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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #120 on: July 21, 2011, 08:21:49 PM »
As I'm in the planning stages for a warband consisting of Nurgle cultists and a few mutants I find Tlashcala and your other traitor guardsmen very inspiring! Putting a spawn model on my shopping-list now...
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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #121 on: July 23, 2011, 08:33:22 PM »
Is that Covenant body with Delphan Gruss head

It's actually the Eldar Ranger hooded head and the Bounty Hunter's body, fits like a glove!

Very nice- will have to try to get hold of those 2 figures to try something similar.

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #122 on: October 06, 2011, 01:03:29 PM »
*Blows dust off*

Wow, good as new!

I'm back at uni, which (somehow) means I have more free time to devote to painting. I'm not sure exactly how much to show and tell, as I want to keep some things under my hat in case I get to GM. Regardless, I'll post things up and let people decide for themselves whether I'm likely to bring it along or not ;)

First up, is envoy of the Crimson Wake, Gorthar Krushkull, assigned to fledgling cells to act as inspiration and a subtle reminder to any would-be turncoats to stay the course of the Wake.

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #123 on: October 07, 2011, 01:28:27 AM »
Super-duper rob, as per usual.  :)

That's a Kashrak torso is it not? And plain old Ork arms I think?

I'm not often a fan of the super-streched muscle lines thing, but I can't deny the skill it takes.
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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #124 on: January 23, 2012, 06:05:37 PM »
Wowee, I probably should endeavour to update this thread a bit more frequently! Feels like only two posts ago that I was blowing the dust off months of inactivity...

Good news is that I got a shiny new camera for Christmas, which is capable of taking much higher resolution pictures than my last camera, which was incredibly grainy by comparison. Also, apologies for getting the afternoon sun creeping into these photos, it gives the model a creepy glow. Nice for effect, terrible for trying to blend the background away.

This is Reyda Wessenhaus, a contact from our Dark Heresy campaign, who was interesting enough to warrant a 54mm incarnation. He'll also be making an appearance at the Summer gathering as a contact within the Mack Conglomerate, so I'll be posting up his story later on Carthax for those that are interested.

Essentially he is a disgraced son of a noble household, exiled for losing a family heirloom in a card game. He is (relatively) young, impulsive and amorous, but most importantly, is an artist. He runs the Precipice Dreadquill, the most powerful propaganda machine for light years around. He still carries his sketchbook and drawing instruments with him, just in case he finds the right subject ("Draw me like one of your French girls..."). The eye makeup/warpaint was inspired by an INQ28 thread somewhere recently, I'll find it again and credit it properly, where someone had painted triangles into the eye sockets - I thought it looked cool, even if it wasn't intentional!

Comments and criticisms always welcome. Let me know what you think!




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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #125 on: January 23, 2012, 06:59:30 PM »
He is amazing. Everything fits together very well and he looks dangerous.
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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #126 on: January 23, 2012, 07:08:46 PM »
Holy smokes. That is the best face I have seen on a Conclave model. The composition is original, and the use of one of Von Castellan's coat tails as a cape is so good I may have to steal it.

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #127 on: January 23, 2012, 07:17:43 PM »
Other than acknowledging my amazement, there's not much I can really add.

Original, characterful and exceptionally well done.
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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #128 on: January 23, 2012, 08:16:39 PM »
Stunning figure.   I think it's the best figure I've ever seen on here.  Very inspiring.

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #129 on: January 24, 2012, 04:51:16 AM »
It took me a few looks to realize how many Inquisitor parts are actually in that model, I honestly thought it was from Andrea or something. Really fantastic job there, especially your ability to make Von Castellan bitz look good.

I also have to echo the comments on the face, it has perhaps the most personality I've seen.

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #130 on: January 24, 2012, 02:13:16 PM »
Thanks for all the replies! I didn't think this would go down as well as it has.

Yup, as you identified correctly, the majority of the parts are actually Von Castellan - left arm, torso and shoulder cape thing. Right arm was a stock Jackson arm, and the legs were from Talon. The head is from Andrea's Beelphegor which comes with hooded and unhooded heads, so I head the hoodless one kicking about spare.

(Coincidentally Van Helser; that model would be perfect for practising NMM on - plenty of undulations in the armour to keep it interesting)

I'm torn on what project to start next, either The Lucile, a contact within the Mack Conglomerate, or a Quillrunner, a person who has had their identity surgically removed to they can slip goods past official checkpoints easier. Illegally, of course :)
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