Monday, March 22, 2010

Inquisitor Lord Hector Rex - Complete!

I took the Crimson Fists into battle against a friend's Blood Angels this past weekend, and to add a little flavor to the army I wanted to include an Inquisitor and Vindicare Assassin. After all, those Blood Angels always have been a touch unstable, and thought I should include a bit of impartial oversight. Impartial in my favor of course! Heh.

I took a bit of time and painted up the Hector Rex model that has been lurking on the painting table for some time. I experimented with some various washes and inks on the cloak and armor which turned out fairly well. The retinue remain unpainted as yet, though they'll likely follow the same gold/purple/white scheme. I've really been enjoying the look of the static grass, and I'm leaning towards re-basing the entire Mordian 7th in a similar manner. I don't relish redoing the 100+ bases, but I think the overall look of the army would be improved!


  1. Looks great! I love the shading on the cloak. And the base really is fantastic...but like you, I don't relish the idea of doing that much for an entire army! Reserve that special treatment for the standouts, I say!

  2. Great job Mordian,I hope you put the hurt on the shiny new vampires. I do like how you did the power sword, I may take the idea for the project I am working on. I hear ya on the bases and wish you luck if you do decide to redo them all!

  3. I've been looking at this mini for a longtime. You've done an awesome job with it!


  4. Thats a great bit of paint-work you've done on him, you should be rightly proud of him. I hope he performs as well as he looks.

  5. Thanks folks!

    @Cawshis Clay - I'm trying to decide between snow bases over the existing grey rubble, or repainting the grey to the mud color and adding static grass. Probably going to be about the same work either way! Oof.

    @D'nyarak - I didn't end up fielding him as Rex, rather as an Artificer Armored, Storm Shield and Force Sword totin' Inquisitor. He and the tac squad he was attached to fought a Death Company squad and a Furioso Dreadnought to a standstill for 3 turns. Points well spent!

    @Col. Hessler - I really like the Inquisitor sculpt but I feel the retinue models that come with him seem to be quite a bit less detailed and bland in comparison. Nevertheless, it was a fun model to build and paint!

    @bG - Aye, the Artificer Armor/Storm Shield combo gave him some serious survivability, and the 'real' rules for Hector Rex himself are pretty frightening on paper. He has a lot of anti-daemon powers that would be useless in my current gaming group, as there are literally no Chaos or Daemon players. Ah well - he's perfectly serviceable (and cheaper, points-wise) if I use him as a 'vanilla' inquisitor...

  6. I am always a sucker for Forgeworld models, and this is one of my faves. You've done a great job on him!

  7. Thanks guys! It was definitely a fun model to paint, and seeing as it performed so admirably, he'll likely be included in my Guard lists more often...