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Old 23 Nov 2006, 17:16   #1 (permalink)
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I recently got a whole truckload of cadian miniatures from a friend who is giving up warhammer, however I want to do something a bit different with them. I plan to somehow transform them into the XVIth Funestans, a snow themed army not completely unlike the Valhallans, however still using the cadian figures I have and not making it simply look like cadians in snow camo. Thanks in advance for any suggestions...
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Old 23 Nov 2006, 17:46   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if you want to go all Valhallan with cloaks and whatnot then I see little alternative but to go greenstuffing.
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Old 23 Nov 2006, 21:29   #3 (permalink)
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use gravel and sugar or salt instead of flock on the basing. drybrush everybody with an extra layer of white (my friend calls it 'frosting' the figure). Instant cold people.
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however still using the cadian figures I have and not making it simply look like cadians in snow camo. Thanks in advance for any suggestions...
Well there's always that awesome Shadow Grey and Skull White colour scheme in the Imperial Guard codex. I've always liked it, and that's about as close to snow camo as you can get without priming a miniature white and calling it done. Then you could probably put Green Stuff cloaks on the Sergeants, it'd give it a feel of cold climates and surroundings. "Yo, I'm a Sergeant, give me that cloak so I may stay warm!... For the Emperor. YAR." Or somethin' like that.

And then just use snow basing techniques. Gravel painted white, or some of GamesWorkshop's snow flock. Maybe even sprinkle a few snow bits on the models. Makes them appear as if they've been in a snow storm, or a very heavy snow fight.
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Old 24 Nov 2006, 04:41   #5 (permalink)
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If you don't want to use greenstuff you could try this:http://www.bwbits.com/product/3953 It would be a bit expensive for all the guard models but it would look cool, probably better than greenstuff cloaks unles you're a wizard with that stuff. Just use 'em for sgt.s and officers if you want to save some cash.
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Thanks for all the advice guys, dammit I wish Valhallans were cheaper. Toastmaster, I think you read my mind, just before I read that post I gave my sergeant a greenstuff camo cloak a la furry bits in skull white with grey blotches. Great suggestion with the "frosting" Centurion, I'll give it a try. As for them Chaos torsos, great idea, as you said a little expensive. I might give them to a couple of my oficers. Thanks again!
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