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Ok so I have been toying with the idea of a chaos guard regiment for a while, and have decided to go for it. I need to develope an easy conversion set-up for basic troopers as it will have to be done - alot!! lol. I am wanting to have the "guardsmen" in long robes, and have thought of using elf warriors, and equiping them with lasguns and spears (dark elves would probably be the best choice) or possibly using cadian arms on the dark elf bodies, to make the armament an easier task. Also though about Bretonnian men-at arms, but dont know if thier plastic. Anybody have any ideas (necromunda is out of question, cost to much and not enough variety)
Men at arms are plastic. Dark elves are covered in chainmail, but High elf Archer legs look good with cadian torsos. Have a look on the interwebs for some Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii conversions, they're quite similar to what you're trying as far as I can tell.