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The Ordos Majoris - Hobby, Painting and Modelling => Painting and Modelling => Topic started by: seaglen on August 22, 2014, 10:47:16 PM

Title: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on August 22, 2014, 10:47:16 PM
After starting by two other paintin blogs (underhive scum and imperial NPCs), it's time for me to actually begin work on some more prominent characters - mainly agents of the Ordos themselves!

First up is a remake of my old friend's inquisitor - Inquisitor Lucypher Sagrado of the Ordo Malleus.
The original  incarnation of this model was a straight out the packet Covenant, painted with blue armour, and black greatcoat.
Needless to say, this model did not stand the test of time, and as I am recreating old models, I thought I would give him the love he deserves.

The character fell cleanly into the archtype of "self-righteous-knight-paladin"
So I decided the old greatcoat wouldn't do, and went for a more fully armoured close combat "knightly" look to him:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/829/o3xt.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/n1o3xtj)

Wanting to keep the general pose from Covenant and keeping his power falchion to tie him to the old incarnation, I went for a new head courtesy of mr. Jericho, and legs from the Magus - these work great on the Covenant body too by the way!

Opting out of the combat shotgun, I filed it away to keep the iconic book from Covenant and gave him a laspistol as his only ranged weapon.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/811/3dsy.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/mj3dsyj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/856/je2a.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nsje2aj)

Following this, it was time to get rid of all things "chaos-y" and begin a bit of greenstuff work:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/42/e6r1.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/16e6r1j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/713/28v5.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/jt28v5j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/41/dlal.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/15dlalj)

thoughts/comments are welcome!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Heroka Vendile on August 23, 2014, 12:16:45 AM
A Kal Jerico head and Mynarc legs, rare parts to find these days.
Looks like a promising model, as you say he's fairly standard for the archetype, but there's nothing wrong with that. That said while I've seen few, I've haven't seen that many imperial uses of Mynarcs legs over the years, he so should be quite distinctive all the same.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Van Helser on August 23, 2014, 10:53:40 AM
Looks like a badass. I am sure I have a Mynarc lying around. I will have to try the combination with Covenant's torso. Always amazes me that there are new combinations of parts still cropping up these days. I look forward to seeing him painted.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on August 23, 2014, 11:39:54 AM
Many thanks for the feedback!

Yeah I actually have quite a large resource of rare bits and bobs all stored up over the years.
I was away from the UK for a few years but it didn't stop me keeping an eye on eBay!

Yes as for the archetype, this comes from the days when me and my firends first started Inquisitor - from day one really - so our conceptualising of characters wasn't quite as varied as it could have been.
That said, we had great games and found each Inquisitor reflected ourselves in some way - this inquisitor is the typical proud and self-confident knight-paladin you would expect.

as for using the Mynarc legs on an imperial agent, it actually works out pretty good, once you get rid of the chaos arrows and spikey bits. The skull on his knee and waist actually fit in with the Ordo Malleus aesthetic quite well.

As for getting some paint on him, progress has been made.
I am keeping close ties to my friend's original colour scheme, to hopefully see this as a reinvention of the old character with a bit more thought on distinctiveness.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/703/qwcq.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/jjqwcqj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/716/0gt3.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/jw0gt3j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/513/hqgt.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/e9hqgtj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/571/lwhc.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/fvlwhcj)

Comments welcome!



Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on August 23, 2014, 03:51:11 PM
More of an update on the paintjob.

started to fill in details of the gold and trim.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/834/kqtj.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/n6kqtjj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/18/1cs0.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0i1cs0j)

I am going to really uplight the armour to give it a bit more pop and a glint, and also work on dulling the gold down a bit to make it a bit more baroque.


After a bit more time working on the colour of his armour and detailing him a bit more, he is starting to take shape.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/2ER7zT.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p82ER7zTj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/539/Vo6gYe.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ezVo6gYej)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/746/Q8KFsA.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/kqQ8KFsAj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/911/ISxko6.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pbISxko6j)

next up is the difficult part of doing the sword.
I am looking for an ice/crystal look to it.

any suggestions or painting tips to get a "NMM" crystal/ice effect? - something like this: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/293067.page

many thanks and comments welcome!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Van Helser on August 25, 2014, 11:06:09 AM
Looking good.

As for the sword, a simple way of doing it would be to start with a blue at the hilt and blend in more white until you got to a pure white at the tip of the blade. I have done something similar with a fiery effect for a power sword on this Cawdor leader for a Necromunda gang (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/vanhelser/DSCN4405_zpsa2a2f219.jpg).

Ruaridh
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 02, 2014, 10:52:37 AM
So I had an hour or two last night to have a go at the sword.

Luckily I had a spare one lying about to practice on...

The first attempt, as you can see below, was less than satisfactory:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/904/cRu9Gz.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p4cRu9Gzj)

Following this, I decided to do a bit of research into wet blending and the second attempt is looking better.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/P4PQSt.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/idP4PQStj)

It's still not quite the effect I am going for, as I was really after a more "icy" looking blade.
Any suggestions?

Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mang on September 02, 2014, 11:29:21 AM
It looks good, but yes, not quite frosty.
Perhaps try going to the paler blues a little quicker?
Take a look at the Space Wolves dreadnaught -
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Bjorn-the-Fellhanded
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Murderfang
Bjorn's weapon is more like that sword, but you could try painting something more irregular like Murderfang. His claws are lumpy, so that may not work.
I suggest finding something else to practice/play with on first, so you don't end up spoiling the results you have.
 A scrap of plasticard or sprew is ideal.

Good luck!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 02, 2014, 11:54:24 AM
Yes I think I need to keep it paler and blend it a little less dark to keep it looking bright.

My main concern is if it is to blue, it wont stand out against his armour...

Aside from the sword, the next step is to begin getting the gold trim looking crisp, and then start on the details of his face...
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Radu Lykan on September 02, 2014, 12:38:33 PM
second attempt looks a lot better but as suggested it needs lightening up
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 02, 2014, 10:13:33 PM
When it comes to putting NMM techniques to work, the problem is generally that the contrasts aren't sharp enough. If something is shiny, you don't get diffuse reflections, you get sharp specular reflections.
Refraction is tougher than reflection, as it's far harder to mentally visualise the internal dispersing of light... but the point generally remains.

I'd suggest reference material too. Take a look at these:
(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy3/MarcoSkoll/ICECUBES-500x500.jpg)

Lots of really sharp contrasts of light and dark, and less saturated shades too, more Space Wolves Grey than Ice Blue (yes, I'm still using the old colours, they're what I know gorramit).
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 03, 2014, 09:57:55 AM
Many thanks for the feedback and suggestions!

As for the sword being particularly shiny, I;m more after an icy look, similar to those found on large blocks of ice:

(http://static.bbc.co.uk/earthscience/images/ic/640x360/water_and_ice.jpg)

The intended aesthetic would be of crystal/ice, but not slick and transparent.
I do agree that I need to dull down the colours to a less saturated tone.
(don't worry - old names fully understood, I still have a few bottles of Amethyst Purple and Bilious Green lying about!)

Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mang on September 03, 2014, 10:37:55 AM
Amethyst Purple?
I love that colour. Mine died years ago. :'(

Don't worry about it not standing out. As the armour is dark, so long as you keep the sword light it'll stand out nicely.

Light and dark are just as 'contrasty' as contrasting colours.

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2014/08/hobby-quick-and-easy-ice-bases.html
Here's another idea for style/colour choices.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 03, 2014, 03:25:37 PM
Many thanks for the comments - I will try a bit more on the sword in the next few days.

Other updates as of last night:
I've started work on the base, and tidied up some areas and also got a better black for his sleeves etc.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/673/F6SZIM.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ipF6SZIMj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/538/rX6fBT.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/eyrX6fBTj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/GLhc9y.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7GLhc9yj)

He's starting to get there now, and I think the next part is brighten up the gold a bit, and to start work on the face and Hair.
I am probably going for a blonde hair - thoughts?

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/540/XQVQw9.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f0XQVQw9j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/537/Moyu7i.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/exMoyu7ij)


Comments and advice welcome!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mang on September 03, 2014, 09:32:42 PM
Gorgeous.

Brown hair frames the face nicely, but everyone does brown hair.
Blond will contrast nicely with the blue, and is more uncommon. I'd say blond.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 04, 2014, 12:44:54 PM
Thanks for the feedback!

The original incarnation of this character had black hair, and a rather tanned face (using covenants head - he looked quite "samurai-esc")

However, to pay a little homage to my friend who's inquisitor this is based off, I am going for the blonde hair.
You're right about the darker hair framing the face nicely - any suggestions for skin tones to match the model?

Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Van Helser on September 04, 2014, 01:49:58 PM
Blond tends to go with pale, but there are certain aboriginal and polynesian tribes that have dark skin and blond hair (Nabbed this picture off google as an example. (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=blond+polynesian&espv=2&biw=1380&bih=730&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=g18IVO3ZBquh7AbttYG4Aw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=23vGnplaVfzQQM%253A%3BgIlPW_xmH_0tSM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.newswise.com%252Fimages%252Fuploads%252F2008%252F01%252F10%252Ffullsize%252F20_Malaita_-_Lau_blond_girl.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.newswise.com%252Farticles%252Fpolynesians-have-little-genetic-relationship-to-melanesians%3B500%3B334)). The contrast could work well on a miniature.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: renegade thor on September 04, 2014, 04:33:08 PM
if you are still looking for a way to paint a ice blade effect  go to
www.awesomepaintjob.com and look for the lester bursley space wolf tutorial or go on you tube and type in .....How to paint Space Wolves 13th Great Company Space Marine by Lester Bursley and it will bring it straight up .i found it very use full as was quick efective and very eye catching
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 04, 2014, 05:36:39 PM
Aha yes! - great little tutorial.

it seems the single light transgression (rather than the two-shimmer I tried) looks better.

Is this possible without an airbruush?? I'd love to get one, but really am happy working with normal brushes right now.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 09, 2014, 02:16:06 PM
After having a little play last night, I managed to get a bit better at the sword:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/538/7Eg383.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ey7Eg383j)

I am still unhappy with the result however - I'm not sure what's lacking but it still looks off...

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/912/Wi5Qbb.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pcWi5Qbbj)

Maybe its just the use of a brush and not airbrush that is giving me a little less "sheen"?
I will still try to optimise the colours to give me a more icy look.


I've also done a little more to the base. I'm always happy when I get to the point of basing a miniature, as they really start to look more completed.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/cY1eWH.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/idcY1eWHj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/674/Yu2POX.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/iqYu2POXj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/540/aeK9X2.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f0aeK9X2j)

There is still a lot to do on this guy at the moment, but doing the base is a nice distraction from the hair/face/bags areas I've neglected!

Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Van Helser on September 09, 2014, 03:38:19 PM
That sword really is coming on leaps and bounds. I would be tempted to add a couple of splashes of colour to the base. Perhaps bright orange rust?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 09, 2014, 05:29:20 PM
Yes a bit of rust may be a good idea.
The drain actually has an imperial eagle design that runs down the "bars" - I was unsure to do this in gold.
The Imperium is known to venerate the Emperor, but gilding the drain covers? is that too far?

Thanks for the feedback about the sword - I think I just have to get the right amount of dark-to-light and mid blue correct..
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 11, 2014, 10:42:27 AM
Ok, time for a slight update to the inquisitor:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/674/EjQTFc.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/iqEjQTFcj)

I have now started popping more highlights onto bags/pouches and the book on his back:
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/673/egKo6P.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ipegKo6Pj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/540/AvZLF9.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f0AvZLF9j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/743/VBOmwy.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/knVBOmwyj)
 
(a few slight splashes of colour where they shouldn't be - these will be tidied up!)


And on to the main update - the hair. I've gone for a blonde colour - it's not quite finished, but I am really looking for feedback about the colour.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/673/SQLQ8z.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ipSQLQ8zj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/540/tALHRR.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f0tALHRRj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/Jowo0s.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/idJowo0sj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/538/tjZzoP.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/eytjZzoPj)


 Is it too light/fake/yellow? - anyone have some suggestions about ow to get a better colour for the blonde? I was thinking a brown/yellow wash with some more bone coloured highlights?
Help/advice would be appreciated!

I've also lightened the skin a tad - this still needs a few washes to blend the colours and to get the face looking better.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/537/6Ls8dk.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ex6Ls8dkj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/6Zf4fb.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p56Zf4fbj)


Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Van Helser on September 12, 2014, 10:42:53 AM
Don't be scared of making the highlights too bright for both the hair and face. For a platinum blond, going all the way up to pure white for the extreme highlights. I would wash before proceeding to really add shadows to the recesses.

The backpack and details are looking good too.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 12, 2014, 05:32:44 PM
Thanks for the feedback.

I've popped a bit more highlights into the hair and cleaned up a few more details:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/742/JlZdeD.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/kmJlZdeDj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/peC3Me.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5peC3Mej)

I also cleaned up the purity seal with the intention of adding writing - a little wary of adding this as it may ruin the colouration!
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/904/ZESrfO.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p4ZESrfOj)

I've also began shading the face, but this will take some time to get right I feel...

Following this, I added the red lenses for the shoulder auspex (or whatever it's meant to be), getting a nice blend on them:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/4yTLPN.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/id4yTLPNj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/540/TK3w56.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f0TK3w56j)

thoughts and comment very welcome!
(I am already aware of the brown paint splash near the bags on his shoulder guard that needs a blue touch-up!)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/674/oOlCvY.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/iqoOlCvYj)

EDIT: just threw some effects on this guy for fun:
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/537/P0X4cj.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/exP0X4cjj)


The more I look at the white sword, the more a pale colouration is growing on me - I will strip that spare tonight and see if I can find a nice balance of NMM and crisp icyness that I will go with...
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Covenant on October 01, 2014, 10:37:57 AM
I reckon you're almost there with the sword if you mirror both sides down its length. Maybe varnish it quite heavily as well.

(http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s587/Covenan7/Mobile%20Uploads/7Eg383a_zps7c88fcfd.jpg)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 14, 2016, 11:47:12 AM
Huge thread necromancy!

So as I am getting back into the swing of things hobby-wise, I am getting back to actually restoring my Inquisitorial agents.

As far as the Inquisitor above goes, I have had him sitting on a shelf for a while, with the sword still left unpainted!! - hopefully by next week I will feel brave enough to actually finish it off.

on another note, I am currently working on a reimagination of my other friends Inquisitor character...

(much like the blue-clad guy above was the main character from one friend's warbands, this next guy is the main character from a second friend. Long story short, we were a group of four school friends who got into Inquisitor as soon as it came out all those years ago, and since then have kept in touch through our adult lives. I am planning on recreating each friend's inquisitors and characters - with tweaks and reimaginations of the archtypes/aesthetics etc. The blue guy above is one friend's reinvention of his character, and the guy below will be the second guy's main character).
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: RobSkib on January 14, 2016, 11:52:22 AM
Beautiful! Despite there being a finite and dwindling number of Inq bits in circulation, people are still coming up with combinations I've not seen before. A nice clean and crisp paintjob too - I like that you can see your own skills progress with blending with the subsequent images of the frostblade.

Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 14, 2016, 12:32:38 PM
Yes it's really nice to recreate these models but with the painting skills i Have nowadays compared to what they were like back then!

My second friend's character was a fallen inquisitor - a psyker and all-rounder.


He was based off of the Eisenhorn model, with both hands swapped out for pistols, and a Keeper of Secrest's sword on his back. I actually managed to get the original from my mate for reference! -

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/IqXuLt.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p8IqXuLtj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/L4FOOG.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5L4FOOGj)

As you can see, the painting style from back then was very different from today! - I do plan on keeping the same colour scheme and ideas from my friend's original character in homage to it...


I have tweaked the loadout and idea behind the model, making him a fallen interrogator who has completely embraced Slaneesh and let his ego and ambition get the better of him. He still has a pair of laspistols, and a Daemon sword as his loadout, but will be considderably weaker than his old counterpart.

I wanted to change the base of the model too, so used the Eldar ranger, but with Eisenhorn's arms and Mynarc's head - this ties his pose in with the original, and gives him a more evil look too....

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/IG2C2h.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5IG2C2hj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/SabRqR.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5SabRqRj)

(I shaved off all the Eldar bits, and added a Slaneesh icon to his necklace)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/903/Fr92sE.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p3Fr92sEj)

The lasgun was made by bashing together all sorts of guns, and the hilt of the sword is from the old chaos sorcerer. 

The original character had a familiar that resided in the hilt of the sword that would emerge and act as a sneaky little pest in game (i will be keeping this, as i like the idea of a familiar emerging from the hilt, and still have the familiar model from the sorcerer too!)

https://www.trolleymania.com/filebank/Merchants/forbiddenpower/Products/Sorcerer-of-Chaos.jpg


With regards to painting, I will be keeping the blues/blacks/golds of the original friend's paint scheme, and just trying to tie him in with the old character...

more to come soon!


 
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: RobSkib on January 14, 2016, 01:10:19 PM
Very nice! I love the pose, it really screams "Yeah? You want some too?"
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 14, 2016, 02:46:19 PM
Quote
it really screams "Yeah? You want some too?"

Haha yep - that was the idea (another homage to my friend too!)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Alyster Wick on January 15, 2016, 02:24:57 AM
Damn, that is a really great parts combo on the radical interrogator. I'm definitely giving my Mynarc head a closer trim after seeing what you've done w/ the hair/horn. I could actually swing that full combination of parts if I disassemble an Eldar Assassin I have (because really, when am I going to use an Eldar assassin in a game?) and am kind of tempted to do my own riff off of that design. Could make a great Rogue Trader or radical Xenos Inquisitor. I've also being reading Van's Xanthite sourcebook, so the time could be ripe for a proper Chaotician...

Regardless, you have really great parts combinations on this entire thread. I am thoroughly tempted to steal them all.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Aurelius on January 15, 2016, 02:39:17 AM
More great stuff here - let's see that inquisitor finished. For the blonder hair don't be afraid to highlight all the way up to white, but just do it sparingly rather than on every strand. I use Vallejo Iraqi Sand as my blonder colour, it's a touch more 'realistic' and less yellowy. Don't know what you are worried about with the sword, looks really slick for being painted by hand!
The big chaos symbol on the back made be chuckle, I have some rather crude conversions from my first take on Inquisitor all those years ago too.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Radu Lykan on January 15, 2016, 09:30:51 AM
The slaaneshi guy is looking good or rather he looks bad :) just from a quick glance you get the impression you would rather not know this guy, that's before we see the daemon infested sword on his back :)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Lord Borak on January 15, 2016, 12:30:00 PM
Great stuff man. The pose looks great and the parts work very well together. Out of curiosity, did you ever finish your Inquisitors sword?
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 15, 2016, 05:22:00 PM
Hi all,

updates to come soon!

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I could actually swing that full combination of parts
Just as a heads up - the Eisenhorn arms needed a dremmel to them to get them remotely thin enough to look passable on the Eldar's body.

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The big chaos symbol on the back made be chuckle
- I know! - it was a while back. I am going to recreate some sort of chaos iconography, albeit a little more subtly...


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Out of curiosity, did you ever finish your Inquisitors sword?
  -  not yet, but I plan to by next week!!

EDIT - here's a few more progress shots of the Slanesshi:

Here he is next his original counterpart:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/903/zp09Wk.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p3zp09Wkj)

I will be trying to keep him in the same colours and schemes as before...

I've started to bring the blues up, and begun work on the skin at last:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/3ALE6G.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p83ALE6Gj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/Ul2GBX.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/paUl2GBXj)

One really remarkable thing that came out of this guy so far, was the fact that I've discovered old GW paints stand up to the test of time much better than their modern day counterparts!

this little pot was the original colour used for the Slaneshii's sword, and after opening it up, IT STILL WORKS PERFECTLY!!

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/rzgjes.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/parzgjesj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/633/P1T5Tp.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/hlP1T5Tpj)

I then began to bring up the golds/blacks and greys:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/FFJJ8P.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7FFJJ8Pj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/633/UUea6u.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/hlUUea6uj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/mXWHkG.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p8mXWHkGj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/QNFWN8.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5QNFWN8j)

I then started working on the trim, and the sword details a little more, and based his familiar:
(my friend's original familiar is the painted one - I may repaint and give him two?...)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/LXlfzD.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7LXlfzDj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/oD9Hnp.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/paoD9Hnpj)


the pink on the hilt will be shaded and merged in more, and not quite as bright when finished...

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/RWmwug.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p8RWmwugj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/em2bb7.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7em2bb7j)

Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: RobSkib on January 18, 2016, 12:28:31 PM
Very nice! I was trying to place where that laspistol had come from, and I think that lick of paint has made it clearer - is that a cut down pump action shotgun as the gun body?
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 18, 2016, 01:35:52 PM
It is indeed!
Just one of those tiny bits I snipped off, an kept lying around - add a lasgun muzzle and there you have it!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 28, 2016, 01:48:05 PM
Small update on the Inquisitor's sword - I tried a different effect to get the reflective nature of the sowrd across:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/VEgAyo.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5VEgAyoj)

thoughts? - I'm not too sold on it, as I think the blue is a little too Royal blue, and not "ice blue" enough.
feedback appreciated!

thansk!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Van Helser on January 30, 2016, 09:00:00 AM
I think to get the blue looking lighter you could try adding more contrast - make it darker towards the hilt, and blend in some more icy blue before hitting white at the point.

I do like that oversized sword on the Radical's back. The use of the familiar is a great touch. For those struggling to see how a mortal could wield a weapon that big, then maybe a shameless plug of one of the new daemon weapon abilities I am adding to the Xanthite sourcebook may help -

Weightless[\b]
The daemon bears the weight of the blade on its non-corporeal back, rendering it feather light and swift in the hands of its bearer. The weapon weighs nothing in terms of encumbrance and there are no strength requirements to bear the weapon. Additionally, the weapon has a 0% parry penalty.


Ruaridh
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 15, 2021, 05:27:57 PM
Another bit of necromancy on this thread! - Again, almost 4 years to the day!

I've still not finished the blue inquisitor's sword effect - I promise to do so soon.

In the meantime, I've now gone back to the slanneshi inquisitor and brought him up to speed:

(https://i.imgur.com/DFEZZNl.jpg)

All detail is now more pronounced and i've begun working on his face - i'm slowly getting better at these as time goes by, but man they can be tricky....


(https://i.imgur.com/MjxNcTS.jpg)

I still need to finish the purple daemon hilt on the sword too...
(https://i.imgur.com/cvVdCf6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pc8gGY3.jpg)

Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on January 16, 2021, 01:48:29 PM
I'm liking the sleeves and sword on this guy.
I think I can see some edge highlighting on some elements of this?
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 16, 2021, 02:37:39 PM
Thanks - yeah ive begun work on highlighting all edges now, including the sword too:

(https://i.imgur.com/I3EJlU8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NmFSNp0.jpg)

Ive also started on his two vampiric familiars:

(https://i.imgur.com/nMSa0Z8.jpg)



And on another note, Ive also finished off the blue inquisitor's sword and final touches!

(https://i.imgur.com/1IZkTMA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mN3k6tv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8yhX7MW.jpg)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mentirius on January 16, 2021, 02:57:38 PM
These are great, a really inventive use of familiar parts and the paint job on the blue Inquisitor is especially phenomenal.  I never quite got the hang of highlighting edges consistently like that.  The daemon sword on Slaaneshi dude is coming along very nicely too. 

On top of the modelling/painting expertise on display here, you've also managed to get multiple hobby threads back into a somewhat active state at the same time, for which I can only salute you!  Been far too quite on here of late; too much of that and people will start thinking we're all dead.  So many half-finished projects from years ago that I'd love to see completed...

Three cheers for necromancy! :)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 16, 2021, 04:47:41 PM
Many thanks for the kind words !

The blue was my first real attempt at this kind of highlighting, which was in turn inspired by one of Lord Borak's miniatures in his thread.
(He's far better than me at painting however!)

Yeah this past week has given me a second wind when it comes to the projects I had on the shelves. Hopefully you'll all see more come out of the woodwork as I dust off the old boxes too!!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on January 17, 2021, 11:13:25 AM
I'm still working on my own highlights - I find that blue is much easier than black or worse, white!
Blue and red are easier than green, all easier than black which is easier than yellow or white.
Highlighting is a perpetual pain to do.

Your work on the blue looks great, so you're absolutely on the right track there.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 17, 2021, 11:49:23 PM
Ah yes, the dreaded yellow. Still never really attempted a good go at it.

On the note of black and green highlights, more to come on these as Iíve been rebooting my first ever inquisitor model this afternoon!

Inquisitor Drachtenburg, originally made back in 2001 out of covenant with some odd weapon swaps, face plate and terrible paint job,  now updated and almost ready for painting!
Old:
(https://i.imgur.com/DG8Ltxi.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/lAKI15r.png)

He then went for a redesign years later in about 2013 - kept his green armour, got a black trench coat and a tidier looking golden shotgun:

(https://i.imgur.com/hUn3QtY.jpg)

And now reborn in 2020! Still has the shotgun and elder sword, and picked up a shuriken pistol on his travels!

(https://i.imgur.com/iak0sYY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6yj5kFF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xL9qvOE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/B79jCeC.jpg)



Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on January 18, 2021, 07:48:08 AM
Wow, that's an awful lot of conversions of the same model over that period!
I guess it shows how he's grown and changed over his career.
I'm guessing he's been paint-stripped multiple times?
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 18, 2021, 09:16:07 AM
Yeah heís certainly been my most consistent character.
I also like the idea of him maturing and updating as each rendition of him was made.
Hopefully thisíll be his final incarnation - need to add the faceplate too! Forgot about that...
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mentirius on January 18, 2021, 03:08:21 PM
Ah, this takes me back...in game injuries resulting in models being overhauled between sessions, usually to replace limbs with bionics or similar, was a staple of my old gaming group, though I'd be inclined to just make additional models after a certain point (E.G. when an acolyte went full cyborg after some really crippling damage).  Nice to see the model's evolution over the years all there in one post.  Imperial Guard arms on Covenant's torso is an old favourite of mine; the cuffs really work with the embossed breastplate and greatcoat.  I agree about adding the mask to the latest one though - Eisenhorn's head is a wonderful sculpt (he all is really) but it appears so often as a result that it's nice see a bit of greenstuff on there once in a while.  One day I'll get around to giving one a gigantic bristly beard as long as his arm...
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 18, 2021, 08:01:17 PM
Yes it's been fun basically looking back on all our group's characters and ideas, and models.
Especially over the last few weeks having time to reflect and reboot them with more nuanced characters and updated models to boot!

last to receive the overhaul is the hulking form of my friend's old Inquisitor - Hector Ro'dox:
(The original incarnation was a straight out of the box Tyrus, painted all brass)

(https://i.imgur.com/fhhSPvt.jpg)

Using Tyrus for the most part, but swapping out the absurdly large pauldrons for smaller ones (knee pads from a dreadnought), swapping to Joseph's head and arms, he'll be wielding a huge thunder hammer - any suggestion for the hammer head??


(https://i.imgur.com/sZciAlA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lwO1pM4.jpg)

Getting the arms to fit was a dremmel nightmare that took all afternoon - but happy in the end once i get the milliput out to tidy him up.

Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: cymrilian on January 18, 2021, 10:10:31 PM
i would never have thought it, but those arms work really well on tyrus.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on January 19, 2021, 09:08:58 AM
That's a good parts combo, although it looks like Josef has a hard time seeing over the rim of that decorative collar!

For the hammer-head, I've received at least one version (now resold on ebay after modelling and painting http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2781.0) where some of the head was there, but the impact point was replaced by plasticard (I had to add some extra gubbins to properly 40k it up).

Alternatively, you might want to look at missile pods from various vehicle/battlesuit weapons to see what can be combined (and then gubbinsed up - it's a word now) to get the look you're going for, whether cylindrical, or boxy.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 21, 2021, 12:50:13 PM
Thanks for the suggestions!

Haha yep that collar is going to give him repetetive strain injury I'm sure. Looks cool though...

For the hammer - I found the perfect bit!  - from the new Deathwatch veterans box, the double-handed thunder hammer. It even has a couple of =][= motifs on. Perfect!

(https://i.imgur.com/ELkMeXJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EplszaW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bTU5SU3.jpg)

Next questions:
* Do I make the middle section of the handle a larger diameter? I could try to repurpose a bit of the gripped handle from the plastic hammer handle too...?

* What detail do I stick in the inner pauldrons? Those plain surfaces are asking for a detail or two...
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 22, 2021, 01:01:32 AM
So Iíve added a few brass details to the pauldrons that Iím happy with.

(https://i.imgur.com/qXJXBaB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Xlj1uyO.jpg)

Iím thinking a nice burnished brass armour for him.

Iíve also finished sculpting Drachtenbirgís infamous eye plate on to the latest incarnation of him:

(https://i.imgur.com/2K9dpPH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yVHVZUq.jpg)

Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on January 22, 2021, 08:31:43 AM
My suggestion for the handle would be carefully wrapping some sort of binding around it (using GS or other putty).
Sort of like bandages, or parchment, or even leather straps.
If you took the parchment route, it could be long and lengthy liturgical sermons or other puritanical writings, or scripture down the haft of the hammer.
And that's a fantastic choice for the head of the hammer.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 22, 2021, 05:42:10 PM
My suggestion for the handle would be carefully wrapping some sort of binding around it (using GS or other putty).
Sort of like bandages, or parchment, or even leather straps.

First ever time attempting this - Thanks for the recommendation mcjomar. I think it came out ok:

(https://i.imgur.com/1bsyw4G.jpg)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on January 23, 2021, 08:49:31 AM
Yeah, that's looking pretty good - and that's a nicely placed purity seal. I find purity seals on imperial models can also be used to hide a bevy of modelling sins (I've got a 28mm flamer guardsman for KillTeam who is absolutely bedecked in purity seals and parchment to cover up a few parts joins and odd mistakes, and subsequently to suggest that he is extremely faithful).
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 28, 2021, 01:07:36 AM
Aha yep the purity seals are a godsend when it comes to joins and the like!!

Iíve just put the fist layer of paint on him - Iím going for a burnished bronze on the end (nowhere near this bright gold, donít worry!)
He is a brazen and bombastic ordo hereticus member however, so will certainly stand out in the crowd!

(https://i.imgur.com/m3hvkgl.jpg)

Iím thinking cream robe sleeves, with dark red trim, and a silver/blue hammer head?
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mentirius on January 28, 2021, 03:08:37 PM
That all sounds good to me...I like how chunky and angry this guy is; power armour and a two-handed hammer is such a great visual combo.  I agree about that purity seal too - very well placed, and the fact the little streamers are following the direction of his movement is the icing on the cake.

I remember struggling a bit back in the day, trying to get a good bronze finish that wasn't too dark or too golden...  I'm looking forward to seeing how it's done! :P
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 29, 2021, 12:53:48 AM
Many thanks!
Update on the chunky ordo hereticus - I had a look for a good bronze tutorial and basically copied the one from GW for the sisters of silence:
https://youtu.be/96RYPJIbJ_k

I think it actually came out ok, isnít too gold and bright, with nice depth thanks to the purple glaze.

(https://i.imgur.com/g2ufxAZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OvhIjSl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/t6V29ym.jpg)

Next question for colour choices are:
- colour for all the cables?
- do I make the gauntlet the same bronze, or do it iron/steel?
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mentirius on January 29, 2021, 09:47:35 PM
That is indeed a very pleasing bronze effect.  I think personally I'd lean towards tying the gauntlet into the armour by making it bronze as well, but having it echo the hammerhead could also fit.  Cables...is a tricky one.  It depends how many colours you want in the palette really, as pretty much every bold colour goes well with large areas of metal. Red is the simple choice to tie the cables in with the sleeves and purity seals, but I could see purple, green or blue working too.  Sorry these are such vague opinions!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on January 30, 2021, 03:14:52 PM
I like my cables to be primary colours (or something bold) so you get the "cut the red wire, no cut the blue wire" stuff going on.

RE: the bronze, that's looking great. I wierdly feel like it's a bit bare in some ways though - like maybe if there was writing "carved" into the plate (like scripture or something). But I know how crazy that level of work/detail would be so maybe ignore me on that!!

Wierdly I'm left wondering if it's worth building one or more screens on the inside of that collar - they could show images sent fromc ameras in the heads of each of the alcoved figures in the collar? Sort of a thing where he does not look directly at that which is beneath him and impure sort of thing, and anything which is visible to him above the collar is either to be respected (or worshipped if it is of the Emperor), or it is in need of smiting with his hammer/fist (powerfist?).

I'd be inclined towards making the fist like the power-armour to differentiate it from the hammer he bears.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on January 31, 2021, 12:35:50 AM
@mentirius - yep, went with the gauntlet matching the bronze armour and happy with that. Youíre right, it helps differentiate from the hammer.

@mcjomar - I took you up on the red/blue wire combo for the cables, I think it worked out ok!
That concept you laid out for the screens is wild and amazing! Love the idea behind it for him to detach from those not worthy. Although at this stage, and with my limited modelling capabilities, Iíd probably mess it up!!

Iíve also finished more of his face and skin, and highlights, as well as details on the hammer and other areas.

(https://i.imgur.com/HkkHmT6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0IfsQwj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tBvo6Pj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nhscRXi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3eXUYis.jpg)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: maglash1017 on February 01, 2021, 01:43:49 PM
This model is coming along really well, exited to see the final result.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on February 01, 2021, 09:59:56 PM
Thanks!

Finished miniature - just completed this evening:

(https://i.imgur.com/fSSEreZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qcAK9iO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UsT8hWu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kT4HAE9.jpg)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mentirius on February 01, 2021, 10:28:18 PM
That is still such a pleasing bronze...  I love the purity seals too, even more now they have script on them.  Well done once again mate.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on February 02, 2021, 08:56:09 AM
Very solid mini - the work on the metal is brilliant.
I also really like the work on the hammer.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: maglash1017 on February 02, 2021, 03:48:20 PM
Awesome model, colours are muted and simple in a way that blends really well with the bronze. I think the red might be a little too muted though? Might just be the photo's.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on February 03, 2021, 09:06:07 AM
Many thanks all, Iím really happy with the final result.
Yeah the red on the sleeves is a little muted, but think Iíll leave it as is for now.
Any thoughts on whether I should do the script work on the sleeves a different colour, or just keep them a uniform colour?
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on February 03, 2021, 10:29:34 AM
I'm usually tempted to highlight with those arms - but perhaps merely in a different shade of red/orange?
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mentirius on February 03, 2021, 06:02:06 PM
I'd probably end up picking out the words on his red sleeves in gold or silver, echoing E.G. his left knee plate in general style, although that would be a pretty bold move and it is fine in red really. 
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on February 03, 2021, 11:43:31 PM
 Yeah I think you may be right Menterius - Iím going to give it a day or so and probably go back and add the script in a different colour after all!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on February 09, 2021, 06:44:27 PM
Iíve gone back and added the script on the sleeves, and very glad I did:
(https://i.imgur.com/f673dVt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dhL4M9E.jpg)

All finished!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: kierkegaard on February 09, 2021, 10:07:29 PM
Great work - it looks so much better with the lettering on the sleeves picked out.

I particularly like the blue tinge on the metal of the hammer head.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mentirius on February 09, 2021, 11:50:32 PM
Aye, that is definitely an improvement on the sleeves now that I've seen it done.  This guy reminds me of the vibe I get from the original Inquisitor rulebook art; hardly any black on him and yet still so Gothic.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on February 10, 2021, 12:37:11 AM
Yeah heís certainly got the same menace as the cover art (plus the inability to see his toes)

Next up for inquisitorial agents will be a reboot of my friends acolyte
The original model my friend made was inspired by this artwork:
(https://i.imgur.com/cf4VcpF.jpg)

I even managed to dig out his old 2001 half-finished model!
(https://i.imgur.com/Kv1oLHK.jpg)

This was considered a pretty decent kitbash  for us back in the day!
Iíll be rebooting the model, trying to make it more in line with the artwork, and keep the red and black colours my friend decided on.
Iíll also probably go the route of using the demon huntress as a base.

I may change the gun to a melta weapon too, as I have a few 54mm bits Iíve been wanting to use...
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: kierkegaard on February 11, 2021, 06:58:42 PM
If I recall correctly, PrecinctOmega made a model inspired by that artwork that used a Severina/Sevora body from the feet up to the stomach, and a 40k plastic space marine's chest armour (I can't find a photo anywhere, so I can't tell you what arms and head he used.)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on February 11, 2021, 07:04:41 PM
@kierkegaard - yes Iíve seen that one before !
Funnily enough, it was also red/black if I recall.
Was there ever a colour version of the original artwork wherein it was red, or did precinct omega and my friend just have the same taste in palette for the black and white art...?

EDIT - I think this might be the one?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/precinctomega/Inquisitor/ki1.png
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: kierkegaard on February 12, 2021, 07:17:41 PM
Yes, that is the model I was thinking of.

I have never seen a colour version of the picture, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't exist (or maybe black and red were just the obvious and popular choices for colour schemes.)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on February 23, 2021, 07:09:29 PM
Slight update on my inquisitor reboot - heís got a little more colour on him now:

(https://i.imgur.com/eerlbA2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vtIqN8M.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SiH4rfF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/amW5PJ8.jpg)

The shuriken pistol and sword will go a nice wraithbone colour, and Iím still trying to figure out the greatcoat. Cracked black leather most likely, but any suggestions on a pattern?
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on February 24, 2021, 09:53:10 PM
Iíve also made more progress with some resin casts and have got the demonhuntress torso and legs sorted.

Theyíre now forming the base of the inquisitor Pelagia art-to-model project:

(https://i.imgur.com/6vgxCIe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/myIjFJi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5nEtSQo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NxtEqXe.jpg)

Itís quite hard to make out from the pictures, but the detail wasnít too bad - a few air bubbles but I can fill.
Iíve taken a dremmel to her torso to refelct the art better. More to follow!

Pose looks roughly the same too:

(https://i.imgur.com/cf4VcpF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PAigmsV.jpg)

Iím currently casting up a bi ch of heads for a necromunda-style 80s neon gang and casting the demon huntress head too to use as a base for the above model :)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: cymrilian on February 25, 2021, 05:46:00 AM
its a great start. with the right head, it should look really good

(and what is an 80s style neon gang?)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on February 27, 2021, 12:16:32 AM
Many thanks!
For the head I went and recast the demon huntress head in resin, so I could shave off the hair.

Heres some more of the sculpting work, and then the first layers of paint!

(https://i.imgur.com/ZJ7OTF7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KiF84Ck.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Xo5HXLv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JfihrWM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tY2M7zl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/L7VhSw0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vsXkUB5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lg84oTO.jpg)

Lots more highlighting and detail to do, but itís taking shape.
(https://i.imgur.com/efn1rb3.jpg)

And one that reflects the art:
(https://i.imgur.com/ufXoEWZ.png)(https://i.imgur.com/WtRvFr7.jpg)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on March 03, 2021, 06:46:40 PM
Aaaaaannndd! Itís finished!

(https://i.imgur.com/gmUCLxP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0wMxKKw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/urG39Jm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7wHVUwV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Fh3QgzV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wqXceS1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AQicso4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eqHYcAm.jpg)

Her little rodent friend on the base is an ANCIENT mini from the original hero quest box, I believe!

(https://i.imgur.com/XxP5pDy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/j66MyX1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MX1kDgV.jpg)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: cymrilian on March 03, 2021, 06:55:24 PM
very nice. and the blue eyeshadow is genius. it really makes the face.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on March 04, 2021, 12:10:12 AM
Ah thanks!
As for making the face, I might go back and try to correct the nose. The resin cast I made didnít come out perfectly so I could try to fix it a little..?
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on March 04, 2021, 07:06:56 AM
For me, I'm really liking the effort on the weathering for the armour, and the work on the gun.
It all comes together really well.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on March 04, 2021, 11:48:24 PM
Many thanks!
This finished model means one of my friendís warbands is now rebooted and complete:

(https://i.imgur.com/PUZQ2dj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Nh1i5ld.jpg)

Iíve also managed to get a little more paint on my own inquisitorís rebooted model this eve:
(https://i.imgur.com/j28gJwo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lMKi3Qz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XsZ3MS9.jpg)

Iím really happy with the wraithbone, but still need to finish off more details.
Im also a little stuck on how else to make the model pop a little more, and to tie the whole thing together, as Something just feels missing so far....

(https://i.imgur.com/v6gSYmp.jpg)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on March 05, 2021, 07:38:49 AM
Obvious kneejerk is the highlighting and tidying up of any black elements, and the base.
Outside of this, however, is the consideration of any symbols (or other decoration) on the lower portion of the model.

The original ootb version of that mini (I forget his name) has the Inquisition symbol dead centre, split by the opening of the coat.
I did something similar for a xanathite with a symbol taken from The Secret World (Legends) TSW/SWL Dragon faction, split in the same way.
However, you could consider wrapping symbols around the hem of the coat instead, similar to one of the older 28mm eldar farseer minis, which had a section of hem on their inner robe specifically for that when painted as biel-tan (I've got a picture buried somewhere...).
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: MoeGee on March 06, 2021, 04:15:34 PM
that's some phantom of the opera type [EXCOMMUNICATE] there. looks good!
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on March 13, 2021, 09:27:17 PM
Ah yep, back in 2001 a faceplate was about the crux of my greenstuff ability, so I had to keep it on the reboot.

Not a huge amount of progress, but a bit more in the way of highlighting and work on the face:
(https://i.imgur.com/SbPrIOB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YmZTLsN.jpg)



Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: maglash1017 on March 16, 2021, 11:37:58 AM
Some really cool stuff here. Maybe some red freehand on the robe would give it that little extra? Some decoration on the lower portion as mcjomar pointed out.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: Mentirius on March 16, 2021, 03:59:27 PM
Looking good so far!  I could see some red bits working, in moderation.  Dominant black with gold and silver accents is my personal favourite colour scheme for Imperial Agents, so really this is firing on all cylinders for me as it stands...but freehand almost always beats none if you can pull it off (which I've seen ample evidence you can), and freehand over black is easy to erase if it doesn't work out.
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: seaglen on September 17, 2021, 03:48:44 PM
Update and heís also done.
Decided to keep the greatcoat simple, but added a rune to his collection of xenos trinkets.

(https://i.imgur.com/h10ev5Q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/24umttU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QMU0nPQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Afxq8Rh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wb7hiNf.jpg)

Happy with his face and eyes (singular?) too
(https://i.imgur.com/FFgKWbq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Wpu5Xry.jpg)
Title: Re: My Agents of the Inquisition
Post by: mcjomar on September 18, 2021, 09:23:58 AM
Very solid clean painting, nice work!

I feel like his battlecoat thing (the bottom half, it's not really a skirt), could maybe do with slightly more highlighting on the creases in the clothing, but that's about all, honestly (and if you don't want to go that far, that's fine too, as he does look great as-is).