Infested! – Part 3

Killing two birds with one stone here my next contribution to the corrupted civilians of the Nestorian Infestation is also part of my goal for Fembruary. For those who’ve not heard of it yet Fembruary is the creation of Alex at Leadballoony, a chance to add some models with a second X chromosome to our collections, challenge some of the male dominated stereotypes surrounding our hobby and remind ourselves that when it comes to brutal warfare in the 41st Millennium, the Mortal Realms or anywhere else for that matter, girls are just as entitled to get stuck in as boys. To quote Alex himself is a chance for us…

” …to collectively challenge the male domination of our collections, and commit to painting some female miniatures for a change… Sisters of Battle and/or Silence, Witch Elves, Sorceresses, Inquisitrixes, Escher gangers, Daemonettes and Shield Maidens – whatever female minis you have on the to-do list, I challenge you to bump them to number one in the queue for the month and get some paint on ‘em… Let’s do something cool ok? Ok???  Ok. “

The first lady I’ll be adding to my collection then is this Imperial huntress, sent to infiltrate the genestealer infested world of Efesos VI and kill any targets of opportunity – including Nestorian himself if the chance arises. Like everything else in the Imperium it seemed likely that numerous different departments and Inquisitorial ordos would have an interest in Efesos VI, probably all without any knowledge of each other, and so there was no reason to assume that just because one Imperial force is inbound there aren’t others already in play.

Of course with the arrival of the Deathwatch as part of the Nestorian Infestation game itself she may have been rendered rather superfluous but, assuming she doesn’t catch a bullet mid battle, if things go against the Imperial counter-invasion at least they can take comfort knowing there are still agents of the Golden Throne at work in the shadows.

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13 responses to “Infested! – Part 3

  • bigbossredskullz

    That’s very cool! The layers of depth to the setting when all has a background and motives are mindboggling 😀

    • Wudugast

      Cheers 🙂 I think that having so many people making civilians will really help the setting come alive. Because each of us is only making a few models we’ll think about them more as characters and invest a little personality in them. After all, all of them are people with their own stories, not just features of the landscape to be battered aside by Nestorian’s ambitions or the rampaging Deathwatch. Plus you and the others have done so much with the setting already it’s the least we other contributors can do to try to live up to that.

  • Alex

    Very cool mate, she looks like she can really kick ass! Good to have you on the challenge dude 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Cheers mate – and thanks for setting up the challenge. I wanted the women I painted for it to look powerful. I’m no fan of the “floozy with a sword” look that some companies go for, to me it misses the mark and displays a failure to really buy into the depth of the setting they’re trying to portray. A miniature needs to look as though it could live in the world that it is supposed to live in and by failing to address that and instead creating something superficial the model stops being a living character and turns back into a piece of plastic or metal. It’s something that GW often pulls off well in the artwork, women who may be wearing “sexy costumes'” but who look genuinely fierce and imposing, and the clothes only add to their intensity and sense of power. They don’t look like they’re dressed to impress some man, they look like they’re dressed how they want to and if you try to tell them what to do they’ll damn well kill you. That’s what I was trying to channel here, hopefully it works. 🙂

  • imperialrebelork

    She’s nasty. Love it mate. The pose is really intimidating. My wife makes the same pose whilst asking for a cup of tea.

  • Azazel

    A very cool looking bash there. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how i turns out once painted and finished!

  • mikeland82

    Great conversion, I really like the back pack. I like the idea of her character too.

    • Wudugast

      Thanks 🙂 The backpack is really a piece of “visual storytelling” to convey the idea that she’s surviving by remain constantly on the move. I did wonder about whether to include the skull of the dead genestealer mounted on the pack, it’s probably not going to help her infiltrate or strike up any close bonds with the natives but equally it helps convey the idea of what she’s there to do and the rule of cool won out.

  • Infested! – Part 6 | Convert or Die

    […] In spite of my ongoing real-life business eating in my hobby time like a tyranid hive fleet with a particularly tasty planet I’ve still managed to get both my Fembruary models finished before the end of the month (cue a little self-congratulatory back-patting). Alongside the witch I showed previously I also wanted to finish off this assassin, who also serves as part of my contribution to the Nestorian Infestation. Rather than repeat myself too much those who want to know what Fembruary is should look here, those who’re interested in the Nestorian Infestation can read all about the infested population here, and those who want to know why when the brief calls for genestealer infested civilians my first contribution is neither a genestealer nor a civilian can see me justifying myself here. […]

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