Sunday, 19 November 2017

And Now With Trousers

This week has been interesting, in that I managed to pull something in my back and get a splitting headache at the same time. Unfortunately, it meant that I wasn't able to go to Warfare in Reading, which last year yielded a vast amount of cheap conversion-fodder. I'm a bit annoyed about that.

Still, I have been able to make a start on a new Necromunda gang. Painting standing upright is strange: it's as if you're about to deliver a speech to the model you're holding, like Hamlet with Yorick's skull.

"To be or not to - sod it, I can't be bothered."

 I think the new gang is going to be all female, which I'm always a little unsure about. I'll have to come up with some sort of rationale for this. Anyway, at Newbury I acquired five Prodos games models which would be perfect as Escher-type gangers. I used Dark Eldar arms, because they are armoured but thin enough to fit the shape of the bodies.

The colour scheme was chosen simply because I hadn't used much blue before, and I wanted to avoid the brown and green style of my earlier gang, the Terror Bird Cavalry. I think the models are supposed to be wearing no trousers, but stuff that because it looks ridiculous.

This ganger uses dark eldar arms (they all do) and a head from a Hasslefree miniature.

This models is probably a juve, given her pistol. Her gun arm is dark eldar, and the mechanical left arm came from a Mantic robot with a space marine's hand. The box on her hip is from a Tempestus Scion. I need to do a bit more shading on her face.

 And this ganger has gone for the classic cloak-and-witchfinder-hat combo. Like all these models, the gun was trimmed of some of its twiddly bits, just to make it look more like a human laser gun rather than some strange elf weapon.

I don't want all the models to be Prodos conversions. I've got some suitable miniatures that could be juves or specialists, and I'm very tempted to make this into their leader:

It might take a bit of explaining, though.


SpacecowSmith said...

Nice work on the conversions there!

I can't wait to see how the armoured dress lady turns out too!

Mr Papafakis said...

Looking good Toby! I'm not much of a fan of the newer mini's to be honest, so it's great to see other takes on the Eshers. How many are you planning on making altogether?

By the way, I like your witty banter in your posts. Very amusing :)

Cheers mate :)

Toby said...

I think the new Escher models are good sculpts, but neither they nor the Goliaths are my kind of thing. High heels on miniatures is a pet hate of mine: I can just get that a maniac might charge into battle in their pants, but heels would be like tying your ankles together.

Anyhow, I'm thinking of 10, but not all from the Prodos models. It's going to be more a matter of colour scheme than uniform. Thanks re the banter, too. Have I mentioned a certain set of novels? Very reasonable price...