Something like this major? How do you get the lines of the hose on the other side? or were you saying that any weapon on fhat arm will have a hose so it will sit nicely
Yeah, that's what I was thinking of.
The ribbing on the back hose where it touches the cape doesn't matter, as the hose will still rest on the cape in the same place when you attach the arm. Other arms that you will attach will likely have different hoses (that come fully moulded if they have them), and as long as they don't interfere with the model it doesn't matter if they look different.
Hopefully that makes sense?
Thanks , is there a handy chart for knowing whats "SM" and whats say a chapter specific icon ? Like We have the sword of the lion, the space wolfs have their pelts, blood angels have their teardrops of blood etc.
All Space marine Legions originally had (nominally) the same structure, and used the same ranks and insignia. Over time as the Legions fought in the Great Crusade, and as the Primarchs were gradually found, and as different homeworlds began to contribute new recruits to the Legions, different traditions and iconography/titles/ranks/organisation began to creep into the various Legions. After the Horus Heresy, Roboute Guilliman of the Ultramarines decided that the Space Marine Legions should be broken down into Chapters so that no individual could wield the force of a full Legion again, and to lessen the opportunity for so many Marines to ever turn at once and threaten the Imperium again. Each of these new Chapters was to follow the the guidance laid down by Guilliman in his book, the Codex Astartes. As the biggest surviving Legion, the Ultramarines broke down into more than half of the total of all the newly-formed Chapters. Of course, many of these (and indeed, many other Legions' Chapters too) adopted the ranks and dictates of the Codex and combined them (over the ten thousand years since the Heresy) with their own traditions to arrive at the Chapters we have "today" in the 41st Millennium. Other Chapters simply adapted the customs and traditions of their parent Legion instead, and likewise evolved these over time.
Therefore, the use of iconography like laurels to denote veterancy and command is quite widespread, much like the Iron Halo or the Iron Skull are. There's a nice summary of more common Space Marine honour badges here on Lexicanum. The main thing to remember is that some ranks and honorifics (and indeed armour or relics that may accompany the position) are often very ancient, and it is therefore not necessarily uncommon to see some of these honour badges even in Chapters that may not otherwise have the tradition of using those particular ones.