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The Ordos Majoris - Hobby, Painting and Modelling => Painting and Modelling => Topic started by: 0604854 on April 18, 2012, 03:08:47 PM

Title: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: 0604854 on April 18, 2012, 03:08:47 PM
I want to create a Istvaanian inquisitor at 28mm scale and I am looking for a model as a base, in terms of what I have in mind think "V" from V for Vendetta.

All help would be great!

Also thoughts on possible henchmen he may use (use being an appropriate word for a Istvaanian) I would be most appreciative.
Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: Dolnikan on April 18, 2012, 03:21:42 PM
You could base the model on one of the Empire plastic archers, some of them have clothing that could be worked into that look, a hat should be doable to make for the model and arms can come from everywhere.
Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: 0604854 on April 18, 2012, 04:36:20 PM
I am thinking of using the following parts
Empire general cape
Empire wizard head d (the masked one)
Dark elf corsair sheathed knives (a and b)
Empire archers knife
Empire greatswords hat

and one of these for the left arm
Empire archers sword arm
Empire archers left arm

(you can see the bits on bitzbox.co.uk)
No inquisitorial symbols (he works in the shadows)

Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: KrautScientist on April 18, 2012, 04:43:27 PM
I agree with Dolnikan that Empire models are probably a pretty safe bet for what you intend to build. The militia kit in particular might prove helpful.

As for possible retinue members: I would say that depends on whether your Inquisitor is a radical or a puritan (with an Istvaanian, we can probably assume the former) and which Ordo he belongs to: To my mind, Hereticus Inquisitors are often accompanied by sinister, medieval looking henchmen while an Istvaanian member of the Ordo Xenos might perhaps go so far as to employ Xenos mercenaries or Xenos worshipping cultists. And with the Ordo Malleus, all bets are off anyway (Daemonhosts etc.)  ;)

For me, it was always the most fun part to do it the other way around and imagine what kind of demented character I would like to build. Then, while building and painting the models, things often just fell into place and a suitable connection to my Inquisitor came up.

Here's my own radical with Istvaanian leanings by the way:

http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1952.0 (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1952.0)

I hope you'll forgive me for the ruthless self-advertisement, but perhaps you can find an idea or two for your warband in my Inquisitor's retinue.

Update: Ah, too slow: Just saw your bits list. Sounds promising  ;)
Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: Keravin on April 18, 2012, 06:41:00 PM
Does it have to be GW sources?
Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: Dolnikan on April 18, 2012, 07:32:54 PM
To determine what sort of people he would surround himself with ask yourself one question, how does he work. Does he cause civil strife by making different groups think that they have to attack, does he lure enemies from outside or does he go as far as to summon forth the dread denizens of the warp?
Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: 0604854 on April 18, 2012, 09:58:36 PM
Ordor hereticus, he turns 1 side against another thtough a combination of manipulation and assination he'd favourite being creating revolt
Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: Dolnikan on April 18, 2012, 10:00:50 PM
In that case an assassin could fit well, just ensure that he otr she looks suitably insane. He could also have an agitator-like character working for him, someone almost addicted to the crowds and rousing their anger.
Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: Draco Ferox on April 19, 2012, 04:38:49 PM
The hat from this model (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1140001&prodId=prod1160013a&rootCatGameStyle=) would work, and all you sould have to do is take it off the head (clippers/saw), and then remove the icon and make it a bit shorter (files + clippers). It's a bit of an investment if you only want the hat, but the rest of the model is usable in a future project (though I ended up modifying it quite a bit)
Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: DapperAnarchist on April 19, 2012, 05:09:53 PM
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat490051a&prodId=prod1120051 This might be useful, and there were/are those Dogs of War assassins, masks and all... Vespero? Can't find them now though.
Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: Molotov on April 19, 2012, 09:53:37 PM
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat490051a&prodId=prod1120051 This might be useful, and there were/are those Dogs of War assassins, masks and all... Vespero? Can't find them now though.

Vespero's Vendetta (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=vespero%27s+vendetta&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=pXqQT_XNNcLL0QXZ96yFAg&biw=1680&bih=891&sei=8HqQT4enFYW_0QXBh7zdAQ). As far as I know, they're OOP.

Title: Re: I want to create a Istvaanian inq28 what should I use as a base?
Post by: Koval on April 20, 2012, 07:15:41 AM
Ordor hereticus, he turns 1 side against another thtough a combination of manipulation and assination he'd favourite being creating revolt
Sounds like a less violent version of my own Istvaanian, truth be told (although Macauley's an extreme case).

You might want to consider some firebrand preachy types as well as what Dolnikan's suggested; I know this could lead to some very weird discussions on hate preachers in our own world, but there's also a lot of potential to dissociate oneself from those sorts of people, and in any case social change has to start somewhere.