Greetings all! It's been a while.
So when the Boxing Day Bash came around, I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring and try and build and paint a custom kitbashed Jump Pack Chaplain, using the parts available in my bitz box.
This Chappy was built to join one of my DIY Chapters, descendants of Dorn known as the Vanquishers. They're Urban Warfare specialists and so with that I've been going for a less gaudy looks with not too many adornments that stick out and get in the way for cramped fighting in cities.
Thus here were the bitz used:
A lot of the pieces came form the Death Company set I got to make custom Vanguard and Sternguard years ago but the full list was:
Head: Chaos Space Marine skull helmet, with the arrow trimmed
Chest: Death Company
Arms: Death Company
Right Shoulder Pad: Death Company
Left Shoulder Pad: GW Imperial Fist pad
Legs: Death Company (seeing a theme here?)
Jump Pack: Death Company
Crozius Arcanum: An old Space Wolves Axe arm that needed love and the eagle decoration from the Command Box Set you'd typically put on a Company Standard
Base: Assault Marine base accessory
So a lot of Blood Angel-y stuff on a chapter descending from the blood of Rogal Dorn, but I trimmed off a lot of the extra frills and some iconography, leaving only the blood drops on the jump pack as there's a fluff reason to those within the Vanquishers as a sign of valorous honour. The crosses of the Death Company I intend to paint in with the rest of the armour, so it just looks like recessed detailing, but I'll paint the cross on the right shoulder pad to give it an Assault Marine emblem look once I get to detail painting.
And this is how he looked when fully constructed. It was fun trying to angle the Crozius arm to give a feeling of motion with all the purity seals (which are highly necessary for Litanies of Faith and warding form the risks of Plasma Pistol overheating in game...):
I'd initially tried to finish him before December was out, but family and other factors denied me to complete it in time and Takado ended up in a box for moving to my new flat. But after getting an itch to paint, I brought him back out and finished up painting him to complete him!
And a little history:
Possessing a voice that could shatter oncoming ranks of enemy and strengthen the resolve of his allies, High Chaplain Felix Takado has been ever at the forefront of the Vanquishers' battles, seeking to bolster the faith and morale of the Chapter and purge the enemies foolish enough to bring forth theirs and the Emperor's wrath. Armed with his Crozius and his sanctified plasma pistol, named "Sun's Rage", Chaplain Takado has ended many a champion and leader of the forces the Vanquishers have faced at the end of the 41st Millennium.
Recruited from the nomadic raiders that survive and pillage across the wastelands outside of Blackring Hive on Caeron, Felix Takado has served the Vanquishers for 188 years. Rising through the ranks of the 10th 'Hidden' Company, mastering the art of brutal close quarters combat and using the blessed firearms of the chapter, Brother Takado was first marked for Chaplaincy tutelage after his heroic actions on maintaining the stoic defence of the Wingfall Wall at Hive Perectus, after his Sergeant and a large element of the two Devastator Squads deployed were killed or wounded. Continuing his tutelage of the arts of Astartes combat, Takado began to learn the responsibilities and ceremonies of the Chaplaincy, before earning the black armour and Crozius Arcanum after another two decades of service through the Assault and Tactical companies.
Chaplain Takado has been seconded to the Fourth "Resilient" Company since 944.M41, replacing the the fallen Chaplain Jerra. Finding his ideal placement in leading both Assault Squads of the company, Takado earned multiple battle honours over a large series of Campaigns and Crusades with the Vanquishers fighting in their suited combat role of city-fighting and siege breaking and in other environments. Notable honours include the annihilation of Mek Rukka's Burna-Dreads at Sandhowl Pass, the execution of the Champion Undivided during the Sigmus II Purges and the leadership of the desperate defence of Imperio Spaceport against the Necrons' awakening upon Esperex Tertius.
And that's all! Thanks for stopping by and as always, any comments/criticisms etc are welcomed. Hopefully in the future I'll have some assault marines to add to my Fourth Company forces for Chaplain Takado to lead with zeal and pure wrath.
Edited by Brother Cambrius, 01 June 2020 - 09:40 PM.