Shield-Captain on Dawneagle Jetbike
The warriors of the Adeptus Custodes disregard the idea of blind obedience, and look with disdain upon those who follow the orders of their superiors without question. Every Custodian has a voice, and is expected to use it; as such, the Ten Thousand respect only those who have proved themselves worthy, whose judgment, strategic skill and strength of mind have been shown again and again. Such Custodians are called Shield-Captains, and their fellows follow them with loyalty and dedication.
This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a squad of 3 Vertus Praetors, 1 of which can be assembled as the Shield-Captain. Astride their Dawneagle jetbikes, they wear somewhat less bulky armour than the other Adeptus Custodes warriors, in order to maintain lightness – while they are still protected by auramite chest plates, shoulder pads and helmets, they wear woven trousers, boots and robes. The armour that they do wear is covered in finely sculpted sigils of the Emperor, with Imperial eagles, lightning bolts, gemstones and filigree adorning every surface, with the jetbikes they pilot featuring similar details on the aggressively-shaped cowling. The Praetors carry interceptor lances and misericordia, while the Dawneagle jetbikes are armed with a choice of hurricane bolters or salvo launcher – whichever you choose, they’re visible at the front of the vehicle, with the engine and weapon feeds visible in gaps in the cowling. The controls feature a large screen, with plenty of dials and buttons. The Shield-Captain is distinguished by his bare head.
This kit comes as 111 components, and is supplied with 3 Citadel 75mm Oval stands, with flying stems.
This kit comes as 73 components, and is supplied with 3 Citadel 40mm Round bases.