As discussed, I don't have Primaris in my Dark Angels because of the scale creep between my old skool Rogue Trade metal models and then the newer plastics. A third increase in miniature size would be too comical. But this guy is a centrepiece model and although I also have the Redemptor dreadnought for my Dark Angels I think in isolation these work, because of that specialness.
Ultimately, if I can live with it, it's OK. And, I can live with it. I get a Great Big Big Build BLESSED VERDIGRIS Stamp of Approval.
I went on with my standard Red Planet Base process. I had dabbed some Vallejo Red Oxid texture paste on the outcrop - just to give it its some gritty texture.
It was too smooth otherwise, and I think it works better because of it, less plastic looking.
The Chaplain himself has been primed black and I'll be working on him alongside the rest of my Ravenwing... now that's a challenge!