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Has anyone tried to fit the plastic cadian heads on the torsos from Anvil? 

 

Given the difference in neck joints between the two was it easy to accomplish?

 

Any pictures would be greatly appreciated if you have them.


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Funny. I'm thinking about doing the opposite so I'd love to see how this works out.


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Funny. I'm thinking about doing the opposite so I'd love to see how this works out.

 

 

If you want to do this, you either need to file down the neck on the Anvil head so it fits the GW groove on the torso or drill a hole in the torso that will take the ball joint. Btw Anvil heads fit the new stormtroopers perfectly without need for any complex modelling (or any modelling) at all. 


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Anvil's stuff is kind of halfway between GW Cadians and FW Elysians on the Heroic Scale - True scale spectrum, even if they fit plastic Cadian heads will likely look a bit big.

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There's not a huge amount in it, but the overall size difference in the bottom row of the pic is noticeable.


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Aren't the FW cadian heads slightly smaller but still the same joint?

I want to keep a theme in the army it would look weird if 2/6 infantry squads had different heads/helmets

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IMO, they look ridiculous.

 

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The reserve works reasonably well with a little work, (I've done a few now with different Anvil heads) but the Cadian heads are just too big and bulky to my mind.

 

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Thanks for the photo, looks like I'm either going to need a new type of head or just to use the full plastic kit

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Just use anvil miniatures complete. I’ve got a full army of them.

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Just use anvil miniatures complete. I’ve got a full army of them.


I'm going to have about 3 armies of them. As I said earlier I don'2 want 2/6 infantry squads to stick out because of different heads/helmets.

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I'm going to use Anvil arms on the GW bodies for the special weapons to keep it consistent across the army

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I'm going to use Anvil arms on the GW bodies for the special weapons to keep it consistent across the army

 

I've had a bit of a play with fitting both the fatigue and armoured special weapon arms on Cadian torsos - keep in mind that you'll need to trim either the resin or the torso to make them fit properly. Also, the cabling from the Anvil weapons needs to be extended with GS in order to reach the backpack provided. Unfortunately it's not a case of plug and play.

 

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I don't mind that, it's probably the best aesthetic wise (especially with shoulder pads)

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Absolutely - and the cheapest way I could get appropriate sized Plasma guns (Fusion cannon upper + power plant) into infantry squads.

 

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You don't have photos by any chance?

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Only of the very first attempt - which was a fail:

 

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I see what you mean about the back pack, greenstuff will certainly be needed. Thanks for the help
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