Saturday, 4 August 2012

Imperial Guard: Savlar Chem-Riders

Today's post is to show some models I finished some time ago, but I was (and still am) very pleased with the results. When I started my personal Savlar Chem-Dogs army, I knew that I wanted rough riders - this army has a specialist form of mutant cavalry called "Chem-Riders". The problem is that GW hasn't released a decent cavalry model for 40k since the Rogue Trader days, and so I set about making my own rough rider models.

I started off with a very different concept (using WFB Chaos Marauder mounts - I will showcase those another time), but I ended up settling on the plastic Dark Elf Cold One kit. This is a useful and very characterful set which is quite easily converted.

As it turns out, the idea didn't need much conversion really. For the riders, I used some resin conversion parts from Colonel Gravis (now of Curious Constructs), old tank rider torsos, and heads from Pig Iron (like the rest of my Savlar army).






2 comments:

  1. These look great! I was thinking of making up some Savlar troops (chem-riders and Penal Legion modeled as chem-dogs ) to my guard army. They're a great old concept that doesn't get much love.

    Now you've done such a great job I don't feel like I need to.

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  2. You should do it! Always good to see someone else's interpretation of an idea. Let me know if I can help out with any ideas!

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