This model has always interested me but I put off buying it mainly due to it's goofy head. Or heads, as it has two options and both seem kind of goofy to me. But when it was revealed a while back that the Master of Executions would be in the Worldeaters Codex I was intrigued by the notion; I liked what he could do for the regular Chaos Marines in the game and having him in with the Khorne berserkers seemed like a natural fit. Then the visual idea of fitting a death-bunny khorne head on his shoulders really cemented the idea... so I finally got the model.
|In my clutches at last!|
While tinkering with the pieces it occurred to me that the metal Khorne warrior head I wanted to use (I haven't a clue where and when I got this!) wasn't going to work. The MoE heads are both flat on the bottom where most of the spare heads I have available to me have a ball for a neck.
|Rejected metal heads.|
So I found an alternative plastic head which I was able make fit by cutting the ball joint down to size with a hobby knife. I was really pleased with how this turned out, well, so far anyway.
|A nice head for a not-so-nice head-taker.|
While assembling him it occurred to me that painting the legs inside the cloak was going to be a challenge once the legs were attached to the base. So I have decided to keep him in three pieces and attach him to his base after I have painted him.
|A base-eye view.|
I have to note how easy this model is to assemble. I was particularly impressed that the designer chose to have one of the joins be at the seam of his cloak with the stitches overlaying the real join. A natural place for it to go and quite an obvious choice really. The previous plastic production from 20+ years ago, and especially the metal models, were just not able to pull this stunt off.
Re those heads from the metal jugger lord? that's what they look like to me.
This seems like a great conversion to make this guy fit in with the World Eaters... but are you going to replace the massive axe with a new chain axe?
That might be where that head is from, but I am not sure. I will have to dive into the last of the metal-era catalogs when I can to figure it out.
I decided to leave the axe as is. It's big and nasty enough, surely Khorne approves of it, right?
That newly added helm looks perfect!
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