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07-08-2012, 20:40
I just love the fluff and the mini's of Necromunda, I've never actually played the game itself though, but I've heard that it's a blast. Maybe in the future... ;)
Anyway, I don't know if I'll play with the minis featured in this blog, but I will upload some nice and mainly classic minis and some of my own fluff to go with them - and I hope you'll like it aswell.

Anyway, I'm mainly going to focus on a (classic)Goliath gang - called the Junkyard Warriors, I'll also paint and convert some old Diggas to represent Ratskin renegades of the renegade "White Hands".
I'm also going to include the occasional dregs, mutants, scum, gunslingers and other (un)pleasant inhabitants of the wastes!

On to the factions;

The Junkyard Warriors(Goliath); also known as the Junkies, Junks or Scrappers. They run the old scrapyard just south of Dust Falls which they've made into a virtual fortress. In battle they wear armor pieced and melted together from all manners of old gear and scrap metal. Another distinct feature of the gang is the green-dyed hair.

The White Hands, also known as the Ghosts or Ghost Hands by their enemies or other ratskin tribes; The White Hands is a small band of former Ratskins who has turned their back on the Ratskin creed. They tend to cover their hands, forearms and heads in white warpaint, and they've shaved their heads. They're a small but very dangerous band of madmen that roam the wastes in search of old archeotech, food or just the thrill of the kill. They rarely deal with other factions and they're hated and hunted by other Ratskins.

Anyway, on to the first mini of this log, I've got no plans to include this guy in one of the gangs but I just love this old model, a classic Ratskin shaman;
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/shaman1.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/shaman2.jpg

And here's a darker pic, which shows the color scheme better;

I'm currently waiting for a box full of classic Goliath to arrive in the mail - so watch this space!

10-08-2012, 20:09
The 'Bad' Yarro Brothers, a couple of ne'er-do-well outlaws;

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/scum.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/scumback.jpg

Yed Yarro, the oldest of the two, He onced managed to kill an officer of the Adeptus Arbites and took his bolter and damaged shield as a trophy, as well as his skull...
Nerros Yarro, the younger one, what you would call a 'class A' sociopath, pretty handy with blades and grenades though...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/scumbrotherface.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/scumbrother2.jpg

Bob Hunk
13-08-2012, 10:16
Great stuff! Looking forward to seeing more. :cool:

13-08-2012, 11:46
Bad ****.

Keep it comin!

13-08-2012, 12:48
Thank you guys! Appreciate it!
I'm still waiting for my Goliath gang to arrive!!

13-08-2012, 13:36
Your a fantastic painter! I would like to see some WIP skin painting photos if possible?

Whats that stuff on the base?

Great miniatures, Im also looking forward to seeing more.

13-08-2012, 13:58
Thanks man! Sadly, I don't have any right now, but as soon as get the Goliath mini's and paint them, I'll post a tutorial!

Well, it's some old plastic mesh that I picked up years ago, looks pretty good on 28mm bases!

13-08-2012, 14:25
Looks great! My favourite is the guy with the Arbites shield. ******* the Arbites ;)

13-08-2012, 19:01
Thanks mate!!

16-08-2012, 20:00
Really cool stuff! I particularily like the Yarro Brothers.

16-08-2012, 20:40
Thanks, appreciate it! Some more minis I'm working on;

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/gunslinger-1.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/gunslinger2.jpg

Underhive Scum;

16-08-2012, 22:47
Great work glenning, keep it up! Always good to see well-kitbashed Necromunda :chrome:

20-08-2012, 19:59
Finally! They arrived today! :)


21-08-2012, 18:51
I've finished one of the bosses, as well as one of the juves;


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/bossback-1.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/juveback.jpg

These two were my first Goliath ever, and I really enjoyed painting them, they're such characterful mini's!

Damn, just noticed some black paint on the boss' left arm - I'll have to fix that!
EDIT: Fixed, kept the old photo though..

22-08-2012, 17:06
Another juve done;


25-08-2012, 08:31
Very nice stuff, I like the skull on the back of the jacket. Totally feels like a real person.

27-08-2012, 20:25
Thanks - appreciate! Hopefully I'll finish some more Goliath minis this week!

28-08-2012, 16:32
Those models are great, the weathering on the clothing and armour is fantastic, but it makes the clean skin look a bit out place. Maybe adding some dirt or dust to the skin would blend the model together a bit.

29-08-2012, 14:56
I was actually thinking about that, but I don't know how well grease and grime would translate onto 28 mm. Any ideas on how to do it? I don't want it to look like some commando camo.

31-08-2012, 16:19
Tars The Tiger, also known as "Stripes", former Goliath ganger, underhive scum and gun for hire..

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/tiger1.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/tiger3.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/tiger2.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/tiger4.jpg
This is one of my favorite Necromunda mini's and it was very fun to paint.

I've also finished another Goliath ganger, not as much fun to paint as the previous mini, but it had to be done!
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/shotgun1.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/shotgun2.jpg

01-09-2012, 15:10
It's very interesting to see necromunda minis painted in amore recent technique (less flashy but dirtierand more realistic.).
Though all of them look fantastic - kudos for the faces! - Tars the Tiger is my favourite.

I own him too and he looks so incredible badass^^. Your selfbuild unerhive scum looks cool too, those are WHF-Imperial bits, aren't they?

01-09-2012, 18:00
Thanks man, yes, that's how they should look down in the underhive, they're not Helmawr nobles after all... ;)

Well, I used a bunch of pretty common parts; such as Marauder legs, Catachan arms and torsos as well as some other stuff from the SM, Empire, IG and Ork ranges. Hope this helps!

09-09-2012, 18:10
Another WIP;

Scavvy mutant...



Parts breakdown:
Grot head with human ears(and a filed down nose)
Ork torso
Marauder legs
Ork arms
Modified Ogre matchlock rifle
Ogre equipment

10-09-2012, 22:33
Very nice! I really like it. I've never seen grot parts been used like this in conversions before!

10-09-2012, 22:37
Hehe, using a grot's head is genius (and very fitting due his almost shark like jaws).
Overall a very balanced and fine conversion, though his cap looks goofy to me, somehow.
Do you have an actuall metl scaly mutant too? I'd be curious about a painted one.

11-09-2012, 12:01
This is a cool thread... awesome 'kit bashing'!

30-09-2012, 16:16
Sweet! A new Necromunda log!

This is one of my favourite games and it's great seeing you paint some stuff from it. That Shaman and Scummer are also some of my favourites too, the bounty hunter with bionic arm and Eschers are also some I'm fond of.
Your kit bashes are fantastic too, time to subscribe!

Mega Nutz
30-09-2012, 18:21
Brilliant looking kit bash!

Aurelius 12
01-10-2012, 00:16
That's a great looking mutant! Have to say my favourite so far is definitely the chap with the shield/boltgun combo. He just looks mean! The leather jacket is spot on too, any tips? I'm painting up some of my necromunda npcs and your clothing looks really natural.

03-10-2012, 08:46
Thank you guys - appreciate the feedback!

I've been swamped at work for some weeks so it's been pretty quiet at the hobby front... Anyway, now I have two days off which means more time to paint!! I also have to do the laundry but that's another matter... Haha.

03-10-2012, 12:36
screw the laundry! more kit bashing!! :)

07-10-2012, 10:27
excellent minis! its funny how Ive made some gangers that uses parts from the same sets! (empire militia and catachans with marauder heads :D) but then again, when making humans who is not in full uniform, those are pretty much the kits you have to base things on :D also, ime a huge fan of the extra details you have put on the brothers! i might have to steal the ork ammo belt on the shoulder and ard boyz shoulder plates :D if you are looking for a more rounded shoulder plate ive used kroot ones with good effect! anyway, keep up the good work, very inspirational!

11-10-2012, 21:35
Thank you guys - appreciate the comments!

A small update;

PIP 'White Hands' shaman;

WIP ganger, any thoughts on weapons??

And here's something completely different for an upcoming project, can you guess what I'll use it for? Hint: It's starts with a T, it's large and pretty angry, with some spikes..

Ah and yes, a cookie for anyone who can guess which head I used.. ;)

12-10-2012, 02:50
WOW I really loke your way to paint skin. It looks very realstic.

Nice to see some love for the veteran games :)

Keep it up !

12-10-2012, 10:34
Thanks man, I'll post a tutorial if anyone's interested? :)

Yes I really like many of the old minis, escpecially the Necro ones, they're just so full of character! While a lot of the new stuff is just awesome, some of it lacks the character and the dark sense of humor of the old days IMO!

12-10-2012, 10:44
Id like to see the ganger with an autogun!

Also, bloody amazing skin on that head! Could u share the stages of achieving that result?

12-10-2012, 11:39
Thanks man, I'll post a tutorial if anyone's interested? :)

Yes I really like many of the old minis, escpecially the Necro ones, they're just so full of character! While a lot of the new stuff is just awesome, some of it lacks the character and the dark sense of humor of the old days IMO!

Sure, I would love to see a tutorial :)

I feel the same way. But I guess we getting older, to impress us is much harder than before.

Skol (is this even swedish ?)

12-10-2012, 15:28
Ahh, the Digganob shaman. Nice. Too bad that game isn't even on their website anymore.

17-10-2012, 16:59
Wow you've some great looking stuff on here.

Myself and a few mates are getting back into Necromunda. I had a delague gang to paint.

What is the head going to be then? Whatever it is it looks great so far!

04-11-2012, 20:54
Thanks mate!!

It's going to belong to a good old CSM Termie lord! :cool:

22-11-2012, 20:37
I've painted 3 more Goliath since my last post, but it's dark outside so I'll have to take some photos tomorrow. With 8 minis finished I have a basic gang and can move on to my next project;

I'm planning to do an Orlock gang called the "Yellow Jackets" or just the "Jackets"; an Orlock gang formed by discharged guardsmen; the color scheme is going to concist of a black vest with yellow armor, OD green and black webbing and maybe white or yellow bandanas, any thoughts on the sash? White, grey, or maybe even camo?

22-11-2012, 23:29
Only 8? Make/paint one more as 9 is a better number to start a gang off with. You'll have five gangers to work all five of your starting territories. And if one or two can't work due to injury then at least you're still bringing in a fair few creds.

22-11-2012, 23:40
Thanks for the tip Astraeos! I have about 5 more Goliath so I guess I'll have to paint 'em all... ;)

Ah and yes, I just ordered a couple of Escher mini's, two of my favorite Escher sculpts actually;

I'm also planning to get these 2, very characterful mini's IMO;

23-11-2012, 05:10
Cool stuff indeed, I particularly love the mutant, a bit of true inspiration there. Looking forward to seing him painted and to more in general. :D

Lost Egg
23-11-2012, 06:58
Lovely conversion work and paint jobs. As much as I like the old sculpts I do prefer good conversions. We just need GW to produce plastic bits with plenty of bits for each house :D

23-11-2012, 09:16
I have every Escher model! They're my favourite gang, but unfortunately my own did not far so well....

23-11-2012, 09:43
@Chem-Dog: Thanks mate! Glad you like him, hopefully I'll finish him soon. I'm also planning to get some cultists to use as Scavvies(with some minor conversion work they will look great as Scavvies) and that cultist commisar will look great like som kind of badzone duke who has carved himself a small empire in the wastes.

@Hairy Norseman: Thanks! Yeah, when it comes to Necromunda you can really go to town with conversions. Yes that would be nice, wouldn't it? I still remember the old days when you could get Necro stuff in GW stores, aah those were the days.. ;)

@Astraeos: Nice, I'm planning to have every single one in the future, for now I only have the complete Goliath range. Gotta catch 'em all, ehrm or something...

23-11-2012, 15:03
Some more pics;


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/juveee.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/gangerback.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/juveback2.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/juveback-1.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/goliathman4.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/juves.jpg

Sorry for the so-so quality of the pics, they really don't show the color scheme very accurate, I'll have to take some new shots some other day.. I think the photos on page 2 shows the IRL scheme way better, anyway, you get the idea.

23-11-2012, 15:04
I took some more using the flash:



23-11-2012, 18:45
Awesome work once again!

30-11-2012, 18:33
Thanks mate!! Still waiting for the Escher to arrive... ;)

30-11-2012, 21:16
Looove those muted Goliaths, makes the mohawks pop that much more.

The Lost Hobbit
01-12-2012, 09:40
Very nice blog. There are some great models on display here.

03-12-2012, 03:14
Thank you guys - appreciate the comments!

A small update;

PIP 'White Hands' shaman;

WIP ganger, any thoughts on weapons??

And here's something completely different for an upcoming project, can you guess what I'll use it for? Hint: It's starts with a T, it's large and pretty angry, with some spikes..

Ah and yes, a cookie for anyone who can guess which head I used.. ;)

The shaman is great, the ganger and his armor is an extremely well done conversion.

The head is simply stunning and my guess is the slaaneshy-ish mutation head from last edition for chaos marines and also included with chaos warriors. You removed its tongue and added details?

04-12-2012, 20:29
Thank you guys - glad you like this little log of mine!

ResinForge : It's actually a good old SW head, I filed off the mohawk, added a bionic eyes and some tubing and - voila! Gotta love the Slaneesh head you mentioned though.

Anyway, on to some minis(or just one actually);
A WIP pic of my first Escher mini ever;

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/wipescher.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/eschereasfs.jpg

I'm pretty satisified so far, but I might redo the sash..
Any suggestions on the sheath? Black, red or even green maybe?

Lost Egg
05-12-2012, 06:48
Liking the leopard print on the leggings. I actually quite like the sash.


05-12-2012, 08:07
Love that leopard print! The rusty looking pistol is cool as well.

05-12-2012, 18:17
She's pretty much finished, I might go back to work on some details in the future but for the moment I'm pretty satisified.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/esher1.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/esher3.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/esher2-1.jpg

05-12-2012, 22:40
Brilliant work! That girl is one of my favourite models in the Escher range.

Lost Egg
06-12-2012, 07:09
I really like the gritty-realistic feel.


06-12-2012, 10:23
Great take on one of the best sculpts from that range. I agree that the muted look really suits it.

07-12-2012, 10:51
Thank you guys!!

I finished this mini last night, just Gaunt with a different paintjob, I imagine him as a bold Lieutenant leading a group of die-hard trench raiders.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/trenchofficer1.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/trenchofficer2.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/trenchofficer3.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/trenchofficer4.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/trenchofficer5.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/trenchofficer6.jpg

Underhive troubles;
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/troubles2.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/troubles.jpg

It's a actually a base I made for an upcoming 1/6 Valhallan I'm working on, but as you can see it works great for small Necromunda dio's as well;

07-12-2012, 10:51
I also took some new pics of the Escher model;
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/eshernew.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/eshernew2.jpg

07-12-2012, 14:32
Excellent display stand!

07-12-2012, 20:47
Loving this. Necromunda is probably my favorite skirmish game ever, I still have my old Escher gang stashed away somewhere, and your painting style is awesome! All in all plenty of reasons for me to sub to this!

09-12-2012, 12:03
Thank you guys! Yes - you gotta love Escher!

I just have to share this great track, it's perfect to listen to when you're painting Necro' minis or reading Necro' fluff!!


18-03-2013, 13:57
Ok, it's finally time for an update!

Jass Blo, Arbites officer gone rogue, he now sells his services to the highest bidder, and collects the badges of fallen Arbites officers...
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/roguefront_zpsfded36a4.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/rogueback_zpsd4166244.jpg

I also repainted the Escher's armor, and yet another Goliath;

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/golitathmetalteeth_zpsd5bbeaf6.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/goliathmetalteeth2_zps47cc4d51.jpg

18-03-2013, 14:06
Wonderful !!!

19-03-2013, 00:37
Nice use of the Space Wolf scout head, he looks quite bad ass!

19-03-2013, 13:52
Where did you get the rogue Arbites' head from?

19-03-2013, 19:26
Thank you guys!!

malika: From the Space Wolves sprue, one of the scout heads.

21-03-2013, 11:53
very cooll indeed!

21-03-2013, 19:08
Great update, and I have to join in on the praise of the Arbites, he's something special allright!

25-03-2013, 21:36
Thanks - appreciate the feedback! :)

05-04-2013, 13:09
It's great to see those old-school Necromunda minis painted to such a great standard! I'll be following this for sure!

Monsterzonk :skull:

05-04-2013, 17:00
Thanks a lot man! I'm working on the final Goliath guys as we speak, only 4 left then I've painted the whole classic range! :) What do do next? Hmm, Orlock sounds fun... ;)

05-04-2013, 21:29
I have all the classic Orlocks and Escher, they're both great sets!

14-04-2013, 19:07
Very WIP Outlaw leader/crimelord;


Hm, maybe he should be armed with a plasma pistol instead?

14-04-2013, 19:47
I think he'd make a good Bounty Hunter actually!

14-04-2013, 20:34
Yes I had that in mind too - he looks flamboyant enough! Maybe one of Jericos distant relatives? ;)

14-04-2013, 23:36
Awesome model mate !

15-04-2013, 00:22
Yes I had that in mind too - he looks flamboyant enough! Maybe one of Jericos distant relatives? ;)

Yeah, maybe! 'Course as a Bounty hunter you may need to change his equipment a bit, those guys are armed to the teeth! Bolter, bolt pistol, chainsword, either shotgun or hot-shot lasgun and some other piece of equipment.... whoa, they don't hold back do they!?

15-04-2013, 20:13
It will look great either way. but a plasma pistol is probably better if he's gonna be the boss i imagine. if he's the boss he should get the best gear after all.

15-04-2013, 20:42
Thanks guys! I replaced his sword with a chainsword, but I kept the autopistol.

Well, it's time for another update;

Another random hive dude, maybe a hired gun or just an outlaw;

A scavvy..
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/scavvy1_zpsd43c6ed2.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/scavvy2_zps464ad33d.jpg

And his WIP pal, as you can see all three fig's are based on the Dark Vengeance cultists.

15-04-2013, 20:55
Ah yes, I also finished these 2 fellas;

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/crazy1_zps91f35e0d.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/crazy2_zps36707c4d.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/heavy1_zpsf9c43c40.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/heavy2_zpsf0aab3b7.jpg

16-04-2013, 00:04
Chaos cultists as Scavvies? Nice idea! I like the use of the plastic Necromancer head.

16-04-2013, 09:57
I second Astraeos. great looking scavvy! the rest is cool too but I particularily like the scavvy!

17-04-2013, 17:35
Thank you guys! :)

24-10-2014, 12:13
Finally finished another scavvy;
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/glenning009/scavvy_zpsb6396b98.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/glenning009/scavvy2_zpsd4c2d746.jpg

Almost done with the flesh on this scavvy mutie as well;
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/glenning009/mutie1_zps6ee9daa0.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/glenning009/mutie2_zpsc4475ec0.jpg

And another WIP scavvy; pretty pleased with this one!
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/glenning009/scavvywip_zps8684f3b8.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/glenning/glenning009/scavvywip2_zps54e51d87.jpg

As you can see they're all based on the DV cultists!

24-10-2014, 16:33
I thought those cultists would be great for Necromunda, but it never occurred to me to play them as Scavvies! Great idea dude!