Besides the obvious heretical implications, this is a pretty sweet model.
Can't wait to see how it get's painted to show if Wolf Origins and it's Khorne corruption.
Still deciding on the color scheme. Black, grey, red, maybe some brass in the mix? Maybe red/black the way you see loyalists painted in yellow/black patterns for Wolf Guard?
How do you find working with etched brass? I have no experience and I was wondering if it's PITA?
Eh, if you have a good blade or tool to cut the brass out of the sprue it's just fine. If you don't cut the tiniest of pieces perfectly, you end up with a little flash that must be cut or filed off. This was my first time working with the brass, so I wasn't very good at it. Bending it to conform to a surface isn't all that easy. I also filed the edges so they were less of a flat thing glued onto power armor.
In short, not so bad.
Slung from the saddle would look pretty cool
Cool, thanks. I think it's also the most realistic in terms of having the shield at the ready in case he needs to fend off a lascannon beam or something. His superhuman reflexes allow him to do such things.