Saturday, 12 January 2013

Inq28 - Veteran Guardsman - work in progress

Hey folks,
I'm finally sat back at my hobby table and playing with parts.

I'm in the middle of converting a figure and thought I'd put it up at this stage to show you what I'm up to.


The Figure in Progress




The main body of the figure is a Cadian guardsman with a Catachan guardsman head.

I cut down the lasgun barrel to give it more of an SMG/Carbine look.

There are a couple of watch parts used here, one for an eyepiece of the bionic eye I'm making and the other just for a bit of detail on the lasgun.

I've carved out a portion of his lower face to give me somewhere to glue some cables/pipes and give me a little room for sculpting his battle-scarred face.


The box in the middle of his back was originally a part from the Warhammer Lizardman range, I'm using it as a combined rebreather and power-pack for his bionics, which the cables from his face will run to.

And you can see I've used some beads from a water filter to create a studded shoulder pad.

I've still got more fine details to attach, trophies, holy relics, seals/scrolls, possibly a little wear/damage etc.


The Possible Background


I see him as a veteran Imperial guardsman that after serving several tours of duty and surviving, has earned his writ of citizenship allowing him to return to his homeworld or to go populate a new colony.

But for some reason he has decided to carry on taking the fight to the alien and the mutant (homeworld destroyed/platoon wiped out?) and earned the attention of an inquisitor whom he now follows. He wears his writ on his person as a symbol of his choice to carry on fighting instead of settling down, which has earned him the "nom du guerre" of "Freeman".

Any of these ideas may evolve/change, I'm still toying with ideas as I go and I'm open to suggestions too.

Take care,

Jonah

2 comments:

  1. Nice start, interesting that you are using watch parts, I'll have to remember that

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    1. Yeah, watch parts are great for small tech details, especially if you're needing them neat and with sharp/straight edges.

      It sure beats giving yourself a headache trying to sculpt those tiny neat details yourself.

      Thanks for commenting. :)

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