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Hey guys. I'm starting a small force of Grey Knights, and I wanted to incorporate an Inquisitor Lord as the HQ so I could use an assassin and generally have fun customizing a Lord's Retinue. Since the models are going to be part of a Grey Knights army, I wanted to move away from the Witchhunter-esque retinue of Pitchforks-and-torches sort of appearance and more towards gothic medieval armor.
I started messing around with a Gun Servitor based on a Light Warjack from Warmachine. This is the stock model:
Here's some stuff and ideas I've been playing around with:
I think the overall theme is alright so far - I hacked the boiler off the back, and turned part of an upside-down marine backpack into a sort of.. flaming icon thing. The gun's actually an Ork Big Shoota from one of the Ork Warbikes - I'm not sure if I like it's use there, as Heavy Bolters have a very established look to them and it doesn't look very imperial. I think I might scratchbuild a heavy bolter to the proper size so that it'd fit in that space instead.. not sure.
I'm trying to make it look less Warmachine-ish and more Warhammer. I think I might replace the feet with something else - perhaps chopped Setinel feet would work, as I'm trying to put GW parts on this thing to make it tournament-legal.
I was also thinking that maybe it would be an interesting thing to try and sculpt the miniature scripture that's all over the Grey Knight's power armor on the servitor - that minute text that lines their shoulder pads and stuff. I think I could do it, but the hardest part would be to get the greenstuff inside that trim properly - it'd be very hard, but maybe worth the effort? Something like below:
Don't know, just tossing out ideas. I think I'm going to make two hanging plates like the Grey Knight's heraldry pieces that cover the front of the legs - they hang down from either side of the head.
What do you guys think?
I like the concept so far. I'm in agreement of all your ideas, altough sculpting those letters on will be painful. What about doing a =][= symbol on both sides of the armour instead?
Agreed. My greenstuff-fu isn't quite up to snuff - it just seems like a single icon on either side wouldn't be enough to fill that space either, though.Originally Posted by Da Mighty Camel
It depends on how large it is. :shifty:
You really don't need to fill every nanometer on the armour. A single, big and nice Inquisitor I should do the trick and make viewers focus their eyes on it.
For scale with a normal servitor:
It fits comfortably on a 40mm base, which is what I imagine I'll end up putting it on when I'm done with it. It'll also have two other partners - another heavy bolter, and a plasma servitor as well, once I get around to making them all.
I found the one and only actual heavy bolter I have in my bitz box and tried it out for size - it looks a bit uncomfortable. I'm not sure quite what to do, though, as I'm not entirely sure I could get away/should be using an Ork Big Shoota on an inquisitorial model like I have up there, either.
i would say get some of the ig heavy weapons HBs, they are a bit bigger, use bwbits, you should be able to get some there
and camel, where do you go to see the models, all i saw was conscept stuff, and 2 knights
Try browsing www.thewarstore.com - it has reasonable pictures of each of the models. You'll find the model above under the Mercenaries section in Warmachine. Called 'Mercenary Grundback Gunner, Rhulic Light Warjack'.Originally Posted by The Count
The problem with the bolters is that it just doesn't streamline with the rest of the model - it's very curvy, and the bolter's a big clunky attachment. I'm trying to think if there are any other alternatives.
Try this link.
Just chose a team and start loving the minis displayed there!
Edit: I think scratchbuilding is the way to go really. I know that you can do that at least so it isn't impossible for you.
Last edited by Da Mighty Camel; August 23rd, 2006 at 20:25.