I got rather excited with the arrival of my Grav Chute yesterday and prompt me to test out some parts for some conversion, just to see how the grav chute may look like.
Here, I've used a cadian guard, a shotgun from Space Marine Scouts, the grav chute and some green stuff.The shape and design of the grav chute is more geometrical and I thought of elbow and knee pads moulded into similar shape to relate to the grav chute. I've also did a similar styling on the shoulder pads.
I had to be careful as not to overdo it and make sure that this is a conversion that I can do for the next 19 guardsmen as it should be simple enough to maintain its consistency and yet effective.For the colors, I've chosen a scheme similar to the Elysian Taros Campaign color scheme. These para-troopers are a separate division in my army called the Praetorian Hawks and will be distinctly different from the rest of the Byzantum Guards. At the moment, I plan to have 2 veteran squads of this in 2 valkyries. I think some variety of uniform would look interesting on the battlefield.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Just when I was looking forward to the weekends and can't wait for the day to end, a package just arrived at my office, some grav chute just dropped in via Royal Mail.
I seriously can't commit myself to buy those nice juicy elysian troopers (due to budget) but I do have some ideas on conversions with sprues from cadian/catachan and a bit of help with these elysian parts, which i think can make a big difference. These will be used by veterans along with the Valkyries as drop troopers. Makes dropping out after moving flat out a bit more exciting with the grav chute...:D
Just when I thought of finishing my current hobby schedule before these grav chutes arrived... must resist.... (rolling for leadership test, double 1, damn!)