Is there anyone who can resist the call of the Horus Heresy? With the release of the Betrayal at Calth I find that nigh impossible. I still haven’t picked the game up but I got my hands on the Terminator Captain or Legion Praetor as it is also called (I think, I’m not at all up to speed with 30k titles and names). Just a disclaimer, I’m not starting a Horus Heresy army but a cool model is a cool model. So lets get cracking, we got some converting to do.
The Legion Praetor is off course way too fancy and pretty for my Lords of Ascension Chaos Space Marines warband. He needs some mutations and a more corrupted feel. The model itself is just as brilliantly designed as all new single pose models these days. Games Workshop are really spoiling us with both variety and quality. Unlike some of the Age of Sigmar chaos characters the pose is controlled and restricted. I like the way he holds the combi-melta. Very commanding. I’ll keep it that way.
One thing I won’t keep is that pretty boy face. The glorious days of the Great Crusade are after all dead and gone. I found this Plaguebearer head in my bits box. I will try and use the mouth only rather than the whole head. I think it will look scary, wierd and cool but it’ll be tricky to mesh the pieces. The head is very obscured by the armour, so as long I don’t completely botch it, it’ll be ok I guess.
The Chainfist looks ok and it’s decently useful but I’m not going to keep it. Instead I’m going to use the arm(s) with the Tzeentch icon but I’ll be doing so Green Stuff work on the arms to make them less Tzeentch and more generic chaos mutation. Icon will be turned into a badass mace/maul/stave. The Warp Talon jump pack wings things will make up the weapon. It is maybe a bit too long at the moment. I maybe should shorten it a cm or so. What do you think?
The biggest problem with the Pink Horror arms are their length. They are at least 50 % longer than the Legion Praetor’s arms. Mutated or not, it looks a bit off. Doesn’t it? Should I keep the arm length or should I shorten them a bit?