so, 12 class levels for the +4la +12rhd = ecl 26.
Perhaps going the other way can work.
Throw in Half Minotaur and Half Ogre for +5la.
Need to drop 1 rhd , which can happen via a
Savage Species style racial progression.
It'd be a small handwave, but we can be almost
entirely sure it's 1 rhd (=1ecl?) which is easy to do.
Hold off on what class ability for a moment.
Next add in a Major Bloodline, which fits, but
puts a small exp hinky into the middle. Now it
needs to be down another ecl, which might be
a +1LA or another 1rhd. BUT bloodline levels
would boost back anything numbers reduced.
Result = 10rhd +5la +3 bloodline levels, almost
all of the racial prog minus a smidge, down 1hd feat,
up 2 flaw feats + 5 bloodline feats = +6
massive str boost, combined with an "18" in point buy.
Minor dose of exp available for various uses.
-1 or -2 down on the PHB2 gear bonus schedule, hurts a bit.
Use some of the gear + feats, to get some of the post 2013
Monk-style power-up going.