I’ve already got, and painted, just over forty Poxwalkers. And, as I’ve said here, I think that they’re a great unit for the Death Guard. So I wanted to add some more to my army, but I didn’t want to just buy multiple boxes of the easy build ones or hunt out the sprue from Dark Imperium on eBay. I also wanted a project that would stretch my hobby skills a little bit further. So I reached a conclusion that I wanted to convert something else into some Poxwalkers. But what should I convert? And then the thought occurred to me, Cadians! I’ve played Cadian Shock a fair few times and my Poxwalkers have seen a lot of action against him. So it seems like a fun project to simulate a few of the casualties from his Cadian Infantry that had risen again as Poxwalkers.
I think that I had seen photos online where people had taken skulls from the GW box of skulls and mounted them onto Astra Militarum bodies. So this would be my starting point, and it would also be the first step in me trying to make sure that my resulting unit was visually different from regular Cadian troopers. I then had to think about what else would mark out Poxwalkers, and that would be tentacles and spiky bone growths. So I would raid my bit box to see what I could salvage and then I would also experiment with some green stuff.