I've been working on this guy for some time now and I'm just now getting to the point where I'm painting him. He's part of an ongoing commission I'm working on and he's been a bit of a challenge. With some many "Vulkans" out there, it can be a challenge to come up with something original.
Sometimes it's just a simple head swap to give you the look you want and sometimes you go for broke and try to create something really unique. This guy was kept simple with just a couple different bits used to make him stand out from the other commanders in the force but still look like part of the army overall.
The staff mounted flamer conversion was reinforced with the flowing purity seal. I scuplted the small wax part and wrapped index card around the staff and superglued it in place. I needed to add something to solidify the connections so this guy could stand up to regular game play.
While it's not in the picture above, a blade was added to the end of the weapon as well.
He's on a 25mm base like the other commanders so I added a small rock under his left foot to give it a slightly different look. His cape and tabard cover most of the base as it is but I still wanted to add something small to his base as an extra detail.
As for the blue, it's a color I'm trying out to make this guy stand out from the regular commander (seen in this post). I went with red before and I didn't want to repeat the same thing here. I don't think I'm going to use too much blue but keep it more like a spot color.
My Project Link: Space Marines Commission