Disposable Heroes – Part 4

Your appointed duty is to bear the mortal remains of Colonel Idris to the front. Let him see battle once more. Let him gaze upon the faces of the heretics and they shall know that against an Imperial martyr there can be no victory.

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There’s definitely a need for more work here, both on Colonel Idris himself and to remove the rictus grin from the soldier charged with bearing him into battle. Otherwise though I’m rather pleased with him (or should that be them). And yes, I know the brief was for five individuals and I’m sneaking in a sixth… Leave the poor Colonel alone though – it’s bad enough the chap’s dead without you trying to stop him enjoying the war!

15 responses to “Disposable Heroes – Part 4

  • LeVermenarque

    Very cool idea! Is the good Colonel a statue or a real skeleton? If they are the actual remains maybe the apparatus to hold them in place should reinforce the grotesque/baroque feeling of the whole mini and thus make it even more striking.

    Great stuff anyway, can’t wait to see them painted.

    • Wudugast

      Yes, the Colonel is definitely an actual body, and the more I think about the more I see the need for some kind of additional apparatus to hold him in place. I’m away now for the weekend but I’ll have a bash at it next week.

      • LeVermenarque

        Can’t wait to see what you come up with! When it comes to corpse I tend to find “puppets like” holding device

      • LeVermenarque

        Answer sent too soon.

        I was saying that “puppet like” devices are the most impressive for corpses imo.
        It gives the whole thing a grotesque and very medieval feeling that I like.

        Good luck!

      • Wudugast

        I was thinking along the same lines – and for the same reasons 🙂 For a long time I’ve been trying to make a heretic psyker who is suspended like a puppet from a device he controls – he uses strings to move his own paralysed limbs with the power of his thoughts. I’ve been struggling to pull it off though so hopefully this can be a test bed for the idea to let me explore it a bit further.

  • imperialrebelork

    I like it man but what about the dead colonel on some kind of beam, not a crucifix as such but think El Cid. Very cool though man. Good head choice on the soldier

  • imperialrebelork

    I’m starting to get that itch, from seeing your work, to do something for the whole ThornMoons thing haha

    • Wudugast

      They’re looking for submissions by the end of the month, but of course if you wanted to do something Thorn Moons inspired but can’t by the deadline (or want to focus your energies elsewhere in the short term) then why not do something outwith the official Invitational but inspired by the Thorn Moons? No one can tell you what to do with your hobby and so long as you credit those who inspired you – as I know you would – then why not? The deadline is for their convenience – it shouldn’t stifle your creativity 🙂

      • imperialrebelork

        Very good point sir. I think I’ll control the urge for now as my attention has been redirected to a music inspired “mini” project. Haha. Funny how my mind works. I don’t think I’m alone with it though… hello… is there anybody in there??

  • Alex

    Love it – a wonderful sense of the macabre creeping in to the group now!

    • Wudugast

      Thanks – and yes, the macabre was very much something I wanted to bring into the group; partly to emphasise that these men are doomed, and partly to remind the viewer that while the lives of the soldiers themselves don’t matter to the Imperium the bones of a martyr are sacred.

  • Miniaturedarkness

    The idea is a great one mate, carrying the dead remains into battle.

    Your minis are so different to mine. I actually love that so many different ideas can be contained in this story. 40K and the inq28 is a great place to tell stories in.

    Going to post my own five minis tonight or tomorrow as I have sent them to Ironsleet now.

    Cheers for now.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you 🙂 I’ve progressed this model quite a bit over the last couple of days and I’m much happier with him now so expect to see Version 2 soon (complete with gothic puppeteer’s paraphernalia to support the martyr’s bones).

      I like the fact that although our models are very different both sets would fit naturally into the forces of the Imperial Guard. As you say the scale and diversity of 40k really makes delving into all the possibilities a real joy.

  • Disposable Heroes – Part 6 | Convert or Die

    […] Then there was his squad-mate who’s been charged with carrying the skeleton of a glorious Imperial martyr into battle. Here’s how he looked this time last week. […]

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