Saturday, November 8, 2014

40k Kit-Bash...Captain Romonos.

Well guys I've decided in 2015 I'm going to build and paint a new Scythes of the Emperor 1850pt army for general play and also for my second attempt at Armies on Parade, Yep thats right I'm planning it already!.

Anyway being as impatient as I am I've already started hacking away at the list, so first up a HQ kit-bash for the new army, I just love kitbashing mini's and Space Marines lend themselves to this art in a big way with what feels like an infinite choice of different combinations.

The model that I've built is Captain Romonos second only to Chapter Master Thrasius and Commander of Scythes first (and only) Battle Company, his stat line is the same as Cato Sicarius of the Ultramarines.

Styling wise I wanted Captain Romonos to look uncluttered but still have the feel of authority about him, given that the character model wears Artificer Armour and the Scythes scavenging shenanigans I've gone ahead and used the Forge World Legion Champion body but carefully removed the torso and added an Iron Hands MKIII one in its place, I think this gives the impression of  a mish mash of armour styles but also one of quality.

I chose this Power Sword as I've been wanting to use this part for a while (it's from the "Assault on Black Reach" box set)  I love it's simple unfussy shape and think it fits right into the chapter and also the character of the miniature itself.

The helmet is a Forge World part from a Destroyer Squad, the pack is off a Blood Angel Death Company sprue, the base detail which I've added to slightly and the shoulder plates cybernetic arm and plasma pistol are all Forge World parts, incidentally don't forget to add the gun hilt when gluing your pistols to arms/hands, little details and all that. I've also added a couple of grenades around the back of the mini and are considering sticking the Imperial Laurel to one of  his shoulder plates.

Anyway guys I thought I would show you a photo of all the component parts before its stuck together, as you can see I've used five pins on the model, two on both the base and torso and one on the power sword wrist area.

I'm looking forward to cracking on with this mini and will post up picks when its finished.


  1. That's a really awesome kitbash. Loving your base as well. Is that just a coiled spring you found?

    1. Thanks for your kind comment Greg.

      The spring you mention is actually from a length of guitar string I have and it's the second time I've used it on my mini's, the first been on my Venerable Dreads left arm.

      Its just the right diameter for these 28mm mini's and I will probably using it alot more, only trouble with it is is that the string has a length of very hard to bend wire through the middle of it so its quite hard to manipulate into position.