Oy vey... So it's.... been something of a rough week for me. Had some bad news at the beginning of the week and then just got subsequent slammed by a veritable mountain of work for my graduate degree. I tried my best to try and make the time for working on Necromunda but I just couldn't do it. So I had to talk with my store owner and he gave me an extension for it. I feel like a jackass for letting him down but some times things just aren't really in your control and I have to take school first. So, that being said, I have until probably about Tuesday to finish all the models. I have them all built and primed now as I was in made rush working for about 10 hours on this stuff last night, but not really any pictures for you guys right now. I'll be sure to take some more pictures later but I'm gonna go to the game store and work on the models there for today. Look forward to seeing some painted models tonight, I guess.
Now let's answer some questions, shall we?
Looking good so far. Varik’s helmet is by far my favourite one I’ve seen.
It looks like you have to build them to the “standard” loadout (understandably, for a demo box), but how do you think they’ll go with making your own? Plenty of options?
To be perfectly honest, there's a bit of variety but the loadout options are pretty sparse. You Goliath, for example, doesn't even have autogun/lasgun options and for the stub cannons (the huge revolvers) there's only about 4 so you can't say load up everyone of the 10 guys with a basic weapon. I have a lot of ideas that I think will be pretty cool for my Goliath boys but it's going to involve some conversion work.
I have a little idea floating around that I may or may not go with that involves a small band of Goliath who have taken to worship of an ancient corpse of Space Marine armour they found below the hive. It's a suit of MK II armour bearing the original colors and heraldry of the XII Legion. (War Hounds) So, because they believe this is some kind of ancient relic of a angel fallen in battle, they took to the crimson hound as their sigil and go by the name of War Dogs (name pending)
They look awesome man If you have any Primaris Reivers how does the head look next to a Goliath one? I have a certain conversion in mind that shall be shiny and chrome.
I know I have a few Reiver helmets lying around... but I couldn't seem to find them. So, sorry if this isn't the best but I pulled out a model that I've already built (a havoc I made recently) and hope that works as a bit of a side by side comparison. As you can see they're mostly the same size. Reiver head is a bit thicker but I think it should work fine for what you're thinking. And yes, I've had that idea too.
The model builds look great, looking forward to the next update.
I understand the set comes with lots of different head/accessories, is this the case? And will there be any leftover for the bits box?
How easy will they be to convert?
Similar to the mono pose models Or better?
Yes there are a fair few spare parts and bits, as for the heads well that's a different story. You'll find that the heads for this set (both Goliath and Escher) are broken into parts. You have an assortment of faces (of which you will have several to spare when you're done) but as for the hair/neck piece you really only have enough for the 10. So if what you're looking for is spare heads then I'm sorry but these kits don't really provide.
Conversion work, I'd say they're pretty easy enough. For the most part you should be fine with the general weapon replacement or head swap but if you're looking to repose arms or legs then you might come into some trouble. I'd say it's easier to convert than mono pose ones though. There's plenty of options for customization so long as you expect to be looking through their respective kits.
Looks awesome!! I'm really excited for the new Necromunda, especially after seeing the Beastman Bounty Hunter. I'm waiting to see what other gangs get released before I jump in.
Silly question, but when you are assembling the Escher Gang could we see how they scale with Dark Eldar/Harlequins?
I don't have a picture (though I will try to remember and take one later ) but they're fairly close in scale. I only have a random kabalite warrior at home so while the Escher girls are a bit taller, I think it's mostly due to their more upright pose.