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For my up-coming Imperial Guard army, I want to create an Air Cav army. I plan on using Cadians as the base (Namely because Catachans obviously won't work, and the rest are too expensive) for the troopers.
So, anyways, anyone have conversion ideas, pics, etc for an IG Air Cav army?
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Hmmm, well, i am not quite that familiar with the IG yet, but do they have some sort of transport like the Space Marines do? If so, i would suggest making a model of a flying one, so it would be a highly mobile army with "helicopters" (acting the same way as the normal Codex transport). Did you ever play Command and Conquer? Do you remember the ORCA? Well, that could be the base for your gunship (give it the same rules as the Leman Russ or some other sort of armor). Here is what it looks like:
For your transport, it could look something like this:
These should not be too hard to make. All you would need is a helicopter model kit (Cobra Attack Helicopter most likely for the ORCA fighter) with some turbines strapped on the side and some light green stuff modding. The transport could be just a bunch of bits with some turbines attached on the bottom.
For the units, i would paint them in some sort of olive drab color (Goblin Green + Bleached Bone maybe?) with a black undercoat. I would just look at some Vietnam pictures and use that as a base of what they should look like. Just some ideas!
Erm, look at th new Elysians from forgeworld
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someone actually did a jungle fighter air cavalry army a while ago. The tanks were mostly based on the Land speeder bulked out with plasti-card. it was in an old white dwarf. i'll get back to you on it, it told us how to make it...
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Yup. Landspeeders with guardsmen in. It's simple:
Chimera = landspeeder but with extened plasticard troop platform in the middle. 2 heavy bolters on the sides and a storm bolter on the front [nam style]
Leman Russ exterminator = landspeeder with 3 heavy bolters and 2 autocannons underneath
Basilisk [yes, a flying basilisk]. As the chimeara but a huge paltform with 2 landspeeder rear hulls and an earthsaker cannon on top.
Catachans have the vietnam feel but cadians look more futuristic. Both work fine. If going with catachans get an Osprey Publishing book on vietnam air cavalry for colour schemes. If you're going for cadians do them black, white and grey.
Like the dude said look on forgeworld lol. There is a new imperial gaurd ''chapter'' that has specialised themselves into airborne tactics.Originally posted by Cheredanine@Feb 14 2005, 13:18
Erm, look at th new Elysians from forgeworld[snapback]329154[/snapback]
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you could always use the leman russ hull as the basis of an air sled use the hull and the turret extend the hull using plasticard and fill in the sides with a 5 mm rimm cut out of one piece of 1mm plasticard, before adding the sides though id insert a sheet of plasticard through the center of the model if you want you can leave a "doorway" through this so that the models can move from either side
when doing the rim leave enough plasticard to be able to mount the side sponsons on as well after the rimis fitted using the square shaped pieces of sprue cut ^ shapes out of them and mount these above the doorway get some thick thread and mount this at the apex have the thread running into the main body into coils this will give the minitures the option of fast ropeing as well as landing.
the pilot section should be in the front preferably mounted at the apex of the front hull use the turret as the "top" of the canopy you can use clear plasticard extending down from this as the windows include a couple of seats with a pilot and a co-pilot in there
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