So, as promised here's my thread for my Dardanelles crusade, going along with the penitent crusade modelling & painting challenge started by Furioso Prime.
For now, I will post only images pertaining to the challenge- leaving questions I have modelling wise and other model pictures in my thread in the WIP section.
Challenge 1 for the penance crusade is an Emperor's Champion! Here is his humble beginnings:
Body is Gabriel Seth: flesh tearer symbols have been shaved off the finecast body, head has been removed, kneepads have also been removed.
Shoulders are from the "chaplain with skull helmet" model on GW's website (was originally only going to need one model- for my biker chaplain, but the model was horribly cast, so got another one- and decided to use the shoulder pads here.)
Kneepads will be replaced with those on this model:
The base rubble is from Ivanus Enkomi- picked it up in a trade a while back. The emperor's champion to be is actually pinned to the base through the rubble, so he doesn't break off the base.
The black sword will be added onto the model once I get my hands on a finecast emperor's champion- replacing seth's massive chainsword with the iconic black sword we all know and love.
Torso detailing will come from transplanting the reliquaries from this chest onto the now bare Seth chest armor:
The helmet is going to be from the Sevrin Loth set as well, in all likelihood- just need to decide if the helmet should/will have laurels on it; a decision I'm likely going to make when I get the helmet in hands (should arrive some time next week).
Foreseeable problems with this project: Dy fitting seth's cloak onto the model, it does not fit because of the larger chaplain shoulderpads. So, likely going to need to extend the cape onto the armor with a brooch/shield/etc. Also, I don't know if Seth's arms, which have been cut, will fit onto the new shoulderpads, again due to size. SO I may need to "extend" the bicep armor. If I do that, I'm gonna have to add ornate trim or something to cover whatever surgery I wind up doing.
Things to consider/things im considering: filing off the trim on Seth's cape, giving the cloak a more utilitarian look, and more convincing to paint as leather. Adding censers on chains to the model somewhere to add to the sense of movement. Adding more rubble/details to the base- I want to avoid trophies like chaos helmets as much as possible.
Lastly: the shoulderpads on this model have circular fields shown here:
Do I leave those as is? Or do I add a shield onto them? Either way, Crusade badge will be painted onto one, and Emperor's champion's personal heraldry will go on the other.
Well that's it for the initial post folks. Comments, critique and criticism welcomed and encouraged. I'll try and update this thread when the next step in the EC's progress rolls around.