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Offline Aidan

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Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« on: August 04, 2009, 11:51:26 PM »
Tempting as it is, I don't quite feel like posting a massive article with every model I've done to date, as some have in the wake of last month's cataclysmic event, but for now I'll put up, in somewhat more digestible amounts, images of my warbands as they stand now. Most of these models have been seen before on the conclave, and were met with general approval.

To begin with, my favourite, that of my arch-villain Archmagos Diturian (the title is purely symbolic; he's pretty much an outlaw), the C'Tan serving tech-worshipper.

To begin with, Kadev Diturian himself, in all his... glory? Armed with an array of choppy-crushy-pokey things and a gauss flayer.



Then, his legion of gribblys. For these, I pretty much just went crazy on bits and greenstuff and a disturbed imagination.

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NUMERAL 3 THETA, Diturian's oldest serving creation - and clearly falling apart:



He's been nicknamed 'lumpy' by one of my gaming group.

UNIT 601 'Arabel', who began as a protagonist in my early IQ28 days (and acolyte of one of my inquisitors) and ended up on the bad side of Diturian. This is one of my favourites, still, 'cause it's just... so... twisted:



She's been nicknamed 'legs' by one of my gaming group.

UNIT 4431, Diturian's attempt at replicating the eclessiarchy's arco-flagellants, with remarkable success.



And this one's been nicknamed 'Mr. Whippy' by my gaming group. The mind boggles.

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Allright, they've all been seen before. But then there's the new Hermann 4687, the Skitaarius sergeant, Diturian's sole surviving (almost)fully human servant - and for all intents and purposes, his right-hand man. He's been seen before, carrying a heavy stubber, but I have since completely overhauled the model.



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And the big toy. Diturian's most recent monstrosity, as yet unnamed. Right now I just refer to him as scorpie, but it won't stick.





And for scale comparison:



That's all for now. My other antagonist, Inquisitor Hezerus, will be up next.

« Last Edit: August 04, 2009, 11:53:00 PM by Aidan »

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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 05:33:45 AM »
Nice job, as I've fought the other already I'm looking forward to the latest gribbly to come out of Diturian's (and your) twister mind. :D

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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 12:51:52 PM »
Very nice models - there are some very imaginative conversions there, but I think the Skitarius is my favourite closely followed by Arabel.
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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009, 03:25:45 PM »
Wow, I love the scorpion conversion - is it a Tomb Spyder or a Destroyer that it's based on?
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009, 05:37:01 PM »
A Destroyer by the looks of things.  It is a nice conversion though - I've got two of those Destroyer platforms that I need to find a use for.  I saw a conversion somewhere were someone turned it around and used it as a gun platform type thing - I might try that...
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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009, 10:45:15 PM »
Thanks for the comments.

Yeah, it's a destroyer's body, with legs inserted where the 'vents' usually are. The torso is from the arco-flagellant and the cables are sculpted. The rest is up to you to place. All in all, it was less difficult or coplicate than I'd feared, in fact, the longest time went into designing the model - looking at all the different bits I had availaible and wondering how to stick it together.

It was actually pretty late in the development that it actually got legs. I'd just finished working on 'Inquisitor' Schadren (another of Diturian's flunkies, haven't got a photo of him), and I had crafted a hinged arm for him. I decided that the scorpion-thingie looked a little top-heavy (indeed it was ridiculously hard to balance on a flying base) and the decided to adapt the hinges for legs. They give him a lot more stature, which is good. Unlike Schardren's arm, I haven't actually made them bendable.

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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009, 11:40:58 PM »
I like the scorpion guy, but Arabel is just fantastic.

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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009, 11:48:03 PM »
I like the scorpion guy, but Arabel is just fantastic.

Not as good as some of your models, but thanks. She was pretty much my first foray beyond the line of standard Inquisitor miniatures (I had the misfortune to only start collecting after they had cut back the range). She is one of those that was planned out a lot before being assembled, which might have contributed to it's success.

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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 11:33:49 AM »
great use of necron parts. they look sweet for INQ. not convinced by the scorpion guy to be honest. The concept is solid but I can't get the destroyer out of my head, the carriage is just too iconic IMO. I like the dark palette and bronze used as well, very gothic.
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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 12:55:51 AM »
great use of necron parts. they look sweet for INQ. not convinced by the scorpion guy to be honest. The concept is solid but I can't get the destroyer out of my head, the carriage is just too iconic IMO. I like the dark palette and bronze used as well, very gothic.

Aheh - but it is a destroyer carriage (at least, a little one). Diturian salvaged the darn thing (he has long ago got over the phase-out issue, probably with the approval of his masters); he couldn't reactivate the anti-gravity, but he has re-fitted it with legs instead, as well armaments of his own devising. The gauss weapon is his first attempt at tinkering with that particular technological mystery. The whole point of Diturian is that he is a techno-heretic and is in service of the C'Tan, for what he thinks are his own interests. Sorry if that wasn't clear enough.

My necrons -both inquisitor and 40,000 - have always been bronze. I like the bronze-green contrast alot, see.

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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009, 09:35:54 AM »
The scorpion guy  needs a name? What about Scorpius?

As for model wise, I think that all of these models look awesome, especially Mr. Whippy.

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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2009, 05:11:13 PM »
"Scorpie" is a rather interesting and characterful conversion, and I really like the new flamer on Hermann, but I've got to say that my favourite so far is Arabel. She just fits in so well with the whole "grim darkness" of the 40kverse, and it's probably the most visually impressive model that you've produced thus far.

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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2009, 07:27:02 PM »
I'm liking the Skitarii sgt with flamer.  Ork dred weapons certainly lend themselves well to Inquisitor use.  I used an eavy shoota on a Sgt Stone conversion many years ago now.

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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2009, 09:26:20 AM »
Thanks guys

The scorpion guy  needs a name? What about Scorpius?

Unfortunately, Scorpius is a character from one of my favourite sci-fi shows. This guy:



not to be mistaken for his illusory twin, Harvey:



So thanks for the thought, but I'm afraid Scorpius conjures up entirely the wrong idea...

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Re: Magos Diturian's warband, updated.
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2009, 11:14:48 PM »
Harvey has to be my favourite character from Farscape  ;D

As I'm sure I said on the previous 'clave, that's a nice innovative warband.
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