Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dark Heresy Character WiP - Cleric

Venris, the cleric-- ready to paint.
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Ive been working on the mk II figure for the cleric in our Dark Heresy campaign. I am still a bit "green" when it comes to sculpting, but I am very pleased how this project turned out (even though it was not very complex).

I started off with an old school Necromunda Redemptionist gang leader. This was a simple head and weapon swap. I managed to get the original head off in usable condition for a future conversion. I replaced it with a Dark Angels hooded Space Marine Head. The stock of the melta gun was too integrated into the figure for me to remove, so I decided to cut the gun in two, just in front of the trigger. I then cut a flamer in a similar fashion and pined and glued the two parts together.

The original figure.
A Necromunda Redemptionist Leader.

Then I added a small brass etched Inquisition symbol from Forge World on his chest, and another one on the back of the book.

Lastly, I sculpted a simple chain necklace attached to the Inquisitorial medallion (see first pic, above).

A little green stuff to fix the missing vestments/collar and to
better merge the flammer with the back half of the melta gun.
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Overall, this project exceeded my expectations. The figure looks completely different and is more appropriate to represent the cleric.

I welcome questions, comments and/or critiques.