Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sisters Of Battle Exorcist - when to stop

Is it time to stop working on the Exorcist? The workshop is pondering this question. Photographs can be significantly informative, brutally identifying details that remain unnoticed to the ordinary eyeball. So there is some touching up required that has been missed  but the real question is should more detail and greater baroquification be added. Perhaps a few brassy bronzy icons attached to the hull. Some more purity seals, some more holy testaments or a pair of laud halers or even a storm bolter. All of these have been prepared and considered and now are possibly rejected, perhaps.

The changes form last week are the lights on the front hull, the testaments on the hull, the assembly of the upper superstructure, the smoke launchers, and the detailing of the mini including highlighting of structures, purity seals, bolts etc.

The Sisters as the militant arm of the ecclesiarchy should be both formidable and religiously righteous, I don't say holy as the Imperium of the 40k Universe is based more on ancestor worship than on religion and belief in god, even if the dying in stasis god emperor of humanity has some characteristics of a deity, the main belief of all strata of this society is in the existence of daemons in the Warp. As the righteous, the sisters war machines should be decorated with symbols of the justness and purity of the cause of the Sisters of Battle. The machines should be movable temples to the God Emperor. Therefore they should not appear as malicious or dark to the denziens of the Imperium. They should be symbols of hope even if the only hope is a quick clean death at the hands of the emperors hand maidens. Paint schemes should therefore reflect this. I hope this one does. Anyway below is another pic of this weeks sate of play and then last week's image and the first posted pics of this mini. Back to the original question - is it done or not besides touching up?

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