Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Lord Inquisitor Kyra Draxus (Part 1)

 It's August, which means it's time to engage in the annual tradition of painting an Inquisitor. This year I decided not to raid the archives to select one of my old museum-worthy miniatures to finally paint, but to go with one fairly new. And by new, I mean this decade.

Lord Inquisitor Kyra Draxus.

The miniature I selected was Lord Inquisitor Kyra Draxus. She came out in 2020 towards the end of Warhammer 40,000 8th edition as part of  the Psychic Awakening event. (By the way, despite owning a few of those books, what the heck was the ramifications of the Psychic Awakening to the 'plot' of the ongoing  Warhammer 40,000 narrative?)

The sprue and the  necessary construction guide.

Anyway, I had a version of this miniature in China cast. But I discovered that I already had it in plastic so I gave it to Da Masta Cheef. I was ignorant to the complexity of this miniature until I started to build it myself. It is unnecessarily complex for a monopose figure. Cheef vented about this on blog as he is building it for his August Inquisitor as well. 

Mostly built.

One change I decided to make was to add a Mohawk from the Necromunda Escher expansion pack. I had to trim off the attached scalp to better align it to her head, but with a little persistence I was able to make it work. 

The other part of the dragon. 

You might have noticed that the dragon wasn't fully assembled. That's because I think it's going to be a challenge to paint this model already without that thing's coiling tail being in the way. I primed the model this morning and I hope to make some progress on it by next week.  

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