N18 looking for proxy ideas for hanger ons, hive scum, cannibals and hive dwellers in Necromunda Underhive.

Fitzy1315

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Hello everyone, as the title suggests i'm looking for a fairly diverse selection of proxies to represent non gang related miniatures that often crop up in various Scenarios in Necromunda underhive. These mostly include hanger ons and scenario specific minis such as underhivers, cannibals, and unaffiliated gangers. I will likely be buying several of the forge world minis where appropriate, although buying multiple of each would be far to expensive and there are many with no associated minis to even buy.

Considering I'm looking for a lot of minis overall, cost is my primary concern. I'm mainly looking for budget mini suggestions to represent the models i'm looking for which i'll post below.

Minis i'm looking for and what I've found to represent them:



10-15 Generic hive scum


1-5 Ammo Jacks
my ideas :
Warmachine - Trencher combat engineers(may need some work to fit the Necromunda aesthetic)( 3 for £ 14.43)
Infinity - Irmandinhos - 1 for £10



1-3 Rogue docs
My ideas:
Warmachine -Doc Killingsworth ( 1 for 6ish pounds, not a very thematic model though)

1-5 sloppers

1-5 Propagandist

1-3 fixers

1-3 scabbers

1-3 Proxies


30ish Cannibals ( appears in the Meeeeeeeeeat! scenario)
My ideas: The Deadzones plague faction starter(painted with regular skin tone could gets roughly 20-28 usable cannibals(could potentially use the hounds although the first gen mutant is probably pushing it) ( 20.37 pounds)

12 Hive Dwellers ( appears in the Meat Harvest scenario)

12 Houseless gangers( appears in the Propaganda scenario)( could potentially use generic hive scum models)

1 - up hive agent (appears in the escort mission scenario)


1 - Murder cyborg ( appears in the Murder Cyborg scenario)

1- Defense Servitor( appears in the Mercator Storehouse Heist scenario)


I'd love to hear any model suggestions you'd have to represent any of these models, while it may prove to be next to impossible to obtain them all i'll look to find as many as I can.
 
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Hey, Anvil Industries has some nice character models that fit right into Necromunda/40k. For example Docs, Chem Dealer, Propagandist.

I'll order some stuff there, once they have the Covid-situation figured out. They are not, however, very budget-friendly. Still cheaper than a lot of GW/FW-stuff, though.

 
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Fitzy1315

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Hey, Anvil Industries has some nice character models that fit right into Necromunda/40k. For example Docs, Chem Dealer, Propagandist.

I'll order some stuff there, once they have the Covid-situation figured out. They are not, however, very budget-friendly. Still cheaper than a lot of GW/FW-stuff, though.

Those models look great! A bit more expensive than i'd like although could certainly be suitable replacements compared to the Gw/Fw models, cheers for the suggestion, may very well go with those if i can't find cheaper alternatives.
 

El Torro

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Great idea for a thread, I hope you get lots of suggestions, I at least will be watching with interest.

Unfortunately I don't have much to input, despite looking myself for proxies. One thought though is to remember the old metal Necromunda models from the nineties. There are some models that could fit. For example the old Delaque models could be Houseless gangers. I think they're different enough to the current Delaques to not be considered from the same House. Also the old Bounty Hunter with a bolter could be of use, maybe as an Ammo Jack.

I haven't tried buying old metal Necromunda models on Ebay recently, I already have a large enough collection. I imagine at least some of them won't be cheap though.

As for the Cannibals, I would have thought that zombies (lots of them around from lots of different manufacturers) would make good stand-ins. Might not be the look you're going for though.
 

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I noticed last time I was at my local store monsterfightclub appears to have just started a generic sci fi line for what ever cyber punk rpg they put out they actually had a lot of options (blisters 3 themed minis each retail around 20$) saw a lot I think I'm gonna grab personally but everything from random gangers to police with K-9 unit to cyber hackers and cyber-youths (teenager with a mohawk and guitar over his back) they also started a prepainted scenery line that while largely fantasy based do have tree/bushes anything could use. I just found out about them recently myself but I'd say they are a company that's worth checking out

Also on rogue doctor and warmachine minis that id look into cephalyx agitators they might not fit your gang style but I think they'd fit a lot of gangs and have a lot of vials and pokey things on the arms coming out of their backs

And also a good thread idea I was wondering about this myself hopefully some good ideas will pop for the community
 
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Fitzy1315

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I noticed last time I was at my local store monsterfightclub appears to have just started a generic sci fi line for what ever cyber punk rpg they put out they actually had a lot of options (blisters 3 themed minis each retail around 20$) saw a lot I think I'm gonna grab personally but everything from random gangers to police with K-9 unit to cyber hackers and cyber-youths (teenager with a mohawk and guitar over his back) they also started a prepainted scenery line that while largely fantasy based do have tree/bushes anything could use. I just found out about them recently myself but I'd say they are a company that's worth checking out

Also on rogue doctor and warmachine minis that id look into cephalyx agitators they might not fit your gang style but I think they'd fit a lot of gangs and have a lot of vials and pokey things on the arms coming out of their backs

And also a good thread idea I was wondering about this myself hopefully some good ideas will pop for the community

Hey El torro generic zombies would likely make very passable cannibals although i currently favor the plague starter set from dead zones for the amount of minis you get for 20 pounds(22-27 potentially useable cannibals)For me personally, I don't want to spend to much money/time on the cannibals since they'll likely very rarely see use(used in a single albeit fun looking scenario) so for them in particular quantity over quality is the name of the game.

I just checked out monsterfightclub and they are really great looking minis, if i could find one of the bundles of 3 that fits several different of the above profiles I think they'd be ideal, $6ish per figure is far more workable compared to the €15 price for most fw/gw models go for, exactly in line for what I was looking for!

The Cephalyx line in general has potential, i'd probably be inclined to pay that little bit extra to go for the overlords just to get those extra 2 models. I could see them working as Rogue docs, Hereteks or Maybe the murder cyborg. Great suggestions overall, i'll definitely be considering those ones, cheers!
 

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If you are playing Warhammer for a while, you can gather some bits and create some of the miniatures by kitbashing.
Imperial Guardsmen, Skitarii, Genesteare Hybrids are useful kits for conversions and kitbashing, although they are useful for ammo jacks and other "functional" types. A hive sweller would hardly walk around in armor. Some toned-down Cawdor could also work as beggars or poor underhivers.

Also, consider creating thematic hive scum for your gang.
I, for example, made Hive Scum as street cops (I play Enforcers) out of Guardsmen bodies and some head bits.
Ammo jack is a mix of Valkyrie door gunner and Catachan hands, and Space Marine scouts head.
Rogue Doc is made of IG Company Commander bits.
'Narker is made of Escher legs and DE Wych torso, made looking like a prostitute.

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If you are playing Warhammer for a while, you can gather some bits and create some of the miniatures by kitbashing.
Imperial Guardsmen, Skitarii, Genesteare Hybrids are useful kits for conversions and kitbashing, although they are useful for ammo jacks and other "functional" types. A hive sweller would hardly walk around in armor. Some toned-down Cawdor could also work as beggars or poor underhivers.

Also, consider creating thematic hive scum for your gang.
I, for example, made Hive Scum as street cops (I play Enforcers) out of Guardsmen bodies and some head bits.
Ammo jack is a mix of Valkyrie door gunner and Catachan hands, and Space Marine scouts head.
Rogue Doc is made of IG Company Commander bits.
'Narker is made of Escher legs and DE Wych torso, made looking like a prostitute.
Another shoutout for Guardsmen (Catachans in particular are good for unarmoured bodies), Genestealer Neophyte Hybrids and Skitarii bits. If you prefer to stick to GW, I would add looking around at old Empire kits (Freeguild, now), including in particular the Flagellants and the OOP Archer kit if you can find it at a reasonable price), Blood Bowl teams (the human teams and the Halfling team if you want Ratlings), the now sadly OOP Chaos cultists (who were mostly unarmoured and easily converted into "non-chaos" hive scum), and AOS Kharadron (if you want Squats). Out of Necromunda gangs, Cawdor in partuclar seems useful for converting into "regular" hive civilians.

In case you find it interesting for inspiration, here's a gallery of my hired guns etc.:
 

Fitzy1315

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These are all great ideas guys, in my case my minis collection is very small so my kitbashing options are fairly limited as of right now. I could certainly bite the bullet and buy a few bulk kits to kitbash with. If i could create multiple hanger ons from a kit or two, that would certainly be far more cost effective than buying individual models so i'm thinking it could very well be the way to go for most of these models.
 

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In this case, getting the Genestealers Hybrids and some heads to replace the original ones would be the most effective way I think. Alternatively, beg/bribe fellow gamers for spare head/gun/hand/misc bits.

Or get the Genestaler Cults Start Collecting box, and you have a ton of bits, and a scenery piece in addition. AND you can sell the Acolytes to get some money back.
 

Fitzy1315

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In this case, getting the Genestealers Hybrids and some heads to replace the original ones would be the most effective way I think. Alternatively, beg/bribe fellow gamers for spare head/gun/hand/misc bits.

Or get the Genestaler Cults Start Collecting box, and you have a ton of bits, and a scenery piece in addition. AND you can sell the Acolytes to get some money back.
I'm really liking this one actually, If i can create a few hanger ons from this/ a genestealer box i'll have well gotten my moneys worth + if any of my friends express interest in playing necromunda in person I can also bribe them with the leftover models to make building a genestealer cult gang very cheap!

I think the chaos cultists from blackstone fortress have potential as well, if the chaos elements were toned down a bit they could represent a lot of different models, could even leave a few chaos elements on a few for extra variety! I actually already have a few from blackstone fortress escalation which I was planning on either selling or giving to any friends who would be interested in fleshing out and building a chaos cultist gang, i'm thinking I could instead use them to kitbash in a pinch though.
 

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The Genestealer Neophyte box is perhaps the bext box for "regular" 40k humans GW has brought out so far - and that's despite the obvious genestealer heads and some of the arms! A few of the bodies look a bit hunched but that's not necessarily bad for hivers, really. Only thing is you'll want to remove/hide the GSC icons most have somewhere on the main body, but again that shouldn't be too hard to do. Most of the autogun and shotgun arms as well as the champion arms are also "human-standard" so they work excellently.

If you're looking for heads (though a few in the box work for normal humans as well, especially those with face-covering gas masks, and some others can be made to work by filing down the forehead ridges), I'd advise asking around in case you know any people who play Orlocks/Imperial Guard/Ad Mech/AOS Freeguild. Especially those first three are bound to have loads of heads left over, which fit the GSC bodies very well with some minor converting.

If you ever want to expand your selection of arms etc. that fit those bodies, take a look at the Atalan Jackals kit. The bodies are all on motorcycles which isn't very useful for Necromunda, but the arm options are great.
 
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Personally, I love buying minis from other lines to include with Necromunda. I’ve included stuff from Warzone: Mutant Chronicles, Hasslefree, Urban War, Harlequin, Star Trek, and Warmachine.
 

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I reckon Broken Infantry from Maelstrom's Edge could probably cover you for hive scum, house less gangers, hive dwellers and even cannibals depending on how dishevelled/blood-encrusted you want those last ones to be. The alien heads are optional as I understand it, so there should be enough human options to sort you out. With their overalls in suitable colours and/or some appropriate gubbins, you could probably turn a few into docs and ammo jacks too. Otherwise some of the Epirian Contractors range might suit the look for ammo jacks.

Mantic's Ghouls would make for suitable cannibals of a scavvy-like appearance. Mantic in general are some of the most cost-effective models I can think of and it's worth going through their kings of war and dreadball lines as they can be cheaper per model that deadzone. Warlord Games can also be a good source of cheap models where the plastic kits are concerned, especially when they run a sale like they are doing now.

For the likes of the hive agent, proxies, murder cyborg and servitor, have you considered 3d printed options? There are a number of places providing print services for files you've purchased elsewhere. Otherwise you might find some suitable stuff in the rest of the Maelstrom's Edge line, possibly shadow walkers for the cyborg, Epirian scarecrow for the servitor and perhaps the kaddar nova for an up-hive type depending on your favoured aesthetic.

Freeguild Handgunners and Flagellants from GW could also suit for house-less gangers/scum and cannibals respectively - guns and other weapons options could then come from the online spares market for imperial guard/ad mech/GSC/gang boxes or anything you have to hand. The Cultists of the Abyss models make good conversion fodder too (even just de-spiking and painting in different colours could be enough) and can still be found for £12 or thereabouts from 3rd party sellers.

EDIT: Just realised that we're in the gangs and loadout section, while this is very much a minis thread. If you haven't been through it yet then the admittedly sprawling alternative minis pinned thread for Necromunda is worth a skim through.
 
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Fitzy1315

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I reckon Broken Infantry from Maelstrom's Edge could probably cover you for hive scum, house less gangers, hive dwellers and even cannibals depending on how dishevelled/blood-encrusted you want those last ones to be. The alien heads are optional as I understand it, so there should be enough human options to sort you out. With their overalls in suitable colours and/or some appropriate gubbins, you could probably turn a few into docs and ammo jacks too. Otherwise some of the Epirian Contractors range might suit the look for ammo jacks.

Mantic's Ghouls would make for suitable cannibals of a scavvy-like appearance. Mantic in general are some of the most cost-effective models I can think of and it's worth going through their kings of war and dreadball lines as they can be cheaper per model that deadzone. Warlord Games can also be a good source of cheap models where the plastic kits are concerned, especially when they run a sale like they are doing now.

For the likes of the hive agent, proxies, murder cyborg and servitor, have you considered 3d printed options? There are a number of places providing print services for files you've purchased elsewhere. Otherwise you might find some suitable stuff in the rest of the Maelstrom's Edge line, possibly shadow walkers for the cyborg, Epirian scarecrow for the servitor and perhaps the kaddar nova for an up-hive type depending on your favoured aesthetic.

Freeguild Handgunners and Flagellants from GW could also suit for house-less gangers/scum and cannibals respectively - guns and other weapons options could then come from the online spares market for imperial guard/ad mech/GSC/gang boxes or anything you have to hand. The Cultists of the Abyss models make good conversion fodder too (even just de-spiking and painting in different colours could be enough) and can still be found for £12 or thereabouts from 3rd party sellers.

EDIT: Just realised that we're in the gangs and loadout section, while this is very much a minis thread. If you haven't been through it yet then the admittedly sprawling alternative minis pinned thread for Necromunda is worth a skim through.


The Fallout range is pretty good, and Infinity is a goldmine too, for Necromundan characters.
Personally, I love buying minis from other lines to include with Necromunda. I’ve included stuff from Warzone: Mutant Chronicles, Hasslefree, Urban War, Harlequin, Star Trek, and Warmachine.
The Genestealer Neophyte box is perhaps the bext box for "regular" 40k humans GW has brought out so far - and that's despite the obvious genestealer heads and some of the arms! A few of the bodies look a bit hunched but that's not necessarily bad for hivers, really. Only thing is you'll want to remove/hide the GSC icons most have somewhere on the main body, but again that shouldn't be too hard to do. Most of the autogun and shotgun arms as well as the champion arms are also "human-standard" so they work excellently.

If you're looking for heads (though a few in the box work for normal humans as well, especially those with face-covering gas masks, and some others can be made to work by filing down the forehead ridges), I'd advise asking around in case you know any people who play Orlocks/Imperial Guard/Ad Mech/AOS Freeguild. Especially those first three are bound to have loads of heads left over, which fit the GSC bodies very well with some minor converting.

If you ever want to expand your selection of arms etc. that fit those bodies, take a look at the Atalan Jackals kit. The bodies are all on motorcycles which isn't very useful for Necromunda, but the arm options are great.


Hey everyone, thanks for the input so far, I've already taken some of your advice and made some purchases today.

I've gone ahead and bought myself a Genestealer hybrid box, the easy assembly chaos cultists and was thinking i'd pick up the traitor gaurd unit from blackstone fortress to start converting. I have my eyes on some bitz from the orc shootas(ammo packs and bandoliers for some ammo jacks) which I've seen used to great effect for kitbashes. With my new purchases I should be able to make some hive scum, non aligned gangers, Espern Lucarno from blackstone fortress as an uphive agent and reckon i can get some ammo jacks fairly handily now.

For the cannibals I suspect Mantic will be the way to go although i was debating looking up regular plastic army men zombies that are roughly 25mm to skimp on costs, could be an alternative approach for them.

Unslain, 3d printing for certain models could prove to be invaluable if they aren't to expensive, will certainly look into that.

I'll also be checking out the alternate minis thread for sure, might give me some ideas for sloppers, propagandists and narkers which have me a bit stumped on how to approach so far.
 

Fitzy1315

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Alright guys I've made a few purchases to assist in my kitbashing quest, The les grognards command sprue from wargame atlantic has some pretty nice bits which I think would easily allow for propagandists( 3 imperial banners) and 3 arms holding a medkit(rogue docs). The military trenchcoats/officers uniforms Would likely work very well for the house Greim military Attatché.

I've also ordered a box of frostgrave cultists to have bodies for non armored hanger-ons which I think would fit pretty well in the underhive if I can get the parts from other kits to fit with them.

One thing that I was having some trouble with is actually knowing what some of the hanger ons are actually supposed to be so hears an explanation of some of the more obscure ones to help others build them.

Fixer: ( troubleshooter) solves difficult problems for their employers either through force or though calling in favors owed, armed with a bolt pistol and mesh armor).

Scabber: (Smuggler) procures and sells illegal equipment for profit, armed with a shotgun.

Narker: (spy) gathers information and rumors for their employers, armed with a fighting knife.

Proxy: (mediator) a seemingly upstanding individual with connections to nefarious organizations, will buy goods, sell captives and gain allies for their employers. Armed with a laspistol or stub gun
 

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I have some ideas for these miniatures once I get to build them.

Narker: Femme fattale type or prostitue miniature. It is not uncommon for intelligence organizations to employ escorts or prostitutes to gather information.

Fixer: A straightforward guy who uses intimidation to get things done, or smooth diplomat in a suit, with a suitcase and a bottle of fancy drink always at hand, but both show might of their employer.
 
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I like to look outside GW minis for cool pieces (like you did with the war games Atlantic). I have a “rogue doc” for an inquisitor warband (never played Inq28, so I don’t know if that even exists) made from a Warzone Mutant Chronicles medic character. (She’s been replaced in the warband by a Cadian medic model).

the problem here is that there are so many compatible ranges now, it can be overwhelming. (Especially if you like to collect them all...)
 
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I would add; for cannibals I've seen people make great use of the LOTR goblins: https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Goblin-Warriors-2018

I'd also second the Maelstroms edge broken infantry. If you've got some bits laying about (particularly torsos) you can use the spare legs and arms you get with that to make more than 6 guys out of it. Would recommend having some spare heads ready too though - many of the heads on there are very alien.
 
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