Thanks dude! Glad you like them
i've definitely come round to the Longshanks head. Someone suggested it looks like he could banish daemons with his soup strainer so i'm sold
I really do hope they come out with some new and more varied Guard models. Especially if they take OG Guard regiments and crank up the grimdark (like cybernetic Tallarn, and good old Krieg Death Korps).
I keep meaning to grab some WIP shots but before i remember the model's done!
This guy's not my usual recipe for truescale Marines, i'll explain what that is
The key ingredient is Terminator legs. They're a bit bulkier, and the connection bit at the top rises a little higher than standard marines.
If you pop a standard Marine torso on top of termie legs, they actually sit at a really nice height for truescaling
then, anywhere that connection looks a bit iffy, you cover it up with ammo, pouches or purity seals
That's the main trick
The only other thing there is to do is bulk out the arms. There's two options here. The first is just to use terminator arms. The second is to space out standard arms (i use a teeny little disc of plastic cut from a spare base as each side will be uniform thickness).
This extra width you can hide relatively easily by positioning the shoulder pads or with good old purity seals again
Actually, this guy's as close as i've got to a WIP at the moment using that method:
You can see the termie legs, standard berserker torso, various nicknacks disguising the join, the little black disk or base spacing out his left arm, and how that same disc on his right is hidden by the shoulder pad