My my. I suppose he was one of those projects you start by a year's worth of fiddling and dry-fitting, and then suddenly you realise you've made him.
I dug for a bit through my G+ archive to try and find some old attempts; this was all I found. The power fist Melancholy Requiem and the helmet (a mk7 back then) must have been the first things I ever made for him and they've been floating about in my bitz box since mankind left for the stars...
My first attempt involved a GK body, by the looks of it, that went nowhere; my second attempt used the exalted Khorne champion as a base and eventually turned into something rather terrifying but not quite what I was after.
Ever since I finished my Anacharis scoria kitbash, I've had half a warpsmith sitting in the bottom of the box waiting to see the light, and one day I thought how fun it would be if I made him into a captain. The pose was certainly lordly, and the chaos markings weren't too hard to remove...
...before I knew it I had an undercoated Chapter master on my desk, complete with a nice display base. I changed the helmet from a mk7 to a mk4, sort of following Fromthewarp's helmet tutorial.
The paint sort of jumped on all at once and he was finished!
I wrote a bit about him for his Sagolanda page, so please click here for the fluff. He's also on Flikr too, if you're interested-- I've got a lot of finished work there too.
And that's that! Wow, that project was over quick. I'm constantly lamenting about my forgotten skitarii and IK, I must get back to them, I must-!
Bye bye for now.