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Sternguard777
14-01-2012, 23:36
I was thinking of starting a Black Templar force and wanted to know if there was anything I could use to make their helmets look like crusader great helms? Maybe some Third Party heads or bitz i could buy?

castellanash
14-01-2012, 23:47
There's always the Brettonian heads thats always popular.

mdeceiver79
15-01-2012, 00:00
You might get the popular steam knight heads, convert chaos knights, use brettonian heads or buy forgeworld mk3 armour.

you might also try a conversion such as this
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/Doghouse12/SpaceMarines037.jpg

There are a number of "templar" type helmets converted in pre-heresy armies. There is an ultramarines army "praetors of calth" and many dark angel armies all have good looking "templar" type helmets.

GotrekFan
15-01-2012, 00:02
Some of the grey knight Paladin helms may also suit your purpose.

witchunter180
15-01-2012, 01:00
I think some dark angel bits are more of a medieval style rather than scifi. The chapter champion helemt is also a closed-style helmet but buying the command squad just for that would be expensive lol

sulla
15-01-2012, 07:38
Some of the grey knight Paladin helms may also suit your purpose.Seconded. I'd round up some gret knight terminator heads from a bits site and try them out.

Socaddict
15-01-2012, 08:35
http://www.maxmini.eu/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=60

You can order specific variants.

Sternguard777
15-01-2012, 08:50
Of everything suggested I prefer the paladin heads as the Brettonian heads all have these crests on them that adds a bit too much puffery for a space marine in my eyes. I do have plans for the Dark Angel bitz but the great helms are the priority. Anyone know how the Paladin heads scale on a regular marine?

@Socaddict: What Exactly do you mean by that? I can order specific headsfrom those shown or I can order custom heads?

Sir_Turalyon
15-01-2012, 12:13
Mark II and Mark III helmets found on Templar, command squad, Dark Angels and other sprues.

Sternguard777
15-01-2012, 20:06
Can anyone tell me how the grey knight paladin heads look on a regular marine's body?

mdeceiver79
15-01-2012, 22:46
They may look a little off due to the bubl placement at the bottom. Space marines have a neck, termi heads bulb start from the chin.

You might also try chaos warrior heads converted. Though bretonian heads will look best in my opinion

Sternguard777
15-01-2012, 23:07
What would you reccommend from thier range then? I am quite unfamiliar with the fantasy ranges.

mdeceiver79
15-01-2012, 23:48
Well chaos warrior and chaos knight helmets. Chaos warrior legs also make for interesting conversions.

This is a marine converted using a warrior head. (not mine)
http://media.photobucket.com/image/pre%20herest%20helmet/Vargojones/heresy3.jpg

You will probably be better off converting helmets with green stuff and plasticard. Like this chap did (hes from warseer)
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27/desmondhng/PreHeresyDarkAngelBlog/Marine1and2.jpg

Sternguard777
16-01-2012, 02:34
Now you see I suck at sculpting, so something that fine and finnicky would destroy me. The chaos warrior head looks pretty good, how different is that from the base? Also you reccomended Brettonians before, any good examples with those?

GrimZAG
16-01-2012, 03:05
I'd also recommend the chaos warrior heads, you may need a bit of green stuff to fill in the neck though.

Socaddict
16-01-2012, 08:20
Sternguard - you can request specific variatns - so if you wanted 5 of one, 3 of another, and 2 of a third, they could do, and if you wanted ten of one kind, they could do that too.

mdeceiver79
16-01-2012, 09:58
I just tried a warrior head on a body. Fits perfectly, you may add a little bit of greenstuff to make the neck longer (I prefer slightly longer necks) But from my test it is almost asif warrior heads are made for space marine torso.

bildo
16-01-2012, 10:00
scibor do knight heads for this exact purpose

MvS
16-01-2012, 11:42
The Scibor heads tend to be a bit larger than standard Marine head though, as indeed do the GW Bretonnian heads. When I've experimented with them they've always looked odd.

Sternguard777
16-01-2012, 19:02
Just looked at Scribor heads and they had one that fit perfectly (in look if not size) but 7 that didn't on the knight's heads sprue. Does anyone know if they will sell you multiples just one type of head on a sprue like Soccadict mentioned Maximini does? If not i am considering Chaos warriors heads.

bildo
16-01-2012, 19:03
no they dont

Sternguard777
16-01-2012, 20:19
Well then looking like Brettonians or Chaos Warriors then.

mdeceiver79
16-01-2012, 21:14
If you know anyone in your area who collects warriors of chaos the odds are they will have left over head bits for you to "try before you buy" they might even donate some to your cause.
I've got a few but the 8 shipping fee just isnt worth it for the dozen heads I have.

Sternguard777
16-01-2012, 22:28
Well I think that's about it. Thanks for all the suggestions I think I have a pretty good idea of what my options are. Special thanks to mdeciever79 for all the returning help and everyone who gave the info on the third party options. Maybe after I get some stuff done I'll make a log.