Another figure in my “Hunter’s Guild” series of designs inspired by the Star Wars Bounty Hunters. This is my version of 4-Lom!
This was the hunter that took me the longest to design. In Star Wars, this character is a droid, but I had already made an “Iron Golem” figure for my version of IG-88, so I did not want to do another automaton type character. Looking at the 4-Lom design from the movie, his head is obviously very insect-like, so I decide to explore that idea and make him into one of the classic D&D monster races – a Thri-Kreen. These mantis-like warriors have 4 arms, and I loved how perfect that worked since “4-Lom” sounds a lot like “4-Arms”.
The body on this is a Steel Knight Legion builder with paints added to get the body closer to the dark color of the 4-Lom design. I didn’t want to go with black armor, so this figure is a bit lighter than the actual 4-Lom.
For his extra arms, I drilled two small holes in the side of his ribs to pop them in. They fit in tight and retain all articulation. I initially tried to use one of the many back adapters I have to add his arms that way, but they looked weird coming from behind his back, so adding them in this way was the better choice for me.
The big thing I needed to make my Thri-Kreen was an appropriate head. Unfortunately, I could not find a good mantis-like head to use, so I turned to LuvNidleness Customs once again! Evanis Hart had custom sculpted the head I used on my version of Dengar, so I worked with him again to commission this Thri-Kreen head. While it works here for what I needed, I also think it is a great piece to use to create other, more traditional looking Thri-Kreen characters! If you have wanted “bug men” in your Mythic Legions collection or if you want to create a custom of one of these classic D&D creatures, head over to LuvNidleness Customs and send him a message – and be sure to tell him that I sent you!
As I began to accessorize my Thri-Kreen, he started to take on very Samurai-like feel, so I went with it and used some weapons from the Articulated Icons series along with a loin from a Dragonage Duncan.