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#1 hugoboss8901



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 07:27 PM

Im looking to do either solar or militia. Ive seen models from anvil whose martian fusiliers models are really similar to fw ones. I wanna aak what are people views on usig other models to represent them ? Im asking because i cant dish out the fw prices for the basic troops. I can do it for the tanks but not for all the troops.
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#2 hugoboss8901



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 07:28 PM

These are the models in question

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#3 Raglan


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:14 PM

Do a search on the forum mate, I've posted loads of possible alternative militia miniatures over the last 2 years.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:57 PM

Been thinking about this very topic myself.


I am in two minds...


1) FW price are actually pretty good for these - you get lots of detailed troops for your buck. And they are kinda cool.


2) 3rd party stuff is more flexible, allowing for more poses, different weapons/heads, but will ultimately cost roughly the same, give or take.


So the big question you need to ask yourself - do you have the skill and time to pull off a cool looking custom army? (Well, thats the question i am asking myself anyway).


Here is my list of thoughts and options (unedited), so make of it what you will.....I think the AnvillIndustries regiment builder looks awesome - i have a few ideas for squads that will work for both 30K and 40K. The other bits are just thought - ideas on paper, so.......


guardsmen 25 for £65(NZ$115) http://anvilindustry...platoon-builder
hovertank   (count as chimerea?) £15 (NZ$27) http://shop.prodosga...90-skimmer.html
halftrack (count as chimerea?) £30 (NZ$54) http://shop.prodosga...ed-carrier.html
chimera wheels $19(NZ$26) http://chapterhouses...7&product_id=67
ogryn (robots) 3 for €27 (NZ$42) https://puppetswar.e...?id_product=370
ogryn fists 1 for €14 (NZ$21) https://puppetswar.e...?id_product=663
ogryn squad 3 for $30 (NZ$46) https://madrobotmini...products_id=122
Dvergr (squats) 5 for €15 (NZ$24) https://bitsofwar.co...dvergr-commando
Calvary  1 for €15 (NZ$24) http://www.gamezonem...redador-ii.html

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 09:55 PM

These are quite nice but would probably need some work for certain units. I keep looking at these myself.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:44 AM

The Orbital Fusiliers are very cool looking models, good Solar Auxillia proxies

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 06:20 PM

How much converting would tempestus scions take? Dropping the backpack for some sort of power plant seems neccesary.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:08 PM

The back pack does have a power plant but at £17 for 5 you might as well buy Solar Auxilia Models.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:09 AM

I made some out of Genestealer Cultists and Mechanicum heads. It's a relatively cheap conversion I suppose, depending on how easily you can get hold of cultists...

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