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Just finished half a squad of Imperial Guard conversions - Harakoni Warhawks. These guys are supposed to be heavy-armour drop troopers, and I've toyed with various ideas of achieving cheap carapace conversions.
Anyhow, basically I decided to go with green stuff kneepads - would this be enough for a WYSIWYG game?
I know that these conversions don't mimic the Codex drawing of the Harakoni, but I think this is more practical and easier to create on a large scale. I'm planning on doing a whole army of these guys.
Any comments or feedback?
I really like em alot most of the people I know use just straight cadians when they do carapace so youve taken it a step father than you had to...(gives a nod of appreciation).
Those vox caster heads are gonna be kind of a pain to get together but I suppose if you got a guard friend he will probablty have one lying around. All in all very cool paint scheme simple but effective.
I my self have been wanting to do a guard army for a while but Ive beenn wanting to do a WWII RAnger style one. Any ideas on doctrines or models.?
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I think they look great! I'd gladly accept that for WYSIWYG.
So, just how many more guardsmen do you have to convert?
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They look great. And it is amazing how such a neutral color scheme really pops!
I always thought the bas cadians looked very carapacelike if you painted the flak jacket a different color than the tunic. The knee pads are great.
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A flawless conversion with excellent, smooth painting.
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Perfect for what you're doing. Don't worry about it. Hijacking the thread here; the metallics look just a bit shiny to me (if it doesn't to you, don't listen to me I'm being rude). Maybe rust up the metal a bit or give it black ink washes.
AGGGGHHHH!!!! do i spy some tay legs on that last pic!!!!
if so, good work on them, the only reason i recognised them was teh position
if their not, i have just made a complete fool of myself,
Thanks for the feedback!
They're not actually finished yet - I'm still going to apply backpacks to them. I was going to use the Games Workshop heavy weapon sprue backpacks, and whilst these are really detailed they're going to be really expensive to use on a large scale. So I ordered some packs from the old Shockforce miniatures game - about $5 for 20. They looked good online but haven;t arived yet.
I'm also going to attach loads of extras such as bottles, ammo pouches, etc. These will probably be in light brown colour to contrast to the other colours (khaki and black/grey).
As for the legs, these are actually Catachan legs! I find that they are just more dynamic than the Cadians. Also, I think that if troops are dropping form low orbit, having flappy fatigues such as the Cadian jacket is going to be unrealistic!
I'm going to work on a multimelta spec weapon this weekend, and also have some boxes of heavy weapons. There are going to be about 50 standard infantry, plus command, heavy weapon troops, etc. I'm going to mix heads from the Catachan boxes in amongst these - some of those are nicely detailed.
As for metallics, these are quite shiny in real life as well. The plan with these guys is basically to do a smooth, crisp and neat paintjob on the infantry, without spending forever on each man. I'll do extra work on the command units, but in the past I've just started an IG army and never finished it by obssessing over each model! So hopefully this method will mean I can finally finish an army!!
Thanks again for the feedback and comments.
Those legs REALLY make them look nice! Great job.
It's been a minute.