Uriah Jacobus, Protector of the Faith

I’ve finished another model for my fledgling Inquisition collection. A model that I’ve wanted ever since I saw it as a kid, the good old Uriah Jacobus.

I got the model at the same time as the chainsaw preacher, and from eBay as well. This was right after GW had pulled Jacobus from sale, so I rushed to eBay and managed to get him at an acceptable price, albeit of course more than what I could’ve bought him for a week before. The model was properly old though, as it came in an unopened 3rd edition era blister pack, which was pretty cool.

Even if the model is positively ancient, I think it has aged really well. There are some details that are a bit clumsy, such as all the skulls, the fur, and the comically large hands, but overall ol’ Jacobus still holds up. Of course, just the pose and the concept of a “shotgun preacher” are cool enough!

Painting the model was largely similar to the last preacher. I chose to go with the studio paint scheme with this model, as I wanted to see if I could replicate the awesome skull design on the banner. While it’s not as nice as the original (big surprise, right?), the important thing is that the proportions look good to me and I’m happy with the result. Two other things I practiced while painting this model were the hot coals on the banner top and the more refined hazard stripes on the chainsword. I’m very happy with how both of these things turned out. Especially with the stripes, I feel like I’m approaching a good amount of weathering, and not over-doing the chipping.

And finally, I managed to claim another bingo square with Jacobus, this time for using a technique I haven’t mastered yet. I mean, really I could claim it with any model as even my basecoating could surely be improved, but this one is for practicing freehanding.

7 thoughts on “Uriah Jacobus, Protector of the Faith

  1. Fantastic work on Uriah Jacobus! It’s lovely how much detail and expression you have been able to get out of that face and those tattered robes.

    For the most part, the sculpts on these preacher models are still very much up t modern standards, especially the faces and the lots of stashed gear and devotional knick knacks. It’s baffling how the skulls, of all things, are so uniformly awkward across most of those models, however: The one element you’d think they would know how to pull off ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thanks KS! I wasn’t quite as satisfied with his face as I was with the other preacher’s, but all in all I liked the result. The robes were interesting, as they had very little folds or other detail, especially on the lower parts.

      You’re right about the skulls, it is mind boggling ๐Ÿ™‚ But of course, this guy is from the early nineties (?), so maybe the sculptors were still finding their footing back then..

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