*Recipitant: Departmento Munitorum Cmdr Gravit*
*Sender: Magos Catalogus Hurn*
*Subject: Diversity Concerns*
To whom it may concern.
I am currently worried about the current trend of guard regiments in adopting the cadian uniform. In my estimation over 60% of regiments operating in any given warzone do so in cadian pattern battledress. While the cagian fatigues have been proven to be effective and cheap, problems are occurring with the organisation of the regiments. While on parade, many regiments become confused and it has been known for an entire company to remain with the wrong regiment for several weeks of campaining with no-one realising they should be somewhere else.
It is my humble opinion that effort should be made to diversify the uniforms worn by the regiments in order to stop this sort of thing happening, and also making march pasts and victory parades more interesting for promotional and inspirational picts and vid displays.
Well, this is my project, but its got a difference. I want this to be a community thing, so you guys can add your own stuff to this thread. The idea is, for this to be the ultimate resource for creating a new Imperial guard regiment. It will include background, sculpting, painting and lots more.
So what are the qualifications to be in on this project? I'm not setting any quality controls. You don't need to be a master sculptor or an eavy metal painter. All I ask is that the only models you post are converted. And not just head swaps etc. This is about making armies that are not off the shelf. An example would be Anvils 23rd Temuchin drop troops, or the Hoffs admech troopers. While these models do use stock parts, there is a big difference between the final models and any guard regiment currently released by GW.
In addition, tank conversions are welcomed and encouraged, again, as long as there is a significant divergence from "codex" patterns.
If you aren't sure whether your models qualify then please contact me via PM.
In addition to showcasing your models, this will also be a work in progress thread for my own regiment, who will appear in picture form before the day is out.
Finally (As if this intro post wasn't long enough already) there will be numerous tutorials, and interesting links in the thread that I will link to in the first post as they appear.
That is all,