Okay so I'm torn.
This was supposed to my 2nd veteran tactical squad's Sgt., but he looks so awesome that I'm thinking now that he might work better as a centurion (because I'm so lacking in HQ models). He stands out far more than my other Sgt., and easily rivals if not surpasses Asirnoth (who was unceremoniously demoted to the rank Sgt. due to his basic weaponry).
The torso's back half with the attached cloak came from one of the new Deathwatch kits, though one thing of note about that: I had to trim it a bit to fit up properly with the Mk IV front half of the torso. What the hell? I think that's the first time ever that two random space marine torso halves didn't fit together right off of the sprue.
The cloak looks shiny, but its a just a trick of the light. The only metallic part on the cloak is the XX decal. Also, it didn't really come out good in these photos, but the gold thing on his base is a damaged and bloodied Harlequin's mask (no doubt one of Neverness' bunch).
On a slightly different subject, I miscounted when ordering bitz and came up one meltagun short for my Alpha Legion tactical support squad. I needed four, but only had three. Ordering one plus a few other random bitz to justify the shipping cost would have come to about to about $6-8. That's a bit much just to get the meltagun that I needed. However I still had a $40+ credit with Noble Knight, and so instead I now have another Mk IV Tactical squad coming to me which includes a meltagun and only cost $6.87 above my trade-in credit.
I was saving that credit for the Bolt Action, 2nd ed rulebook, but with my Panzerfauste minis not working out as I had hoped, my interest in giving Bolt Action another try more or less took a nose dive. So this was a much better purchase I think!
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