Officio Assassinorum: Imperial Assassin (Rogue Trader, 1991)

Officio Assassinorum: Imperial Assassin (Rogue Trader, 1991), Jes Goodwin

Backing up even firther from yesterday’s Vindicare Assassin post is the original Imperial Assassin model from 1991. Armed with a Combi-Weapon that bears more than a passing similarity to the weapon weilded both by the later Eversor Assassin and the various carbines held by modern Adeptus mechanicus models, this guy was rolled in together with some of the earlier Rogue Trader models from the various Adventurers ranges into the nascent Forces of the Imperium category.

Officio Assassinorum: Imperial Assassin (Rogue Trader, 1991), Jes Goodwin

A with yesterday’s assassin, this model is my original dating back from its time of release, and like the Vindicare, it was started but never completed. Even being stripped once and then restarted …and then never completed. As with the Vindicare, the paint job is a homage to the original “official” one, but with the weapon paint and a couple of other things toned down (no need for a checkerboard pattern on this gun in my opinion) – but still retaining some of the nonsensical, like the gem-like knee and elbow pads, the red tassels on the power sword, and the brown straps on his ninja-thongs (flip-flops to you Americans!)

The base deco is a Rogue Trader-era Eldar head that I cast off an existing model using Oyumaru for the mold and Kneadatite for the helm. The angles here aren’t the best, but yes, it’s a yellow helm with black tiger stripes to keep it era-approriate.

This leave me with just the Eversor and Callidus Assassins to paint to (finally) have one of each painted. Then I can move to second sculpts…

8 thoughts on “Officio Assassinorum: Imperial Assassin (Rogue Trader, 1991)

  1. Great rendition of the classic assassin, don’t recall ever getting this model, but thought about it a couple of times, fancied doing ones of the lesser known temples which were described in the Horus Heresy novel Nemesis , but never got past making the frames, maybe something to look at again at some point

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    • Sounds interesting. I haven’t read that one of the novels, but I dimly recall mentions of the other temples in the fluff from days of yore. If you ever do get back to them, I’ll be keen to see what you come up with!

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