This time, I had a go at Myron himself.
The main thing about him is that he's got a long coat. I first thought that an Eldar scout would be a good basis, but the posing wasn't quite right, and I noticed that he seems not to be wearing a shirt (or anything else!) under it. I decided to base the model on an old Empire flagellant, which has a bare chest and long robes.
The basic model was given new feet from green stuff, and arms from Eldar models. Because the flagellant seemed a little short, I put him on a small piece of slate. The head came from a Dark Eldar, the guns were from Warlord Civil War cavalry, and much of the rest of the additions were green stuff.
I don't mind filling gaps with green stuff, but I'm no expert in sculpting with it, and it would be easier to get Nessie's autograph than a smooth finish with it. As it happens, I did quite a bit of sculpting on this model, and I'm 60% happy with the outcome. Here's a WIP.
What a mess.
It looks a bit better with paint.
I'm not sure what the metal thing around his neck might be: it's sculpted onto the flagellant body, and looks like a steel collar. I painted it a more vibrant colour here, to draw the eye to the head. Myron is meant to have a large scar across his face, which wasn't easy to paint. He still looks rather short, but I think that's just the angle of the picture.
Here is a picture of Myron and his alien friend, waiting to have their portraits drawn.
Overall, I'm not 100% happy, and one day I might try to give Myron longer legs, but for now, they look alright.
So, I wasn't happy with Myron's short legs, and I decided to make him a bit taller. This was fiddly.
I removed him from his base, cut off his feet and put him on two small bits of plasticard to make him taller. I pinned the plasticard to the model and to the base to stabilise it. Then I sculpted boots around the plasticard. To be honest, it's hard to see what I've done and it looks a bit rough (because it is). But it does make him taller and more imposing. So, here's the modified Myron:
And here he is with his friend. Much better - or at least I think so!