In a break from assembling the huge Thunderhawk gunship, I went back to basics and painted some troops for my Scout Company. These scouts were given to me by my mate Stretch over at www.swchq.co.uk. The plan here is to add the Scout Company to my 1st and 4th Companies. So far I’m up to 30 Scouts + the Captain painted, not too shabby considering I’m working on them sporadically and in-between over projects.
These guys are cool because I did head swaps and gave them shotguns (shotguns alone make anything cool). To switch the heads I had to carefully use a cordless drill with the right sized bit to create a hole to take the standard marine head. They fit quite well if you can get the head to sit low enough.
Another small conversion was the scout holding the missile. I’m wondering now though if I should have had another scout loading the missile launcher for the operator though.
I’ve got a Grey Knight Purgation Squad on my desk at the moment, but I’m hoping to return to the scouts soon. Next blog will be more Thunderhawk goodness.
- The Megapope
I'll join the 'me too!' brigade on the scout head swap front. Few people I know actually like the standard heads. I got mine from a non GW source; Pig Iron productions. This is what they look like: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qB7xFecL7Ew/TnkizbXQ21I/AAAAAAAABPg/yrhdaky3xus/s1600/SDC13096.JPG
- The Megapope
I just realised I think I'm following your Ultramarine army on Bolter and Chainsword haha
Hey megapope, I've seen someone else use those heads on scouts too. They're a vast improvement on the Wayne Rooney heads. They also look a little Halo-esque if you ask me which is no bad thing.
I do have some surfs on B&C, but you saw the scouts here first. They're only on one other website. Tale of Painters gets all my work first now so make sure you book mark the site if you want to see more and be the first to see it.
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These look very similar to mine: http://taleofpainters.blogspot.com/2010/06/finished-ultramarine-scouts-showcase.html I used regular Marine heads as well, I think it makes the models so much better. And nothing can beat Shotguns 😉