Master Arminius is a Dark Angels Commander I converted a while ago. The main body is from Commander Azrael. The axe came from what was once a limited edition Space Marine Captain that has recently been added to the regular blister line. This actually makes me sad, since part of my joy in this conversion was that I had chopped up bits from two limited edition figures, but GW has managed to steal my thunder here. The other arm, the one holding the skull, came from the rare Sergeant Centurius model.
I am quite pleased with how this figure has come out, though I had run out of steam on him for a while. But I finally got back around to him, and now he is complete! While his armor is really well blended (some of my best to date), I wanted to do his weapons in NMM style. Sadly, my mastery of this style is not up to par and to do it now would bring down what is otherwise looking to be a fine paint job. Upon further reflection I decided to learn some of the better glazing techniques I have learned to paint the weapons using traditional metallic paints. I will still work on learning the NMM technique, but I suspect metallics will remain my favored style.
You may have noticed that the backpack was mounted on a toothpick for a while. Normally, I try to assemble a model completely before painting, but in this case I wanted noting in my way when I tackled the blending on this armor. Also on this figure, I worked more on bringing my highlights up higher to give the figure more "pop".
The base is two layers of cork on top of a War Machine 40mm base. After painting, it was decorated with static grass and Hudson & Allen model leaves.
Year Painted: 2004