For the Elysian HQ command squad, my client wanted two bodyguards and a Master of the Fleet.
For the bodyguards, I suggested going with the Maxmini armoured torsos. The plan was to make the bodyguards appear as separate to the wider Elysian army - maybe attached Cadian specialists or from some other more centralised authority of the Imperial Guard. So we decided on using a paint scheme similar to Cadian Shock Troops. Heads from the Guard vehicle sprue, and arms from the Cadian command set, were combined to create the finished models.
For the Master of the Fleet, my client agreed that he should stand out. The GW Master is a great model, but doesn't necessarily fit with a FW Elysian army. Again, although I wanted the model to stand out as an advisor, I wanted something more in keeping with the FW Elysian theme... We settled on a now OOP Thunderbolt pilot model from FW...
This is an excellent sculpt, which I thoroughly enjoyed painting. It has such an awesome level of detail - it's really the sort of model you could spend months painting.
So, here are the final few models collected with the command squad. The bodyguards have a single order from sector command: "Keep that commander alive. He does not have permission to die until the Emperor says so!"