Following on from cheetor's lovely Squat miner, it's my turn in the 'Choose Your Own Adventurers' series.
According to Wikipedia (on the subject of Theosophical beliefs) "humans had in far ancient times an actual third eye in the back of the head with a physical and spiritual function. Over time, as humans evolved, this eye atrophied and sunk into what today is known as the pineal gland...by extending an "etheric tube" from the third eye, it is possible to develop microscopic and telescopic vision."
I suspect on the basis of this, and other spiritual beliefs, the concept of the Imperium's Navigators was born - after all, they have a third eye and can see weird stuff!
The Adventurers range gives us one of two Navigators that Citadel have released (the other being a much more recent Forgeworld event miniature). The Navigator possesses some of the weird anatomy referred to in the Rogue Trader rulebook - the spindly legs, the oversized hands, the bulbous head and protruding eyes. He's an ugly misfit wearing a bizarre costume that suggests wealth with all the flounces and frills. In short, a perfect representation of a Navigator.
My version of the gangly fellow is Phineas - Inquisitor Clousseau's personal Navigator from House Saq D'os. I decided that I wanted his warp eye to be concealed, so modified the figure with a sculpted bandanna. In terms of colours, I wanted to reflect my previous Navigator, Ryaph, from the same house, so adopted the same black with flashes of colour.
Navigator Phineas sports a natty little fur stole, along with his bows and puffed sleeves!
Having completed the last member of Clousseau's companions, I can also reveal the display base I made to show them off. This is made simply from an oval movement tray and display plinth. I added some resin barricades to the movement tray, then sanded the whole thing, before painting and adding some static grass and tufts.
I also added a few cables and chains as a little additional piece of visual interest.
Hopefully the group of figures hang together nicely - they're an eclectic, exotic and interesting group - ideal for an Inquisitorial retinue!
Coming next will be another new adventurer from the talented hands of Curis over at Ninjabread.