Thursday, July 23, 2009

Crimson Fists II: Plastic Terminator Chaplain

What's better than a zealous Space Marine Chaplian? A zealous Space Marine Chaplain in Tactical Dreadnought Armour!

Since I'd picked up some free Terminators from White Dwarf I was happy enough to chop it up a bit. Apart from my Captain and Pedro Kantor my entire army is plastic. I just infinitely prefer it for conversion purposes and less chance of the paint chipping.

Conversion was pretty simple. Firstly I needed to consider the essentials of the Space Marine Chaplain:
  • Skull helmet
  • Crozius Arcanum (ornate power weapon)
  • Rosarius (for invulnerable save)

The helmet was simply the skull head Chaos Space Marine helmet (the one without any horns or overtly Chaotic symbols) that I pared with clippers to fit into the Terminator torso.

The Rosarius is represented by a banner top from the Terminator Command Sprue.

The Crozius Arcanum had to be pretty beefy to fit in with the Terminator armour. For the arm and handle I used a Thunder Hammer arm from the Terminator Assault sprue with the head of the hammer cut off. The top of the weapon is an eagle banner top, also from the Terminator Command sprue.
Since I liked the way the right arm pointed I had to put the storm bolter in the left hand. Therefore I had to chop up another arm and stick the Storm Bolter from the free terminator onto it.

I am looking forward to painting this guy, the black will stand out nicely against the navy.

Comments and criticisms welcome as always!


  1. Absolutely awesome conversion! I really love the look of this model, nice work!

  2. Excellent work, brother. Can't wait to see it painted.

  3. Love it, but no Crux Terminus on his left shoulder pad? I have ten of those heads for a Relictor Assault Sqd, very skull like.

  4. Thanks guys!
    @Siph: I know I wish I had a Crux shoulder pad but I couldn't find one in my bits box. I was hoping no-one would notice.. ;) Perhaps if I swapped around the ornate right shoudler pad it would look better? Until I find a spare Crux (which is unlikely). Any other suggestions?

  5. Very cool stuff - I really like the converted Crozius. Keep up the great work!

  6. I would say that the Crux Terminatus could be replaced by some kind of parchment? Then you could add parchment to the rest of the model, similar to the new CSM Dark Apostle model. Very good work!