Since there seems to have been a little bit of interest in the Life Guard's after my last post I thought I'd post up a few more pictures of them. The Life Guards are my Praetorian equvilient to Storm Troopers/Grenadiers, I loosely based the models on the British Regiment of Life Guards, the British Armies senior Regiment, they're actually Cavalry but I'm making mine mechanised, their orante uniforms, elite nature (and carapace armour!) just jumped out as being ideal to me.
These conversions were something I did a whopping 6 years ago now (cant believe how quick time has flown, did'nt realise it was so long ago until I looked at the date stamp!), they're based on Cadian plastics with the pockets filed off the trousers, a slit cut in the rear of the lower tunic and the armoured carapace greenstuffed into a curved breast plate. The arms were altered with gloves and epualettes and a Praetorian head was added with additional plume and aquilla badge added. Finally the weapons are swords in scabbard taken from Commissar Yarrick and cadian lasguns with catachan barrels added to extend the weapon, ammo clips are replaced with guitar wire which then connects to a cut down vox pack to finish the model.
Unfortunately most of these guys are now in a bit of a state of rerepair and they never got painted, a new version will form part of the project in the future however.