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Mixed Gender Militarum Tempestus Scions

Look, I’m not dead!  It’s been exactly a month since my last post, the longest delay ever in the ignominious history of this pokey little blog.  There are a number of reasons, the most pressing of which is that my father is nearing the end of his valiant battle with cancer so understandably my mind has been, and will continue to be elsewhere for a while longer.

That said, I think it’s important for my sanity to attempt to keep as much of my normal life going as possible so I decided to get back on the horse and hammer out a few hundred words of rubbish.

This past week I’ve been slowly progressing my Heldrake, it’s almost finished and will be the subject of a proper post later.  As such my mind turned to my next project, I received three boxes of Militarum Tempestus Scions for my birthday back in June and I’m tired of them languishing on their sprues under my desk.  I had the notion of attempting to build a mixed-gender platoon so scoured the interweb for some 28mm female heads in berets and discovered these heads made by Statuesque Miniatures.

I ordered a couple of sets and within four days they arrived.  The quality of the sculpts are fantastic, I’m usually not a fan of small metal components after shedding blood, sweat and tears trying to get the old Imperial Guard heads to fit onto my plastic Cadian torsos however the sheer quality of these sculpts certainly encourages a little extra hard work.

However, as you can see from the photo below, the projects stumbled before it could get started.

 

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They’re unfortunately ever so slightly too small when compared to the male heads so for now I’ll have to look elsewhere for compatible components.

All is not lost though as I’ve earmarked these heads for use with my PanOceana faction for Infinity as they’ll add some extra variety to my Fusiliers.

Will I order from Statuesque again?  Almost certainly, the quality of their product is fantastic and, time and finances permitting, I’d love to collect some of the Resistance Fighter range.  The prices are very reasonable and delivery is very quick, while their range is limited at this time, I can’t wait to see what else they can come up with.  Definitely a company to watch.

  1. 09/14/2014 at 09:53

    You got to get the special “Heroic Scale” heads he sells:

    http://www.statuesqueminiatures.co.uk/p/8774376/sma012-heroic-scale-female-heads.html

    These dont have the fancy hats and stuff like the ones you have pictured, but they do have a variety of hairstyles and will look great on your stormtrooper or IG bodies.

  2. 09/23/2014 at 12:45

    I’ve been toying with this idea for a long time. I’ve even got the same resistance fighter heads that you have… from a head perspective, the male cranium is slightly larger. They also have more robust skull features like a larger mandible (jaw), more blunt orbital margins, wider nasal aperture, less slanting forehead, more marked muscle attachment sites, etc. so more often than not a female’s head would indeed be smaller than a male’s so with a little greenstuff to create a neck, I can’t see this being much of a problem.

    I’m more worried about body mass of the Scion. The armour can account for a lot of the size but would the un-armoured arms/ legs dwarf the head as well? I really should just pick up a box but my whole Tempestus Scion’s army consists of having a female commander – me – at the height of the army.

    Since you have both I’d give it another look over and another thought because I think this is a great idea and after scanning the miniatures companies across the internet I haven’t found anything close to what is presented here as an alternative version of a female Scion.

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