Last week in our ongoing 'Rogue Quest' project, JB posted a very nice looking barbarian. His interpretation played up to the archetype really nicely. For my fourth member of my adventuring party, I wanted to get my magic user sorted. JB has already visited the magic user archetype with his creepy blue-eyed psyker, and I confess I've ploughed the same furrow by selecting a 40k psyker figure.
It was about time that I painted up one of the Marauder Confrontation Psyker gangers, so this seemed like the ideal opportunity. I selected my favourite of the four (third from left in the image below).
|Marauder Confrontation Psyker gangers. Pic from Stuff of Legends.|
I'd never seen a painted version of this particular psyker, so I was in the unusual position of interpreting the figure's paint scheme from scratch...and what a odd character he is! He put me very much in mind of Elton John in the 1970s. Don't believe me? Well I'll prove it:
|Piano-rock stars are fashion icons to many Psykers.|
The Marauder psyker model is a riot of flamboyant details, suggesting a rather vain and peacock-like temperament. He wears a high-collared jump suit, with a fur cape over his left shoulder. He's adorned his suit with a riot of armour, bangles and psychic icons strapped across his body. Then he's decided that a natty bandana is in order. Finally, to complete the look, he's added a pair of shades!
I decided to paint the bodysuit in a dull blue (the same blue as I've been using across the adventuring party), with a pale skin tone for contrast. The white fur, gold metal and pink bandana attempt to add some bling and give the psyker some real swagger. What I love about painting figures without reference, is that you can make delightful discoveries about them - in this case, not only is Jelton a psychic mutant, but his left hand is deformed, with only three large fingers. Definitely unsanctioned!
|The four Rogue Questers to date.|
Dwight Jelton is a dangerous man to know - preening, loud-mouthed and cocksure. He keeps bad company and double-crosses his acquaintances. But for all that, as a psyker for hire, he is regularly in demand for his particular brand of violent and spectacular psychics. You might not like him. You will certainly keep your eye on him. You probably need him.
|Dwight Jelton lead's the adventurers through scumtown, ready to blast any opposition with balefire.|