I like this much better - less of a clash of historic styles (the Topfhelm goes fine with a tabard).It is too bad, though, that you don't have both types - the original Paladin in Hell in full plate without tabard and this version. Both are excellent!
Yeah I think you are right and I am going to ask Paul to sculpt another Paladin for me fairly soon. It will be a different pose and all but along the same lines.
I second the idea for both of them. That first one was epic! And so is this one.