Extremely nice. The mace is well done, as is the conversion. The paint-job is excellent as well; the rusty trim, and the skulls everywhere are bits I particularly like. The red is wall blended as well.
Critically I have to agree with the rest about the "fleshy areas." As well it doesn't seem to scream Word Bearers as much as it could; the weapon doesn't look particularly like a crozius arcanum (fallen chaplains), and I think the effect would be better bare-headed.
However the Parchments everywhere do a lot to make up for it. No Apostle of the Dark Gods should go into battle without his armour adorned with hymns to the Dark Ones!
The fifth horseman--
Nice. Love it. The conversion for the most part is subtle but well done. And it screams dark angels. The chestplate has a watcher in the dark, the greave has the lion sword on it just like the original pre-heresy design. The shoulder pad too seems amazing. Is it really hand drawn? If you say yes I doubt I'll believe you . The two things that detract however are the bolter explosion, which though a nice idea could have been executed better; it should have more colors than yellow and white, and it doesn't seem on par with the rest of the model. The second problem is that though extremely nice doesn't have as much of a "wow" factor as the other models. All in all good job.
The picture is much to blurry, which is a pity as the model itself seems quite nice. The standard is excellent, as is the blood drop on his arm. I also like the wings; nice salute to Sanguinius. He seems much to orange and monachromous however, as well as too busy from all of the plasticard(?) studs.
Still a well done model.
This guy sure is a bling-marine. My only nit-pick would be disagreeing with the color-scheme... but now it is starting to grow on me.
This is one wicked model. The conversion is insanely nice, (such a cool wolf!) and the paint job seems to be just as well done. My only problem with it would be the photos, which seem to be of lower quality than could be desired. New ones with brighter lighting and sharper focus would be excellent.
Another well painted model. The camoflauge on the face is particularly nice, and the blood on the axe is a nice touch. However the pain-scheme appears too banal (more colors!) and the highlights could be more distinct.
For some reason after last comp I had tagged you down as a "decent but not truly exceptional painter." Guess it's time to replace the tag. Truly zombified champion. The eyes are incredibly well done, and the skulls stark white contrast to the rest of the model is excellent. As is the grimy stuff (whatever it is, it looks digusting) that is covering parts of his armour.
Not really any major nitpicks, but perhaps more colors could've been added to add to the "wow" factor, without making it busy.
The pictures could be higher resolution... right now I'm struggling to see details. Noise marine? If so not bright enough. Any other type of CSM? If so too gaudy.
Other than that seems to be a great mini, I particularly like the head and tentacle arm.
There is something about this model that is once attractive and repulsive... I don't know what it is but good job. I like the weapons (for highlighting) and backpack (for shading) the best.
All in all great job from everybody. I'm not sure who I would vote for but it is prolly between Ap0K and Whats_true.