The 7th edition greatsword models in my mind were perfect. They were heavily armoured and yet still maintained the flare of the empire. However, the new models in my opinion are a little over the top. GW has embraced the puffy clothing a little too much, and as with most of its metal to plastic transfers, they became, dare I say it, a bit cartoonish. The perry miniature foot knight models have been used as the base for these models. They provide a solid heavy armoured torso and legs, while the empire flare is maintained through the feathered caps and puffy arms from the GW greatsword kit.