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    Would it look alright to make a standard bearer with the SM standard?

    http://www.thewarstore.com/media/BWB...2/cstndard.jpg

    Would the arm look too bulky and out of place, or would it be not too noticeable?


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    Not too noticeable for me. But the trut is that my experience is limited to homemade tanks and walkers.

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    Well, here's my Skitarii army standard bearer:




    So I think it can come out ok in the end.


    Also, however - I didn't use the space marine arm to hold the thing, I made up a bionic arm. Although, i did use parts of the marine arm... Not so sure that using that space marine's whole arm would look as good, I think, but you can't be sure till its all done and painted!




    Edit: I really need to repaint that brown, yuck... I painted this thing up quite a while ago now!
    "Pickles, the drummer, doodily doo. (Ding-dong, doodily, doodily, doo.)"

    Also, you should google "garfield minus garfield". Awesome.

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    Awesome, thanks.

    On another note, are there any left-handed bolt/las pistol arms? Someone at the shop I go to suggested I sharpen down the point of the standard and count it as a CCW.

    I guess a holstered bolt/las pistol would work too, but I don't know where to get one of those either.
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    If you are willing to modify a marine arm again, there are plenty of left-arm bolt/plasma pistols in the assault marines sprue.

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    Awesome, thanks. I'm going to be buying an Assault marine squad in a few months anyway. I'll just use a chainsword arm until then and cut it off later, unless I can find someone to trade me at my local shop.

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    Alternatively you could do what I am doing, which is (using the same banner that Cadaver Junkie has) cut the arm off at the wrist, shave the hand carefully away from the pole. You can then either use a different hand, perhaps the banner man that comes with the Creed model, or what I have done, which is have the banner stand alone and the bearer posed in front of it (I am using a Forge World model for this).

    I'm painting my tanks and chimeras at the moment but I'll try and post a pick as I have made the banner just not got round to painting it yet.

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    Custom Made Banner

    I took the Standard Pole from my Libby and made my Guardsmen a halfway decent standard from that. It works for now...not as nice as Junkie's, but this unit doesn't have the budget the Skiitari have, hehe!

    Little Warrior Standard!.jpg

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    cadaver you are such a perfectionist!

    I find when using different pieces with hands on it is easier to keep the hand, a simple bionic replacment hand, or even thick glove, can serve as an explanation. Try to use cadavers pics as a template though cos that is a good guard arm conversion.

    hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by jh316 View Post
    http://www.thewarstore.com/media/BWB...2/cstndard.jpg

    Would the arm look too bulky and out of place, or would it be not too noticeable?
    I did that and it looks great - and for the hand it's easy - cut the pole off above and below the marine hand, and swap with a IG arm/hand. I think i used the "Holding Mortar" arm from the heavy weapons sprue, and neatened it with greenstuff after drilling through it and pinning for extra strength.

    You could just slip it into a "empty gripping" left hand if you wanted - it's okay to cut down the pole a bit, just be sure you don't cut down the pole too much or the standard will touch the ground/go too far. I would also reccomend gluing the pole to the base as well, for extra durability, and putting the man far back on the base - with heels touching the edge for balance (and gluing a penny underneath helps alot).

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