Necromunda ’95! – Cawdor Leader 2 and Heavy Stubber. (Alan Perry, 1995)

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Leader with Boltgun and Powersword, 72909/21, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, 0043/7, 0043/8. Alan Perry, 1995

Today we have a pair of models from the original release of Necromunda, back in ’95. A pair of models that hail from House Cawdor. The Leader model is the alternative model to the one that came in the boxed gang, armed with a Power Sword and Bolt Gun, he’s pretty unrealistically armed for a game of Necromunda. We always “close enough’ed” models like this, so if in a game he had a sword (or even a chainsword) and any kind of “normal” gun (lasgun, autogun) we’d have considered it fine. We really only got nitpicky about “proper” special weapons like Grenade Launchers, Flamers, Plasma, etc as opposed to a bolter.

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Leader with Boltgun and Powersword, 72909/21, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, 0043/7, 0043/8. Alan Perry, 1995

His offsider is the boxed set model, with just a couple of slight tweaks (it’s harder to tweak metals!) The pouches on his backpack have been replaced with a canteen and a lasgun and the pouch on his right arm has been completely removed, leaving just an armband behind. Small changes as I have another of this model, finished long ago. I’ll take pics of my older “original” Cawdor in an update shortly.

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Leader with Boltgun and Powersword, 72909/21, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, 0043/7, 0043/8. Alan Perry, 1995

Both models have been based with “dirt” bases rather than industrial ones. This is how I based all of my original Necromunda models, and instead of rebasing these (they were part-painted for over a decade) I’ve decided to leave my Cawdor with dirt bases as it fits the updated fluff of them being one of the poorer clans, and also allows them to fit in more readily as Imperial Guard/PDF/Imperial or Chaos Cultists in games of Warhammer 40k. Hence the little touch of camo underneath their culty-flame tabards and black Grendel-hoods.

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Leader with Boltgun and Powersword, 72909/21, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, 0043/7, 0043/8. Alan Perry, 1995

This pair of models would obviously both count as Neglected Models, and so they definitely fit into Ann’s April “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge being run this month. For those people who got hit by my deleted post yesterday – sorry, I’ve been pretty busy with the whole work at home thing and so I missed week 4 of the Osprey freebies entirely, so had to delete it quickly. Ooops!

34 thoughts on “Necromunda ’95! – Cawdor Leader 2 and Heavy Stubber. (Alan Perry, 1995)

    • Thanks Dave! I’m trying to get tattoos to a point of being low-key enough that they look more realistic, and sometimes that means less is really more, and sometimes it’s more of an overall effect than being able to exactly make out what something is meant to be – like when you see a real person’s tatts at a distance.

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  1. Of the modern Necromunda gangs I’ve seen, I like Cawdor best and it is interesting to see you tackle these old sculpts and see what has changed and what hasn’t since the original release. The tattoos look great and I like how well you captured the “simplicity” or low cunning (to put it nicely) of House Cawdor members 🙂

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    • Thanks! I do like the new sculpts (I’ve got them all, excepting the FW stuff) but I want to get my original models painted/finished before getting onto the new ones – at least for the most part – may not do so with Spyrers, etc. Glad you like ’em!

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