Now that I am down with my Veteran Squad I am moving onto my penal Squad. Looking at my options as to what Bitz I can interchange into the mix to create a rag tag group of penal soldiers I am going with the Catachan Legs, Cadian Torso. Here is my big dilemma, Do I want to use Cadian Arms and options or use the Catachan arm options?
The look that I am going for are that these criminals have been given used gear left over from dead Guardsmen. Paint scheme is going to be in line with my Regiment fluff. The legs are going to be painted a bright orange to go with a corrections jumpsuit look. The Torso is going to be the mat black armor with cloth portions being the bright orange. Across the chest there will be a red X "spray painted" across designating the soldier as a penal troop. (Because the regiment wont waste precious medical aide on the condemned) On a few torso I am going to model in some battle damage or patches to make it look refurbished.
The heads I am going to use both Cadian Helmets and Catachan heads, to give the units a sense of individuality and the fact not everyone is going to get fully outfitted.
The arm dilemma is the big one for me I might do a mash up of both as some choose to cut down their jumpsuits for armless options while some retain the full set they were given.