As far as the nose is concerned: The whole face is actually a little bit wider (the mouth is more open as well as the jowels go more out and less down than before). I think a part of it is the blue light on the face, but the real reason for this is because the old model was the metal cadian officer, whereas the new head is one of the plastic ones from the cadian infantry sprue. Given that there's no greenstuffing, I think things are okay.
Interestingly enough, this guy has the same head as my Sean Bean guardsman
. It's only the paint that's different.
Anyways, you guys have supported me (and twisted my arm) enough. Allow me to present to you, the new Melchoir Theleos:THIS
is the old Melchoir officer, for comparison.
Anyways, there are a few cute little things that I think came off well. The first is completely scratch-building the new bolt pistol out of three different bolt pistols and a bunch of green stuff, and still having it come out pretty well (I'm especially proud of the new red arrow I GS'ed on). As well, I took a CSM bolt pistol holster, and imperialized it with GS. As well, I added the inquisitor pin from game 20
. As well, of course, I'm proud of getting the face so close, as well as some of the clever things I had to do with plastic (like the new antenna and the gorget from a lasgun, and the leg swap), especially getting the powerfist to look even halfway decent.
In any case, the point of this was to make a model of the same identity. I think that the helmet, the face, the pistol with a big red arrow, the =I= pin, and the front pouch (everyone else puts their pouches on their sides or backs. Melchoir likes his in front), makes the facsimile close enough.
Anyways, wish me luck, as this new form of Melchoir's probably going to be around for awhile.