Archive for December, 2015

 

Inq28 Bounty Hunter

Work continues on the bounty hunter for Inquisitor Caleb Sterne’s retinue. I am really pleased with the face as it has turned out exactly the way I envisioned him: a hard-bitten veteran of many adventures. I think the stubble and shaved head really add to this.

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The colour scheme was one of the hardest parts of this model to figure out which is why there has been such a delay between finishing building him and getting some paint on him. Initially, I knew I wanted a lot of black on him but didn’t have a clearer idea than that. In the end I opted for a colour scheme which would give him an individual look but also tie him in with Inquisitor Sterne. For that reason I painted the black coat and grey armour using the same methods as I used for the inquisitor. I then added some chips and scratches to the armour and glazed the bottom of the armour plates with Agrax Earthshade thinned with Lahmia Medium to make them appear well used, further emphasising the nature of the character.

Inq28 Bounty Hunter

In other news, I can announce that I will be returning to Warhammer World in the new year for a three-month stint as a Studio Painter. I really enjoyed the experience last time and am looking forward to going back.

Have a great Christmas everybody!

Andy.

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Here are some more disgruntled cyborgs to join my burgeoning Pit Slave gang. I armed these guys with autoguns and a shotgun to give me a little ranged support. I’m not sure how this fits with the rules of the game but if I ever play with them I’m sure my opponent won’t mind them having basic weapons rather than pit slave weapons. I’ll just make sure that models armed with guns don’t also have pit slave weapons as they will need two hands to fire them. This should also help keep things balanced.

The two autogunners have simply had head swaps to match the rest of the gang. I also added an extra mechanical hand to one and a chainblade bayonet attachment to the other to tie them in with the Mechanicus feel of the other models. The other slave has had his autopistol arm swapped for one holding a shotgun.

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The green stuff work on these guys is a little rough and will need smoothing out later but it gives you a general idea of where I am heading with this project.

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As you may have heard in the news, it’s been a bit wet here in Lancashire. Not ideal weather for priming models. However, I have been braving flooding and power cuts and managed to get some models converted.

The models were inspired by Nicolas Grillet’s excellent Adeptus Mechanicus warband. While I have used different parts for my models, I have tried to keep the same kind of feel. The models are a mix of Skitarii parts which I bought a while back as a source of parts for my Inq28 projects and the Dark Vengeance cultists. They are supposed to represent Necromunda pit slaves but I have re-imagined them in line with the newer Adeptus Mechanicus aesthetic. I think of them as an Adeptus Mechanicus indentured labour forceĀ  made up of hardened criminals sentenced to a lifetime of servitude in the mines and other lowlifes and unfortunates who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and fell victim to unscrupulous slavers. The tech priests have augmented their bodies with mechanical mining equipment which, now that they have escaped bondage, comes in pretty handy as rudimentary weapons.

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These are the first three models finished but I have a number of others who are awaiting a bit of green stuff. I hope to share these with you soon.