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Offline Tullio

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So, I just won a Bodyguard on eBay
« on: August 13, 2009, 07:42:12 PM »
I just managed to win an unassembled Bodyguard on eBay, and I'm not really sure what I want to do with it. I'm tempted to turn him into a naval officer of some kind, maybe a Blackship captain. Any suggestions?

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Re: So, I just won a Bodyguard on eBay
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 07:56:47 PM »
DAMNIT! I totally forgot to bid on this oh man. stupid being a taxi for my dad...

Naval officer is a cool idea but maybe a bit vanilla. this model is so rare it deserves something else I think. not sure what though (well I have one idea but thats for when I get hold of one... :D )

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Re: So, I just won a Bodyguard on eBay
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 08:32:18 PM »
I agree with Adam - just using him as some sort of navy character would be a little obvious.  I'd be tempted to use his torso and legs for different models.  For example, his torso looks like it could go quite well with Eisenhorn's legs, or maybe Black's or Covenant's.

Alternatively, while it's obviously a military uniform, it's not distinctly naval in appearance, so he could be an IG or PDF officer, or perhaps a Judge or Imperial Governor.

Actually, he could look very cool as a uniformed tech-priest.  Make him a member of the Magos-Militant and give him plenty of bionics, some mechadendrites and a weird gun mounted on a servo-arm.
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Re: So, I just won a Bodyguard on eBay
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 11:29:08 PM »
yeah, i was going to bid on that too, stupid work for letting me out late.... perhaps i should work on the stuff i already have?   :-\

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Re: So, I just won a Bodyguard on eBay
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009, 11:16:35 AM »
perhaps i should work on the stuff i already have?   :-\

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Re: So, I just won a Bodyguard on eBay
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009, 12:57:48 PM »
Ah, so it was YOU who outbid me!
Well, congratulations, man. The better wallet won. I guess you just wanted it more. :)
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Re: So, I just won a Bodyguard on eBay
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009, 01:16:22 PM »
Looks like at least two other people thought the Bodyguard torso would go well with Covenant's legs:  http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320407891494&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Who else bid on that then?  And who would have won if they'd put in 20.01 rather than 20.00 3 seconds before the deadline?   ;D
Sorry if that sounds smug, it's just nice that I wasn't sniped because I was being (increasingly irritably) called for dinner with a few minutes to go.  ;)

Offline Tullio

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Re: So, I just won a Bodyguard on eBay
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009, 02:04:28 PM »
Thanks for the ideas, on second thoughts a naval character would be a bit obvious. I'm going to have to do a bit of experimenting with Blu-Tack I think! I am wondering whether I could get away with putting the torso onto Sergeant Black's legs, maybe with a cloak to make him look more like an arrogant fop.

@ Ynek - Oh, so it was you I was battling against? My collection of 54mm stuff is painfully small right about now so I guess I got stubborn about this one!

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Re: So, I just won a Bodyguard on eBay
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2009, 01:59:06 PM »
(Sorry if this shows up as a double post, if so please delete the extra copy.)

I don't want to blow my own trumpet, but I can confirm that the Bodyguard torso works with

Major Jaxon' legs


Eisenhorn's legs


Kal Jerico' legs


and Covenant's legs


I hope that this is helpful to you. I look forward to seeing what you do with your Bodyguard model.

Offline Tullio

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Re: So, I just won a Bodyguard on eBay
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2009, 06:33:33 PM »
It's useful indeed, thank you. With any luck I'll be able to start work on it before too long

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