Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Regimental Advisors

I've never really liked the current GW advisors, there's various reasons why but the most important one in my eyes is that other than the Master of Ordinance, they don't really fit with my force.

So, with that in mind, I decided to come up with my own as part of the latest TOEMP challenge. I wanted to keep pushing myself, so with that in mind, I decided that I wanted each one to tell a story so to speak, I also wanted to give fuse wire ago.

This is what I came up with .....


Spec Op liason team (Naval Officer)


I see these guys co-ordinating the special forces operating behind the lines delaying the enemies reinforcements.

Forward Spotter (MoO)


Signals Detachment (Astropath)



I quite pleased with this one as it involved the most wire work, I really had to think how I was going to pull this off. I haven't thought that hard about cables since I was in the signals - lol.

Hope you like them guys, I'm starting to paint them tonight, so wip pics coming soon.

23 comments:

Mordian7th said...

Those are very, VERY cool - a fantastic idea and they are all very well modeled to represent their roles. Can't wait to see them painted!

...I need to sit down and finish my command squad/advisors too. Cheers to a fellow Guard player!

Itkovian said...

Wow. Really cool. I have to say that mine now look a bit pathetic - I have envy... :D

Shrink to Fit said...

Looking good!

ludoredguard said...

very good job

totalement dans l'esprit de la garde

FoxPhoenix135 said...

I may have to uh.... er... "borrow" some of these ideas. I didn't know how to convert a MoO or an astropath, but you have given me some really good ideas. Thanks!

Schnitzel said...

Awesome conversions! Perfect idea for a spec ops forces or something of the sort. Love it!

Elazar The Glorified said...

Thoroughly awesome, exceptionally characterful and well thought out conversions! Top stuff! Can't wait to see these guys painted! :D

WalrusPaladin said...

They look great, a much better idea than the GW ones. I just think theyre more fitting than some whacko in a robe and a square in a suit...and more likely to be on the field of battle.

John Lambshead said...

That's really, really creative.
Great ideas,
John

Grégory Privat said...

Cool, another idea to copy in my own force !

The AKH said...

Great conversions, and such a fresh take on the Regimental Advisors, too! I bet they'll look great all painted up on the table, they're really characterful little scenes all on their own.

tQ said...

These are really great poses. Excellent realization. Its inspiring and I've already converted my advisors!

Drathmere said...

these look really fantastic, really creative work!

Darkwing said...

Really cool. I especially like the Signals Detachment guy. I might have to steal that idea.

Col. Hessler said...

Nice, very nice. Those are the most original and kick ass advisers I have seen yet.

Now I have to figure out something like that...

Cheers!

zealot said...

very nice

Hal'jin said...

Wow, great ideas and excellent realisation of those!


Am I the only one who likes original GW advisors? :P

Dj Batman said...

Wow man! those are great!

i kinda liked the advisors (well at least the MoO) but now i might have to convert up some of these for myself! nice job!

dj

Col. Corbane said...

wow - I wasn't expecting a response like this. Cheers guys, glad you liked them.

I'm in the process of painting them up at the moment, pics coming soon.

D'nyarak said...

genius! this is a great spin off on the advisers. great use of combining all those bitz to create a very characterful unit. Keep up the great work!

Mik said...

I was going to pop in and just give a hearty "nice job", but after twenty comments, I guess you already know that!

Admiral Drax said...

Oh, Mel,

These are simply fantastic! SO true to life!

You need an extra chap though, to go at the back. He's the one making a brew...

Kron said...

Wow they look absolutely fantasic! I made a similar Officer of the Fleet from the tank commander sprue and also MoO. I just happened to have a spare Astropath from Daemonhunters (remember them? :P ). I must also salute the fact that they're all practically plastic, that's my favourite way to have an army! Can't wait to see the painting...