Mik mentioned in a comment to my previous post he was planning on using his Squat Bikers as Sentinels to allow them to pack some more 'Oomph'. I do agree that using them as Rough Riders is downgrading their abilities somewhat but to me that is the only one that fits. If used as Sentinels that means you can have no more than three models in a loose unit which seems a bit too few. Of course there is also the size discrepancy between their size (which brings up the question does it matter if you are already using diffirent models?).
Seeing its almost payday, I'll list off some models I have acquired, am in the process of acquiring or will acquire to be used as stand in models for my army.
|Monowheel by Tobsen|
The 'plan' was simply to model a left over Squat Biker model as the driver and stick a Flamer from the regular Sentinel models on one of the sides and complete it with a diffirent weapon on the other side. As the model arrived it was actually smaller than I thought it would be, and though I briefly considered mounting it on a Warhammer Fantasy Regiment Movement tray to get the same 'footprint' as an actual Hellhound. Unfortunately for the Monowheel I found some other models to use for either a Hellhound or my Sentinels.
|AT-43 Red Blok - Kolossus|
I proudly present the Red Blok Kolossus from the (discontinued) Rackham game of AT-43.
They are taller than regular 40K Models, but smaller than a Dreadnought if I saw correctly.
In my eyes these would make excellent Sentinels or Hellhounds, all depending on what weapons are modelled on them.
(I so need to check out the differences between those two units now, might just use them for both model types)
|Starship Troopers - Grizzly Exosuit|
Sadly there are even more stand in models I am considering. Off to the side here is what I am considering for either my Stormtroopers or Ogryns. Seeing their size I think Ogryn's would suit them better due to their bulk, which is considerable compared to regular troopers. In fact it almost seems like there is a Squat inside them operating them like a Tau Battlesuit. Guess that means Exosquats will have to be the Stormtroopers then, now to get some more of those as well....
Below here are Grymns with a Pig Iron head swap. The person who made them uses them as a tunnel fighter army of sorts, he collects an army but doesnt actually play them but if he had to give them an home in the 40K-verse he too would pick Imperial Guard. Im tempted to perhaps get a unit or two and use them as my Penal Legions.
|Grymn Tunnel Fighters|