...of course I could always continue on the ATHENA, or paint the STRIX, or...
...start something completely different :)
And while wandering the wide expanses of the internet and WH40K forums, I ran across a competition on Ammobunker for "Inquisitional Henchmen"
Now that's a really cool topic and a brilliant competition - but for me the timeline is a bit too competitive :-P
Nevertheless, it got me thinking.
And you know what happens then :D
Of course I could never be satisfied with simply building one miniature all by itself...no, Mr. Klaus must always build more, bigger, larger ...
So over a few nights a simple idea brewed into something that's far from simple *chuckle*
The working title is:
"Inquisitor Hellsryche - Court Martial in the Field"
and here's the tray with most pieces layed out.
But it also involves a bit of scratchbuilding.
Scratchbuilding a very special vehicle. It's a 6-wheeler.
For this I assembeld some old 1:48 T-34 raodwheels and put them on axles (the Dencarian Naval officer is only for scale)
The 6 wheels attached to the basic frame.
Next I started to build the chassis.
Very classical looking.
It may even remind you of this...
The next evening I started to build the hood.
So I experimented a bit with ProCreate and beefed one of the tires up.
The next evening I started to work on the fenders.
I want to keep the classic lines, at the same time give it the bulky-ness of 40K.
The next evening I filled the gaps with putty and while this cured I began with some of the interior.
As well as I started to sculpt the other tires. They are not 100% clean and round, but within the scene or diorama they shoudl work out well (I hope).
The next evening I sanded down the putty.
And worked on the driver.
including a seat.
In the background you may be alble to see that I built 3 seats, while a big seat is already in the back of the limo.
The two bench thingies on the side will most likely contain some communications equipment, and maybe a "docking station" for a servitor skull...
To maintain the "classical feeling" I sculpted some (leather) cushions for the rear bench.