Saturday, 14 May 2011

Alternative Terminators

Having trouble co-ordinating time, camera and hobby thoughts at the moment so apologies for the lack of posts. But as I'm trying to finish off some Space Marines I may as well continue my White Dwarf art series with a 40k-ish theme.

This picture is a piece from WD 135 for a series of extra missions for Space Hulk (with expansions). The name next to the picture is the artist (I presume) - Tony Hough. The Termies don't seem to be standard, as far as my, granted, untrained eye can see. Librarians at the back? But what's the script with helmet on the front Terminator. A nice picture all the same though.

Copyright obviously stays with the original owner (be it Games Workshop or the artist) and I hope that any interested parties will take these posts in the admiring showcase spirit that is intended.

EDIT: The great Blogger crash of 2011 has wiped out the comments to this post, but I'd like to thank Tristan (of GWpertinent fame) for IDing the Terminators in the picture. The two at the back are Grey Knights (as they have halberds) and the one in the front is an old Inquisitor Terminator (bottom left of the linked page). Cheers, mate.


  1. They're Grey Knights (you can tell by the fact their weapons are halberds) led by what I believe is an Inquisitor. (He looks quite similar to an old Rogue Trader era Inquisitor in Terminator armour fig. He's bottom left.

  2. Tristan, thanks for the info and links. Well spotted! And that does indeed look like that Inquisitor. You should have a GW blog. I'll have to have a look round my hobby shed. I'm sure I've some old halberd wielding Termies somewhere that I'd always assumed were Librarians. If they are Grey kights that'll knacker my Ultra M blue colour scheme!

  3. Yep, I've got that pic and thats what they are all right - GKs and an Inquisitor in Termie armour. Very old skool.

  4. That Inquistor helmet makes me think ABC warrior for some reason

  5. You're quite right they are Grey Knights, and that was the Inquisitor model I was shown for reference. Glad you like the pic!! It was one of a series I really enjoyed doing - I loved doing genestealers (this was before they were subsumed into the tyranids of course)
    (I still have the original art for this one if there are any collectors out there!!)

  6. Tony, honoured to have you comment. I'll just repeat - Great Picture. Unfortunately I don't think my recession hit wallet will stretch to your original :-S