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!

 

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!