Monday, 8 January 2018

40k Inq 28 project

Morning all! I really wanted to share something with you, something I have been thinking about doing for about 5 years but never quite got round to it.
Have you ever read Blanchitsu in White Dwarf? I love John Blanche's style of art. It's been an inherent part of the hobby forever and his sketches are always so detailed. I love the colours and imagination. I also really love the models a conversions that this art has inspired, particularly The Pilgrym project that was put together in 2016 and the INQ28 blog.
So, over the last 12 months I have been gathering bits. Over the last month I have finally stuck those bits together, and over Christmas as I stuck the Necromunda scenery together a Triumvirate of characters formed from the mess of plastic.
So here they are: 
Loosely based on a sort of "Dungeons and Dragons in space" sort of war band, I have gathered my heroes in the form of a dwarf, a knight and a mage. They don't have names yet, but I have ideas for their fluff.
The Dwarf is based on the Grombrindal miniature that was released last year. I have added a bolt pistol and half-sized chainsword to him to show that he is definitely a space-dwarf. This is the team's engineer and tiny ball of brawling rage...

A mage/witch/psycher currently known only as The Split, this guy doesn't speak much. I built him using a mix of the Dark Angels Interrogator Chaplain and the Ahriman miniature from Burning of Prospero. These were bits that I had spare from other conversions and it was a struggle to fuse them together, but I think I've managed it...

The last guy, and the Warband's leader is a mix of Mk3 and Mk4 space marine armour, with the sword from the Forge World Praetor and a host of other bits and bobs. This was the first guy that I built and is based on another conversion that I had already done for my Space Wolves last year. I liked the look of the Mk3 armour with a Mk4 helmet.

I built the scenic bases using a mix of foam-card and Necromunda hull pieces.

That's as far as I've got so far as I've got so far. I have no ideas of the colours I'm going to use. I'll probably try and stay true to the Blanchitsu style, but that is a very brave style and I am not 100% sure I can do it justice... We shall see over the next few months I guess!

Thanks for reading...

Dave - a blog dedicated to The Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40k - Get in touch on Twitter: @errantwolfdave or

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