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Weird Iraqi IG conversion idea tell me if it's good
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Old 17 Apr 2005, 23:06   #1 (permalink)
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In this idea i'd just buy catchans, and replace thier heads with the metal pilot head from the cadian sentinel (1 buck at mail order.) Then i'd paint them scorched brown/desert yellow. it would be about 60$ a platoon

They'd look like US GI's, get it?
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Old 18 Apr 2005, 02:29   #2 (permalink)
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its a nice idea but could cause some offense to certain people
just watch what you you post about and make sure your ideas are "clean"

but although it sounds interesting you may need to do more then just convert the head (i mean you got a squad of 20 guys with only a variety of two faces, and unless there all the '10 version' of twins i dont think it will look that good)


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Old 18 Apr 2005, 03:31   #3 (permalink)
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If they just look like US GIs then no-one can really take offence. It's not like you're converting to look like the SS or the Taliban - both of which I've heard people say in the past that they'd like to do....

Hmm, though the US army don't tend to wear uniforms like the Catachans from what I've seen. In Iraq, all I've ever seen them wear is full desert camo fatigues, often with kevlar armour jackets. http://www.peacenowar.net/Iraq/News/Photos/GI-2.JPG . What you're suggesting would look more like Vietnam War USMC infantry I think. Cadian Shock Troops would be ideal if it weren't for their shoulder pads.
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Old 18 Apr 2005, 04:23   #4 (permalink)
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hey thanks for the feedback. I know US troops would have kevlar vests and a lot more than catachans, but ther'ye the closest. I guess classic Cadians might be good, but im trying to be cheap here.
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Old 18 Apr 2005, 04:29   #5 (permalink)
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that's a good photo, thanks. The Cadian Sentinel helmet definitly fits the bill. Maybe If I got a cadian plastics sprue and replaced the cadian arms with thiers?

Also, I dont see how this is so offensive. ??? Sure, it's a controversial issue( im for it- i'd wanna join up if i was old enough) but it's not gonna hurt anyone. For the emperor's sakes, 40k is a war game!!!
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I'd tend to agree with you: nobody seems to care that the Steel Legion were inspired by German uniforms (hell, they even use the SS logo!).
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Old 18 Apr 2005, 14:10   #7 (permalink)
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hey..... that is the SS logo! Anyway, I do have a steel leigon platoon and some tanks already, but im trying these iraqi dudes as some cheap filler troops, so please dont give me any expensive ideas.

And i really have to thank you guys for your attention. This is my first topic here, and most other boards I've gone to i never get any feedback.
Also, There are two other things this could like
1.) The US marines from stargate SG-1
2.) the GI's from Red Alert 2
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Old 19 Apr 2005, 13:07   #8 (permalink)
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Probably obvious, but I'm new to 40k in general, so...

Mordian Iron Guards in USMC dress uniforms.
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that's a good photo, thanks. The Cadian Sentinel helmet definitly fits the bill. Maybe If I got a cadian plastics sprue and replaced the cadian arms with thiers?

Also, I dont see how this is so offensive.* ??? Sure, it's a controversial issue( im for it- i'd wanna join up if i was old enough) but it's not gonna hurt anyone. For the emperor's sakes, 40k is a war game!!!
you could also use the goggled head from the hw support team.
i always thought the tallern would make a good al-queda kill team...
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SG-1 are air force but that would look good. Aren't Catachans based on a 'Nam/jungle type thing? They look the part.
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