Faith Healer

This next miniature comes from the Sisters of the Burning Rose Kickstarter from Anvil Industries. The theme of the range is essentially futuristic warrior nuns (a fine and original idea – I can’t imagine why Games Workshop haven’t tried something similar…). Smart arse remarks aside there is of course a distinct thematic cross over between these and the Sisters of Battle which GW – after abandoning them for so long that they have become almost synonymous with neglected miniatures – have announced they will be revamping and re-releasing by the end of the year. Speaking personally although I’m pleased to see them finally getting the attention they deserve I’m not particularly fired up about the Sisters of Battle – although I’m hopeful that they will be accompanied by plenty of gothic accoutrements which can be put to use in creating weird and wonderful Inq28 conversions. Likewise the Sisters of the Burning Rose themselves weren’t the thing that grabbed my attention, rather it was all the crazy characters that appeared alongside them.

In this case we have a nun with a more “real-world” aesthetic than many of the other models in either range of Sisters. She’s clearly some kind of healer and I can envision her either following my Imperial Guard around to patch up wounded soldiers or running some kind of chapel/surgery in the Underhive. That said she strikes me as being more like a “Doc” (as in Visiting the Doc in the post-battle phase of Necromunda) than a Rogue Doc (a gang’s hanger-on who seems to me less like a fully qualified healer and more like an alcoholic with a large collection of knives and a can-do attitude). She’d also tie in well with all kinds of Inq28 ideas, from joining a warband to being a handy NPC.

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Speaking of religion I’ve got another model with a keen interest in the teachings of the God-Emperor, specifically those which relate to immolating anyone  who might be deviating from His vision for humanity – I’ll try to get her finished and uploaded by the end of the week.

21 responses to “Faith Healer

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Love it but it has got me worrying about how my mind works sometimes. I’m now thinking about some sort of “Sound of Music” spoof diorama featuring that little Hasslefree Kickass girl again and a few nuns!

  • imperialrebelork

    Oh what a cool model. Anvil industries you say hmm? Great company. I’ve bought bits and bobs from them on several occasions. Will this kickstarter release be a part of their normal tang eventually do you know? I think I’d definitely pick this model up some time. You’ve done really well with the painting. The beaker is cool.

  • Alex

    Very cool mini mate, and I love what you’ve done with her – that flask is excellent!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I must confess I surprised myself with the beaker. I ended up painting everything else before I plucked up the courage to even touch it and I had no idea what I was going to do until I started. In the end it was just a base of light grey, a few layers of washes, a gloss varnish and a couple of highlights.

  • lordcommandereloth

    Nice work especially the flask

  • Alexis West

    She came out great! I particularly like the leather effect you got there. The secondary characters were def the best part of that KS to me as well. Couldn’t afford to get in on it myself, tho.

    I could also see her as not so much a healer as some sort of mad scientist or something. Maybe do a double-check on your number of limbs after any procedures involving substantial anaesthetic or something 😉

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, she’d definitely work as a mad scientist type as well. Or just a quirky genius too busy pottering around their lab working on their next great breakthrough to pay any attention whilst the zombies rampage through the rest of the facility 😀

      For me the secondary characters were always going to be useful as Inq28 characters in some form or another, whereas I wanted to wait and see how the Sisters themselves compare to the new Sisters of Battle. I’m not that interested in the Sisters of Battle really (although I’m glad to hear they’re getting a new kit for the Penitent Engine – that will certainly be finding a home in my collection!) but the relentless GW hype machine might wear me down sufficiently that I do a kill team or something.

  • Pete S/ SP

    Wonderful work- would be great asa Rogue Doc.



  • Azazel

    Very nice. I considered that KS, but found that the savings were minimal compared to just waiting until they hit regular release. After seeing this one, I think I may need to check them out!

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, I don’t go in for many Kickstarters so I’m never sure how the savings compare from one Kickstarter to another, but with this one I was saving a couple of £ on each model as I recall and that was good enough for me. Still waiting for them to go on general release, in fact I’m not even sure if all of the backers have got their orders yet, but they’ve been good with their communication (regular updates and plenty of explanation for why things have been slow) so I’m happy enough (easy for me to say mind – I got my gear!).

      • Azazel

        All good. I think the savings were something like 15%? (from memory) but then I’d have had to pay shipping (as opposed to free from the webstore for 50UKP+) and then wait. Out here in the antipodes, I was better off paying for the latest thing from GW that I wanted and letting the KS run its course to retail.

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