From Curt:This is a very cool gang David! I really like the facepaint and the red and blue you've gone with to visually tie this force together. I also appreciate the little narrative details, like the lightning bolt sigil over the gunner's sightless eye, that alludes to a deeper story. Great work!
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
DavidB - 28mm Necromunda Gang: The RezDogs (85 Points)
Things are slowing down and picking up, depending on task or item. I have even more stuff piled on my table as I plucked out some sci-fi, hero and other bits since they will share the same colors. keeps the paint wastage to a minimum! My first foray in 15mm is off to a slow start. I use 3 colors for base, shade and highlight on my 28's but it seems a lot of adjustment is needed for the 15's! I even picked some simple ones to kick the tires on them. It seems they are anything but! The Oliphant is slowly being mended too. I have to find a new truck, go to drill and work overtime this week; so, I may miss a week in posting.
Up for your review are the last gang I ever made for Necromunda. I have every gang except for the pit slaves. The ones I like I have two or three different gangs. All of them are painted in either testor enamels or dosed in krylon crystal clear. Someday, I'll strip them down and repaint, my RezDogs were never completed and only four needed the simple green stripping. I do have a large Ratskin gang, but of anything that ever had struck me as a racial slur....I gotta admit that seeing a caricature of my ancestors in funky giant rat furs just never sat well with me. I don't usually rant on cigar store Indians, or athletic teams (my ancestors were great warriors, we just didn't figure out that whole lies and lawyers tactic till later!) ;) They just still seem a little demeaning to me, but that is only my opinion and not representative of the whole tribal nation. As GW scrapped the line, I scooped up a whole bunch of Orlocks as they always had an Apache vibe to me, and were definitely more pleasing aesthetically. I always had the idea of forming them up with my Cadian forces where the gangers would serve double duty as Veteran Sgts, Veterans, and Command squad extras.
This was my initial lineup for the gang, a heavy with a plasma gun salvaged from the plastic orc set, an Orlock with bolter and power axe, and a hired gun who stepped in as my leader LaChota.
The third from the left is Two Johns who had an autogun replaced with a shotgun and I swapped the models slug pistol with a knife. He is a combat menace and pretty good infiltrator.
I don't know where I placed my gang roster, but I usually give my marksmen and infiltrators lasguns. The gangers in brown jackets and vests were among the lot that had some color needing stripping or were doused in flatblack primer this summer past.
The juve selection. I found by accident that juves with plasma pistols are lethal to others and themselves, I also had a juve who acquired gunfighter while leveling up so another quick conversion for a dual pistol juve!
Big Bear was initially the left hand model with plasma gun and knife, I got the Cawdor model from a friend whose gang really messed him up. He is blind in one eye, has a lobochip, and horrible scars. he also can move and fire and has an amazing ballistic skill for a one eyed shooter. I was going to alter an Orlock model to portray his wounds, but the hooded Cawdor model kinda fit in and a hood would hide the ruined face. I gave him a jagged lighting bolt pointing towards his sightless eye. The spirits would help him with their sight! The plasma gunner is still in the gang and used by Laughing Crow who picked up a skill that lets a "regular" ganger use special weapons. He had already picked up a powersword earlier and is really nasty in hand to hand, so the little knife had to leave and be replaced by the power sword. It's a count as knife in 40k games as his combat prowess is vastly reduced in the veteran squad he runs with!
Even before I finished painting them all I did put a lot of work in them. WYSIWYG is a mantra in Necromundia. It is not pleasant to miss a charge by your combat master on a juve with a pistol by inches, only to find out it is the other gang's heavy who is toting a lascannon! OUCHIE! :)
So seventeen 28mm troops for Necromundia, and the Cadian 7th! :)
and yes the Rez Dogs are a riff of the Reservoir Dogs, but they don't have a Mr Pink! ;)