Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Grigor Klegane - Bodyguard for Hire

Last night I should have made some progress painting my Bratmobile in preparation for the Bring Out Your Lead whacky races game at the Foundry in a few weeks time. Instead I painted up this chap:
 
 
 
Grigor Klegane is the personal bodyguard of Yakob Pento, Master Trader and key member of the Junction Trading Guild. Klegane doesn't go in for subtlety - his modus operandi is based on his not inconsiderable power and brute force. The mere presence of Klegane looming behind Pento can result in a favourable outcome to trading negotiations!

Here's the Junction Trading Guild as they currently stand:

L-R: Grigor Klegane (bodyguard); Yakob Pento (Guilder); Gatt Dalvurth (Squat advisor)

I have a trio of additional hired guns ready for paint to bulk the band out...but I need to get that Bratmobile painted first!

Klegane is a very simple conversion based on a classic Klegg sculpt from the Citadel Judge Dredd range

 
 
After removing the original head, I replaced it with a head from a more modern Nurgle Champion (donated by Brage97 - thanks Brage!). I then added a very basic collar and covered up the Nurgle symbol on his forehead, both with greenstuff .
 

 
 
One yellow boiler suit later, and it's job done!


8 comments:

  1. I like him a lot and for 3 reasons :

    1) He looks fabulous and the conversion is splendid. The head you chose is gorgeous and he would make a good young Harkonnen baron !

    2) The last model I finished is precisely the exact same model (minus the conversion and I enjoyed it a lot !

    3) I am reading "The clash of Kings" (tome 2 of the song of Ice and Fire) at the moment so Grigor Klegane is a name I find very intersting (superb pun with the Klegg term). I've also found a proper name for my klegg but that wil wait until tomorow !

    The gang is looking very good. Are they all going to be fat in this gang or what?

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    1. Excellent reasons! The head essentially made the conversion work...I had the Klegg and was looking around for a suitable head...then Brage shared a pic of his conversion of a Blood Bowl figure (using the body but not the head), and it all came together.

      It's a fun model to paint don't you think? - nice and simple, but with some interesting details.

      Sadly the rest of the gang are going to be thin...but they're just hired guns so are disposable ;)

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  2. Fantastic work. I was wondering why he looked familiar until I read that he was a conversion from the Klegg. The 3 models ooze charm and character with the lovely PJs unifying them visually.

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    1. PJs and the fat bellies of course ;)

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  3. Although I regard it as a minor sin to chop up a vintage lizardman to make "spaceman with rifle #27354283" he looks so good that I got over it.

    The strange almost baby grow yellow onesie - I expect to see a Tommy Tippee logo somewhere - is genuinely jarring (in a good way) once the you see the guys terrifying face. Very funny.

    I love seeing this Imperial civilians project expand. Filling in those gaps makes the setting seem more real. A cool project.

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    1. A minor sin eh?! My own view is that I don't chop up anything ridiculously rare (and there are plenty of Kleggs in circulation), and that I have to make the conversion worth the desecration of the original. Think I managed to make this one work ;)

      I can't get that baby image out of my head now though ;)

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    2. What a man does with his toy soldiers is his own business. If I didnt own a copy of that Klegg I would be a bit less impressed .

      As for the finished product, its like George Dawes evil(er) brother. Thats a good thing.

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    3. Yeah - Chico has already expressed his displeasure at me hacking apart one of his top 'wants'! ;)

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