Some of you may remember a picture I drew a little while ago of a Khornate guardsman who was a counts-as Marbo for my fledgling renegade guard. Though that army is largely postponed I have been painting the odd guy here and there. This was the latest completed mini who's supposed to be a fallen inquisitor who would count as 'Iron hand' Straken in game.
The idea came about because, looking at Straken's profile, it's closer to an un-augmented human in power armour than a guardsman. I didn't want him to resemble a marine (just a human in unique power armour) so I didn't use the backpack, helmet or pauldrons from astartes armour as to avoid the most recognisable parts. I also decided to make one arm un-armoured because it would not only reference the Kharn the Betrayer model (and indeed the reeeeaaaally old Berzerker models) but emphasize the armoured arm to indicate he's a stand in for 'Iron Hand' Straken.
I was quite happy with the paint job, and even happier that I finally figured out how to get a decent picture of it (even if it shows up numerous flaws I hadn't noticed in person).
Now to get back to my backlog of messages... maybe after that I might even find time to do some art... stranger things have happened...