Aside from Johnny, Wulf and the Gronk (who won't be appearing in next summer's Strontium Dog game), I wanted and needed to create my own mutant bounty hunter. Again I sought some expert advice and was provided with the following brief:
- There is no set Strontium Dog uniform apart from the badge.
- Search/Destroy agents are comparatively wealthy (versus other mutants) and can have decent gear and outfits.
- The classic SD outfit is a tight bodysuit, accessorised with pads and other gear.
- Mutations are often bizarre / humourous, and often confer no or minimal benefit/abilities.
Armed with the above, I set about scouring the Citadel back catalogue in an attempt to track down a suitable base figure to turn into my SD agent. After much deliberation I settled on a rather obscure supervillain figure from Citadel's early 1980s Golden Heroes range.
The figure had a fun pose and the right sort of gear - I reckoned with a head swap and some adaptation, he would make a decent Strontium Dog.
I removed the figure from the integral base, and separated his hand from his leg to improve the balance of the pose. He got a new head (from that old faithful, the Gorkamorka Seeker) and then a selection of different pads, pouches and other new elements, including a nice new badge.
I painted up the figure to try and mimic some of the Strontium Dog artwork - bright comic-book colours and a two-tone outfit. Although it's not clear, I did paint the 'SD' symbol on his badge!
I named him Sourmouth Clancy because his shrunken, shrivelled mouth makes him look like he's been sucking on lemons - and that seemed like it would fit the 2000AD universe!
|A pair of the finest Search/Destroy agents.
I'll certainly be going back to the Golden Heroes range to see what other figures might be worth of adaptation!
|Sourmouth Clancy takes down the dangerous criminal known as the Tiger of Bood.