Hello brethren of the Eightfold Path! I'm currently working on a secondary project that is a Word Bearers warband of 8 leaders. Right now it looks like this- 2x Daemon-Princes (Ascended Dark Apostle and his second/herald), 1 Coryphaus, 1 First Acolyte, 2x Warrior-leaders, and 2 Sorcerers. This is pretty much a fluff/painting project without any real projection of gaming.
I have all of the Astartes models currently but found a problem with my First Acolyte; I found one of the old, out of production Dark Apostle models on eBay and grabbed it. The problem is he is tiny compared to the rest of the models (BSF Chaos Lord, Master of Executions, Night Lords Termie Praetor, CSM Sorcerer, Master of Possession) and just doesn't look right when placed with them. So, I'm on the lookout for a new First Acolyte model, who will be the "mortal" Dark Apostle of the group given that the former one is now a Daemon-Prince.
So far, I found some options but am unsure which would be best. The options are:
1. Current Dark Apostle model (easiest/cheapest and requires next to no conversion)
2. FW Word Bearer Praetors (the termie one looks pretty killer and the PA one is not bad though needs a crozius)
3. FW Zardu Layak (expensive, but a cool model and can work with the staff to make it a proper weapons)
4. FW Erebus (expensive/OOS currently, but once again a cool model)
I don't know about the size of Zardu and Erebus, but the Praetors are newer and I've seen them next to current CSM models and they are in proper scale. Any ideas on what direction might be best/any ideas on a good model?
Edited by Lord_Ikka, 13 November 2021 - 11:25 AM.