Matyilinko
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October 10th, 2014, 5:44 pm #11

I have to admit, that i'm not so often going to visit this section, but your works are stunning pieces.

Welcome, and just on this way.
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Malika
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October 10th, 2014, 6:00 pm #12

Oh yeah, I forgot to welcome you aboard! You really did pick a good place, I think some of the best converters out there post here!

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October 11th, 2014, 2:51 am #13

wow. just wow
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October 11th, 2014, 12:32 pm #14

Hey thanks folks! I've been knocking myself out exploring these forums.

Most of these are sculpts from wire armatures I don't use dollies these days, but there a couple in there from a few years ago. I'm pretty fast though: probably about 5 hours in total split across 3 or 4 sittings to sculpt a mini in full. This stuff has mostly been trying to capture the look and feel of the GW plastic design, in many cases scaling back on detail and leaving large flat areas.

I've kept up with the evolution of inquisitor online over the years, there definitely do seem to have been trends from fantasy miniatures to forge world miniatures being at the forefront. I suspect that next thing could be sculptors doing inquisitor themed minis and maybe even dedicated conversion parts going on sale, not sure if I'll be a part of that or not.

I'm a pretty poor convertor now– I don't have a good enough collection to actually do it and it's a different skill much akin to solving a free format puzzle in terms of composition, scale and general weight and posturing. As a sculptor my approach is a lot more basic in form, and sometimes I fall into the trap of keeping the miniatures planes flat and having no undercuts in order to make them production worthy.

Colour scheme for the cultists will likely be rust and grime!
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October 11th, 2014, 9:36 pm #15

Welcome to the bunker!!

Very impressive first post - you sling some mean greenstuff! Really like how you sculpt your tattered robes.
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October 12th, 2014, 7:49 am #16

Serious skill on display here. I'm very keen to see what you will come up with next.
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October 13th, 2014, 9:12 pm #17

Thanks chaps. Jeff really dig your miniature painting, and illustrations!

Browsing this forum idly on the ipad has really infected me with the inquisitor bug like never before! The stuff here is so good.

The eclectic nature is really great for creativity. When I sculpt I usually try to be refined and consistent, sculpting for this through I feel totally free (to a degree...)


a) Arco-flagellant: pure fun, totally anatomically flawed but I don't really care! All still wip. The head/mask will be slightly oversized (to contrast the skinny body. Might not work but I'm prepared to fail) and the arm extended backward will have an electro flail poised.

b) Hunchback robes: no plan in mind other than try to riff off the Warhammer Necromancer plastic and it turned into this after 3 hrs. I can't decide how to finish it so... I think I'll get it cast for personal use and it can become the basis for a number of conversions! I think I'm close to heroic style on this but I'm keen for feedback or thoughts? No more detail will go on it so there's more scope for conversion. (Long term I might try a shout out sculpt for each of the Warhammer plastics, wraith, nurgle champion, etc.etc. Not a direct copy but paying homage to the icons that have developed on the conversion front, purely for personal use).

c)Another PDF/veteran wip, 3 of these will form a small retinue for an Inquisitor.

d)Dark Mechanicus Priest: think I'm almost finished this guy! I'm in a rush to paint him but I'll sleep on it a few days, any suggestions or observations on how to improve this thing? I've lost a bit of objectivity. Upon reflection the headpiece could use a little something, a chaos halo?


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October 14th, 2014, 6:43 am #18

Arco-flagellant: Interesting take on the model! I'm curious what you'll do with his arms. The 'plug' in his chest reminds me of the heart plugs from David Lynch' Dune, which is pretty fitting for such a character. The Inquisitor could simply 'unplug' the arco-flagellant whenever needed.

Hunchback: I notice he's quite beefy, which in itself isn't wrong or anything. Maybe put something big on his back?

PDF: I really like what you did here, it gives the figure, which tends to be one of the most 'standarized' models in 40k, a lot of character. But it's done in such a subtle way that you'd hardly notice it once the model is painted up.

Dark Mechanicus: An eight pointed star somewhere would be interesting indeed! I also noticed he's kinda lacking skulls, not sure if that's actually a problem though.
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October 14th, 2014, 6:46 am #19

And this is something you just do for fun? Crazy!

Those new creations looks great and the magos just gets better. Where is the smoking ball from?
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October 14th, 2014, 6:21 pm #20

The smoking ball thing is from the Island of Blood Skaven Warlords banner (bought the box recently before it goes out of print, great value in starter sets).

Arco-flagellant - if you check his back those same stud things are there running down his spine, I have an idea to make some sort of skimmer of mini inquisitorial gunship where these guys are plugged into the bottom undercarriage by their spine pegs, lifelessly swaying around. They get a jolt to activate them and then the ship lets them go and they drop to the ground fully activated!

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