Images from Games Workshop.
After the great response I got from my post on my top five color schemes, I though it would be cool to share my favorite sculpts. Basically, these are the models I love just becasue of their poses. Being able to paint them is an added bonus and I could be tempted to pick them up for just that reason.
It bears mentioning again that most of my time is spent in power armoured circles, so my choices reflect that a bit. Although I did branch out a little more here than I did with my color schemes.
1. Space Marine Librarian in Terminator Armour
Hands down, my all time favorite model. The detail, the pose... this model captures what I think a Librarian should look like and how I envision them in the 40k world. I mean who can't love this hulk of a model with all the extra stuff attached to him that isn't anywhere near practical on the battlefield of the 41st millenium?
I love everything about this model and want to include it in my next army for no other reason than the pose.
2. Old School Grey Knight Terminator
Back when Grey Knights were tough. They have a great Codex now, but their background leaves me wanting these days. These guys are what Grey Knights should look like... not just like more Marines.
I love all the ornate details on the armour. It fits with the background as I want to remember it. Back when you didn't see whole armies of these guys, but a single squad sent to deal with whatever problem you may have.
I remember seeing this one in a friend's army and fell in love with the model immediately. This guy captures Chaos for me.
Lots of times with Chaos models you see the standard assortment of spikes and pointy things, but his guys has some kind of horns mounted to his chestplate.
The handful of skulls that dangle from his belt buckle are an added bonus.
To be honest, I'm not sure this model needs an explanation. To field this model is to make a statement.
Like other sculpts, I think he embodies the background of the model. It's not just another action pose, it's something unique here. These kinds of poses capture a moment better than the standard action pose does.
And last but not least is a model from the Fantasy range. The moment I saw this guy in a White Dwarf I was hooked.
5. Empire Warrior Priest with Additional Hand Weapon
I even went so far as to build my own version of this for my Black Templars and used him for a while as my Emperors Champion. Quite the stretch I know for "counts as," but my opponents were willing to indulge me.
And there you have it. Looking back, my selection is quite limited as I've left out so many other armies and model ranges. But I've kept this to the few models that have caught my eye over time.