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Greatcoats- New Imperial Guard Henchmen / Stormtroopers

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Apr 4 2012

MBG here again with this week’s Conversion Corner.

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), and I really though it 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.

This was a fun little project for me. I didn’t really get to use the alternate heads I wanted to, because of a time crunch, but I think the rest of the look was exactly what I had been hoping for.

You may remember the Traitor Guard I converted up using Vampire Counts Grave Guard, Forge World Renegades, and Cadian bits. This time around I wanted something that wasn’t as “chaotic” looking, but still popped so to speak.

Bits Used
  • Empire Archer Bodies
  • Cadian Shock Trooper Lasgun Arms Set
  • Space Wolf Scout Heads
  • Space Marine Scout Heads
Optional Parts
Cadian Heads, or any other after market head kits, like Pig Iron, Scibor, etc etc…. I had wanted to use the Pig Iron Heads this time around as well.


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 as well at the end, so you can get a good idea of scale.


To make this conversion, all you have to do is shave 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.







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

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