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Offline seaglen

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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #105 on: February 11, 2021, 06:11:49 PM »
Apologies for the double post - more layers on the psyker and prospector:










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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2021, 06:54:28 PM »
I think that is an excellent choice of colour scheme for the prospector, and both paintjobs are great.

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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #107 on: February 13, 2021, 12:50:54 AM »
Many thanks Kierkegaard - glad I am doing the model justice!
Iíve just finished most of the paint job now (just have to finish the base):

Seeing as itís a special model, it got a dab of this old classic for the goggle lenses!


And hereís the final job:








The glistening green metallic goggles look far better in real life. Hard to get a good shot of the reflective lenses with a camera.



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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #108 on: February 13, 2021, 09:30:46 AM »
Fantastic job on both minis.
Loving that weathering.
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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #109 on: February 13, 2021, 03:35:10 PM »
I'll second that - these are both excellent, and three cheers for Glistening Green!  I used to love that stuff.

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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #110 on: March 23, 2021, 08:29:58 PM »
Slight update after a few weeks hiatus.

After using the head from this tin medieval doctor model, Iíve got round to kitbashing the body into an administratum servant/ecclesiastical monk.




Using slicks balding head went well, and I quite like how short and diminutive he is.
Heís carrying a lantern made from the old cities of death lamp post, and a las pistol made from a las gun barrel and a shotgun body.




Heíll mainly be used as an objective in-game rather than a playable character.

Main question is:
What colour robes? Administratum grey, or ecclesiastical beige, or another colour?

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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #111 on: March 24, 2021, 08:23:14 PM »
good work :)
regarding size - it's often commented that different heights is more acceptable in inquisitor - everyone scales different on different planets!

I have a recollection beige is standard and the trim is different colour according to role, i think from Jes Goodwin's book but i could be mis-remembering :)
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« Reply #112 on: March 24, 2021, 11:05:53 PM »
Ah yep Iíve already got a priest or two in beige (which I love) but wanted to make him a little more generic. I ended up going for an earthy brown with a little beige in the end.

Heís still needing finishing touches and a base, but heís getting there:





I also found a good recipe for heat oxidation which Iíve been wanting to try. Iím happy as it makes the laspistol look like a well used hand-me-down.

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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #113 on: March 25, 2021, 08:10:19 AM »
That heat patination looks great.
And I'm loving the model design in general.
I get the feeling that the hem of his robes will be a bit dirty given how long they are.
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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #114 on: March 25, 2021, 03:33:16 PM »
Agreed on all counts - another awesone model, the heat patina is very convincing, colours well chosen and I love the lantern/censor thing.  His being on the short side seems appropriate for an NPC who is not intended as a larger-than-life heroic figure...on top of the natural variations within and between planetary populations, his diet and general health would probably be terrible compared to anyone who works directly for an Inquisitor.

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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #115 on: March 27, 2021, 07:55:06 PM »
And heís all done!

@mcjomar - yeah thanks for the tip about weathering on the hem.






Iím really happy with the decal on the gun too!


Feedback welcome!

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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #116 on: March 31, 2021, 11:25:58 PM »
Next up Iím sticking with a ministorum theme.

Iíve wanted to use Josephís body for something, but always been a little put off by the pose.
However, Iíve had in the back of my mind a really high-ranking priest, or perhaps a cardinal.

I like the idea of his more rotund figure working for a bombastic and opulent meber of the ecclesiarchy.

Hoping to give him some chunky pauldrons (perhaps tyrusí) and some incense orbs, and deck him out with a stupidly large mitre, a la kyrinov.

Some inspiration below
(Although Iím aiming for far more double chins on him - perhaps a head from the ogre range..?)






Thoughts or inspiration welcome!

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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #117 on: April 02, 2021, 11:26:40 PM »
First mock-up is done for my bombastic cardinal.
Any thoughts on how to make a big olí hat for him?



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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #118 on: April 03, 2021, 07:52:38 AM »
i'd look at cheap biro lids or plastic tubes as the base :)

are those his usual arms reposed?
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Re: My impirial NPCs log
« Reply #119 on: April 03, 2021, 11:47:28 AM »
Ah good call on plastic tubes etc!

Nope, theyíre good old nagashís arms!
Very long sleeves but all goes ok with the robes.