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Hardened Veteran Guardsman

Greetings everyone.
Savlar Chem-Dogs are an underrated army in my opinion. They have some great fluff and potential for interesting models - what can be more versatile than Emperor-sanctioned marauders, always high on chems and allowed to keep anything they loot? Sadly, Savlars had no official minis, and recieve little love from modellers out there.
But this is good.
This means one can make a Savlar army that will stand out!

This blog will be dedicated to my Savlar regiment which recieved the number CDIV (404) for a reason - they are not only a semi-outlaw gang that's been let loose in an hostile underhive to be a thorn in enemy's side. They've been left behind as the said hive was bombarded into nothingness with the rest of the planet's surface.
But it takes more than a nuclear barrage to get rid of roaches and Savlars.

What I originally had in mind for this army was good old post-nuclear style. Savlars themselves look enough like a gang of wasteland raiders, but I decided to throw in a few more cool things:

Volunteers. 404th would probably replenish their numbers with local gangers and other scum that survived as well and now are reduced to scavengers. Think of this as of Mad Max's Lord Humongous's Dogs of War - several raider tribes united by a former military man. Of course, 'volunteers' lack proper uniform and iconic chem-inhalers - something they will fight to earn.
Civilian/non-IG vehicles. Savlars are never mechanized. They may have tank support of their own, maybe even rare stuff such as plasma LRs, they surely have Hellhounds and the like, but they don't ride into battle on Chimeras or fly on Valkyries. But this doesn't mean they can't use some local vehicles redone into armored carriers for their needs. Chimeras and Banewolves in my army are scratchbuilt, resembling Necromunda comic armored trucks.
Girls! Yes, where would have we been without Tank Girl and her 40k sister Chem-Chan - latter being the sole reason that made me go Savlar. This army will have lots of girls, converted from various model ranges to fit the style.

But enough talking. Let me show you some pics.

First of all, the mascot of the army, drawn by most talented Igorvet, Comissar Kira:

Here is here miniature:

The Full-Metal General.
Collab paintjob with Ringil and Girelle.
The General is a heavily converted Arbiter leader model.

Regimental standard. (PG-13)
Done by my friend DAHR in digital freehand and printed (I'm not waving original piece of art on a gaming table).

Command Squad:




Yarrick the guest star:

And last but not the least, my Savlar/PA costume And an artwork by Fleatrollus.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut

Omadon's Realm

Excellent start, I liked the chem-dogs fluff in the rulebook myself.

I suspect House Escher will be your friend in this endeavour...

Anything with techno-fetish girls with bunches of dreads, goggles and masks is going to win happy points from me.

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Tunneling Trygon

Judging by what you have so far, I'm guessing this army is not PG 13?
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Wicked Warp Spider

Even though 'woohoo! boobies!' isn't something I usually mix with 40k, that banner is really, really well painted. Good job! I think you should rethink having an actual bikini-commissar in your army though. It just doesn't make sense. How long do you think a hot woman dressed like that would maintain her authority in a regiment of violent criminals? Until she fell asleep, probably.

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Made in ru
Hardened Veteran Guardsman

@MeanGreenStompa - Thanks. I will consider Escher when I have a chance to get them, but there are much more sources of female models I used - Infinity Ariadna and Foundry Street Violence to name a few.
@Tim the Biovore - there will be some occasional nudity, nothing more obscene than this banner. Boobs are not Slaanesh's monopoly!
@I-bounty-hunt-the-elderly - this is a pinup pic. Her actual model will have more clothes and armor.

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Tunneling Trygon

Ok then, and I just realised that I didn't comment how good they look. Well, they are nice.
Made in ru
Hardened Veteran Guardsman

Thnx ^^

Made in au
Rough Rider with Boomstick

Holy Terra, Island Continent

Nice army, i love non cadian/catcahan armies. very original
if your looking for female heads try http://chapterhousestudios.com/webshop/component/virtuemart/?page=shop.browse&category_id=35
for female heads.
for your commissar try this model http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Chronoscope/latest/50001
i have seen this model converted here on dakka. but cant seem to find it right now.
oh well hope it helps.

Made in ru
Hardened Veteran Guardsman

Once again, thank you.
Ordering stuff from online shops is a bit of a problem, so I have to do with with what I can get here in Moscow. But I'll keep an eye for these heads, there was also another set done by Maxmini IIRC which had slightly better proportion.
Having goggles and gas masks helps btw, I converted a few female heads from deamonettes and (oh noes) wolf scouts... well, latter are small, semi-shaved and wearin visors ^^ Only had to changed the lower part.
And Chronoscope mini is great! I'll look out for this!

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Longtime Dakkanaut


Subbed! I've always loved the chem dogs, and it looks like you're doing them justice. Awesome job

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Dankhold Troggoth

Shadeglass Maze

A small quibble, but is that plasma pistol just suspended in mid-air on the side of the base in the first pics? It looks a little out of place. Otherwise, a cool concept and neat-looking conversions and minis
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Decrepit Dakkanaut

Omadon's Realm

Also look out for the Post Apocalyptic Girl from Troll Forged Miniatures.

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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman

Helsturm Hive

Impressive miniatures!

Really nice theme

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Violent Space Marine Dedicated to Khorne

Impressive work and the Chem Dogs have always had a special place in my heart since Armageddon. I love the personal touch you put into every model. The banner is ace and the pinup art is as well. Subscribed!

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Fixture of Dakka

Moore, Ok.

WoW! simply WoW! fantastic!

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Destructive Daemon Prince

Albany, NY

Gads, I forgot how much I love Savlar ... Great work so far, gas masks + chicks ftw Really dig what an industrial mess your leader is, and that banner is pretty ace, if a bit clean / bright compared to the rest of your army.

Keep up the good work, you've got me looking back at my own Chem Dogs from long long ago ...

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Fresh-Faced New User

Well done, I really like what you have done so far.

I'm also doing a Savlar army, although my interpretation is a bit different. The difficult thing with an army like this is getting the balance right: they are an Imperial army and so need a certain amount of uniformity in order to be recognised as a Guard regiment (and let's face it: being uniform is pretty central to the Guard), but also diverse enough (both as an army and individual models) to be proper Savlar.

I would recommend picking up the Escher pieces and/or the Troll Forged female ganger - I've got some of these models ready to be converted as Savlar veterans myself. Only thing I would note is the the Escher are solid one-piece metal models, so head swaps and adding gasmasks is a bit of a pain if you're doing it for a lot of models.
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And now that I've pointed out the obvious, looks awesome.

Can't wait to see more updates, keep em coming!
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Slippery Scout Biker

Boise, Idaho

Wicked look you have going for them... Love the flag.

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Been Around the Block

Those look grate

For your commissar hows about one of these as a base

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Rough Rider with Boomstick

Holy Terra, Island Continent

DRommel, i found the thread with the model i mentioned earlier, the OP of the thread is doing a female guard army, it might give you some inspiration for stuff. http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/287774.page#1468461
keep up the good work! I like the rag tag look of the "volunteers".

Made in ru
Hardened Veteran Guardsman

Thanks. I think I will order this one, she's almost a perfect commissar, only needing a hat and a gas mask, and maybe a ccw in her left hand.
Models posted by TaintedMess are okay too, but I'm afraid the german girls are a bit too thin. I'll look out for caped one though.

And metal heads = no problem for adding gas masks, cadian (from command squad) fit nicely.

By the way, what do you think of the armor of my vets? I'm using them as carapace-clad, yet they're of course less armored compared to official kasrkins...

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Rough Rider with Boomstick

Holy Terra, Island Continent

They look good but i think they might need a little bit more armour, like GS knee pads or elbow pads.
I just remebered by firend started a IG army a while ago and made gas masks, i now own them and the look good for a simle gas mask conversion. heres the link for the details.

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Been Around the Block

Yea the 2 German chicks do look rather thin but i thought i would throw them out there.

The vets look Ok to me i would think as long as they look better armoured than your generic troops it should be fine.
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks

San Francisco, CA

DRommel, have you looked at the WHFB Vampire women?
I think they would make a good base, with their fancy clothes.

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman


Converted Infinity models.

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Member of the Malleus


wow this is really cool

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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader

Reading, England

Very nice, if you keep this up you could have a really awsome army

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Torch-Wielding Lunatic

France (Angers)


Very nice job here, if you are still interested in adding some more chicks with guns, here is what I planned (but gave up) a few months ago :


just scroll down a bit

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman

Update time!

First, WIP girls. Bootom right has her jacket torn by a grot (more boobie flashing!)
Made from various metal minis with a lot of cutting and putty work. Obviously will have missing weapons and body parts added.

Next, some WIP underhive scum that will be used as conscripts. Made from Warlord celt bodies and various FB bits. Of course, all will get 25mm bases.

And last, some misc stuff. An inquisitor I converted for a friend, said friend's IG beastman (lizardman) and carapace armored girl.

I got a bunch of these converted lizardmen and have plans to convert them further for a krogan lookalike, and use them as vets or stormies in carapace...

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