Adam with more unbelievably elegant WIP work that meshes models 20 years apart in to something very unique!
Having finally painted most of the models I created for the Church of the Red Athenæum, I was able to start converting some new ones! The first is to represent the librarian/historian for the Church; one who has devoted much of their studies to uncovering the details about the Great Crusade and final days of the Heresy. I decided to base him one of the other Missionary models Brian Nelson sculpted for the Sister of Battle line years ago. He is already lacking an arm and one of his eyes, right up the Church’s alley. The model looks right at home with the conversion for Samael too. 🙂
To go along with the historian’s devotion to studying the Heresy I thought it would be neat if he carried some cherished relic from that era. After a little thought I realized a weapon from the Heresy would be ideal. The thought of him carrying around some ancient bolt weapon which has long since run out of ammunition seemed fitting. He is now carrying an old bolt pistol (one of the plastic Rogue Trader bolt pistols); which I imagine is some form of caseless variant.
I also started to create a new regular member of the congregation, this one based around an old GorkaMorka mutie model. The Church has a large population of mutant members, and I realized I need to do a better job reflecting this. The Keeper model which I based the conversion on is pretty creepy, missing fingers, ears, and even having an eye on his palm. Perfect.
Let me know what you think of the models and if you have any suggestions!