So what, you say. The mentally unstable D just put together another ridiculously expensive kitbash, what's new? Well, today I think I'll tell you exactly what went into this 1st company veteran; maybe it'll confirm my insanity, if nothing else.
First, let's strip the paint off and have a look at the bits for what they are.
The body is the cybernetica datasmith with the front torso half from the Black Templar's upgrade kit. Bit of gold necklace chain across shoulder, trophy spike from WHFB crypt horror; new Cypher's bolt pistol on one hip, DA incense-burner on the other. Double purity seal from the special sprue from the old tactical squad kit, and hourglass from the WHFB flagellants kit.
Head is from the finecast Imperial Fists upgrade kit, bionic is from Canoness Veridyan and the hair is a Custodes topknot.
Backpack is (mostly) from the old assault squad kit, nozzles from DA veteran kit. The book is a GK icon with chain from an earring, and the tree is a charm. Two pouches from the old assault squad kit, skull buttons are taken from the icons on a GK incinerator tank and marksman's honour from sternguard veteran kit.
Left arm is a plague marine's from the Dark Vengeance box, tilt shield is off a pillar from the garden of Morr and pipes are guitar wire. The hand (and chainsword engine) is from aforementioned special tac squad sprue with a Templar cross from the scroll/pouch bit from the upgrade kit. The chainsword itself is plasticard with teeth from the second sword on that sprue; the handle is from the honour guard's axe and the tree icon is a silver earring.
Right arm is from an Ultramarine Honour Guard with a 7th ed chest aquila; right hand is a 7th ed BA hand, the bolgun an edited sisters of Silence one with a purity seal from Guilliman's right shin.
Never will you see another uselessly fiddly and expensive assault marine.
Bye bye for now.