“This feather in my cap? I bought it from a Beast House Archaeozoologist on Malfi for a meagre 10,000 Throne Gelt! It comes from the extinct species of mega-orthinic known as the Peacock – I am reliably informed it was a notable predator back in the Age of Terra.”
I have finally finished painting the first of my Inq28 warband members for The Chapel: Baron Aurel Gotthold, Rogue Trader – aka “The Peacock”:
I wanted to deliberately shy away from from the conventional palette of colours I tend to use for armies and make The Baron a somewhat distinctive, gaudy & extravagant figure – hence the peacock feather being so deliberately garish. Also, I like to think that despite being part of an Inquisitorial retinue, he is somewhat tainted by chaos and the choice of colour does hint at some influence from Slaanesh or Tzeentch perhaps. The addition of the Eldar (or should that be Aeldari now?) Shuriken pistol hints that he may either be a xenophile or perhaps he is an arch-xenophobe, taking pride in making use of the weapons of the xenos that he has vanquished as only a Rogue Trader can do with impunity? The more likely option being that it is again another status symbol by dint of exotic rarity within the Imperium. This pistol came off a little plain as I couldn’t decide on a colour that wouldn’t clash – I’ll probably try out picking out the gems in green, blue or purple perhaps to make it pop a bit more.