A quick inbetween project. Regular readers know that slow and steady, I’m working my way through improving all my older Ultramarine models. These Scouts were painted in 2010, and their paintjobs were pretty good, so all I needed to do was adding transfers and static grass. Another picture after the jump.
Like most people, I didn’t like the heads that come with the Scout kit. The sculpting style is just so different in comparison to the heads you find in power armoured Space Marine kits. My solution was to take these regular marine heads, shaving down the necks and removing service studs. The Sergeant’s head is from the Baneblade tank commander by the way.
Even after a couple of years I’m still pleased with these conversions. What do you think?
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I love 'em! Being an Ultramarine player myself, I have a natural affinity to these. Great job on the heads. Like you, I didn't like the plastic heads at all. I have a bunch of the pewter scouts that I keep wanting to paint up.
With the new Space Marine Codex, I changed up my army and went to a more "foot-slogging" force, in which I usually include 2 units of Sniper Scouts. Before, I didn’t really use Scouts to their fullest potential, but now I understand their strengths a lot better. My Eldar opponent got grumpy when I took out his big, bad Wraithknight (with Toughness, not AV)hiding in a building, with a unit of Scouts wounding on a 4+, re-rolling missed-to-hits with Tigerius using Prescience and also giving them the ability to ignore cover!
I've looked at doing something like this but I always come away thinking that the regular SM heads are too big. Somehow you've managed to make them look just right. Good job.
These are really well done. Good job getting the marine heads to fit.
Nice scheme – My point of view on the heads is that scouts are in a transition/growth period – so they are supposed to look different . Putting mature space marine heads on them makes them look like normal space marines … not scouts .
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