|Yes - that is a power fist. Yes - she loves to use it.|
In my bits boxes I found some of the old style Storm Trooper backpacks, and one old ammo back pack, and some others… I didn’t want one specific back pack to be used throughout the squad because I want them to look like a pack of vagabonds, picking up equipment where they finding and then telling officers to pound sand when they get asked about their uniforms!
Because the Hardened Vet Sergeant Can use items typically reserved for officers, I figured, ‘why not?’ So I grabbed a Power fist out of the old bits box, I went with the Space Wolf one because it looks like its reaching out to grab something and with the dynamic running pose of the mini I decided to use for the Sergeant; it really looks like she is running forward to rip your heart out.
The most difficult conversions would be the special weapons! I already have a Heavy Plasma Gunner painted, so that will be a plasma gun and I just need to add the bandanna’s to her, but with the ability to have 3 specials in the squad I had some converting to do… I decided to go with a grenade launcher for the first one, because it’s a versatile weapon and only semi-difficult to convert, I think it came out well. I pulled the front end off the lasgun, ground out the clip and then trimmed the grenade launcher barrel and ammo magazine to fit in their places. A lot easier than Grinding it all out and trying to remold the arms back into place! Kids these days and their plastic minis; wouldn't know what to do with an all metal mini, and I had to walk uphill both ways in the snow to get it!
Next were the basic lasgun troopers! One of the gals had a shotgun, so she stayed as she was, I used green stuff to add head dresses or bandanas to every one of the gals and im experimenting with some sort of shin protector on their legs to beef them up a bit.
I will have to work my way through the squad making the leggings and head wraps for each mini and then finish painting the new mods.