All the way back in January the good, gentle and twisted chap over at Heresy Of Us asked me, along with several other of my Blogger/Hobby Heroes, to be a part of his Project/Game/Vision called The Chapel – https://heresyofus.com/2017/01/09/those-who-would-brave-the-chapel/
I was absolutely stoked to be asked and jumped straight in.
I still have lots more to go in the painting department but all the many models are made.
This post is about the main, playable characters, form my Inquisitor Retinue/Warband.
I’ve included a link to their individual posts which includes more pix and fluff etc.
Inquisitor Gustav Malice –
Ambrose the Acquitted Acolyte –
Kreleus Drach The Psyker –
Renadark The Walker –
Sergeant Invaris The Henchman Leader –
Sebastian Black (Henchman) –
The Two Brothers (Henchmen) –
Ubica Deathseeker –
Corvale Deathseeker –
Devlyn (Henchman) –
Ohkan The Servitor –
Servo-Skull, full name: SERVUSVIIIXXVI
The group shot –
Some more shots –
It’s been a lot of fun but also quite challenging, in a good way, putting this Retinue together.
I challenged myself with the build, the painting, the fluff and the overall feel of each character.
Ohkan was one of the most challenging minis because the arms (not the hands) were made from greenstuff. I have a long way to go with greenstuff but I am both fascinated and excited by the weird sculpting putty stuff. I’ve also learned that I need to get some proper sculpting tools too. I try not to dig too deep into my pocket with this hobby only because I enjoy trying to be thrifty and think outside of the square.
Malice, Ambrose and Sebastian Black were the most fun to put together, especially Sebastian. His bits and pieces are quite eclectic and the head and sword shape just make the mini for me.
With the painting for all the miniatures I really pushed myself, especially when it came to weathering, highlights and getting the right skin tones. A stand out is the blackish tarnish on Malice’s golden armour and Ambrose’s silver armour. Just little touches like that seem to, for me, really lift the model. Those little details that 98% of people may not even notice are fast becoming some of my favourite things to add to a model.
With the two henchmen brothers I practiced chinking their armour with the old stipple technique. Worked well.
When it comes to eyes I still feel I need a lot more practice and a much steadier hand but I think adding a little crimson wash around the eyes looks quite effective. Makes the eyes look bloodshot or sick.
One thing I really wanted to do for each miniature is give them their own little unique base/diorama. Each one is different from the next but they all seem to work together, just like the actual minis themselves do.
So there we have it, the Retinue complete. It feels good.
Now onto all those Non-Playable-Characters I went overboard with haha.
heres the list of what is still to come for the Chapel Project:
The Ostium Guides.
CaenSar – Wytch Huntress.
The Expeditionary Force.
Thanks for reading.