The Commissars of the Officio Prefectus are formidable enforcers who ensure the Astra Militarum operates with unwavering discipline and efficiency. Recognizable by their iconic black greatcoats, peaked caps, and polished boots, these unyielding individuals personify the might of Imperial authority, known to all through hab-block propaganda and recruitment vids.
Chosen by the Officio Prefectus, Commissars must possess unwavering faith in the Imperium and display near-fanatical levels of dedication to the cause. Held to the highest standards, they inspire both awe and fear among the rank and file, and their penetrating gaze is enough to unsettle even the most seasoned officers.
Officio Prefectus Commissar Datasheets
What’s in the Officio Prefectus Commissar box
- x9 plastic pieces that make one plastic Officio Prefectus Commissar – which can be equipped with either a bolt pistol or plasma pistol at the end of his bionic right arm, while his left hand wields a power sword.
- x1 25mm Citadel Round Base
How to paint the Officio Prefectus Commissar set
- Step 1: Base Coat
Start by applying a base coat of black paint to the entire miniature. This will serve as the foundation for the Commissar’s iconic black greatcoat.
- Step 2: Uniform
Paint the uniform areas, such as the jacket and trousers, with a dark color like Eshin Grey or Macragge Blue. Use thin layers to build up the color gradually, ensuring smooth coverage.
- Step 3: Cap and Boots
Paint the peaked cap and boots with a contrasting color, such as Mournfang Brown or Vulkan Green. Take your time to achieve clean and precise lines.
- Step 4: Metallic Details
Paint any metallic details, like the belt buckle, pistol holster, and sword hilt, with a metallic silver or gunmetal color. Apply the paint carefully to highlight these areas.
- Step 5: Facial Features
Use Kislev Flesh to bring out the facial features of the Commissar. Paint the eyesa and eyebrows with Abaddon Black, adding depth and expression to the miniature.
- Step 6: Weapons
Choose the weapon configuration for your Commissar, either a bolt pistol or a plasma pistol. Paint the weapon with metallic colors and add any desired additional details, such as glowing energy coils for the plasma pistol.
- Step 7: Details and Insignia
Add additional details to the miniature, such as the Imperial Aquila on the chest, rank insignia, and any decorative elements. Use a fine brush and steady hand to bring out these small but important features. Retributor Armour would work great for this.
- Step 8: Highlights and Shading
Apply highlights to raised areas using a lighter shade of the base color to add depth and dimension. Use Nuln Oil for shading in recessed areas. This step will help enhance the overall appearance of the miniature.
- Step 9: Base
Paint the base of the miniature to represent the battlefield terrain. You can use various techniques, such as dry brushing or applying technical paints, to create a realistic effect.
- Step 10: Varnish
Apply a layer of varnish to protect your paintwork and give the miniature a finished look. Choose between matte, satin, or gloss varnish depending on your desired effect.