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mrtn
15-09-2010, 14:30
My friends are playing Necromunda Ash Wastes, so I thought I'd make a gang and try out the game too.
I am converting skaven, and am going for a "weary and wary" desert nomad look, a bit Tatooine inspired. Rules-wise I don't know what I'll use them as, the minis are more important to me, especially since I don't know the rules yet, so these will end up as some kind of counts-as gang. :)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/mrtnw/Miniatures/Desert%20Rats/DesertRats2.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/mrtnw/Miniatures/Desert%20Rats/DesertRats3.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/mrtnw/Miniatures/Desert%20Rats/DesertRats4.jpg

Quite happy with the sculpting and the posing.

jlmb_123
15-09-2010, 17:24
Cool stuff! I'd run them either as Scavvies (which fits with their tatty appearance) or Delaque, due to the fact that this will clearly be a shooty gang. However, I might suggest some more variation with the weapons, as otherwise your gang will all be carrying the same gun.

Logarithm Udgaur
16-09-2010, 14:35
I like 'em. You have done a swell job blending the Kroot and Skaven parts.

Now, to the paintmobile!

mrtn
17-09-2010, 01:16
Cool stuff! I'd run them either as Scavvies (which fits with their tatty appearance) or Delaque, due to the fact that this will clearly be a shooty gang. However, I might suggest some more variation with the weapons, as otherwise your gang will all be carrying the same gun.
Thank you. These guys will keep their weapons (I just converted them for dog's sake!), but I'll try to get some other stuff for other gang members. I've thought about getting the IOB warlock and warpfire thrower as heavies (or whatever the correct term is).

I like 'em. You have done a swell job blending the Kroot and Skaven parts.

Now, to the paintmobile!Thanks. They've entered the paintmobile.
I'll use my Ratmobile as some kind of transport for the gang, the Tröjan Rat I made a while ago:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/mrtnw/Miniatures/Skaven/trojan17.jpg

There's more pics of it in my fantasy painting diary.

jlmb_123
18-09-2010, 18:27
That's incredibly funky! Get your hands on the Ash Wastes rules and you could use it. I was going to suggest either a Warpfire Thrower, Ratling gun or Jezzail armed miniature for a heavy.

Catferret
21-09-2010, 14:40
Looks like an interesting project. I've been meaning to play Ash Wastes for some time now but kept getting distracted and never finished my gang... :rolleyes:

I'd probably run them as Shanty Dwellers as they are cheap, but cowardly and prone to injury. Just a suggestion of course, you're free to treat them as you wish.

The Trojan Rat looks great. Nice to have some comedy in the game.

sigur
21-09-2010, 14:45
Love the Trojan Rat. :D

Karlon
24-09-2010, 19:23
I think its pretty obvious that they should be a Rat-skin gang. How is that even in contention?

Nice work by the way.

_Kawazu_
27-09-2010, 19:37
I think its pretty obvious that they should be a Rat-skin gang. How is that even in contention?

Nice work by the way.

I suggested him too, but he said no :shifty:

However, those are terribly cool models.

precinctomega
29-09-2010, 12:13
Ash-Waste Nomads?

R.

DarthDoubleMarth
30-09-2010, 12:49
Best Gang ever.

Rakaziel
05-10-2010, 20:55
They look really cool!

Where do I find the Ash Wastes rules? I wanna start a skink gang :)

mrtn
05-10-2010, 21:53
Thanks everyone! They're still half painted.

The rules can be found here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3075630&postcount=8), thanks to Askil the Undecided.

Catferret
06-10-2010, 01:02
If you'd like a link that doesn't set off alarms with your anti-virus, check out this (http://www.sg.tacticalwargames.net/fanatic/93taw.pdf) PDF from the Specialist Games forum.

Monsterzonk
06-10-2010, 07:57
Love those conversions! Should make pretty cool Jezzails for WHFB... Can't wait to see them painted up! Ash Wastes Nomads really seems to be the best bet.
Keep 'em coming!

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

mrtn
12-10-2010, 12:31
Thanks to some computer troubles I got myself in gear to finish the painting of these guys. Hope you like 'em.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/mrtnw/Miniatures/Desert%20Rats/DesertRats5.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/mrtnw/Miniatures/Desert%20Rats/DesertRats6.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/mrtnw/Miniatures/Desert%20Rats/DesertRats7.jpg

MaxSigmund
12-10-2010, 14:32
Very nice mrtn - characterful and gritty, and not too cartoonish. I may steal some of these ideas for some scavvies.

Any thoughts on which direction you're going to take this gang? Some weapon variations would be interesting...

N810
15-10-2010, 13:34
The Karoot/Jezels turned out great. :D

Logarithm Udgaur
16-10-2010, 16:59
Nice work. They have a varied appearance, but the shared scheme helps unify them as a gang. For expansion, you should consider some assassins with Pistols and CCWs to act as pack rats (excuse the pun).

screamingabdab
16-10-2010, 19:39
nice stuff man, I've written up some rules for rattmen gangs which I'll PM to you. Your use of Kroot Rifles is inspired, looks very nice.

BeatTheBeat
19-02-2011, 10:46
Nice work on these! Doesn't even feel like conversions, which given the obvious parts you've used is a real achievement, I think. GW could be selling these no problem!

Cheers,
BTB

Hadriel Caine
19-02-2011, 19:33
Very cool. I love the Trojan Rat most of all. Very Skaven but also very necromunda.

Lone_Gunmen
14-06-2011, 09:56
That's a fantastic idea! I might borrow this idea for my Jezzail teams maybe..

Fredmans
17-06-2011, 14:07
The Tröjan Rat is just marvelous, and the conversions and painting are just to my liking.

/Fredmans

mrtn
17-06-2011, 16:40
Thanks guys. I haven't really worked on this gang for a while, at the moment it's mostly my Carnival of Chaos and Nurgling Army that's getting attention.

Austinitor
05-07-2012, 21:23
These are quite cool. It would be very funny for you to run them as Ratskin Renegades, I think. ;)

Steam_Giant
18-07-2012, 11:37
Fantastic idea

*Runs off to buy bits*

Andy_T
24-07-2012, 08:42
Cool idea! Works really well. You could run them as a scavvy gang with a rat ogre as your scaly :)

Cypher, the Emperor
12-03-2013, 00:22
Are you going to use just GW parts? Because if not you should totally pick up a pack of those scifi ratmen Mantic makes. It's the only thing of theres that I really think looks as good as GW stuff.

Also you need to give them WWII Doughboy hats.
Because its too good a pun to pass up.

Harwammer
09-11-2014, 18:45
Do you have a plog for your carnival or nurglings?

mrtn
10-11-2014, 00:04
They're in my Beastmen thread, see link in sig.

Since I haven't updated this thread in four years I think it's better to close it, to stop it being necro'd once a year.