So here we are back for another week on Memory Lane for a healthy bit of nostalgia and reflection (…but if you somehow missed the details of the auction, please, by all means, click here immediately).
This week, we are going to take a hearty look at my four Inquisitors, each of whom represents one of the quirky three permutations that my Inquisitorial Forces enjoyed in those early years (in chronological order: black and red stripes, blue, then gold). For a better look at the forces supporting these lunatics, please have a glance at the other recent memory lane posts.
Those of you that follow this blog regularly will quite likely find no surprise in that my first Inquisitor was not, in fact, an Inquisitor at all but rather a Librarian of the power armor variety –Dark Angels no less. From this vantage, that actually seems modestly appropriate, but I was not even slightly aware of these things back then. In fact, I remember being rather frustrated by the level of detail on this model in comparison to my skill/ability to paint that detail. I just wasn’t quite there yet. Nevertheless, it’s a tremendously cool model, and I wanted to try my hand. From the word go, I was compulsively drawn toward that delicate balance between the models that struck me, solidly, in this case with a ceramite gauntlet across the cheek, and my only-then dawning interest in the actual game. This simple fact has been a near constant Pushmi-Pullyu (push me pull you) in my hobby experience.
Some points of interest (for me) as I look back on this messy and righteous bundle of fury:
recipe here). I remember quite distinctly the maudlin frustration in producing the correct tone back then and, upon reflection, I can see that frustration in all the tones of these models -from top to bottom. Nothing is quite right here. Still, the group remains characterful and coherent, mostly because the quality of the models and because the colors (although off) are consistently so.
Well. For the next post we will look at the Inquisitor (who is actually an inquisitor this time… but with a slight modification) from the “blue” period. Then Friday, I have two gems for you from the gold.
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