Apothecaries are essential to the running of a Space Marine chapter. Responsible for the surgeries that implant the myriad organs that transform a skilled, yet human aspirant into a superhuman Space Marine, monitoring and maintaining the health of their brethren, and finally, taking from each battle brother the Chapter’s Due when that brother can fight no more. The Progenoid Glands, the organ most revered and vital for the continuation of a Chapter, without which a Chapter cannot create more marines. It is the solemn duty of all Apothecaries to harvest these organs, even in the midst of battle.
This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Primaris Apothecary. Strikingly detailed in his Mk X power armour, this miniature features far more accoutrements and gadgets than the standard Primaris Space Marine – as befits his battlefield role. Strung around the chest plate are several canopic jars, bearing purity seals: these are filled with progenoid organs that have passed his scrutiny, and will be used in the creation of further Primaris Space Marines. In his right hand he clutches a freshly-hewn organ upon which his gaze is fixed; another canopic jar hangs from his arm, ready. His left arm holds a narthecium, the grisly instrument of his craft, though this can be replaced with an optional absolver pistol (often the last thing a fallen brother will see…)
Adding to the detail and options of this kit are a selection of lamps and surgical inspection lenses, with a chainsaw, injector servo arm, drill and stapler amongst the possible modelling options. As a macabre narrative extra, a slain Space Marine is included with a huge incision made by the Apothecary’s narthecium, to be added to the base.
The Primaris Apothecary comes as 28 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 40mm Round base. The kit also includes a Ultramarines-Character Transfer Sheet, which features Captain, Chaplain, Librarian and Lieutenant iconography.