Thursday, October 14, 2010

Renegade Guard Question

I made an interesting discovery recently, after I converted my Wargames Factory Shock Troops to have heads from Victrix French Imperial Guard Grenadiers. You can see the results of that conversion here.

I discovered that the backpacks from the French Grenadiers fit almost perfectly on the Shock Troops. Here are some pictuers of a couple of my painted Shock Troops with the unpainted Victrix backpacks tacked on them.

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So, my question is, should I give my Shock Troops the backpacks? Or leave them with the back armor showing? Any opinions?

2 comments:

  1. Personally I prefer the backpacks. I kind of thought the back armor looked like a deflated backpack anyway. The one hunched forward with the bedroll looks particularly good. Finished base makes the whole model look better by the way. Somehow it completely sells me on the pink. I actually think white might work for the pack too.. though then you'd have to paint white in bulk... which I am doing right now, and it may be eating my soul.

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  2. Backpacks! With some Imperial Guard kit on it for variety and flavor.

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