I was looking through the Codex and stumbled across Colonel Straken and thought that would be a really sweet model. So I set off to make a Cadian-esque version that would fit into my army. I ended up cutting up a necron head to make a ballistic mask and building around a valkyrie gunner's body which is a bit more armoured and would make the 3+ save more believable. . .
He's also quite a strong fellow so I took the bionic arm and bulked up the triceps on it. As much as I like the pseudo shotguns I made from bolters I didn't want to give him one so I made a custom lasgun to count as a shot gun. He's been given a melta bomb which although not equiped in his profile, I think it lends some creedence to why hit hits like a monstrous creature on vehicles. Anyway, here he is ready to turn up the heat!