Seeing how I'm building Iron Hands I figured I needed clan shoulder pads. My freehand painting leaves much to be desired and I don't like decals, so I need to convert up some. I have the brass etch sheet but the marine pads are a bit to small to get the icon to form to, so I built a prototype.
The pic isn't the best as I had to get so close, but hopefully you can see the concept. I used the Techmarine pad from a Marine vehicle kit and shaved off the skull. I then added hex shaped rod slices to form the bolts, then carefully drilled an indent in the center. I then added a nubbin socket cut from a different pad to techno up the part a bit. I still have some really close in detail clean up to do, but other then that it's ready to go. Only 40 more to do... sigh.