A few months ago I was approached to take on a commission project to recreate Inquisitor Consadine from the below classic artwork:
I felt this would be an interesting departure from my ongoing armies – quite different to anything I'd done before in fact – so I accepted the challenge! However, I soon realised there were no parts in the 40k / WFB / Sigmar range that could accurately recreate the figure in the art, and that this was going to require some fairly extensive custom sculpting. Such a task is beyond my skill and so I enlisted the help of someone who has exceptional skills in that department – my friend over on Bolter & Chainsword, Blindhamster.
The following pictures show the fruits of his labour in deftly creating something true to the original inspiration for the piece. Bits include:
- Dark Eldar Wych legs had roughly the right pose, forward motion and the basis for the segmented armour
- Tempestus Scion torso which has similar style to the almost medieval armour
- After trying Grey Knight and Deathwatch options we settled on a 30k hammer, which was a good match for scale
- A trimmed down Deathwatch head worked for the bald, 'shouty' look
- An Adeptus Sororitas pistol, misc skulls and gubbins completed the look
Blindhamster sculpted everything else from scratch, from the bulked up leg armour and tabard to the arms, shoulder pads, grieves and cloak. He even sculpted the hands with individual fingers and the incredibly detailed Inquisition symbol on the right shoulder pad!
The result is something very close to the artwork that inspired the piece and I'm very much looking forward to painting it up for the client!
UPDATE: After some feedback from the community, Blindhamster and I decided to bulk out and add armour to the feet. We also added some custom purity seals and parchment made from green stuff and thin plasticard, to match the long flowing ones in the artwork, and the sense of movement of the model. You can see the finished result here!