Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Vinyl Sampling - Part Four Abdul Goldberg

As mentioned in Part One, following Suber's lead, I selected a few Star Wars Miniatures for conversion to use in 40k.

This final figure is special, because I chose him to become the most infamous of Rogue Trader Characters, Abdul Goldberg.  Abdul has been all over the internet lately because the facebook group The Emporium of Rogue Dreams had a contest to create the figure, and Rick Priestly even picked a winner. 

Anyway, my Abdul Goldberg is made from this figure:

I cut off the original head, added a belt and a dagger, and changed his mon calimari wrist into a controller of some kind.  I have liked the look of a keffiyeh scarf for a while, and it seemed in keeping with the background, so he got one. Abdul seemed like the sort of fellow that would have a big belt buckle, so he got one of those too (it is a little hard to see, but it has Alpha Gamma written on it in Attic Greek letters).  The white uniform was inspired by watching the trailer for Rogue One for the 100th time.


That concludes this round of Vinyl Sampling, but I am sure that there will eventually be more... I do after all, have a large number of excess SW figures...

7 comments:

Sebastian said...

Definitely has the bulk to lend himself well to GW stylings. Been a great series of alternate source conversions!

Ford Jason said...

Cool model. You have to use the phrase "It's a TRAP!" regularly when using it.

Asslessman said...

How Ironic to use this model to make a character who sets traps for all his ennemies !
I'm sold, this one's really fun, I'd have loved to read Rick's comments about him !

Suber said...

I love this one too! The addition of both head and arm works perfectly, gives the model the right 40K balance. Cool!

Lasgunpacker said...

Thanks guys. This is why I love blogging, because the "trap" connection honestly had not even occurred to me.

I had fun with this bitz bash project, so I will certainly be doing more of these soon.

Sebastian said...

Hahah.. just playing catch up - great observation. (Trap)

Look forward to it LP :)

Sean said...

Followed your link and enjoyed your Abdul. Good stuff.