Another fun filled session we will be playing at BOYL this year will be a Strontium Dog themed game. We had to create a single character to bring along to do battle with Hitler....coz that's what you do. Now I must admit that I had never read any SD before and when I informed our GM he very kindly sent me a bunch of them to read. When I had gotten through them all (what a great series!) I decided that I would like to find the ugliest mini I could and convert him up.......because that's how I roll.
So, not long after typing "the ugliest mini" into Google I struck upon this chap pictured below. I then posted on FB that I was after him and after copping much flak (fair enough in this case) I managed to procure him in all his ugliness, thanks Eddy. He's an Asgard FM41 Mountain Troll for those of you who want to get one. Why? I don't know, but each to their own I guess.....weirdo!
|Shortly after completion the sculptor was taken out back and strangled.|
Once I got hold of him there was only one merciful thing for me to do:
So after he had been drowned and stripped of his paint I set to work. I cut off his base, hands and fur skirt (Is that what you call them? I have no idea). This guy went through a few iterations before I was finally happy with the results. The first is pictured below:
I built him a new, futuristic skirt out of wire and putty and gave him a lasgun (modded from an Ork Shoota with a barrel swap and a resistor stuck to the side) and an Ogre gauntlet. I wasn't sold on the skirt or the gauntlet so I cut them off and tried again:
I decided to change his gauntlet out for a couple of tentacles and to give him some pants instead. I also made some fangs for him out of an old IDE cable connector and sculpted the rest of his features out of Procreate. I was fairly pleased with the sculpting I'd done for the most part, except for his boots, which ended up looking more like mocassins :(
I tried to re-sculpt them, but my skills were found wanting. So I amputated his legs just below the knee and gave him some cut down robot legs from Ramshackle Games instead. I think the change improved the proportions and overall look quite a lot. So this is the look that I ended up settling on before paint.
I'm not sure why I went with the orange colour scheme, but it just felt right. Might have something to do with my childhood too? There was a show I used to watch when I was a kid called The Early Bird Show. There was a guy in a monster suit, called Marty the Monster, that was there for comic relief. Here's a pic of him:
|He's the one in the dress in case you're wondering.|
So that's it. Next up will be more of my chaos warband.