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Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« on: April 23, 2011, 01:19:57 PM »
I never much liked my model for Inquisitor Benedict Helios Seldon, but his loyal stormtrooper Lillith Polanski was always a favourite who never got used much.  (The third member of the warband was the Squat, Thorgrim Hargir.)  Also, since Dark Heresy came out I've fancied a warband of acolytes.  The solution was obvious - sideline Inquisitor Seldon and have Lillith lead a team of acolytes - hence these guys and gals.

So far they don't have names, and I should have taken photos before I basecoated them but nevermind...

Valkyrie Pilot


Flamer Gal


Void-born Administrator


Acolyte


I'll talk more about them later - I'm running late as it is.

Hope you like them,
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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 01:37:42 PM »
I'm sure I speak for many when I ask for more details on the source models, especially that of the Flamer Girl (Sister of the Apocalypse?) and the administrator.

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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 01:39:08 PM »
I'm sure I speak for many when I ask for more details on the source models, especially that of the Flamer Girl (Sister of the Apocalypse?) and the administrator.

R.

You do indeed speak for  many, they look like excellent bases for many a conversion. Looking good and look forward to seeing them painted.
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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 01:39:54 PM »
Dave, I know the void-born are 'posed to look a little ethereal and strange - but that administrator looks like he moon-lights as a vampire for the weekends!

I certainly wouldn't want to ask to have a form signed by him (actually, maybe that's the point.)

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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 02:04:47 PM »
I'm sure I speak for many when I ask for more details on the source models
Star Wars figures.

In order, I'd guess a Rebel Pilot, Padme, Utapauian, and Lando Calrissian.
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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 02:15:13 PM »
Anyone got a link for where to browse these?

FYI Marci, this is where 'Marco knows everything' comes from  :P
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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 02:15:30 PM »
they all look very promising figures, I was thinking that might have been based on the LotR figurines that some folks have used previously, but now Marco has said Star Wars I can see it clearly. Are they based from action figures or what?
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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2011, 02:16:51 PM »
i love the void born and i feel i may have to revisit my plans for one of my future projects now i know this model exists

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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 02:17:12 PM »
The Acolyte/Lando conversion is excellent, it works really well. I get a kind of GrimDark P.I. feel from it- rather than a fedora and trench coat, a cloak and puritan hat.
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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011, 02:24:06 PM »
Dave - if these are the cheap Star Wars figures you mentioned the other day, I'm sure most of us would like to know where you got them. They look great so far. I look forward to seeing them finished.

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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2011, 05:54:33 PM »
Yes, they are indeed DeAgostini Star Wars collectable miniatures - they come really badly painted but it's easy enough to strip the paint off. I have a few more that I haven't yet done anything with - I'm thinking Palpatine would make a good mysterious contact or maybe a robed Inquisitor and Zam Wesell might end up as a version of Kaede Mack. I got them on eBay for 1.50 each plus P&P. I didn't say before where they were from as I wanted to make sure I'd 40k-ified them sufficiently for it not to be obvious that they're Star Wars characters.

There were two other points to me making them - the first was a conversation I had with someone about there not being many good 54mm sci-fi models that can fit into the GW universe. Hopefully with this warband I've shown that that is not the case; that it's easy to convert characters from another universe fit 40k. The second point was that playing Inquisitor at 54mm doesn't have to be expensive - this warband cost less than 10 and was make using (mostly) 28mm bits and easily available 54mm ones - the kind of things most people have in their bits box. It didn't require much in the way of modelling skill to convert them and should be easily within the ability of almost anyone to do something similar.

Now to paint them...
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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2011, 07:55:27 PM »
They come really badly painted...
... but as you say, easy enough to strip. The bigger issue is therefore sculpting/moulding quality - any words of wisdom?

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I wanted to make sure I'd 40k-ified them sufficiently for it not to be obvious that they're Star Wars characters.
Well, sorry to foil your plan. :P

To be honest, I might not have noticed if it weren't for the Utapauian (after that, the others suddenly started to look a lot more familiar), but that collar and shoulder really do stand out... if you'd posted it before the undercoating, I might have suggested you do something to change its shape (say studded edging, or something), but I guess you'll find some more ways to hide it with the painting anyway.
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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2011, 08:44:36 PM »
I figure they can't be too obviously Star Wars if people didn't spot them immediately. I thought Lando and Padme might get spotted straight away, but I'm pretty sure that once painted they'll be fine.

The sculpting is okay - not as nice as Andrea models, not even as nice as GW stuff - but not too bad. The faces don't always look like the actors but that's not really problem for us, and the weapons aren't great but again that's not a problem. The rest of the detail is a bit coarse bit it's more than fine as a base for further conversion.
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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2011, 08:54:53 AM »
So what search did you do on eBay to find these?  If I search for "Star Wars miniatures" I end up with 111 pages of Star Wars CMG rubbish (great game, BTW - just rubbish minis).

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Re: Inquisitor Seldon's acolytes
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2011, 09:13:14 AM »
Try 'DeAgostini Star Wars' or 'De Agostini Star Wars'. They did a collection of vehicles as well as characters but I think there were about 50 in the series of characters.

EDIT: There's a list of the releases in the collection here;
http://www.planetadeagostini.com.ar/detail.php?wrkId=49&tDisp=ent&pag=0
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