One delve of the bitzbox later…
Left to right there you see the original Kasrkin pewter model, the stock build of a scion and my kitbash – really just a head and torso swap and some shaving.
I had a Cadian harsh environment head in there, which while a tad narrow, seems to do the job (its photographed at an odd angle too, looks better in the flesh) coupled with a Cadian torso and some shaving to fit, finished with shaving off all the gribbly bits, a little crudely for this experiment and voila – I can live with this alongside my existing troops far better than the breastplate, and who knows those chest pieces might help me make some character further down the line.
Paint job was the same rush job as the original (they were painted a few days before a tourney, and I didn't want the paint I gave these to prejudice the results so imitated it)
Let me know your thoughts guys, different enough to be worth it? should I go the whole hog and GS on the tails of the jacket? any further experiments will have to wait a wee while as I am out of Cadian torsos! gasp!