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Volpone Blueblood - Gilbear by jeenhoong Volpone Blueblood - Gilbear by jeenhoong
gaunt's ghost stuff, volpone blueblood colonel Gilbear.
their regiment, the Royal Volpone 50th, is considered as the most noble regiment on this side of the Imperium and so much more crap. Gilbear, like so many bastards of the Volpone, are aristocratic soldiers and they are too proud for their own good, but nonetheless, they can fight like deamons.
Designing him is not tough, just imagine any good fascist and you will get the look.
the hellgun is another thing. I have reference on the cadian kasrkin's but found it too rugged. So a more elegant breech and longer barrel would be good. And according to Abnett's books, the volpone have underslung grenade launcher fitted beneath the barrel, so it is also there. Using a mag filled with grenade rounds, the launcher is fired from the main trigger (possible to switch between lasbolts and grenade) with the front grip acting to cycle the grenade rounds, shotgun style.
Abnett also mentioned that they are heavy troops, which means segmented armour and helmets. The balaclava is for fighting in smoke-choke area.
Well, Gilbear is never a funny person but the scene that he was in is always funny. My favourite part is in the book Necropolis, where he and Gaunt's mission team was inside Asphodel's command center and the Zoicans are closing on them fast, 28 days later style. Gaunt decided to trust his scout Mkoll to pinpoint the target to the side of the structure but Gilbear insisted that they hit the middle instead. Gaunt argue that if he was proven wrong he will owe Gilbear a crate of wine, with Gilbear choosing the vintage at his liberty. But Gilbear pointed out that if Gaunt is wrong, they will all be dead. Gaunt simply replied him "Why the feth you think i bet?!" I swore I laughed till my side hurts.
And he have a hell of a long name.
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ElKustomizator Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Awesome work on him :D
tiljix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Ah, Gilbear. How much of a loveable bastard you are.
WolfWing9115 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My last name is Volpone :), I love the Guant's Ghost series and Necropolis was a favorite of mine, its cool tha Dan Abnett had come up with a Regiment and named it after the Italian word for "Big Fox"
MariusCesar Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Awesome!!! Even coming from a GG fan. ;D
WARORK Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
True to the Throne? yes Hard to kill? Definately!

that part in the spike was pretty fethin hilarious

good stuff, nice representation, considering this is the only good representation of the volpone I think I'll fav this one
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, though that was done 3 years ago, now i have a much different visualization of them in my mind
WARORK Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
heh, ya know, you come on deviantart lookin for stuff just to find that its already been done years before....

gotta love the way the world works, still my opinion stands, though.
thebigloulou Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I love it, but the helmet looks like the one one of our fighter pilots would wear, not a 40th century imperial storm trooper.

Nice piece though and I love Gilbear, so bad no one ever draws Volponian troops
and Gilbear in particular.
kadaeux Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Very nicely done, my only critique would be that the Hellgun looks more like a Tau Pulse rifle than an Imperial weapon...
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