|You want hugs an all I got is drugs.|
I like it best when a model does all the work and just seems to come together in your hands. This was one of them. The base figure is a Reaper Barkeep. He was from a blister of three townsfolk I picked up at a LGS a while back. GW doesn't have too many thickset models in their range and this guy was impossible to pass up. As a stock figure he oozed character. He was taking a rag to a stein he had in hand. I'd carved him down a bit more than I might have needed to for this conversion. I'd considered really cutting him up and turning him into a 40k noble (really cool painting from FFG product) and got about halfway through the chopping and had a change of heart. The lower part of the body was a bit of a stumbling block because I would had to have cut him in half or dremel the hell out out of his apron.
|Decent view of his new ear and one of the muttonchops|
The character as he is now is either a serving guard vet or a transplant to the service of an inquisitor. He is a big man going to seed and if not the most agile fellow probably still a strong and hard old bastard. What singles him out is his skills as a field medic. By the look of him his bedside manner is probably pretty sorry but his years in the field probably make him nonplussed under fire while people are screaming about being on the wrong end of a bolter round. He also has some knowledge of interrogation techniques and has never had compunctions about causing trauma or loosening tongues with the contents of his med satchel.
|Some med supplies and a sidearm round out his kit.|
I added a Perry cap to the crown to tie him into his parent regiment and fitted in a set of syringe arms from a plastic Catachan medic. The med satchel/bonesaw and holstered sidearm likely came from the same kit. Once the parts were in place I filled the dodgy joins arms to trunk and did some green stuff damage control on the rest of the model. I had been thinking about hooking him up in a powdered wig for his previous life as a noble and had removed his hair, ears and parts of his apron. I filled them back in and gave him some chops to really make him part of the Pohlesians. He came together fast and I'm really looking forward to putting some paint on him. I has meant to start playing around with a junior officer but I'll get back to it at some point.