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Having just played half life 2 for a long period of time, and having been planning an Imperial Guard/Inquisition stormtrooper-heavy army, I suddenly developed the desire to make some stormtroopers who looked like the elite troopers from that game. I'm not sure I should post screenshots, but here's some Concept Art , sorry it's a bit small.
I've used green stuff a lot, but I've never tried sculpting to a very precise level, so it's a bit of a challenge. Still, I've sort of come up with a plan.
For the bodies I plan to use one of the existing stormtrooper types. I like the look of the Kasrkin weapons, and, although the generic 'womble' stormtroopers have nice, bulky armour, I'm not sure I'd prefer to use them. That's a decision to be made later.
As a starting point for the head, I immediately thought of Tau fire warriors. The helmet style is very similar. With that as a starting base, I'd have to cut bits off and sculpt on the detail with green stuff. I'm not looking forward to that, but one of the advantages of using the fire warrior heads is that they're cheap and plastic, so it's easy if things go wrong.
Can anyone see any major hiccups with this plan, just at the offset? Is it a good idea, or should I just give up and use basic Kasrkin models. I'm not adverse to things being difficult, but I have a feeling I may be trying to bite off more than I can chew.
Last edited by The_Giant_Mantis; March 26th, 2005 at 21:03.
I think they would look very good that way, i like the pic alot too. sounds like a simple conversion to me. go for it
Well, I've decided to give it a try. I'll be using the regular IG stormtrooper models rather than Kasrkin.. The basic hellguns look pretty cool, and I can always model a few trauma plates onto their armour if they need a more bulky look.
Still, more suggestions/pointers would be great.
I'd use the Kasrkin models personnaly, Ive completed HL2 and i thing that though they look quite elegent theyd be bogger than a normal person, personally id use some GS and make them more rounded and add the other details like the one eye afterwards
I, being a Witch Hunter player, Am also going to make Storm Troopers but am going to use cadians as base, with a bit of extra armor, a power back pack and a wire running from the gun to the back pack to show them as Hellguns. I like your idea!!! Can't wait to see em!!!
That should look quite cool, and they'll be a lot cheaper than the metal stormtroopers.Originally Posted by MiketehFox
Mine are alien hunters (though they're still witch hunters in terms of rules until the codex comes out) so the Tau similarity actually isn't too unforgivable.Hmm.. interesting thought you've got me indecisive again. I do very much like the 'padding' effect on the generic womble-stormtrooper armour, however, and that's what really drew me to it. The Kasrkin plasma guns do look awesomely beefy though.I'd use the Kasrkin models personnaly, Ive completed HL2 and i thing that though they look quite elegent theyd be bogger than a normal person, personally id use some GS and make them more rounded and add the other details like the one eye afterwards
The old storm trooper models look almsot identical to the combine elite troops from HL2. Kasrkins look nothing like them. foget Kasrkins, go for the old school guys but give them black uniforms and white heads. Now you're making me want a combine army...
Indeed, I bought a pack and started experimenting. After an hour of poking around with toothpicks and water, the general shape of the one-eye helmet is there. Unfortunately, I'm off to France spontaniously so I might not have pictures for a while.
But it's beginning to look possible. I'm quite relieved.
Last edited by The_Giant_Mantis; April 1st, 2005 at 02:39.
I'm planning a storm trooper heavy army and I too noticed the price tag difference...
How would one go about converting a Cadian trooper into a Storm Trooper?