Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
We're Employed by NicklausofKrieg We're Employed by NicklausofKrieg
just some more character studies this time they're redos of an old Inquisitor's retinue i drew up a long time ago

left to right we have a veteran stormtrooper sergeant a psyker a tech scribe and a combat servitor
Add a Comment:
 
:iconhellsmechanic:
Hellsmechanic Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice!
Reply
:iconcylexus:
Cylexus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013

Ah man I remember these guys, I miss writing about them. When my contract finishes up I should really get back into writing and maybe include these veteran nutters as well. :thumbsup:

 

Reply
:iconcorporal-yakob:
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I can't believe there are big chunks of artwork in your gallery I've completely missed, time to rectify that!

First off, some general comments: it's a nice change to see a more orderly and uniform looking Inquisitorial retinue then the usual mishmash of half naked Feral Guardsmen, hive ganger low-lives and upper class ladies of merit; implies a militaristic bent in the Inquisitor who hired them as if they had Stormtrooper or Commissariat training before joining an Ordos. Love the colour scheme as well, can't ever go wrong with grey and black for armoured badasses. :D

Veteran Stormtrooper Sergeant - Has a particularly awesome looking gas-mask design and the single orange eye-piece really stands out; a glowing targeting lens next to a hollow socket. Perfect for a Stormtrooper's intimidation factor!

Pysker - Looks human and innocent now but I bet those cables will light up with ethereal lightening and flail about in combat like possessed tentacles, which would be just damn cool indeed.

Tech Scribe - I don't know why but I immediately think "Russian cyberpunk assassin" when looking at this guy. Bizarre....regardless, love his tech mask/goggles combo.

Combat Servitor - I think this is my favourite of the bunch, it really captures the feeling of weight and durability a big, heavy duty combat servitor would have. Just a walking slab of armour and weapons. :D
Reply
:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
oh i wouldn't know about that, you looking through all my old stuff and all.

well thanks, i always liked the variety usually seen in an inquisitorial retinue, but yeah, i've been seeing way too many criminals, primitives, and high society folks. these guys on the other hand look more like inquisition trained personnel, more like a special forces team than a gang of adventurers.
the inquisitor who hired them is actually of a more intellectual path though, he schemes and manipulates, and tests new theories.
he's actually an inquisitor :iconcylexus: made for his old warhammer fanfic "Das Boot Imperialis", these guys actually appear in the later chapters, fighting their way out of enemy lines before being found by the Tartarus guardsmen, i suppose you still remember the rest.

Gerhardt Schtrek (fromerly Streke, and later Strake, due to a typo in the fanfic that stuck.) as stated, he's a stormtrooper who's a veteran of inquisitorial operations. other than that, he's a bit shady background-wise, his face heavily scarred supposedly from serving a sentence in a penal legion in between his term of inquisitorial service. he's a highly skilled fighter, and a more than competent team-leader. he also seems to have sadistic undertones as he sometimes faintly displays some odd enjoyment in all the killing he does, though this has not been openly confirmed.
besides that, he has a very protective fatherly like relationship with the psyker, Nikki Fahl, being the only person who's ever been truly nice to her, going so far as to always make sure to save half his rations and all his sweet rations just for Nikki. he'd surely stop at nothing for her safety, and has gone through grueling abuse and great feats of combat prowess to make good on that.
i pretty much based his gear (and pretty much the whole team's look) off of Helghast soldiers.

Nikki Fahl well then i suppose the innocent look was purely intentional, she's a relatively fresh novice psyker just out of her teens, and while she seems to have staved off the kind of madness that plagues other psyker, she's rather introverted due to mental trauma and social stigma and hasn't really gotten along or fit in well with all the previous teams she's been assigned with, Gerhardt seemingly being the only one she really trusts. she's also rather new to her powers (which you rightly guessed, involves her head cables) with her ability's strength sometimes getting tied up with her stress levels, she has mastered the manipulation of objects though.

Grigori Diugtyn 120509 (formerly Daimio) well i guess his names does tie in with the Russian feel you seem to be getting from him, dunno where the assassin part comes from since he's quite inadequate in combat, he doesn't even know "where the bullets go" on some weapons. he makes up for with incredible level headed-ness though, despite the situation he always has focus on what he thinks needs doing, in short he's not the type of incompetent combatant that just panics. besides that he's a highly talented and teched-up scribe (if i remember correctly both his arms and eyes were bionic).

Jahad 038856 he's a combat servitor of very visionary design, his biological base is that of an Ogryns, his servos and powered movement is the same that can be found in Space Marine power armor, and his programming is relatively advanced if not a bit unstable. he has a rigidly civil manner to him, as besides full on combat protocols in his AI he's also programmed to deal with civilians, whether it be medical care to law enforcement. he acts as Grigori's assistant.
Reply
:iconcorporal-yakob:
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
;)

I have to disagree there: I know it helps represent the freedom and variety of the Inquisition and its operations but I prefer a more standardized approach. Just my personal opinion though, one that pushes me more to the Guard then Inquisition. Ah yes, I remember; 
its a damn shame that story eventually just dried up. Seems most of the people I watch for 40K literature have given up on it. >_>

Gerhardt Schtrek - Hang on a minute, I think I actually helped create this character. I definitely helped come up with a ex-penal convict soldier turned Inquisitorial servant (original, I know ;P) at least. Anyway, enough plugging - its a damn good look. Was there a particular reason for the empty socket in his mask?

Nikki Fahl - Ah yes, pysker social sigma: lets piss off and traumatize the person with the powers to melt our brains with a blink! Aka the anti-logic that fuels the X-Men universe. Interested that her eyes seem normal; I thought the Soul-Binding all pyskers went through ruined their eyes.

Grigori Diugtyn 120509 :D My Russian sense is tingling correctly it appears; as the assassin, he just has that sci-fi assassin look: future balaclava, hi-tech goggles (and spiky haircut). 

Jahad 038856 Interesting description; a next generation servitor if you will, ideal for the Arbites yet almost certainly far too advanced and rare for them.
Reply
:iconwdragon92190:
WDragon92190 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I'm reminded of Wolfpack from O:RC
Reply
:iconcorporal-yakob:
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
More like horribly retarded AIpack.....though I admit that doesn't sound as catchy.
Reply
:iconconormcal:
Conormcal Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Team-Of-PricksPack.
Reply
:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
O:RC?
Reply
:iconwdragon92190:
WDragon92190 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Operation: Racoon City
Reply
:iconmadness3200:
madness3200 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
lol the guy from the right up corner looks like the Deus Ex evolution guy :D.
Reply
:icondevastatormarine:
Devastatormarine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
the combat servitor looks like a terminator ....................................
Reply
:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
really? i didn't notice a resemblance
Reply
:icondevastatormarine:
Devastatormarine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
i think well a little resemblance because of the thick back armor and a thick big head like a terminator
Reply
:iconjarms48a:
jarms48a Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Love the servitor
Reply
:iconfoggygolem:
FoggyGolem Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Standard DimaDozen Ind. specials line up. From left to right:
#3: Jack of Trades, normally medical/engineering.
#2: Information and individual HVT hunting.
#4: Experimental distraction class.
#1: Heavy with heavy. And more heavy.
Reply
:iconrtmis1:
RTmis1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Your work has gotten so much cooler (not that it was ever uncool) over the past year. Seriously its a massive development. Hats off to you sir. I'm really impressed.
Reply
:iconimashimethedaemon:
ImashimeTheDaemon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
The stormtrooper is cool, the psyker is hugged by me, the tech scribe looks like Kakashi and the Servitor is just awesome!
Seriously, i wonder why combat servitors haven't any helmet on in table-top or in the PC-Games.
But it's the same with Sergeants or Commanders of the Space Marines. Always without any helmet.
Reply
:icontrilbyapocalpysepro:
TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very modern-esque looking soldiers, and that servitor is badass.
Reply
:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
thanks :D
i always imagined soldiers of the inquisition to have access to more advanced gear than most
Reply
:icontrilbyapocalpysepro:
TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, i they all look so cool. But im not saying regular men-at-arms are not cool.
Reply
:iconcylexus:
Cylexus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
:iconawesomenessplz:

I remember these guys! Pity I lost interest in writing as this squad was fantastic to work with.

Really like the upgraded Combat Servitor.
Reply
:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
thanks :D

you lost interest in writing? what will you be doing now?
Reply
:iconcylexus:
Cylexus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Well I have been busy with work and such. Just havent wanted to write in quite some time.
Reply
:iconvlaskiyov:
Vlaskiyov Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Delicious stormtroopers.
Reply
:iconkarooz:
Karooz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I don't believe I've ever seen outfits like those two on the left before. Quite nice. I'm especially a fan of tall 'gorgets?' like the one on the segeant. Seems quite protective so long as he doesn't need to look to his left or right.
Reply
:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
thanks :D
yeah i really wanted to give them a modern/sci fi look instead of the usual WW2 look i give the regular soldiers of the imperium since they're soldiers of the inquisition i'd imagine they access to much more advanced gear than the rank and file

i think they're called neckguards nowadays the stormtrooper sergeant was pretty much a revamped version of the stottroopers from retribution [link] while as for the combat servitor i wanted to give him a more hulking heavy armored commando look rather than the usual mechanical monstrosity look so i drew influences from here [link] his more advanced and sophisticated look adds to the overall elite feel of the squad
Reply
:iconbrett-neufeld:
Brett-Neufeld Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
These are great! I like them all, but the design of the stormtrooper and the servitor are outstanding.
Reply
:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
thanks :D
the stromtrooper and the combat servitor were my favorite to draw
Reply
:iconnevesmose:
Nevesmose Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Very nice work once again... the colour scheme seems pretty suitable for a shadowy Inquisitorial group.
Reply
:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
thanks :D
i always imagined the color black to be very prevalent in most of the imperium's organizations
Reply
:iconnevesmose:
Nevesmose Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Hehe, yeah... it makes me wonder if there are some Inquisitors who go for nice pastel shades or something, just to be different. :giggle:
Reply
:iconmajormurray:
MajorMurray Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Great work Nick, great as always.
Reply
:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
thanks :D
Reply
:iconkain-moerder:
Kain-Moerder Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Great work.

I like your characters - they're 'alive', and they have no 'generic' aura around them.

Keep going, man.
Reply
:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
thanks :)

that means and alot and is much appreciated which is odd since i always imagined my characters to have a generic look to them
Reply
:icon10thdoctorwhooves:
10thdoctorwhooves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the veteran stormtrooper is awesome.
Reply
:iconmandalorkian:
Mandalorkian Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
They look very interesting. Who was this inquisitor?
Reply
:iconshadowdracwill:
ShadowdracWill Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Fun stuff man, nice job.
Reply
:iconraven913:
Raven913 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coolness! Love the designs. Black and skulls and eagles; very Inquisition. :meow:
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
September 30, 2011
Image Size
501 KB
Resolution
1600×1028
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
3,650 (4 today)
Favourites
99 (who?)
Comments
38
Downloads
55
×