Was in the mood to model some guard stuff and had been thinking about picking up some of the pig iron guys to get cool rebreather troops but the idea hit me to convert some of my plastic cadian guards into Kasrkins as they look significantly meaner. I have a box of metal Kasrkins but I dislike the weight and why buy more squads when I have a couple squads of regular cadians that can take their place.
I wanted to pick up the cadian shock trooper heads from FW but my local bunker is always inshort supply of FW stuff and with such a small order and insane shipping prices it's not worth ordering direct from FW, then I realized I had rebreathers from the command squad and set about modifying.
Here's the metal figures for reference:
The lasguns needed modifying into hot guns, shorter range but AP3
Did some very fine cutting filing and these should stand in very well, the ammo clip will be removed and power cables made of guitar wire will be added.
Here's the start of the plastic Kasrkin, he's currently armed with my interpertaton of a hellgun, both arms need modification and part of the torso shaved down so it's all fit together. I'll be adding greenstuff to the legs to make the armor plates and styrene bits for the helmet sensors. I'll be using them as drop troops deploying from Valkyries so they'll all have rope coils in addition to their normal gear load out. The rebreather is from the command sprue and the visored head came from a sentinal driver who had his face carved away to accomidate the rebreather. The mask slots run vertically while the metal models have horizontal ones, not sure if I should leave it as is or fil it in with greenstuff and redo the slots.