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Title: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 17, 2020, 11:04:43 PM
Hello Conclave community!

I started collecting Inquisitor models on their release some 19 years ago.

This was one of my first major inquisitor 54mm conversion works. I believe it to be a copy of something that was in white dwarf at the time.

It was my first attempt of serious conversion work, with sawing white metal and using green stuff for more than just filling, considering I was in my mid teens when I made this I'm still rather proud of it to this day.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/17/1077806_mb-.JPG)

Unfortunately during my last house move, this model, apart from one leg, gun, backpack and part of his sculpted tabard went missing along with 10 or so original inquisitor figures and some other conversions.

Over then last two years I've re-assembled my old collection and more, I've started playing Inquisitor 54mm, with a friend who's very much into the 40k background and is now making his own 54mm conversions.

With this thread I'd like to share my inquisitor 54mm hobbying, including maybe some images and summaries from the games we play.


Collection

Lady Jena Orechiel                          - Not owned
Inquisitor Eisenhorn                        - Complete
Inquisitor Covenant                         - Complete
Inquisitor Witch Hunter Tyrus           - WIP painting
Daemon Huntress                           - WIP Assembled
Thorian Inquisitor                            - Not owned
Familiar                                          - Not Owned
Inquisitor Scarn                              - Not Owned
Adeptus Arbites Judge                     - WIP Assembled

Chaos Magus                                  - WIP painting

Battle Brother Artemis                     - Complete
Navis Nobilitae                                - Not Owned
Bodyguard                                      - Not Owned

Delphan Gruss                                 - WIP Assembled
Techpriest Tezla                               - WIP Assembled
Special Security Enforcer Barbaretta  - WIP painting
Hunt Team Leader Lucretia               - WIP painting

Sister Repentia                                - WIP Assembled
Preacher Josef                                 - Not Owned
Devotee Malicant                             - WIP Assembled

Eversor Assassin                             - Complete
Callidus Assassin                            - Complete
Vindicare Assassin                          - Complete
Severina and Sevora                       - Complete

Damien 1427                                 - Complete (converted) x2
Simeon 38X                                   - Not Owned
Cherubael                                      - WIP painting
Unbound Daemonhost                    - Not Owned

Krieger Krash Thrax                        - WIP Assembled
Quovandius                                    - Not Owned
Emissary Fabian                             - Not Owned

Slick Devlan                                   - WIP painting
Damian Bloodhound                        - Not Owned
Bounty Hunter                                  - Not Owned
Hive Ganger                                      - Not Owned

Duke von Castellan                         - Not Owned
Jan Van Yastobaal                           - Not Owned
Kal Jericho                                     - Not Owned

Sergeant Stone                              - Not Owned
Sgt Dorian Black                            - Complete (converted) x4
Major Jackson                                - Complete (converted)
Toothpick Murke                             - Not Owned

Eldar Ranger                                  - WIP Assembled
Eldar Ranger with conversion pack   - WIP painting
Kroot Mercenary                             - Not Owned
Tau Water Caste                             - Not Owned
Krashrak the Stalker                       - Not Owned
Purestrain Genestealer                    - Not Owned

mperial Workers                             - Not Owned
Imperial Citizens                            - Not Owned
Crimelord                                      - Not Owned

Conversions

Death Watch marine                       - Complete
Death Watch marine                       - Complete
Ultramarine Veteran Sgt                 - Complete
Black Legion Chaos marine             - Complete
Gal Vorbak Possessed marine          - Complete
Daemon (40k Daemon prince)        - Complete
Bloodletter of Khorne (Be'Lakor)     - Complete
Unnamed Inquisitor                       - WIP painting Based on covenant



Third party miniatures

Artel W, Katerina 54mm                 - Complete Assembled as living saint   
Artel W, Katerina 54mm                 - Complete Assembled as battle sister
Unknown, Plague Doctor 54mm      - Complete
Creature caster, Warrior Daemon    - WIP painting Converted as a 54mm Daemon prince
Scratchbuilt/Antonis Bouras NDK    - Complete Grey Knight terminator
Lots more on the way!
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 17, 2020, 11:24:19 PM
I'd like to start with a converted chaos Warband, devotees of the Blood God.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/17/1077803-.jpg)

Kratus, Chosen of Khorne, based closely on Tyrus, with a trimmed down 2nd edition era heavy bolter, for a bolt pistol and metal 40k Daemon prince shoulder pads, leads a pair of arco gladiators and a Bloodletter of Khorne using the old Be'Lakor model.

This powerful warband provides a terrifying opposition to even the most hardened Inquisitor lords and their retinue.

Some WIP images:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/17/1077805_mb-.jpg)

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/17/1077804_mb-.jpg)
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 17, 2020, 11:39:17 PM
Ok, so a squad of imperial guard are perhaps not best suited to games of inquisitor, but they are a ton fun to include in games and look great hunkered down in a ruin.

The plasma gunner will inevitably melt himself at some point in the game, which is always hilarious!

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/15/1077619-54mm%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inquisitor.jpg)

All 5 are based on Jaxon and Dorian black, using the imperial guard booster packs for some added variation, the plasma gunner has Covenant's carapace chest plate heavily dremeled down. Each model apart from the specialist includes a full webbing pack and a combat knife taken from the Artemis kit.
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 17, 2020, 11:52:45 PM
From a squad of guardsmen to a deathwatch killteam, for those missions when one space marine just isn't enough!

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/17/1077837-.jpg)

Watch Captain Artemis

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2019/5/4/1009220-54mm%20Artemis.jpg)

Brother Sangriel, heavily reposed and mildly converted Artemis with a chainsword from the chain weapons pack.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2019/5/4/1009224-54mm%20Blood%20Angel%20Death%20Watch%20Veteran.jpg)

Brother Donager, another converted Artemis with the very rare heavy bolter.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2019/5/4/1009225-54mm%20Imperial%20Fist%20Death%20Watch%20Veteran.jpg)

Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 18, 2020, 12:08:38 AM
If you're going to play with space marines of any sort, then you need suitable combatants for them to go up against.

What do you get if you cross Artemis with a metal and a plastic Daemon prince? ....This apparently :P

A huge amount of work went into fusing these 3 models together (4 if you include the pistol, 2nd edition havoc heavy bolter)

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/17/1077838-.jpg)

Because I've always liked Khorne Berserkers

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/17/1077839-.jpg)

Because a friend told me I should make a Gal Vorbak

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/17/1077840-.jpg)
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 18, 2020, 12:16:59 AM
A living saint in 54mm. This is a mild conversion of the limited run kit made by Artel W

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/17/1077841-.jpg)

A variation of the same kit also mildly converted.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/17/1077842-.jpg)
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mentirius on September 18, 2020, 03:35:32 PM
Hi Mike,

I'm hardly integral to the community myself, but since I got here first...

Welcome to the Conclave!

I am impressed by how much sawing/green stuff it must have taken to repose so many Artemis models...not a great fan the original pose really, but in my own days of teenage hacksaw-wielding I could never quite face the ordeal of attempting to change it.  Those are some top-notch paintjobs too, especially how aged/weathered everything looks.  The IG plasma gunner and the first Chaos Marine are probably my favourite models overall. 

It is extremely quiet around here these days, but personally I'll keep an eye on this thread.  It is comforting to see some proof that Inquisitor is still alive out there somewhere!
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 19, 2020, 12:16:54 AM
Thanks!

I've used a dremel equivalent with a flex shaft and a fine rotary saw to do most of the cutting, it goes through white metal with ease and makes a very narrow cut, or an army painter hobby in cases where the dremel can't make a deep enough cut. My original conversion was done with a junior hacksaw :P

I used to make Plasticine models so that's probably where my green stuff sculpting ability comes from, but you need to practice with it. I'm gradually getting better with it again, because I've not sculpted anything in well over a decade. I'm getting more ambitious with sculpting and it should show in my more recent and any future projects.

Thanks for the kind words on the painting. They in my own opinion, don't stand up that well to close-up photography and I feel my style leans towards "better in the flesh". I aim for a certain overall look of the model and find painting super accurately and cleanly a little tedious. Like the works of the impressionist artists, they're best appreciated from a few feet back, or maybe that's just my excuse :P

I'm very fond of those 2 models too, I'm happy with how they came out, considering they were my 2 first major conversion works after starting collecting Inquisitor again. I have plans for a second black legion marine after I finish a handful of current projects.

It's nice to see any activity at all from a community based on a niche within a niche and a game long abandoned by the developers. I was quite surprised to that a forum still existed!

I'm definitely going to be keeping Inquisitor 54mm alive....and will be more careful with my prized collection next time I move house. I still do and will always love the 40k universe, but the rapid content creep in the main game is tiresome. I also loathe the art direction of many on the new style CAD designed minis. The Inquisitor figurines are truly timeless, after painting a literal horde of 40k firewarriors, I've discovered I'd much rather spend time on unique characterful one-offs, than a heap of plastic clones every few months to keep up with now constant shifts in the meta. And I'm still able to roll out a mat, put down some terrain and throw some dice whilst enjoying the 40k background and aesthetic.

I hope to be able to finish my collection of all the original 54mm figurines before they become impossible to find (I'm at around the half way point, 23/47) and amass enough bits and random 54mm figurines to keep me painting and modelling for years to come.
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 19, 2020, 12:30:18 AM
Some original figures

In my opinion two of the best miniatures ever produced by Games Workshop.

Here presented close to the box art with my own style.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2019/5/4/1009229-54mm%20Inquisitor%20Eisenhorn.jpg)

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2019/5/4/1009234-Inquisitor%20Covenant%2054mm.jpg)

I have not tackled Tyrus yet as I need to spend a day or two practising gold filigree on a black piece of card before I'm confident in achieving the box art look.

Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 19, 2020, 12:46:38 AM
Here is a current WIP. Anyone who's ever put a Covenant figure will know how awkward it is to align the arms, I wanted this inquisitor to convincingly 2 hand wield a force halberd.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/18/1077951_mb-.jpg)

I think it worked out rather well.
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: cymrilian on September 19, 2020, 05:44:00 AM
those space marine and chaos space marine conversions are great! and the paint jobs look good too
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mentirius on September 19, 2020, 02:33:49 PM
Well, your painting certainly blows mine out of the water as far as I can tell!  Agreed that Eisenhorn is a work of genius who needs no improvement besides a solid paintjob, though as a knock-on effect he can be a bit hard to heavily convert...or at least my limited toolkit and sculpting ability found him hard to heavily convert!  He has a habit of still looking very Eisenhorn to me, even with some of the parts swapped out.  On the other end of the scale, I reckon Covenant is pretty much the king of spare parts as far as the original range goes, unless one counts the elusive Kal Jericho - the number of potential uses for his torso and/or legs seem to know no bounds.  I think I actually prefer your dynamic halberd-wielding version to his original pose.  Admittedly I do have a bit of a thing about Force Weapons, as I've always been particularly fond of Ordo Malleus and "psychic warriors" in general. 

As far as the 40K Universe goes these days, I must admit I have in no way kept up with 40K as a game, though I have been reading through a ton of lore recently - theoretically I'm still up for Inquisitor and maybe a bit of Dark Heresy/Rogue Trader at some point in the future, but I can't see myself being bothered with full-on competitive wargaming again.  I was never really very good at it to begin with!  For me the hobby was always more about the art/story, even as a teenager...I do get the impression not everyone is happy with the Era Indomitus stuff, but from a purely background-centric perspective, I don't see really see the harm.  In fact I think it opens huge possibilities for new Inquisitor campaigns and in-universe fiction set in early M42, developing factions with strong opinions on Guilliman's reforms, remote regions isolated by the Great Rift and affected by time distortion going off in weird directions before being rediscovered by the Imperium, and so on.  The old-school status quo still technically exists on the timeline, so setting things back in M41 remains fine, but M42 is now a whole new playground for my imagination and personally I'm in favour of that.  If the day does come for me to get back into modelling, a fiercely pro-RG Inquisitor with a vaguely Roman vibe, lots of gold embroidery and some Ultramarines iconography worked in is sounding pretty juicy.

Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 24, 2020, 08:52:10 PM
Added to collection - Daemon Huntress & Eldar Ranger (no conversion pack)


(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/24/1078961_mb-Added%20to%20collection%2C%20Daemon%20Huntress%2C%20Eldar%20Ranger.jpg)

The severed Daemon head was removed from the Huntress' left hand so she could 2 hand her halberd. Still need to do some further sculpting work on her fingers.

I feel this more dynamic pose works well for the model.

Love the idea of the Roman stylised inquisitor, https://www.andreaeurope.com have a selection of Roman figurines in 54mm. Not having purchased any myself I'm unsure if the scale fits well with the Inquisitor range, but I'm tempted to find out. I've also had my eye on a samurai figurine for a from http://www.competitionminis.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=38005. The Steampunk range from the same site could easily make for some interesting Rouge Trader characters with a little customisation and the sifi and fantasy range has good options too if the 54mm scale is right.

I will be uploading images as I build/work on things. If there's anything specific you'd like to see, from the collection list I've added to the OP, I'll take some photos and upload them.

Lots of interesting things coming soon, in the way of multiple interesting 3rd party miniatures, I'm also going to aim to complete some of my partially painted models.

I also have an idea for some Tyranids to go up against my Death Watch Squad, based on some of the larger GW/FW and third party kits.

Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 24, 2020, 10:47:39 PM
Recently finished project

In the early days of Inquisitor, when I used to spend my weekends in Games Workshop Cardiff, one of the older regulars there had created something quite special. An entirely scratch built 54mm Grey Knight in terminator armour.

I have over the years attempted to create my own version of this concept, with several abandoned projects.

My sculpting is ok, but I don't do enough to achieve certain components of the terminator armour in a quality I'm happy with.

Recently I discovered the Antonis Nemesis Dreadknight conversion kit, which included exactly the parts I felt I was unable to properly sculpt. I ordered one from https://popgoesthemonkey.com/collections/arch-battleknight/products/arch-battleknight-antonis uncertain of the exact scale, if it was way off, I would use it to build a cool looking NDK for my 40k Grey Knights, so no big loss either way. I ordered the kit in the cheaper monkey resin, rather than the hard clear plastic.

Turns out the scale is really quite good for 54mm with the helmet being slightly larger than the space marine helmet from the Inquisitor range and the breast plate being a bit more chunky than that of Artemis.

So with the conversion kit in hand I started thinking up ways to scratch build or convert the rest of the model. I checked the contemptor dreadnought legs, which could have worked but I think the end result I achieved ended up better. Custodes dreadnoughts were also an option. In the end I used a spare pare of Artemis legs and sculpted over the top of them.

The arms came from the 40k dreaknight kit, the stormbolter was made with 2 servitor heavy bolters, the backback made a decent magazine.

The rest of the body was made up with miliput then green stuff with a carved up rhino door thrown in to create the flat surface on the back.

The model was completed with some Inquisitor 54mm and 40k bits and a green stuff purity seal, imprinted with an imperial eagle from the rhino kit.

WIP images

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/24/1078963_mb-.jpg)

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/24/1078962_mb-.jpg)

So I present to you the finished article, a goal of mine for almost 20 years. I'm rather happy  ;D

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/15/1077617_mb-Inquisitor%2054mm%20Grey%20Knight%20terminator%20.jpg)

The model stands at just over 80mm, a space marine based on Artemis, if posed standing upright stands at around 70mm, based on the lore a space marine stands 7 to 7.5 foot tall and terminator anywhere between 8 and 10 foot, so the overall size is pretty much bang on!

But what could a Grey Knight terminator possibly fight that would pose any sort of challenge.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/15/1077618-Inquisitor%2054mm%20Grey%20Knight%20terminator%20and%20Daemon%20prince.jpg)

I have done further work on this 54mm Darmon price (using the Creature caster Warrior Daemon) and will get some updtade pictures online soon, I just have a little more work to do before I'm completely happy with it.

When I'm finally able to play again, I'll have a story arch leading up to an epic final dual between these monstrously powerful characters. I'll also be doing some play testing and toying with statlines and rules to ensure they're somewhat equally matched, with ideas taken from the Exterminatus magazines I have for source material.
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mentirius on September 24, 2020, 11:52:20 PM
That is a damn masterpiece right there, if utterly terrifying from a game perspective.  Very impressive work, and bonus points for making him a similarly formidable nemesis from the outset, to avoid the otherwise inevitable problem of wiping out everyone he meets with a sneeze! ;) 

Funnily enough, I was just about to say "SHOW ME THE GREY KNIGHT" when you posted this, having read your formidable character list.  I was not disappointed!  Inspiring stuff.  I love the Creature Casters sculpts too - if they had been around in the early 00s I would probably have bought half their catalogue.

Those Artel models are also very nice, though by the look of it I think Andrea probably have the most overall variety for interesting 54mm alternatives...Inquisitor characters based on old historical miniatures seem to have a lot of potential for unique flavour.  For more NPC beast alternatives, aside from Creature Casters I've seen a number of 3D-printed resin miniature sellers on ebay and Etsy who will print a wide range truly gigantic "D&D"/generic gribbly monsters for relatively tiny prices.  I was looking at some recently, thinking "those would be great daemons/aliens in Inquisitor, except that they'd eat all the player characters by the end of the second turn"...but a Grey Knight Terminator and/or a whole squad of Deathwatch marines?  Probably not such an unreasonable proposition.

There were some pretty solid daemon rules in Exterminatus at one point as I recall, so they should form a solid starting point for Big Red, though you might need to house-rule the GK Terminator Armour.  I think Gav Thorpe suggested 15 armour points, which frankly is going to take a Daemon Prince to do much more than scratch!  Regardless of how you stat it out, that should be one epic finale.

As far as further source material for Inquisitor goes, there are links on here via the Dark Magenta board to download free PDFs of pretty much every Exterminatus issue, relevant White Dwarf article and Sourcebook ever printed, along with a bunch of innovative stuff cooked up by the community since GW dropped the game, all of which I've been having some nostalgia-based fun going through recently.  Worth checking out at some point if you haven't already.
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: cymrilian on September 25, 2020, 12:30:03 AM
that grey knight terminator is genius! (gonna steal that idea).

I was planning to build a terminator too, but using the winter child mini as a base (https://figurementors.com/reviews/kit-review-winter-child-terrible-kids-stuff/), but i couldn't work out how to build it without massive amounts of greenstuff. your approach is much better.

Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Dosdamt on September 27, 2020, 01:52:29 AM
Oh my lord... wow there's so much good work in here. Crikey. Also - blimey!

Amazing work.
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 27, 2020, 05:37:25 PM
That is a damn masterpiece right there, if utterly terrifying from a game perspective.  Very impressive work, and bonus points for making him a similarly formidable nemesis from the outset, to avoid the otherwise inevitable problem of wiping out everyone he meets with a sneeze! ;) 

Thanks  :)

It was always a main objective to find a suitable opponent, a friend had previously owned a Warrior Daemon and in my eye it was a prefect stand in for a Prince at 54mm. It also fits well with a narrative idea I have around the Chosen of Khorne and his warband hunting down an artefact and summoning a Daemon Prince of Khorne, while an Inquisitor of the Ordo Malleus tries to prevent the summoning ritual, though will inevitably fail. This due to his target already being blessed by the chaos god and far stronger than he ever would have thought. I'll have something more fleshed out by the time I can actually play a game, that or I'll try teaching my partner to play again. 

that grey knight terminator is genius! (gonna steal that idea).

I was planning to build a terminator too, but using the winter child mini as a base (https://figurementors.com/reviews/kit-review-winter-child-terrible-kids-stuff/), but i couldn't work out how to build it without massive amounts of greenstuff. your approach is much better.



Thanks for the kind feedback on the model and I'm glad I've provided some inspiration for you to make your own.

Popgoesthemonkey only has the license for a limited time, so grab one quick or you'll need to purchase the files and find someone to print for you if you don't have a 3D printer yourself.

If you want and more advice on how I created the model, happy to help. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

That's a very cool mini, maybe not the easiest to convert terminator stand in, but definitely possible, a real shame it was limited to only 100 units  :(

I noticed your blog very nice collection you have! I will be following updates intently  :)

Oh my lord... wow there's so much good work in here. Crikey. Also - blimey!

Amazing work.

Thanks, ever so kind :)
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on September 27, 2020, 06:13:30 PM
Project complete

I completed my Deamon Prince from creature caster, that I had finished converting with some Bloodthirstier bits last week. Or at least as close to finished that I'm fairly happy with him now.

I was not a fan of the axe/sword so replaced it with a more Khornate one from the Bloodthirstier, as well as added some armour plates to make the model a little more in-keeping with the 40k aesthetic.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/27/1079352-.jpg)

So the model is mostly finished, unless I find a malefic talon alternative big enough for this model, in which case his left arm may well be hacked off at some point  ;D

1 day bonus side project from yesterday.

Built and painted a Sister Repentia conversion yesterday, the base model being Andrea Miniatures 54mm Dragon Lady.

I clipped and filed off the bits of dragon that were cast onto the figurine and filled any gaps. The arms were cut in several places and reposed so she could properly wield Malicant's eviscerator.

As for the eviscerator itself, Malicant's hands were removed with clippers and needle files leaving just the bare handle, which would fit in the new miniatures hand with some work.

She may be going into battle almost completely naked, but she can't run around with no shoes, so I sculpted some boots over the bare feet.

The hair was trimmed down so I could sculpt the hood and just about every purity seal I could find in my bits box was stuck on for good measure.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/27/1079354_mb-.jpg)

A very fiddly conversion, to get the miniature holding the oversized weapon in a convincing way was a real pain, and pinning was very difficult as the models wrists are barely thicker than a paperclip.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/9/27/1079353-.jpg)

 

Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: cymrilian on September 28, 2020, 10:51:23 AM
that dragon lady sculpt looks great. the mask works really well
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: TheNephew on September 29, 2020, 10:17:14 PM
Great log Mike.
Love the Khorne cult and the Black Legion(?) marine, and indeed your marine work all round. Living saint looks great.
I don't envy your the grief in making Covenant's halberd stance - it looks good.
Crisply painted all roudn too.
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mentirius on September 30, 2020, 11:12:02 PM
Great to see the Daemon Prince finished...a worthy opponent indeed!  I didn't think it needed the armour before but now I see it on there, a definite improvement.
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mike712 on October 05, 2020, 09:59:43 PM
Thanks for the continued positive feedback!

I have been modeling a bit though less than usual as a car restoration project I'm working on is now in full swing.

I picked up a model from ebay that I'm sure has been noticed by the 54mm community already, in fact I'm sure I noticed one in cymrilian's collection.

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/10/5/1080410-WIP%20Slaanesh%20marine.jpg)

I removed the tentacle as I thought it was a bit much and re-sculpted the chaos iconography it covered.

The whip was replaced with the quite nice sabre that comes with the model.

I wasn't keen on the head sculpt so converted up an artemis helmet.

Now I need some ideas for a ranged weapon.

I could just convert deathwatch a boltgun as last resort, I've already done one and it worked out great, I have a meltagun too which could serve to balance out the firepower advantage my deathwatch squad have, but it doesn't feel very Slaanesh.

So I'm open to all suggestions, what do you think he should be armed with? I'm happy to hunt down bits on ebay and convert, I have some ideas but nothing I'm convinced on.

I think this one will be on hold until I can figure something really good out.

I'm still trying to work up the courage to finish my Tyrus, though I may takle one of my less daunting projects first. I have about 5 part painted and a lot more exciting 3rd party models on they way which could easily distract me  ;D
Title: Re: Mike's 54mm Collecting, Modelling & Painting Thread
Post by: Mentirius on October 06, 2020, 07:27:24 PM
Some sort of daemon-infested pistol perhaps?  I haven't see many ranged daemon weapons in Inquisitor compared with the more traditional melee options, though there have certainly been a couple posted on here over the years.  Probably the most interesting option in my opinion, allowing for some suitably thematic attributes.

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130316031437/warhammer40k/images/3/3c/Vilemaw.jpg

Something along these lines seems like it could be a nice opportunity to sculpt a horrible fleshy visage over whatever base part you end up using.  Nothing from the basic armoury really comes to mind as "on theme" in itself, but I reckon any weapon could become sufficiently Slaaneshi with an extra layer of corruption.  Personally I might be tempted to try the bolt pistol from the 54mm Chaos Magus as a starting point, or something from a 28mm Havoc/Noise Marine, though there may well be more interesting bits out there.

Looking good so far in any case!