Saturday 2 August 2014

Ordo Malleus Daemonhunter

Hi Friends,
Todays classic Rogue Trader miniature is an Ordo Malleus Daemonhunter, I painted this miniature while working on the Forgeworld Solomon Lok which I can say I am not enjoying painting although the sculpting on this miniature is inferior to Solomon Lok, on Lok there is just too much detail, you need to be of Golden Demon standard to do it justice.

I love the ecclesiastical outfit and personal power armour he wears, adorned in runes and Imperial emblems, he is armed with a Daemon sword and a holstered PSI-cannon.  If you remember from the all fluff in the RoC SoD book I still laugh now remembering to even see an Ordo Malleus Daemonhunter meant you faced extermination only Adeptus Astartes were exempt as it was seen as a waste.

Ordo Malleus Daemonhunter - front
Ordo Malleus Daemonhunter - back - note the plastic Space Marine power pack

White Dwarf catalogue advert below, labelled slightly wrong as Inquisitors with force weapons, which if you look at the miniatures they are clearly carrying Daemon weapons.  Luckily I own all three :)

Ordo Malleus Inquisitors - White Dwarf 118

Ordo Malleus Inquisitor - White Dwarf 117

I also painted one of the many broken plastic Tyranids in my Advanced Space crusade box, just to see if I could restore the miniature to a decent standard, it might be the start of another project for the future.

Tyranid - front

Tyranid - side


  1. Wow, awesome blasts from the past! I had forgotten that Inquisitor model existed. Nice find and thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks keep coming back I have so much to show you, time is my only enemy :D

  2. I only realised yesterday when I took those three Ordo Malleus that I recently traded for out of the paint stripper that they had Daemon weapons. I had naively thought that the notion of "Radical" Inquisitors had only come about in 2000 or so, when the "Inquisitor" game and the Eisenhorn books started to come out. There goes my geek cred :)

    Nice, velvety paint job Jason. Those three are unusual sculpts, but I really like each of the three for different reasons.

    The Tyranid warrior looks nice in that classic genestealer scheme too.

    1. Cheers mate, It is a big shame that the 54mm Inquisitor miniatures didn't go down this path, Eisenhorn loved the books but the miniature was a bit too gothic medieval for me as I prefer the old school sci-fi look. I do have both of the Daemonhost miniatures in 28mm to paint though...someday

  3. Love those old Inquisitors, loads of unique character to them. Your wonderful paintjob is really doing it justice too.

    1. Ross thank you for the great feedback, I hope to get the other two painted someday... p.s. stay away from Solomon Lok