I struggled to come up with another guardsman, I really did, but whatever creative wellspring had informed the previous four clearly ran dry at this point because nothing I produced seemed to work. It was all either too obvious or too damn obtuse and the more I struggled the more irked I became. Eventually, in an artistic temper tantrum, I swore off guardsmen altogether and turned my attention back to the original guidelines posted by the Iron Sleeters.
“Study humanity in the eternal war – the imperial guard and its many regiments sent to bring the moons to compliance, their rogue brethren set to burn all, the Thorn Moons twists in their corrupted millions and Green Mechanicvm and their planetary defense skitarii in desperate defense of their realms, the human foot soldiers of the inquisition in their esoteric glory…”
An Imperial Agent then. Amongst the tens of thousands of mortal soldiers descending on the moons there would be those out with the Guard’s chain of command. Feared and respected by the common soldiers, they move amongst the ranks in pursuit of their own mysterious agendas. A new vein of creativity had been tapped! Cue delving into the deepest corners of the bits box, tearing unloved and unlovable models from the shelf of shame, breaking apart the unpainted and half-forgotten to create this, masked and unknowable woman.
What brings her to the Moons? What cause does she serve? Who’s agenda does she act to further? What secrets lie hidden behind her mask? Does she serve our cause, or the enemy’s?
October 27th, 2017 at 8:07 am
What a way of avoiding an inspirational dry spot! Great model!!
October 28th, 2017 at 8:36 am
Cheers – I’m really pleased with her! 🙂
October 27th, 2017 at 1:11 pm
Haha awesome mate and very coincidentally indeed I just used the same owl on a mini. Spooky.
October 28th, 2017 at 8:49 am
I reckon fluctuations in the Warp are to blame for that mate 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you’ve done with the owl, I’ve been looking for a home for it for a while and thought it tied this lady into the Thorn Moons nicely.
October 28th, 2017 at 10:47 am
The owl works really well. I remember finding the owl among my miscellaneous bits and thinking yeah right as if I’m going to use an owl for anything haha.
October 27th, 2017 at 1:12 pm
Wow, love to see what you’re coming up with!!
October 28th, 2017 at 8:51 am
Thanks very much – the whole thing has been very inspiring and has really got the creative juices flowing 🙂
October 28th, 2017 at 12:10 am
Great series, I think this figure is my favourite so far!
October 28th, 2017 at 8:52 am
Thanks very much – and if pushed I think I might agree with you, I’m really pleased with her.
October 29th, 2017 at 10:04 am
Love the old-fashioned sci-fi look of the gun, and the sense of movement to her. The owl (familiar?) is a really nice touch as well.
October 29th, 2017 at 11:52 am
Thanks 🙂 the gun was a bit fiddly to make but I’m pleased I stuck with it. As you say I was aiming for an old-school vibe – I thought an agent would have access to all kinds of archo-tech. As for the owl I first picked it to tie her into the forests of the Thorn Moons but the way its sitting so comfortably right next to her does suggest a it’s a familiar – perhaps allowing her to spy or scout ahead. Or maybe it’s an attack owl!
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