Boom, finished the Custodians:
I'm pretty happy with how they have turned out, they look very different to the normal legionaries but still fit in due to the color palate. I think they also look different enough to normal Cadians to make it clear they aren't run of the mill. Only thing about them is that I think they look a little like the Mordian Ironguard. Not that that is a problem, I really enjoyed painting them.
Not bad for a squad of guys thrown together out of spare parts. This one above you will notice is actually the mini I was going to use as the Captain. I changed my mind and made him a Custodian/Body Guard depending on the list for a variety of reasons the main one being that the mini that is now the Captain stuck out due to the epaulets. So I ripped his swagger stick off him (a bit gutted about that as I really wanted to use it but anyway) and changed his PS to a Chainsword. I don't like the head that is on him but I have another one of the ones that is on the rest of the squad winging it's way to me from Bits and Kits so when that arrives I'll paint that up and put it on him, untill them the one that's on him will do just fine. This is what their shoulder pads look like:
So the white bar is a rank marking (custodian) and the white dots are their squad number if they are squad leaders in the list or just service studs if they are Command Squad members. The one without the studs is the Custodian of the Pyskers or the most junior member of the Command Squad.
I was stuck at what to put on the other shoulder pad and tried to put the writing that is on the banner but failed so instead I went with a P for Penal Legion. Then I realised that it looked a little like a P plate so I turned the bottom of it to an L. So now it's a monogram for Penal Legion. I'd have liked to have worked a C in there somewhere but I couldn't be bothered (I suppose the curve of the P could form a backwards C, that'l do.)
Anyway here is the Captain:
I'm quite happy with this guy, I felt a little bad taking a knife to the original mini (a classic commissar tank commander) but I think I have made it work and done it justice. Finding a way to give him a CCW was tricky so I just went with a chain-sword shoved into in the ground so he is WYSIWYG legal. He's just a bare bones Officer after all.
And here they all are against the load of scum they lead:
So still got the Commissar Lord and the Little Lost Ogyrn to come, they are half painted and then next month it'll be the Pysker Battle Squad/Primus Pysker. Cookie for anybody who can spot the massive cock up I made as well.