Recently I read an idea over on the AdMech page where someone ran an infantry-heavy Skitarii battalion with a supreme command detachment of inquisitors. And it got me thinking, I want to try something similar. That would give my chaff troops some good Leadership (Inquisitor's leadership in a 6" bubble, plus the reroll for data-tethers, plus the +1 Ld for being near a dunecrawler with a data-tether), it'd give me a presence in the Psychic phase for once on my cogboy life, and also for the simple fact of Rule of Cool (because Inquisitors).
Now the problem I'm running into is I have no idea how I should model these guys. I don't want to buy the standard inquisitors (one because they don't have the weapons loadouts I want, and two because I want them to fit the AdMech theme) so that leaves me with modeling my own. My original thoughts were to simply combine the sicarian models with some skitarii, but I was also thinking of using some space marines instead. Maybe a box of Sternguard kitbashed with Skitarii vanguard or ruststalkers. Or even using a box of Reivers instead to give them a bit more menacing presence on the table. What would you guys recommend?
Weapons loadout, I was just thinking running a combi-flamer with a power maul for each of them. As for their Quarry rule, make them Specialists. Say they're some kind of Mechanicus assassin, or a new form of Infiltrators/Ruststalkers. And that way they have some stopping power against enemy characters.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.