In the fluff, the Deathwatch is an extra-bonus-elite set of Space Marines, with individual members coming from different chapters. I wanted these guys to be badass, so everybody needed a sculpted shoulder pads. This meant a combination of bits from my stash, Ebay, and the Deathwatch shoulder pad set from GW. Most of the rest are from the plastic Sternguard kit.
The bases are all Secret Weapon’s Urban Streets set, with some of the static grass I use on the rest of my Ultramarines. That ties them both into the Marines army, and the Inquisitor and his retinue (which get Urban Invasion bases).
Joab is the Dark Vengeance librarian, the first I’ve actually used from the set. I scraped off the DA icon on the chest and printed out a decal for the Genesis Chapter. I also swapped out the Dark Angels shoulder pad for a metal Deathwatch one, although you can’t really see it in the picture. That means that this dude has a blob of ProCreate as an upper arm.
For some reason I really love this head. It’s like the perfect combination of Picard and Riker. This head alone sold me the Sternguard kit. Garran’s chapter shoulder pad is an individual bit from one of the Forgeworld sets.
This guy’s skull shoulder pad is a green stuff experiment.
Another Forgeworld individual bit on the shoulder. He’s also magnetized to take the heavy flamer.
I originally didn’t have a Wolves head, so he was helmeted. I thought he looked a little tame, so I traded some bits with my friend Ann to get a proper space viking head. The legs are Sanguinary Guard.
This guy may be the most expensive of the set. He’s got an Iron Hands shoulder pad and torso front, as individual bits from the GW upgrade set. He’s got the Deathwatch shoulder pad plus Deathwatch bolter. He’s got a Mk2 Iron Hands bionic arm from Forgeworld. Plus, he’s got a bionic leg I cut off an old metal metal inquisitor (it seemed appropriate).
I noticed after I had attached it that the bionic leg was a few mm longer than the other one. Fortunately, one of the bases had a curb/step on it that was just about the perfect distance. Crisis averted!
Updated April 2018 with improved images.