Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Warhammer 40k - Imperial Missionary

It's difficult to express just how much I love this figure (and the rest of the Preachers and Missionaries) - the sculpting and detail is absolutely fantastic. This is one I managed to get at a reasonable price from eBay and painted him up, unconnected to any other current project - I figure that he might work well in an Imperial Guard force, or bringing the word of the Emperor to some heathens in a shantytown. 
The paint scheme was inspired by the Ayatanis from the Gaunt's Ghosts series - I'm not entirely sure now whether they actually wore green robes, or whether that was what they wore when I pictured them in my head...
Anyway, the figure was painted to look like he'd been operating on his own for a while, without much time to service his weaponry - I imagine him as a roving missionary travelling from ash waste settlement to hive sump and so on.

Thanks for reading - comments and questions are most welcome!


  1. Yes! This is my favourite 40K figure!

  2. Nicely done. Have to agree he is an awesome mini

  3. Absolutely gorgeous mini, and you have done it proper justice!

  4. Love it. Looks as dirty and dingy as one would expect an unwashed preacher to be.

    I have the chainsword alternative sculpt waiting to be painted. Think I might work on him this evening after seeing this. :)