The tyranid hunters have nice shoulder pads. What are they made of? Tyranid pieces?
The tyranid hunters have nice shoulder pads. What are they made of? Tyranid pieces?
well, might as well show my WIP trench guard, just to throw them out there
I 'could' do a step-by-step, or instructions, but they're pretty easy to figure out. more pics/step-by-step if you like though
Here are a couple of simple ideas, that might be of interest: (all badly lit, so i've had to rejig them in photoshop, so the colours a bit weird.)
First is a slightly eastern-themed guardsman, using high elf parts. Not much to explain here, just relevant weapon swaps, and high elf legs and arms.
The second is something like WW2 German meets Death Star Trooper, this uses cadian parts, with the cadian tank commander torso. The helmet is filed down quite a lot and the chin strap removed. I also removed the shoulder pads from the arms.
PS, MIGHTYPanhead, the sense of movement in those guard is brilliant, they look very very dynamic: lots of thumbs up!
Last edited by my_name_is_tudor; 22-03-2006 at 22:18.
i like the high elf guard, i'm amazed that the SW head doesn't look too big
Thats Jes Goodwin sculpts for you, they are remarkably well proportioned, especially the later ones, like the space wolves.
I've got a plastic mordian in the works too, but I need to sculpt the shoulder doodats first.
ive just had another idea...
how about, guard units that fight alongside Xenos mercenaries?
heres a prototype im rigging up as an up and coming merc:
Quick update: My own guard are coming on ok. having had a problem with scale with completely original sculpts, I'm converting all the models from a guard force I've just been given. Progress is slowing down, but two weeks into the project I now have four guard assembled, without backpacks.
Pictures will follow asap.
I posted a step by step instruction on how to make some Guardsmen based off the panzer grenadiers from the movie Jin Roh in another thread. Scrubout suggested I post the information and pictures here.
1. put the torso on the legs. Please note I sliced off the jacket bottom and smoothed out the hips. This is so I could put the armour over it. I cut diagonal pairs of grooves on the chest so it looks like plates of forged armour. For the helmet I cut off the side bits and the aquila and the face (sorry but it made it hard to get a mask). I drilled out the sides abit and gouged out a hole. This was so that I could fill it with GS and using a safety clip place 5 holes in 2 rows for air vents. I also made a little curve at the back by smoothing GS and then using one of my tools to lift the back slightly. If you havn't realised yet the idea is to make a German ww2 helmet. Around the back of the neck I used GS to make padding that the tubes from his mask go into.
2. For the armour I used plasticard. I can't say how thick but in the pack I got it was the second thinnest, I think. Hopefully you can work it out. You just have to cut out rectangular pieces, 3 by 7 mm, 1 for each hip. and then put scalene triangles 7 by about 2-3mm on the sides of those. It might help to put a bit of GS just to fille the gap behind. For the arm guards its the same but of course slightly smaller, 5mm by 2mm rectangle etc.
3. Now, for the curved armour. shin guards, groin guard, and shoulder pads I had a bit of luck. I found a small tube of plastic lying in the street I cut out. Its just that rod thing from when you buy balloons. I havn't bought any but you can buy them from the sort of shop that sells balloons, so I am told. For the knee pads I just put small blobs of GS and sculpted them round. I cut the groin and shin guards slightly to round them off. For the shoulder guards I cut out a section of the tube and then cut it in half length wise. You just need to squash it a bit after that so it will clue on the shoulders and cut it to shape. I overlapped the right side, and used some bits of rod on the left to make studs (rounding the edges). I did put strapes on the shin guards, but don't know that I will bother from now on as they could just be attached to the trousers.
I am pleased with the conversion, just wish I could have painted it better.
"You are who you are because of where you come from, Captain Ventris, so do not presume to judge me by your own standards....until I was chosen to become one of the Emperor's warriors, I knew neither sunlight nor joy.....I have since seen the sun, yet still I know no joy"
Warriors of Ultramar.
Shame my camera is boned or I'd post the pics of the twenty or so vitrian dragoons I converted last year! It's a shame really, because I was really pleased with the, though at over anhour conversion time each i should be. Think cadians with no shoulder pads, the armour filed down and re-sculpted into a scale mail jacket. And the face of the helmet covered, with a vision slit.
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Hey guys, Long time lurker here.
You need to see this thread over on Dakka
The guy has taken Cadian plastics & created Bloodpact, Tallarns & Valhallans.
The Bloodpact are ok, but with the Tals & Vals, He`s created a totally different look for them. As someone says, I can`t believe this hasn`t been done sooner.
I`m not the owner of these figs, just thought they would be of interest here.
Lurker or no, welcome to warseer catoblepas. That is an excellent link. Some other interesting links on that dakka thread are:
And the Sons of Sek:
Perhaps we could get permission to post these pictures directly on warseer? As a constantly updating article on the warseer main page? That would be kinda spiffy...
My guardsmen conversions are relatively simple thus far, I haven't made an entirely new regiment. I have however made a gs cast of a skull symbol of mine and put it on my stormtroopers' right shoulders...makes them a little more blingy, and my hardened vets are still noticeably based of cadian plastics but are suitably hardened thus far (they are maybe 15% completed), I can post pictures if anyone is interested.
righty, me and Lav have decided its time to resurect this awesome thread.
If you have any unique or custom IG minis lying around, post them!!
Heres my contribution's
An Ithican 14th "silvershield" knight
and a Temuchin drop trooper, one of the 2 or 3 I ever made-
enjoy, and keep those IG conversions coming!!
Yes, Anvils Hammer and me decided to resurrect this thread as we are both working on new Imperial Guard Regiments.
My story begins at the Carnage Social, where I came up with the idea of a very barbaric Drop Troop army. I must point out not that the army list that accompanied the idea was designed to be used at the GT Finals.
My idea is that the Feral World of Saudonis has been recently modernised by the Imperium, with the Administratum replacing the tribes that ruled the planet. As the modernisation was very recent, certain warrior traditions have been retained by the Imperial Guardsmen recruited from Saudonis. One such tradition is that when a juvenile becomes a warrior, they must shave their head and never cut it again in their lifetime. Therefore, the Conscripts in Saudonis Regiments will have shaven heads, whilst the Veterans and Officers will have long hair. The regular Saudonis Imperial Guardsmen will have hair length anywhere between the two. Another tradition is that of incorporating the robes that the tribesmen once wore into battle.
The Saudonis Regiments are deployed against heavily armoured enemies, against whom their two-pronged attack will shatter their foes utterly. The first wave consists of Infantry Squads backed up by Leman Russ variants, whose roles are to bombard the enemy positions. Whilst this occurs, the second wave is deployed from low altitude by Valykires. The second wave consists of longhaired Veterans and Command Squads, armed with weapons chosen to specifically destroy their targets. Special weapons such as Plasma Guns and Meltaguns are particularly favoured by the Saudonis Veterans, although they are well trained with most close ranged weapons.
Please bear in mind the above fluff is relatively undeveloped, so it may change drastically over the coming months.
Anyway, enough words, time for a concept model:
The above conversion was made with the available bitz I had. The actual models will use Elysian Grav Chutes in place of the Kasrkin Backpacks, and a Chaos Terminator Head in place of the Chaos Marauder head (saves on the rushed gasmask).
Very nice test model Lav, nice to see the pictures come to life.
just read through this awesome thread, i had been thinking, i really like the FW tallarn stuff, but, do you use those in conjunction with the metal GW figs?
there would be a major jump in detail between them huh?
i'm not really one for conversions, i just can't commit! i love seeing other peoples and i try my best - it's nice to get inspiration, from threads like these.
i really like drop troops, i was wondering if elysian grav chutes would fit on kasrkin or cadian plastics - it's funny really, when you look at Owen Rees frop troops the fire somethings i can't remember the name; he had a squad of GS'ed tweaked respirators, but seems to have given up half way through, some have resps some don't... anyway nice as they were some of his conversions were a bit ropey...
my idea - a cadian based drop troop style thing (i know, original, how did i think it up!) but with Grav chutes on every figure, and some sort of GS bags and pouches around the waist, like the real time army, straps over shoulder and round waist- plenty of grenades, pouches and stuff - medics with stretchers (two lengths of brass rod or something wrapped in rolled out GS).
i got the idea when watching 'Battleplan' in which it was stated that drop troops must carry all their equipment, as Assault from the air is a last option, so can't be resupplied etc. also, i would use cut down mortar stands from heavy weapons to stand heavy bolters on.