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Painting and Modelling / Re: Toy's n' That....
« Last post by KaptiDavy on May 07, 2019, 09:30:49 PM »
Reminds me of one of my own characters (a guardsman shot in the head, heh), so who knows???
I just might prepare my own return :D

Let's bring those pics, I wanna see that right ankle!
Painting and Modelling / Re: Toy's n' That....
« Last post by mcjomar on May 06, 2019, 09:00:45 AM »
Looking good, and good to see you posting again!
I've been tempted to design a similar character for a while now, but at 28mm.
Nice write up!
Painting and Modelling / Re: Toy's n' That....
« Last post by Dallo on May 06, 2019, 07:33:27 AM »
Frank sounds like an interesting character.

Keep up the good work.

Painting and Modelling / Re: Toy's n' That....
« Last post by Lord Borak on May 05, 2019, 11:23:36 PM »
Well, I've just base coated him in a Dark green. So probably green! Not sure about the armour/weapons though. Maybe black? Or a different variation of the green. What say you?

Obviously well camouflaged. Green cammo on a metal, industrial base! :D
Painting and Modelling / Re: Toy's n' That....
« Last post by Radu Lykan on May 05, 2019, 11:13:55 PM »
I am massively reminded of my intention to recreate ed the head off the cover of the trooper in inquisitor form :)
Great stuff, what are the colours of the cartonians?
Painting and Modelling / Re: Toy's n' That....
« Last post by Lord Borak on May 05, 2019, 09:49:24 PM »
Well, been a while. Ok, over a year. But when you're old a year doesn't matter much, right? I mean, I still haven't painted stuff from 10 years ago so, what's 14 months between gamers?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaanyway. I've been massively distracted by 40k, namely Imperial Knights and then, bored with 40k, got back into Battle fleet Gothic in a big way. For some reason, I decided to flog some bits from my Inquisitor bits box to fund my Gothic Habbit and that got me tinkering with parts again..... Then I found the hacked up remains of a guardsmen I got in a lot from ebay, then I remembered the half cyborg guardsmen I was going to do and then....... Well. Here he is!

Veteran Guardsman Frank Steinn!! Company Standard bearer of the Cartonia Jackals (278th Regiment, 6th Company)

The back story for this chap is that, whilst outwardly unremarkable nor possessing any particular skills that would be of benefit to the holy ordos Trooper Steinn is incredibly lucky. Unnaturally so. Surviving ambushes, drop site massacres, Forlorn hopes - only to appear not only alive but somehow triumphant, or if not triumphant at least alive! He has occasionally suffered horrific injuries but when this has occurred it has only kept him away from the front line when things have gone disastrously wrong for assaulting/defending units. His reputation as a good luck charm soon brought the attention of the commissars and, suspecting him warp touched, eventually the Inquisition. However no trace of corruption or Warp-taint could be found and he was taken into Inquisitorial custody for examination. Shortly after that his whole regiment was lost in the warp whilst in transit from one warzone to another. Since then he has found himself attached to several inquisitors as muscle over the last few decades and has outlived 3 of them, twice being the only survivor of a warband to return.

Quite what Trooper Steinn makes of all this is unknown, he lost the ability to speak when his right arm and half his face was burnt off when a plasma trooper beside him over heated. However in recent years he has become increasingly devout, attending the chapel when not training or preparing his gear. He has also become reckless in combat situations, whether this is because he believes he is charmed and is being saved for some higher purpose, to act the Imperial Hero and lucky charm everyone thinks he is or because he has become bored and jaded with life and simply wants to find that final bullet that will end his life is unkown.

For now, he follows orders like a true servant of the Imperium and fights with a grim enthusiasm that leaves even some lauded Inquisitors raising eyebrows.

WS/58, BS/67, Str/62, T/64, I/59, Wp/61, Sg/52, Nv/73, Ld/64.

- Heroic.
- Ambidextrous (he's had to learn after losing his right hand!)

- Auto Pistol with Custom Drum Mag (Clip of 40 but Reload 5). 1 Extra Reload. 
- Knife
- Tube Charge (Frag Grenade)
- Claw Hand (Counts as Improvised Weapon with no Parry Penalty)

- Average Bionic Right Leg
- Average Bionic Right Arm (str46)
- Average Bionic Right Eye with built in Range Finder
- Flak armour on all locations except head.
- Bionic head (AV2)

Sorry for the Rubbish pictures. I'll get better ones when he has some paint applied! What are your thoughts on him?
Painting and Modelling / Re: eBay Auctions Thread
« Last post by Dallo on May 04, 2019, 06:14:29 PM »
Thank you for the in depth reply and for the link.

Both were very useful.

Painting and Modelling / Re: eBay Auctions Thread
« Last post by MarcoSkoll on May 04, 2019, 05:31:37 PM »
It's not the primary purpose of this thread, but I have no problem allowing a general discussion of eBay prices. 

Ebay prices vary massively depending on the specific figure. £50 would be pretty steep for Eisenhorn (although not unthinkable if NIB), but I've seen Kal Jericho go for well over £100. For pre-owned models that may need some stripping or may be missing some parts from the complete kit, £20-30 is pretty reasonable for the most common models.

Original retail prices in 2001 were from £12 to £18, increasing to £18.50 to £20.50 by the time they were withdrawn in 2013(?).

I don't think there's any models I would specifically recommend for starting - more likely I would recommend against certain models for being hard to mix and match parts from. Duke Von Castellan for example tends not to mix too well with other models, and the Eversor's torso and legs are one piece that would need some considerable cutting work to split.

The CCM Wiki shows parts breakdowns of most Inquisitor models to give a sense of how they are to work with:
Painting and Modelling / Re: eBay Auctions Thread
« Last post by Dallo on May 04, 2019, 01:46:02 PM »
Hi folks,

I have a general question about purchasing Inquisitor models so I hope this is the appropriate place for it.

As someone who has just taken their first steps into Inq54, I am looking to purchase some official models to go along with some cheap 3rd party ones I got on eBay.

I wanted to ask what is a reasonable price to spend on a model? Iím aware that this is a pretty vague and subjective question, but Iím hoping people can narrow it down. For example, there appear to be a few boxed miniatures for £50 each. Is this cheap, expensive or about normal? Is £20-30 sensible to pay for a preowned base coated model? How much did the figures retail for back in the day?

Are there any figures which are recommended for starting out with? (Again, this is likely to be fairly subjective, but are there any figures which are commonly used as the basis for multiple conversions, as an example.)


Painting and Modelling / Re: Dallo tries Inquisitor
« Last post by Dallo on May 04, 2019, 10:45:12 AM »
Thank you for the comments folks.

Radu Lykan, your suggestion was an interesting idea and is worth thinking about.

MarcoSkoll, I like your suggestion about making generic NPCs out of the men.

For now, I think I'm going to try to work with the bits I have, instead of buying new heads etc.

The main things that will need to go are the hats and the old school rifles.

Something I want to try is saw off the hats and replace them with scratch built kettle helms. I think (hope) this should be within my scratch building abilities and I think they will have a number of advantages. For one, they'll distance the sillouette from the original model, while retaining the chin strap, so I don't need to worry about removing them and butchering the faces. Secondly, it adds a bit of grimdark to the pieces, in my opinion, while tying the models together to show they're from the same organisation. Thirdly, it hides their foreheads, so I could conceivably use them as fourth generation Genestealer cultists if I feel like it.

As mentioned before, I'm unlikely to game with them, but there's no harm in being prepared, just in case.

With regards to load outs, I'm currently thinking one shotgun, one drawing a combat blade, one las/auto gun and the last guy will get a pole item of some description - perhaps an axe, icon or just a lantern on a stick.

Obviously it depends on the story and power level, but how OP is adding pistols and grenades to everyone? They're great for 40k-ing a model.

Thanks again for the comments folks.

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