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i have recently got into guard and am not happy with the models available. they all look like over important politicians :mad:
so im just wondering does anyone use anything else for their hq. im thinking of converting my own but i dont know how to make it. i know i want him to have a storm bolter and chainsword (for fluff reasons) so if anyone could post or telll us what they use for their officer that would be good
thanks in advance
I use cadian body and legs, dark elf head, empire kights musician right arm and empire knight left arm holding a bolt pistol.
There's plenty of stuff out there that you can use, it just depends on what kind of look you're going for. The Catachan Officers don't look like over-important politicians... unless you're from California or Minnesota. The Colonel Iron Hand Straken model is a good one, the Colonel Shaeffer model is a good one too, and is easy to convert. I use the old Lord Solar Model as my commander because the romanesque armor fits in with my converted rogue trader era Imperial Guard officers. The best thing you can do is go to GW's website and look through all the models from both the WHFB and 40k range as well as the classic range. If you look on e-bay for OOP (out of production) imperial guard, you'll probably end up with a few more choices.
If you're feeling really adventurous, you could look at minis from other manufacturers. The New Wave Entertainment online store has a pretty nice selection of various ranges, but sometimes it takes them a while to get your order to you.
New Wave Entertainment: http://www.newwavegames.com/gw.html
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here's my commander: http://www.pbase.com/skipprjoe/image/46505573
he's there for leadership so I threw down for a bolt pistol and carapace armor for him.
I just used the top half of one of the metal officers from the cadian officers blisters and took off the top of the head of a stormtrooper sgt so I could put on the new hat. other than that just a few simple weapon conversions and he was ready to rock
i have the basic idea of how mine is going to look.
i want to give him yarricks storm bolter. a chainsword in the other. i will be using the normal guard body as the basis, switching a guard head for an eldar one, also greenstuffing on a sheath for his sword and purity seals etc.
does anyone know any links to cool guard conversions??
cus i havent ever seen a decent converted guard hq
http://dysartes.com has a nifty conversion for making those peaked caps that commissars and older officers are so fond of. At the top of the main page go to Modelling, then scroll down and click on Cadian Commissar. These small types of details can really set your characters out from other, run-of-the-mill figures.
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