I can never leave well enough alone. I had to make 40+ Necrons standing instead of squatting. I had to make my pathfinders all helmetless. I had to bend the tails on over 60 tyranids - and now I've made 40+ female Imperial Guard.
I present the 541st Howlin' Banshees!
I after trolling the internet for ideas, I came across the Statuesque Miniatures site. They make amazing, 28mm heroic scale, female heads in multiple designs. I selected five sets of berets (50 heads) and a set of veterans (10 heads) for my command squads and gunners.
The sculpts are fantastic, and despite being in metal (drilling and pinning - YUCK) they weren't that tough to work with. I primed and base coated using my airbrush. Then I applied a wash, and highlighted the faces.
Once that was complete, I masked the faces using poster putty, and then airbrushed the berets. Once the berets were complete, I painted the hair, snipped them from their sprues and glued them to the completed bodies using gel based super glue to prevent dripping and running. A perfect fit.
I'll load a proper showcase once the army is complete, including Commander Mira, formerly of the defence force that drove the Ork incursion back on Graia.