After I'd finished the scratch-build it dawned on me quite how much detail there was on this model and I was somewhat daunted by this. However, I took my time, worked methodically and am extremely happy with the result - I even sent it to @Voxcaster but as of this moment (15th October) I've not had a retweet...
Using some of the tips that the 'Eavy Metal team gave me at Gamesday for the face made a real difference, I hate painting faces normally but this time it wasn't quite as painful.
I'm really pleased with the base too, the melted Rhino door works well to elevate him above the height of normal models and give him the air of a king surveying his lands. It also ties in with the scorched earth theme I discussed in an earlier post and when placed side by side with the Cataphractii it all fits together nicely.
As with the Cataphractii, this model took time - a lot of time, but I am really proud of it. This army is feeling more and more like an artistic endeavour rather than a purely gaming one (which sounds desperately pretentious I know). Whether or not I'll be quite as dedicated with the rank-and-file marines is still up for debate but, as the saying goes: If you're going to do something, do it properly.
Having finished KNF, this model is going to be used to represent either Marius Gage, Chapter Master of the 1st Chapter or Eikos Lamid, the Primarch's Champion - he will still fill my Praetor slot but I have a better model to represent Captain Ventanus.