Another thing that has sat on the shelf for quite a while. While perhaps not the most noteworthy unit on the tabletop, it's definitely one of he more characterful ones. As I mentioned, it was inspired by one on Excommunicate Traitoris blog. What am I talking about? Iacton Thauss, the Holy Preacher and a Missionary of the God Emperor himself!
I really enjoyed building him (also gave me something to do with those excess flagellants...) but painting him was quite a lot of fun too! I decided to give him a little different colour, so that he stands out a little, although it is still a colour present in the army so he ties in visually.
At first his robes were supposed to be red, but then I thought he'll be too similar to my Psykers. So I went with green. Although I decided that his flak vest and weapons are more tied to the 42nd. Perhaps the regimental quartermasters decided to grant him these as a favor or as thanks for something he has performed?
The name of the character, is actually Iacton Leman Thauss, and he is a character I used to play in Dark Heresy. He was meant to be this crazy flamer/shotgun-totting crazy priest with a chainsword. At least on the outside as inside he is actually quite a smart and calculating man. However this is Iacton flash forward quite a few years.