Step 1 - Selecting the miniature:
All the chaplain models in the GW range suffer from the "stand or trot while waving both arms syndrome" and the only one with a robe, "Asmodai" had already donated his body to my techmarine. I initially chose the the most dynamic chaplain figure in the Citadel range, shown below. I planned (rather hoped!) to add a cloak out of miliput putty) The first convertion I did was to remove the head of the crozius and pin it to the bottom of its staff. I then removed the head of another crozius from another model and pinned it to the top end. (figure 1) It was a much better head, and made the weapon stand out. But I was no good with sculpting robes at this stage so had to go with selecting one of the robed miniatures. In came the cypher model since it was the only robed model I hadn't used up. (figure 2) I had originally painted him up as my Master of the second company, but didn't like it, and had replaced him with the limited edition Black Templar Captain figure. Besides, which Dark Angel could resist bringing Cypher to the Emperor's Light??