Nice start, and welcome to the howling griffon madness. (There does seem to be more of us around these days)
Really liking the captain, and such clean lines with him (I know it’s something I struggled with when I started mine)
All in all though a great start. You’re doing Mancora proud...
Thanks for the kind words Brother!
2 quick questions though
Where’s the shield and icon on it from? I’m using custodes shield to represent storm shields but tat looks like an idea I want to explore
What swayed you towards this version? I went with the forgeworld reversed scheme as I felt the chapter badge will look better on a yellow background but this is the first time outside of the deathwatch I’ve seen quartered shoulder pads.
The Shield itself is the Anvil Industries Spartan Shield; the small mount is a Terminator shoulder insignia; the Griffon symbol is from Pop Goes The Monkey.
As for the Chapter symbol/pad, the general Chapter iconography is the black Griffon on a quartered background. While the Howling Griffons don't usually use Company colours, I just felt like using the full 'proper' iconography on the shoulder (rather than a block red background).
Also, I've always known Griffons as being Yellow/Red on the top half, so that's why I went for that. I like that they're actually better at interpreting the Codex than the Ultramarines (UM actually have non-Codex compliant stuff: Tyrannic War Veterans aren't in Codex!) and so wanted to be as accurate as I could be - so regular quartering and quartered symbol
I will be doing up a squad of something at some point in full camo, because camo is in the Codex damnit
Though that is later, and will be much later, as I have loads get done!