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While working on my Sisters of battle I'm also trying out some imperial guard to work with them. I reckon my sisters are going to need some heavy support, and these are the guys who are answering the call.

I'm not a big fan of the cadians or catachans. Both are too chunky in my opinion. I thought I'd make my own guard for a unique feel and something that would go better with my sisters. I'm trying a combination of brettonian men at arms with cadian weapons and gear. So far I have assembled an infantry squad and a command squad. See below.

This is the infantry squad.



Some close ups on individual guys.



And this is the command squad. I'm quite pleased with how the officer has turned out.



These guys are ready for priming now so I'll be painting them soon I hope and posting some pics when they are done. Hope you like them, and C+C is welcome.
 

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I've seen it done before and everytime I do I love them. Great work Someguy. The Officer does indeed look great. What is the guy next to him?

How easy are the conversions by the way?
 

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Absolutely brilliant, man, keep it up!
 

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What is the guy next to him?
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It isn't all that hard to do. The Cadian arms need a lot of cutting up to fit on the men at arms' bodies and then sometimes some GS. I found that some torsos were easier to work with than others.

Positioning the models is the hardest part. It's relatively easy to get them standing in a kind of neutral "at ease" position with the lasgun pointing down. Getting them to look like they are aiming at something is harder. I haven't yet tried making them run, crouch or anything like that, but I may do later.

The heavy wep teams take a while to do, since I've been feudalising them. These are some close ups of them.

Infantry squad's lascannon:




Command squad's lascannon

 

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Haha I get it now. Very nice.

I was very impressed with the Heavy Weapons Teams. Rhino wheels right?
 

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Those look awsome, and with all those spare cadian bits I expect to see some impressive body-barricades too! :biggrin:
 

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wow, primo my friend. Definatly gonna have to add these on the list for the traitor gaurd im going to build..
 

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Those are fantastic!! If someone had told me they were mixing Brets with Guard I would have scoffed at the idea. Glad to be proven wrong.
 

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These are cool. Ive seen it done before for blood pact very effectively. They used goblin faces for the grotesque masks.
 

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Painted now. I may go back to them and add army and unit markings of some kind at a later date, once I have a better idea what the army is going to be like.

Here is the infantry squad.




And the command squad.





There is more I could do in terms of highlighting and detail on them but I actually think they look fine now as a unit.

I will do more work to the bases but I'm holding off on that for now. I want a base scheme that looks good both for these guys and for the sisters of battle, as it will be an important part of making the two sets of figures look like one army.

One idea I had was snow. Has anyone tried the GW snow stuff and have good/bad experiences to relate? I'll go looking for a tutorial.

As usual all C+C welcome.
 

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Excellent stuff. I really like your officer.

The GW snow is not that easy to work with I've found. I used a bicarbe of soda method (I found it on the web somewhere) and thats worked ok for me.
 

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Great conversions and very nicely painted.
 

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There is more I could do in terms of highlighting and detail on them but I actually think they look fine now as a unit.
I would have to agree with both parts of the statement. I would suggest going back for a highlight stage at some point but these do look just fine as is. Nice work.
 

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Have to say these are some of the most original and characterful guard I've ever seen. Not really up on Brettonians, so I don't know who the Friar Tuck guy is minding the lascannon, but I especially like him.

Kudos sir, much kudos to you for originality. I'm well impressed.

 

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Very nicely done some guy! I love it when you guys mix the different stuff. Very nice variation. I love the old armour with the lasguns and guns. Very well painted as well... RESPECT!
 

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I've been working on a Leman russ, which is now more or less ready for painting. I don't like the turret and gun on the LR, so I've used a conqueror turret with an extended barrel. The knight commander is a mixture of empire and brettonnian bits and the banners on the sides (covering damage from where sponsons used to be) are lead sheet.




I've assembled a chimera too but there's not a lot to seeat the moment.

Fluff-wise I think my feudal guard don't make their own gear but have it given to them after joining. Therefore, rather than go for things like steam powered tanks and the like, I'm going with quite modern tanks, maybe even more advanced than standard in the case of the LR, to which they have attached their own stuff.
 

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Thwarted again... local store was out of men-at-arms.
 
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