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Miniature Monday: Imrijka, Inquisitor

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One of the more unconventional miniature concepts, and an Iconic character in the Pathfinder universe: Imrijka, the (half?) orcish Inquisitor.

(posting by Antonia & Dirk)

This week’s miniature has rich detail and (in our opinion) quite some style. A cool coat and a stern attitude made us think of a headhunter or even a “desperado” in a fantasy/wild west setting.

We both wanted her to have an arrow for her bow, and used different ways to achieve that.

Dirk painted the mini as a bounty hunter/city ranger.

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Dirk:

“I wanted her to look a little sinister, as she stalks the dark corners of the town searching for her prey, so I stayed with brown and gray colours and even ‘rusted’ her armor. For the arrow I used a broken spear from an undead sprue and cut the tip a little shorter. With no time to make the feathers out of green stuff, I used a plastic farn from an terrain pack and cut it in half – finished!”

 

Antonia was the one with the “desperado” idea, and made her mini a kind of a gun bowslinger:

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Antonia:

“I was inspired by western movies by the hat and the long coat, so I decided to make the armour plates leather instead of metal and gave her a desert base, plus some dirt on her shoes and coat from the long, lonely walks on the dusty road. As a contrast to the reddish leather I gave her green skin (although in D&D most orcs are rather grey, I suppose, but artistic freedom and stuff…). Like Dirk I wanted her to have an arrow ready, so I carved mine out of a wooden toothpick – it was a bit rushed, so the tip is just sharp and painted, not sculpted, and the fletch is a bit small. But still I’m quite happy how it worked out as an (last minute) addition to the mini.”

 

Jim sent us the version with the most shining metal:

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Jim wrote that he had a hard time to get into the painting, but is happy that he finished her anyway. I (Antonia) personally like the brightness of the armour, which is quite a contrast to both our dark & grimey concepts. Nice work on the face! (I was annoyed with it and didn’t even paint pupils, fortunately for orcs that’s mostly okay). Your inquisitor has a grim and questioning look, perfect for someone of her trade!

 

William sent us the a daring conversion this week, making her a duellist.

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Well done, mate! Awesome conversion!

Let’s hear what William said:

“One of the central NPCs in the pathfinder game I’m playing is a half-orc duelist. I didn’t have anything like that in my collection of bones, so I decided to use this as an opportunity to do a conversion.
So I started with Imrijka, our iconic inquisitor, but made a few modifications. First I cut one side of the brim off her hat, made a turned up version out of green stuff, and added some feathers to make it look like a swashbuckler’s cap. I also cut off the bow and replaced it with a rapier. The blade is made out of a pin, and the fancy guard was made with lots of little thin strings of green stuff. I like how her pose really looks like a dueling stance.
For the color scheme I decided to go with bold colors, and lots of freehand: a bold blue cape with lace trim, and black gloves and bustier with red brocade. This was also my first time painting orc skin; I started with a yellowy tan color and did washes of green over it.
The base was made from sculpey. It looks a little weird out of context, but it’s designed to fit into 6 other bases like puzzle pieces as part of a larger pattern.”

He made a 360° spinning animation as well:

https://gfycat.com/@pragmatique/detail/FortunateSilkyBallpython

This weeks’s gallery:


Coming next:

06/02/17 Kelpies (Sea “Elves”) Core Set

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This way you’ll have two weeks/one weekend to paint, and we have one weekend to write (which is the only time of the week where we have some open minutes).

You can of course send in pics later, but to take out a bit of the stress (most pics arrive here rather last minute) please consider the three day deadline. Later pics will show up in an update and won’t get as much spotlight, I suppose  😉

06/19/17 Female Centaur and/or Male Centaur (both Core Set)

07/03/17 Arran Rabin (Male or Female Thief) Core Set

07/17/17 Mystic Theurge, Core Set

07/31/17 Gauntfield (Grim Reaper Scarecrow), Core Set

08/14/17 Olivia, Female Cleric, Core Set

8/28/17 Swamp Invasion Part 2: Turtle Warriors, Core Set

9/11/17 Little ones: Hobbits & Gnomes

9/25/17 Catch-Up Monday: Monday Minis that you missed last time! Bones I & II

 

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5 thoughts on “Miniature Monday: Imrijka, Inquisitor

  1. I like the dusty vigilante look Antonia and Dirk did, it suits her. The weathering really makes her look dusty like she’s been on the road a long time. Dirk’s has got some pretty crazy eyes, I would not want to be her target! The arrows are a nice touch, but perhaps a bit out of proportion. It’s very hard finding things that work at this scale; I tried a bunch of stuff including a toothpick before settling on a pin. A bowstring would sell it even more, but those are tricky.

    The face and metallics on Jim’s are very nice, and I also like the leather details. But the choice of a gray cloak is too close the silver metal I think – choosing a different color would have provided some needed contrast.

  2. Thanks for the compliments on the face. That was the one part I really liked! I still think she looks like an elf with fangs! I’ve always envisioned orcs and half-orcs as ugly, not like this rather beautiful girl.

    William’s conversion is really great! I can’t decide whether I like the hat or the rapier better. The bold colors really say “Duelist”. I can’t wait to see a shot of all the minis/bases that go together.

    I feel Antonia & Dirk captured the character of the original mini way better than I did. Dirty and dusty but grimly determined.

    I didn’t put much into this one (and my pic ended up grainy!) as I just wasn’t very inspired. I’m not a Paizo or Pathfinder fan and I don’t really care for the concept of “Iconics” or an Inquisitor class. I’m not fond of orc/half-orc characters (except as NPCs) and, finally, I felt this mini tried to be too many different things at once. O.K. rant over and sorry if I stepped on anyone’s toes!

  3. That duelist is fantastic! I might have to steal that idea, especially since I’ve got the figure in both bones and metal!

    • Thanks! You should go ahead and steal the idea, plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery.

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