We started talking about John Blanche's artwork and figures, and some of the interesting stuff being done by bloggers such as Jeff Vader over at Officio Convertorum and the Spiky Rat Pack crew. My friend then mentioned the Ammobunker Inq28 forums, and we spent a happy hour or so oggling some very fine miniatures:
|wierdingway's Navigator Head of House|
|Grag's Servitor on ice|
The John Blanche influence is very strong with many of the Inq28 figures, and I have subsequently spent a long time ploughing through the threads and enjoying the creativity and skills on show. Realistically, I'm unlikely to want to start kitbashing plastic, or learning new painting techniques which focus on texture and mood.
What I can do is use the Inq28 template as motivation to complete some more figures and create a little group comprising of an Inquisitor and his retinue. I rummaged around in my boxes and found a likely selection of figures (including a couple already completed that you may recognise). Although I'm not planning heavy conversions, each figure has been selected to fulfil a role in the retinue and for overall 'character'.
The first 3 figures:
|L-R: Inquisitor Acolyte Ekros; Desperado Felix Catal; Beast Trooper Gaxt|
Felix Catal is freshly painted to work alongside the other two figures, using the RT Imperial Scout figure from the Adventurers range. Asslessman over at Leadplague had already painted up a lovely version of the Scout and I kind of copied the overall look, just with a slightly different palette.
|Felix Catal, gunslinger for hire|
|Inquisitor Dirske and his retinue|