It was just a couple weeks before Easter and the Emperor sent me to advanced training known as Immersion Course. It was a major kick-in-the-teeth to get shop managers into the fast-paced skill of major events planning. Build a few Battle-Bunker-worthy tables, run activities in the shop every day, promote and run a major month-ending event weekend, and, oh yeah, paint an entirely new army!!!
I chose Deathwing, because I are smart. I had a sweet Dark Angels army which was going to be given away as a raffle-prize soon thereafter. Plus, who can really pass up an all-Terminator army? Not this guy, I can tell you that much.
Because I had so little time and I was separated from my ridiculous amount of bitz for a month, I broke down and just bought the stock Terminator Captain. This model was great for the years after it was released, but the new plastic Terminators are bigger and better-looking. But even with the ravages of time, I thought this model made a fine stand-in for Captain Belial.
The coolest part of painting this model was doing the checks on the shoulder pads. This model's heraldry even brought a gushing compliment from a cool customer that came in for our big weekend. I was very proud. Unfortunately, this version of Master Belial is retired from the army, having now been replaced with a sweet conversion. This one is honored as the one that got me to Easter...