I love modelling and feel that my little guys have loads of character due to how I’ve put them together – but for me the most important thing is to make sure everything seems to match and that the heads fit with the rest of the model – and with the rest of the squad – and with the rest of the army.
This definitely does not mean that I only use 1 type of head! This means that I search through my bits for each model – set out the bits for the whole squad – and then make the squad as one. For example my Ultramarines force has the following heads – mark 4, 5, 6 and 7 + re-breathers, bare heads, optic implants and crusader heads. Examples can be found here:
For those who don’t know – check it out! A head swap is where you remove the ‘normal’ head from your miniature and put on a different head. Kit bashing is where you get different kits and make a miniature from components taken from them. My conversions are mainly kit bashes – but my favourite part of this is the head swap.
The reason for this post was my ‘new’ project – the Tale of _ Gamers – for which I am going to make Allies for my army. When reading Salamander the Marines Malevolent really stood out and made me want a squad – my first Allies. The background for these guys is a low resources marine chapter and what says low resources more than limited armour and weapons. Limited armour means old armour which means – HEAD SWAPS.
I’m planning on using Beakie, Maximus and bare heads for these guys – until I found these.
They scream Marines Malevolant to me and they really suggest the ‘old school’ look I want. I’ve bought 2 sets of these from Maxmini and am looking forward to their arrival. I’ll review the product once it arrives
What do you guys think – do they fit with the fluff? Do you like how they look? I think they’ll look awesome with a few Beakie, Maximus and bare heads thrown in. The centre one at the top screams Techmarine to me!