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So. My next project is going to be a Skitarii explorator force and I am undecided on how my Hypaspist troopers should look.
I'm planning on using Bretonnian Men-at-arms bodies with cadian arms but what heads do you think I should use?
There are a couple of ways I could go here.
I could go with hooded soldiers using a mix of heads and greenstuffing hoods and bionics on them. This would probably look best but takes time to do and I'm not experienced using greenstuff. (But how hard can it be? )
I could also use Pig Iron helmeted heads. Like the kolony militia. Looks good and "techy" but it might not fit with the look bodies.
And finally I could go with Westwind WW2 style heads. I have a bunch of these over, mostly the US and British gasmask ones. But they might not look "techy" enough for Skitarii.
What do you think I should go with?
I'd say go with the hoods. Why not Dark Angels heads?
It would be too expensive to use only Dark Angel heads. And I don't want them with power armour. But if I come across any without then I can use 'em.
I got a bunch of heads that can be used and for greenstuffing hoods on. Some cadian sergeants and a lot of catachan heads.
That's one for hoods then. Thanks.
Space marine heads might be a bit big for the Brettonian bodies but give it a try. Have a look at the Wood Elf archer heads. they are the right size and are all hodded. A lot of them have half-masks too so they would be great if painted up metal like a a steel face plate. Maybe even get some necron heads and do really deep GS hods on them to give the impression of a deaths-head face mask on some of the sergeants or something.
Supplimenting in necron legs and arms in places will give a good bionic feel to the guys.
I would say green stuff hoods onto the cadian sergeant and catachan heads. When I made my Skitarii army I used various bare heads and GS'd hoods and face bionics. It was the first Green Stuffing(?) I'd ever done and it wasn't too hard to get the hang of once i'd done a few. So if you've had any experience sculpting it should be a breeze.
Here we go some tutorial on hoods:
The hood is at the end *
Catachan heads are cheap as bitz. With some gas mask You can cover the face if You are not that keen on the Rambo looking faces. (Some is actually very hmm.. so, not that smart faced.)
Ps.: I`ve posted this yesterday, maybe I had connection probs...
*Thanks for Mayor Quimby for sending me the original link
Magila, You`ve made a good looking hood!
Thanks for your opinions and tips everyone!
I will go with hooded skitarii then. I have a bunch of catachan heads over. Twenty or so. With some GS I think I can cover 'em nicely.
That is a nice lookin' skitarii Magila!
Thanks for the link Fremen!