I've always liked the Red Corsairs, and probably my first (and really bad) conversion so many years ago was to make a Huron Blackheart model. Red Corsair was even my screen name on the old Portent, its successor, Warseer, and a few other forums.
So, recently I was perusing a borrowed copy of the Imperial Armor Badhab war books & was contemplating the Tyrants' Legion army list. Mixing IG & SMs has a very 2nd. ed. feeling to it in my opinion, and is thus appealing (for nostalgia reasons). However rather than misguided & heavily indoctrinated PDF troopers who think that they're fighting for the Emperor, my IG are clearly followers of Chaos. So rather than paint up a space marine in the colors of the Astral Claws, I instead went with the later Red Corsair color scheme.
Given his organization of his legion, I don't see why Blackheart would alter that once he started building an empire within the Maelstrom. The Tyrant's Legion list (aside from taking Blackeart himself) allows for a Centurion as an HQ choice (basically a 2 wound SM vet. sgt. stat wise). There are other SM units included, but really I just figure to use this guy along with my renegade IG. Once in a while anyways. The Legion's IG equivalent doesn't have access to lascannons, sabre platforms, the cyclops or manticores, thus gutting virtually all of my IG's long ranged firepower.
I was trying to think of a name for him, but the only thing that comes to mind is the NIN song: The Hand That Feeds. Not sure it that would work for a Space marine though...
Also, on a totally different subject, a friend of mine, Red Bird has started an art blog. Anyone who has perused my blog roll will note that there are several other art blogs included, so this addition is hardly out of place. Also Red bird does paint minis & hosts our Dark Heresy games as well (normally playing the role of my self-declared nemesis), so gaming related content may appear on there at some point...
New From Games Workshop this morning
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