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Do these Imperial models exist?
« on: May 27, 2008, 09:11:32 AM »
Do these Imperial models exist, or must they be proxied?
And if proxied, what is best to use to proxie them?
Storm Trenchers.
Smythe-Awelthorpe Sterlings.
Black Berets.

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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 09:21:27 AM »
The Storm Trenchers were made into greens, but were never cast that I know of. For my proxies for them, I am converting plastic Imperial Regulars using the pointy Chaos Havoc Jump Packs (blasphemy, yes, I know, but desparate times call for desparate measures).

For the Sterlings and the Black Berets, I would personally use the old Imperial Special Forces packs, and do some arm/weapon swaps.

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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 11:13:47 AM »
I am going to try to use the regualrs (like you) but I would suggest to try the jet packs from Martian or Wailing Banshees if you have them extra. Shotguns/flamers etc are a different issue altogether.
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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 11:32:32 AM »
Jet packs from Banshees might be hard to come by seperate from their figs. Besides according to the artwork in the book the Storm Trenchers have a single tank rocket pack. Frankly a bomb from from a 1:48 scale plane wiht the tail and fins cut off might come the closest to the look in the pix.

As for flamers I reccomend the old GW flamers. They used to have a boxy 1 hand flamer with a promethium bottle below. If I can find one I will try to post a pic btu that will be difficult as I am packing and moving The Sanctum again.  ::)

The shotguns are an easy fix. Remove the clip from the Regular's AR and shift the drum back to the magazine area. Then add a forearm girp made from greenstuff and you have a passable proxy for an Atchison Assault Shotgun. As for what an Atchison is doing so far in the future  - you can't improve on perfection.  ;)
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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 06:27:44 PM »
Look closer, Top, buddy.  It is, indeed, a dual-tank, dual-exhaust setup.
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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 07:34:28 PM »
Look closer, Top, buddy.  It is, indeed, a dual-tank, dual-exhaust setup.

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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 09:25:19 PM »
I'll wait til morning to check my book and be proven wrong. The Dr says I shouldn't eat after 6 PM and humble pie always sits heavy on the stomach. Of course IF you guys are wrong I will get my morning exercise by doing Homer's I am so smart dance all around my room.  ;D
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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008, 09:41:10 PM »
Hello

Sorry Hal. you won't get any dancing in tomorrow.

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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008, 10:14:46 PM »
Eh - just gotta concentrate on the positive...pie for breakfast.  ;D
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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008, 12:39:25 AM »
For the stormies I used the regulars with jumppacks (as suggested) and then clipped off the base mounts connecting their feet and used some stiff wire to make them look like they're flying.  A few GW flamers help for your specsts.

For the speciality Imperials - I used the old BB figs - COllecting a squad of sgts (with chian swords) does nicely for the Loughton Rams.  For Golden Panthers I used the old BB trooper 4 pack - I chose the BB's w/out masks (painted uniform color scheme) and for Dunsirms I used the troopers WITH the gas masks (painted uniformly again) just to differentiate them.

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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 05:51:50 AM »
I'll wait til morning to check my book and be proven wrong. The Dr says I shouldn't eat after 6 PM and humble pie always sits heavy on the stomach. Of course IF you guys are wrong I will get my morning exercise by doing Homer's I am so smart dance all around my room.  ;D

page 252 of the rule book shows them well. I am so smart - S M R T as I dance and burn my high school diploma (like Homer).
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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 06:19:56 AM »
Fine, then use two bombs.  Sheesh.
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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 06:38:04 AM »
MMMMMMMMMMMMM.....Pie  ;D
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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2008, 06:39:52 AM »
Fine, then use two bombs.  Sheesh.

No problem here Veez. I like pie.  ;)
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Re: Do these Imperial models exist?
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2008, 06:40:33 AM »
MMMMMMMMMMMMM.....Pie  ;D

Drat-you got there first!
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