However, I have managed to get another model finished since I've been back...

Remember this character? I finally got around to painting him up.  I think he looks quite different painted up than he did as bare plastic - more threatening, perhaps? 

I had a bit of fun with glazes and washes etc. Please excuse my amateurish attempts at freehand, though!

And I almost forgot - I hit 40,000 views today. Grimdark, yo!

Monday, 25 May 2015

Inquisitor warband update - henchman #2 and new conversions

Work has been hell over the last three weeks. However, I have managed to find a bit of time to do a bit of converting and painting, which has proved to give some serious light relief.

I painted up the Master of the Psyber Menagerie, who also fulfils the role of Master of the Hunt. Pretty happy with how he turned out.  This chap has Inquisitor Daubenton's psyber falcon upon his wrist. The other arm features a psyber lure for the falcon, and on his gauntlet is an inbuilt data slate which receives transmissions from the falcon. I've also given him an auspex and one of those hefty looking rifles from the Tempestus Scions kit.

As for the two new conversions, the first is Floki Vikernes. Floki was an initiate to the Space Wolves chapter of the Adeptus Astartes. However, as the complicated surgical process progressed, his body rejected the implanted progenoid glands. From that point on he served in the Fang in a much more humble capacity. At some presently undisclosed point, Inquisitor Daubenton collaborated with the Wolves, and Floki became a part of his team.  Depressed and self-blaming over not becoming Astartes like his brothers, Floki now finds solace burning the impure of spirit with his flamer, and burning whatever else Daubneton insists should be burned. Realistically speaking, he has an unhealthy fascination with fire.

The second new conversion is most definitely a work in progress and combines two as yet unnamed individuals. The rough idea is that the female is some kind of seer / diviner that has visions, and then collapses. The male is just her bodyguard, and stoically carries her around once she has collapsed. I may not end up using this, as I can't tell if it's a good idea or not. I'll see how the rest of the conversion process goes, I suppose! Apologies for the blurry conversion pics, but you get the idea!

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