Here is an "old hammer" model for you: the 1991 Ultramarines Captain.
I started on this miniature a few years ago (no, not 1991, but sometime this century) but for some (now forgotten) reason, I had abandoned it. I rediscovered him last summer when I was doing my Ultramarine color scheme test and I decided to put him into the paint queue.
|Captain of the Ultramarines 3rd Co.|
And he sat in that paint queue for another half of a year.
|Over halfway painted.|
In order to proceed it only made sense to extend the base. I once again relied upon secret weapon conversion rings to achieve this.
|Cape painted up to white highlight.|
|Tau skulls added.|
As an afterthought I added a pair of Tau skulls to the base. My Ultramarines seem to enjoy Tau hunting when they get the chance so it seemed only proper to have them as our dead xenos of choice.
|Rear view, pre-cape.|
|Completed with cape.|
|Rear view with cape.|
The first image in this post shows the model completed with grass tufts. I am pleased with the results, and look forward to one day having him ordering around those large Primaris brutes while waiving his lil sword around. It'll be fun.