First up is the big guy, Alexis Polux - I'm finding I'm really of two minds about the model, it's definitely a refreshing change of pace pose-wise from the bombast so commonly found in FW's character series, but that said I find his pose with the big ol' shield really covers a lot of interesting detail on his armour from view. Love the power fist/melta weapon, and all the little grey knight-esque sculpted latin inlays. Just a beautiful sculpt to work with!
Next up is my take on Sigismund as a hold over until/if FW ends up doing their own, at which point he'll be demoted to just legion champion status. I sort of like the patchwork armour, definitely gives him a hard-fought feel.
You just can't go wrong with a praetor in terminator plate, this fellow will be joining the rest of the terminators where they'll generally be teleporting in - at some point there may be a Spartan coming, but I have a feeling after I get done building the two Proteus land raiders I may suddenly have a change of heart!
Mild conversion on the praetor in artificer armour, swapping his paragon blade for a solarite power gauntlet. Not necessarily the best swap but befitting the Imperial Fists from a fluff perspective!
I had bits left over to build another legion champion, this one armed with a thunder hammer. He's the only one in the army wearing Mk.III plate, apparently!
Similarly, the leftover bits from the Iron Hands army from a while back had caught my eye so I knocked together a Forge Lord for the army. With the fierce competition for HQ slots in the army however he's not likely to see much action, unfortunately.
The last of the HQ models is the always surprisingly nasty Master of Signals and his Pie From The Sky attack! I absolutely LOVE this sculpt, the homage to the old RT-era model is a thing of beauty. Really been looking forward to getting my hands on one to paint up!
Bringing up the rear is the sole Elite choice with an apothecary in Mk.IV plate. Similarly to the MoS above, I hadn't ever painted one of these models (I used the Mk.III versions in the Iron Hands and Thousand Sons armies though), but I'd always wanted to!
As is always the case, doing the photo editing shows up all the little things that I've missed and have to go back and touch up - a lens here, some highlights there, a wash and gloss varnish on the other, and so on. Doh!