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I am not realy familiar with these rambo guys but I would make up a strong scout attachment.
To keep in budget I was thinking green stuff+catachan models.
What are Your thoughts on this?
I have some spare marine parts to make the guns all right, and I think I can model big boxed backs, also my smurfs, sorry marines are "heavily" converted that I can do with Sly Marbo`s boys as well.
How they compare in size to the scouts?
What do You think, how they will look? Funny, weird? Whazzat lookin` or hey, nice scouts?
Anyone tried it before?
I think the main problem you'll run into in terms of look is the fact that the catachans are all bare armed, and mostly wearing vests, or bandoliers. So for each catachan you're going to need to GS some chest carapace armour, as well as the bulky backpack, and at the very least shoulderpads. You'll probably get away with leaving the legs as fatigues only, although kneepads and groin protector probably wouldn't go amiss either.
Scale-wise, I think they'll measure up alright - being buit on the beefy side of human, but it's going to be a lot of GS'ing to get them to look anywhere near as armoured as the regular plastic scout kit.
Looks wise, I think the Catachan heads have the right feel for marine scouts, although you might want to GS Geordi LaForge visors onto a couple of them to make them look more scouty.
Good luck though - post some pics when you're done
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Thank You for the reply!
I already bought some for relatively cheap (very cheap comparing for the 2*10 man scout squads price).
So, I`ll see.
My entire army will be modified to desert warriors, basically arabian style space marines, so I have easier job to convert the rambos. Maybe I`ll put some bediun style clothing on them to cover the arms, and I can buy shoulder pads. I`ll see when they will be arrived, but I am excited.
I`ll post pictures of my prototypes.
I have just finished mine about 5 mins ago but i cant seem to be able to get pics on . I didn't use any GS and normal guardsmen and they look good (mayby thats just me tho). What weapons are you giving them??
Did You have the same idea?
I tried to upload pics recently without any succes, I do not know why...
But, please, send some, I hope You can give me example how to do.
I will use my bitz box: boltpistol+ccv or bolters. I have no sniper riffles and Heavy weapons left. I`ll see what I`ll get in the pack (I bought them used as my army is low budget). Maybe plasma-pistol+powerfist sergeants. I am going for them because the scout option that let me outflank with a rhino and get to close combat quickly. Also scoring units. I think they are a good choice even they have not such a good save as their brethren.
I have had this idea from time to time, but never acutually went through with it.
I would very much like to see how it turns out for you.