Getting better and better all the time
I really love the idea of building First Claw at the "normal" 28mm scale: Truescaling is an excellent way of bringing iconic characters to life, but there is also something to be said for versions of established characters that you can actually use alongside the rest of your army!
Uzas is looking even better now -- what kind of helmet are you planning for him? Mk. III? As for the bloody handprint, I can tell you from personal experience that painting one of those is not quite as terrible as you might fear
As for Cyrion and Mercutian, they are looking great as well. Mercutian's heavy bolter is not nearly baroque and brutal enough for my taste, however. I suppose the daemon faced muzzle might change that, though.
Thanks Kraut, you are right about Mercutian's HB. I am planning to add the daemonic muzzle from the art work to the front of it so that should help it a little bit. As for Uzas, looking at the same artwork I feel that the World Eaters MKII helmet without the bunny ears is the best fit for him:
It has the single eye lens as described in the book (if i'm remembering correctly) and also the spikes on the top from the picture. An added bonus is that their should be plenty of room to paint a hand print .
I'm reading this after I've already sent those bits to you mate and gutted I hadn't read it sooner. I have a narthesium you can have, I've also got a couple MkV helmets as well. Send me a pm and I'll see what I can help with.
I am now in the same boat having replied to the PM without reading this first haha. I have ordered the MKV helm and Raztalin has kindly offered to sen me the Narthesium but if I can think of anything else I will definitely let you know . I'm getting a lot of help putting these guys together and that just shows how great the frater in this forum are! Also dude as promised, the model I plan to use for Xarl:
I will be making my own angry rabbit helmet for him because I don't want him to look like a stock Night Raptor. I will also have to add a loincloth of some sort and lots more severed heads and skulls .
The legs for Talos which looked to be the most fitting actually come from the Kakophoni:
Terrible, tiny picture but it has the large knee pads and a loincloth that can be painted to look like flayed skin.
Thanks again for the comments and help guys