Tuesday, 17 February 2015
From DavidB - Something Big - 54mm 40K (50 Points)
So, a few weeks ago I found these fellows while spelunking for the rest of Blue Platoon. I really do not remember how I got them, I just recall that I shelved them as I did not like how my conversion of the Sgt Stone model went. It wasn't the whole conversion, but how I couldn't match up his hands in proportion.
I'll add the 7th insignia later after I get more ink for my rapidiograph pens. Sgt Stone was an impressive model(I have another to build stock) and I matched him up with a cyborg head from the guard bits that were also used extensively with these models. He is the command squads scout and has multiple knives, a warclub, and lasgun.
I used the gasmask head and backpack for the melta gun conversion of Sgt Dorian Black.
Any time you carry some special weapon in the military, you also get to carry all kinds of other special stuff...it probably started with the Romans! ;)
Sgt Black got the pointing arm swap from Major Jaxom. His knife came from the butchered Sgt Stone model. Major Jaxom got another arm and a hand swap for the inferno pistol. he also got the spiked power maul to keep the lads in line.
The trooper with the lasgun was converted from the other Major Jaxom model. But had the other Sgt Stone knife added and selected bits from the guard accessory bits.
I do have the Inquisitor rulebook, but I never played it with the 54mm figures, we just used our 40k stuff which we have a lot of. They are really nice models, but I have very recently discovered that they are very hard to find and very expensive. These fellows will probably just hang out in my display case as they are very fine sculpts, but have no foes.
I went with the red shoulder pads as the Major shares the same style patrol cap as Red Platoons leader(the col Schaffer model)
I did the piping on their body armor in blue to denote Infantry, The yellow cuffs denote command squad. Perhaps I should source some Cadian styled stuff to represent the 7th in epic scale.
"Run Away! Giants!"
a preview of the next submission and a scale indicator...
a note to Curt- I cannot take credit for the flock on these fellows as my 13yr old daughter did them while I flocked the other stuff, she really wanted to help. All the brushwork is mine. Also Nobody selected my challenge of including Native Americans in their forces...Here be another tribesman you cowards! ;)
Wow, I haven't seen these Inquisitor models for years - awesome! I can't imagine the price they must command on eBay these days. Yikes.
You did a great job on them David (and so did your daughter with the groundwork). The Native American indian conversion is suitably ferocious. Also, I really like the Union cavalry uniform colours you gave them - they just need a yellow trouser stripe and a blonde, long-haired officer to properly send them off to their doom.