Given his size, I'm wondering if I can get away with including him in a 30k Iron Hands force by removing the backpack and remodelling the back of his torso to pass him off as a character in custom TDA - after all, the Xth did have a hand in experimenting with & designing most patterns of Terminator armour
What I am wondering is if this model means a full iron hands release with a more units and a separate codex, it could happen! The Hands are different enough in look at least to justify having their own models.
Well, I never thought I'd see the day when 40k Iron Hands got a plastic character release, so never say never, but I'm doubtful
Especially considering most of the unique organisational traits to the Iron Hands (Terminator-lead squads, Iron Fathers replacing Chaplains, Clans being entirely independent, etc.) have been removed/glossed over in recent years to push them closer to Codex-compliance
I've been tempted for a while to use the Dark Imperium Captain as a base for a Saturnine pattern-clad Forgelord for my Imperial Fists, but this might be an even better base, and it already has most of the techy bits and gubbins I'd need.