Last week I put it to you to decide my next project. I got a handful of votes and of the three project I proposed the Rebel Grot Commissar won out. Although I never posted it this is actually a model I started working on during a business trip a few months ago. I haven’t made a lot of progress since then but I can show you what I have so far. The pictures are lower quality than usual because I took them in a hotel room using a cheap camera.
The first picture just shows what I brought with me for the trip. Some bits, super glue, a little green stuff, and a few tools. I stuck with the least threatening implements so I wouldn’t have trouble getting it on a plane.
Next is the rough assembly. The head, legs, and right arm are from the Warhammer Fantasy Goblin Regiment. I trimmed the bow down but left enough to represent the handle of a bolter. My Rebel Grots are usually a bit taller than a typical Grot or Goblin and I wanted a more dramatic pose than can be easily attained with the standard Goblin torsos so I decided to sculpt one from scratch. I formed the basic shape from green stuff and pressed the plastic bits into it before it cured. He is currently wielding a Space Wolf power fist which has a position I like. It is comically large for him but no more so than Yarrick’s klaw. I plan to replace it with a custom fist or claw that is somewhere between this and a Cadian fist in size.
When I base him I plan to have him standing on a severed Ork head, firing his bolter down range as he waves his comrades forward. I used a lump of clay to mock up the position while I was working to get the rest of the pieces in place.
Since taking these pictures I have shaved the top nub of the bow flush with the top of his thumb and glued an old bolter in place. I’ve started a little work on the new fist but haven’t made it far. After that he’ll get a base before I start working on his coat and hat. I’ll probably give him a bionic eye as well. It will look cool, and make him more suitable to represent Yarrick if I should want to.
So there’s the start of my Rebel Grot Commissar. What do you think about the fist, is it good as is or should I go with something a tad smaller?
Update: You can see the completed model in my Rebel Grot Commissar painting showcase.