Greatcoats: More Guardsman Conversion Ideas

By |2017-10-17T15:30:41+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Conversions, How To Tutorial, Imperial Guard, Renegades, Warhammer 40k|

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Checkout these various Greatcoat type conversions made for Inquisitorial Stormtroopers and Henchmen from back in 5th Edition 40k era.

So 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, but I really though 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.

Bits Used

Optional Parts
Cadian Heads, and any other after market head kits, like Pig Iron, Scibor, etc etc….

The Conversion(s)

These conversions are actually surprisingly simple, and look quite good. 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 in as well at the end, so you can get a good idea of scale.

To make this conversion, all you have to do is save 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?

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