This is Chaplain Samael 'Mortifier of the Evocati' my counts as Lemartes, as you can see he was decidedly white; a good contrast, I thought at the time, with the black armour of the Death Company he would lead. What was I thinking?
Still I love the miniature and there was no way I was going to retire him due to some dodgy paint job . He's an early 90's Blood Angel Death Company Chaplain with a minor conversion to his Crozius, inspired by one I saw in a Howling Griffons army painted by Fred Reed and featured in White Dwarf, again many years ago; I still have the page somewhere.
So with a little reverence and a 'sorry old chap, it's for the best', he was dunked in a bath of green detergent, left for a few days, then the gunk cleaned off with a thorough scrub using a toothbrush. Primed and base coated black, I then set about bringing him in line with the rest of my Blood Drinkers Death Company who, as the Codex dictates, follow the scheme as set down by the Blood Angels.
I've gone for a much simpler effect on my power weapons, the lightning effects were just causing me too many botched attempts and thus slowing down my already plodding painting progress, I've gone back and painted the others on my completed miniatures for uniformity.
Once again I'm very happy with the final outcome, he's much improved in my humble opinion and now fits in perfectly with my ongoing efforts for a Codex adherent army. The addition of the skull from the old plastic skeletons set added a little extra character to the base and you can't have too many skulls now can you? Just ask GW.