Cheers Khorne! He's a great mini I've had since the FW open day they released him, and I've done the same, never wanting to paint him as it's a limited mini and I didn't know if I could do him justice. I finally bit the bullet and it's really nice to paint, crisp details and whatnot. I reckon you should give him a go! If you pin them you can paint both the head and the helmet (sounds outrageously cock-like...) and see which looks best in place without gluing it.The boarding marine looks great. I have one here that the Reverend was good enough to pick up for me, but I haven't had the balls to get started on him. I can't even decide whether to use a SW head or just go with the helmet.
I'm pleased with the combi, went with the old style type off an old inquisitor terminator (long haired bearded chap with a bionic leg, had what looked like a bolt pistol with something atop it. Always liked the style of them on top.
First up, finished the Sergeant for my 5 man painted up group. At the mo his teeth look a little like some 'celebrities' you see who've whitened their teeth to the point of looking unnatural, so going to give them a wash to tone down the brightness a bit. Pretty happy with the way he turned out though. Damage to his face caused by Cillit Bang, painted to look like he's been cooked a bit (I hope! haha!):
The boarding marine is coming along, I've started on the battle damage on him, focussing it almost entirely on the side facing above and below the shield. Happy so far, will be giving him some black and brown shade dirt and blast marks once I've finished off his basic paint job. So far so good!: