Friday, May 11, 2012
Chapter Master Charlesso Khan of the Mantis Warriors
Posted by Michael Ovsenik
I have been thinking about making a Mantis Warriors chapter master for a long time. I had a chief librarian, a chaplain, a captain (not painted yet) on a bike, and a terminator librarian (not painted yet). I wanted a character in terminator armor with a storm shield so he could be paired with my terminators.
I decided on a chapter master. You hardly see them since they're so expensive and really not all that great. I wanted to try him out anyway just to see what he could do. Putting him in terminator armor makes his orbital bombardment semi-useless as you want him in combat, but perhaps I'd get a use out of it sometime. I was pumped to see that he could use a storm shield AND a lightning claw so that is how I built him. I added a piece for an auxiliary grenade launcher just in case I wanted to use that at some point.
Following my prime directive that every character needs a back banner he was given one. I tried to use the new paints on this new model - I still primed him Army Painter green however. This makes painting marines a lot easier.
Next week I'll be placing a Forge World order and definitely getting at least one of these kits.