The Archdeacon is based on the fantastic Adeptus Mechanicus mobile pulpit from the relatively recent Imperial / Necron Battlezone Objective set. I replaced the narrow chair with one from the Kill Team: Rogue Trader box and then liberally added purity seals and icons to make it feel more Ministorum. I replaced the front piece with a Necromunda objective and widened the lectern by adding the storm bolter and a little ledge for a prayer book.
The Archdeacon himself is based on Aun Va, the Tau special character. I didn't do very much beyond sculpting a nose and new left hand, as well as filling in some of the gaps with cushions and robes.
|The books were made by carving plasticard into vaguely book-like shapes!|
I painted the model in 3 separate components (track unit, chair & Archdeacon, lectern) before assembling and tidying up any small areas I needed to repaint.
|I painted the Archdeacon fully even though his legs and front are largely obscured by the lectern.|
The finished model is hugely impractical, but perfectly 40k in a lot of ways!
All in all I've ended up with a fun character - a wizened elderly priest who still has the fire and the passion to get out on the streets and instruct his congregation on their sinful natures!