Thursday, 19 January 2017

Black Pox part V: The Crimson Queen WIP

The leader of my Pestigor warband is a being called the Crimson Queen. She is an ex Tech Priestess. 

The Queen has turned her back on the Imperium to find greater power elsewhere. On the planet Vortapt IV, the fourth planet in the Vortapt System, she discovers a group of Abhumans/Pestigors. This group is slowly dying of the plague, the Black Pox. The Crimson Queen provides medicine and mechanical augmentations for the dying Abhumans, saving them from their imminent death. They start treating her as a saint, and she quickly becomes the leader of the group. 

I made the first version of the Crimson Queen using a Tech-Priest Dominus, but when the new version came out, I changed my mind. This version of the model is based on the new Belisarus Cawl model. I still have some work left to do on her, but I really like where this is going!

I really like the silhouette she gets with wings, but I'm not sure if they're a good mach to the rest of her. What do you think?









22 comments:

  1. It's an inspiring miniature, but I think the wings don't look mechanical enough to fit in with the style of the figure.

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    1. I agree. At the moment the model has no wings. But we'll see.

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  2. Looks very inspring. Can't wait to get my two Cawls... :D

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    1. It's a great model to work with.

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  3. She looks great. Don't think the wings work through

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  4. That is insane Helge! Hats off to you sir!

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  5. Hey Helge,
    As I mentioned on facebook, I like the wings; they make her look like an angry wasp and give a bit more logic to her raised stance. If you were to make them more ragged/chipped and then draped the join of the wing and body in lots of thin hanging greenstuff wires and cables, they'd blend a little more aesthetically whilst keeping her winged silhouette.
    A stunning conversion, though. Really first rate.

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    1. Thank you! I like the silhouette with the wings, but I think I need something a a little more mechanical. I'm thinking smaller versions of the FW blight drone propellers.

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  6. Very nice! My vote goes for no wings; The metal hunchback is a nice focal point and would fit in nicely with the rest of the group. Plus it gives her a nice "solid" silhouette. A bloody good conversion either way though.

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  7. Brilliant but agree with the others. She doesn't need the wings.

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  8. She's awesome. I think it would be good if she had wings, just not those particular ones. What Fulgrim said makes sense to me. Or maybe feathery wings augmented with wires and mechanical/armoured bits. Something like DE Harpy ones (the way they flow would go wonderfully with the rest of the mini), but larger.

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    1. Yeah, I agree. She needs something wing like, but not these ones. I'm thinking about making some smaller versions of the FW blight drone propellers.

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  9. Wings yes, but two pairs, and located much lower, as if they were another set of "legs" on the insect like body.

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    1. Good plan! I tried to give her the Plague Drone insect wings, but they are really thick.. I'll see if I find something else.

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