First up is the fourth member of my Inq28 warband, the Magistrate Septimus Wierix. I've been drawn to the machinations of Imperial law since reading through this year's Dark Heresy supplement, The Book of Judgement, and had wanted to include a Magistrate in my warband, seeing as they fit the more cerebral, less combative angle that I was initially intending to pursue with this group. The role of an Inquisitorial-inducted Magistrate is no small one, having to be well versed in the Lex Imperialis, the Lex Inquis and the Sectorial Lex of their previous operational home, as well as having to face the day-to-day perils of being an Inquisitorial agent.
Here are some quick snaps of him before I apply undercoat:
A relatively simple conversion (which I tend to veer towards): I'd based him on the Empire Witch Hunter, given him a quick head swap using the top half of the Empire Celestial wizard head (the large Roman nose pointing over the grille collar works quite nicely, I thought). I gave him a small collection of the many thousands of tomes that make up the Lex Imperialis and some of the Lex Inquis to lug around. The thing that really makes the miniature for me, though, is his horse-hair wig. I'm absolutely useless with green-stuff so often steer away from 'difficult' (to me) conversions for exactly that reason. However, with this miniature, the wig was absolutely necessary to pull the concept together and give him an immediate sense of narrative. Thankfully, Peter PDH kindly offered to sculpt the wig for me and spent a great deal of his spare time getting it just right - and I think he's done a fantastic job. This miniature would never have worked had he not had his wig and I would never have been able to sculpt this so I'm incredibly grateful to Peter for taking the time to do this for me.