Necromunda Badfella's Project Log - Cats, Cultists, and other reprobates.

Hello. This is the first time I've posted on the forums, but I've been lurking since last December or so. Since then I've fallen in love with Necromunda! I started on N18, but moved back to NCE because it's the edition my friend liked more, and ended up liking it more as well.

I've seen plenty of project logs on here so I figured I should carve out a niche of my own. My postings may be a bit of a disorganized mess because I tend to jump between gangs and various other projects, but I'm hoping that some good old fashioned peer pressure from like-minded sorts will help push me to finish things in a more timely fashion. I've currently got two gangs, Delaque and Escher (both using the wonderful new plastic kits that GW has been putting out), so most photos will probably be of various conversions for them. I also happen to really like hired guns and special characters, so you'll probably be seeing them occasionally too.

So here they are.

The Cult of the Camera Obscura

My Delaque are modeled after the Cyclops Cult from La cité des enfants perdus, a favorite film of mine, which means that a lot of my gangers aren't the usual bald, be-goggled molemen that most people expect. Instead, they're a cult of the blind, with surgically-implanted optics that let them see the world. An important note: A lot of the heads aren't fully attached yet because I'm planning on priming and painting them separately from the bodies, so the heads on them in the photos aren't necessarily going to be the ones they're finished with!

First, the original leader of my gang, Father Holgado. He's since been retired due to lackluster performance (likely stemming from his lack of paint), but I'm still happy with how he came out. Also prominent is the pistol conversions which I did gang-wide, because the autopistols in the kit were just too large for my tastes.
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Second, the current leader! Originally he was modeled as a close combat specialist, but he's since become a leader with a much more robust loadout. I'm planning on replacing the head entirely with a specialized hood so that he'll fit this Delaque sect's unique background, but for now this head is decent enough.
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Next, Brother Brunet, the cult's sniper. Not much to say about him, but I sure had a lot of fun converting his rifle!
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Here's Brother Flamber, the flamethrower ganger. I got a bit creative with some Escher bits because the little hand flamer that came with the Delaque kit just wasn't doing it for me.
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Brother Quentin is the cult's close-in combat specialist. He's got a bolter, plenty of spare shells, and is probably the most openly equipped member of the group next to the Heavy Stubber gunner.
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And speaking of, here's Brother Brutus, the heavy weapon specialist. I scratchbuilt most of the stubber to good effect, trying to come up with a nice big unwieldy machine gun that looked like it belonged off in some distant war.
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As an extra, here's a work in progress for a heavy energy weapon. I wanted something I could use as either a heavy plasma or lascannon, so I'm working on making it unrecognizable as either. I'm thinking he'll have a big welding mask helmet with an optic jutting out of it, fitting with the theme.
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(Oh dear, I may be overdoing it with the images. I was hitting the limit.)

ClanClanne's Claws

My Escher Gang is ClanClanne's Claws. In contrast to my serious Delaque gang for serious games, they started as a joke and ended up becoming my "main" gang in our current campaign (mostly because they keep doing well.) Because I have that anime brain parasite, back when Reptilian Overlord released his Catanyan heads I was immediately seized by the need to slap them on Escher bodies for a Felinid Kill Team, which quickly evolved into a full on Necromunda gang. Why is there a Felinid gang running around on Necromunda? It is a mystery. (Probably.)

Up first is the leader, C'mella ClanClanne, an incredibly violent but also incredibly skilled woman who serves as the brains of the operation. Surely because of her intelligence, and not because the last person to contest it got hit with that wicked tail.


Second is the gang's greatest champion, Slashley the Chainsaw Warrior. The gang's close combat champion, bane of muties and zombies everywhere (since she's become infamous for single-handedly chainsawing her way through a zombie horde in one round of combat!) Chainswords are surprisingly fun and easy to scratchbuild, on that note.
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Then comes Stabitha, the lesser but no-less valuable Close Combat expert. She's got a decent track record, but not as great as Slashley.
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Here's Catnip, the gang's surviving heavy. Since my Delaque have a gigantic heavy stubber and a surplus of large heavy weapons, I decided to go for something a bit more compact to fit with my more lightly-equipped Eschers. So, why not a chaingun?
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This one's slightly harder to make out since she's primed. Scarletta, the gang's sharpshooter. (I got some mileage out of those Dark Eldar splinter rifles, let me tell you.)
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And last, the latest addition to the gang, an alternate model for the leader (since she's since become a gunfighter), or just a dual-wielding gunfighting champion! Really it depends on what I need at the time. I think I like the idea of weaponized tails, so I'll have more in the gang in the future probably.
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These are just a few of my miniatures, and I tried to keep it to the interesting ones. I have plenty of rank and file gangers of course, but I'll save them for a group photo when I get them painted! But, for a bit of fun, here are two hired guns. A Deserter, and a Scummer!

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Both gangs are great. Also a big fan of that film and the new Delaque totally ooze that vibe. And your felinids are very fun. Hope to see some more stuff.
 

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love love love the felinids! i’m going to have to check out reptilian overlord now. i had looked into getting some of the cat girls from Infinity, but your gang has me rethinking that (and no matter how much i pester Kev White, it seems like Hasslefree will not be doing anthropomorphic girls any time soon)
 
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Both gangs are great. Also a big fan of that film and the new Delaque totally ooze that vibe. And your felinids are very fun. Hope to see some more stuff.
Thank you!

Inspiring mishmash of bits! Specially like the van saar rat tails as actual tails.
Thank you! I had to get creative when my attempts at sculpting them on were lackluster, so I've been using everything I can get my hands on to improvise.

where did the tails come from? i couldn’t find them on the RepO site.
The tails are actually various hair tufts and bits of piping and cabling from the Escher sprues. Also the electro-whips, those are cut up and used for them as well.
 

cainex1

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DUDE! This just came out today.. or yesterday? Anyway, check out the guy's other stuff, has a digitigrade female torso too.
 
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Those Delaque conversions look great, and I really like the hired guns (is the deserter made from a re-cast RT plastic Imperial Guard body?)

Welcome to the tribe by the way!
Mostly correct, but not a recast. He's an original! Some people might find it heretical to use vintage plastic, but he was the only one left on the sprue I had and it felt silly to just leave him there for eternity. He's actually part of a larger squad too, which I'll post a picture of once they're painted.

And thank you! It seems like a really cozy community.
 

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I assumed it was a resin recast because the body and the lasgun barrel look like they are a sort of bone coloured off white as opposed to the grey plastic that those models came in (at least mine did anyway.) Anyone who finds it heretical to use vintage plastic can mind their own business as far as I am concerned. It's your model - do what you want with it!

And yes, this is a really cosy community, full of nice friendly folks (and you haven't even met @CaptainDangerous yet!) Sure, there are some people who think it is okay to just post in their own thread and ignore everyone else's, but you are free to ignore them in return!
 
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Got most of the gang primed today, and also put the finishing touches on the current leader, Father Occulaire.



My sculpting isn't the best, but his weird hood is going to be painted as leather, so I'm not too worried about it. On the left is a third leader who has yet to be finished or named, and on the right is the original leader, Father Holgado, freshly primed and here just to complete the set.
 
three leaders? must be a huge gang! (or an unlucky one)
It's a little of both. Father Holgado was actually the first leader, and he led his gang to destruction, resulting in a demotion. Father Occulaire is his replacement, and the third man is unknown for the moment. I did buy three boxes of Delaque, so I decided I'd have one leader for each ten-man group, comprising a theoretical council of leaders. All just for fun, of course!

Fistastic!
Thank you. I felt like the fist-hood would be a weird touch, but I'm hoping it wasn't too weird. I figured that the leader of a cult should look a bit strange!

I assumed it was a resin recast because the body and the lasgun barrel look like they are a sort of bone coloured off white as opposed to the grey plastic that those models came in (at least mine did anyway.) Anyone who finds it heretical to use vintage plastic can mind their own business as far as I am concerned. It's your model - do what you want with it!

And yes, this is a really cosy community, full of nice friendly folks (and you haven't even met @CaptainDangerous yet!) Sure, there are some people who think it is okay to just post in their own thread and ignore everyone else's, but you are free to ignore them in return!
The whole sprues were an off-white/grey plastic. And indeed! I've got bits stretched across almost two decades (not counting those classic guardsmen, who were a pleasant surprise in an ebay lot), and it just seems wasteful to not eventually use everything.

And I've seen a lot of lovely work on here, so I expect I'll be commenting and questioning all over the place!