Here are some progress pics from my Deffblade project. The concept started when I was thinking about what to do with an unused hover drone from the Ethereal model. I thought it would make a great shield, I'm not a fan of the smaller discs that come with the Crisis suits. Once I thought of a bigger shield, I wanted a sword to go with. I remembered the heli-blade sword from Edge of Tomorrow and thought it would be fun to make something like that. The Deffcopta blade is terrible (I think the Ork line needs a big update) so I used a more modern helicopter blade instead.
Nice pose and nice model, also the painting is good, really clean. I don't like so much the sword, maybe too long or too "plain". You can scratch some lines on the surface to represent different plates. Maybe this should add a more tauish style to that weapon.