I'm finally sat back at my hobby table and playing with parts.
I'm in the middle of converting a figure and thought I'd put it up at this stage to show you what I'm up to.
The Figure in Progress
The main body of the figure is a Cadian guardsman with a Catachan guardsman head.
I cut down the lasgun barrel to give it more of an SMG/Carbine look.
There are a couple of watch parts used here, one for an eyepiece of the bionic eye I'm making and the other just for a bit of detail on the lasgun.
I've carved out a portion of his lower face to give me somewhere to glue some cables/pipes and give me a little room for sculpting his battle-scarred face.
The box in the middle of his back was originally a part from the Warhammer Lizardman range, I'm using it as a combined rebreather and power-pack for his bionics, which the cables from his face will run to.
And you can see I've used some beads from a water filter to create a studded shoulder pad.
I've still got more fine details to attach, trophies, holy relics, seals/scrolls, possibly a little wear/damage etc.
The Possible Background
I see him as a veteran Imperial guardsman that after serving several tours of duty and surviving, has earned his writ of citizenship allowing him to return to his homeworld or to go populate a new colony.
But for some reason he has decided to carry on taking the fight to the alien and the mutant (homeworld destroyed/platoon wiped out?) and earned the attention of an inquisitor whom he now follows. He wears his writ on his person as a symbol of his choice to carry on fighting instead of settling down, which has earned him the "nom du guerre" of "Freeman".
Any of these ideas may evolve/change, I'm still toying with ideas as I go and I'm open to suggestions too.