Having purchased the new reduced cost, Gamers' Edition of the Space Marine codex (after swearing to never pay for another codex again - shrewd move, GW, shrewd move) I realized I needed a chaplain to run the Battle Company formation.
Sadly, all the official models are either metal or finecast ( NO THANKS!), so I kit bashed my own. I trolled the bits box and ended up with this:
The two real challenges were the Crozius, and the skull mask. I created the Crozius from a terminator thunder hammer handle and a bit from the Basillica Administratum kit. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out!
I tried a skull from a servoskull bit, but it was too small. Fortunately, while trolling my scenery bits box for the Crozius, I saw a skull embedded in a buttress!
A little hacking on the buttress, and some surgery on a corvus helmet... and VIOLA! a chaplain's skull helmet. Not the greatest, but certainly table ready.
I've applied the black and begun painting the other parts. All I need to do to complete it is to edge highlight the model, and finish the details.
Here's to free dedicated transports!