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ive never liked the fact that only men could be guard, so i wanted to make a platoon of females, just to mix things up, but i dont know what models to use, and i figured i would bring my quarrel to the conversion forum, so and help would be greatly appriated
There is a female catachan with a greande launcher you could get a bunch of them and cut off the greandes and put on las-rifles and the bunch.
There are, in-fact, female gaurdsmen in multiple places, both fiction and models. There are even all-female battalions. I'd recommend using the Necromunda-range figures (the Escher Gang I believe) You could also use some out-of range models (the void miniatures look disturbingly close to 40k models)
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If I were you, I'd just mix some of those Necromunda (with some IG-like conversions, packs, guns, helmets, etc. from the Cadian sprues) into some platoons of the guys.. I don't know if a completely segregated platoon would be fun to convert, or really all that fluffy, as I can't see them segregating males and females in a platoon like that.
well i just wanted some in my army, i dony like teh fact that they are all male, and if you guys could provide a link that would be great
they seem to individualistic and punk, if you know what i mean
they seem to wild, just look at their hair!
I do know what you mean, but you can quite easily fix that - use Cadian bits, cut the models, use GS, etc. Female Guard have to be converted, and this is the conversion forum. Those are some of the best models you can work with while still keeping it to GW models, in my opinion, and with a little bit of work could pull off the female Guard stuff well.Originally Posted by Martin the Warrior
Besides that, don't know where to point ya. ^_^ Good luck, though!
Military women tend to avoid wearing skimpy costumes and long hair into combat for the same reasons men do - it isn't very practical. Modern military uniforms are designed to be an aid to camoflage and protect the wearers body from injury and the environment, while long hair gets in your eyes and gives the enemy something to grab hold of. I'm not even going to bother with pointing out the problems that a huge multicolour bufont would give the wearer. :x
Just from glancing, it would be pretty difficult to tell the sex of a properly armoured guardsman/woman under all that padding, flak plating and visored helmets. I have always considered IG squads to be a mix of both sexes because of this.
If you want to make the females stand out while keeping their gear practical, perhaps you could do it in the way you model/paint their faces? Here is a list of the main facial differences between the sexes.
HAIRLINE - Male's tend to have a high M shaped hair line, while female's tends to be slightly lower and rounder.
FOREHEAD - Men tend to have a horizontal ridge of bone that makes their eyebrows more pronounced and the forehead more slablike. Female foreheads tend to be rounder, less vertical and without the eyebrow ridge.
EYEBROWS - Males mostly have short, thick eyebrows just below the upper edge of the orbital rims. Female eyebrows tend to be longer, thinner and fixed just above the orbital rim.
NOSE - Females tend to have smaller, shorter and narrower noses. Also, female noses often have a straighter or more concave profile and tend to be blunter and more up-turned at the tip, menâ€™s are often more humped and less turned up.
CHEEKS - Female cheeks tend to be fuller and more rounded than male ones and the cheekbone itself tends to stand a little bit higher and further forward. Men often have hollow cheeks - this is partly because of the flatter cheekbones but also because their cheeks carry less fat.
LIPS - The distance between the top lip and the base of the nose is usually longer in males. Female lips are often fuller than male ones and therefore tend to be bigger in proportion to the rest of the face. Female mouths also tend to be narrower than males.
CHIN - Male chins tend to be wide with a flat base and two corners to form a squarish shape. Female chins tend to be rounder and not as tall, also with less chance of a cleft in the middle.
NECK - female necks tend to be less muscular and with no adams apple.
Hope this is of use to you. Most of these differences can be shown with the careful use of a small file, some greenstuff and a carefully shaded paint.
Or if you haven't got the time to paint all their faces in such detail, you could just model them all with gasmasks and have name tags like "ruth", "sarah", "jane" etc painted on the helmets/chest plates.
i was imagining one with a tipped tank top, exosing her stomach, and some what baggy pants, not the whole armoured ensolo
and there would be a significant difference in the chest area, hmmm, how to put this, females tend to be bigger than males :yes: