While I don't have the book in my hands yet (Merry Christmas to me!), I'm quite excited about getting together some fun Heresy-era models. I searched through my bits box and gathered some parts to assemble a Space Wolves Legion Praetor in Cataphract armor.
Since I was starting with a Chaos Lord plastic kit, the first thing I had to do was file down a lot of arrows and spikes. A bog standard terminator torso bit with the wings and crux shaved down was next. The torso is mounted up a touch higher than a normal Terminator torso, with the rest filled in with green stuff. The normal heads wouldn't fit in the socket, so I cut down a Wolf Scout head until it looked good. I don't believe that crotch skulls should be an inherently Chaos accoutrement, so I left it in place. One of the very first rogue trader metal terminator captain models had a rather larger crotch skull, so I figure it must be the fashion during the Heresy to show your badassitude.
I want this guy to do double duty as a Wolf Guard battle leader in Terminator armor, so he gets the combimelta and Power Fist. While you can't see the back of the power fist in this picture, I filed it down flat so that I could paint on those sweet hazard stripes I did on the TWC power fist guy.
To do: I want to add a number of studs and rivets to his armor, as well as come up with some shoulder pads of the appropriate type. I have heard good things about both Max Mini and Anvil Industry, so I'll be looking into those. Any suggestions for further modifications and additions?
Thanks for reading,