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Slippery Ultramarine Scout Biker






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Hey there! This thread will be dedicated to one of my small side projects I want to share with you and hopefully get some feedback on. The goal is to create one or more squads of Imperial Navy Armsmen using Games workshop parts as well as some bits from online sellers. The idea for this project came while I was flicking through google images of customised Imperial Guard armies. I wanted to challenge myself with this project to try and come up new ideas for what can be done with GW Cadian box sets. I decided to avoid the standard out-of-the-box assembly and paintjob, as I want to try out different styles and find new combinations of parts to make a truly unique looking squad/army.

I decided to base the conversion around distinct, iconic head conversion bits and go from there to complete the look. CPmodels offers some great head choices that can really help to create a unique look for your army. I decided to pick up several packs of heads and was very pleased to see the great quality of the casts when they arrived. To further customise the conventional cadian set, I decided to order some fatigue legs from Madrobot miniatures. I was trying to make the suits of the armsmen look like they could withstand the vacuum of space in case of a (rather likely) hull breach in a voidship batle. The quality on the custom legs was also magnificent, as you can surely tell from the pictures. Another final conversion to set the miniatures apart from standard Cadians was the conversion of the Lasguns to Autoguns. I like to argue that laser weapons might not be as efficient in the vacuum of space, which is why conventional slugthrowers are still relatively widespread among armsmen sqauds, but mostly I just did it for rule of cool

Spoiler contains images of all of the 10 armsman on their own, including the senior armsman / sergeant.

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For the paintjob I will take inspiration from official 40k Navy armsmen miniatures, meaning blue flight suit and metallic armor plates. The Autoguns will get a red casing and metallic details. I'm still on the fence for visor colors. Glossy black, yellow, pink or blue could fit, but I'll have to experiment to find out which colour is best for the look I'm going for.
I'd love to get your feedback on what I've managed to build so far! See ya later!


   
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Villanous Scum






Its a good start and I look forward to seeing them painted! I would recommend having a look at Anvil Industries Void Armour torsos if you are after some more options.

If you are going to regularly update the thread then shall I move it to the Painting and Modelling Blogs section?

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Slippery Ultramarine Scout Biker






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Hi ingtaer! Thanks for commenting! I've seen the torsos you mentioned already, they look great! Maybe I'll order some for future conversions, seeing as I still have 24 heads of 2 different variants stockpiled!
Oh yeah sorry, I mixed up the sections, I meant to put it there! Thanks very much!
   
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Villanous Scum






Cool, it is moved.
I used the Anvil ones for my own naval armsman and really like the effect and atmosphere they give.

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Slippery Ultramarine Scout Biker






Austria, Segmentum Solar

 ingtaer wrote:

I used the Anvil ones for my own naval armsman and really like the effect and atmosphere they give.


Just checked them out, they look really cool! The Admech Helmets fit really well with the torsos! Also really like your boarding party with shields and swords!
   
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Slippery Ultramarine Scout Biker






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Hello again!

Pic heavy update incoming: the 10 man armsmen sqaud is now done! without much ado, lets get right to the pictures! That's what you're here for after all, aren't you

















































Finally, a group shot of all 10 together:



Be glad to hear your thoughts on them!
I might add more to this thread if I decide to convert another set of 10 guys with different bits
   
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Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I think that they came out spectacularly! The colors are nice and seem like they would fit in well on a spaceship or in the depths of space (space!)

And i like the red for the weapons. The whole conversion is a good one, it's very... elegant? if that's the right word

realism is a lie
 
   
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Slippery Ultramarine Scout Biker






Austria, Segmentum Solar

@amazingturtles Thanks for the nice words, glad you like them!
   
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Happy Citizen





Sweden

These are some fantastic kitbashes, clean and clear on what they are, great paintjob and memorable! I'd love to see the armsmen with shotguns and shields at somepoint!
   
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Austria, Segmentum Solar

Thanks Wezex! Haha we'll see, maybe I'll actually take this project further, but a kitbash as you mentioned would be a rather expensive endeavour, seeing as I'd need a box of cadians, a set each of 10 legs, heads and shields as well as 2 boxes of SM scouts Oh well, maybe one day? Thanks for looking

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Villanous Scum






Aye, they came up very nicely indeed. Also a fan of the old school red lasguns, it makes me feel nostalgic.

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Austria, Segmentum Solar

Thanks ingtaer! Nice to see you checked back on this thread! Glad you like them!
   
 
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