|Inquisitor Anton Soljic - Thorian|
When painting the models, I wanted to stick closely to the story/theme that I had in mind for each of the characters. The scene that I am trying to create is a confrontation between two Thorian inquisitors who do not see eye-to-eye on the God-Incarnate enigma (if a man (the Emperor) can become a god, could not a god become a man?). The power armored one, Lucanus Molnár is fixated on the belief that through genecrafting and the uncovering of techno-arcana from the Dark Age of Technology, he might create a vessel for the God-Emperor to be reborn, or failing that, perhaps repair the fabled Golden Throne (hence his position in the Ordo Mechanicum). He is the more bombastic of the two inquisitors, quick to extol the virtues of his beliefs, and display his Inquisitorial rosette. The other, Anton Soljic is a more conservative, practical man who still believes in a second coming of the Emperor, but thinks it is great folly to think that anyone would bring this about directly. As such, he is almost an Amalathian at heart, believing everything is proceeding as the Emperor sees fit, and seeks to maintain the status quo of the Imperium. He is more discreet, and rarely displays his credentials (over the years he has found that many people act differently when they know an Inquisitor is in their midst). The two inquisitors’ divergent views have always put them at odds, but they have never come to blows. This might change, however, as they meet in a recently uncovered tech-vault that appears to date back to before the Age of Strife...
|I opted for a traditional and reserved color scheme for Soljic to emphasize his reserved character and methods of operation.|
|The new 32 mm base gives Soljic more of a sweeping dynamic presence than what would have been afforded by a standard 28 mm one.|
Deciding on the first model of the trio to paint was quite simple; I painted the one that I finished converting first, Anton Soljic. Ultimately, I did not have much choice in the matter, as I was waiting on an order from Forge World to come to start creating the other two! Wanting to emphasize the inquisitor’s circumspect way of going about official business, I wanted to paint him in drab military colors, functional and unobtrusive, with no obvious signs of his rank. Aside from using an airbrush to prime and do an initial coat of black, the rest of the model was painted with an Ichiban brush and a range of Vallejo Model Air, Minitaire, and Games Workshop paints (Vallejo makes some awesome military colors! ex: Olive Grey, US Dark Green, Dark Green, olive drab, etc.).
- Adam Wier