I'm not sure if I can call this mini a 'classic', but it kind of meets some of the criteria. It's a special character with his own profile and background on the Codex, it's a devoted mini, not a generic one, it's from the late 90's (97 or 98, I'd say)...
I'm talking about this one. Let's call it the classic mini of Nazdreg Ug Urdgrub:
This one was generously donated (alongside a huge -I mean huge- batch of other old minis) by most openhanded Iain White from Caveadsum1471, who is a true gentleman (thank you so much!), and I decided to put my hands on old Nazdreg first.
I'm not a big fan of the original sculpt, as I think the shoulders and the whole position of the arms look a little bit strange. So first thing to do was to set the arms a little bit below the original concept.
|I also replaced the 5-fingered hand with a modern Ork claw (from modern Commissar Yarrick!!)|
Now I had that uneasy gap between the arms and the shoulderpads, so I sculpted new secondary shoulderpads. I cheated a little: as I wasn't to drill the gun barrels, I added greenstuff and made artificial holes.
|If it works, it works!|
After a few more details, this is what I got:
Having so many Bad Moons sculpted all over, I of course had to paint him yellow. Bad Moons is the new skulls.
I think I could have done a much better work on the back banner. I may redo it. Not sure if I will use him as Nazdreg himself or a generic Ork Meganob, but I'm happy with the result.
If only I had a proper vehicle or something for such a character...