Necromunda ’95! – Redemptionist Deacon and Cawdor Heavy Stubber. (Gary Morley 1996; Alan Perry, 1995.)

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, Alan Perry, 1995. 0043/7, 0043/8. Redemptionist Deacon, Gary Morley 1996. 0053/7, 0053/8.

Today’s pair of models also hail from the original release of Necromunda back in ’95. This time we have the same model as posted in my last update – the Cawdor Heavy Stubber model alongside someone from the Cawdor’s spiritual brethren – the Redemptionists. (or The Cult of the Redemption). Odd that the Redemptionists (essentially like Cawdor, but a lot more extreme – and probably more well-financed then New-Cawdor). The Redemptionists were sculpted by Gary Morley – and quite a good job he did on them if I don’t say so.

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, Alan Perry, 1995. 0043/7, 0043/8. Redemptionist Deacon, Gary Morley 1996. 0053/7, 0053/8.

Like the previous pair, these models were worked on due to Marouda’s picking out of a stylistically similar model, which then motivated me to work on a whole little clutch of semi-related models at once. This pair was actually “finished” a long time ago. The Redemptionist Deacon actually had a place as a “heavy” in my original campaigns in the 90’s (I’m pretty sure), but had a couple of bits that were way too garish on him that had to be toned down and repainted. I also added the tattoos on his left arm, some stylised flames around his deltoids as well as “Ignis” across his bicep and tricep. The heavy was yet another white guy, and given that I have three of this model I decided to repaint his flesh to a darker tone, and then covered his right sleeve with islander-esque designs. They’re not super distinct, and are really there to give the impression of a heavily tattooed sleeve in the way that looking at someone with a sleeve from a few metres away gives an impression of a “sleeve” rather than the individual designs that it’s composed of.

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, Alan Perry, 1995. 0043/7, 0043/8. Redemptionist Deacon, Gary Morley 1996. 0053/7, 0053/8.

The flames and most of the other kit didn’t need reworking (aside from the flamer tanks and pouches on Deakin Batista’s belt), and once again we have a touch of camo that will (eventually) be key in the future squad-ability of the Cawdor models. As these two were really more touch-ups than painting models, I’ll call them “finished” in April, but refrain from adding them in for Ann’s painting challenge.

I took a few days off posting on the weekend. Now I need to get stuff up pretty much daily for the remainder of the month. Help me, Davekay!

 

32 thoughts on “Necromunda ’95! – Redemptionist Deacon and Cawdor Heavy Stubber. (Gary Morley 1996; Alan Perry, 1995.)

  1. Nicely done mate – interesting that you do your flames that way round! I go yellow at the heart of the fire, out to red at the edges, but your approach looks really crisp – I like it!

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    • Yeah, lighter/white at the base (hottest part) is more realistic which is how I paint “actual” fire, like on the Aethervoid Pendulum – but these being stylised flames printed on textile (or painted on armour for my Legion of the Damned) I reverse it and go for the yellow bordering the black to create a higher contrast where they meet. 🙂

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    • Yeah, I was lucky (silly) enough to buy a good chunk of the initial Necro gangs. Never did get the original Van Saar box I don’t think, and it wasn’t until a bit later when I tracked down the Ratskins and Goliaths. I had a few Orlocks, but don’t recall if I got the box as I found them a bit bland, though reasonably versatile (good for IG ringers, anyway!)

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  2. Very cool, the work you’ve done on the flames is ace 👍 the Redemptionists were awesome models, I had some from the next edition onward (early 2000s?) and used to use them as Inquisitorial henchmen, hope they get a reboot in the current Necromunda

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    • Yeah I’ve seen a few of that later wave of Necromunda ranges. I missed all of them, sadly – as I was effectively out of the hobby for a few years there aside from a little painting and my subs to White Dwarf that I never read or opened. Some of the Redemptionists and especially Arbites looked pretty nice.

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      • The Arbites looked ace, definitely could have done with them back then! It’s annoying in that a lost track of a small chunk of models a few years back after moving house- Redemptionists included 😐

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      • Ouch! Hopefully they turn up one day. I did have some long-lost models turn up in a couple of boxes some time after moving, so hopefully the same can happen for your models as well…

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  3. Those are some really cool models, and give me some ideas for when I get my hands on my (new) Cawdor models. They currently reside at the other side of the country due to the corona business..

    The Redemptionist’s mask scheme really reminds me of Spawn, which I’ve been reading again for the last week or so. Any relation? 🙂

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    • Kinda-sorta. Spawn’s mask seems to be inspired-related to both the Symbiote suit Spider-Man which later became Venom (that Todd McFarlane did a lot of work on/with) and also (less so) Matt Wagner’s Grendel series. My masks and markings are ripped straight from Wagner’s worlds, most notably Grendel-Prime from the War Child series and several of the subsequent Grendel Tales series from a variety of artists and writers. Worth reading if you can get hold of them, especially while so many of us are locked down.
      Looking forward to seeing yours painted. Is is realistic to have some of your stuff posted to you these days?

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      • Thanks for the info, I was not aware of Grendel! I’ll have to look into it.

        Theoretically I could have the Cawdor box (and some Underworlds warbands) posted to me without too much delays, but I don’t want to pay the extra postage as I’m going to where they are in around 2-4 weeks time. As I have quite a lot of models to paint here at home as well, they’re not worth the hassle right now. Definitely looking forward to doing something with them in June, though!

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      • Fair enough – makes sense if you’ll be home again soon and have mroe than enough to paint as is. The post’s speed has taken a real hit here, and I imagine it’s as bad or worse everywhere else right now. I’m tempted to start on some more Cawdor and Redemtionists now, though I really should knuckle down on finishing more models before i start any new ones…

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  4. These look really nice and quite fierce. For some reason, if you took the weapons away from these two, I think they’d make a great tag team in WWE or something similar. Excellent paint work on these charming old minis. It is making me want to paint Necromunda unsurprisingly 🙂

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    • Thanks Kuribo. I think a lot of Warhammer mdoels really fir that description, but these guys with their masks certainly fit the bill even more. I’d have really liked it if the wrestling minis from TT Combat for that fantasy wrestling game were a bit more human, but I still have vague plans to do a pair of …something as the Road Warriors at some stage. 🙂
      If you have the models and some time, why not paint a few Necro models? Get your fiancee to join in with you as well (Escher?) 😀

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      • A wrestling game could be a fun one on the tabletop and I forgot the TT Combat made one. I’d love to see you do some kind of wrestling minis as your skill painting skin and tattoos is well suited for it.

        Ha, that is not a bad idea! I don’t own any Necro models (yet!) but Escher is a great suggestion since GW does a bad job of making any armies with many female characters.

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      • I’ve gotten Marouda a little interested in starting a bit of Kill Team, and she chose Sororitas and Space Wolves as the factions she was most interested in. She was also interested in Necromunda – but that’s too much work for the time being! Dark/Eldar aren’t bad as far as ranges with as gender mix, and ‘nids bypass that entirely. Actually, the new GSC stuff has a fair few females in it as well. I’m looking forward to the next run of Imperial Guard for the same reason, though Vic has that covered pretty well at present for a bit more cash.
        I’d love some reasonably accurate wrestler minis to work on, and yeah their distinctive tatts would be a great thing to concentrate on. Rey, Taker, Randy, AJ, Aleister.. what a list you could have!

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  5. Great work on some nice models—though I am confused by the notion that something could be “too garish” on a 1990s GW figure. The tattoos work well, and I must say I never quite grasped the differences between Cawdor and the Redemptionists. These two would look quite at home in the same gang.

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    • Well, bright yellow fuel tanks have their place, but they look better as brass, and bright blue and red pouches can look better in brown. I’m cool with keeping the bright colours, but there was a bit too much of the “skittle effect” happening! 😀
      There’s a solid backgrtound relationship between the Redemptionists and the Cawdor that was written about in the background. I guess keeping them as seperate gangs made it easier for players to have what’s essentially internecine warfare between gangs. I certainly found the models to be thematically similar enough to mix them freely in the same gang, along with the various 40k preacher models, the flagellants and even a few other types..

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  6. Really nice work as others have said – the flames and the hood colors are nice touches. Of course, in the 90’s I missed all this stuff so fun to see. Right up your wrestling image fun too I think. For some reason, the figures (not your painting which is superb) remind me of the wacky Jugaloos and Insane Clown Posse. Maybe because I just saw this video this weekend? Not sure, and I do not know their music, but this video kind of floored me so I’ll share it out of fun: https://www.barstoolsports.com/video/598369/a-juggalo-gathering-with-kat-timpf

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  7. These look great, and are a good reminder that Morley sometimes gets unduly bashed for some of his sculpting misses. The tattoo impression on the heavy stubber guy works really well, it conveys the idea wonderfully in my opinion. These minis have your trademark look of modernized old school as (I assume) the result of you tweaking your old paint jobs, it works really well!

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    • Thanks Mikko. The Nagash story should be pretty well known by now, and he’s really done some great work over the years, including some really nice Chaos stuff for Avatars of War as well in recent years. The general look of a lot of my models has pretty much plateaued since the ’90’s, with my improvments since thne being in things like more subtle blending, being better at things like tattoos and so forth.

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