Saturday, August 22, 2015

Inq28 - Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Helios

The new work schedule has really bit into my hobby time these days, but I managed to carve out a little time to work on another model for the Inq28 warbands. Today it's the head of the Ordo Hereticus warband, Inquisitor Helios.

Inquisitor Helios is a hard-line Puritan of the Ordo Hereticus, a man of firm and unswerving dedication to the Emperor who has spent a lifetime rooting out the foes of the Imperium both in the depths of the hive spires of the core worlds, as well as in the far-flung reaches of the galaxy. Wearing an ancient set of Terminator armour and bearing a combi-psicannon and force stave, Helios is not only a terrifying combatant but also a potent psyker who has used his powers to destroy innumerable cells of rogue warlocks and demagogues of chaos.

I've had the bits for this model banging around in the Closet of Doom for nearly 30 years, the body is from one of the first incarnations of the Grey Knights, while the arms are from the old terminator inquisitor (which had been used in another project ages ago). Felt good to get an old school mini finished up for the modern age!


  1. Humm. I recognised the "1st Edition" grey knight.

    Certainly a striking colourscheme; You could have gone for any dark colour and made it work. But Imperial Purple does make a certain statement.

  2. OOOhhh preheresy (heresy being what has become of GW in this case) grey knight :) I know how you feel about work/ life killing the hobby. Just found a shit ton of dry rot at the 70yr old family cottage. Guess who is spending the next few weekends tearing up the walls and floor before we shut it down for the winter? Guess who will be spending the next spring and summer replacing studs and floors and sistering up joists and beams? Yay -_-

  3. Somehow nothing feels as good and knocking off decades old projects. At the same time I'm always sad to have one less metal model in my bits box. I love the colours and the base is fantastic. I'd be tempted to mute the colours on the belt with brown and armour washes, they are pulling attention away from the face. I'd also try using a fine detail brush to paint armour wash between the gold and silver on the face. Gold and silver don't comprise each other well so need lots definition.
    The detail on these old models isn't great so you've done a really good job with it.

  4. I love it, really striking colour scheme (pure Imperial opulence), and great to see an older sculpt getting some attention. Inq 28 is definitely the way forward

  5. Great stuff nice posing as well great to see these old minis again!

  6. Great striking scheme, and excellent paint job of a very old school model. Way to bring the hobby back!

  7. Nice use of older parts/sculpts. The Purple is perfect for some tyrannical Inquis-nut-job to be running about in.

  8. @Zzzzzz: Cheers, man!

    @Zab: Ouch - that sounds like a serious pain in the fundament. Best of luck, man!

    @ChapterMasters: Thanks much! The photos blow out a bit of the shading on the metallics, but you're right - could stand another pass on the metallics.

    @Kieran B: I appreciate it! It's been fun to paint some one-off models for a change!

    @Phil Morris: Thanks man!

    @Greg Hess: It's always fun to haul out a really old mini and give it a re-furb!

    @Dai: Thanks! The purple does make a statement! :)

    Cheers, everyone!