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Old 05 Feb 2009, 19:30   #1 (permalink)
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I seriously do not want to spend 20 on ten metal valhallans. I thought about converting high elf archers (because of their robs/skirts) and cadians... but then looking at the pictures of the valhallans I noticed the cloaks went over their shoulders. Any ideas as to how I can make some valhallan guard infantry - out of plastic?

I could buy some 1:52 scale soviet soldiers for the heads or something. Dunno. Any suggestions? (positive ones - I cannot stress how much some politeness is needed)
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 19:35   #2 (permalink)
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I'd wait til the new codex came out.

it's more a long shot but you'd still have a chance for plastic greatcoats.

no one has been able to denigh this rumor yet(as far as I know). but it's looking distent less likely.

though if you want cheap plastic guys, if you don't play at an actual GW and the folks at you're local store allow it just use 28mm WW2 russians. If you give them lasguns(cadians) you'll have the lasguns too.
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 19:52   #3 (permalink)
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I've seen quite a few conversions of Valhallans. This may be the best attempt until now:



Sadly I do not know the creator.

Still, I would agree to wait for the new codex before acquiring new Guardsmen. Perhaps start with some Armoured Vehicles while you wait

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Old 05 Feb 2009, 19:57   #4 (permalink)
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Perhaps start with some Armoured Vehicles while you wait

Cheers.
You can say that again! I ordered the emperor's fist on ebay - 10 leman russes - with the intention of building my 1850pt armoured company list. (I also have a 1850 infantry company of which I am going to make AS WELL). However the seller sent me a squadron - a box of three. The box did not even have emperor's fist written on it. The cheek!

By the way, that conversion looks pretty good. I don't really like the arms though.... yes I know, picky, picky picky...
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 20:08   #5 (permalink)
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I've seen quite a few conversions of Valhallans. This may be the best attempt until now:
Do you happen to know what bits the creator used to do that conversion?
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 20:44   #6 (permalink)
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death korps of krieg bodies(and legs, all one bit)

cadian lasgun arms, the plasmaguns are the krieg ones.

and either valhallen or russian heads(assuming the latter unless he just didn't like the old valhalans)

he sculpted green stuff around the neck and wrists.
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 20:57   #7 (permalink)
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death korps of krieg bodies(and legs, all one bit)

cadian lasgun arms, the plasmaguns are the krieg ones.

and either valhallen or russian heads(assuming the latter unless he just didn't like the old valhalans)

he sculpted green stuff around the neck and wrists.
Haha!

The brilliant (yet sad) thing there is that that costs MORE than using the metals =D
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 08:50   #8 (permalink)
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I would suggest maybe buying a box of the metal ones, then making mould of them then making your own. This would probably be more expnsive initially, but in the long run, could save you money. I still am not sure if this is perfectly legal, but i was under the impression that so long as you use them for your self and do not sell them, then it is ok.
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 11:08   #9 (permalink)
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I always wanted to do moulds for the plastics in fantasy (50 spearmen... drool) seeing as it only costs GW a few pence for each sprue (in a factory though of course).

I don't see it being legal. Nice idea, but I don't think it can become reality. Still I can dream.......

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