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Thorians; Responsibility .. Redemption .. Resurrection .. Reincarnation...
Topic Started: 27 Dec 2017, 12:45 PM (3,628 Views)
Ryltar Thamior
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A side-project of mine that .. well .. you'll see in the next few months where it fits into things :D

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For quite awhile now, i've had a bit of a low-key interest in teh Thorian faction(s) of the Inquisition. Ever since a little after I started taking a *proper* approach to metaphysics, theology etc. in my academic pursuits, I've kept finding elements that wind up being 'bolted together' to inform Thorian fluff & doctrine [or, i suppose, *hoped for eventual results* unerpinning the greatest gamble in human history] in my head.

So it was perhaps inevitable that I'd find myself putting together a shadowy band of 'activist'-inclined Thorians on a yet-to-be-revealed [to you lot, anywya] 'mission' of sorts.

The consequences, of course, potentially having the ability ot completely reshape the Imperium as we know it.

Now, the four miniatures we've got here are only the beginning of it - what will likely eventually find itself at the scale of a lower-key 40k force; and I haven't properly fleshed out characterizations, personalities, the actual Inquisition [bar one whom we'll be meeting shortly as soon as I get a photo sorted..plus his Life Ward] at the center of all this and other such things yet.

The basic idea with three outta these four is that they're from a sort of Scion-equivalent chamber militant for the Thorian group in question; equipped with a range of milspec and even more arcane technology , and outfitted as the quite clearly religious nutjob/holy-warrior zealots they both believe themselves to be and conduct themselves as [hence the halo'd heads - which iirc I think I borrowed the idea for from Migsula in his latest 'Thorn Moons' project].

Oh and uh ... as for the fourth chap - well, he's a Combat Lawyer. The concept being that he's there [armed with his law-book] to very loudly point out that these chaps *aren't* a body of men under arms in service of the Ecclesiarchy and therefore *are* legal under Imperial Law, so please stop shooting at us! "I say, I say! "

Anyway, on with the show.

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The first miniature is comprised of a kit-bash I've had on my mind for awhile now, but twisted with som recent additions. I can't remembre who it was on Ammobunker that did Scion legs plus Sanguinary Guard torso ... but it definiitely made an impression. I see this chap as being the lord commander of these Resurrectionist-Militant armed forces; as befitted by the full-on plumed helmet and rather more impressive lightning-bolt halo'ery he's got on his head; as well as the overall more ornate, heavier and straight-out relic'd up [very precise use of language there] armour. Weaponwize, the rather archaic looking plasma pistol ['The Right Hand of th eEmperor's Judgement' or The Emperor's Right Hand of Judgement or something] further going to show status and rank; whilst the Custodes Halberd-esque short-spear [which will *deliberately* be in simulacrum of one of the Golden Guard's weapons .. which may or may not considerably *bemus* any *actual* Custodes he should happen to run into...] really does serve to set him apart as something else. Thighplates, which were necessary to visually 'balance' him in the absene of the Scion chestpiece's hippery, come from the Alpha Legion Headhunters. And the backpack, which combines both a laud-hailer and power-generation/storage capabilities is a cadian command vox with the addition of a Marine backpack exhaust/stabilization unit. Haven't quite worked out what the blood-drops will symbolize here, but presumably the Emperor's sacrifice and the medium by which He On Earth might yet be renewed!

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Next up, we have a power-fist equipped Champion; made in the main from the Genestealer Cultist warrior character thingie from teh Overkill box, with a Marine-sized power-fist and plasma-pistol. Once again, seriously high tech - particularly in concert with the environmentally-sealed explorator suit [although obviously, not *quie* as flash as the straight-up powered-torso of the lord; and it's quite possible that the Neophyte arms+legs instead of Scion mean lighter protection than his fellows]; and the longcoat helps to convey a certain clandestineness .. even despite teh facth e's got a ruddy great halo and a flashing energy-glove.

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Third, we have the first Thorian that Umbral and I whipped up a few months ago, in a partial state of paintjob-completeness [stilll a few details to sort, but the scheme is *mostly* in place here, i feel]; this one being a Medicae/biologis-specialist sort [hence the briefcase] and equipped accordingly [although what that battery-unit 'neath the power-pack on his back is for ... ]

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And finally, we have the aforementioned Combat Lawyer; deliberatey kept unarmed - for the sheer force of Imperial Law in a capable mind and tongue is surely the most formidable weapon in the galaxy! Parslist being Cadian Command kneeling legs, Greatswords torso, Empire Wizard book and head, Neophyte Hybrid right arm, and Empire Militia left. Sorted!

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As promised, another two Thorians - this time, from a separate project and end of the spectrum; representing a young Inquisitor of the Ordo Astartes who's become something of a 'closet' Thorian, and his Life Ward.

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Now, these are two miniatures that just sort of 'came together'. I'd seen a conversion somewhere on Pinterest [and, as far as i can tell, originally from Ammobunker] which sought ot use the Deathwatch Watch Master plus some Terminator shoulderpads to make for a rather original looking Inquisitor in powered armour [it works out rather better when all the Marines around are truescale, becaus then this is quite clearly more 'human' sized power-armour].

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But, of course, us being us, we didn't want to use somebody else's idea 'straight'. So instead of the Emperor's Children shoulderpads that chap had used, a more 'brutal' set of Tartaros, with chains and aquilas also added, and covered in purity seals.

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The staff-weapon has been changed from the original Guardian Spear or whatever it's called, into some form of force-weapon - the bearer being a somewhat potent psyker, able to project his abilities down its shaft and out through the striking field ... with digital-lasers in the eye-sockets of the skull for a backup [hence the trigger mechanism being retained down the bottom]. Although what manner of device the arm-tumbler is ...

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Now, the backpack is iirc from the 30th Anniversary Mk.VI 'Rogue Trader' Marine; both because it is definitely *not* a 'modern' Astartes backpack , but also becasue it looks rather specialized and 'artificer', so to speak - 'archaeo' perhaps.

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There's those chains...

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Oh, and as for hte head - well, it's from the Empire Greatswords kit; and nicely represents both the youth and nobility of the character in question.

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In our heads, he's a young and rather brash/foolhardy Inquisitor only very recently elevanted to the Rosette [the sheer size differential between the small , human-sized head and the rather massive hulking power-armour in amidst those Tartaroi shoulderpands really does help to convey the appropriate characterization here! A young-ish man arguably outsized by the nature of the duties which are upon him :P [to say nothing of the potential adversaries... ]. Thie powered armour, then, is a dual reflection of his personality: not yet having acquired the 'subtlety' of a more experienced Inquisitor ... and requiring superior protective capacity as a partial result of that. [and also refelcting his generalized arrogance as both a youth and a high-born from an elite noble house somewhere ... hence also why he has a Life Ward, and is in a position to be affording such bespoke creations as a personalized suit of power-armour]. [it also presumably helps, in the Ordo Astartes, having Powered Armour, considering the nature of that which is watched ...]

Although as we can see from the inking on his face, what he's seen and experienced 'on the job' is already 'robbing' him of innocence and leaving him a much more cynical figure with a *liiiitle* bit less of a rash penchant for overconfidence ...



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Meanwhile, teh Life Ward is kinda the 'opposite' after a sort - a much more aged, experienced figure with far more in the way of hard-won knowledge and wisdom. A combination of advisor/mentor to the young lad, as well as one sworn to protect him dating back to his days as a scion of a noble house.

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The base-miniature for this was one of the Empire DUellists [the other one is in one of my other Inquisitorial warbands, armed with dual plasma pistols ... ]; and again, the physical features of hte miniature helped to inform his characterization - he looks like an older chap who was very much this role to me wehn I was a slightly younger man, and has been painted up to match.

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Only serious alterations to him have been the turning of his sword into a full-on powered-weapon spear, posisbly wiht hte use of a Greatsword arm [I forget, it's been awhile since he was put together by Umbral]; that's literally it. And he's good to go!

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Very nice aged, haggard sort of face - a thin, weaselly features anyway [fully cognisant of just how dangerous acornered weasel can be, whe ni say that], but yet sprightly & spry enough to 'throw down' with much younger fighters who may underestimate the older figure, and keep up iwth his charge even *out* of powered armour. Probably surprisingly adroit with that long spear, let alone the blade at hsi belt.

And with hte medals helping to inform miliary experience - as a Guard veteran, assumedly, whicch is where his skills and talents would have been first won and then honed.

All in all, a pretty solid pair, and one which go together really well in my humble opinion.
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Solid idea, colour schemes and conversion. Good stuff all around.

Some personal favourites are the power-fist arm, really well done and seamless, the shortened power-glaive and the 'Rules Lawyer' in both concept and execution.

Only criticism is the amount of dust but that's something I have trouble with as well so.
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@AceOfBlades, that isn't just dust; I think these guys have been in to the Cat-a-combs ;)

The Lifeward may well have just won my award for best mini of the year. He is stupendous.
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Thanks for the positive feedback, all :D Really helps keep things ticking along!

And now, we play the "how long is it going to take us to find more Sigmarine heads" game as applies making the *next* few. I'm also contemplating other directions to potentially expand the Thorians with more uh ... surreptitious members; and, for that matter even *less* ones. [there's something pretty cool about how the power-fist armed champion's trench-coat conveys a covert/clandestine vibe - although this is *perhaps* undercut somewhat by the uh ... halo'd helmet and rather massive power-fist he's toting. Pity Necromunda Delaques aren't out yet, I guess; although I do have a number of long-coats on the Empire Militia sprue that may find themselves pressed into service with a bit of alteration]

I mean, it occurs to me now to take this project in two-and-a-half directions simultaneously [because of course]: namely, the Cult Militant, so to speak - with its holy warrior storm trooper equivalents, and military leadership ... but also it evidently needs priests and theologians [I mean it *is* a religious sect .. kinda .. after all], and in addition to both of hte above [the 1.5 i guess], more 'secret' adherents, Operatives, and others who can carry out functions that *aren't* best solved via the strategic application of bolt-round-to-face.

Now as applies the dust and cat hair ... yeah, youu're absolutley correct about both. It's a constant battle with my miniatures collections for some reason - largely because they tend to spend an inordinate amount of itme on my workbench [which is, not coincidentally, near a nice warm computer & laptop that at least one cat's presently curled up next to]. I mean, the Inquisitor and Life Ward have been either finished or close to and sitting on said workbench for literally *months* now [because I hadn't had an opportunity/thread ot show them off in].

The other hazard with the feline inhabitant, of course, being what happened the other day to some 15mm Soviet armour left in the same area - the most amount of damage done by a Big Cat to Russian tanks since the invention of the King Tiger.
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Now, this is an Imperial miniature that I haven't *quite* worked out a place for yet, but which I'm posting here on the presumption that it mght wind up involved in the Inquisitor's retinue - certainly has the right 'aesthetic'.

Basically, I wanted to do a 'proof of concept' for a Storm Trooper or Inquisitorial Stormtrooper that wasn't just a Scion. I mean, don't get me wrong - the Scion kit has some very legit elements ... but I have a functional aversion to just assembling almost *anything* 'out of the box', paticularly if the parts are being used quite frequently on other miniatures [like the Thorians themselves, for instance].

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So with that in mind , i decided to try and put together a miniature that still ccarried the 'cut-above' [some might say 'elitist'] elements of the Scions' modelling & fluff , while also being recognizeably an Imperial soldier [rather than, say, a one-off character from outside of a defined military hierarchy like many of my Inquisition crusaders and such] ... AND managing to carry basically the same panoply of war as the Scions [i.e. carapace armour and a hellgun], whle definitely not being one that was wearing, say, different trousers as a cunning disguise or something.

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This ... turned out to be a surprisingly difficult task, not least because the Scion arms and hellgun are mostly both integral, and require wiring up to a particular backpack unit [I kinda wanted to use something 'lighter' to both differentiate the 'vibe' from the Scions, as well as perhaps to suggest one that isn't as long-term self-sufficient in the field as a Scion would be with their Paratrooper vibe].

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And because I spent *aaaages* umming and ahhing over what head to give him - I didn't want to go *too* medieval by using a Greatswords head with a helmet, i' already used most of the non-helmeted heads i have available ... and then last night [some weeks after putting mot of it together], I decided to try out the Cadian Command head with teh SS-esque Ski-cap. It instantl just seem to *fit*.

I then decided to see about adding something to make hte figure more 'militarized' in a contemporary-ish sense. Started out with a simple combat blade .. the nwondered about an axe [from Bretonnian Men-At-Arms kit], coz i got a kind of 'woodsman' vibe from him, and an axe seemed to be an interesting ly brutal close assault weaopn and tool.

This didn't *quite* work, but nevertheless looked pretty cool. And then I attempted the mace-style thing that i've previousy used as a 'potato-masher' style stick-grenade on my 'Trench-Runner' Iron Warriors for our Heresy game. Yup, looked pretty decent IMO, even the grey tail-effect looked 'right'.

Not sure if it's a grenade or simply a club for him, so added some grenades on his other flank just to be sure; although unfortunately no room for a knife pdue to an arm position]. A Neophyte-Hybrid backpack worked out pretty well for the Hellgun power-pack, althoug hif i decide to do any more this way it's uh .. it's going to make for a bit of an expensive approach! Even before I start wondering about converting other miniatures iwth the same cap...

All up, conveys quite nicely the idea of an 'Elite' and hard-wearing soldier, probably from a Germanic-ish culture on a forested world ... that's nevertheless got the right level of 'pomp' going with the legs and the emblazoned chest to be in frequent proximity to the Nobility [hell, perhaps even being a lesseer one himself at some point].

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This was one of those miniatures that I started out with a vaaaague idea of how to do, wound up substantively changing in the execution to something both more 'manageable' and 'dynamic' ... and then once everything was *mostly* in place, had sudden flights of fancy about that lead to an additional hour and a half or so being put into minutiae.

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At the start of the process, I guess I just wanted more Thorians - and figured that a logical place to start would be a special weapons operator, like a meltagunner or something. The Scions armsets handily having just such a weapon handy.

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However, one thing lead to another and i started wondering about giving him another weapon that'd make a little more obvious connection with the Neophyte Hybrid backpack i'd already glued onto his torso. So I started wondering about a plasma-gunner [particularly since they're rather more useful in the latest round of rules]. Although the Scion plasma-gunner arm is uh ... well, it's nice for a once-off, but i'm not quite sure how you're supposed to make more use of them across an entire army or whatever. So instead, he got a Cadian Command arm.

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Which would be one thing ... but then i realied that he'd look a bit mismatched and under-equipped on that arm in comparison to the Scion left-arm i'd picked out [after much deliberation - and because it worked out quite well with the overall posing of the legs etc]. Hence why I wound up spending such an inordinate amount of time attempting to up-tech the Cadian arm - with a pretty fiddly series of 'additions' starting with the back of the hand, and then snakng its way all the way to the rear of the miniature. Perhaps it's part of the pressure-release system or hte fuel-mechanism for the plasma-gun.

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Good grief I sometimes need to learn to just leave stuff as-is. Not least because i'd *juuust* gotten up to the *final* join between the two sets of tubing, when all o a sudden a *snap* was heard, taking the whole initial part of the mechanism off ...

Anyway, all sorted now; and with a healthy array of gubbinz, grenades, miscellaneous tubes, a knife, and other such things to cover the rather large holes between the Scion legs and the Neophyte Hybrid torso.

I also added a bone-on-rope from the Flagellants kit to the backpack, for the purposes of reminding that these guys are devout followers of Imperial Saints and such. A relic therefore seemed entirely appropriate!

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All in all, I think it's a pretty decent effort if I do say so myself. Has a sense of action, credible equipment, and adequate 'characterization' going.

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I like it, the mini has a stocky quality to it that gives him a feel of solidness and reliability, which is just what you need in the guy assigned to carry the squad plasma!

The previous guy looks good too, that mix of the oldie style legs and the more modern cap and shades shouldn't work, but it actually looks pretty nice!
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These two guys look like simple but really effective kitbashes. Doesn't stop me from noticing the really fiddly looking cable work from different sets. Having pudgy stubs for fingers I know how hard it can be to get stuff like that to match up. Good work!

With the hot-shot lasgun guy I'm surprised he doesn't look too top heavy with the bulky scion arms and the no leg-day empire legs. I also like the different elements to him like the the visor, armoured shoulders, fluffy pants, stick grenade/club and is that a foxtail or feathers? Really makes me wonder what kind of place he comes from and what it must be like to incorporate all of these different touches of flavour.
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Thanks for hte positive feedback all! And yeah, I'm genuinely pretty surprised nad pleased with how well the partsmix went together on that Guardsman - he had just the right mixes of the Medieval/Renaissance and Sci/Fi [with a dash, of course, of 20th/21st century] to really feel 'authentically' 40k for me - although in a manner we haven't relaly seen before :D

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Anyway, my fingers are rarely idle for long ... and i finally managed to get this miniature to where I was happy with it - a process that's taken a few weeks from initial conceptualization through to execution and tweaking! Initially, I had the banner-bearing arm frrom teh Empire GEneral kit on there, on th eleft ... but that seemed both kinda static/staid and i couldn't work out what to do wit hthe right arm to make something dynamic and approprpiately armed out of the Scion parts.

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This provided something of a roadblock for me for a few weeks, before I finally realized that the Empire GEneral lance-arm would maek for a very excellent 'living' so to speak arm-pose, as well as allowing me to use a nicely posed Scions left arm to complete the look.

The rest of the partsmix is the 'standard' for the upper-ranking Thorian combat troops: Scion legs, Blood Angels Sanguinary Guard torso, Sigmarine head, and a Cadian Command vox-caster backpack for the power-unit. I've modded this with a Mechanicum censer-y thing form the Skitarii kit [presumably it's dispensing incense as well as exhaust .. coz relics] , a key from teh Flagellants box [I really wanted to put a key on him - presumably to unlcok som relic cabinet somewehre .. origninally it was wher teh purity seals on teh front are, bu they just look better there imo, so i was wondering where to put it]; and a lensed sensorial device also from a Skitarii backpack.

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The bitz around his beltline are a purity seal form the Grey Knights terminators kit, a pouch-and-blade from teh Bretonnian peasants, two control-units from Cadian Guard HQ respirators, a small reliquae which has had a grenade cut off it from the GK Terminators, and a length of tubing plus a data-plug made out of another part of a Guard HQ respirator and the end of one o the Flagellant weapons. I think it nicely gets across the idea that he's pretty heavily equipped ... but not so much with "combat" items per se [or at least, not *direclty* combat items], but rather with relics of the Saints the Thorians are so incredibly keen on! Initially, the control-pad things were supposed to do temperature or something in teh reliquae and elsewehre, but we'll see what they wind up working out as.

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Now, the Standard itself is from the Tomb Kings skeletons box [i foret precisely where i got the additional pole length from - mght have been either a Cadian or a Scion hq-banner] - and in my head, the halo'd skull effect both kinda mirrors the Thorian troops' own halo'd face helms, while also actually being some Imperial Saint's own cranium enshrined as a relic and held aloft for all to see! [the fact it's ... rather *larger* than a Human skull is ... well, I'm sure these guys know what they're doing!] A bit of bending was required to get it to 'hang' right, but I think it's looking pretty 'natural' :) [insofar as an item of human(?) remains surrounded by gold and held aloft on a stick by a zealous super-soldier can be, of course ...] I did previously considr having another reliquae on top of his back-pack, either on top of hte censer or instead ofi t - but i just couldn't seem to find something that looked 'right'. Everything that suggseted itself was either too tall and wound up 'overpowering' the rest of the miniature [not least because this is *still* supposed to be a highly trained, highly competent, highly mobile soldier - rather than simply a slowly perambulating museum-custodian, so the height factor was kinda important ... ]; or just didn't seem impressive and "Relic"-y enough. I've still got a few of those ideas written down, so they may yet see the surface on some miniatures which are similarly Relic-obsessed ... but not *quite* as Combat Pragmatist in orietnation. We'll see.

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Looks pretty good 'in action' shot down the barrel, as well :D

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All up, I reckon it's one of the conversions I've done that I'm most pleased iwth, thus far :D Lotta character, and a very visually distinctive model that you can pretty much immediatley work out what he's about.

He's clearly both somebod who means "business" as an active combatant (without being somebody whose *prime* function is that of a death-dealing super-trooper ... just a secondary one :P ], as well as being a walking provisioner of inspiration and rallying to his comrades.

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That is a great mini with a cool pose. Maybe the vox-caster could be moved in a bit by hacking away some of the detail in his back?
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That is a great mini with a cool pose. Maybe the vox-caster could be moved in a bit by hacking away some of the detail in his back?
Decent idea. Gosh, i should start posting dry-fitted/blu-tacked figures here so i can do these last-minute alterations before i start painting 'em :P
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He is looking smashing. Is there any chance you can change your user photo, as the botophucket "No 3rd Party Hosting" message makes the entries difficult to read.
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Absolutely love the combination of Scion legs, Blood Angel torso and Stormcast head. They work together so nicely I might have to steal the idea ;)
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Churr for positive words, and as always i look forward to seeing what people come up with in 'spins' and 're-rubs' on our work.

I might take a loook to see if i can find a large enough torso and legs to accomdiate Sanguinary Guard heads in a similar manner - perhaps as genehanced quasi-astartes troops.

Anyway, have taken the point about an avatar on board, and put up something temporary so as to make browsing muh threads easier - who'd have thought that Photobucket would *continue* to cause trouble even for those of us who aren't using it to host our modelling images :P

[funnily enough, it's *also* an Umbral-produced image - i'd commissioned him to do a series of illustrations to accompany a magazine-column I used to write.

Going forward, i might take him up on an offer he made awhile back to do some more overtly 40k-ish art of me ; which may additionally turn up in some of our concept-work for Inq games]

Anyway, by some amazing feat of non-sleeping, i've somehow managed to just about finish all the Thorians on my painting table. I'll post pix once the inkwork's done. And then work out what to build next for 'em :D [and, you know, acquire hte next few rounds of parts for same...]

I might try filling out various elements of the Inquisition-ish codex in Thorian varieties along the same vibe as what we've been doing thus far.

So Thorian assassins [of the death-cult-ish variety, i mean], and other such things. I may also start attemting to give them story-relevant transports and build up some specialized terrain in connection with 'em ; atm I'm thinking a slightly altered Corvus Blackstar for the former , and the tilesets to do a Thorian research facility, and/or some of hte interior of a ship.

some Guard-esque stuff also perhaps beckons - in terms of a Thorian Tech-Priest; which'll be a pretty interesting thing to explore , particularly in terms of how his theology lines up with the more general Thorian creed. I mean, do the Martians even *have* Saints?

And, for that matter, the figures 'behind' the Storm Troopers we've seen thus far. But we'll see how that develops...

I'm also intending on arcing them off into my Webway project as well - because there's an obvious reason for them to be hitting up Commorragh-ite Haemonculi and such to get insight into soul-transferrence etc. So that may wind up requiring *additional* developments - pathfinders for the Webway expedition, some Ordo Xenos or Xenophiliac chaps perhaps toting Eldar weaponry to do some liasing/translating?
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a small update - was over at Umbral's place yesterday, and he presented me with these beauties. An Exorcist marine, and a Rogue Trader/conman type.

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We'd discussed an idea around Exorcists as applies the Thorian concept awhile back, so this chap wasn't a complete surprise; but the Merkant definitely was. And a most welcome one at that! Base minis are the Empire Merchant and one of the more recent terminator armoured Marhine characters [I forget which one - might be a chaplain]. With accenting provided from a pretty broad range of kits - and the shoulderpad being from iirc maybe the Primaris librarian? {a surprisingly spot-on fit for thExorcists}

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Now in terms of where they'll likely show up in-game ... well, you'll just have to wait and see :P But it likely won't be til the Thorians' 'deeper' levels are xplored.

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But yeah, churr Umbral :D These'll paint up a treat !

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Well, definitely kudos to Umbral, these are both excellent! Great use of the TDA legs (Captain I think, the Chaplain is so covered in stuff it's a struggle to do much with him?) and good choices of bits to give an Exorcist feel to him.

The RT is gorgeous, love that base mini (is it resin or metal?) and I very much approve of rotund RTs, successful enough to enjoy their ill gotten gains!
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That true-scale marine is awesome; but the tubby trader wins my heart.
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Lovely stuff :)

I'll agree with Euansmith. Marine is excellent, but you so rarely see tubby dudes in 40k. Wonderful chap :)
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Lol, i can see we're going to neeed more rotundishness in the (far, far .. by which i mean "near") future :D

In the mean-time...

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Awhile ago, I bought a Sector imperialis or whatever it's called of Cities of Death buildings, with a view to constructing some ship interiors, and other such terrain. This ... hasn't yet eventuated for a number of reasons (mainly because we keep finding new projects to get swept up in), meaning it's just been languishing in Umbral's closet.

However, at some point over the past day or two or so I had one of my Ideas, and started building the inside of a Thorian installation [perhaps a space-station or somesuch].

Wasn't quite sure where to start, so this kinda came together as a Decontamination Room between the main base and a sealed lab of some sort.

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To that end, I started with a door [which i cut out the actual door from to re-add later as needed] with guardian statuary and entrance keypads; then built up a floor-section to go inside using vented floor-tiles from the various sprues, cut off their main stretches.

I then attemtped to work out how to add the four wall-units between the doors - which was a helluvalot more difficult than i thought it would be, because i wanted to get more of the detail that usually goes on the *outside* of a building, on the inside - the long scroll-roll which may have decontam instructions, for instance, or the AdMech fan unit [that latter one in particular required some rather hefty trimming of the bottom of the tile in order to have it fit over the top of the floor-units].

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Matters got even *more* convoluted when it came to putting the *other* door unit onto the rear of the piece - as I had to cut off one of the moulded-on strut-joist things from the side to get it to fit, and it would appear that the Mechanicus building tiles don't *quite* play nicely with the other sets, by virtue of being a little larger or different shaped.

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Another corner-piece added to the front right completed and strengthened the whole thing. [minus the addition to the AdMech control/generator tile on the front left]

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Anyway, it's a little 'rough and ready, although I dare say most of the things i was headaching about this morning while doing this either aren't particularly noticeable or won't be after a thorough paint-job.

Next up, should probably do some corridors, other rooms and suchlike.
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