I finally got round to kit-bashing a Wargor to be the Battle Standard Bearer for my goaty herd. In game terms, I almost never put the army on the table without this guy in it; giving re-rolls to leadership checks is vital to stop the cowardly little blighters fleeing all the time. That it works on Primal Fury too is even better. My main inspiration for the modelling was Zebrazach‘s fantastic BSB, although I won’t even be attempting anything like the astonishing work he put into the banner itself.
Constructing him was easy, as is everything I do for these guys – if it wasn’t easy, it would be way beyond my capacity to do it. The majority of the pieces are from the Bestigor kit. I had to rotate the lower set of horns to allow them to actually fit with the way his arms are held up but they look fine that way and it’ll make him look a bit different from anyone else in my army who ends up sporting that mighty set. The cloak is from a Chaos Warrior. It involved quite a lot of cutting and scraping since the piece comes with a lot of plugs on the inside to (presumably) fit it nicely onto a Chaos Warrior’s back. I’m planning to use the banner I have left over from my Minotaurs for it but I will leave that out for now until I’ve actually put some paint on him. I always find banners and shields make for very fiddly painting. Finally, like my Bray Shaman, I stuck him on a spare bit of Carnifex carapace to give him the height to stand out from the lesser minions.
I had to stick a little Milliput under the arms to avoid that ‘blank plastic’ look. As you can see, I made my customary blood sacrifice to the gods of miniatures while getting rid of all the stuff on the cloak.
The Milliput on the cloak is just to hide the remains of the fittings that would otherwise have snugly fitted it to a Chaos Warrior.
I had to cut his pony tail off since it was in the way of the cloak, so he has the shortest hair of any Gor in my army so far.