I had this conversions idea way back when I was doing my traitor guard that I never got to implement, but I really though would look great.
Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of alternate kits out there to use for Greatcoat models- all of which are great, but I'm just kinda a Games Workshop fan boy and only like working with their kits.
You may remember the Traitor Guard I converted up using Vampire Counts Grave Guard, Forge World Renegades, and Cadian bits.
This new batch of conversions I did are along those same lines, only not as evil....
These conversions are actually surprisingly simple, and look remarkably well IMHO. The torso and legs are from the Empire Archer kit, which are conveniently all one part.
The arms are the normal Cadian Shock Trooper ones, and the heads are a mix of Space Marine, and Space Wolf Scouts. Of course you could use any head really, and to tell you the truth I only used these because it's all I had on hand in the quantity I needed.
I mixed in a few Cadian heads in as well at the end, so you can get a good idea of scale.
To make this conversion, all you have to do is save about 1/16" off of either shoulder and the Cadian arms fit flush. Some of the torsos don't even require this adjustment to make them fit perfect.
Then top with whatever head suits your theme.
I featured a few more of the models below, as well as some squad level shots. These guys will be manning my Inquisitorial Rhinos / Razorbacks for their Lord Cotaez in the near future.
Want more Imperial Guard Conversions? Checkout my RENEGADES link for more great alternate Guardsmen inspirations!