Sunday, March 26, 2006


Inquisitor Lord
with Bolter-Stake Crossbow
Currently, I am collecting a Witch Hunters army for 40k. Initially, I envisioned it to contain lots and lots of Battle Sisters, but after pondering over this for a long time, I decided to use all three elites slots for assassins.

However, in order to field assassins I need to include an Inquisitor. As he seems fairly useless on paper, I'll just have to find some use for him. I am thinking of taking him with a lot of supporting wargear; Liber Heresius, Psychic Hood, and letting him stay well away from the fiercest fighting. He is sporting a Bolter-Stake Crossbow and a rather numerous following: Three Heavy Bolter servitors, two Chirurgeons and two Acolytes. I am going to put them all into a Chimera, for a grand total of 328 points.

The Inquisitor Lord's coat is painted Scab Red, washed with Red Ink, painted Red Gore and highlighted with Blood Red. The inside of the coat is painted Bestial Brown, Snakebite Leather, Vomit Brown, Desert Yellow, and finally a mix of 50:50 Desert Yellow and Rotting Flesh. Highlights are a mix of Bleached Bone and Rotting Flesh.

Small steps...

Imperial Priest
Imperial Priest

Well, this is something I thought I'd never do. It would seem that I am exhibitionistic after all, at least in showing my work to the masses. I recently got into Flickr, and seeing as my miniature painting skills have improved by leaps and bounds the last year, I feel a strange urge to show off.

I don't think of myself as a perfectionist, and would rather that I'd paint quicker, not better. Still, the results are pretty good, and I feel that painting miniatures is an ability I want others to know me for being good at.

I am currently enjoying painting a Witch Hunters army, from the game Warhammer 40k, produced by Games Workshop. The "picture studio" is, as always, in front of my computer. This studio also doubles as my paint station. The first miniature on show is a fanatical Imperial Priest. He is not converted in any way, and got a pretty nice paint job. This is the first model I've painted with my new brushes I got for my birthday, three marvellous Winsor & Newton Series 7s, sizes 1, 0 and 000.
My brushes