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Germany

Alright, everyone, here's the next one of Antrecht's henchmen. And I can promise the character is a little more serious than a revamped Boba Fett

The idea of adding some kind of assassin to Inquisitor Antrecht’s retinue had been banging around in the back of my head for quite some time. However, I wasn’t really sure how to go about it: Perhaps add a Death Cult Assassin? But I didn’t really have an interesting modeling idea for one of those (yet). At the same time, I have always liked the different Imperial Assassin models released by GW, but I really wanted to build an Assassin from plastic rather than use a “readymade” metal figure.

Everything started to make sense when two different influences intersected. The first of those was me reading through the old “Heavenfall” Adventurescape released as part of the “Inquisitor Conspiracies” series. I came across a character called “The Sentinel”, a rogue Vindicare Assassin turned serial killer, ostensibly driven mad by something so horrible it also turned him deaf. What a cool concept! The second thing that influenced me was when Ron Saikowski (of FTW fame) posted his fantastic plastic Eversor conversion. Take a look:

http://fromthewarp.blogspot.de/2011/09/plastic-eversor-assassin-conversion-wip.html

And that pretty much decided it: I wanted an Assassin that was pretty recognisable as one of the Imperial Assassin types, but not quite. After all, a true Eversor Assassin wouldn’t really make a compelling character, right?

Anyway, I gathered my bits and reveled in the modeling challenge. Here’s what I ended up with:



Where Ron used an Eldar guardian as a base for his conversion, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a leftover Dark Eldar torso and legs courtesy of my ever helpful cousin Andy: The model was originally a Wych crew member from the Dark Eldar Venom kit, which explains the somewhat athletic pose – just what I wanted for my Assassin!





From there on out, it was really all about the bits. Like I said, I wanted the model to look fairly similar to an Eversor Assassin. I added a skull from some skeleton kit or other as his skull mask. His sword was originally a Falchion from the Grey Knights kit. I also added a couple of smaller bits and bobs to make him look less Xenos and more Imperial. The severed head was a shout out to Ron’s model as well as to one of the older Eversor models from GW.
What I really like about the model though is the pose: It’s really full of dynamism which I think is a rather nice fit for a killing machine on the prowl…







For the paintjob, I chose a rather muted palette, with a couple of red accents as the only standout colour. I really wanted to tie him together with the rest of Antrecht’s merry little freakshow, and I guess I succeeded.



His face is the only part of him I’m not super-happy with: I would have loved to add a little more contrast, but the detailing on the skull was so soft that I didn’t dare use too many coats of paint, lest the details, especially the teeth, be totally obscured.





Like with all my INQ28 models, I wrote some background for him. I asked myself how Antrecht would come to employ an assassin. And how an assassin in turn would come to work for Antrecht…

I really stepped out of my comfort zone writing this, and I am not quite sure if my English is up to the task. I’ll let you be the judges of that. Here goes:



Officio Assassinorum Operative Sigma

Regaining consciousness. A room. Dimly lit. Walls, floor and ceiling made from heavily stained metal. The only source of light directly above. Blinding.

Bodily functions normal. No apparent damage. First attempt at movement proves futile. Arms and legs restrained. Head also restrained. Shackles show no signs of yielding.

“It seems our guest is awake.”

A voice. Male. Mocking undertone. Humanoid individual (owner of voice?) steps into field of vision. Human male. About 6 foot tall. Dressed in plain clothes. Appears to be in his early sixties. However, subtle signs of rejuvenat treatments. Also hints of augmentic implants on the back of the head. Facial features reveal individual to be Inquisitor Lazarus Antrecht, Ordo Malleus. Primary target.

“Careful, Antrecht!”

Another voice, originating from previously unnoticed individual in the shadows. Voice heavily garbled by use of vocal synthesizer and thus not clearly identifiable as male or female .

“The shackles should restrain it yet a while longer, and the drugs are still working. But considering its accelerated metabolism, I’d prefer it if you had your conversation while we are still safe.”

Shape and posture of individual suggest extensive bionic augmentation. Red cloak suggests affiliation with Mechanicus cult. Subject identified with a probability of 76.6% as Magos Explorator Hiram Zeiss, reported M.I.A during mission on Varunth Minoris. Secondary target. Estimated distance to primary target: two steps. Estimated time of battle until termination of vital functions: three seconds. From there, distance to secondary target: one step. Estimated time until termination of vital functions: four seconds.

“I know what you are thinking”

The primary target.

“Let me assure you, your estimations are, shall we say, a little optimistic. But you are free to try, of course.”

Another attempt at escape. Restrains prove unyielding again. No possible way of reaching primary target at this time. Conserve strength. Try again later.

“Well, there really is no talking to you, is there?” Aside to secondary target: “Hiram, would you be so kind? I suppose I should enjoy this conversation more it if our guest were somewhat less…single minded.”

Secondary target seems to be manipulating a console. Pressing buttons. Result unkn…

…To begin with, pain. Lances of white hot lightning, piercing to the core.

“What you are feeling right now is the removal of certain…substances from your bloodstream. Since your organism has been attuned to these substances for Throne knows how long, you may find the resulting sensations to be somewhat disagreeable. Naturally, our good Magos Zeiss assures me that he has taken ample preparations to steel you against the more …debilitating physical effects of your deprivation. “

And then, beyond the pain, something far worse. Something like an echo in the back of the head…

“There are some things, however, that we cannot spare you.” A pause. “ It appears that you are now suffering from the early symptoms of a most vicious disease. We call it ‘sense of self’.”

Darkness.

Awake again. Antrecht is in the room. Straining to understand his words. There is so much pain. And things far worse. Nooks and crannies where there used to be only the surface of a lake, undisturbed and pristine. But no longer.


“Let me explain to you how this matter will be resolved. I shall pose you a question. I shall give you a gift. I shall make you an offer. And then, everything else.

But first, the question.” Antrecht’s face is now entirely without humour. “The question is: Why?”

What does he mean? What does he want? It is growing more and more difficult to hold his gaze. If he would only say something. But he is just sitting there…

…sitting there looking.

Looking at…

…me

Darkness


Awake again.
“Back to the question at hand.” Antrecht again: “Why all of this? Why want me dead?” He comes closer, gazing at me once again, unrelenting. “Not why your masters want me dead, mind you. I know that. Why do you want me dead…Operative Sigma? What do you stand to gain from this?”

What… do I

I…?

Darkness


“I promised you a gift, Operative Sigma, and you shall have it.” A smile. “I shall give you the most valuable thing in this galaxy. I shall give you a choice.”

The sound of the shackles springing open is very loud.

After a seemingly endless moment, Antrecht smiles:


“Very well then. Shall we talk about the offer I mentioned?”



So, that's about it. Let me know what you think!

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Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany

I like the model, and I REALLY like the luff. Great job. It's very interesting to read what these guys think!

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Germany

Cheers, mate! Thanks a lot for the kind words about the fluff! You may have an advantage, though: As a fellow German, you are more likely to interpret my gakky English correctly than a native speaker

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In the Wasteland

Wow some awesome stuff in here. I like the conversions



 
   
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I really like the assassin's fluff, very well written. I think the miniature looks a bit like it is missing a neck though. Looking forward to the chrono-gladiator especially, I made a similar conversion to that as a test miniature - inspired by JRN's Imperial Mutant.

 
   
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Germany

Thanks guys!

About the neck: Damn, and I already used the skull with the most pronounced neck portion. Oh well, you can't win them all

Bruticus, you're in luck: I'll be taking a look at the Chrono-gladiator next! Just be patient for a little longer

Oh, and it goes without saying that JRN is one of my main inspirations! Did you see his new Thaddeus Velk model? It's so fantastic I'd like to eat it Although PDH's new Inquisitrix is equally fantastic, to be sure!

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Fife, Scotland

Im actually ashamed to admit it but this is the first of me looking through this thread. Great work in here brother! Im actually a little inspired myself. I always like the idea of the Inquisitor game.

   
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Germany

Welcome aboard, brother!

Dude, go download that PDF right away! I can't tell you how much working on Inquisitor models at the 28mm scale has impacted my character creation process for my World Eaters! You'll never look at your models as mere playing pieces again. Which, come to think about it, seems to be an especially good idea in your case, seeing as you don't play in the first place

But seriously, I was loving the background for years, but the different scale kept me away, until I stumbled upon Molotov's work. Simply exploring all those glorious archetypes at the 28mm scale is just so much fun! You can use all the strange bitz that won't fit into your regular army. You can teach yourself all kinds of crazy tricks, knowing that the models are one-offs. Plus you get to look at lots of fantastic stuff from the likes of Molotov, PDH, JRN and migsula.

I don't know yet if I'll ever play a single game of Inquisitor, but it's totally worth it for the creative process alone...

...

...guess I can understand how you feel about 40k now

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Edinburgh

Wow, English isn't your first language?! That's some really top notch writing by any standards, so I'm all the more impressed. The change in style from the automataton to the individual was really subtle - fantastic job!

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Harrow, Middlesex

More nice models here mate!!

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KrautScientist wrote:It looks like your talent for constructing huge killing machines transcends all notions of race. How egalitarian of you!
tipios wrote: When it's finished it's gona be a missile launcher on legs
Moltar wrote:Almost everything in 40k should fall under this guideline.
 
   
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Fife, Scotland

I'll download it and have a look. what's another project?

   
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Germany

Scarper wrote:Wow, English isn't your first language?! That's some really top notch writing by any standards, so I'm all the more impressed. The change in style from the automataton to the individual was really subtle - fantastic job!


It's very kind of you to say so! Not being a native speaker, I really wasn't sure if the story got the point across. Glad to hear it apparently did

@tipios: Thanks, mate!

@Biohazard: I imagine you'll find that building an Inquisitor model every now and then is very relaxing comparing to kitbashing Titans the size of houses Building those warband members is really something you can do between projects to keep yourself amused. I don't know about you, but for all my love for the World Eaters, there are simply days when the sight of power armoured models just makes me scream


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Whoa, Scarper, I only just realised something browsing through your thread: You participated in the "Pimp my Wizard" contest, didn't you? You were the one with the story about the collapsing Hive, right? Easthollow, was it?

Man, let me tell you: Reading that awesome fluff for your model was what really motivated me to actually make an effort in writing background for my Inquisitor models in the first place! So your complimenting me on my writing now is really all kinds of awesome

I'll just shut up now before I further embarrass myself...

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Preston/England/United Kingdom

Brilliant story. Great idea and great execution...quite fitting for an evesor!

The model is cool too, very nicely done.
   
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Germany

As always, Peter, I am honoured!

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California + Philidelphia

nice models, suprised i didnt stop by sooner but now im subbed.. .btw i love the "boba fett" i like the conversions that look exactly like boba, and i actually realy like this one where its more of boba fett in 40k!

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"Don't worry, Vik! You have all of your internet friends to keep you company! And, as everyone knows, internet friends are at least one step above imaginary friends "-Rawson
"Does an Ork shiiiit green?" "...Rogue! -you rock!" "Damn you too Rogue!""[TTFN]... That means tittyfething right?""Yep, that's me, a two-dollar whore"-Dsteingass
"... but if we all fail together we can make it look like we´ve won actually.." "...to all killers out there...: my face will hit your fist so hard it´s gonna bleed...your fist that is...""lol....OMG... you are a serial""he knows no pain...nor fear^^ he is a riveteer""yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose...""er... emailsex... now that at least sounds like the perfect safer sex... but i like mine a bit more...wet""do you know what they call a quarter pounder of a buckte full of rivets in france?" "No...what?" "Rivitz royal"-Viktor von Domm
" I expected to hear gak like that from RW, not you Vik... for shame Sir, for shame"-AnUnearthlyChilde
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That was one serious (and enjoyable) read, and the conversions are excellent! I'll definitely be coming back to this to once I get back to working on my Cult (sometime later this coming summer if I can get my terrain work done). Subbed and looking forward to more!

 
   
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Germany

Thanks a lot, Skalk, and welcome aboard

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Germany

Hey guys,

just wanted to show you something I am working on atm. I've been thinking of this conversion for quite a while now, so I swung by the FLGS yesterday to buy another plastic Nurgle Lord. Here's what he's turned into:







It's quite obvious that the model's nowhere near finished, but I guess you can see where I am headed with this. I wanted two twist brothers, one huge and dumb, the other one smart and tiny, commanding his brother from atop his back. This one was basically inspired by a certain movie ("Two Men enter...") and by an end boss in the old "Jedi Knight" game. And by a couple of bitz from the Ogre Kingdoms -- in the end, everything just fell into place.

The basic outline for the model is pretty much complete at this point. but I imagine that I'll be adding lots of stuff to give it the certain "je-ne-sais-quoi"

Your suggestions are very welcome, of course!

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Fife, Scotland

As soon as I saw this I was put in mind of 'Master blaster' from Beyond the Thunderdome. Brilliant looking conversion

   
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What a great thread. I just started dabbling with I28 myself.
Inspiring.
   
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Germany

Thanks, guys!

@ Biohazard: Indeed, that's the movie I was speaking of However, you can rest assured that these two aren't nearly as friendly as Master and Blaster turned out to be

@ inquisitorlewis: Welcome aboard, then! If you just started, did you already have a look at PDH's and migsula's threads? I cannot recommend them enough! All the inspirations from those two should last you for months

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Harrow, Middlesex

He looks really cool!

A big ammo belt with big bullets would be good

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KrautScientist wrote:It looks like your talent for constructing huge killing machines transcends all notions of race. How egalitarian of you!
tipios wrote: When it's finished it's gona be a missile launcher on legs
Moltar wrote:Almost everything in 40k should fall under this guideline.
 
   
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Germany

tipios wrote:A big ammo belt with big bullets would be good


Oh, absolutely!

Things I'll definitely add to the model:

- some kind of ammo belt
- more cables
- maybe a tesla coil or two for good measure

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Harrow, Middlesex


All That Is Dread project ------ CSM WIP blog
KrautScientist wrote:It looks like your talent for constructing huge killing machines transcends all notions of race. How egalitarian of you!
tipios wrote: When it's finished it's gona be a missile launcher on legs
Moltar wrote:Almost everything in 40k should fall under this guideline.
 
   
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looking really cool there. I think the Master guy might look even better if he is pointing in the same direction the gun is facing.

 
   
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Germany

Very true, Bruticus. Unfortunately, GW's designers made it so that the little guy only fits into that basket in one particular angle. And on top of that, it'll be quite a job already to have him look the same way he's pointing But I'll probably get it to work somehow...


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One more small update before I turn in for the night

Just couldn't keep my hands still, so I worked on the twist brothers some more:









I didn't do that much: Just added an Ogre fist to the big guy's right arm. I quite like it, but if I keep it, it means I'll have to hollow the inside out, because there's an Ogre hand there that's upside down now

I also added the beginnings of a top hat to the smaller brother. In my opinion, that's just the kind of detail that ends up giving the model a demented kind of charm

Let me know what you think!

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nice conversion, i like it alot!

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"Don't worry, Vik! You have all of your internet friends to keep you company! And, as everyone knows, internet friends are at least one step above imaginary friends "-Rawson
"Does an Ork shiiiit green?" "...Rogue! -you rock!" "Damn you too Rogue!""[TTFN]... That means tittyfething right?""Yep, that's me, a two-dollar whore"-Dsteingass
"... but if we all fail together we can make it look like we´ve won actually.." "...to all killers out there...: my face will hit your fist so hard it´s gonna bleed...your fist that is...""lol....OMG... you are a serial""he knows no pain...nor fear^^ he is a riveteer""yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose...""er... emailsex... now that at least sounds like the perfect safer sex... but i like mine a bit more...wet""do you know what they call a quarter pounder of a buckte full of rivets in france?" "No...what?" "Rivitz royal"-Viktor von Domm
" I expected to hear gak like that from RW, not you Vik... for shame Sir, for shame"-AnUnearthlyChilde
"We are Vik's private collection of muses for the monkey on his back.....""you, guys are worse than my children......"-mxwllmdr
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You could probably cut the arm at the shoulder and reposition it then rebuild the shoulder with GS without too much trouble I'd have thought, plus shoulders can always get disguised with pads. It also looks cool as it is, like he can't get Blaster to listen to him.

I love the ogre fist on Orc arm, balances the model well and just looks cool. The top hat idea is good too, maybe shorten it a bit and make it look a bit more beaten up?

 
   
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Germany

Bruticus wrote:It also looks cool as it is, like he can't get Blaster to listen to him.


My thoughts exactly! It's a coincidence that it looks that way, of course, but I like the impression that he has to scream at his brother to get through to him

I'll do more work on the top hat as soon as the GS has cured. Yesterday evening, I was just too afraid I would completely screw it up

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Harrow, Middlesex

Deffo, looks like he is angry and frustrated that stupid will not go the way he wants!!

Also top hat is looking great!!!

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KrautScientist wrote:It looks like your talent for constructing huge killing machines transcends all notions of race. How egalitarian of you!
tipios wrote: When it's finished it's gona be a missile launcher on legs
Moltar wrote:Almost everything in 40k should fall under this guideline.
 
   
 
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