Every fledgling ork warband needs a boss to shout at people and to be the biggest, toughest, meanest greenskin around. And how does a boss show people he's the boss? By having a grot carry his personal banner around behind him.
My boss is the fairly ubiquitous Thrugg Bullneck from the Rogue Trader Space Ork Raiders box set. Thrugg is a pretty hefty figure - hulking (by early RT standards), and pulling off a suitably boss-like pose. My copy of Thrugg (aka Krugg Fangrot) has a few rounded elements (probably from rolling around in a box somewhere), but he's in relatively fine fettle.
|Krugg Fangrot with his boss pole.
I added the little Blood Bowl snotling to the base because I liked it. Plus I put Krugg on a larger base, so I had some room. The model's pose overspills a standard 25mm base.
Krugg's companion grot is an adapted Makari, usually to be seen accompanying notorious ork warboss Ghazghkull Thraka. I removed Makari's overlarge fur-trimmed helmet with it's 3 unnecessary horns.
|Unmodified Makari in the centre.
I then sculpted a new, neater helmet, closer in design to the original Space Goblin, topping it with a trimmed down spike from Makari's original helmet.
I didn't want to make a paper banner, so I opted for a bosspole with some orky glyph plates mounted on it. These were made from plasticard, with a thin strip of card used for the rear fixings. If my ork glyph translation is correct, the threat displayed is that enemies might meet a 'bad pathetic death'. Or something like that.
The colour scheme was the same as my earlier orks - painted yellow metal and armour, with a mixture of grey and blue cloth.
|The horns on the banner have been given a gloss varnish to make them look like polished trophies.
|Krugg Fangrot's mob. Beware the a bad, yet pathetic death!