I’m still working my way through February’s Neglected Models, especially after I had a bit of a surge of getting stuff done at the end there, and then took a break from posting for a few days because videogames.
Today we have a Space Marine Chaplain from the mid-1990’s. Spefically the second range of Chaplains launched with 2nd Edition 40k when they got Jes Goodwin to slowly resculpt the entire Space Marine range. You can just barely see my Custom Mentor Legion transfer on his shoulder, peeking out under his pack here.
The figure and jump pack are mostly metal, and as with all of the Mentor Legion that I’ll be working my way through in the foreseeable future, were started back in early 3rd edition. And completed about a week ago. The jump pack is once again metal – pinned in place, while the little skulls on the pack are plastic details, carved off …something.
The skully pauldron you see here is a metal conversion piece. It might have originally been a Blood Angels pad, or possibly a chaos one. Works well enough for a Chaplain, though – so that’s what he got. The rest of the right arm is from a Chaos marine, with a 3rd edition Imperial Bolt Pistol.
He’s perhaps a bit colourful for a Chaplain, but at least it’s all in context this time. The green of his bolt pistol, scabbard and pouches and the white of his pauldrons reflect his chapter colours, the red is all purity seal wax in my usual colour (and the same colour used on my Mentor Legion) while the blue is a richer edge highlight colour on his black armour, and the metallic blue on his Rosarius and Crozius is a way I often represent power (fields, weapons, etc). The brass accessories add some gravitas to him, as he’s a Chaplain rather than a mere Astartes, and of course, bone for the skull-helm, scrolls and such. But yeah. Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. Black and White and Bone. Silver and Gold. Grimdark Chaplain!
And here he is with a pair of plasma-toting bodyguards. Ready to swoop in and ruin your day! Hm, you can’t attach characters to squads anymore. I wonder how he’ll work out?