You've seen the scout squad in recent posts, and here's their sergeant. When I started, I thought I'd simply add a power fist and a head swap. Once the fist was on though, I realized that power fists don't look quite right on scouts, even though I tried to find a smaller one. Things looked out of balance, so I set to fixing it, and making up fluff as I went along.
This particular scout sergeant took on his role as trainer/teacher after the catastrophe on Mithron, being transferred from his original company to help with the rebuilding effort. He continues to use bits of his armor even in this role, but for good reasons. He maintains...
So yeah, I was basically making modifications to get the model visually balanced. The original scout legs didn't look like a 'solid base' to me, and the fist without the pauldron didn't look at home.
Oh well, I still like the model and am painting him up now. Let me know what you think so far!