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MagicHat
06-09-2013, 15:06
I have enough Mk6 bitz to start making squads, and intend to start with some Vanguard veterans.
My initial idea have been to use Mk6 torso for this, but it doesn't really make any sense with the jump packs.

What torso should I use for jump pack Mk6, fluffwise?

AndrewGPaul
06-09-2013, 17:52
Fluffwise? Any of 'em. All the various marks (originally marks 6 and 7, but now 2,3 and 4) are interchangeable. Which ones do you like the look of, would be the more important question.

You could always try sculpting the jump pack straps onto mark 6 torsos, if you feel that strongly about it. Using cable ties might work, although I'm not sure how well glue or paint would stick to them.

Looking at the Assault Marines and Vanguard Veterans sprues, all the jump-pack torsos there are mark 7 or 8 (or an intermediate variant thereof).

Alternatively, just use ordinary torsos and forget about the straps.

TheFang
06-09-2013, 18:06
Or just use ordinary torsos and call the packs maglocked.

Blempoll
06-09-2013, 19:30
I have enough Mk6 bitz to start making squads, and intend to start with some Vanguard veterans.
My initial idea have been to use Mk6 torso for this, but it doesn't really make any sense with the jump packs.

What torso should I use for jump pack Mk6, fluffwise?

depends on the army.

40k RG i'd say mixture of 7/8

30k pre isst is 4/5

30k isst is full on corvus.. as they were the beta testers for in the field.

unless you are running RG.. i'd go with Mk 4, 7 or 8

Sgt John Keel
06-09-2013, 19:39
Looking at the Assault Marines and Vanguard Veterans sprues, all the jump-pack torsos there are mark 7 or 8 (or an intermediate variant thereof).

If we disregard the chest eagle for a second, the armoured cabling over the belly on on the normal assault marine sprue looks more like Mark V to me.

Considering that the vanguard veteran (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/8/87/VanguardMarine.jpg) from the old box that wears almost complete Mk VI armour has the same chestpiece (albeit with a laurel instead of an eagle), and the relative similarity of the chestpieces for the Mk V assault marines (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Space_Marines/Space_Marine-Infantry-and-Accessories/MK-V-SPACE-MARINE-ASSAULT-SQUAD.html) and those in the box I'd say that the normal chestpieces that come with the assault marine box would be close enough for government work.

Also, a proper Mark VI chest with the exposed cabling with the straps over would probably look like a mess.

MagicHat
06-09-2013, 20:15
Considering that the vanguard veteran (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/8/87/VanguardMarine.jpg) from the old box that wears almost complete Mk VI armour has the same chestpiece (albeit with a laurel instead of an eagle), and the relative similarity of the chestpieces for the Mk V assault marines (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Space_Marines/Space_Marine-Infantry-and-Accessories/MK-V-SPACE-MARINE-ASSAULT-SQUAD.html) and those in the box I'd say that the normal chestpieces that come with the assault marine box would be close enough for government work.

Also, a proper Mark VI chest with the exposed cabling with the straps over would probably look like a mess.

All valid points. Mark 5 torso was actually my first solution when I lacked the right torso, and now that I do have the "right" torso it doesn't actually make sense to use it.

Ah **** it. I will use the Mk 6 without straps since I have them.