I've always loved these guys, mostly just because of the paint scheme. I've always been thinking about putting a few together as a little side project.
Any thoughts on the best way to do this, if I did? Specifically I'm asking in regards to the griffon that should be on their shoulderpads, and that I am in no way capable of freehanding - in this life or the next.
One thought that crossed my mind was using the http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-US/Etched-Brass-Raven-Guard-Symbols
shoulder pads from forgeworld. They have the raven that the brass icon has in this link. The ravens might not be griffons, but they're not tooooo far off, and they do look pretty cool. I tossed around the idea of FW's raptor transfer's also, but think the ravenguard pads are probably better. I'd be open to opinions though.
Also curious if anyone happens to know anything about their fluff, if there's anything significant there. If I do this it would almost certainly be a fluffy project, and I can leave the competitive lists elsewhere. Any interesting book focusing on them that's not /too/ pulpy? I very much doubt they have any special rules in some FW book I'm not aware of, but if they did and you wanted to fill me in that'd be killer too.
If they have no special rules (as I believe is the case) and I felt like making them assault oriented (in a non-bike way) are their any chapters with rules that would make good stand ins, or should I just run with codex marines?
Sorry for the laundry list, I'm just sort of thinking to myself outloud and hoping someone can chime in.