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Having just started a 45 figure batch paint of guardsmen, I decided a side project may be in order. Just a little something I could fiddle with off and on to disrupt the monotony and I knew just the project. 

 

About a year ago, after I finished my first commissar,  I thought it would be a good idea to paint all my commissars differently. That way I could tell all of my HQs or elites apart, but wouldn't you know it after a couple games I realized it was completely unnecessary. Having already started down that path however I decided to press on.

 

Within about the first week of pondering different color schemes I had a great idea. Unfortunately I lacked the skills and hobby confidence to attempt it. This past year I've managed to learn quite a bit though, especially about sculpting/working with greenstuff. So I think it's time to attempt a Hulk Hogan commissar.hulk-hogan.thumb.jpg.3c8336160c747fc0080f44ec6ca60b2d.jpg

First up was locating a good reference photo for both his moustache and boa (see above).

 

As the moustache was the trickier of the two I decided to start there. In a twist of fate getting a good texture was the easy part, but getting the proper size wasn't. After some back and forth I finally got the size correct. Then it was just a simple matter of using a pin and a toothpick to achieve a hair like texture. 20191126_230721.thumb.jpg.01abbf09e9701ea45834dd5a5473969b.jpg

This is what you get zooming in, but at a regular viewing distance I think it looks good. 

 

Next came the boa. Try as I might I couldn't get a good feathery texture going. I could get a good amorphous blob/coral like texture though. Much like the moustache it'll fail upon close inspection but I think with a good paintjob it'll hold up just fine.  

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See I told you that moustache is passable with some distance.

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Now it's just a matter of letting everything dry before priming. I guess it's a good thing we have holiday commitments for the next couple days.

 

As with any greenstuff project you always end up with some leftovers. After adding a skull to the Hulkster's base I thought I'd share the wealth with a few random models from my desk.

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5 hours ago, Rigel said:

Hope we also get to see Randy Savage!

Now there's an idea. Taking a second to think about it all I'd really have to do is add texture to the preexisting coat and add some sunglasses. Doable, but I feel that without a signature color scheme I'd always have to explain who it is. Now depending on which era Hulk you go with you run into the same problem, but I think the red and yellow scheme is globally recognizable. You've certainly given me something to think about though.

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I finally got around to priming the figure today. That means it'll be ready for paint tomorrow, though I probably won't get to it until later, probably days later.

 

@Rigel's comment has been rattling around my brain since I first read it. Thursday night inspiration hit for a "Macho Man" Randy Savage conversion. It's funny because the actual commissar sculpt is probably better for "Macho Man" than for the Hulk. I think the conversion is simple enough though; remove the hat, greenstuff or repurpose a cowboy hat, greenstuff a pair of sunglasses, greenstuff "streamers" to the coat, and add a greenstuff beard. To tie the two together I could also paint it with the old red and yellow scheme.

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16 hours ago, Rat13 said:

 

@Rigel's comment has been rattling around my brain since I first read it. Thursday night inspiration hit for a "Macho Man" Randy Savage conversion. It's funny because the actual commissar sculpt is probably better for "Macho Man" than for the Hulk. I think the conversion is simple enough though; remove the hat, greenstuff or repurpose a cowboy hat, greenstuff a pair of sunglasses, greenstuff "streamers" to the coat, and add a greenstuff beard. To tie the two together I could also paint it with the old red and yellow scheme.


OH yeah! Snap into a chapter-approved dehydrated flavored-protein delivery vesicle! :B):::D:

I'm very excited about this. 

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