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The Ordos Majoris - Hobby, Painting and Modelling => Painting and Modelling => Topic started by: cymrilian on July 13, 2019, 09:40:03 PM

Title: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on July 13, 2019, 09:40:03 PM
I've started up a blog about my inquisitor hobbying, or more precisely all the faffing about that i do. I thought some may find this interesting (the minis not the faff).

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/

Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on July 19, 2019, 11:48:41 PM
I've finally painted up some Orks....
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2019/07/19/orks-and-dakka-dakka/?fbclid=IwAR320C7L_iKIhbv75ABJQgKew9URvEtrOBgJvtBP3idxeEUHeBl8NxkHhpI
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on July 27, 2019, 07:07:08 AM
i've painted up some chaos space marines
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2019/07/26/space-marines-and-chaos-space-marines/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on August 20, 2019, 10:30:35 AM
i've painted up some random minis

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2019/08/17/less-babbling-more-inq54-minis/

and a few dark eldar

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2019/08/17/dark-eldar/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on September 01, 2019, 03:51:59 AM
i've painted up some imperial guard and citizens that may be of interest

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2019/08/30/the-imperial-guard-cheaper-than-lasguns/

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2019/08/28/imperial-citizens/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: TheClassyGamer on November 30, 2019, 09:24:21 PM
I'm digging the blog entries.

I'm sure that I've some of those citizens and bits.  I need to go through everything and figure out what I actually have someday. 

Makes me want to actually paint something.  Someday maybe I'll have something to show off.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on November 30, 2019, 10:18:05 PM
cheers mate. i've been slack about blogging recently (too much faffing!), but am working on some more genestealer cultists that i will post i the next week or two.

and if you've got some citizens, here's hoping you have the ultra-rare ratctacher!
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: FierceDefence on December 12, 2019, 01:07:17 AM
Hey,
Regarding, the GW image of the imperial citizens on your blog, do you have an idea which issue number it is? I speak French if that helps.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on December 12, 2019, 02:33:33 AM
no. i don't know the issue number. i found the image off the net a while back (can't remebber where)
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on December 12, 2019, 10:56:52 AM
I've expanded my genestealer cultists. They even have a limo now!

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2019/08/28/a-second-warren-of-genestealer-cultists/?fbclid=IwAR1-vh4EkDuoDJ7iaT-8fKxZj2eggnMwfTRK-7YNkmnYwrfoWortTKVhfNs
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: FierceDefence on December 12, 2019, 12:08:20 PM
Nice limos indeed! Do you perhaps remember where you found this picture online, so perhaps I can have a better idea where it originates from in context?
I just asked on a French Warhammer forum if someone could help identify which issue the picture comes from in their Inquisitor subsection.
 
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on December 12, 2019, 07:10:51 PM
i thought i saw the pic on the inq facebook group, but i did a quick scan and couldn't fine the pic. so not sure where i found the pic - maybe the specialist games facebook page?

huge thanks for asking the french forum. fingers crossed!
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: FierceDefence on December 12, 2019, 08:06:29 PM
Hey, yeah. The currency was in Euros so definitely not a UK White Dwarf. Well, I don't have a lot of confidence we'll get any answer on the topic from the forum. Besides, I saw you had up on your blog a conversion of Luriel Sacred Fist from Andrea Miniatures. Did you do it yourself or you purchased it from someone else? I ask because I also bought the miniature for a conversion, but have not yet completed it. The problem is that the scale is not exaclty the same as Inquisitor, especially when it comes to hands. Still not sure how I will finish it, like whther or not keep the shield etc.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on December 12, 2019, 08:29:07 PM
i converted the luriel fist myself. He is a good height, but yeah, his hands are too small. For the hand-swap, i think the hand and chainknife is off a 40k orc. the grenade launcher in his other hand is from the weapons set that legio destructor sells. I couldn't work out a way to incorporate his shield (and the hand position was a bit weird), so i just left it off.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: FierceDefence on December 12, 2019, 08:35:06 PM
Indeed. I was planning to use the existing flail by replace the ball by the mace from the classic confessor, but it didn't work out after all, due to the hands. I think I had posted here a phtoshop of what I was planning. I actually forgot I had the model untill I saw it your blog haha.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: gpemby on December 13, 2019, 10:35:57 AM
i've painted up some imperial guard and citizens that may be of interest

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2019/08/30/the-imperial-guard-cheaper-than-lasguns/

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2019/08/28/imperial-citizens/

Very interesting look into the rare/lost models. I have an inbox set of the civilians (not the rarer ones) and to be fair didn't even know the others were a thing. The world of 3D printers is getting close to being really affordable and is already looking accurate enough to be a real contender for the inquisitor scale world! Just got to learn 3D sculpting.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on December 13, 2019, 07:15:23 PM
3d printing has/will certainly shake things up. it would be wonderful if it resulted in inquisitor becoming popular, but i'm unsure if it will. still who knows what will happen when 3d printing becomes more mainstream and a miniatures fad happens?
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: RobSkib on December 19, 2019, 09:42:37 AM
Ah! You're the limo guy! I love your collection, and I've definitely bookmarked a few extra websites thanks to you.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on December 20, 2019, 04:06:46 AM
:)
i'm thinking of getting a second limo printed up so i can be the limos guy
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on January 05, 2020, 09:24:38 AM
here is a compilation of some more companies that make minis suitable for inquisitor.

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/01/05/models-from-other-ranges-part-2/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on January 30, 2020, 07:32:02 PM
here are some minis i've recently painted up

http://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/01/30/random-recently-painted-minis/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on May 18, 2020, 02:33:24 PM
in between faffing, computer games,and social distancing, i've also been slowly building and painting inquisitor minis.
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/05/18/sisters-of-battle/
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/05/18/ogryns-and-chaos-ogryns/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on May 19, 2020, 10:33:00 PM
working my way through the backlog of inq stuff i have been working on lately
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/05/20/more-orks-more-waaghh/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: maglash1017 on May 20, 2020, 09:50:15 AM
Very cool stuff!
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on May 20, 2020, 10:25:50 PM
cheers!
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on May 22, 2020, 12:34:35 AM
just posted this on the blog
http://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/05/22/rogue-traders-and-investment-bankers/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on May 24, 2020, 03:06:55 AM
another post on the blog
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/05/24/gellerpox-cult/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on May 26, 2020, 04:53:26 AM
added another post to the blog!
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/05/26/adeptus-arbites-i-am-the-law/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: MarcoSkoll on May 27, 2020, 03:13:43 AM
I know I'm not commenting very often, but it is interesting to see all of this exploration of other ranges (even if those ranges are sometimes GW or FW) to develop a 54mm collection.

If I had the money to burn, then some of FW's supersized Greater Daemons have had my eye for quite some time, but the problem is that I know I wouldn't really be able to get that much use out of them.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on May 27, 2020, 06:14:12 AM
i agree. the FW super-demons look amazing. i guess they would be mid-ranked demons if used for inquisitor 54mm? but I don't think i've ever seen pics of inq models next to these FW demons before.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on May 28, 2020, 02:10:20 PM
two new posts on the blog
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/05/28/the-pile-of-shame/
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/05/28/the-paint-queue/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on May 30, 2020, 04:40:19 AM
a new post on the blog
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/05/30/adeptus-mechanicus/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: Dosdamt on June 07, 2020, 05:07:37 AM
Damn. Damn. That's an incredible riot of miniatures! So good! Well done.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on June 08, 2020, 10:36:49 PM
thanks mate. it's helped that my hobby time has focused only on inq (jeez..for the last 5 years now. time has just flown by!).
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on June 08, 2020, 10:37:47 PM
new post on the blog
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/06/07/imperial-guard-more-wacky-soldiers/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on September 19, 2020, 05:36:20 AM
It find that it is always nice looking at Inq pics...

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/09/19/inquisitor-scale-competition-winners-slayer-swords-and-best-in-show/
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/09/19/inquisitor-scale-competition-winners-minis-that-won-gold-or-1st-place/
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/09/19/inquisitor-scale-competition-winners-minis-that-won-silver/
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/09/19/inquisitor-scale-competition-winners-minis-that-won-bronze/
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/09/15/inquisitor-scale-model-competition-winners/

Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: Mentirius on September 19, 2020, 02:46:06 PM
Ye gods, I think my brain may have melted.  That THRONE...

I remember seeing that 54mm Archivist in the flesh once; think I might have been at Games Day that year.  It doesn't feel like twenty-odd years ago but I guess time flies.  Most of these models are news to me, however, and frankly this much material will provide hours of entertainment!  So much awesomeness in one place.

Some great finds there Cymrilian, and a whole lot of sweet Inquisitor pics in general.  Consider this blog Bookmarked. :)
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on September 19, 2020, 09:21:39 PM
wow. until you mentioned it, i hadn't realised that inquisitor is almost 20 yrs old now.

i'm envious that you saw the archivist in the flesh (and that you went to a games day as i've never been to one). i remember seeing the archivist on ebay many years ago, and i thought about buying it, but couldn't scrape the $$ together (i think it as $400australian at the time)

Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: Mentirius on September 20, 2020, 02:50:17 AM
Wow, that is a fair old slab of cash...on top of which, three-figure prices in $AUS tend to foreshadow hefty shipping/customs fees from a UK point of view.  Not that it isn't entirely justified for such a work of art. 

I went to two or three UK Games Days around the turn of the millennium, then a last one for a Conclave meet in...maybe 2005?  That time was well after Inquisitor had been released, though I'm not sure about the others.  Still, if that is an Australian Archivist then maybe my memory is playing tricks and it's just very similar to the one I saw, although looking at the picture it does seem extremely familiar. 

Incidentally, one of the pictures has an astonishingly good 54mm Thousand Sons sorcerer I had never seen before.  I attempted one of those myself once, just to see if I could pull it off, and frankly if mine had ever been in the same room as that masterpiece it probably would have caught fire from the shame! 
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on September 20, 2020, 09:48:37 AM
its no jedi mind tricks. you would have seen the archivist in the UK (its not an Aussie mini).

i've also tried to emulate some of these GD winning minis (i tried to make major rawne in the same style as the slayer sword version. i think mine looks okay, but it looks nothing like the original)
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on September 28, 2020, 10:46:38 AM
a new blog entry... https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/09/28/slick-devlans-the-agent-smith-of-inquisitor/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on October 15, 2020, 06:26:51 AM
another post
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/10/15/covid/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: Mentirius on October 15, 2020, 01:58:49 PM
Damn, that is a serious batch of new models...many excellent conversions there, and some sterling finds/choices of third party sculpts (the Inquisitor Lord, Rogue Trader and the tech-priest with the double-sided omnissian axe are especially juicy).  Clearly any momentum you lost back in July has been thoroughly regained!  I swear you must have enough 54mm characters for a literal army or two by this point. 

I must admit to wondering why there haven't been more people on here posting extensive modelling projects this year, given the amount of downtime everyone must have had, but I suppose any enforced lifestyle change is as likely to undermine someone's creative process as give it a boost, and the impossibility of group events at the moment may have led to the hobby being put "on hold" in some cases.  Still, it is always nice to have something new to look at.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on October 15, 2020, 08:25:11 PM
yes! i have way too many models. i got addicted to kitbashing them when i started collecting again.

its a good question on why there have not been many modelling projects here this year. maybe it has something to do with postage (at least for Australians like me)? I have put off overseas purchases this year as international postage is so long and unpredictable and expensive right now and hardly any 54mm stuff is made in australia. Luckily i had a backlog of minis to work on anyway.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on October 17, 2020, 07:27:46 PM
some dark mechanicus
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/10/18/dark-mechanicum/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: Mentirius on October 19, 2020, 05:33:24 PM
Hooray, creepy tech-priests!  Loving the general feel of these - I think Slentass is my favourite, really evocative of the creepier sort of Mechanicus art, but Targos is very inventive and the servitors absolutely scream Dark Mechanicus.  Another feast for the eyes. :)
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on October 19, 2020, 07:32:07 PM
thanks! slentass is a beautiful sculpt and was a joy to paint. well worth buying as it was such a nice cast (hardly any clean up needed before painting it)
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on October 20, 2020, 09:46:22 PM
something new on the blog
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/10/21/space-marines-favoured-by-the-emperor-and-gw/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: MoeGee on October 24, 2020, 06:36:58 PM
a new blog entry... https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/09/28/slick-devlans-the-agent-smith-of-inquisitor/

this article made me laugh pretty hard. 
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on October 24, 2020, 06:58:42 PM
:)
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on October 24, 2020, 08:07:09 PM
two smaller posts
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/10/25/adeptus-ministorum-the-ecclesiarchy/
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/10/25/servitors/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: seaglen on November 12, 2020, 11:29:05 PM
Really great stuff here, and making me want to get back into my 54mm stuff this winter.

HUGE QUESTION - there’s a model on the golden daemon winners (silver) blog post you popped up, with what appears to be the head of an unreleased model - was “bloody Paulus” ever released, and how the hell did this person get their hands on the head??

Trooper “lucky mgee” by Dave Taylor, about half way down the page:

https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2020/09/19/inquisitor-scale-competition-winners-minis-that-won-silver/

Unreleased model here:
http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/File:Unreleased_-_Inquisitor_54mm_Stone_Conversion.jpg

Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on November 12, 2020, 11:59:08 PM
nice spotting!

i don't think the fig was ever released. But Dave Taylor used to work at GW, so maybe he was at the right place at the right time?
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: seaglen on November 13, 2020, 09:18:07 AM
Ah fair enough - I’ve been wanting to find out more about that model since the game released, as it’s the perfect head for a conversion I’d always wanted to do!
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on January 18, 2021, 10:39:34 AM
I finally painted some more minis
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2021/01/18/2021-painting-some-minis-again/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: Mentirius on January 18, 2021, 02:42:58 PM
Holy Emperor...everyone should follow that link, so many great models this time!  The Artel witch hunter is an especially nice paintjob, but there are so many amazing pieces here.  Your sheer output is humbling - at this point I'd not be surprised if you had 100+ painted 54mm models, and as usual some of these latest conversions are astoundingly inventive.  Truly you are the king of obscure non-GW parts.  I'm looking forward to that Solitaire!

Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: seaglen on January 18, 2021, 07:21:41 PM
That Banshee is great, and i'm loving the insanity of the riot robot!
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on January 18, 2021, 07:32:34 PM
cheers for the compliments!

I'm not sure how many figs i have, i think way over a hundred painted figs now.

the solitaire is coming along well. I've used this fig as the base https://miniset.net/sets/km-pu5401
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on January 18, 2021, 07:45:35 PM
yes the banshee is a great model. and it comes in multipart files as an added bonus.

I'd so love to get a 3d printer, but the glares from the wife when i float the idea to her....

i want to 'arbite up' the robot up a little. i wonder if there are arbite transfers?
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: Mentirius on January 20, 2021, 03:02:37 PM
the solitaire is coming along well. I've used this fig as the base https://miniset.net/sets/km-pu5401

Very promising...I definitely give you bonus points for a female Solitaire, since all the 40K Solitaire models I've seen were male, along with a vast majority of GW models in general.  Overpowered as they would obviously be in player hands, I feel like a Solitaire as an NPC would actually fit really well within an Inquisitor campaign with some alien/daemonic involvement behind the scenes, given how independent and focused on opposing Chaos they are.  Could have some extra fun by using a generic "hooded stranger" model for the mysterious NPC until the Solitaire reveals herself! :P

Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on January 29, 2021, 09:34:47 PM
sorry for the late reply.

Yes, the solitaire is better as an NPC. And i like your idea. Would make for a great campaign.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on January 29, 2021, 09:36:42 PM
new post on the blog
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2021/01/30/3d-printers-the-future-is-now/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: seaglen on January 30, 2021, 12:22:49 AM
Amazing!
And what an exciting prospect - all those heads, backpacks etc.
I’d murder a planetary governor to get hold of a pair of bolt gun holding arms to make Artemis into a normal looking marine, running forwards holding a bolter in both hands.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on January 30, 2021, 01:44:14 AM
that sounds like a great thing to print up. the problem with asking my mate to print things up is that I have to just guess the right size to print, and it is easy to get it wrong.
for example, i sent him a file of some hooded heads, but i got the sizing wrong, so they look just a tad too small (more 50mm scale than 54mm).
If i had my own printer, then no worries, just resize it up and try again. much easier to experiment and use trial and error to get the perfect size then.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 30, 2021, 03:41:08 AM
Well, that's particularly interesting, as I wasn't aware that ArtelW had released all those old models, and I do happen to have my own 3D printer these days (which isn't all that busy at the moment, partly because I'm still waiting for much of the resin I ordered - I have alternatives, but I don't entirely want to use them up on stuff that would be better done by the resin that hasn't arrived)

While I'm not a fan of everything in that pack, there'd certainly be something to be said for printing out an Eldar or two...

~~~~~

As far as the scaling, one thing I've been doing so far is exploiting the fact that I've done 3D scans of some of my models; I can load the scans into the editor and scale them based on known dimensions (usually that they have a 40mm base), and then compare the sizes there. As such, it is possible to do the comparisons pre-print, with less guesswork as far as how big they actually need to be.

EDIT: For example, for the Eldar Farseer, I can compare to a known model and say that a 1.6 scale factor would be a reasonable-ish sizing. (Possibly a little big, so I might actually go 1.55 or so. Eldar are meant to be taller than humans, but maybe not quite so much).

(https://i.imgur.com/Su8y7ja.jpg)

With that in mind, it might be worth scanning in a known model to use as reference.
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on January 30, 2021, 04:10:35 AM
awesome. that looks like a better way to do it then how i am doing it (i import a ruler and eye-ball off that). But i find that it is very imprecise and tricky in a 3d environment. and I also find that i keep on increasing the size of the objects (like a little scale creep).

that eldar looks cool too.

i saw your dice...have you printed any minis yet?
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on January 30, 2021, 04:26:52 AM
another post on the blog
https://faffinginquisitor.home.blog/2021/01/30/harlequins-send-in-the-space-clowns/
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: Mentirius on February 01, 2021, 10:19:54 PM
That is a pretty sweet 54mm troupe...  I agree Harlequins are among the coolest factions in 40K, for livery and lore.  Have you ever tried one with the old Lord of Change staff top for a mask?  It has an amazing "wicked clown grin" going on...I used it for a Chaos Magus at one point way back in the day, but I always meant to get around to trying a proper Harlequin with the thing. 
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: cymrilian on February 01, 2021, 10:26:59 PM
thanks for the tip. i'll check that staff out
Title: Re: blogging about inquisitor
Post by: Mentirius on February 01, 2021, 10:30:18 PM
"Lord of Change Staff Top 2" on here:

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/lord-of-change-2nd-1.jpg

A truly gorgeous part. :)