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Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce Captain Silas Alberec of the Exorcists!
His mace, Hellslayer, started its life as a WHFB Lizardmen hand weapon added to the haft of a Blood Angels power axe. His head is from a Grey Knight, his torso is from a Dark Angels Ravenwing kit, and his legs are from a Blood Angels Death Company box. I have no idea exactly where his pistol or terminator honors shoulder pad come from. His back and shoulder pad are probably from a Space Marines Assault Squad box.
I am basically happy with how he has turned out so far. After some hemming and hawing, I think the proportions are nearly 100% correct. The legs sometimes look a little short when I hit the model from the wrong angle, but I’m pretty sure that a) that is mostly a result of foreshortening from his running stance and b) even if they are a little short, they’re still within the appropriate range for a man of his size and shape. The arms work out perfectly - most Astartes are gorilla-armed freaks.
What am I most happy with? For one, his stature. He’s more than a head taller than a standard marine in power armor - almost as tall as a terminator! For two, Hellslayer. I love the way that mace turned out. He looks like he’s getting ready to slam that pistol down on the magnetic patch on his leg armor, take that thing in a two-handed grip, and unleash some Strength 10 auto-wounding murderdeath on an offending daemon. I’m also quite happy with the overall stance. He looks like he’s running into battle, but the pose balances energy and dynamism with the discipline and strategy that the Exorcists are known for. I think the head I picked was a good choice, too.
Silas isn’t quite done yet. He still needs an iron halo, a little more greenstuffing, and a coat of paint!
You know, though, should one not be adverse to Green Stuff, a pair of curved horns could be added to the Terminator honors on the spaulder to convert it into the Exorcist chapter insignia.
A few days prior I had posted up some photos of recently acquired Grey Knights, including a Librarian. However, after going back to do some detail painting, I noticed something.
This Librarian has chapter icons in it’s metal sculpt.
I know this icon.
Bloody hell, I have an EXORCIST Librarian. I now have legitimate reason to put off painting him, as I want to do him up in his chapter’s colors. I don’t know if this is irony or the world just creeping me, but I had been thinking of painting my Termies up as Exorcists to save myself the trouble of remodeling them to look distinctly Grey Knighty. Is the game trying to push me into vanilla marines now?