“The Sisters of Silence, also known as the Silent Sisterhood, were the anti-psychic militant arm of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica during the Great Crusade, and were internally referred to as the organization's Departmento Investigates. Its ranks consisted entirely of Blanks.
Operating from the Somnus Citadel on Luna, the Sisters of Silence have a long history (their organisation predates the Horus Heresy). They were an all female order, in much the same way as the Adepta Sororitas; the major difference is that the Sisters were all Blanks. Recruited from Untouchable stock, the Sisters were anathema to psykers. Their very presence disrupted psychic activity and they are presumed to have been immune to most forms of psychic assault. The main purpose of the Sisters of Silence was therefore to seek out and apprehend psykers. As warrior-investigators they could be involved in all aspects of the capture and transportation of psychic individuals and could almost always be found among the crew of the Black Ships.
The organization of the Sisters involved the splitting of its members into numerous cadres such as the Storm Blades each of which contained a different armour schemes. A major base of operations for the Sisterhood was the Somnus Citadel on Luna.”
As soon as the HH Prospero Box arrived I just had to paint a SiS. I always like the SiS and their strange background. The great Graham McNeill immortalised them in his novel "A Thousand Sons " - IMO one of the best Horus Heresy books!
The model is really good, not just good, really good. The picture below with my 15 years old SoB models clearly show the way GW (and also my painting) have come. It also shows the famous scale and base size creep... ;)
As far as painting is concerned, I wanted a clean gold look. More or less like described in GWs paint booklet. For the head I wanted a more battle worn look, the Sisters is in service on Prospero so no time to daily shave her head, therefore the darker look. Hope you like it.