Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Greatcoats- New Imperial Guard Henchmen / Stormtroopers

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So the other day I finally had my chance to work on a project I had been really looking forward to doing for awhile, Greatcoats.

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....

Bits Used



Optional Parts
Cadian Heads, and any other after market head kits, like Pig Iron, Scibor, etc etc....

The Conversion(s)


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!

What do you think? Do these guys look and feel like guardsmen?-MBG





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5 comments:

Mihail Tsankov said...

Great looking models. Though I think that if the belt looked a little lower (or if their torso was a bit higher) they would have looked much better.

Mark Harris said...

look great. I may try something similar for Skitarii army I am vaguely planning.  I have something other things planned for most of the troops (which will probably have floor-length robes), but this will be good for some variation and for light infantry/scout type units.

CJ Kilbride said...

Those feet...

Teagan Mercer said...

They look pretty cool, looks like you could porpaly do the same thing and make them into Tanith guys.

Thomas Bartholomew said...

You have inspired me to do a DKOK army using archers. My student loan is going to suffer. xD

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