After looking at it a bit more, aside from the wrong hat
Other than the hat, everything seems okay to me for a Imperial Guard Cadian Officer. Some officer models of this type tend to not have a whole lot on them in some cases.
I'm really curious about this hat thing. I feel like I'm being really blind. To me it looks pretty similar to Kolinski's design and seems to be directly modelled on the peaked cap from the 2008 Cadian Command Squad and the Forge World upgrade frame, which is even older.
There is a real array of peaked caps in the Cadian range though between the Baneblade officer (which is what his face is based on), the tank commander, the discontinued lieutenants, Pask, the Hostile Environment Lieutenant and the two Forge World upgrade packs. Maybe we have different designs in mind but I'm struggling to see any big digressions here from Kolinski/Command Squad - apart from being made out of what appears to be leather rather than fabric. I feel I'm missing something and I really wanna know what it is haha.
It's definitely an improvement face wise - I can't believe the state of some of the Guard paint jobs on GW's website.
the total lack of equipment besides a canteen and knife has me really worried the new guard range will be similarly bare and not incorporate the FW respirator kits and assault packs.
I had no idea a new Guard range had been announced/was running rumour rounds - outside of the conjectured new Catachans - have we heard anything more rockcrete?
I wouldn't worry too much though vis this setting design precedents for (potential) new Cadians. I imagine that having more equipment would really run up production costs and pricing, so they probably kept it relatively bare bones to begin with.
Their accessories are £27.50 each so I imagine including all of the equipment from the Forge World upgrade frames would really drive things up. At the minute he resembles something you could pretty put together using Cadian Command Squad sprues (excluding the bionic eye). Might even make a mini based on him tomorrow.
Edited by MechaMan, 08 September 2020 - 03:28 AM.