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Title: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Hadriel Caine on August 02, 2009, 03:22:40 PM
It seems so recently that we had to do this before.

Re-introducing Inquisitor Jakart von Garrant, status: DEAD
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/PICT0308.jpg)

He's been through several incarnations and I have now played out the scenario of his death. I just have to fill in some gaps. My main PC and third Inquisitor. Background (http://ordopessimus.wetpaint.com/page/Inquisitor+Jakart)

I'll add to this as time permits me. For now here are a few of my miniatures from the last 8 years:

Ga'reus Reynard, ex-Inquisitorial Stormtrooper Sergeant, status: DEAD

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Page_1.jpg)

NB: the left-hand image shows the original character, under the employ of Jakart's successor Dynarl Ketzok, the image to the right is the younger version of Ga'reus shown as he was when in the employ of Jakart.

Viceroy Khonig Gronemeyer

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/PICT0589.jpg)

my current PC. Chaos cultist, political mastermind and general subversive bastard. Oh yeah, he's Governor of a sector at the moment too. Lucky Inquisition...

Aldous Prowse

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/PICT0649.jpg)

ex-guardsman. He is, I suppose, my narrative through-line in Inquisitor having served under three of my Inquisitors and now for Gronemeyer, who he doesn't suspect, as a bodyguard and advisor. He is severely paranoid having been present at a large number of atrocities carried out by the forces of order as well as by the agents of the ruinous powers.

more to follow.

Its good to be back...

Adam

check out www.ordopessimus.wetpaint.com for more background on these guys as well as stats and literature.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Macabre on August 02, 2009, 04:09:24 PM
You also forgot to mention that the Viceroy also holds the sector-record for the 100 meter dash.....

Very anarchic as always, makes me feel that my models are far too 'clean' for the chaotic insanity of the 40k-verse...
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Dosdamt on August 05, 2009, 12:41:37 PM
Big fan of your work, Adam. Love these models.

-Ben
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Kaled on August 05, 2009, 01:05:53 PM
You also forgot to mention that the Viceroy also holds the sector-record for the 100 meter dash.....
That was funny - I've never seen a character move so quickly, both the players (and presumably the characters) just stood there looking dumb-founded as he vanished off the board.

I've said it before and I'll say it again; Jakart is one of my very favourite Inquisitor models - he looks like he's just stepped out of a John Blanche painting.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on August 05, 2009, 04:28:12 PM
:D

thanks very much guys.

Gronemeyer... I was going to make a version of him in civies since, lets face it, he's horribly overpowerd as a PC and has tended to be used as a GM tool in campaigns since his few outings or as an RP character. I had thought of doing the model a la Kaled ie. in a suit. but perhaps I should do him in shorts a vest and some trainers...

I think I'll upload some more tonight. but I need to call some people about them giving me money to spend on bits of metal!

Adam

EDIT// making money over the phone was pleasingly easier than expected!

without further ado - additions to the retrospective:

Inquisitor Halaker

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT0815.jpg)

I made this as the PC for a friend of mine, Martin, who helped to build the gaming table we use at Eldritch Games (http://www.eldritch-games.com) in Exeter. Martin now has a horrible level 80 Paladin on WoW named after this guy. Famous for his cheese eating grin and huge naivety he's mostly retired these days due to Martin's love of Halo, WoW and Tyranids... fun model to make though!

Davros Adscrati

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/Page_1.jpg)

This was my entry to the Conclave modelling competition 2009. I hate it to be honest. but it came 4th which was nice.

Viktor

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/PICT0680.jpg)

Originally sculpted as an NPC I have grown to like this model and am working on a background for him now. Used at both recent WHW tournaments, GT and Spring Conclave (although he was an NPC again at the latter due to my unforeseen GMing duties...)

Feytor, Rogue Mechanicus agent

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/PICT0674.jpg)

This was an extensive conversion for a physically weak character (ironically he's a huge model) almost entirely reliant on technology for survival. He is also a fairly powerful psycher. Used at GT 2008 as part of Gronemeyer's warband.

There are quite a few left to come but looking at all the other retrospective's I am quite tempted to start a new warband. I think puritanical Ordo Hereticus will be the order of the day.

I know exactly what models I want too... :D
mwahaha. damnit no money...

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Kaled on August 05, 2009, 06:19:50 PM
I love Halaker's grin - although it does just make you want to punch him in the face!

Feytor is a very cool model too.  Is his torso sculpted?  Or is it just so covered in stuff that I can't make out what it's based on?

Quote
I know exactly what models I want too...
What are they then?
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: kierkegaard on August 05, 2009, 11:25:38 PM
I have always felt that your style suited the bizzare 40k universe very well.

I seem to remember that you had more models though...
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on August 06, 2009, 02:01:06 AM
I love Halaker's grin - although it does just make you want to punch him in the face!

Good thing he's not my PC, cos I feel the same!

Your right Kierkegaard. I have A LOT more models. not a lot of them in Sheffield and even less of them with pics taken!
I will update this slowly.

@ Kaled- I want the Calidus assassin, the Naval Bodyguard and whatever the Female witch hunter SteveB is making looks like I want that too! Posted on Atkadian smugellers for the first time ever today!

Adam the insomniac.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: kierkegaard on August 06, 2009, 05:52:22 PM
Adam - have a look on ebay (there is a complete bodyguard model, and most of the bits to make one up in seperate auctions at the moment.)
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on August 07, 2009, 04:53:16 PM
oooh thanks for that! looks quite costly is the only thing... maybe its time to sell of Kal...
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: catferret on August 17, 2009, 07:05:09 AM
Prowse is definitely my favourite still.  He still maintains his scruffy Guard veteran appearance despite being a military advisor.  Shows he's still a fighter, not some desk-bound scribe.  Like the rifle too, it's a nice change from the usual lasguns and shotguns.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Kasthan on August 19, 2009, 09:03:46 AM
Feytor, Rogue Mechanicus agent has always impressed me. The clever conversion with the hands, wire and skulls is brilliant.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 17, 2009, 05:30:04 PM
I return.

This is my younger version of Khonig Gronemeyer for use in Inq28.

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Jericho%20Studios/PICT1292.jpg)
Alt view (http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Jericho%20Studios/PICT1293.jpg)

I seem to remember having a 28mm thread... does any one remember if that was before the fall of the old 'clave? If so I will post some more of my Inq28 stuff asap!

cheers @ Catferret and Kasthan. I swear I will make a proper return to this forum soon. Bored of painting armies, wanna paint characters!

thanks a lot

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: psycho on September 17, 2009, 09:08:22 PM
nice conversion of the FW Reegade commander there mate
but i still prefer the 54mm stuff youve done, especially Jakart, howd he end up kicking the bucket???

kerby
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 17, 2009, 10:27:22 PM
Thanks, I'm enjoying doing 28mm stuff, I find when I go back to 54mm I have usually improved my painting substantially.

Jakart's death was covering the escape of Machelor and Ketzok as the authorities closed in after the fall of the Ordo Pessimus. Basically they were all declared massive heretics and were slapped down by the ordo hereticus. Jakart died so his pupils could escape and continue his work.

Mike and I played the game some years ago. He took out a feth load of NPCs and a couple of our more powerful PCs as well. It was a very explosive end of campaign game that saw the two survivors breaking into the control room of the hereticus battle barge and ordering exterminatus on the planet below, decimating the loyalist forces below and removing any trace of their heresy as they did so.

In background terms nobody actually lived to see Jakart fall and the timeline (on my website www.ordopessimus.wetpaint.com) is intentionally ambiguous with references to Jakart cropping up well after his supposed death.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 20, 2009, 08:22:34 PM
I managed to finish another 28mm guy for INQ:

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Jericho%20Studios/PICT1301.jpg)

He's a warzone fig (I think) with the shuriken catapult from a guardian. He's going to be a renegade gunslinger in the employ of my magos.

Here's a 54mm guy, based on an airfix model with GW weapons and some GS. he's a bit slender but works as an NPC or a grunt:

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/P250309_0004.jpg)

28mm Inquisitor (character to come)

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/PICT0921.jpg)

cheers

Adam

p.s. play the guess the parts game with the Inquisitor
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: psycho on September 20, 2009, 08:29:31 PM
brettonian head
scout arms
eversor needle pistol
looks like a necromunda bounty hunter body

that bout right lol?
prefer your 54mm stuff tbh mate
kerby
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 20, 2009, 09:03:36 PM
thanks, to be fair so do I. Unfortunately not that many people in real life have 54mm collections. they can be more easily persuaded to play at 28mm.

That debate is for elsewhere.

My FLGS is running an Inq28 campaign soon so I am making 28mm scale models. I also prefer painting 28mm at the moment because I can't seem to get any ideas for 54mm conversions/ don't have the funds currently/ need to improve at 28mm for fantasy and 40k.

cheers

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: psycho on September 20, 2009, 09:11:17 PM
but am i correct in my parts list?
im not sure on the body though it was a total guess lol

kerby
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 20, 2009, 09:21:42 PM
whoops, forgot about that, you are right except the body which is from hasslefree miniatures and is called Harby (Sin City char by another name IIRC)
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 21, 2009, 01:40:33 AM
Do you know what Psycho? You were right. My 54mm stuff is better.
This is by no means a well constructed model (should have stripped all the parts down and done a lot of careful sculpting) but I am rather pleased with the overall feel of it and the very quick paint job.

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1302.jpg)
Rear (http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/?action=view&current=PICT1303.jpg), Close up (http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/?action=view&current=PICT1304.jpg)

He is a pilot by trade, in dress uniform. Possibly to be included in my new warband but most likely to serve as an NPC for now. Not sure where his pistol is from, wish I did cos I like it and want another!

Bit of a disease going on under his eye and on his hands... not sure if this is a bit of nurgle's rot or just from living on a flight deck... we shall see!

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Adlan on September 21, 2009, 07:23:52 AM
Is it a Necromunda pistol?
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Molotov on September 21, 2009, 07:54:24 AM
Adam, I'm really liking your INQ28 stuff - a nice imaginative eye for conversions that are well executed. At some stage you should gather together some pictures and some text so they can be featured on the INQ28 blog! I'd really appreciate it. :)
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 21, 2009, 11:45:35 AM
You know it may well be a necromunda pistol... will have a look at my necromunda stuff when I get back to uni to confirm!

@ Mol- thanks, send me a PM with details of what specifically you would like me to get together!
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 22, 2009, 12:35:45 PM
Colour study for a future 54mm project. Also for use in Inq28.
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Jericho%20Studios/PICT1305.jpg)

I've been experimenting a lot more with the foundation paints and the washes recently. Lots of mixing to make the highlights look more natural than my older work. I have found that adding a bit of denhab stone to any given colour makes for a nice highlight...

Flesh has been interesting this summer as I only have dwarf flesh at home (most of my paints are at Uni) so I've been mixing there as well. Not so sure but think it looks ok.

54mm Sneak Peak:
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1306.jpg)

Bit of a blast from the past, who remembers this guy?:
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/PICT0437.jpg)

or this girl?:
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/PICT0350.jpg)

I seem to have been doing this for a long time...

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: psycho on September 22, 2009, 09:05:39 PM
memba the female rogue trader as it inspired me to do one of my own
infact its still sat on my workbech at the minute
got no idea how to work the torso into boobies lol

kerby
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 24, 2009, 02:31:45 AM
I seem to recall buying the female rogue trader pre converted and only painting her so I can't offer much advice I'm afraid!
Glad you like her though, think I sold her in the end...

Ok here is tonight's effort (I am aware that is 2.20 in the morning but I got my head opened up with a scalpel today so sleeping is interesting.)

Gunslinger for my new warband:

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1309.jpg)
Rear (http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1310.jpg)

He took about 4 or 5 episodes of Father Ted to paint.

Hope you like him!

I should go to bed...

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: psycho on September 24, 2009, 09:04:06 PM
Sheesh man you alright?
Love the mini though and i love Father Ted to lol

kerby
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 24, 2009, 09:53:36 PM
Thanks very much man.

I had a cyst on the back of my head that got infected and went rank. I was pretty ill with it. GP prescribed some antibiotics, which I had a massive allergic reaction to, and then I had the cyst cut out and drained yesterday.

I now have a rather fetching bandage bandana (I wouldn't let them cut my hair) as the wound is still open and 'draining'. Annoying thing is I was meant to be going wakeboarding with my girlfriend for our anniversary on Monday which i now can't do.

:(

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: psycho on September 24, 2009, 10:12:02 PM
LOL women are a pain in the as, just broke up with my 2 year girlfriend on monday and now have more time for drinking, getting my 16v clio sideways and painting Inquisitor minis lol
well glad your alright mate hope your head heals up quickly buddy

kerby
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Ynek on September 24, 2009, 11:12:52 PM
Ouch. Sounds like a bad one.
Well, I'm sure that a resourceful fella like yourself will be able to find something else fun to do with his beloved.

On a more related note, however, I really like that gunslinger. He's got such a great character and personality to him that I really like, and which makes him very different from the stock GW models that he is based upon.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 24, 2009, 11:59:55 PM
Thanks Ynek... I'm sure we'll think of something.
@ Psycho sorry to hear that man, although sounds like your having a good time, nothing like Inquisitor for filling time!

ON TOPIC//
He is quite dynamic isn't he, was quite pleased myself. The pictures don't really capture the model's sense of movement, wind swept hair etc... Quite a fair bit of this guy is sculpted actually, impressing myself after all this time.

The plan for the leader of the warband is to get jan van jastobaal's head and the bodyguard's body (crazy rare I know) but that is all going to be someway down the line I think.

cheers

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Adlan on September 25, 2009, 11:36:05 AM
Thats one sweet Conversion! I like that alot.

What did you have to reposition? Is most of the foreleg rescultped?
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Hadriel Caine on September 25, 2009, 12:00:44 PM
Its rather a lot more simple than it looks actually!

I resculpted the upper arms, the back of the trench coat and all the hair.

The legs are box standard- All I did was bend the rear foot/ ankle so that is was flat when the front foot was touching the ground (rather than standing on a box) simple really. It came to me whilst I was looking for a box to stand the right foot on and rested it on a base: coupled with the flow of the coat it just looked like he was running.

An Actual Update of sorts, this is a retrospective after all:

Inquisitorial Bodygaurd Inq28
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Jericho%20Studios/PICT1232-1.jpg)

Inquisitor Dynarl Ketzok (now been butched to make the most recent 54mm mini)
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/PICT0329.jpg)
EDIT// thinking about it I may use the young gunslinger as Dynarl Ketzok pre working for the Inquisition...

Grim the Squat, SOLD
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT0860.jpg)

Prospero Larchi. Rogue Trader SOLD
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT0862.jpg)

Brother Hadriel
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT0863.jpg)

Brother Tyriel
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT0864.jpg)

Cultist Lennon
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT0859.jpg)

Thats everything I have a picture of, I'll check my collection against the log to make sure there isn't anything obvious I've missed.

Adam

p.s. actually I have Kal Jericho knocking around somewhere, need to get a pic of him up.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective (Updated 25/09/09)
Post by: Hadriel Caine on November 26, 2009, 07:55:47 PM
I found this image of my IGT 07 warband.

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/PICT0333.jpg)

It made me think of the other incarnations of my models.

Here is my original Inquisitor Dynarl Ketzok, bought on release day 2001.
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/P081108_1748.jpg)

this character has been retconned more times than I can remember.

Baal Firenze
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor002-1.jpg)

Ketzok's acolyte, this character was executed as a heretic (he was a vampire and a pyromancer...). See if you can figure out which of my more recent miniatures include parts from this guy.

Kal jericho
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/KAL.jpg)

AdMech Magos Opdat
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/AdMech.jpg)

The original private Aldous Prowse
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/Prowse_Scouting_by_AdamCunis.jpg)

lastly Narce Romanov, my most recent character, he has his own thread :)
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1321.jpg)

there are some more to come that photobucket won't upload right now...

thoughts? feedback?

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: Myriad on November 26, 2009, 11:29:27 PM
Other than that Narce Romanov remains excellent, that is a tech priest with something serious to say.

and that's one of the biggest powerswords I'vec ever seen.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: Tyrant on November 27, 2009, 12:51:18 PM
The one that stands out to me is the Toothpick murke with the body guards head... he looks heavy duty!
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: precinctomega on November 28, 2009, 08:54:00 AM
Quote
Baal Firenze

Ooh, canonical character, there.  I'm pretty sure Baal had red hair and a forked beard.

R.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: Hadriel Caine on November 28, 2009, 11:54:58 AM
Yeh I know. I must've picked up the name when I was quite young reading the Inquisition War (I think). Anyway this guy was called Baal Firenze for a long time before I realised it had previously belonged to somebody else!

@ Myriad- which powersword in particular?

@ Tyrant- I think you mean Ga'reus, he's only got murke's torso, legs are from the civillian, shoulder pad bosun, lasgun from weapons pack. He was an RP character for quite  a long time before being executed by Ketzok after having a daemon raised into his living body. he went a little bit FUBAR.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: Hadriel Caine on December 22, 2009, 08:24:12 PM
Inq 28 stuff today:

I was fiddling around with some spare Dark Eldar stuff the other day and realised it would be nice to make a lesser Dracon type guy for Inq28 as an end of campaign boss or a powerful NPC. I also needed a couple of new Sybarites for 40k so I got converting.

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Dark%20Eldar/DSC00965.jpg)
I think I'll go with the one on the right of this image.

I also had some Kroot lying around (I had intended to proxy them as Wyches in 40k) and had been thinking about the mercenaries and alternative alien races in the 3rd Ed 40k rulebook. I had a look over on Lexicanium and decided that I could do something without havign to rely on established fluff (as there basically isn't any) and made a Tarrellian Dog Soldier:
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Dark%20Eldar/DSC00967.jpg)

I'm really pleased how he worked out actually and may do a squad of 5 or so at some point to act as grunts etc in an Inq 28 campaign that is slowly building itself in my head...

thoughts?

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: Molotov on December 22, 2009, 08:34:42 PM
Interesting take on the Tarellians. I've always liked the rendition by Christian Schwager on the Illuminatus WSG (linky-dink (http://www.solitudo.com/wsg/wsg005_mercs.jpg))

I'd like to hear more about your INQ28 exploits!

:)
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: Myriad on December 22, 2009, 11:29:15 PM
Eep.  Scary models.  Like the general look of the dog soldier - considering it's from a birdlike kroot it's got a surprisingly solid look to it.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: Hadriel Caine on December 23, 2009, 12:53:00 AM
@ Mol- yeh I remember seeing Schwager's Tarrelians. (I'm Excelsior on that board btw)

@ Myriad- I made a lot of effort to bulk out the upper body using GS and arms from WHFB beastmen. Quite pleased with the bulkiness. reminds me of a wolverine or a bear- v bulky upper body and athletic legs. I'm not sure if it needs more fur/ scales (depending if I go with reptilian or canine)

I was going to do a comparison of my 54mm and 28mm models at some point wasn't I? must remember to get around to that!

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: Swarbie on December 23, 2009, 05:53:47 AM
I love the Tarrelian. His face seems to have a lot of character for some reason.

But I LOVE the dark eldar conversions you did. They look absolutely fantastic!
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: precinctomega on December 23, 2009, 04:25:29 PM
I think I prefer Adam's version of the Dog Soldier, notwithstanding what a huge fan of Schwager's concept work I am.  The dog soldier as futuristic lizardman is just a bit too... overdone, if you follow.

Mind you, on the old 'clave we had a huge long thread of background to allow Rackham's Wolfen models to be used as 54mm Tarrellians.

R.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: Hadriel Caine on December 23, 2009, 08:17:08 PM
I've tried to keep some level of reptilian features going on and may bring this out in the paint job (still stuck for ideas).

I like the idea of using Wolfen as Tarrelians. Can't believe I missed that one on the old forum.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective HUGE UPDATE
Post by: Hadriel Caine on January 03, 2010, 01:41:22 PM
I have something vaguely exciting to add for my INQ28 stuff. However I can't find my camera so you may have to wait a little bit... :P
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Molotov on January 03, 2010, 01:57:15 PM
You tease, you!
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: dwi on January 05, 2010, 05:04:25 PM
I love Narce, nice work with the blue and white man I have been wanting to get in too 58m scale for well a long time but I don't got a job so no money :( >:(
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on January 06, 2010, 12:40:04 AM
I love Narce, nice work with the blue and white man

thanks very much dwi, It was a bit of a departure from my usual palette but I think it paid off quite nicely, always fun to stretch yourself a bit!

You tease, you!

Not for too long Mol :)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1326.jpg)
(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1330.jpg)
scale shot (http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1331.jpg), Gun close up (http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1329.jpg), Back (http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1328.jpg), Shoulder Pad detail (http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/PICT1327.jpg)

This guy is truescaled (as in I straightened and extend the legs a bit), a member of the Death Watch, originally a Blood Angel powerful NPC for GM use. Prizes for some of the parts used, particularly the head)

and, since its equally as impressive IMO and much easier to photograph my NPC/ end of campaign boss is done:

(http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Dark%20Eldar/PICT1325.jpg)

Very happy with this paint job and compositional conversion as a whole... just goes to show there IS life in the Dark Eldar plastics yet eh? :)

so thoughts on inq28 stuff? think we have a campaign on this term.

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on January 24, 2010, 11:51:54 PM
I managed to get a nice picture of my Painting competition model, I was never happy with the pictures I sent through... sigh.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC_0478.jpg)

also done another grunt for INQ28. really ought to get some games in:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC_0474.jpg)

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: DapperAnarchist on January 25, 2010, 07:10:15 PM
I really like the face on the Dark Eldar - I'm now thinking that a lot of Dark Eldar are painted too much like the Eldar, rather than being wasted junkie Eldar.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on January 27, 2010, 09:16:16 PM
My thoughts exacty dapper!

So I have finished painting my Tarellian dog soldier and am in the process of writing a Xenos hunter warband for my Sybarite, a Kroot and the Tarellian. Perhaps an exiled Dracon trying to get revenge or just maliciously screwing over a sector through assassination and intrigue...

piccie:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Dark%20Eldar/PICT1338.jpg)

thoughts?

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective. New Inq 28 stuff.
Post by: Myriad on January 29, 2010, 02:01:20 AM
I like him.  The gun looks just alien enough, without seeming outlandish.

The whole model has a very solid feel to it.  The face has a certain lack of expression to it, but I think this adds to the tough mercenary feel.  It's a huge knife but to him it's jst an everyday implement.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective
Post by: Hadriel Caine on March 21, 2011, 12:06:22 PM
Good Lord.

It's been over a year since I added to this. Upsettingly I don't even have much INQ work to show for the last 14 months.
You've seen my new hunter (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01881.jpg) of course in his own thread. Here's what else I'm currently working:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01895.jpg)

This bloke is another addition to 'Narce' Romanov's crew. He is constructed using the left over parts of Van Yastobaal with Not Orlando Bloom's head (my lovely old crusader model bit the dust recently in a table/ gravity related incident)

The 'Nid hand is going to be painted as a bionic. I liked the look of the extra sinewy fingers and bones. I need to sculpt him some more hair, fill some gaps and give him a proper base. Probably paint him around the time I do the hunter.

My house mate Rob has finished his first miniature in 7 years:
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01891.jpg)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01893.jpg)
back (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01892.jpg)

I'm impressed with the paint job. The hat was self sculpted when he was 14/15 and the cigarette is just a bit of paper clip left over from when I was doing some pinning! I think he looks great.

Other stuff in the works is more Inq28 stuff, including another Tarellian:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01885.jpg)
and here next to his completed mate (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01886.jpg).

Well... It's nice to be back.

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: psycho on March 22, 2011, 04:35:29 PM
its good to have you back buddy haha
i like the new RT mini...the hand is the same sort of thing im trying to achieve with one of my INQ Minders at the moment...although mine looks like a cross between an acid burnt hand and the hand that grabs the scientist in Alien 4......hmmm...
as for your house mates mini i love it...the head is one of my favourites and the hat looks pretty cool....the cigarette is an awesome touch....although you have to make him repent for using Kals torso in such a wanton way haha

kerby
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: kierkegaard on March 22, 2011, 10:55:04 PM
I like to Von C conversion. It looks good with that head. I never would have thought of using a Genestealer hand as a bionic.

Tell your friend Rob that the torso is off center on the legs, and that a few packs or a holster for the pistol can easily help disguise the size discrepancy between the two pieces. Other than that, It is a good looking model - I like the zombified head and the cigarette.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Sabotage! on March 24, 2011, 09:51:56 AM
I do like the genestealer hand for a bionic, it's a pretty neat idea. The model your housemate did is pretty cool too, it has a very 30-40s comic noir type of feel to it.
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Hadriel Caine on April 01, 2011, 01:31:14 PM
@psycho- thanks mate, it certainly has been a while! Glad you like the bionic. I think I'll trim the finer nails a bit if I can find a less rusty scalpel...
I'm personally an advocate of cutting up Kal as much as possible :) (although I do have my own that is unconverted ofc)

@kierkegaard- Rob's currently converting a fallen angel from a spare artemis I had lying around. Its looking cool; lots of rust on the armour etc I'll mention the packs and such when he's got some glue in his hand and a bitz box next to him.

@sabotage!- He'll be glad to hear that, 30-40s noir is something we're both into (see my profile pic!) and our theatre company explores the genre from time to time.

I'm considering 'starting' a Dark Eldar INQ28 warband. Obviously I already have some appropriate minis but I have been inspired by the new background stuff in the new 'Dex.

I'll be using the two tarellians as hench men for a exiled DE dracon/ trueborn or something like that.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Dark%20Eldar/DSC00976.jpg)

I have a couple of new minis built using cool spares from my DE 40k army:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Dark%20Eldar/DSC01038.jpg)

I'm bringing in a Kroot as well. Or maybe something tasty from the court of the Archon...

Idea is they're going to be infiltrating various important locations in a sector and carrying out terrorist acts, assassinations and stealing intel to pave the way for a major realspace raid. I think the multiple xenos motivations and clashes could be interesting and the variety of arcane wargear could lead to some interesting scenarios.

I'll probably use the Sybarite/ Dracon with the trident from a few pages back to be the main guy and have one of the guys with visored helms as his body guard, sort of like the Incubi but less elite then a plethora of interchangeable/ disposable alien henchies.

cheers

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Shannow on April 01, 2011, 04:33:10 PM
These make me want to buy dark eldar so much,,, damn you! I'm trying to save for a masters!
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Hadriel Caine on April 03, 2011, 11:16:58 AM
Heh. My bad. Already doing a Masters. It is quite expensive though...
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Hadriel Caine on April 07, 2011, 05:39:04 PM
I thought it'd be interesting to arrange all the =I= minis I own that are currently assembled and are occasionally in use in their constituent warbands/ groups/ whatevers. I have quite a few less minis than I had remembered. Guess I must've blown through the money from sales years ago. That or there's a load of 54mm chaps rotting in a box somewhere in Barnsley or Exeter.

Here goes:

Viceroy Khonig Gronemeyer and his definitely-not-chaos-worshipping-PR-team
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01968.jpg)

Inquisitor Lord Jakart with trusted/ betrayed mates Ga'reus Renard, Aldous Prowse and Ordo Pessimus archivist Davros Adscrati

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01970.jpg)

Inquisitor (Excommunicate Tratoris) Pyotr Machelor with some of his 'friends' (mind slaves)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01967.jpg)

Rogue Trader Narcissus Romanov and the mercenary crew of  the Jack of Spades

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01974.jpg)

Inquisitor Halaker and some ordos members

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01972.jpg)

Kal Jerico

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01971.jpg)

Colin

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01973.jpg)

Unknown Inquisitor

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01965.jpg)

with scared looking friend

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01975.jpg)

and why you should be more careful in packing and transporting prized possessions than I am:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/AdamCunis/Inquisitor/DSC01964.jpg)

also use a pin vice and pin 54mm models. Just a thought...


I have two or three 54mm marines, a tech priest, half a cultist and preacher josef somewhere in exeter as well as some smashed old favourites...

Oh and Kassadar, Machelor's successor. Based on Andrea's not-Arthas

and a Dark Eldar WIP...

*sigh* I should really play Inquisitor at some point. Its been over a year...

Adam
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: kierkegaard on April 07, 2011, 10:46:58 PM
 8) It's too bright in here. Can't...see...models...properly...

 ;)
Title: Re: Adam's Retrospective and new projects
Post by: Hadriel Caine on April 08, 2011, 01:24:26 AM
Yeah. I noticed after I'd taken all the pictures and found all the minis... too much like effort to redo it today :)