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Title: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 03, 2012, 01:54:17 PM
Hello everyone,

here's where I'll be posting my completd INQ28 models and work in progress stuff.

Like I said in my introduction thread, I was really spurred into action when I discovered several websites advertising playing Inquisitor at the 28mm scale. Suddenly, a whole new universe opened up: I could build characters for Inquisitor in a scale I was already comfortable with, using all the great bits from the Warhammer Fantasy and 40k lines. Or from anywhere I liked. I was immediately hooked!

At the same time, I discovered the work of a number of truly spectacularly talented people who had built their own Inquisior models at 28mm: Commissar Molotov, migsula, PDH and JRN, to name just a few extraordinary artists. When I saw those models, I was sure that I absolutely HAD to build my own Inquisitor retinues. Here’s where I was after a couple of months:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/3/29/347448_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/347448-Antrecht%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

You may have seen this image already on Molotov’s blog, Inq28. This is the motley crew of misfits accompanying the radical Inquisitor Lazarus Antrecht. In the future, I will be showcasing each of my Inquisitor models in more detail, describing the conversion work as well as the general background for the character. We’ll start off with the big man, the Inquisitor himself:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/3/29/347449_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/347449-Antrecht%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Inquisitor Lazarus Antrecht, Ordo Malleus

There is no simple truth when it comes to Inquisitor Lazarus Antrecht of the Ordo Malleus: Some say he is a loyal servant of the Throne. Some call him a dangerous radical. Others maintain that he has turned, fallen away from the light of the Emperor and come to worship the ruinous powers.

Many have tried to ascertain which school of thought within the holy Inquisition Lazarus Antrecht follows. It seems reasonably certain that he was once an Amalathian, but his ideals seem to have changed somewhere along the way. There are those who now call him an Istvaanian, perhaps even with Xanthite leanings, while more jaded members of the Inquisition argue that Antrecht is the sole follower of the philosphy of Antrechtism, a true army of one. The truth is that Lazarus Antrecht would probably laugh at all of those attempts at classification: It is for him alone and for the God Emperor of Mankind to know where his true allegiance lies.

The fact that Antrecht shows only disdain for those who question his loyalty to the Emperor and the secrecy with which he surrounds himself have convinced more puritan elements within the Ordos that he is a dangerous heretic who must be taken down for the good of the Imperium, and many have tried, among them his former friend Inquisitor Gotthardt of the Ordo Hereticus. So far, he has managed to elude his pursuers, but he has been forced ever deeper into the shadows, manipulating and plotting where other Inquisitors would conduct their work more openly. This suits him fine, however, for Lazarus Antrecht is a true puppetmaster, highly intelligent and with piercing insight into the inner workings of the Imperium. By sheer necessity, Antrecht has become well aquainted with the shadows, and it is no wonder that his retinue comprises many colourful indivduals from the somewhat …darker corners of the galaxy.

Accordingly, there are few means that the Inquisitor would refrain from using. He is convinced that every tool has its use. And in Lazarus Antrecht’s world, almost everything can become a tool at the right time.

Whatever it is that the Inquisitor truly seeks, one thing is clear: Those who find themselves between him and his goals have to face a formidable and resourceful opponent.


(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/3/29/347450_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/347450-Antrecht%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

The model for Inquisitor Antrecht was very much inspired by Phil Kelly’s Inquisitor Liechtenstein (who in turn is a conversion of the original Eisenhorn model). I really wanted to create a model that, while not clad in ornate Power armour, would convey a sense of confidence and experience. I have always loved Phil Kelly’s retine for Inquisitor Liechtenstein, so that was the perfect place to go to for inspiration!

Antrecht was built using mainly parts from the Cadian Command Squad. The puny Laspistol was exchanged for a suitably bulky Boltpistol. His secondary sidearm comes from the Kroot kit. And finally, his daemon sword is a standard sword from the Warhammer Fantasy Warriors of Chaos. I wanted something clearly chaotic without going totally overboard, so I think the sword was a nice compromise.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/3/31/348044_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/348044-Antrecht%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

The most important part of the model (and basically of any Inquisitor) was the head: I chose a bare head from the Chaos Terminator Lord box. Not only did it resemble the original Eisenhorn head, but it also had an expression of slightly haughty amusement – very fitting for an Inquisitor who has seen quite a lot in his career and feels he knows something that most of his critics don’t. The base was done using a resin piece from the 40k basing set.

I wanted Antrecht to look somewhat distinguished, even regal, but without being to gaudy in the colour department, so I went for luxurious tones that were still slightly subdued. The below average freehand =I= symbol on his shoulder admittedly was a moment of weakness – I might replace it with a decal somewhere along the way.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/3/31/348045_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/348045-Antrecht%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/3/31/348043_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/348043-Antrecht%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Ordo%20Malleus%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

So, that’s my rundown on Inquisitor in general and my own Inquisitor Antrecht in particular. Let me know what you think!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Heroka Vendile on April 03, 2012, 04:36:44 PM
some nice conversions there and great paintjobs. I'm curious what the Explorator's head is, can't quite make it out in the group shot.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 03, 2012, 05:00:45 PM
Thanks Heroka! I'll be showcasing that Magos in detail soon, but I can already tell you right now that it's an Empire Flagellant head combined with a breathing mask from the Cadian Command sprue.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Draco Ferox on April 03, 2012, 05:37:05 PM
These look like some fantastic models, and I really want to see them all now! Do you have your own website with lots of pretty pictures of them?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 03, 2012, 05:44:59 PM
Thanks mate! The good news is that I do indeed have a website (see my sig). The bad news is the pictures I've posted there are identical with the ones in this thread -- there is all the other cool 40k stuff though, so I can still recommend a visit ;-)

And of course I'll be posting more of my stuff here and there, so just you wait: All in due time...
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on April 03, 2012, 07:02:53 PM
Those models are very good, I hope to see them in more detail, very inspiring and interesting.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 04, 2012, 10:37:00 AM
Thanks, Dolnikan. And here's the next one already and the first model I ever built for Inquisitor: Magos Explorator Hiram Zeiss.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/4/4/349451_sm-Adeptus%20Mechanicus%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Magos%20Explorator%2C%20Magos%20Hiram%20Zeiss.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/349451-Adeptus%20Mechanicus%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Magos%20Explorator%2C%20Magos%20Hiram%20Zeiss.html)

Magos Explorator Hiram Zeiss

Magos Hiram Zeiss has always been a treasure hunter of sorts, but in his case, the treasure in question is knowledge. Educated on Mars, Magos Zeiss quickly displayed a thirst for knowledge that even his senior Mechanicus priests found slightly disquieting. Additionally, all attempts to keep his questing mind contained within the confines of a Mechanicus Forgeworld proved futile. Magos Zeiss was thus elevated to the rank of Magos Explorator and inducted into one of the Explorator fleets  constantly scouring the galaxy for lost knowledge from the Dark Age of Technology. It was during this quest that Zeiss and his team came under attack from a Xeno-cult on the world of Varunth Minoris, and the Explorator party was nearly wiped out. It was only through the intervention of Inquisitor Antrecht that Magos Zeiss survived. He has been a member of the Inquisitor’s entourage ever since.

It would, however, be very naive to think that his association with Antrecht is based on some kind of gratitude: Aloof and emotionless beyond measure, Magos Zeiss has simply realised that the Inquisitor’s highly unconventional modus operandi is very likely to lead him to all kinds of forgotten places and, by extension, to many caches of forgotten knowledge as well.

In his pursuit of knowledge, Hiram Zeiss has gone further than most members of the Mechanicus, and it is his relentless quest for things some would say were best left forgotten that have alienated him from his fellow Magi. At best, the techpriests of Mars regard him as a wayward child. But there are also those who think that Magos Zeiss is walking a very dangerous road and that his quest had best be ended before he ever reaches the end of it…

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/4/4/349450_sm-Adeptus%20Mechanicus%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Magos%20Explorator%2C%20Magos%20Hiram%20Zeiss.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/349450-Adeptus%20Mechanicus%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Magos%20Explorator%2C%20Magos%20Hiram%20Zeiss.html)

Let me start off by saying that I think that there is a severe shortage of Mechanicus models. Sure, you’ve got the Enginseer and a FW Magos, but apart from that, the Mechanicus doesn’t get much love from GW, which, in my opinion, is pretty hard to justify: Those guys are just oozing the gothic madness that is Warhammer 40k.  So it was clear to me that one of my Inquisitor models would have to be a Magos. Once again, I was drawn to Phil Kelly’s models for inspiration. It doesn’t take a degree in rocket science to see that I was quite heavily inspired by his Magos Demitri model when I built Hiram Zeiss.

The base for the model were a WFB Empire flagellant body, head and right arm. I think that the tattered robes are a very good fit for an obsessed Magos on the run. I added a respirator and bionic arm from the Cadian Command sprue and cobbled together some kind of servo harness from a couple of bits. This piece of equipment helps him on his quest for knowledge by providing all the tools you might need in dark and abandoned places, i.e. a chainblade and some kind of plasma cutter. The upside is that the tools can also be used to tear through any competition if need be  ;)

Looking back on it now, it might have been better to go for some believable Mechadendrites instead of the clunky backpack, but oh well…

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/4/4/349452_sm-Adeptus%20Mechanicus%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Magos%20Explorator%2C%20Magos%20Hiram%20Zeiss.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/349452-Adeptus%20Mechanicus%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Magos%20Explorator%2C%20Magos%20Hiram%20Zeiss.html)

All that was left were some finishing touches: The head of the chainaxe (a nod to Phil Kelly’s Magos Dimitry) came from the Khorne Berzerkers and the original (bare) feet of the model were replaced with feet I cut off an old Space Crusade android. This was supposed to show that Hiram is a bit more augmented under the hood than you might initally suspect.

When painting him, going for red robes was a no-brainer. I did however try to make them look threadbare and stained. For his skin, I went for a bloodless, dead look. The rest were various shades of metal and rust. I did also try to add a (fairly primitive) lighting effect to his plasma cutter.

All in all, I wanted him to be clearly identifiable as a Mechanicus model, but at the same time to look somewhat unkempt and frayed around the edges. Just the right appearance for a rogue Magos who is obsessed with his quest for knowledge…

So there, my second INQ28 model. Hope you enjoyed the ride ;) C&C are always welcome!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Heroka Vendile on April 04, 2012, 01:52:46 PM
While it's a nice model and everything, it does look a bit OTT wielding three close combat weapons.
I'm curious what you used for the mechadendrites?

Also just a note that the polearm-chainaxe used on Phil Kelly’s Magos Dimitry was actually a stock part from the Techpriest Tezla character kit. It's not one of the blister packs that survived the merger/cull of the Inquisitor range though.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 04, 2012, 02:26:15 PM
While it's a nice model and everything, it does look a bit OTT wielding three close combat weapons.

You're quite right! It's noticeable that I paid absolutely zero attention to the rules when building this. A flaw fairly common with my early Inquisitor conversions. It does get better though  ;)

The mechadendrites were made from the Defiler CCW that you can see on this picture:
http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1252588_99120102013_defilermain_445x319.jpg (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1252588_99120102013_defilermain_445x319.jpg)

I did a fairly involved Defiler conversion for my World Eaters, and the "cables" were leftovers from that.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on April 04, 2012, 07:52:57 PM
I'm afraid that I'm sounding a bit repetitive, but again a very good-looking model. All the different parts fit very well together despite the different sources.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Keravin on April 05, 2012, 12:16:05 PM
I like the facemask/flagellant combination.   Any reason though why his feet look unfinished?   I'd have probably replaced them with blocky Admech feet.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 05, 2012, 01:13:42 PM
Any reason though why his feet look unfinished?   I'd have probably replaced them with blocky Admech feet.

I guess that this is really due to the less than stellar quality of the photo. Like I said, I used the feet of an old Space Crusade Android because they looked a lot like robotic skeleton feet. I painted them the same way as the other augmentics, GW Boltgun Metal washed with Badab Black and highlighted with Mithril Silver. But I seems that the look is somewhat lost in the photo. Lame excuse, I know  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Keravin on April 05, 2012, 01:39:21 PM
No I like the idea.   Missed that on my read through.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 18, 2012, 08:25:22 AM
Alright, everyone, here’s another Inquisitor model, and this time I even have some WIP pictures. Yay!  :D

To me, one of the most interesting archetypes in Inquisitor is that of the Daemonhosts: They really show the extent of what some Inquisitors are prepared to do in their service to the Emperor. And with Lazarus Antrecht being an indiviual of a fairly radical persuasion, it was clear to me that I would need a Daemonhost for his retinue.

Unfortunately, the official GW models at 28mm are, in a word, hideous (and not in a good way) and lack nearly all of the subtle menace exuded by the original Cherubael model – if anything, they look like amateurish attempts at recapturing what made Cherubael so great. So it stood to reason that I would once again have to resort to my two favourite pasttimes: converting and kitbashing. After a bit of research, I discovered a couple of great options for converting a daemonhost. Two of my favourites were these:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/DaemonhostFinal.jpg (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/DaemonhostFinal.jpg)
http://www.pbase.com/migsula/image/67702961/original.jpg (http://www.pbase.com/migsula/image/67702961/original.jpg)

There was a problem though: Both models used the same head from the WFB Warriors of Chaos, incidentally one of my favourite heads ever. These were so hard to get by that there was no way I would use up one of my stock on a non World Eaters model. And I also really didn’t want to use the horrible metal models as a basis for my conversion. What to do?

I jumped in at the deep end and bought a box of Crypt Ghouls. It seemed to me that those were the models with the look most fitting for a Daemonhost: tortured, emaciated and with a slightly feral quality. Plus I would have lots and lots of leftovers for different projects (Twists, Arco Flagellants,…) So, after much bending and cutting and some greenstuffing to boot, here’s what I came up with:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/4/18/354908_sm-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/354908-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

As you can probably see, the legs, torso, arms and head all come from the Crypt Ghouls, so that was quite easy. I did however have to do quite a serious bit of work on the pose: Crypt Ghouls are all hunchbacked and bent forward, while I wanted my Daemonhost to be floating and looking like its poor body was at full stretch. I achieved this by changing the way the torso connects to the legs and by greenstuffing in a new stomach. I hid the rough spots of the conversion behind some kind of religious icon – no idea where this came from. I also repositioned the arms so that the Daemonhost looked like it was reaching for something only visible to itself. Again, the seams of the conversion work were camouflaged, this time with a purity seal.

I also wanted to have the Daemonhost clearly floating, so I had to find something to keep it in the air. In the end, I used a part of a chain from the Chaos vehicle sprue. It was stable enough to hold the model in the air, and the skull attached to its end offered a solid point of contact with the base. Further chains were added to show how the Daemonhost is bound and “weighed down”. I kept the strange, bony quills emerhing from the model’s back since they fitted the concept of daemonic possession in my opinion. I also added a tongue from a Bloodletter of Khorne to enhance the appearance. The last part of the conversion was the base: I used some cork and a couple of strange spikes from the Chaos Terminator Lord sprue.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/4/18/354909_sm-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/354909-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

When it came to painting the model, I went for a very unhealthy skin tone achieved by generously washing a basecoat of GW Dheneb Stone with GW Leviathan Purple. This led to an almost pink colour (maybe even too much so, in hindsight), but the colour added to the twisted, inhuman feeling of the model, so I guess that it’s all cool in the end.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/4/18/354910_sm-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/354910-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

The rest was all detailing. I highlighted the scars and welts all over the model and painted all the details. The bone quills and tongue were painted purple to show how the daemon is slowly emerging fromwithin the host body, twisting and transforming it in the process. The spikes on the base were painted to look like some kind of daemonic growth erupting from the floor as the Daemonhost floats by.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/4/18/354911_sm-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/354911-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/4/18/354912_sm-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/354912-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

While there is a couple of rough spots on the model, I still far prefer it to the official GW ones. So with the modeling and painting out of the way, all that remained was to cook up some background for the character…

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/4/18/354913_sm-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/354913-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%27s%20Retinue%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Daemonhost Zalambur

Inquisitor Antrecht still thought about Rikkert Nozick from time to time, and it was always a bittersweet memory. When Antrecht had come to Barsavia Hive to investigate the actions of the notorious Heretek Amnon Helix, Rikkert had been there from the start, trying to be helpful and ingratiate himself with the Inquisitor. Still, he had been a competent guide and managed to open quite a few doors in the hive, so Antrecht had indulged him.

Then the young man had asked to be inducted into the Inquisitor’s retinue, and while Antrecht had laughed at the audacity of the idea, he had still seriously considered it. He hated to let a potential asset go to waste, after all. But he had felt something in the young man that he did not like, some kind of inner flaw or deficiency, hidden by his eagerness to please. And while Antrecht could not quite put his finger on what it was that was bothering him, he had felt that there was a thirst within Rikkert Nozick that could never be quenched by service to the God Emperor alone. So Antrecht had turned him down and set off into the underhive on his own.

But fate is a harsh mistress, or so they say, and so when Antrecht was dangling above a yawning chasm, bloodied and broken after his confrontation with the heretic Helix, just barely hanging on with his last ounce of strength, it was Rikkert Nozick who had slipped from the shadows and offered to save the Inquisitor.  He did however have one condition: Antrecht’s life would be saved, but Rikkert would join him as a member of his retinue when he left the planet.

Antrecht had little choice in the matter if he wanted to live, so he gave his word. He limped from the underhive, hurt but alive, leaning on his new “apprentice”, for that was how the young man had come to see himself.

The Inquisitor had other plans, however, for he simply could not trust a man who had used a moment of weakness to haggle for privileges. But then, a promise had been made, and Lazarus Antrecht knew a lot about the importance of promises.

Fortunately, fate intervened again: An interesting opportunity presented itself soon afterwards and so, when Inquisitor Antrecht left the planet, young Nozick joined him as a permanent member of his retinue. His wish had been fulfilled.

All this Antrecht remembered. And as he cast a sideways glance at the pale creature floating along next to him, he could not help but think that there was still much of the young man he had encountered in Barsavia Hive in its sharp features. The Daemonhost noticed Antrecht’s attention and bared its iron teeth in a rictus grin. Yes, even now, the resemblance was uncanny.

Inquisitor Antrecht still thought about Rikkert Nozick from time to time. And it was always a bittersweet memory.
And a reminder to always be careful what you wish for.


So, what do you think?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on April 18, 2012, 09:23:45 AM
I love the background, very dark and fitting with that kind of inquisitor, now I have to make a daemonhost myself.

The model is really great, he looks unnatural and tortured, the terms that should describe a proper daemonhost.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dullmohawk on April 18, 2012, 03:06:14 PM
Hah, an awesome story and very well written! I really like your inquisitor, he sounds like a terrible bastard  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 18, 2012, 04:51:31 PM
Thanks, guys!

I really like your inquisitor, he sounds like a terrible bastard  ;)

Hah, that's true  ;) I don't even have a fully thought out, coherent backstory for Antrecht, you know. It's just that, whenever I complete a new possible member for his retinue, I start thinking about how this individual may be connected with the Inquisitor, and the rest is just Antrecht coming to life in the back of my head  :o

I guess he has seen too much and gone too far, but he has learned how much is at stake, so he doesn't shy away from things that even some of his fellow Inquisitors would find horrifying...
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dullmohawk on April 18, 2012, 05:51:26 PM
I think that's a excellent method. The thing I find with inquisitor is that I usually have trouble coming up with background material for the main man, the inquisitor. In the grim darkness of the far future you sort of have to be a very special individual in order to be enrolled with the most august institution of the Imperium. I often have little problem with coming up with stories for my henchmen and tying them to the inquisition - but to be an inquisitor - that's something else.
I think I'll give this inverted character creation a chance and see what comes of it.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 18, 2012, 06:12:35 PM
You're absolutely right! Writing a compelling background for your Inquisitor is very hard! Perhaps even harder than building a convincing model for your Inquisitor  ;D

Like I said, for me it all began to make sense when I imagined Antrecht's interactions with his henchmen and his peers. While the original concept for his model was simply "borrowed" from Phil Kelly's Lichtenstein and his last name was swiped from an unconnected Inquisitor in the Thorian sourcebook, he came to life when I suddenly imagined an exchange between him and Magos Zeiss, with the latter being aloof,  clinically analytic and always a little paranoid and the former being just the kind of magificent bastard you would expect him to be. There wasn't even any context to this conversation I envisioned, just the idea how those two would talk with each other. And that was the true birth of Antrecht as a character.

Since then, I have been steadily working to define his character more and more clearly, but, strangely enough,  always with regard to his interactions with his retinue...
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 02, 2012, 07:57:08 PM
Right, just a smallish update today, dealing with one of my less serious attempts at character creation. Here's the Bounty Hunter I built for Inquisitor Antrecht's retinue -- although I mainly built him because I wanted to, without any imminent goal of using him for games of Inquisitor.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/2/361486_sm-Boba%20Fett%2C%20Bounty%20Hunter%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Antrecht.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/361486-Boba%20Fett%2C%20Bounty%20Hunter%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Antrecht.html)

It's really not that hard to guess who this guy is based on. It's also not a very original idea: There's lots of Boba Fett conversions on the net, many much cooler than mine. I stumbled upon some of them and felt the ambition to build my own version. And that was it, I simply had to try it  :D

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/2/361488_sm-%26quot%3Bthe%20Mandalorian%26quot%3B%2003%2C%20Boba%20Fett%2C%20Bounty%20Hunter%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/361488-%26quot%3Bthe%20Mandalorian%26quot%3B%2003%2C%20Boba%20Fett%2C%20Bounty%20Hunter%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28.html)

He's a pretty easy kitbash too: I used legs from the Chaos Marauders, a Cadian torso, some old CSM arms and a helmet from the Khorne Berzerkers with the "bunny ears" clipped off. Then I added a couple of accessories from the Kroot kit. His pistol was spliced together from an old Boltpistol and the shaft of an old WFB Chaos Warrior halberd - yes, really  ;)

Since he's more or less a fun project, I didn't really envision him as a character the way I did with the other members of Antrecht's retinue. I just thought that he'd make a cool enough Bounty Hunter. And the original Boba Fett's freelancer attitude fit with Antrecht's outlook quite nicely, so he became a member of this particular family  :D

However, after a bit of thought, a couple of ideas how to insert him into "official" 40k lore presented themselves:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/2/361487_sm-Boba%20Fett%2C%20Bounty%20Hunter%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Antrecht.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/361487-Boba%20Fett%2C%20Bounty%20Hunter%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Antrecht.html)

Bounty Hunter "The Mandalorian"

Not much is known about the mysterious figure frequently accompanying Lazarus Antrecht on his more "colourful" outings. He is a Bounty Hunter, that much is clear. A sellsword to be sure. And, without any doubt, a professional. Few have seen him without his trademark suit of battered armour of an unknown provenience. However, those who have managed to catch a glimpse of his features and body maintain that his skin is a milky white, making him look more like a ghost than a man. If this strange feature is caused by his habit of always covering his body or it is the product of something more sinister seems impossibly to ascertain. Some whisper about an army created from the genestock of the Imperium's greatest, a force of Albino warriors surrounded by misfortune and secrecy. And while no one would ever openly confront the Mandalorian with these rumours, there is a name that follows him wherever he goes, a whisper, passing through the shadows: "Afriel"...

Right, I guess that's all there is to him. Let me know what you think  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Adlan on May 03, 2012, 12:06:20 PM
I like it, the 'Afriel' is a very good 40K tie in, although the name Mandalorian is a pretty big shoutout.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on May 04, 2012, 07:52:21 AM
I must confess that I had to look up what a Mandalorian is...

But I really like the model, he looks grim and fits into 40k's look. The background is fitting for such a character as well.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 04, 2012, 06:01:33 PM
Thanks guys,

@ Adlan: True. But then, the whole model itself is such a colossal shoutout that I am not too bothered ;-) Like I said, it was a fun little conversion project, first and foremost.

@ Dolnikan: I was prompted by your comment to go and actually look up the entry for "Mandalorian" on Wookiepedia. Holy cow! That thing has to be like five miles long! I just wanted to do a simple Boba Fett conversion without all that baggage created by the Star Wars Expanded Universe...  :o

On a related note, though, I just glanced over that article, but I already spotted the terms "Warmaster" and "Deathwatch" -- there might actually be a connection between the two universes after all  ;D
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 18, 2012, 11:54:55 AM
Alright, everybody, here's the next one of Antrecht's henchmen. And I can promise the character is a little more serious than a revamped Boba Fett  :D

The idea of adding some kind of assassin to Inquisitor Antrecht’s retinue had been banging around in the back of my head for quite some time. However, I wasn’t really sure how to go about it: Perhaps add a Death Cult Assassin? But I didn’t really have an interesting modeling idea for one of those (yet). At the same time, I have always liked the different Imperial Assassin models released by GW, but I really wanted to build an Assassin from plastic rather than use a “readymade” metal figure.

Everything started to make sense when two different influences intersected. The first of those was me reading through the old “Heavenfall” Adventurescape released as part of the “Inquisitor Conspiracies” series. I came across a character called  “The Sentinel”, a rogue Vindicare Assassin turned serial killer, ostensibly driven mad by something so horrible it also turned him deaf. What a cool concept! The second thing that influenced me was when Ron Saikowski (of FTW fame) posted his fantastic plastic Eversor conversion. Take a look:

http://fromthewarp.blogspot.de/2011/09/plastic-eversor-assassin-conversion-wip.html

And that pretty much decided it: I wanted an Assassin that was pretty recognisable as one of the Imperial Assassin types, but not quite. After all, a true Eversor Assassin wouldn’t really make a compelling character, right?

Anyway, I gathered my bits and reveled in the modeling challenge. Here’s what I ended up with:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/18/367855_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/367855-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.html)

Where Ron used an Eldar guardian as a base for his conversion, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a leftover Dark Eldar torso and legs courtesy of my ever helpful cousin Andy: The model was originally a Wych crew member from the Dark Eldar Venom kit, which explains the somewhat athletic pose – just what I wanted for my Assassin!

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/18/367857_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/367857-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/18/367856_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/367856-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.html)

From there on out, it was really all about the bits. Like I said, I wanted the model to look fairly similar to an Eversor Assassin. I added a skull from some skeleton kit or other as his skull mask. His sword was originally a Falchion from the Grey Knights kit. I also added a couple of smaller bits and bobs to make him look less Xenos and more Imperial. The severed head was a shout out to Ron’s model as well as to one of the older Eversor models from GW.
What I really like about the model though is the pose: It’s really full of dynamism which I think is a rather nice fit for a killing machine on the prowl…

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/18/367858_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/367858-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/18/367862_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/367862-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/18/367859_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/367859-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.html)

For the paintjob, I chose a rather muted palette, with a couple of red accents as the only standout colour. I really wanted to tie him together with the rest of Antrecht’s merry little freakshow, and I guess I succeeded.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/18/367863_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/367863-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.html)

His face is the only part of him I’m not super-happy with: I would have loved to add a little more contrast, but the detailing on the skull was so soft that I didn’t dare use too many coats of paint, lest the details, especially the teeth, be totally obscured.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/18/367864_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/367864-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/18/367860_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/367860-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.html)

Like with all my INQ28 models, I wrote some background for him. I asked myself how Antrecht would come to employ an assassin. And how an assassin in turn would come to work for Antrecht…

I really stepped out of my comfort zone writing this, and I am not quite sure if my English is up to the task. I’ll let you be the judges of that. Here goes:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/18/367861_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/367861-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Eversor%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%2C%20Officio%20Assassinorum.html)

Officio Assassinorum Operative Sigma

Regaining consciousness. A room. Dimly lit. Walls, floor and ceiling made from heavily stained metal. The only source of light directly above. Blinding.

Bodily functions normal. No apparent damage. First attempt  at movement proves futile. Arms and legs restrained. Head also restrained. Shackles show no signs of yielding.

“It seems our guest is awake.”

A voice. Male. Mocking undertone. Humanoid individual (owner of voice?) steps into field of vision. Human male. About 6 foot tall. Dressed in plain clothes. Appears to be in his early sixties. However, subtle signs of rejuvenat treatments. Also hints of augmentic implants on the back of the head. Facial features reveal individual to be Inquisitor Lazarus Antrecht, Ordo Malleus. Primary target.

“Careful, Antrecht!”

Another voice, originating from previously unnoticed individual in the shadows. Voice heavily garbled by use of vocal synthesizer and thus not clearly identifiable as male or female .

“The shackles should restrain it yet a while longer, and the drugs are still working. But considering its accelerated metabolism, I’d prefer it if you had your conversation while we are still safe.”

Shape and posture of individual suggest extensive bionic augmentation. Red cloak suggests affiliation with Mechanicus cult. Subject identified with a probability of 76.6% as Magos Explorator Hiram Zeiss, reported M.I.A during mission on Varunth Minoris. Secondary target. Estimated distance to primary target: two steps. Estimated time of battle until termination of vital functions: three seconds. From there, distance to secondary target: one step. Estimated time until termination of vital functions: four seconds.

“I know what you are thinking”

The primary target.

“Let me assure you, your estimations are, shall we say, a little optimistic. But you are free to try, of course.”

Another attempt at escape. Restrains prove unyielding again. No possible way of reaching primary target at this time. Conserve strength. Try again later.

“Well, there really is no talking to you, is there?” Aside to secondary target: “Hiram, would you be so kind? I suppose I should enjoy this conversation more it if our guest were somewhat less…single minded.”

Secondary target seems to be manipulating a console. Pressing buttons. Result unkn…

…To begin with, pain. Lances of white hot lightning, piercing to the core.

“What you are feeling right now is the removal of certain…substances from your bloodstream. Since your organism has been attuned to these substances for Throne knows how long, you may find the resulting sensations to be somewhat disagreeable. Naturally, our good Magos Zeiss assures me that he has taken ample preparations to steel you against the more …debilitating physical effects of your deprivation. “

And then, beyond the pain, something far worse. Something like an echo in the back of the head…

“There are some things, however, that we cannot spare you.” A pause. “ It appears that you are now suffering from the early symptoms of a most vicious disease. We call it ‘sense of self’.”

Darkness.

Awake again. Antrecht is in the room. Straining to understand his words. There is so much pain. And things far worse. Nooks and crannies where there used to be only the surface of a lake, undisturbed and pristine. But no longer.


“Let me explain to you how this matter will be resolved. I shall pose you a question. I shall give you a gift. I shall make you an offer. And then, everything else.

But first, the question.” Antrecht’s face is now entirely without humour. “The question is: Why?”

What does he mean? What does he want? It is growing more and more difficult to hold his gaze. If he would only say something. But he is just sitting there…

…sitting there looking.

Looking at…

…me

Darkness


Awake again.
“Back to the question at hand.” Antrecht again: “Why all of this? Why want me dead?” He comes closer, gazing at me once again, unrelenting. “Not why your masters want me dead, mind you. I know that. Why do you want me dead…Operative Sigma? What do you stand to gain from this?”

What… do I

I…?

Darkness


“I promised you a gift, Operative Sigma, and you shall have it.” A smile. “I shall give you the most valuable thing in this galaxy. I shall give you a choice.”

The sound of the shackles springing open is very loud.

After a seemingly endless moment, Antrecht smiles:


“Very well then. Shall we talk about the offer I mentioned?”



So, that's about it. Let me know what you think!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on May 18, 2012, 03:39:24 PM
I really like the story, it shows great skill from the magus and is a good way to explain why the inquisitor ends up with such a creature.

The model is very good as well, the only thing that seems wrong to me are the yes, somehow I expect to see coloured lenses or something like that.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 18, 2012, 05:10:50 PM
Thanks a lot, Dolnikan! Concerning the eyes, I won't lie to you: I didn't add any lenses because I was too lazy and also too scared that I would somehow botch the job   ;D

Looking back at it now, though, I quite like the "blank" effect of the empty eye sockets as compared to the standard "glowing eyes of evil" normally seen on Eversor models, because it really fits the character: The murderous drive usually animating the assassin is gone, and it remains to be seen what - if anything - has replaced it...

But maybe that's just me rationalising the shortcomings of my conversion?  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on May 18, 2012, 05:15:05 PM
It is a nice idea, and you are right, it shows what has changed in the character. This explanation gives more depth to the model, and even if it is to cover the shortcomings, it works.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Heroka Vendile on May 18, 2012, 05:22:46 PM
That's a nice conversion there. Eversors (or any Officio Assassinorum assassin) are hideous to face in Inquisitor, so I'm glad for your opponents that he's just a look-alike.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 18, 2012, 05:53:07 PM
I actually did give a fair bit of thought to that: While I don't have any kind of character sheet for him (yet), it's clear that I wouldn't play him as a standard Eversor. You see, the "deprogramming" Antrecht and Zeiss put him through may have liberated his mind, but it's obvious that without all the drugs he would be quite a bit less powerful than a normal Eversor. Then again, it also makes him a more compelling character, to be sure  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Shannow on May 18, 2012, 10:13:47 PM
Loving the model, actual has personality compared to stock model.

Also lovely paint job:)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 18, 2012, 10:23:20 PM
Thanks, Shannow! The paintjob really owes a lot to Ron of "From The Warp": I really dig his take on gritty realism and I think it's a fantastic fit for Inquisitor models!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 25, 2012, 04:22:57 PM
Hey guys,

just wanted to show you something I am working on atm. I've been thinking of this conversion for quite a while now, so I swung by the FLGS yesterday to buy another plastic Nurgle Lord. Here's what he's turned into:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/25/370063_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/370063-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/25/370064_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/370064-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/25/370065_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/370065-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

It's quite obvious that the model's nowhere near finished, but I guess you can see where I am headed with this. I wanted two twist brothers, one huge and dumb, the other one smart and tiny, commanding his brother from atop his back. This one was basically inspired by a certain movie ("Two Men enter...") and by an end boss in the old "Jedi Knight" game. And by a couple of bitz from the Ogre Kingdoms -- in the end, everything just fell into place.

The basic outline for the model is pretty much complete. but I imagine that I'll be adding lots of stuff to give it the certain "je-ne-sais-quoi"  ;D

Your suggestions are very welcome, of course!  :)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on May 25, 2012, 04:35:38 PM
A great idea for a model. It looks very good. Buthow did you make the gun?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 25, 2012, 04:39:57 PM
Thanks Dolnikan!

To tell you the truth, I didn't make anything: That gun comes with the GK Terminator kit. I just tacked it onto the model as it was - presto  ;D Although I'll probably end up putting a few additional bits and bobs on it to make it look a bit less hi-tech.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Heroka Vendile on May 25, 2012, 11:09:17 PM
Man that Nurgle lord is proving to be a very versatile base for conversions.

Nice characterful design, sure it'll look great when finished.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 26, 2012, 12:03:43 AM
It's actually kind of strange how those plastic WFB characters are pretty much the best Inquisitor models GW has put out in ages...  ;)

Anyway, one more small update before I turn in for the night  :D

Just couldn't keep my hands still, so I worked on the twist brothers some more:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/25/370153_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/370153-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/25/370151_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/370151-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/25/370150_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/370150-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/25/370152_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/370152-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

I didn't do that much: Just added an Ogre fist to the big guy's right arm. I quite like it, but if I keep it, it means I'll have to hollow the inside out, because there's an Ogre hand there that's upside down now  :D

I also added the beginnings of a top hat to the smaller brother. In my opinion, that's just the kind of detail that ends up giving the model a demented kind of charm  :D

Let me know what you think!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Shannow on May 26, 2012, 12:09:03 AM
The lack of top hats in inquisitor is criminal! I am glad to see someone is rectifying this :P Good stuff!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Inquisitor Dionzi on May 26, 2012, 12:17:09 AM
Looking good!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Draco Ferox on May 26, 2012, 09:47:15 AM
I do like the top hat, but maybe flattening off the top to give it the good ol' stovepipe look might work. The combination also reminds me of a certain champion of Tzeench, but without them being fuseed together.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 26, 2012, 02:37:59 PM
Thanks a lot, guys!  :)

I agree that the top hat needs a bit more work. I'll do that as soon as the GS has cured. Yesterday evening, I was just too afraid I would completely screw it up  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on May 26, 2012, 04:29:51 PM
I love the hat, hats are great additions to almost any model. This model is a great place for it, it adds a lot of character.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 28, 2012, 12:24:42 PM
Thanks, Dolnikan!  :)

Another small update on the brothers: I tried a different weapon on the bigger brother's right arm in order to see if I would like it better than the gauntlet and added an ammo feed to his weapon. I also gave him a respirator over the lower half of his face (ignore the dangling canister, as it can easily be cut away). Take a look at the changes:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/28/371175_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371175-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/28/371176_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371176-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

None of these changes are permanent yet. So, what do you think: gauntlet or club? Resirator or no respirator?

I also laid out all the different bitz I may yet be using on the model:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/28/371177_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371177-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

If anyone has another idea, let me know!  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on May 28, 2012, 12:42:28 PM
To be honest I think I prefer the gauntlet, it keeps the bigbrother a bit bulkier which I think fits him. The respirator is a good addition, it 40k-ifies the model even further and hides the rather dull lower part of the face.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 28, 2012, 06:50:53 PM
Thanks, Dolnikan!

I think I'll go back to the gauntlet -- it just seems to make more sense for the character. I'll also add more cabling to the model: The cables you can see in the third picture will be added to his weapon arm, running from the weapon to his back or something like that. I will also add one or two of the electrical coils, probably to his shoulderpad.

Still not sure about the respirator, though. Maybe I'll just have to wait until I painted the face and reevaluate the whole thing then. I think the respirator helps in "40kifying" the model, like you say, but it takes away a lot of expression. But it's only a small bit, so I can still add it when I don't like the painted face ;)

Another question: Do you think the smaller brother should get some kind of weapon (a Laspistol in his left hand, for example)? Or should he be entirely defenseless withouth his brother?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: RobSkib on May 28, 2012, 08:34:29 PM
Who run Bartertown?

Awesome model! I love the concept but I have to agree with Dol - I much preferred the gauntlet to the club. To be honest, I'm not sure he needs the respirator either - he's a bit too low tech to worry about such things as breathing properly. Stick some more cables on it and he's golden - sometimes less is more, and you might detract from the original character of the model if you keep gluing gubbinz to it.

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Heroka Vendile on May 28, 2012, 10:27:49 PM
I think the gauntlet looks... heftier (?) than the giant club - adds weight to the stance of the model. (that's a pro-gauntlet comment incase that was unclear)

I agree with rob's less is more point, I think the model has a very strong identity as it is without gas-masks and fiddly bits. Similarly, the top hat I feel is just too big, oversized is one thing, silly is another. Personally I'd've gone with a Bowler tho  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on May 29, 2012, 08:34:37 AM
I would keep the little one unarmed, that way the division of roles between the two is stronger, one is the brain, the other the brawn.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 30, 2012, 10:29:42 AM
Thanks, guys! The gauntlet it is  ;D I'll also decide later whether to use the respirator or not -- if the face looks interesting enough once it's painted, then it'll stay that way. If not, I may still add the respirator. And the smaller brother will probably go weaponless: It really makes sense to concentrate on the archetypes represented by those two!

While I am still working on them, let's have a look at another finished model in the meantime:

The Chrono-gladiator is yet another archetype oozing the kind of gothic science fiction horror that defines the setting of 40k and Inquisitor. There’s just something inherently wrong and sickening about a creature only able to prolong its life by fighting and killing. So it was clear that I would have to build one of those guys as a part of my INQ28 exploits.

Fortunately, the Chrono-gladiator was once again a nice fit for Inquisitor Antrecht’s retinue, because even someone like Antrecht, who prefers working from the shadows, will sometimes have to employ a more direct approach or face one of his many pursuers in combat. It makes a lot of sense that he would choose to use servants that are not too bothered about his methods. And his alliance with Magos Zeiss should make it easy enough to keep all kinds of biomechanic abominations in working order. So with the consideration of plausibility safely out of the way,  I once again started cutting and glueing:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/30/371848_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371848-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.html)

All things considered, this guy was one of the easiest conversions in the retinue. I used the body of an old Ork boy I had built ages ago, replacing the hands with two crude chainblades from the same kit. There’s just something about those primitive Ork weapons. Hmmm…
The left arm had some bandages at the wrist which were a perfect fit for the crude implant, while I masked the left wrist with a very old shield that came from Advanced HeroQuest. It does manage to add a little bit of “Blanchian” madness to the piece, I think.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/30/371849_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371849-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.html)

The head is from the ever useful Crypt Ghoul kit. The fact that it’s much too small for the muscular body makes the model look misshapen and malproportioned, like he turned the steroid use up to eleven, which, come to think about it, is probably exactly what happened.
I added a shaved down CSM backpack and a small tube running into the model’s neck to represent the mechanisms injecting drugs into the gladiator’s system during fights.
All that was left were some bits and bobs. I added a purity seal as well as a Mechanicus seal to the model. And of course an hourglass that he uses to keep track of the time he managed to “save up”. And with that, the model was ready for painting:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/30/371851_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371851-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.html)

Looking back on it now, I was kind of ambitious with the paintjob, trying all kinds of new things. First of all, this was the first model where I managed to figure out a working recipe for pale, somewhat sickly skin: Paint it GW Dheneb Stone, then wash liberally with GW Ogryn Flesh. Done! Fortunately for me, I managed to load up on Ogryn Flesh before the new paints were released. Phew!

I also tried to paint some blue veins on the model’s skin, trying to make it look like the skin was slightly translucent (like real human skin). It worked out rather nicely, I think. You can see the effect on his arms and neck.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/30/371850_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371850-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.html)

His clothes were mainly painted in muted browns and greens, so they would offer a nice contrast to the skin but not draw too much attention away from the more interesting points of the model. I used the shield on the right arm and the purity seal to add some accents in red.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/30/371852_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371852-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/30/371854_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371854-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/30/371855_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371855-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/30/371857_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371857-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.html)

And finally, I tried adding lots of scratches to the model’s chainblades, making it look like he has been using them to parry lots of attacks. By washing with Badab Black between applying the different “layers” of scratches, I tried to make it look like some of them were more recent than others.

All in all, I’m rather pleased with the model. He’s certainly not a main player in the warband, but I used him to try all kinds of things that were fairly new — at least to me. I also wrote up a small piece of background just now in order to get a feeling for how he and Antrecht could have crossed ways for the first time.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/30/371853_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371853-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.html)

Chrono-gladiator Klytus

The main tenet of the Istvaanian creed is that it is unending conflict alone that allows the Imperium to prosper. What better embodiment for this philosophy, then, than a creature that can only prolong its existence by fighting?

Inquisitor Antrecht first saw the being called Klytus in the slave pits of St. Sabasto’s Reach, fighting for his life in more ways than one: The Chrono-gladiator’s internal clock was just about to run out, leaving him with only seconds to live, and so he tore through his opponents with wild abandon, desperate to prolong his existence. Then, as a cruel kind of recurring spectacle, the ringmaster would reset his clock after each fight, keeping him suspended in a stasis field until the next time, repeating a cycle of desperation and slaughter over and over again. Antrecht was disgusted and fascinated in equal measures.

When Antrecht’s investigations revealed the planet’s Circus Imperialis to be a front for a cult of daemon-worshippers, the ringmaster sicced Klytus on the Inquisitor, promising him to end the vicious cycle if he managed to take Antrecht down. It turned out however, that he had misjudged the gladiator’s will to live after all, for it was him that Klytus turned on instead. He had been a plaything far too long, and if he had to die, he would at least take a dangerous heretic with him.

As Klytus lay dying, Antrecht intervened, for he hated to let a useful asset go to waste. Magos Zeiss managed to keep the Chrono-gladiator alive and he became a member of Antrecht’s warband. From now on, the time he won in battle would be his to keep.

The long years of chemical treatment and crude surgery have all but erased the man Klytus may once have been. The real or imagined transgression that originally led to his fall  into slavery and to his transformation has been lost forever in the mists of the past. All that is certain is that his body is now disfigured and misshapen, useful only as a tool for killing. And whatever remains of his mind is impossible to guess, for he is taciturn and solitary when off the battlefield, his frenzy and brutality snuffed out. However, Lazarus Antrecht has begun to suspect that something of the man may yet be left inside the beast, and he sees Klytus as a handy tool as well as an entertaining continued experiment…



C&C always welcome!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Heroka Vendile on May 30, 2012, 12:02:29 PM
a very nice conversion - that shield does indeed look very Blancian.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on May 30, 2012, 12:18:58 PM
A great model and a nice backstory, the bldes fit the arms very well and he looks properly drugged.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 02, 2012, 06:34:19 PM
Thanks, guys! The backstory was kind of a surprise for me: I hadn't expected a Chrono-gladiator to be that much of a character in the first place, but then I started writing and got a bit carried away  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Hadriel Caine on June 10, 2012, 06:34:02 PM
I've been away for a while so I've missed this. Cracking warband. Lovely conversions. Detailed without being cluttered. Keep it up!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 11, 2012, 08:28:03 PM
Thanks a lot, Hadriel! I really appreciate it!

Although I have to admit I can do cluttered with the best of them...  ;) It's sometimes a difficult balance to maintain!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 12, 2012, 09:44:35 AM
Alright, guys: Here are some new pictures of the brothers:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/12/376535_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376535-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/12/376537_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376537-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/12/376538_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376538-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/12/376536_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376536-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

I added some cabling and an ammo feed to the weapon. Oh, and an Ork sight  :D Also hollowed out the gauntlet which was quite a bit of work. I'll have to put a suitable Ork hand there, eventually.
The smaller brother got a bit of "decoration" for his hat as well  :D

All in all, I didn't do too much work on them, but I guess that's because there isn't that much left. With a model like this, it's easy to go a bit overboard with the details, so I guess I'll force myself to keep it simple. Just one or two additional bits, and they should be ready for painting. What do you guys think?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on June 12, 2012, 02:57:56 PM
They make for an incredibly characterful and nice model, I love the details you have already done and agree that not much more should be added. That way it would easily become cluttered and it already is a busy model.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Shannow on June 12, 2012, 04:34:39 PM
I love the idea of a sight on a gun which looks designed to just blow chunks out of things! Mmmm oxymoron...

Looking forward to seeing them painted, have you decided on a skin tone?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 12, 2012, 04:49:46 PM
Cheers, guys!

@ Shannow: Hmm, I may just default back to my standard recipe for pale skin. Like I used on the Chrono-gladiator:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/5/30/371850_sm-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/371850-Antrecht%2C%20Chrono-gladiator%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Gladiator%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Klytus.html)

Also tried it on a small model in the meantime (you'll see what I mean by that tomorrow), and it works out quite nicely. Although I am still quite open to suggestions at this point  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 12, 2012, 10:42:47 PM
Right, those guys are as done as they are ever likely to be. New pictures:

The big brother:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/12/376771_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376771-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/12/376772_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376772-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

The little brother (now with added bowtie):

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/12/376773_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376773-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

And both of them together:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/12/376774_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376774-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/12/376775_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376775-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/12/376776_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376776-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

Next stop: the paintstation  :D  As soon as I manage to work up the necessary motivation, that is. Let me know what you think!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on June 13, 2012, 09:27:23 AM
I know that it is starting to sound a bit repetitive, but I love their style, every bit you add somehow makes it better, the tie is a great idea and adds a certain something to the model.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 13, 2012, 11:17:38 AM
Thanks a lot Dolnikan!

As a little reward for getting the modelling done on the brothers, let's lean back and take a look at a finished model, shall we?  :D

The model I want to talk about today is easily one of my favourites in Inquisitor Antrecht’s retinue. It is also one of the simplest models with regard to its conversion and the paintjob.

Everything started when I stumbled upon QOrbin’s work over on Dakka (you can see his thread here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/236240.page (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/236240.page) ) and his own blog: He had the great idea of using the little Gnoblar models that come as extras with the various Ogre kits to build all kinds of twists and mutants for his Inquisimunda gang. An especially great model of his used one of the Gnoblars as a a basis for a Gollum-like hillbilly mutant. You can see it here:

http://q0rbinateit.blogspot.de/2011/03/bring-out-gimp.html (http://q0rbinateit.blogspot.de/2011/03/bring-out-gimp.html)

I was instantly fascinated by this idea! Those little Gnoblars are full of character, but they never seemed all that useful to me, not being an Ogre player and all. And even some actual Ogre players keep chucking them out because they don’t know what to do with them. But the idea of converting them into twists with the addition of just a couple of bits was sheer genius! And I even had some of them lying around, so I had to try it right away.

I wanted to build a twist serving as a spy and tracker for Antrecht. His physique would allow him to move through twist settlements and places like underhives without attracting unwanted attention, while his diminutive stature who would also make him fit into the smallest nooks and crannies. The Gnoblar model from the Ironguts kit QOrbin had used seemed to be just the right choice for that. So after a bit of cutting and glueing, the model was completed:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376880_sm-Conversion%2C%20Elias%20Cobb%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%20Retinue%2C%20Mutant.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376880-Conversion%2C%20Elias%20Cobb%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%20Retinue%2C%20Mutant.html)

As you can see, the core model remains fairly unchanged. I just carved away the hammer carried by the model and replaced it with a sniper rifle, made from a Kroot rifle and some bits. I also added a Crypt Ghoul head with a respirator. I wanted to keep the strange spear jutting from the model’s backpack, but it needed some purpose. So in order to invoke a bit of the “Blanchian” style once again, I added some kind of parchment. It could be some religious writing, or perhaps Antrecht has gifted his servant with a writ as proof of his employment with the Holy Ordos of the Inquisition (or of his humanity — think Nobby Nobbs… :D ), so the mutant won’t be captured and carted off to a Promethium mine somewhere. I think it’s fun to add bits that are a bit ambiguous to a model. It can be interesting for the viewer to figure out what might be their purpose, and sometimes they even lead to interesting narrative elements.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376881_sm-Conversion%2C%20Elias%20Cobb%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%20Retinue%2C%20Mutant.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376881-Conversion%2C%20Elias%20Cobb%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%20Retinue%2C%20Mutant.html)

The paintjob was a fairly quick affair as well: I used my tried and true combination of pale skin and muted greens and browns, contrasted by a few accents. I also used his base to elevate him a bit, so he wouldn’t look too small on the table. I rather like his paintjob, even though it was quite simple. It’s a nice example of what the judicious use of washes can achieve!

I felt the model would have to function as some kind of sniper: His frail physique should make a more combat-oriented approach fairly improbable. I also imagine he is quite good at climbing and squeezing into tight corners, so that should help his career as a sniper as well.

To add a – wait for it – little twist to the character, I wanted him to be a devout follower of the Imperial Creed. I think it’s a nice piece of irony that he would believe with all his heart in a religion that condemns him and his peers as unclean abominations and undesirables…
So, with that in mind, I sat down to write a piece of background for him:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376882_sm-Conversion%2C%20Elias%20Cobb%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%20Retinue%2C%20Mutant.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376882-Conversion%2C%20Elias%20Cobb%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Lazarus%20Antrecht%20Retinue%2C%20Mutant.html)

Twist Sniper Elias Cobb

Elias Cobb was born into this world sickly and malformed, a victim of the polluted environment in the lower levels of Hive Primus on St. Sabasto’s Reach. His mother must have abandoned him out of shame, for he was found on the doorstep of the “Emperor’s Angels Orphanage” by Corwyn Helsrich, a priest looking after the orphaned children of the Hive’s Alestius sector. Helsrich was a grizzled veteran of the Imperial Guard, a hard but just man, whose time on the battlefields of the galaxy had taught him much about the best and worst mankind had to offer. He had developed the view that humanity and purity could sometimes be found in the strangest places, and so he took in the young twist child where any other priest would probably have left it to die.

In the following years, Elias was raised by the priest to be his assistant, making himself useful around the orphanage. Under Helsrich’s tutelage, he also grew to be a devout follower of the Imperial Creed, thanking the God Emperor every day for the gift of life he had been given in spite of his impurity. And thus the story of Elias Cobb could have ended with the young man eking out a simple but content existence in the lower levels of the hive. Alas, it was not to be.

Elias’ life changed when the local Church of Redemption’s acolytes burned down the orphanage and all the souls within while he was away running errands. The zealots had been watching the priest and his mutant protegé for some time, and Helsrich’s tolerance had attracted their ire. So the only life Elias had ever known went up in flames, and his chance at redemption in service to the God Emperor was seemingly lost along with it.

Inconsolable, Elias let himself drift through the underhive and became an easy prey for the slavers. He was captured and brought to the slave pits. And there, his life would have ended, if fate had not intervened yet again: Inquisitor Antrecht came upon the young twist in the underhive’s work camps and enlisted his help in exposing the slavers of the Hive’s Circus Imperialis as heretics. And once the cult was extinguished, Antrecht offered the young twist a permanent place in his retinue.

Of all of Antrecht’s henchmen, Elias Cobb is without a doubt the most unquestioningly loyal one, for he sees the Inquisitor as his saviour. He has shown great talent as a sniper and tracker and serves Antrecht with all his heart. Still a devout believer in the teachings of the Ecclesiarchy, Elias feels that his work for the Inquisition is a way of atoning for his sin of being born a mutant.


As always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on June 13, 2012, 11:29:57 AM
Another great character, the model looks very good and the rifle seems like a natural fit. About the background, perhaps you could add in a bit more about him developing skills at hiding, but overal it is great, I also really like that he lost everything because of Imperial fanatics while he himself is almost one.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 13, 2012, 02:13:48 PM
Thanks, Dolnikan!

You're absolutely right, though: Not exploring his hiding skills was a bit of a wasted opportunity. However, I imagine that could be easily rectified by adding a couple of lines to his fluff: Maybe he started exploring parts of the underhive in his free time and started to enjoy hiding and being able to eavesdrop on people that, were they to see him in broad "daylight", would find him repulsive . And maybe his aptitude at hiding himself was what saved him from the Redemptionists?

Come to think about it, his joy at hiding could also be another symptom of his latent self-hatred...anyway, just another great direction in which to further develop the character  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 13, 2012, 06:08:11 PM
I just couldn't help myself, I hard to start getting some paint on the brothers today. I painted just the little one for now, though. I'll have to get some new Chaos Black spray before I can tackle the bigger brother  :D

Here's how everything started:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376964_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376964-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

That's just the base colours without any washes or accents.

Then I turned my attention to the howdah:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376965_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376965-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

Just had to add that bunny...  :D

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376966_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376966-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376967_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376967-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376968_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376968-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

Please excuse my dirty fingers, btw. I hit myself with the spraycan while laying down the undercoat, and even the use of nail polish remover didn't completely get rid of all the black  :D

Here's the little brother, attached to the paint pot of doom:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376972_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376972-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376978_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376978-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376976_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376976-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

A closer look at his bow tie:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376973_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376973-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

And finally, in his "seat of power":

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376969_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376969-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376970_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376970-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/13/376971_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/376971-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

I managed to scrape off all the thumbmarks from his hat. I also rather like the somewhat coarse structure of the hat and even gave it a small highlight to show how threadbare it is  :D

Anyway, that's the little brother. Let me know what you think!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Trasher on June 13, 2012, 08:20:39 PM
One word: AWESOME!

What about magnetizing the little one and putting him on a base of his own when his big brother dies?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 13, 2012, 08:26:12 PM
Thanks, Trasher!

I love the idea of him being usable on his own, although a couple of guys over at the Ammobunker have voiced their concern that actually playing the brothers as separate characters might end up as a bit of a hassle. They probably have a point  ;D

In any case, I definitely won't attach the small brother to the howdah permanently - a piece of putty is holding him in position atm, although I may indeed have to look into magnetising him, as you say.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Shannow on June 13, 2012, 08:42:26 PM
Looking good:)

I think they should have contrasting skin colour, with big brother maybe a darker heavier tone perhaps?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 13, 2012, 09:12:10 PM
Hmm, an interesting idea, Shannow  :) Although I may have to use the model's skin colour to tie it together with the little brother, seeing as they don't look a bit like each other  ;D So the same skin colour would give them a common attribute. Hmm,...decisions, decisions...
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on June 14, 2012, 09:58:25 AM
Truly amazing, he looks very good. He's such a stylish fellow.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 14, 2012, 08:19:46 PM
Haha, he is, isn't he? The snappiest dresser in the underhive  ;D

Thanks for the kind words, Dolnikan!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 15, 2012, 05:42:53 PM
Alright, everyone, look who finally arrived on my paint pot of doom today:  :D

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377591_sm-Lug%20%26amp%3B%20Tiny%20PIP%2016.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377591-Lug%20%26amp%3B%20Tiny%20PIP%2016.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377592_sm-Lug%20%26amp%3B%20Tiny%20PIP%2017.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377592-Lug%20%26amp%3B%20Tiny%20PIP%2017.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377593_sm-Lug%20%26amp%3B%20Tiny%20PIP%2018.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377593-Lug%20%26amp%3B%20Tiny%20PIP%2018.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377594_sm-Lug%20%26amp%3B%20Tiny%20PIP%2019.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377594-Lug%20%26amp%3B%20Tiny%20PIP%2019.html)

Waiting for the washes to dry atm. After that, there'll be lot of weathering, accents and details to add. Wont't be long now, though  :)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 15, 2012, 07:15:43 PM
And just a short while later, here we are:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377605_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377605-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

a detail view of his (t)rusty gauntlet

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377606_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377606-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377607_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377607-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377608_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377608-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377609_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377609-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377610_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377610-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

There's still a couple of touchups to be done, but you get the picture.

And here's a couple of shots of the brothers together:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377615_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377615-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377611_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377611-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377612_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377612-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377613_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377613-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377614_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377614-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/15/377616_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377616-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Let me know what you think! C&C very welcome!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Knobby2 on June 15, 2012, 07:23:37 PM
looking really good mate, love the effect of the old style coupled with the new, has a real steam punk feel too it
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Zakkeg on June 16, 2012, 02:26:11 PM
... Damn it all to hell.

On the one hand, I am now and ever shall be philosophically opposed to Inq28.

On the other hand, this isreally really good.

Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on June 16, 2012, 03:18:38 PM
It is a great model, the paint only makes it look a lot better than it already did, wonderfully done!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Inquisitor Goldeneye on June 16, 2012, 06:52:08 PM
I'm not usually very interested in Inq. 28, but these models show a level of skill which cannot be ignored! Fantastic miniatures! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 16, 2012, 08:35:03 PM
Wow, thanks for the kind words, guys! I am really flattered!  ;D

@ Zakkeg & Inquisitor Goldeneye: To tell you the truth, I would prefer it a lot if there wasn't any philosophical reason to favour one scale over the other. Both scales have managed to produce models that are so good that I'd like to eat them  :) At the end of the day, it's just about the medium (and scale) that best suits you. I chose 28mm because it gave me the option of using a scale I was already familiar with. But I don't feel like there are any philosophical ramifications to my choice. At least, that's what I want to believe. At the same time, it's probably equally enjoyable to figure out a way to do something new and creative with the pool of available 54mm parts (and the addition of all kinds of non-GW figures). I can definitely understand the appeal of that too!

When you get right down to it, there is no "right" or "wrong" scale, in my opinion. There are great models (and admittedly some not so great ones) across both ranges. There is also a fantastic amount of enthusiasm, creativity and narrative potential. And there is basically ONE fanbase for the game and/or the world of Inquisitor.

Oh, and if you think my model is great, take a look at what people like PDH or migsula can do: They convert 28mm models to within an inch of their lives, and the results are glorious. I understand that there may have been times when some INQ28 players would just lazily plunk down their regular 40k models on the table to play Inquisitor, but those times are long past!


Right, that aside, back to my own work: The model's a day older now and I still like it quite a bit, so I guess we can call it finished. I give you: the brothers  :D

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/16/377838_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377838-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/16/377839_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377839-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/16/377840_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377840-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/16/377841_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377841-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/16/377842_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377842-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/16/377843_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377843-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/16/377844_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377844-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

I did a couple of small touchups that nobody's going to notice and did a base for him, using my beloved cork and a piece of brass grating from the 40k basing set. Here's a detail of the base:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/16/377845_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377845-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Nothing too spectacular, as the model is busy enough as it is.

I'm pretty much prepared to call these guys finished. I'd be thrilled to hear what you think, though!  ;D
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on June 17, 2012, 11:15:59 AM
How is it possible that every time that I look I see a model that already was beautiful increase further in beauty. Really, a great model which I'd love to see on the table.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 17, 2012, 12:55:22 PM
Haha, enough already, Dolnikan! I am bigheaded enough as it is  ;D

Seriously, though: Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Necris on June 17, 2012, 11:45:33 PM
It's a shame that the Nurgle Lord is such a nice model I have one sat on my to do pile but am now worried that there might be such a high number of chunky bodyguards floating around at 28mm scale I might have to do something else with him (I already have one for my champions of chaos display)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 18, 2012, 11:16:59 AM
Don't be intimidated, though! This is already my second conversion using this model, and the two look quite different. You should just look at the different conversions floating around (my favourite would be PHD's deposed planetary governor) and think of a way to put a new spin on the ideas that are already there. It's crazy what difference a simple head and weapons swap can make.

What about using the model as the base for some crazy kind of weapons servitor or even techpriest? Making a Mechanicus model that's actually fat would definitely be something different! Or some kind of Eunuch. Or a Slaanesh cultist? I always thought that the combination of armour and huge amounts of bare skin had a very Slaaneshi feel to it...

Anyway, that's a couple of half-baked ideas just off the top of my head. Just go for it, mate! There are lots and lots of things you can do with this guy  :)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Quickdraw McGraw on June 18, 2012, 04:37:15 PM
Great conversion and paint job!  But what I really like about the brothers is they remind me of Master-Blaster from Mad Max at Thunderdome.  They were a great duo! 

I'm currently working on a mutant freedom fighter warband.  I would love to steal this idea.  :)  But I already have a model with his twin growing out his back. 
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Necris on June 19, 2012, 12:29:34 AM
My idea was thinking of a governors type bodyguard a chubby sword wielding brute, that is tanked on drugs to make him fast and very dangerous but lacking in any ranged firepower to balance him out a bit, sort of the sumo surprise of them being very quick and surprisingly agile despite their size
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 19, 2012, 06:06:08 PM
Hmm, the fact that he's a governor's bodyguard would give you the opportunity to add some "bling" to him to further enforce the notion of someone who looks deceptively fat and decadent but is in fact really dangerous -- Maybe you could even add some ceremonial makeup to his face or somesuch. Some kind of strange, yet deadly Eunuch bodyguard. Everyone suspects that the governor just keeps him as some kind of attraction, but those who have to face him in combat quickly learn that he is far more deadly than they would have anticipated. I think that could really work...
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Necris on June 20, 2012, 05:13:06 PM
you nailed it on the head there even got hit name

The Eunuch
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Shannow on June 21, 2012, 08:03:26 PM
Loving the rusty sort of look of the whole character, top stuff :)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 22, 2012, 04:15:04 PM
@ Shannow: Thanks a lot, mate!

@ Necris: Glad to be of help  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 25, 2012, 09:15:29 PM
Alright, everyone, time for something a little different: I recently managed to get my buddy Franky on board with the whole INQ28 thing, and we've been firing background ideas back and forth at each other for a while, thinking up  some  possible characters for his own Inquisitor retinue. Today we sat down at the FLGS and I got him acquainted with the wonderful world of kitbashing for the first time. Franky managed to nearly take off one of his fingers with an exacto knife, so his baptism as a converter was blessed in the eyes of the Blod God  :D  Well, actually, it wasn't quite as bad as that, but you get the picture.

At the end of the day, here's what we have to show for our troubles: First up is a female assassin accompanying Franky's Inquisitrix, taking care of the more "physical" tasks. She belongs to a monastic order that is kept by the Inquisition as a training ground for assassins. Something between the normal assassin clades and the Death cults. Take a look:

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/assassin-1.jpg)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/assassin-2.jpg)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/assassin-3.jpg)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/assassin-4.jpg)

As you can see, she's a fairly straight kitbash from a number of Eldar, Dark Eldar and Wood Elf bits. I added a bionic eye to add some context to the strange half-mask she's wearing. I also shaved off pretty much all the crystals and small bulges on the Eldar legs. The piece of sprue on the base is not final -- just a mockup to show the final position the model will have on the base.

We also managed a very early build of Franky's Inquisitrix, Lady Calixa Alrod:

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/inquisitrix-alrod-alpha-build.jpg)

The flagellant lower body will obviously have to go, but we wanted tol go for a robed look and acked any good alternative. If anyone has an idea for a (readily available) robed lower body, let me know! You can probably guess from this early version of the model that Inquisitrix Alrod isn't a very physical type, instead relying on espionage and her psionic talents.

Anyway, these models mark Franky's descent into the dark and wonderful world that is NQ28. Let me know what you think  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Shannow on June 25, 2012, 10:55:20 PM
Why does the flagellants body obviously have to go? I think if you sculpted armour on the toes it would be perfect, an aptly shambolic/religiously zealous look for sure!

The assassin is good, but I would say swap the knife out for a different one, purely to pull the look further away from a curvy dark eldary look, but the pose is very nice and dynamic and this thread just goes to show (obv along with Molotov) that 28mm is every bit the equal of 54mm :) (and personally I find it harder!)

Rob
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Necris on June 25, 2012, 11:07:12 PM
Have you considers using high elf legs?

High Elf Archer
(http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/images/high_elf_archer_legs_3_large.jpg)

or the arch lector legs
(http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/images/empire_war_altar_arch_lector.JPG)
(http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/images/empire_war_altar_volkmar.JPG)

Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 27, 2012, 12:33:08 PM
@ Shannow: You may be right, the flagellant legs may not be beyond saving after all  ;) I'll take a look at that. They may need some converting to look the part though. Also, thanks a lot for your compliment! I feel quite honoured that you feel my models are a good example of INQ28 done right. Considering INQ28 being harder...hmmm, I guess it's just a different kind of hard  ;)

As I see it, the main difficulty with INQ54 is the fact that there's a very limited pool of parts, so the challenge lies in doing something new, getting better at modelling or in finding suitable resources to use alongside the old GW parts. That sounds mighty hard to me  ;)

With INQ28, you have lots and lots of bits to use, so the only problem there is to not be overwhelmed by all the options  :) The real challenges, at least for me, are to make models detailed enough (i.e. not like some "rank and file" 40k model), but not too detailed (since sometimes there's just no way to cram as many details into one 28mm model as you would like). Then there's always the problem that the worst weapons in 40k are pretty strong in Inquisitor, so you have to be careful not to go overboard with (readily available) Bolt weapons and the like.

But like I said, the main danger with INQ28 is to have models either look to plain or too cluttered, in my opinion. Sometimes, it's a different balance to maintain.

Both ranges are great though, and there's some serious talent in both camps  :)

/rant off  ;D

@ Necris: Some great suggestions there, man! The plastic Empire Priest's legs also look like they might work rather nicely.

I guess I'll have to look carefully at each of the options to find one that works. I'll rather take it slow, though. This is Frank's Inquisitrix, the center of his warband, so it won't do to just hurry things along. I'll keep you updated with the progress, of course!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on June 29, 2012, 12:23:04 PM
Alright, guys, while I am trying to figure out the best course of action concerning Inquisitrix Alrod, why don't we take a look at something that's actually finished, eh?  ;D

The Arco-flagellant is yet another character archetype that makes Inquisitor the dark and gothic masterpiece it is. Those guys got their first day in the limelight when Inquisitor was released, and they manage to embody much of what is wrong with organised religion in the 40k universe.

The process of Arco-flagellation is used to turn heretics into horrible weapons that can be wielded by the Ecclesiarchy. Use of an Archo-flagellant may also be granted to certain Inquisitors: a perfect excuse to have one or more of them in an Inquisitor warband!
What’s interesting about them is not only the fact that they probably pack quite a punch on the table, but also the hidden tragedy behind these creatures. Granted, Arco-flagellants certainly aren’t the leading roles in the shadow war for the Emperor’s soul, but with a bit of creativity, it’s quite easy to imagine suitably tragic and/or horrible stories to describe their fall from grace and their subsequent transformation into living weapons.

So it was clear to me that I needed to build one or more of them! All the more so since the official models are unfortunately quite horrible. Take a look.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/File:Acro_Flagelent_Squad.gif#.T-2KOsXTTyJ (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/File:Acro_Flagelent_Squad.gif#.T-2KOsXTTyJ)

So I once again turned to the Crypt Ghoul kit for a suitably twisted and tortured look. Here’s what I came up with:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383530_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Enoch%20451%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Servitors%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383530-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Enoch%20451%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Servitors%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383531_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Enoch%20451%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Servitors%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383531-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Enoch%20451%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Servitors%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383533_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Enoch%20451%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Servitors%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383533-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Enoch%20451%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Servitors%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

The first model I built was once again inspired by Phil Kelly’s Inquisitor Lichtenstein warband: His Arco-flagellant Gryx uses an Ork power claw (from Ghazkull Thraka, no less!) which ended up looking very cool. So I tried the same at the 28mm scale. Apart from that, I added some mechanical doodads to show the “augmentations” the Arco-flagellant had received. The back of the Crypt Ghoul body also sported a nice, sharpened stake and some chains punched through the skin. I kept both, since it looked like they could have been part of the poor individual’s “punishment”. When painting the model, I took care to make the skin look extra pale and clammy. Looking back at it now, I will probably have to go back to touch up the vial supposed to be containing stimulants on the model’s left shoulder at some point, since I am not perfectly happy with the colour there. But apart from that, I was reasonably pleased with my first Arco-flagellant. All that was missing was a suitably dark piece of background for him…

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383532_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Enoch%20451%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Servitors%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383532-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Enoch%20451%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Servitors%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Arco-flagellant “Enoch 451″

In the long years of his career, Inquisitor Antrecht has been forced to use rather “unconventional” means more than once. So it is no wonder that his work would attract the attention of the Ordo Hereticus’ more puritan members sooner rather than later. Consequently, Antrecht has had to deal with the Ordo’s scrutiny on more than one occasion, but few of these confrontations have been as monumental and – ultimately – tragic as that with Inquisitor Ferrante.

During his long fight against the heretic Amnon Helix, Antrecht was forced to use some extreme measures, which earned him Ferrante’s scorn. The Witch Hunter declared his intention of bringing Antrecht in for strict questioning, but his quarry managed to elude him time and time again. Ferrante was man driven by the fires of fanaticism, however, and when he could not apprehend Antrecht, he turned his attention to those close to him instead. Towards this end, he managed to capture Antrecht’s Interrogator, Hamlin Rheden, laying an inescapable trap for the Inquisitor, for he knew Antrecht would try to free his disciple.

He had been right: Antrecht came out of hiding in a desperate bid to free Rheden, only to be confronted by Ferrante and his henchmen. Little is known of the two Inquisitors’ confrontation, but it marked the last the galaxy had ever seen of Witch Hunter Ferrante, leading some to suspect that Antrecht may have had a hand in the Inquisitor’s disappearance (or even his death) and earning him the undying enmity of Ferrante’s own pupil, Holm Fiegmund — a situation that would, in time, have its own dire ramifications.

Ever since Antrecht’s confrontation with the Witch Hunter, an Arco-flagellant designated “Enoch 451″ has been a member of the Inquisitor’s retinue. Beyond that, nothing is known with any degree of certainty.

Enoch’s trigger word is “Discipulus”



Well, the first model was finished, but I couldn’t really stop at one, could I? So I built another Arco-flagellant, trying to improve on different aspects by using what I had learned while building Enoch 451: I wanted the model to be a little more dynamic. And I wanted to use a somewhat different head, so the model would look different enough from Enoch.

Fortunately, this one is a bit better documented. Here’s a work in progress on my second Arco-flagellant:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383520_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383520-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383521_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383521-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.html)

Once again, a Crypt Ghoul body formed the base for the conversion, although this time I shaved off the quills and spikes emerging from the model’s back, replacing them with two electric coils to indicate that there’s some kind of generator powering the flagellant. His right arm was replaced with a Sentinel chainsaw, while I used a flail from the WFB Empire flagellant kit on his left arm to represent an electro-flail. I also added a couple of screws on his back to show where crude surgery had been performed on him in order to suitably “modify” his body. His head is a normal skull from the old Skeleton warriors, although I added a bionic eye that was built from some leftover bits and bobs.

Regarding his base, I had to elevate him a bit to prevent the chainsaw from touching the ground. I achieves this by using cork and the base of one of the energy generators that came with the “Battle for Maccrage” box set.

Concerning the paintjob, I’d like to highlight my method this time. It’s certainly nothing spectacular, but it will probably show you how a very basic paintjob may be transformed by the judicious use of washes.

I started by painting him in the basic colours I wanted. Take a look:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383522_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383522-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383523_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383523-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383524_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383524-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.html)

I have to be honest with you: At this stage, I was extremely nervous because of how horrible the model looked. But then came the application of washes: Ogryn Flesh for the skin, Badab Black for the metal parts and Devlan Mud for…well, pretty much everything. After about an hour of waiting and some careful touchups here and there, here’s what he looked like:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383526_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383526-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383527_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383527-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383529_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383529-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.html)

Quite a transformation, don’t you think? Granted, this way of painting is not going to win me any prizes, but it’s a fairly quick, effective and, most importantly, fun way of getting your models finished before you get bored. You also don’t need to take my word for it either: This way of painting is championed by much more talented people than me, for example by Steve Buddle, who even explained it in some depth in a Blanchitsu WD-article some time ago.

Concerning the model’s name and background, I decided to name the Arco-flagellant “Molotov XXVIII”, as a small nod to Commissar Molotov, who is a very talented modeller in his own right and a tireless advocate of Inquisitor played at the 28mm scale. A heartfelt, albeit strange and twisted way of saying thank you, admittedly – but of course a perfect fit for the equally strange and twisted 40k universe. So, cheers mate!

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383528_sm-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383528-Arco-flagellant%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Molotov%20Xxviii%2C%20Servitors.html)

Arco-flagellant “Molotov XXVIII”

The man who should become the being called “Molotov XXVIII” was a devout believer in the Imperial Creed and a lay preacher on the Shrine World of Tabeathah. His piety managed to attract quite a large number of followers, inspiring hope and religious fervour in those who came to listen to him. This rankled the Cardinals of Tabeatha greatly, however, for they only allowed their own version of the Imperial truth and feared the growing popularity of the preacher’s teachings. So the man was abducted under cover of night and subjected to arduous torture in an attempt to make him confess to being a sinner and a heretic. But the faith was strong in him, and he could not be broken. It took the punishment of arco-flagellation to wipe his mind clean and end his existence as a human being. Instead, he was turned into a mindless killing machine and left in the dungeons of the great Vetranio Cathedral to wither away or be used in some religious war.

But his captors had been ill advised, for the loss of such a prominent figure incited a religious frenzy in the believers, and they stormed the cathedral, killing the Cardinals who had taken their leader from them. When Inquisitor Antrecht arrived on Tabeatha in the wake of the violent uprising, in order to investigate whether the Cardinals had been influenced by the ruinous powers, he found the lone Arco-flagellant in the catacombs beneath the sacked cathedral and took him along when he left the world. Through a twist of fate, Molotov XXVIII would be allowed to do the Emperor’s work once more…

Molotov XXVIII’s trigger word is “Advocator”




And with that, I have managed to show you all of Antrecht’s henchmen, except one: His Servo-skull Mercutio, actually the first model I built for Antrecht’s retinue:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/29/383534_sm-Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Servo-skull%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/383534-Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Servo-skull%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

It’s just the Servo-skull from the Cadian Command Squad, glued to its own base. I also have no background for the little guy, although, knowing Antrecht, there is probably some dark and disturbing backstory of some sort. But that, as they say, is a story for another time.

With Inquisitor Antrecht’s retinue completely presented, my future INQ28 posts will turn towards some other individuals, but fear not: Antrecht will still make an appearance from time to time. So look forward to all the strange and demented Inquisitor characters waiting on my workbench…

Until then, as always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Shannow on June 29, 2012, 04:47:21 PM
Awesome! Simply awesome, can't think of anything else to say:)

And some nice neat little stories to boot!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on June 30, 2012, 01:15:46 PM
Those arco-flaggelants look very good and over the top, they are very insane and that fits the idea very well. The background also is marvellous again.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Heroka Vendile on June 30, 2012, 01:48:32 PM
those flagellant flails work really well for an electro-flail
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Quickdraw McGraw on June 30, 2012, 03:44:54 PM
I second what Dolnikan said!   :)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on July 01, 2012, 12:13:43 PM
Thanks a lot, guys! Glad you like them!

The Empire flagellant kit is indeed chock full of fantastic bits and bobs for Inquisitor conversions. I'd go as far as saying that this is probably a compulsory purchase if you're looking at doing INQ28 conversions  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on July 01, 2012, 12:27:30 PM
I completely agree about the flaggelants, there are lots of nice little pieces in there that really fit the athmosphere. Almost every single one of our warbands contains pieces from them.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on July 11, 2012, 04:14:31 PM
My hobby time has mainly been divided between trying to cram all the new 6th edition rules into my head and working on my Traitor Guard allies recently, but that doesn't mean that there's no time for a little INQ28 on the side  :D

Here's a model I am working on at the moment. There's zero background in place as of yet, it's just a fun project:

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/brute-1.jpg?w=450)

The conversion uses an AOBR Ork boss that was a giveaway in WD when the 5th edition came out. I've always wanted to do something with him, but it never quite worked out until I discovered one of PDH's Scavies and simply stole the idea  :D  This particular ghoul head is just a perfect fit to create some dumb muscle  ;)  I also added an old plastic Goliath's gun and an Ogre club, and my mutant bruiser was finished.

Started painting him already, although he's nowhere near finished. Here's where he's at:

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/brute-5.jpg?w=450)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/brute-7.jpg?w=450)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/brute-6.jpg?w=450)

As you can see, there are a lot of unfinished areas, but he's coming along rather nicely I think. As always, a great distraction whenever I am bored by other hobby activities  :D

More news on the INQ28 front soon!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on July 11, 2012, 04:30:25 PM
That is a very nice, big bruicer, he really fits the part.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on July 20, 2012, 10:25:02 AM
Thanks, Dolnikan!

Alright, people, it's been a little while, but today I've got something to show you:Meet Inquisitor Erasmus Gotthardt.

I am always easily drawn towards certain visual archetypes. One that really fascinated me while browsing through the Inquisitor rulebook was that of Inquisitor Tyrus: A massive, implacable man, quite intimidating and possibly terrifying to behold, as he is slowly advancing towards his quarry. So in a way, Inquisitor Gotthardt started out as a way of building a character similar to Tyrus at the 28mm scale.

Here’s the result:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/7/20/391876_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Gotthardt%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus%2C%20Power%20Armour.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/391876-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Gotthardt%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus%2C%20Power%20Armour.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/7/20/391877_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Gotthardt%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus%2C%20Power%20Armour.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/391877-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Gotthardt%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus%2C%20Power%20Armour.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/7/20/391879_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Gotthardt%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus%2C%20Power%20Armour.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/391879-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Gotthardt%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus%2C%20Power%20Armour.html)

I started with an AOBR Terminator to make the model look suitably massive. However, I didn’t want him to be wearing a standard Terminator armour, so I added a couple of bits to individualise the armour: The shoulderpads are armour plates from the Ork boyz kit, while his chestplate came from a Chaos Space Marine. I also added scrolls and decorations to make him look more like an Inquisitor and less like a Marine sergeant. The head is from a WFB Empire flagellant.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/7/20/391880_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Gotthardt%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus%2C%20Power%20Armour.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/391880-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Gotthardt%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus%2C%20Power%20Armour.html)

Regarding the paintjob, I went for the classic “Inquisitorial” colours of gold and crimson for a rather regal look.  I have to be honest with you, though: That meant I could also use the Inquisitor as a test piece of sorts for the colour scheme I wanted to use for a small Custodes project. Oh, and I decided to paint his energy mace in light blue to make it pop more.

All in all, Inquisitor Gotthardt is quite an imposing figure. One thing that’s important to note though is that he is not actually supposed to be wearing Terminator armour! He may be based on an AOBR Termie, but I wanted his armour to look if it was more of a special design. If I ever were to do an INQ28 Space Marine, it would be a truescale version, so he would look just as big as, if not a little bigger than Gotthardt. So the armour is really supposed to be some “regular” power armour, pretty much like the one Tyrus is wearing. Maybe it’s even only partial power armour. I really only build him that way for looks, not because I wanted him to be invincible during games.

As for the character’s background, I already mentioned that, while working on the model, I hwas thinking of Gotthardt as some kind of Tyrus-expy: A bombastic, narrowminded Monodominant, strict in his rejection of what he considers to be Heresy (i.e. pretty much everything). However, as I began to think about the various possible members of his retinue, Inquisitor Gotthardt’s character somehow slowly began to transform. I now see him as more of a “good guy” (insofar as that category can even be applied to Inquisitors at all): fair and straightforward, if a little orthodox in his philosophy. But at the same time, he is a tortured man, full of insecurity over his old friend Antrecht’s seeming betrayal and torn between what he believes is right and what Antrecht has told him during their various confrontations (Fear not however, the role of pompous, insane Monodominant will be filled by somebody else — I have a plan!).

So with this gradual shift of his character in mind, I sat down to write a short piece of background for Inquisitor Gotthardt:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/7/20/391878_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Gotthardt%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus%2C%20Power%20Armour.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/391878-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%20Gotthardt%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus%2C%20Power%20Armour.html)

Inquisitor Erasmus Gotthardt, Ordo Hereticus (formerly of the Ordo Malleus)

Inquisitor Erasmus Gotthardt is a man torn. Torn between old loyalties and his beliefs. Torn between what he has been told and what he believes to be right.

Once he was one of Inquisitor Antrecht’s closest friends, and both of them worked tirelessly to smite the daemon wherever it was found. Many were their exploits in the service of the Ordo Malleus, and their friendship endured through all the hardships they had to face during their arduous work.

The two of them went separate ways when Antrecht set out on a quest to take down the notorious heretic Amnon Helix, and they did not see each other for a long time. So Gotthardt was all the more shocked when he heard the accusations leveled at Antrecht after the disappearance of Witch Hunter Ferrante. He could not believe that his friend could have fallen so far, so he sought him out in order to make him see reason.

During their confrontation, Gotthardt implored his old friend to finally come clean, to accompany him before the Conclave and deal with the accusations. Gotthardt felt that they were beginning to work out some kind of understanding, but then the rash and fanatic Inquisitor Fiegmund, an erstwhile pupil of Ferrante,  interrupted their discussion and tried to apprehend Antrecht by force. In the ensuing three-way fight, Ferrante was attacked and horribly maimed by Antrecht’s Daemonhost, while the Inquisitor managed to get away. Afterwards, the Inquisitorial Conclave at Pervatia Secundus addressed the question of how best to stop Antrecht. Inquisitor Gotthardt was thorougly examined and interrogated due to his connections to the fugitive and the grievous injuries dealt to another member of the Holy Ordos, and there were those who suspected that he was Antrecht’s accomplice in the matter. Riddled with doubt over what he had witnessed and weakened by his long interrogations, Gotthardt adressed the Conclave:

“You may keep arguing about whether there is any method to Lazarus Antrecht’s madness. You may keep searching for a name to give to his philosophy: Call it Istvaanianism or Antrechtism or call it by its true names: Madness. Heresy. That is the only classification I need. And though I may weep for the friend I lost, I must not waver in my task. For he whom I knew is dead and gone, and the last service that I may do him is to run down and take out the monster that he has become.”




As always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on August 01, 2012, 11:50:35 AM
Hmm, nothing to say, huh? That's a pity.

Still, I'll just try again with some new content  ;)

With Inquisitor Antrecht’s retinue so thoroughly documented, let us turn to my other INQ28 models, of which there are currently about 30 in different states of completion. Some of them are pretty much complete, some are early sketches, still others are simply useful 40k models that I managed to pick up (from cousin Andy’s extensive collection, in more than one case). I’d like to showcase these models in a series of posts to show you where my different Inquisitor projects are headed. I also encourage you to let me know your ideas and criticism! Many of these models are nowhere near finished, and they can only get better with your help. So let’s get this show on the road!

In today’s post, we’ll take a look at a number of models I built (or am still building) for the retinue of Inquisitor Gotthardt. You’ll notice straight away that, compared to Inquisitor Antrecht’s freakshow of a warband, Gotthardt’s followers are a lot less extreme. Nevertheless, I am trying to make them interesting and rounded characters.

First up is Rogue Trader Iskander Gagarin, in Gotthardt’s service ever since the Inquisitor convicted him of smuggling Xenos contraband and made him an offer he could not refuse:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396879_sm-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Rogue%20Trader.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396879-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Rogue%20Trader.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396880_sm-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Rogue%20Trader.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396880-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Rogue%20Trader.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396881_sm-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Rogue%20Trader.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396881-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Rogue%20Trader.html)

With this model, I tried to partly channel the look of Rogue Trader von Castellan from the Inquisitor rulebook. I like the idea that rogue traders are pretty much naval merchants on speed, sporting a wild mix of gaudy dress uniforms and more exoctic features, so that’s what I tried to achieve with Gagarin: I used a Cadian officer’s torso and right arm with the left arm and legs coming from an old WFB Empire cannon kit. The head is a Space Wolf scout’s, while the flashy fur cloak is from the WFB Empire Knights. To represent Gagarin’s dealings with Xenos cultures, I gave him a shuriken pistol from an old Eldar CC weapons sprue and a Dark Eldar knife on his belt. He is also carrying his family’s heirloom sword (again from the Empire Knights). All in all, I am rather pleased with the overall effect. He looks suitably swanky, with just a bit of a swashbuckling vibe. I’ll probably go for a pretty loud paintjob, in order to make him look like a 19th century military officer turned up to eleven.

Next in line is a character that I intended to be the very opposite of Gagarin: Captain Esteban Revas, former regimental champion of the 126th Haaruthian Dragoons, who was dishonoured in the eyes of his regiment, his family and his homeworld for the crime of actually doing an honourable deed (go figure!  :D ):

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396882_sm-Conversion%2C%20Duelist%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396882-Conversion%2C%20Duelist%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396883_sm-Conversion%2C%20Duelist%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396883-Conversion%2C%20Duelist%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396884_sm-Conversion%2C%20Duelist%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396884-Conversion%2C%20Duelist%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.html)

I wanted to build a model that was clearly recognisable as a (former) member of the Imperial Guard. I also wanted the model’s pose to be full of confidence, even arrogance, to underline his military upper-class background. Again, I used a mix of Cadian parts and bits from WFB Empire kits. Revas is supposed to be an accomplished fencer and duelist, so I gave him a weapon (and some absurdly ornate equipment — check out his helmet!) to match this effect. Though I used components very similar to Gagarin’s, the resulting model looks very different, and the dynamic between the two characters should be fairly interesting in the background as well.

While Gagarin’s and Revas’ characters and respective background are pretty far along, there are some additional members of the warband who haven’t yet made it beyond the modelling stage, with little or no background in place.

On of those is a drill abbot I built:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396885_sm-Conversion%2C%20Drill%20Abbot%2C%20Ecclesiarchy%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396885-Conversion%2C%20Drill%20Abbot%2C%20Ecclesiarchy%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396886_sm-Conversion%2C%20Drill%20Abbot%2C%20Ecclesiarchy%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396886-Conversion%2C%20Drill%20Abbot%2C%20Ecclesiarchy%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.html)

I wanted him to look like an older, world weary type who nevertheless can hold his own in battle. I used a stocky monk’s body from the Bretonnian men-at-arms, combined with a Space Wolf head, a power hammer from the power armoured Grey Knights and a couple of bits. I also gave him a lantern for good measure. All in all, the model’s a bit shorter than I would have liked, but that cannot be helped. I haven’t come up with a background for him yet, but I’ll work something out.

Then there’s this guy:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396889_sm-Adeptus%20Arbites%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Judge.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396889-Adeptus%20Arbites%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Judge.html)

You all probably recognise the model as the shuttle pilot from the Maccrage box set. I really love this guy, so I talked cousin Andy into letting me have him. After thinking for a while about what I would actually use him for, I decided to attach him to an Inquisitorial warband as some kind of retired Arbites judge, security agent or something of the like.

Towards that end, I clipped off the case he was carrying and added a power maul (from the Dark Angels veteran kit) instead. However, I am not quite sure whether I should clip off the maul’s head or not, or replace it with something different…any ideas? I also added some gloves from the Bretonnian men-at-arms to his belt.
Apart from that, I’m pretty sure I won’t change too much about the model, since the base model is great as it is. But if there are any suggestions, let me know!

And finally, here is a character I have been toying around with for quite a while now:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396887_sm-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Mercenary%2C%20Retinue.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396887-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Mercenary%2C%20Retinue.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396888_sm-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Mercenary%2C%20Retinue.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396888-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Mercenary%2C%20Retinue.html)

A Kroot mercenary I built from some parts that had accumulated in my bitzbox. However, I always saw the Kroot as more than just a couple of flesh-eating “birdmen”. I’ve been intrigued by a number of conversions I’ve seen over the years that chose to emphasise the tribal aspect to the Kroot culture, picturing them as some kind of “noble savages” if you will. And however dated (and downright politically incorrect) that concept may be in actual literature, I think there’s little harm in applying it to a race of alien birdmen from space.

The model you see above was heavily inspired by a Kroot conversion published in the new 40k rulebook. The model throws some High-Elf (and Wood Elf) bits into the mix to add some tribal elements. However, as you can see, this guy is not finished by a long stretch, and I am also not sure whether he’ll actually end up in Gotthardt’s entourage or will rather be held back for the warband of a Xenos Inquisitor I have yet to build.

Anyway, that’s the first few character sketches currently loitering on my desk. If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas, let me know! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

In any case, as always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Knobby2 on August 01, 2012, 01:21:37 PM
I love the fencer and the rogue trader,

the only thing im not a fan of is the mace on the shuttle pilot, it looks too big for him
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Quickdraw McGraw on August 01, 2012, 01:39:26 PM
I really like your style Kraut!  But I'm really impressed with your latest warband.  The mix of new and old really sets them apart!   :)

Retired Arbites judge- I agree, this is a great model!  About the maul...what if you just cut out the middle of the head?  It would shorten it and the top/bottom should line up. Also I thought before I read the description that the gloves were some unlucky fellow's hands.   :-X

Keep up the great work!   ;D
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on August 01, 2012, 03:35:16 PM
Thanks a lot guys!

I am really not happy with the maul yet. At this point, I'll probably either cut off the head. The rest will still look like a power maul, and the size will be more in line with the rest of the model. Or I'll replace the head with some club from the Empire flagellant kit. Either way, that head will have to go  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Knobby2 on August 01, 2012, 04:30:11 PM
i'd remove the original maul head, put a length of paper clip in between whats left of the maul and the hand too make it slightly longer, should work fine and look a bit more accurate
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Quickdraw McGraw on August 01, 2012, 05:07:23 PM
If you just cut the power maul's head off it'll look like a stun baton?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on September 01, 2012, 02:13:46 PM
Hey everyone,

while not strictly INQ28-related per se, I understand that many of you are interested in the new chaos cultists from the starter box as conversion fodder for your warbands, so I'll take the liberty and post some of my initial experiences with the models here:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407805_sm-Dark%20Vengeance%20Box.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407805-Dark%20Vengeance%20Box.html)

Even though I've been into 40k for over 15 years now, this is actually my first starter box ever (the remains of the 2nd edition box sold to me ages ago by my buddy Phil don't count  :D ). And what a first box this is! The amount of detail in most of the sculpts is really astonishing! You have to see it to believe it.

Naturally, I couldn't keep my fingers off the models for long, so I sat down and painted my first test pieces right away. I went for the chaos cultists. These are the guys that ended up on my desk:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407788_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407788-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

I tried to paint them in colours close to the colour scheme of my regular Traitor Guard, so they would blend in. While I may yet have to tweak the recipe here and there, the first models came out reasonably well. Take a look:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407789_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407789-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407790_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407790-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407791_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407791-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

Admittedly, this first guy is the model I am least pleased with, since he lacks a little pop. He may need some more work.

The second one was more of a success, though:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407792_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407792-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407793_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407793-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407794_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407794-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407795_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407795-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

This guy is easily one of my favourite models in the box! He's just so twisted and disgusting -- just what you'd expect from some underhive scum following the ruinous powers  :D
I love all the scars and crude augmentics. His back is also something to behold:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407796_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407796-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

It was really fun to make him look as distressed as possible  ;)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407797_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407797-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

And finally, the third one:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407799_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407799-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407800_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407800-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407801_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407801-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407802_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407802-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

This is the one where the application of my Traitor Guard colour scheme works best, in my opinion. I would love to add some crude chaos iconography in white to his hood, but there's so much tiny detail on there that it's rather hard to do without obscuring anything. Painting those eyes was quite hard!

And finally, all three of them together:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407803_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407803-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

I really love the fact that GW went for a "disgruntled workers" look above all else. All the cutlists we have seen up to now were either Traitor Guard or wearing KKK style robes. I like how these new cultists have subtle signs of both, but yet sport a very own look: that of rebelling regular citizens still in their working clothes . If you've read the Gaunt's Ghosts books, these guys should really click with you!

Finally, here's a scale shot with one of my regular Traitor soldiers:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/1/407804_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/407804-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

These guys were a joy to work with, although I would advise everyone working on these to paint the arms carrying the weapons separately (or at least not attach them permanently before painting). You'll have a much easier job that way!

It's easy to see how these could be used as cultists and/or underhive scum in games of Necromunda and INQ28 without any conversion at all!
And even if you want to convert them, it should be reasonably simple to do a couple of head and weapon swaps here and there -- at least on the cultists wielding CC weapons. The guys with autoguns should be a little harder to convert due to the way the two pieces of the model interlock to form the whole. However, if you're handy with a knife and GS (like many of the people on this board), the world's really your oyster with these guys ;)

One last thing that I really hadn't expected from the box was that they went and added a number of small "trophies" to add to the bases: spent shell casings, skulls -- those were part of the AOBR box too. But this time you're getting a traitor's severed head and a Chaos Marine's helmet, trampled into the ground, as well. Those should be excellent little parts for conversions! I especially like the traitor head and can see it in all kinds of INQ28 conversions.

Anyway, that's my first look at the models. More on this as it develops  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on September 02, 2012, 12:06:23 PM
Those models look very good and useful, and your paint job only makes it better. They look like they could be used for many different things with just a bit of work.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on September 05, 2012, 03:11:40 PM
Thanks a lot, Dolnikan!

Indeed, maybe the greatest thing about these guys is how potentially versatile they are. If GW really releases a separate multipart kit for cultists, as rumoured, that will be every Necromunda and INQ28 players dream come true  ;)

I couldn't help myself and had to start on the next batch of cultists: Instead of painting the same designs over again, I chose three different cultist — the duplicates will have to come later…

Again, my objective was to have these fit in with my other Traitor Guard models, so I stuck to the established colour scheme. I like to imagine that I was a tiny bit more succesful in painting these guys to fit my traitors this time:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/5/408938_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/408938-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/5/408939_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/408939-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

I really love the gasmask on this guy! I even thought about a “Psycho Mantis” conversion while painting him.  :D  I also like the crude weapons some of these guys are wielding – like they had to improvise weapons from their regular tools or bits of machinery.

This next guy may have a different head and different weapons, but apart from that, he is actually identical to the guy above – albeit “flipped horizontally”. The only difference aside from the head and weapons is the added knife on the guy with the gas mask — I don’t think it’s too noticeable, though. After all, these are starter miniatures!

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/5/408940_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/408940-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/5/408941_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/408941-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

I tried adding some crude chaos heraldry on his scarf. A recurring element in my Traitor Guard. I went even further with this on this next guy:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/5/408942_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/408942-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/5/408943_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/408943-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/5/408944_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/408944-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/5/408945_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/408945-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

Again, I love the mask. Reminds me of Kroenen in the first Hellboy film  :D

And here’s all three of them together:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/5/408946_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/408946-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

Seeing these side by side makes it even more obvious that the cultists on the left and right are basically the same design, but again: Let’s not forget that these are starter miniatures. I already mentioned that I am actually pretty happy with the look GW chose for the cultists!

And here’s all of my painted cultists so far:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/5/408947_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/408947-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

These are pretty quick to paint, so it probably won’t be too long before I’ll have ten or even twenty of them finished. I’ll mainly be using these for 40k, so all of them will be painted in the colours of my Traitor Guard. That said, they’ll make useful cameos in games of INQ28 (or even Necromunda).
I will be doing a number of smaller adjustments to some of the “duplicates” (weapon swaps and the like) for some more variety. I’ll also add an icon or two, following my belief that every chaos squad needs an icon. Apart from that, though, I’ll be using these pretty much out of the box.

Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Brother_Brimstone on September 05, 2012, 03:26:00 PM
Love it! As soon as I saw those models on the GW site my first thought was Inq28. Some nice paintjobs there, too. Are you planning any conversions with the duplicates?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on September 05, 2012, 03:38:06 PM
These look vey good, somehow they seem even better than the previous ones although I can't point out why this would be. Should a multipart version of these models be released I would be amongst the first to get them.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on September 05, 2012, 03:41:28 PM
Thanks, guys!

@ Brother_Brimstone: Yes, I'll try to change little things about the duplicates, like giving them different weapons or adding some bitz. I'll also be swapping some colours around on them, so they won't look too similar to their "clones".

@ Dolnikan: I feel the same way, mate! Maybe it's the fact that these lend themselves better to my Traitor Guard colour scheme? Or I knew what I was doing after painting the first test pieces? Not sure either  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Charax on September 05, 2012, 04:18:01 PM
hah, I saw those posts on Dakka this morning, for a second I thought I was on the wrong forum!

I do love these cultist models, they're probably some of the most characterful 28mm models GW have produced for 40K, in that they actually tell their own stories. I've got a squad or two coming my way, and I've been collecting models that could work well in Inq28 for a while now, so that may be what gets me started.

If they do a multipart set(and they almost certainly will) then I'm sure it'll be full of characterful little pieces like rebreathers and books and other little things that will be vital for Inq28
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Kaludram on September 05, 2012, 04:50:01 PM
I LOVE these miniatures!  I'm gonna have to try a little harder to pick some cultists up separately for my Necromunda games.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on September 12, 2012, 02:03:26 PM
Thanks, Kaludram!

Alright, everyone: After all the starter box shenanigans, let's have a real INQ28 update for a change  ;)

Today I'd like to talk about "Twists":

I really like the idea of incorporating Twists and mutants into INQ scenarios. After all, with Inquisitor set in the shadowy parts of the Imperium, it is no small wonder that any enterprising Inquisitor should find themselves among the twisted and persecuted. And what's more: Converting twists is an awesome way of coming up with rather interesting models. So today's update will deal with a number of twists I converted.

First up, here are two guys that I built last year, a relatively short while after getting back into the hobby. I realised that I still had some pretty old models lying around, among them a couple of old Gorkamorka Orks that I had bought some time during the 90s (as a side note: Do you remember how completely spectacular those multipart Gorkamorka plastic models seemed to us back then?). Now compared with today's muscular, hulking Ork boys, those poor sods look pretty scrawny, so I wanted to convert them into something different. Take a look:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/12/410961_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/410961-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

I replaced the original Ork boy's left arm with an arm from the Kroot kit. It looks wonderfully twisted and vestigial (and is a great part for your mutant conversion needs). I also gave the model a Laspistol from the Cadian kit and added an old WFB Chaos Warrior's head. All of this helped in making the model look less like a scawny Ork and more like a mutant of some sort.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/12/410962_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/410962-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

This guy was even easier to convert: I just replaced his head with a face from the old Chaos mutations sprue and added a few pouches. Apart from that, the model is still the same Gorkamorka Ork I built all those years ago, although the new head really manages to transform this guy.

I painted the twists' clothes in muted greens and browns with some weathering effects thrown in, emphasising the fact that they are a rather unkempt bunch with pretty bad equipment. Still, I quite like these two. The only thing I should have done differently is the skin: I painted these before I had found a good way of painting pale, unhealthy skin and used lots of Leviathan Purple to shade theirs -- that left them looking far more pinkish than I would have liked…

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/12/410963_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/410963-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

When I built those guys, I wanted them to serve as mutants in my Lost and the Damned force. And while that plan never quite got off the ground, they should make quite useful NPCs and underhive scum for games of INQ28 and/or Necromunda, don't you think?

The next model I want to show you is considerably newer. I also basically stole the idea from one of  PDH’s Scavvy Mutants.  (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/309038.page) I already showed you some WIP shots of this guy, but for the sake of completeness:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/12/410964_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/410964-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/12/410965_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/410965-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

Once again, this is a fairly easy kitbash, using just an AOBR Ork boss (that came as a giveaway with a copy of WD, back when 5th ed. was released) and a couple of bits. Chief among these is a head from the WFB Crypt Ghouls, which are simply fantastic conversion fodder for creating twists. This particular head was just a great fit, with a look between anger and idiocy that really helps to sell this guy as dumb muscle. Thanks, PDH!

I also added a hand from an old plastic Necromunda Goliath ganger, wielding a magnum style pistol, a brutal looking club from one of the WFB Ogre Kingdoms kits and added a spike to the stikkbomb, making it look more like yet another crude CC weapon.

When painting this guy, I went for a rather subdued palette once again, and added a ton of weathering effects. This time, I also got the skin right. Take a look:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/12/410966_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/410966-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/brute-9.jpg?w=450&h=450)

I am quite pleased with this guy for a number of reasons: He really looks like a hulking brute and could be used as some kind of bodyguard or even as a mutant overlord. A fellow forumite remarked that the model looks quite a bit like a Super Mutant from Fallout 3, and even though I didn't plan it that way, he was quite correct!

So let's wind up our little school outing into the world of twists and mutants with another WIP model, in fact a conversion I have wanted to do for quite a while:

While I always had a bit of a soft spot for the original "Quovandius" model, I realised some time ago that in his official artwork in the Inquisior rulebook, Quovandius looks far more bulky and fierce than his actual model. He also uses his shotgun as an improvised crutch, which I think was a really cool little idea. So I wanted to build a model resembling that artwork. Here's what I came up with:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/12/410968_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Quovandius%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/410968-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Quovandius%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/12/410969_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Quovandius%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/410969-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Quovandius%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/12/410970_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Quovandius%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/410970-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Quovandius%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Again, I used the tried and true combination of an Ork body and a Crypt Ghoul head. Yet where the other head above looks rather nonplused, this guy looks fierce and determined, don't you think? I also used an old Gorkamorka shotgun to emulate the artwork even further. It may not be the cleanest and most ambitious conversion in the world, but I think it gets the point across.

And while I was tempted to add all kinds of stuff in order to make the model look even more like the original Quovandius, I stopped myself, since I liked the rather simple, brutal expression of the model (I might have to add that puppet head, though. Such a cool little detail! I only have to find one that's small enough).

Anyway, where the original Quovandius looks rather pitiful, I see this guy as more of a hunter, maybe even a bounty hunter, tolerated by the higher-ups because he can bring in anyone who has been hiding in the underhive…

And that's it with my little showcase today. In closing, let me say that building twists is a great way to make something using leftover bitz as well as eclectic and seemingly disparate parts. Just remember to always have some Ork and Crypt Ghoul parts ready  ;)

As always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on September 14, 2012, 01:23:51 PM
Hmm, no one? Oh well...

Today I'd like to show you something a bit different, that is some pieces of terrain I was working on some time ago.

I’ve been looking at different options of building some modular terrain for use in games of 40k and Inquisitor for quite some time now. After building a silly amount of cityfight terrain (that eats up an equally silly amount of storage space), I was a little hesitant to undertake the next terrain building spree: I felt that any new terrain had best be very versatile and modular for maximum usefulness. It would also have to be easily storable, so no more cathedrals for the time being…

Then, while shopping for boring stuff at the DIY-superstore, I came across these:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411594_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411594-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411595_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411595-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411596_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411596-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Now I couldn’t even tell you what these things are normally used for – especially not in English. They are used by electricians when working on electrical outlets or something — pardon my spotty knowledge when it comes to electrical installations.

But I instantly realised that these could be really useful for a terrain project: The smaller part seems immediately useful, and you may call me crazy, but the longer piece gave me an almost art deco vibe. Does that make sense?

Anyway, those were super cheap, so I picked them up and got to work:

What I wanted to try with these was to create some simple, highly versatile and modular industrial terrain that could be used for 40k but would be even more useful in games of Necromunda or Inquisitor 28. So I put each of the pieces on a base cut from foamcore and added a couple of bits:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411597_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411597-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411598_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411598-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

To the small piece, I added a couple of small brass tubes I had lying around as well as some corrugated cardboard, cork chaff and one or two pieces from an old model truck. And behold, the thing was instantly transformed into something looking very …industrial.

I did something similar to the longer piece, adding some bits to give an idea of scale to the whole thing and to make it more interesting visually. Here’s the result:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411599_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411599-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411600_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411600-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

All of this was really quick and easy work, and I only needed some leftover materials and a couple of bits. I then spraypainted both pieces with brown paint, since I would probably end up going for a rather dusty and dilapidated look amyway.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411602_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411602-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

As usual, the uniform paint helped to tie everything toegther. I think it’s immediately obvious how this could work as a piece of terrain. Here’s a scale shot with an 28mm model:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411601_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411601-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

The other piece got the same treatment. Lo and behold:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411603_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411603-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411604_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411604-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

And again, with a model:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411605_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411605-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411606_sm-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411606-Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Granted, one of these alone is fairly unimpressive. But imagine several of those pieces that can be freely rearranged to create all kinds of different setups: You could simulate corridors or a kind of labyrinth. And the fun doesn’t end there: Just build a number of modular walkways to connect the different pieces and add some verticality. Or add some taller buildings for even more variety. These pieces could even be combined with my regular cityfight terrain! And the fact that they are fairly small and robust also makes them rather easy to store — what a relief!

Of course, these pieces will yet have to be properly painted, probably with huge amounts of weathering and rust. I could also add all kinds of security warnings and/or propaganda posters for more authenticity and that particular underhive look.

It probaly won’t surprise you when I tell you that I went back to the store the next day and got a whole bag of those pieces. About 8 Euros gave me enough stuff to fill up quite a lot of space on a normally sized Necromunda/INQ28 table. I’ll keep you updated on the progress!

Sometimes it’s lucky finds like these that makes building your own terrain that much fun! But then, maybe it’s just Karma’s way of paying us back for all the hours we spend sitting hunched over little plastic men. Who knows? In any case, whenever you’re at an DIY-superstore, keep your eyes open for useful stuff like this. It may make your visit to the store just that much more enjoyable  ;)

As always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Kaludram on September 14, 2012, 09:58:19 PM
These terrain pieces are electrical conduit junction boxes.  Typically they are either plastic or stamped metal.  I've got loads of them sitting around the house from various renovation projects, and the great part is that no two manufacturers make them exactly the same--so there are lots of different varieties out there for use.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on September 17, 2012, 01:15:13 PM
@ Kaludram: Ah, thanks for clearing that up, mate! I always feel a little guilty shopping for stuff at the DIY-store, knowing that none of the stuff I buy will actually be used the way it was originally intended  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Kaludram on September 17, 2012, 10:58:07 PM
@ Kaludram: Ah, thanks for clearing that up, mate! I always feel a little guilty shopping for stuff at the DIY-store, knowing that none of the stuff I buy will actually be used the way it was originally intended  ;)

That's the best part of the DIY stores--no one cares what you use it for as long as you don't shoot your eye out.   ;D
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 18, 2012, 03:41:03 AM
Hmm, no one? Oh well...
Sorry. I'm not a great fan of just posting "Hey, cool" all the time, and I'm not very good when it comes to critiquing conversions, seeing as my normal approach is usually primarily green-stuff based.

The junction boxes is however a very good idea, and I may well end up going on the hunt for a heap of them, particularly seeing as I need to start filling tables with lots of terrain for Infinity. (And in the right sizes, it should be useful at 54mm too)

As for the matter of non-legitimate use of DIY purchases, using junction boxes as terrain is pretty tame compared to some of what I've done over the years... this probably being the most egregious:

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs47/f/2009/184/1/1/H_E_A_L__by_RagnarokEOTW.jpg)

It should have been copper water pipe, but it got repurposed for the sake of pneumatically accelerating various objects to speeds as high as 1100 kilometres per hour. (Which then usually got stopped by whatever obsolete electronics I'd earmarked for disposal).
But anyway, I'll stop derailing your thread with talk of my crazier hobbies.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Heroka Vendile on September 18, 2012, 06:09:13 PM
The cultists certainly paint up very well, although I'd be more interested to see some conversions with them, as I think a number of them are ripe for it.

The conduit boxes look great, a nice find there.

And as for your english, trust me, it's better than a lot of the natives.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on September 23, 2012, 12:30:09 PM
Thanks a lot, guys!

@ MarcoSkoll:  :o That thing you posted has left me speechless. Well done, sir, well done!

@ Heroka Vendile: Cheers! I see your point concerning the cultists. As a matter of fact, I am currently converting the other half of them to look less like clones: swapping heads and weapons, adding small bitz and bobs. They convert rather nicely, with a bit of thought.

There's one finished conversion I can show you. The model is not intended for use in games of Inquisitor, but it serves to illustrate how easy it is to change the cultists. It's this guy:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/17/412447_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Lord%20Commissar%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Starter%20Box.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/412447-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Lord%20Commissar%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Starter%20Box.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/17/412445_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Lord%20Commissar%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Starter%20Box.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/412445-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Lord%20Commissar%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Starter%20Box.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/17/412444_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Lord%20Commissar%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Starter%20Box.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/412444-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Lord%20Commissar%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Starter%20Box.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/17/412446_sm-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Lord%20Commissar%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Starter%20Box.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/412446-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Lord%20Commissar%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Starter%20Box.html)

I converted one of the cultist leaders to look even more like a corrupted commissar (for my Traitor Guard). I exchanged the head and left arm (since the latter was messing with the model's silhouette). As a consequence, I now have a perfect shotgun arm for use on an INQ28 model in my bitzbox  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on October 06, 2012, 01:42:54 PM
Only a small update for now: I finally got around to writing a piece of background for the two twist brothers I posted some time ago:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/6/16/377844_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/377844-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Twist%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Augustus & Cluggan Galth, Bounty Hunters extraordinaire

Who can say where the Brothers Galth truly came from? All that is certain is that they worked as overseers in the slave pits underneath St. Sabasto’s Reach’s Hive Primus when Inquisitor Antrecht investigated rumours about a chaos taint within the world’s ruling class. He encountered them in that hellish place, and while Antrecht may have made some staunch allies during his stay in the slave pits, the Brothers Galth were not among them.

Cluggan Galth was a monster, an imposing slab of muscle, as immune to physical pain as he was to pangs of conscience, yet also dim-witted and simple. His brother Augustus – malformed and diminiutive in stature, but wily and cruel nonetheless – was the one to watch out for. He had clawed his way to the top of the underhive, due to his own devious machinations as much as through leaning on his brother’s physical prowess. But he wasn’t content with his standing and nursed ambitions far above his station.

All that came to an end when the results of Antrecht’s investigation deprived the planet of its elite: When the corrupt rulers of St. Sabasto’s Reach fell, the slave economy they had established was thrown into an uproar. And all that the Brothers Galth had worked so hard to attain was lost.

This could have been the end of their story, but Augustus had always been good at recognising opportunities. So when the lesser nobles houses began a struggle to fill the vacuum of power that had been left by the Inquisitorial purges, The Brothers Galth earned a new place for themselves, working as enforcers and bounty hunters for the world’s up and coming nobility. And even though their new employers may have found the twisted creatures distasteful, there was little question that the brothers got the job done every time.

Their service eventually earned them a writ from the new planetary governor, affording them all the rights of an Imperial citizen as well as free passage through the whole subsector. And so the Brothers Galth embarked upon a new journey, their single ambition to run down the Inquisitor whose deeds had cost them everything…
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Dolnikan on October 06, 2012, 07:23:11 PM
I really like the background, a truly unpleasant pair.

But one thing strikes me as a bit odd. The pair lose quite a lot when the world is purged, but they seem to me to be very effective bounty hunters and especially the small one sounds quite pragmatic. So why would they leave everything for revenge?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on October 14, 2012, 04:48:15 PM
Thanks a lot, Dolnikan!

You're right though: That particular part of the background could use some more elaboration. I envision Augustus (the younger brother) as a very ambitious individual who would, as it were, consider the work as a bounty hunter beneath him. Running errands for the nobility, who openly despise the brothers, cannot be too satisfying either. And Antrecht was the one who brought their little "empire" in the underhive - as ridiculous as it may have been - crashing down, so hunting him down is really paramount at this point. I'll readily admit that I've only mapped out their background in a very general sense so far, so maybe I really didn't think things through all that well  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on October 19, 2012, 09:57:17 AM
Although the following models were built for my Traitor Guard, I'll still post them here since they should also work rather nicely in games of INQ28.

First up, my first finished squad of chaos cultists, led by that Traitor Commissar I posted earlier:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/12/420623-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/420623-Chaos%2C%20Chaos%20Cultists%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Starter%20Box%2C%20Traitor%20Guard%2C%20Traitors.html)

And here's a renegade psyker I converted from a WFB Chaos Sorcerer. I think this guy would work rather well as a cult leader or "end boss" in a campaign of INQ28:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/19/422853_sm-Chaos%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Lntd%2C%20Lost%20And%20The%20Damned%2C%20Marauders%2C%20Paintjob%2C%20Primaris%20Psyker.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/422853-Chaos%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Lntd%2C%20Lost%20And%20The%20Damned%2C%20Marauders%2C%20Paintjob%2C%20Primaris%20Psyker.html)

If you want to see more pictures or learn more about the conversion, just check out my  blog.  (http://www.eternalhunt.wordpress.com)

As always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Kaludram on October 19, 2012, 07:24:57 PM
These are amazing!!  That clinches it.  I'm grabbing some cultists from eBay so I can run a Chaos gang for Necromunda.

...Now if I can just find someone to play against....  ???
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on October 26, 2012, 02:10:47 PM
Cheers, Kaludram! If all else fails, you'll just need to "infect" somebody in your vincinity with the Necromunda bug  ;D



Just a small terrain project in today's update, although this may be just the right thing for slow days, when you want to get something done on the hobby front, but don't feel like breaking out all the colours and really going to town on a model. What I'd like to talk about today is how to make some quick and easy barricades for use as scatter terrain for games of Necromunda, Inquisitor 28 (or any other skirmisher, for that matter) or even good ol' 40k.

For me, everything started when I saw this picture on DRommel's  Savlar Chem-Dog plog  (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/288926.page) (very much worth visiting, by the way!). There I saw this:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/9/14/411579_sm-Savlar%20Company%20Command%20Squad.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/411579-Savlar%20Company%20Command%20Squad.html)

(image appears courtesy of DRommel, of course)

This barricade looked quite excellent and fairly easy to duplicate at the same time to me. So, full of inspiration, I sat down to reverse-engineer DRommel's recipe and build my own barricades in very short time with nothing but leftover stuff. Here’s how:

I. What we need:

Here are all the ingredients. The good news is that you will probably have most of this lying around anyway  ;)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425016_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425016-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

Some pieces of foamcore. For this you can basically use all the leftovers from other projects. You'll need a couple of longer cuts, though, to make the bases for the brarricades.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425017_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425017-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

Some corrugated cardboard. This comes in all shapes and measurements. Be sure to use cardboard that's easy enough to cut. This will make for very convincing corrugated metal and help to break up all the otherwise smooth foamcore surfaces.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425018_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425018-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

A couple of bitz. Anything goes here. Choose whatever you find at the bottom of your bitz box. Vaguely technical looking parts are best. I used some parts from an old model truck and some stuff from an old military terrain kit. Oh, and pieces of leftover sprue make for great sharpened stakes! And we all have tons of that stuff lying around, don't we?  ;)

If you want to follow this recipe, you'll also need some basing materials. Sand, cork, whatever you like.

Right, let's get started, shall we?


II. What to do:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425019_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425019-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

I started by drawing the outlines for the bases on some bigger pieces of foamcore, using a 40k bike base as a template. You can make all of the bases the same lenght, although it may be a good idea to make some longer and some shorter ones for added flexibility. I cut out the bases using a craft knife.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425020_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425020-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

Then I beveled the edges of the bases with my knife. I did this so they would look more natural on the tabletop. Don't worry if your bases - like mine - do look rather messy at this point: We'll be able to fix that shortly!

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425021_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425021-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

I cut smaller pieces from the leftover foamcore and corrugated cardboard. These pieces form the main body of the barricade, so make sure to have a nice selection of different lenghts. The less rectangular the shape, the better.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425022_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425022-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

I then glued the smaller pieces onto the bases using wood glue. I tried to make this basic construction look pretty haphazard, like random pieces had been collected and thrown together.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425023_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425023-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

Then I added the corrugated cardboard to add some additional variety...

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425024_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425024-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

...and repeated the same step with the leftover bitz, sharpened pieces of sprue etc. At this point, the basic construction was finished.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425025_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425025-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

Then I added my basing materials to the bases, using wood glue to glue them down. In this particular case, I used a mix of GW modelling sand and small pieces of cork. I also used the glue to seal all open areas of foam, so the foam wouldn't disintegrate during the next step.

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425026_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425026-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

Then everything was painted using cheap spray paint from the craft store. I chose brown as a basecoat because I wanted the barricades to have a rusty, dilapidated look.

As you can see, the unified paint did a great job of tying together all the disparate parts. I then stippled GW Vermin Brown onto the barricades, creating patches of rust. Then I drybrushed the edges of the barricades with GW Boltgun Metal (also stippling on some more Boltgun Metal). Then I painted thinned down Vermin Brown into the recesses — especially on the corrugated cardboard! The sand and cork on the bases were drybrushed with GW Bleached Bone. And lastly, I used GW Nuln Oil to paint on patches of oil, grime etc.

Here are the finished barricades:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425029_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425029-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

This was the easiest recipe I could think of. These barricades come at basically no cost, and you'll be able to churn out a ton of them in no time at all! Of course you can add some more variety by adding different colours, propaganda posters and all kinds of bitz. Ultimately, this may be the easiest terrain project I have ever done (and probably the one with the most bang for the – nonexistent – buck!).

Let's wind up this post wit some shots of the barricades and some models. These photos also show you how flexible the barricades are:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425031_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425031-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

Some twists behind a single barricade

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/10/26/425030_sm-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/425030-Barricades%2C%20Do-it-yourself%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Necromunda%2C%20Terrain%2C%20Wargaming%20On%20A%20Budget.html)

A gang of twists defending their ramshackle fortifications

Now, I do of course realise that this little tutorial is not really that spectacular or creative to begin with. But I wanted to show you how easy it is to get started on smaller projects that may someday evolve into something as spectacular as Bruticus' hab block  here  (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/480/446278.page) (seriously, check that thing out! It's completely off the hook!). Small scatter terrain like the barricades above will come in handy during games of Inquisitor or Necromunda. And, as I have tried to show you in this post, it's ridiculously easy to built, at basically no extra cost!

Thanks to DRommel for the inspiration, and as always, thanks to you for looking! Have a great weekend and stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Kaludram on October 26, 2012, 05:56:24 PM
Cheers, Kaludram! If all else fails, you'll just need to "infect" somebody in your vincinity with the Necromunda bug  ;D


I'm already planning on trying.  I'm in the process of moving to Texas and hope to "infect" someone--anyone--once I get settled in Houston....and the Inquisitor or Necromunda bug will do fine either way!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Inquisitor Goldeneye on November 09, 2012, 10:49:16 PM
I do like those barricades; very effective for something so easy to produce, and they should be simple to replicate in 54mm scale as well. Good stuff!

Also, the links KrautScientist provided in this post were very informative and very very inspiring, although they did turn the thread into a giant time-sink! (Well, them and the fact that I frittered away twenty minuets or so putting the news-paper headlines in his photographs through Google Translate to see what's in the German Papers!)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on November 09, 2012, 11:07:48 PM
Thanks a lot, Goldeneye!

(Well, them and the fact that I frittered away twenty minuets or so putting the news-paper headlines in his photographs through Google Translate to see what's in the German Papers!)

...you could just have asked, you know  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on November 25, 2012, 02:52:59 PM
Thanks a lot, Nashbashem!  :thumbsup:

Right, I realise that it has been some time since I last updated this thread with a new INQ28 model, so it's about damn time!  :D  Today, I have a couple of new WIP models to show you:

First up, an Inquisitor that I built some time ago: He's a rather simple kitbash from a couple of GK parts and the lower body of a Chaos Sorcerer Lord:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/25/434705_sm-Conversion%2C%20Hereticus%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/434705-Conversion%2C%20Hereticus%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/25/434706_sm-Conversion%2C%20Hereticus%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/434706-Conversion%2C%20Hereticus%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/25/434704_sm-Conversion%2C%20Hereticus%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/434704-Conversion%2C%20Hereticus%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus.html)

I wanted him to be immediately recognisable as a Psyker, so I chose his equipment accordingly and used a pretty wizened head (from the WFB Zombies).

I also built a second Inquisitor, and though it seems problematic from a gampeplay perspective, I cannot help but see these two as a team of sorts, brains and brawn, if you will. Anyway, here's the model:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/25/434703_sm-Conversion%2C%20Hereticus%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/434703-Conversion%2C%20Hereticus%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Ordo%20Hereticus.html)

This guy is a Puritan of the "Fire and Brimstone" sort, and I guess it shows!  ;)  With this guy, I wanted to enforce the notion that he was really all about physical conflict, so again I armed and armoured him accordingly.

I really can't shake the feeling that these two are working together, maybe as some kind of Hereticus team tracking rogue Inquisitors? I don't know. Help me out here, people  ;)

Oh, and I also have this to show you:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/25/434707_sm-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Daemons%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Unbound%20Daemonhost.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/434707-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Daemons%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Unbound%20Daemonhost.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/25/434708_sm-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Daemons%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Unbound%20Daemonhost.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/434708-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Daemons%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Unbound%20Daemonhost.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/25/434709_sm-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Daemons%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Unbound%20Daemonhost.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/434709-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Daemons%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Unbound%20Daemonhost.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/25/434710_sm-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Daemons%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Unbound%20Daemonhost.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/434710-Conversion%2C%20Daemonhost%2C%20Daemons%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Unbound%20Daemonhost.html)

I can't even tell you anything background related about this ...guy, although I kept thinking "Unbound Daemonhost" when I built him...

Anyway, all of these are still WIP. Still, C&C very much welcome, as always!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Erasmus Koal on November 25, 2012, 10:29:19 PM
For some reason that demon makes me think of an imp or somesuch. Perhaps a trickster or tempter daemon sent to try and lead some puritanical Inquisitor down the path of radicalism?

Either way, well done on all of your models. I'm just getting started in the Inq28 world after a long hiatus from gaming. Really inspired by a lot of the work I've seen posted thus far.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Radu Lykan on November 25, 2012, 10:51:18 PM
regarding the brawn half, very "i just stepped off a 40k battle field" however if you will have awesome unbound daemons like that running around i guess you will need a war hero to hunt him down. maybe just make the wrist weapon a bit smaller? it seems quite large in the pic
i like the head thrusting forwards on the unbound daemon, adds a sense of weirdness that i like for a daemonic character
i like the psyker as well but could you use some different (smaller/non marine) shoulder pads? he still screams grey knight to me.

i like the idea of the two of them working together but i also like the idea of the day the two of them fall out!
maybe include some tensions between them in their background?
i am sure the brawn character could get suspicious regarding the brain characters powers meanwhile the psyker could pic up on these feelings and resentment could build blah blah
or even just basic disagreements in their beliefs, glossed over at first but as they have continued working together the differences in their outlooks continually arise between them until it can be glossed over no more.
to make it really easy one of them pics up something they shouldnt, ding ding fight
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on November 29, 2012, 12:50:37 PM
Thanks for the well considered feedback, guys!

@ Erasmus Koal: That idea of a trickster daemon is pure genius, mate! I had a very similar feeling looking at the model, but I couldn't quite put words to it! Thanks for pushing me in the right direction!  ;)

@ Radu Lykan: Indeed, I can picture all kinds of tensions between these two: Maybe the big guy secretly (or openly) resents his psyker colleague, just barely tolerating him as a necessary evil. Maybe the psyker feels superior to the other Inquisitor, looking down on his rather limited worldview. Maybe he also toys with the idea of trying some of the more "unconventional" rituals for himself? It's easy to see how these two could come to a falling out. It's also far more interesting from a narrative standpoint to imagine them as less than good friends. And this treasure trove of narrative potential may just be the reason why I built them the way I did ;)


Some of you may remember when I posted the first WIP shots of the models I helped convert for the INQ28 warband of my buddy Frankie some time ago.

The first model for his warband was built by me. It's an operative from a monastic order that specialises in training devout assassins as support for Inquisitors and other Imperial agents:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/28/435794_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Death%20Cult%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/435794-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Death%20Cult%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

I am still rather proud of the model, if I do say so myself  ;)

Frankie wanted an Inquisitrix to be the leader of the warband. This meant things would be a little more complicated, since decent looking (plastic) parts for female models are rather hard to come by in the different GW ranges. And while I myself would have gone for something more baroque and ornate (like PDH's fantastic Calllydia Benadice), Frankie wanted his Inquisitrix to look quite a bit more low-key.

So here's where we left the poor lass about sox months ago:

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/inquisitrix-alrod-alpha-build.jpg)

I wasn't all that happy with the lower body, and the model somehow just wasn't happening. But you guys gave me all kinds of nice ideas, and so, finally, Frankie and me sat down yesterday to sort the model out.

Here's how she looks atm. I give you Inquisitrix Calixa Alrod:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/28/435789_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitrix%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/435789-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitrix%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/28/435790_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitrix%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/435790-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitrix%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/28/435791_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitrix%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/435791-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitrix%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Granted, she may still be a little rough around the edges (the neck area in particular needs quite a bit more work, not sure about the pointed shoulderguards, etc.), but overall I think the model is really starting to come together.

C&C always welcome!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Hadriel Caine on November 29, 2012, 01:58:18 PM
Hey, First off I'm a big fan of your Inq28 stuff. Its been part of my inspiration to get back into it (along with Keravin's log and the re-emergence of Migsula on Warseer).

I really like the five new minis. The two inquisitors compliment each other really well and I like the idea of the potential conflicts in interest that are sure to crop up. I'm looking to get hold of the Chaos Sorceror myself actually for some nefarious reasons... so its good to see it put to good use. I like the Zombie head for a psyker. I'm sure I've seen it before many years ago but hey if it aint broke don't fix it.

I don't think the second inquisitor looks OTT (apart from the flamer- IIRC there are handflamers in the seraphim set? might look more streamlined). Although I'm known as a proponent of the 'kitchen sink' approach to =][=.

The Daemon is great. Nothing more to say on that.

As to the two female minis I think the paint jobs will be make or break for me. The first one is wonderfully posed and the more I look at it the wider variety of parts I can identify- always fun. I would personally have sculpted new hair on her just so I felt she didn't have a wood elf head... but that's probably down to my psychological problems rather than it not looking right.

The Inquisitrix looks great but I agree about not liking the spike shoulder pads. Perhaps if you could track down the baneblade tank commander shoulders they might look better? Also her right arm doens't look natural at the shoulder. A bit of bending should do the trick but there's a big gap.

In terms of the general posing, equipment etc she looks very low key but also like she means business. So I think you nailed the design brief you set yourself!

looking forward to more.

A.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Erasmus Koal on November 30, 2012, 02:22:10 AM
Glad I could be of help vocalizing the trickster daemon idea! Unless there was a more sinister, warp-dwelling third party putting the thought into both our heads... why am I suddenly scowering my bits box for daemon sprues? ;D

As for the bottom female Inquisitor model, I heartily endorse removing the pointy shoulder pads. I recently used the same or a very similar female torso for a project I'm working on, and the removal the pointy shoulder pieces does wonders, especially if you've got something else already covering the upper arm area (which is something I"m currently looking to sort out... may be scavenging some War-Machine parts for that.)

Best of luck!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on February 08, 2013, 05:58:28 PM
Hey everyone,

I realise it's been quite some time since I last updated this thread, but I've been playing around with some INQ28 related stuff lately, so here goes:

First of all, I revisited the model I built for dishonoured guard officer Esteban Revas, adding just one tiny bit, namely a Sanguinary Guard dagger at his hip:

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/revas-revisited-2.jpg?w=450)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/revas-revisited-1.jpg?w=450)

Since I designed Revas to decidedly look like a fencer, I thought it would be interesting if his fencing style incorporated a longer and shorter blade at the same time. It's only a very minor detail, to be sure, but one I am very pleased with nonetheless.

Then I changed another detail on this troglodyte crawler I had built ages ago as a creation of the heretic Genetor Amnon Helix:

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/eyeless_crawler-11.jpg?w=450)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/eyeless_crawler-31.jpg?w=450)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/eyeless_crawler-21.jpg?w=450)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/eyeless_crawler-41.jpg?w=450)

The original model used a regular WFB Crypt Ghoul head, but after seeing GW's rather disturbing new take on Vilitch the Curseling, I shaved off the model's eyes and nose, instead opting for a horrible, mostly featureless face. This makes the creature look quite a bit more revolting (and far less like Gollum, which is also a plus).

Last but not least, my buddy Biohazard let me have his Dark Vengeance cultists, and while some of them will without a doubt be drafted into my Traitor Guard, I alsoI want to use some of those models for INQ28. I did a couple of rough mockups today:

First up, one of the heavies will become an ex-guard/ex-gang guy, a bull of a man wielding a rather huge gun:

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/cultists2inq28-1.jpg?w=450)

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/cultists2inq28-2.jpg?w=450)

I also wanted to transform one of the champions into an Inquisitor - maybe even a more ostentatious version of my Inquisitor Antrecht, yet the model's not coming together nearly as seamlessly as I had planned. Here's what it looks like atm:

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/cultists2inq28-3.jpg?w=450)

As you can see, this guy needs a lot more work. Suggestions always welcome!  :thumbsup:

And finally, while this guy may end up in my Traitor Guard, he might work as a pretty cool one-off "environmental hazard" during games of INQ28:

(http://eternalhunt.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/cultists2inq28-4.jpg?w=450)

I just couldn't resist...  :D

Let me know what you think!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Inquisitor Dionzi on February 08, 2013, 07:55:09 PM
I am liking these!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Alyster Wick on February 08, 2013, 11:31:21 PM
Really liking the cultists. The Inquisitor made from the champion is looking good. Maybe some parchment or a chainmail skirt over the chaos inscribed cloth around his waist would work nicely. It would be interesting to see what he'd look like with a non-sword in his right hand, maybe an auspice or some kind of tech, but that's just spitballing.

I'm pretty crushed that you beat me to the punch by giving an eviserator to that particular cultist model, I was planning to do the same thing using a more modest chainsword (I feel like the orc one is a bit chunky and doesn't mesh well with the body of the gun) but at the very least it's proof positive that the combo works (and works well). I was planning to keep the head but I'm liking how your version looks so I may start checking around to see if I have a more intimidating head lurking about, one with more of a serial-killer vibe to it.

Love your fencing guy, totally missed him before but that minor torso swap is really effective. Troglodyte is looking solid as well, I actually have all those parts sitting around so I should consider a similar project.

Anyway, good looks stuff all around. You've convinced me I need to find a way to get more empire bits for INQ 28.

I'll have to find
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on February 10, 2013, 01:05:36 PM
Thanks, guys!

@ Alyster Wick: Don't worry, mate: I wasn't the first person to make this particular conversion -- not even close  ;) As for the huge chainaxe, I really wanted to use that Ork choppa, and I feel its addition really makes the weapon look like an industrial saw, which is a nice fit, considering that most of the new chaos cultists look a lot like dsigruntled workers.


I did some more work on these last miniatures, as well as on a model from my backlog.

First of all, I tidied up the conversion work of the chainsaw maniac:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462268_sm-Chainsaw%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Eviscerator%2C%20Industrial%20Saw%2C%20Inq28.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462268-Chainsaw%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Eviscerator%2C%20Industrial%20Saw%2C%20Inq28.html)

The weapon was shortened in order to make it look a bit less awkward.

I also glued together the guard veteran:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462265_sm-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Guard%20Veteran%2C%20Heavy%2C%20Heavy%20Stubber%2C%20Hive%20Ganger.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462265-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Guard%20Veteran%2C%20Heavy%2C%20Heavy%20Stubber%2C%20Hive%20Ganger.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462266_sm-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Guard%20Veteran%2C%20Heavy%2C%20Heavy%20Stubber%2C%20Hive%20Ganger.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462266-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Guard%20Veteran%2C%20Heavy%2C%20Heavy%20Stubber%2C%20Hive%20Ganger.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462267_sm-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Guard%20Veteran%2C%20Heavy%2C%20Heavy%20Stubber%2C%20Hive%20Ganger.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462267-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Guard%20Veteran%2C%20Heavy%2C%20Heavy%20Stubber%2C%20Hive%20Ganger.html)

The only thing I changed was to carefully trim off the chaos symbol around the neck.

When it comes to the Inquisitor, I took off the too large =][= and tried a couple of different bitz. At the moment, I am tempted to leave the symbol off altogether and make it look like he is wearing some kind of cravat:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462264_sm-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462264-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

What do you think?

And finally, I just felt the need to revisit an unfinished model:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/8/1/396887_sm-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Mercenary%2C%20Retinue.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/396887-Conversion%2C%20Erasmus%20Gotthardt%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Mercenary%2C%20Retinue.html)

A Kroot shaper inspired by a fantastic Mike Anderson piece in the 40k rulebook that I started working on ages ago. I did some more work on him, and here's the result:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462269_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462269-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462270_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462270-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462271_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462271-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462272_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462272-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.html)

While the model may still not be 100% finished, it feels like it's actually starting to come together.

As always, C&C very welcome!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Alyster Wick on February 10, 2013, 04:33:58 PM
Changes on the saw-wielding cultist are subtle but effective. THAT thing looks like an industrial cutter. I figured it was way too obvious a conversion to not have been done before but I hadn't seen any yet.

For the record, the cravat looks great. It's classy, elitist and a very appropriate yet atypical accessory in the 41st millennium (well, on models at least :) ).

The Kroot looks awesome as well. Great parts combo, it looks like it belongs in an INQ 28 warband. Oozes character and utilizes some unique parts that fit really well.

Also, is that a Space Wolves head on the vet? He's also great.

Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on February 10, 2013, 04:52:35 PM
Cheers, mate!

Regarding the saw conversion, the one done by  Morbäck  (http://leskouzes.blogspot.de/2012/09/tue-mutile-brule.html) probably takes the cake  ;)

I agree that the cravat seems to alleviate some of the earlier problems with the model. I am tempted to keep it.

With the Kroot, I am not 100% sure I want to keep the feathers on the head. In any case, that area may need some more work.

Oh, and yes, it's indeed a SW scout head on that veteran. Well spotted, sir  ;)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on February 22, 2013, 12:53:17 PM
All the kitbashing using Biohazard's cultists has given me quite an appetite for more INQ28, and it seems like I chose a good time for it, too: With John Blanche’s monthly column in WD regularly dedicated to INQ28 models, and with the work of exceptionally talented artists like PDH and migsula indeed being published in WD proper, it is very clearly a great time for being an INQ28 aficionado.

Looking at so many great models has given me a new hunger for building more INQ28 models and tweaking some of the existing ones. So I would like to show you a small gallery of my latest WIPs. Some of these are models I already posted some time ago I chose to revisit and touch up. Some are recent additions to my collection. I usually enjoy working on several of these at the same time, different as they may turn out in the end. But all of them have one thing in common: They are either good, bad or ugly* — or a combination of the above. Let’s take a look:

1.) Inquisitor Gotthardt’s Retinue:

The first few models will end up as retainers to Inquisitor Erasmus Gotthardt, of the Ordo Hereticus. All of these were previously posted on this thread, yet I have worked on them some more since then, hammering out the last kinks and rough edges, dealing with unfinished stuff and taking to heart the feedback I received on forums.

Former Guard Captain Esteban Revas

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466329_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Fencer%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466329-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Fencer%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466328_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Fencer%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466328-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Fencer%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.html)

Well, here he is, once again. I didn't change anything about the model since I last posted him, although I did take the time to take some better pictures  :D All in all, I am very pleased with this model, and will paint it up as soon as I have managed to stop obsessing over the colour combination…

Drill Abbot

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466331_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Drill%20Abbot%2C%20Ecclesiarchy%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466331-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Drill%20Abbot%2C%20Ecclesiarchy%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.html)

I followed the advice of my fellow forumites and slightly shortened this fellow’s neck, to make him look like a bulldog of a man. And I added a couple of additional items to his belt to bulk him out even more and to show that he carries some additional equipment (and quite a few items of worship, like the small reliquary and a cask of holy water at his side):

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466332_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Drill%20Abbot%2C%20Ecclesiarchy%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466332-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Drill%20Abbot%2C%20Ecclesiarchy%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.html)

Painting wise, I imagine a combination of rich reds and browns would be the best way to go for this character, along with a healthy complexion and a grey beard. We’ll see…

Retired Arbites Judge/Security Agent

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466330_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Adeptus%20Arbites%2C%20Ex-arbites%2C%20Hive%20Cop%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466330-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Adeptus%20Arbites%2C%20Ex-arbites%2C%20Hive%20Cop%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor.html)

I wanted this guy to look like a tough-as-nails ex-hive-cop who knows every trick in the book and is quite used to walking the beat on the wrong side of the monorail tracks, and the pilot model from the “Battle for Maccrage” boxed set nicely fit the bill. Since we last saw this guy, I replaced the clunky DA power maul with a more fitting stun baton, spliced together from the grip of the aforementioned maul and a WFB Marauder weapon. Again, it’s a small but important change.


2.) Inquisitor Fiegmund’s retinue

As an addition to Inquisitor Antrecht’s collection of carnival freaks and Inquisitor Gotthardt’s more middle-of-the-road approach, Inquisitor Fiegmund’s retinue will be as gothic and scary as they come. You see, Holm Fiegmund is a puritan member of the Ordo Hereticus whose hunt for Antrecht has driven him over the edge (and horribly scarred him for life, causing others to refer to him behind his back as the “Maimed Man”). In short, I want Fiegmund’s retinue to be a pretty dark and uncompromising looking bunch. Here are the first models:

Preacher/Redemptionist Priest

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466337_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Fanatics%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Redemptionists.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466337-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Fanatics%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Redemptionists.html)

Well, you cannot have a puritan Hereticus warband without one of these. The model is a pretty straightforward kitbash, using parts of the Empire flagellants, a Guard laspistol and a Khorne Berzerker chainsword to make a suitably imposing eviscerator.

The Dancer

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466345_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Death%20Cult%20Assassin%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466345-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Death%20Cult%20Assassin%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466344_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Death%20Cult%20Assassin%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466344-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Death%20Cult%20Assassin%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466346_sm-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Death%20Cult%20Assassin%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466346-Assassin%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Death%20Cult%20Assassin%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.html)

This bonny lass, codenamed “The Dancer” is a (death cult) assassin in the employ of Inquisitor Fiegmund. I have this idea about several members of Fiegmund’s retinue being female, which should be an interesting way of setting off the dark, gothic look.
In this case, the model was built using mainly Wych parts from the Dark Eldar Venom kit. I then added a couple of more Imperial looking bitz, including a servo skull for a head. I want to leave the Dancer’s actual nature deliciously ambiguous: Is she a cultist, a servitor or something altogether different? Only Inquisitor Fiegmund would know, and he certainly isn’t telling…

Expect more pretty fethed up models for this particular retinue in the future…


3.) Yet another retinue — Xenos this time?

I’ll be honest with you: Building Inquisitorial retinues is a pasttime I simply cannot get enough of. I can get quite a kick creating new Inquisitors pondering their relations to their retainers and all the stories behind that, even withhout ever actually having to use the characters in a game. And I recently realised that I had not yet managed to come up with an Inquisitor belonging to the Ordo Xenos…

WIP Inquisitor

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462264_sm-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462264-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

You’ll probably agree that this guy will need quite a bit more work: I love the pistol and overall pose, but the head is clearly too big. And while I like the thought of giving him a tie or cravat of some kind, it was pointed out to me by fellow forumites over at the Ammobunker that the one in the picture above makes him look like a Western character — and we certainly can’t have that!

So I tried a new tie, as well as a couple of different heads. Here’s a composite for you:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/11/462792_sm-Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.jpg) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462792-Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html)

As you’ll probably agree, some of these would lead to wildly different outcomes. While I am personally rather fond of options A and B for some reason, I haven’t decided yet, so you are very welcome to put in your own two cents on the matter!

Kroot Shaper / Pathfinder

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466333_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466333-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466334_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466334-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466335_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466335-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466336_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466336-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Kroot%2C%20Noble%20Savage%2C%20Pathfinders.html)

Also mostly unchanged since his last appearance on this thread. I did take the feathers off his head, though, since it makes him look leaner and sneakier. To tell you the truth,  I have grown rather fond of the model  ;) I actually have quite an interesting/tragic backstory for the character, floating around half-formed at the back of my head, and painting him should be a nice change of pace. I also think he might have an interesting, if grudgingly amicable, relationship with the next character…

Imperial Guard Veteran/former Hive Ganger

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/10/462265_sm-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Guard%20Veteran%2C%20Heavy%2C%20Heavy%20Stubber%2C%20Hive%20Ganger.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/462265-Conversion%2C%20Dark%20Vengeance%2C%20Guard%20Veteran%2C%20Heavy%2C%20Heavy%20Stubber%2C%20Hive%20Ganger.html)

Again, you already know this guy. I guess the model's complete and ready to be painted.

In any case, the Xenos retinue will need a bit more work, but I am definitely getting there…


4.) A servant of the Dark Gods

Well, you know what they say: Evil never sleeps. So it was clear I also needed to build another villain...

Father Pain

Having already built champions of Khorne, Nurgle and Tzeentch for my Traitor Guard, “Urash’s Marauders”, I needed a model to represent a mighty follower od Slaanesh. The solution to this particular problem arrived when Biohazard sent me the chaos priest from the WFB Warshrine of Chaos. Since the guy was quite the beefcake, I thought his immaculate physique would make him a nice fit for a follower of the dark prince:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466341_sm-Champion%2C%20Chaos%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Cult%20Leader%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Slaanesh%2C%20Traitor%20Guard.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466341-Champion%2C%20Chaos%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Cult%20Leader%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Slaanesh%2C%20Traitor%20Guard.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466342_sm-Champion%2C%20Chaos%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Cult%20Leader%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Slaanesh%2C%20Traitor%20Guard.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466342-Champion%2C%20Chaos%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Cult%20Leader%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Slaanesh%2C%20Traitor%20Guard.html)

Two new hands, a new head and some GS later, Father Pain was born. I realise the greenstuffed area will need quite a bit more work, but I think you can see where this is going. The glaive came from the new WFB plastic Chaos Lord, by the way:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466343_sm-Champion%2C%20Chaos%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Cult%20Leader%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Slaanesh%2C%20Traitor%20Guard.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466343-Champion%2C%20Chaos%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Cult%20Leader%2C%20Renegades%2C%20Slaanesh%2C%20Traitor%20Guard.html)

All in all, I think the model makes for a quite convincing champion of Slaanesh, and he would also work as a cult leader in games of INQ28.

 

As you can, see, I have got lots and lots on my plate regarding INQ28 models. Lord knows when I am actually going to get around painting these, but I just can’t stop kitbashing them — it’s just too much fun… ;-)

In any case, C&C are always welcome! And, as always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!

 
* I do of course realise that the idea of arranging INQ28 models by their respective goodness, badness or ugliness was very much  migsula’s  (http://legionofplastic.blogspot.de/) idea to begin with. So let’s just say I was inspired by his work (which is totally true) and didn’t just steal this particular idea ;-)
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Crystal-Maze on February 22, 2013, 03:24:04 PM
Odd moment when I saw that I had nearly scrolled to the bottom of the page and felt sad. A wonderful selection of models :)
However, on the ex-ganger are you going to do anything more to his necklace (where the chaos star used to be) as it looks a tad messy at the moment?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on February 23, 2013, 04:52:17 PM
Thanks a lot, Crystal Maze!

I believe the area where the chaos necklace used to be looks far messier than it actually is, due to a part of the black basecoat being shaved off along with the icon. It may end up looking quite a bit smoother when painted. Still, I could always go back and add a more "loyalist" pendant if it doesn't look good enough.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Heroka Vendile on February 26, 2013, 12:23:33 PM
I'd say option A & C are my favourites for the Xenos inquisitor. A nice set of conversions all round. Though I'm not much of a fan of the ridiculous beef-cake sculpts GW ha been doing lately.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Adlan on February 27, 2013, 05:14:53 PM
B has a really grizzled look, like a PAW Leonardo da Vinci.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: SpruferMLB on February 28, 2013, 05:09:58 PM
I think my favorite head option for the Ordo Xenos guy would be F. To me it kind of gives the impression that he's a bit too bulky for his outfit, which to me just looks like it works.

Keep up the good work! The stuff keeps getting me sorely tempted to do my own INQ28 guys!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on February 28, 2013, 10:22:38 PM
Thanks a lot, guys! I really appreciate the feedback!  :)

A rather small update, but an update nonetheless:

Looking at my Esteban Revas model...

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/22/466328_sm-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Fencer%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/466328-40k%20Conversion%2C%20Fencer%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028.html)

...I felt that he really needed a loyal retainer, playing the part of buttmonkey to his aristocratic haughtiness. I thought of a trooper in the Haaruthian Guard, rescued from death by Revas' late father and thus eternally grateful to the family, paying back his life debt by serving the son of his personal hero. As I turned the idea around in my head, I got all kinds of rather neat narrative ideas as well, but let's look at the WIP model first:

I wanted the retainer to fit the somewhat medieval look of Revas himself. But since he would be a rank and file soldier, I needed him to look quite a bit less flashy. My initial idea was to convert the model from an old Advanced HeroQuest henchman:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/28/468820_sm-90s%2C%20Advanced%20Heroquest%2C%20Games%20Workshop%2C%20Hero%20Quest.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/468820-90s%2C%20Advanced%20Heroquest%2C%20Games%20Workshop%2C%20Hero%20Quest.html)

But I simply couldn't bring myself to cut up that model, so I had to come up with something reasonably similar, using a Bretonnian body and a couple of rather medieval bitz. Meet Trooper Koltz, everyone:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/28/468821_sm-Conversion%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Retainer%2C%20Trooper%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/468821-Conversion%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Retainer%2C%20Trooper%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/28/468822_sm-Conversion%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Retainer%2C%20Trooper%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/468822-Conversion%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Retainer%2C%20Trooper%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/28/468823_sm-Conversion%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Retainer%2C%20Trooper%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/468823-Conversion%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Retainer%2C%20Trooper%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

Oh, and I thought it would be a really cool and characterful idea to have Koltz lugging around all kinds of equipment and personal possessions of his master, so I added all kinds of stuff to his back:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/2/28/468824_sm-Conversion%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Retainer%2C%20Trooper%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/468824-Conversion%2C%20Imperial%20Guard%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Retainer%2C%20Trooper%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html)

I am rather fond of this guy, to tell you the truth! Let me know what you think!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Gilleon on March 01, 2013, 04:46:51 AM
I definitely approve. Especially like the kroot rifle barrel on the lasgun, gives it a nicely low tech look. That and the silly amounts of kit on his back, very Questing knightly.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Easy E on March 01, 2013, 03:24:09 PM
I find it amusing that an Inquisitor's Henchman has a henchman of his own.   ;D

I'm not sure Trooper Koltz should have a yelling head. Other than that, it look sgood, and I would try to give him even more kit!  After all, he's a human mule for Revas.   
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Alyster Wick on March 03, 2013, 05:07:22 PM
Small but effective change with that barrel swap, may steal that if I ever get kroot bits. The model comes together nicely. I quite like the yelling head. Coupled with Revas's more serene visage it says to me that his henchmen not only carries all his kit but yells for him as well.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on March 25, 2013, 12:29:50 PM
Thanks for the feedback, guys!

I find it amusing that an Inquisitor's Henchman has a henchman of his own.   ;

True, but that's just the kind of pompous fop Revas is. It's not his fault, though: It's the way he grew up  ;)

Dexter Kong suggested I use this head:

(http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/images/empire_militia_head_4_large.jpg)

It's certainly a great option, although there's something about the screaming head I like: It has a "What the feth has he got me into this time?" vibe going on, don't you think?  ;D

Oh, and I did actually try to add yet more kit to the model, but it just ended up looking silly and didn't really add anything interesting, so I settled on the amount you see on the model now.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 04, 2013, 04:24:50 PM
Alright, I realise it's been some time since the last update, but I have been far from idle! Apart from a top secret project (more on that soon...), I've been messing around with all kinds of INQ28-related models. Some new threads and blogs - among which the fabulous  Officio Convertorum  (http://convertorum.blogspot.fi/) warrants a special mention - have been a tremendous inspiration, so I have quite a few new things to show you. Most of the following models are still heavily work in progress, so your input on any of these is especially welcome   :thumbsup:

First up, a couple of cultists / hive scum:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480609_sm-Conversion%2C%20Cultist%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Retinue.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480609-Conversion%2C%20Cultist%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Retinue.html)

Just a couple of simple headswaps, these. They'll either end up painted as regular traitors for my Traitor Guard, as some kind of hive scum or even as ragtag followers to an Inquisitor? Not sure yet...

I've also started to build a pretty old-skool Hive Ganger, based on an old Necromunda plastic Orlock:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480607_sm-Conversion%2C%20Hive%20Ganger%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Orlock.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480607-Conversion%2C%20Hive%20Ganger%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Orlock.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480608_sm-Conversion%2C%20Hive%20Ganger%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Orlock.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480608-Conversion%2C%20Hive%20Ganger%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Orlock.html)

Got the plastic starter models from an auction a while ago, and they were in horrible shape! So I am slowly rebuilding this guy (new head and right arm so far). Nothing spectacular yet, although I am thinking of giving him a classic "Mad Max" colour scheme, as soon as it's time to paint the model...  ;)

Then there's this interesting fellow:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480605_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480605-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480606_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480606-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.html)

The base model was a Skaven Herder from the WFB starter box. The addition of a chaos cultist gas mask added a certain je ne sais quoi to the model, although I am lost regarding what hands/weapons to give him (gave away the original warpstone staff he came with) -- any suggestions?

Then there's a mutant based on an old Gorkamorka Orc:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480615_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480615-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480616_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480616-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.html)

Those Crypt Ghoul heads are sooo useful  ;)

And here's a model I am already pretty fond of. I am thinking of him as some kind of sanctioned psyker:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480610_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Psyker%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Sanctioned.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480610-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Psyker%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Sanctioned.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480611_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Psyker%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Sanctioned.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480611-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Psyker%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Sanctioned.html)

The right arm needs a bit of work, of course, to make that thing he holds look more like a sceptre of some sort. Or I could use something a bit more like a staff:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480612_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Psyker%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Sanctioned.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480612-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Psyker%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Sanctioned.html)

(ignore the top of the staff -- that would need to go, of course).

He's just tacked together for now -- any ideas or suggestions?

Oh, and a bitz drop courtesy of Gerner gave me a new and promising head for that WIP-Xenos Inquisitor I posted some time ago:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480614_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Ordo%20Xenos%2C%20Retinue.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480614-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Ordo%20Xenos%2C%20Retinue.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480613_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Ordo%20Xenos%2C%20Retinue.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480613-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Ordo%20Xenos%2C%20Retinue.html)

What do you think?

And finally, I also managed to get something painted -- at least in part... Here's a look at the mutant bounty hunter / tracker based on some Quovandius artwork from the Inquisitor Rulebook:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480617_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480617-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/4/480618_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480618-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.html)

The paintjob's not quite there yet, but I guess you can see where this is headed.

So yeah, that's my unsorted Idea dump for now! Any and all C&C much appreciated, as always!  :thumbsup:

Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Kron on April 04, 2013, 05:11:11 PM
They look great!! I especially like the Mutant and the Ganger, it makes me want to dig out my unpainted Orlock gang that I have had for years but never even used!

The Xenos inquisitor looks great, but then again I would say that considering I did the same.  ;)

Very interesting use of the Skaven Packmaster; I already converted mine into a Warlock Engineer with Doom Rocket; both the 40k and WFB starter sets are such good value and sources for conversions!!

Looking forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 05, 2013, 05:43:46 PM
Thanks a lot, Kron! I agree that most of those starter box models are pure gold, even if it sometimes takes time to find a use for them: That Packmaster came to me along with the two Rat Ogres, and he was really surplus to my requirements. I only realised he could be used for something worthwhile now. Oh well...

Some guys over at Dakka and the Ammobunker pointed me towards using some Crypt Ghoul parts and/or clawed hands or blades on him, and I realised I still had some of the supremely creepy ghoul hands lying around and chose one holding a skull. For the other hand, I used a horrible bladelike contraption from the Talos/Cronos kit. Here's where the model's at right now:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/5/480876_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480876-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/5/480877_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/480877-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Kitbash%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Retinue%2C%20Twist.html)

I also added a bit of greenstuff to build up the neck area. And the rat tail was removed, of course. I am quite pleased with the new developments. What do you guys think?
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Easy E on April 05, 2013, 06:38:38 PM
That blade arm is an inspired addition. 
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on April 07, 2013, 01:06:09 PM
Thanks a lot, Easy E! I already started to get some paint on the gas mask mutant:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/7/481564_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/481564-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/7/481565_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/481565-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/7/481566_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/481566-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip.html)

The model may need some fine tuning, but I think it's getting there. Here's a closeup of that fantastically creepy ghoul hand I mentioned:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/7/481567_sm-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/481567-Conversion%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Inquisitor%2028%2C%20Mutant%2C%20Pip.html)

C&C always welcome!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Kebekoi on May 11, 2013, 09:11:44 PM
 Really love your overall work man!! Your "not to much-not to enough" way of converting, suit my state of mind well.  Very inspirational minis, you're the man responsible for my personnal INQ28 convertion addiction for a week... And now I have to painted those INQ minis, despite the owerhelming amount of work I have this month!!

Shame on YOU!! The Inquisition should be prevent of your unholy use of psychic influence !!

...Or not! ;D

Keep going this way!!

Cheers, Keb.
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: KrautScientist on May 17, 2013, 06:09:46 PM
Cheers, Kebekoi! Glad to hear that I was able to inspire you!

I realise I've been slightly neglectful when it comes to my thread over here, so let me make amends ;) I'll start with the finished version of the gas mask mutant I last posted here:

When I posted the partly painted model over on Dakka, fellow forumite Dreadclaw69 had this to say regarding a possible background for the model:

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Maybe we finally have the answer to the question “Where do servo-skulls come from?” His back story could be;
As a favour to the Inquisitor the Ad-Mech have dispatched this servant of theirs to collect worthy skulls to become servo skulls for his Ad-Mech master the Inquisitor. This individual was captured from a feral world the Ad-Mech were turning into a Forge World, which had a culture of head hunting and collecting the skulls of their enemies. Those indigenous people who were suitable for the purposes of the Ad-Mech became servitors, Skittarri etc. This one was singled out by the Tech Priests. Those skulls deemed unsuitable he keeps for himself, but to what end is unknown.

I loved this idea right away, but it became even more brilliant due to the fact that DexterKong and I had just been having a conversation about one of Inquisitor Antrecht’s recurring enemies, one Inquisitor Fiegmund. My rough background idea for Inquisitor Fiegmund is that he has been horribly injured during a run in with Antrecht’s daemonhost, and I wanted the model to still be showing the scars of that confrontation. I was also looking for a way to have Fiegmund be disabled in some way (blind, for example) due to his injuries. Dexter suggested having him rely on a number of servo-skulls to replace the senses he had lost, and suddenly all the pieces fell into place: The gas masked twist would become a member of Fiegmund’s retinue, tasked with the construction of his servo-skulls. And thus, the Skull Collector was born!

I tried to incorporate this background into the model’s paintjob. A generous helping of Tamiya Clear Red was all it took. Here’s the finished model:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/21/486975_sm-Collector%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Grimdark%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Skull%20Collector.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/486975-Collector%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Grimdark%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Skull%20Collector.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/21/486974_sm-Collector%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Grimdark%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Skull%20Collector.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/486974-Collector%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Grimdark%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Skull%20Collector.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/21/486976_sm-Collector%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Grimdark%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Skull%20Collector.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/486976-Collector%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Grimdark%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Skull%20Collector.html)

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/21/486978_sm-Collector%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Grimdark%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Skull%20Collector.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/486978-Collector%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Grimdark%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Skull%20Collector.html)

I wanted the model to look like it had just finished “cleaning” a skull by carving off all the flesh. Hence the blood (and the bones strewn across the floor).

I remember being immensely inspired when seeing JRN’s  “Servo Skull Collector”  (http://miniatextures.blogspot.de/2012/04/servo-skull-collector-studio-shots.html) some time ago, and after just considering duplicating that idea, I am rather happy I managed to come up with my own take on the whole “Skull Collector” concept in the end. In all fairness, though, this model really only managed into into its own because Dreadclaw69 and Dexter added their brilliant background ideas! And the finished character exactly matches the gothic and sinister atmosphere I will be going for with Inquisitor Fiegmund’s retinue. Here’s a rough sketch of the character’s background so far:

(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/4/21/486977_sm-Collector%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Grimdark%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Skull%20Collector.JPG) (http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/486977-Collector%2C%20Conversion%2C%20Grimdark%2C%20Inq28%2C%20Inquisimunda%2C%20Inquisitor%2C%20Skull%20Collector.html)

The Skull Collector

Ever since being horribly maimed in a fight against Inquisitor Antrecht’s Daemonhost Zalambur, Inquisitor Fiegmund has been heavily dependent on a coterie of servo-skulls. He now employs the services of a small, masked mutant that was originally found by an Adeptus Mechanicus team doing reconstruction work on the derelict hives of the purged world St. Berthold, preparing the cities for resettlement. The mutant would have been executed under normal circumstances, yet he demonstrated an uncanny talent of constructing extremely advanced and effective servo-skulls for some reason, and it is this capacity in which he now serves the Inquisitor. He also seems to be obsessed with the shapes and intricacies of the human cranium, collecting all the skulls he can for his work. And while he uses some of them to build more auxiliary contraptions for Fiegmund, he is allowed to keep some of his bounty, though no one can say to what purpose…


I am actually really happy with the way the character came together! Thanks again to my fellow hobbyists for their suggestions!
As a matter of fact, another small hobby revelation happened, once I posted the model on Dakka. Fellow forumite Two Spartan had this to say:

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That gas mask mutant is fantastic, so creepy. Maybe its because his robotic arm looks kind of insectoid, but I think this little guy is the scariest thing I’ve seen you make. Just imagining him focusing on the skull scraping rapidly at it with that claw, turning it round, scraping some more, examining it to see if there’s any meat still left. Then it pauses and lifts its masked head in your direction and drops the skull.

I initially wanted to reply that this guy would never ever drop a skull, seeing how he is absolutely fascinated with them as objets d’art. But then I started asking myself what would have to happen to actually make him drop a skull. Cue  Fridge Horror…  (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FridgeHorror)

Anyway, let me know what you think!

In any case, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: KrautScientist's INQ28
Post by: Kebekoi on May 17, 2013, 07:36:53 PM
I follow your blog and Ammobunker thread too, so I used to see this  a time ago. I like a lot this BackGround for your creepy little lads. And the WIP minis are as allways very sympathic but I still have  a thing to say about those henchmen of Revas, I prefer from far the first head you choose the shouting one, that those of the WFB empire militia. Despite the fact that i use myself this head, at least the helmet, in a recent conversion, I find this helmet a little bit oversized on a 28 mm mini ...

my 2cts...

Keb.