Tuesday, February 10, 2015

OFFICIO ASSASSINORUM: Callidus Assassin Conversion - 40k

"Mark acquired, approaching now"

The start of a Callidus Assassin?
I think change the thing on her arm to a blade, alter the gun slightly, a skull to her chest and add some purity seals and she make quite a nice Callidus assassin.

Leeloo Fifth Element Inquisitor / Warband member - Inq28/40k - UPDATE 1

There were a couple of suggestions that members of several forums made

  • The pose was too stiff, arms should be swept back
  • The bolt pistol was too big
  • The hair shouldn't billow forward because it looks like she is moving forward
  • To use a dark eldar wych head and then sculpt the hair around that

I was imagining a pose similar to trinity from the matrix, but sort of flying backwards.

She does look better with the arms swept back, and I reckon she would look better with a different set of legs. I've kind of gone off the idea for her now, as I just want her to be a warband member and with the coat and legs I think she would look too much like an inquisitor. So in the meantime I might try a different pose and save that model idea for something else
Something like this

Or something simple like this

I'll probably opt for the simple one so I can actually get it built and painted.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Leeloo Fifth Element Inquisitor / Warband member - Inq28/40k

The Ammobunker Inq28 Sub forum is currently running an event "Make a mini from a movie month". Everyone is choosing a character from a film and translating that image into a model. The translation isn't 100% accurate but it aims to capture some of the source's traits in the 40k universe.
It is a great idea. It propels you to look at something different for inspiration and sets a deadline so it actually gets made!
I watched the fifth element the day before the event was released. I love orange and haven't made any females for my warband yet so Leeloo as inspiration was a clear choice.
Leeloo in all her orange gloriousness
I feel I won't have to do much capture her essence as the orange hair is a bit of a cop out in a way. So I am going to try and create a dynamic model as she always seems to be moving in the film. I want to capture her movement, and for her to have a strong presence.
I have started with some dry fit mock ups, mainly built from the amazing harlequins set. The head is a place holder and I hope to change it soon. I want to use a head like the sisters of battle but with the hair billowing forward. I have been unsuccessful in finding any third party bits, so I may have to sculpt the hair.
1. Warband member Leeloo
 2. Inquisitor Leeloo

In the second model I changed the back piece for the coat, I think it makes her look more like an inquisitor. I can't decide which I prefer. I also need to de-eldar her.
Bits used:

  • Harlequin Troupe - legs, body, right arm
  • Dark Eldar - left arm
  • Bolter - Forgeworld Mk. 4 bolter