I've decided to post up some pictures of the two Necromunda gangs I have been working on; Cawdor and Orlocks.
I've been playing Necromunda a long time - since it was first released back in 1995. Back then I had all of the gangs at one time or another, but Escher were my gang of choice, and I built up more of a platoon of them than a gang! When 2nd edition Necromunda released I got both the Goliath and Orlocks gangs and enjoyed playing them both.
When the latest edition of Necromunda released I waited patiently for the house gangs to come out to see which one would grab me, and as soon as Cawdor were released I knew they'd be mine. I love the rag-tag look of them and the way GW re-imagined them compared to previous editions; I'd never been a fan of them before, and only ever bought the basic boxed gang back in 1st ed.
I got Orlocks mainly as a secondary gang and because none of my friends really liked them. I've grown very fond of them since I started building them, even though they're probably not as visually striking as some of the other gangs.
Anyway, on to some pictures. This was the test piece I did to try out the paint scheme, a simple ganger without much conversion work or FW pieces (just in case it had been a horrible mistake):
The main colours for the gang are red and bone cloth. I didn't want this looking too uniform, so this chap has a chunk of the cloth in a different colour. That will be a theme across the gang, where patches of the cloth will be different colours, vaguely close to the main red and bone scheme; e.g. orange, purple and dark brown for missing bits of red cloth and light brown, grey or white for missing bits of bone cloth. I imagine this representing the gang members cobbling together whatever they can find to repair their clothing when it is torn, burned or too full of bullet holes.
Another thing to tie the gang together is rats - every member of the gang will have them on their bases. I painted this one quite a while ago now (at least a year ago), but I've recently started working on the rest of the starting gang (only the first few colours so far, and those are missing the final highlights).
The leader and two champions:
3 more gangers:
Another two gangers:
And two juves:
Not huge progress on them yet, but given the speed I paint it's a lot for me! There's a lot of conversion work gone into them, some of it quite subtle and some of it quite involved. Building the ganger (specialist) with the long rifle and the ganger with the blunderbuss in a firing position was quite a lot of work. I have pictures of most of them before they were undercoated that I may post later in the thread if anyone is interested.
I have several more Cawdor built too, including a second weapon option for my leader (boltgun and scratch built chainaxe), that are waiting patiently to be painted. Plus I eagerly wait to see what House of Faith brings for them, as well as the recently leaked Redemptionist rumours that may offer some more conversion fodder. Unless the Redemptionists will be part of the Cawdor gang; perhaps they will be the Cawdor prospects and alternate champions, perhaps with an option to field them as a separate gang, similar to Slave Ogryns.
Anyway, I'll leave it there for now and maybe post up something similar for my Orlocks in the next couple of days. I've also converted an Ambot for each gang which I'll post pictures of soon.
C&C welcome naturally - I'm hoping this thread will give me some inspiration to get paint on them as I am notoriously bad at finishing off projects!!