Behold Rangvald of the Black Eye! Born of the union between a plastic Cataphractii Terminator and a Space Wolves Wulfen kit. Look upon his glorious hammer, shield and feral visage. Envy his hard won battle honours and tremble before the might of his battle plate. The Wulfen are coming, go now and hide behind your walls!
I wanted something a bit different to my skulking Alpha Legionnaires – so an Emperor’s Children legionnaire carrying a banner aloft fitted the bill nicely! I used MKIV head, torso and shoulder pads, along with legs, helmet plume and resting sword arm from the Sternguard Veterans kit. The banner from the Space Marine Command Squad kit finished him off.
I used the MKIV legs for my kitbash, a Sternguard Veteran body, some standard arms and a head. I added on as many purity seals as I could find (because I love purity seals). I wanted to provide him with a large array of equipment, such as a knife, bolt pistol, a MASSIVE hammer, and obviously a mechanical assistant is never too much.
To start with I just looked through sprues and started cutting out pieces that really interested me. Things like the knobbly shoulder pad, head and legs from the MKIV Space Marines, the power sword from a Space Marine Captain and a storm shield from the Vanguard Veterans. I then glued them together and keep adding more until I was happy with the result.
I love the sculpted armour on the MKIV hero and thought it would be a good opportunity to make him fit into my Raven Guard collection. With a little bit of trimming and a well positioned grenade pack I was able to make him fit onto some Vanguard Veteran legs. The addition of a Chaplain?s helmet and a Vanguard Veterans? jump pack made him a true son of Corax.
Armed with only a Bolt Pistol and Melta Bomb, this battle-hardened Space Marine crouches in the rubble, ready to strike his armoured target. Using Mk.IV parts as the basis for the character, I added bits from the Sternguard Veteran and Company Command squads, such as reinforced shoulder pads, open hand and crouching legs.
I wanted my Space Marine to be an executioner. I purposefully made him non-descript as this marine would not want to be identifiable to his comrades at battle’s end, but also using some MKIV parts to give him a certain aura of tradition. The axe I took from the Wulfen kit, filed down and repurposed into a huge axe of final judgement.
To me, a Space Marine wearing a variety of armour marks represents a heroic veteran, who leads from the front. As such, I chose legs from a Vanguard Veteran because of their dynamism and snazzy tabard! Also, nothing says ?heroic charge? more than a chainsword raised high!
My Space Marine force is Black Templars and with their tendency to ?Abhor the Witch?, I have never built or painted a Space Marine Librarian. So I used the Space Marine Librarian with parts from the MKIV Space Marines and Vanguard to make my first. I couldn?t resist the giant axe from the Wulfen box to finish him off, but what Chapter to paint him?
For my Moritat I (a lone gunslinger from The Horus Heresy) used a Chaplain but chopped him in half at the waist and stuck on a set of legs from the Vanguard Veteran set to make him look like he was diving forward. I used plasma pistols from the Vanguard Veteran and Sternguard kits to replace his weapons along with a shoulder pad and head from the Space Marine Command Squad.
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