Hired Guns & Hangers-On

Necromunda is an unsavory place with all manners of insidious things lurking in the the shadows of the Underhive, so why not take back up!?! If you have the coin or credit to bring more muscle to get the upper hand why wouldn’t you get some cheap help! like “Hive Scum” or if your doing well how about Bounty Hunters that have a variety of skills which can be picked from or just randomized, or if your gang is well established you could get bounty hunters with great reputation for destruction and death. Or even a named Bounty Hunter!Vongutenboom.wordpress.com

Rogue Doc, Servo-Skull, Dome Runner,
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Rogue Doc, Servo-Skull, Dome Runner,

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Bounty Hunter, Slopper, Phyrr Cat- (Augmented),

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Bounty Hunter, Slopper, Phyrr Cat- (Augmented),

There are quite a few bounty hunters with legendary reputation and there names are known throughout the underhive!

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Mad Dog Mono, Gor Half-Horn,

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Mad Dog Mono, Gor Half-Horn,

you So I like the idea of hired guns and hangers on in the Necromunda Universe because they adds flavor to that universe, Besides the gangs ,other people and creatures trying to scratch out a living in the Underhive. These allow you to interact with some of these that dwell in the depths of the hive. Above are my versions of some of these hired guns and hangers on for my campaign allies.

My favorite kit bash I’ve done in awhile has to be my Rogue Doc’ (He is built from a plastic chaos cultists body, Skitarii head a 2nd edition Eldar las-pistol a Astra Militarum tempestus scions medic arm, and I think i used someone kit from a Gray Knights sprue.)

I do like that you can make them however you like there no wrong way to make hive scum any GW bitz can become a model.

As for the Forge World bounty hunters there very nice models but with resin models they really need to be washed with warm water and clean off a lots of flashing and resin sprue before you can glue them. So I have not assembled all my bounty hunters yet I will in time! 😉

but that said they’re totally worth it in game I have pulled off some amazing knock out with them Gor Half- Horn, he is lethal in close combat or at short range especially if you are willing to risk a wound to max overcharge his Plasma pistol it gets him a strength 7. and -2AP with A Damage of 3 .

any how I still have plenty to do, those Sector Mechanicus building aren’t going to paint them selves! 😛 I’ll cover some more bounty hunters when I finish them. And with that I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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Necromunda gang Orlocks

I can’t wait any longer I need to post my Necromunda gang , so with out further a-due, meet My Orlock gang “Orange 9mm” …named after the hardcore band of the same name! ;P

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Hawk, Deacon, and Dax

So you may notice i have painted the front ark in with caution stripes the leader in a yellow orange mix champions in orange & black, gangers in yellow & black and juves green & black. And I put names on the back of their bases.

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Hawk, Deacon, and Dax

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Brother Zug, and Zag

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Brother Zug, and Zag

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Slag, Diesel, and Rust

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Slag, Diesel, and Rust

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Vuve1 and Juve2

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Vuve1 and Juve2

So I finally after much pondering I picked a paint scheme for my Orlock gang, black base , orange accents , dark blue/black shirts and purple/blue arm bands. And lots of metal and rust! ;p

You may have noticed my juves don’t have names or coloured hair That’s because they have to earn that in combat by getting experience and leveling, then they get that Honor 😉

There not done I will still do more highlights and edge work with metallics and what not, but this will do till the league is over I will have them done and ready for this coming Adepticon.

This week I’ll post my hangers on and my finished bounty hunters in my next post!

Thanks for checking them out and I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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Welcome to my under hive

I’m almost ready to post my gang and someone bounty hunters and hangers on this weekend. Just a little more paint is required. In the meantime here is the set up from my last League game. My terrain is getting more to where I want it, i still have plenty left to paint, just sitting in a box waiting for me to slap paint on!

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So far my favorite pieces are the two building / storage rooms I made from new and old Necromunda doors and bulkhead and walkways and a bit of plastic scrap! Which can be seen in photo #5 and in photo #7 and a part of one in #2 if you want to take a closer look. I still want to have more second level building and walkways maybe even a few 3 story structure!

Well here’s hoping I finish my Gang and post it this weekend!

Thanks for checking it out and I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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#8 FLG urban Chaos 4”x6” Mat

#9 FLG urban Chaos 4”x6” Mat I tick of our game clubs mat

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Behold my Beholder

So I’m not much for painting Dungeons and Dragons figures these days but I really like the Wizkids line of pre-primed minis for D&D, there are of a good quality plastic rubber mix some what ridged but still flexible! Plus it’s nice to be able to open one up and just start painting! Something I have been missing in My GW model kits I am a little annoyed about GW’s new approach to model kits, are to many pieces and options it took me 2 weeks to get just one Adeptus Titanicus Warlord titan assembled and base coated! This took me just 3 hours rounded up, to paint from pulling it out of the package!

I was inspired by a photo of a burning log for this paint scheme and went with cool colours for the eyes to give a nice contrast from the body’s colour.

What also impressed me was how well it took to watered down GW paints the base coat whet on very quickly, think it was less the 10 minutes! I like using a wet pallet to get the best paint consistence so I have better control over where the paint can go.

Here are some in progress photos so you can see it with out the eyes and main eye Veins and shadowing!

Not sure if anyone will be that keen on a brightly painted Beholder but I like it! 😀

Any way thank you for checking him out leave a like if you dig him! 😉

And I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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Adeptus Titanicus

So after 2 decades of waiting for A Titanicus reboot I am a very happy camper as they say! Finally after weeks of assembling me an a friend got to play a game using one of each titan and a unit of 3 Knights each, supposedly that qualifies as a Maniple but witch one I don’t know! ;P We played with the basic rules for the first game as not to complicate it to much!

I am very enamored with how they managed to keep the core feel of the game and managed to streamline the command terminals and made them essentially fluid stats keeping card as you can repair some statues in the terminals like void shields the plasma reactor and the critical damage track, but you cannot repair damage to the head body or legs.

We didn’t use stratagems cards this time just the basic mission kill the other titans 😉

I must say I really like what I’m calling the crashy-mcsplody variable essentially there are so many random things that can happen when titans experience to many critical hits and you have to roll on the catastrophic table… I will give two examples of this the first was random and hilarious!

My Reaver titan in blue made a short range attack against my friends badly damaged Reaver in green, I caused enough critical hits to hit on the catastrophic table and I did ‘LAID LOW’ the titan moves D6 in a random direction using a scatter dice, and wouldn’t you know it he roles in the direction of my Reaver with a 6″ move crashing into my body damage Reaver causing just enough damage to blow him up in the process! ;P I love that kind of chaos in my game play! The other thing I found out that was new to me was if say your Warhound titan is with in 2 inches of your Warlord titan and the Warhound explodes in place it is considered inside the Warlords Void shields and will cause direct damage to random body parts using the location dice! So lesson learned don’t have your titans to close together. And something you learn the hard way after not playing for many years is don’t let a Warhound titan get behind your Warlord titan they can never turn fast enough to shake them off your back ark which is a add 2 to the results when attacking very devastating! 😉

so that’s all I can remember that was interesting form my first game back into the titan carnage! I hope I can finish painting my titans soon, i bought the game preorder but do to a convention I was going to and prepping for and a holiday trip not that long after the con I have not had as much time as I would like to paint them… man I really miss the play the day I bought it GW games of the 80’s so much lest to assemble back then the original titans were snap fit a head a carapace the body and legs were one pice , and two arms a base with a void shield counter in the base and 4 weapons or 3 weapons and a close combat weapon 😉 enough gripping for one day old man paint something 😀

Hope fully I’ll have something to post next week !

See you in the wasteland!

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Making the jump to Adeptus Titanicus 2 and other thoughts on A.T.2

So much awesome the shelves can barely contain it!

So I noticed that GW has been making all there core game boxes black since at least 2015, and all but AoS soul wars has both apposing forces on each end of the long side of the box, this was not apparent till I moved my old box sets to my storage annex and put up all the new GW games I got! The original Adeptus Titanicus was red and various other 40k editions are different colors I also have Gorka Morka which is white with black teeth pattern, Mordheim which is a darker red and brownish looking background art that wraps around from the top of the box lid. So it’s clear the 80’s and 90’s were a brighter grim dark future / or dark fantasy, than the 20’s! 😛 …

Also I’d like to point out that the new scale of Adeptus is “almost” double the hight of the old models here is my old knight next to my new ones!

But in the case of battle titans it is exactly double the height of the original plastic beetle-back titans that came with the original Titanicus box. If I’m lucky I will have time tonight to assemble the battle titan!

Adeptus Titanicus rules and gear!

Old lovely outdated brilliant 80’s colour scheme, and new gritty grim dark cover modernized!

I found a dry erase storage clipboard that can hold all the lovely game Gubbinz and it can hold the cheat sheet and command terminals in the clear dry erase board! Just brilliant!

So Thoughts on the rules so far… I’ve just read the basics rules but in just that part, it still has a good vestige of the original rule set and the some of the things like critical hits done the titans operating systems is now done with dice instead of the old graph that you had to calculate all the damage done to the different systems on the titan. And the new titan command terminals are a lot better then the old ones

I like the more stream line command terminals, the old ones required the user to do a lot of upkeep in game not to mention in the set up which is why I always used mechanical pencils with good erasers as I was always makings adjustments and marking damage down

Old way of setting up your titan get your pencil out

New Command Terminal it has slightly embossed areas for the command side priority marker and weapon cards so if bumped in play it doesn’t go absque to badly.

The new armaments cards are nice and easy to change the load out of your titans! Plus everything you need is there you don’t have to consult weapon sheets for firing arks or weapons traits. I also like when your weapons are damaged you flip the cards over and new effects happen to the weapon or titan most are negative effects that weaken or destroy the weapon. There are damage track on the titan, so the titan has a damage track for head , body , and legs and each has a critical damage track.

At the start of battle, place a status marker in the first (left most) hole of each of the hit location status tracks. During battle, each marker will move along its track as the location suffers damage (calculated using the table below the track). If the marker reaches the end of the track, the titan becomes structurally compromised and further hits to that location are likely to cause Critical damage. That’s only after you have gotten through the titans numerous void Shields.

well that’s all I’m going to cover for now I’ll reserve my judgement for after I have play a few games and I’ve had time to compare it to the original, not to mention I need to read the rest of the book ( I’m a slow reader, it’s not easy when you have

A-D-D) 😉 hahaha

And I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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Airbrushing

Yeah I finally made the jump to Airbrushing! It started a few weeks ago when I happened into a University Arts store and found a Badger 360 for 70% off! I was like it’s a sign from the Emperor! War-master be praised! I got it and started collecting paint! So far I have been the most impressed by AK Interactive airbrush paint, and Badger’s paint line “Minitaire. Both have good coverage and both work well enough with out thinners or retarding agents and I bought a few different Anti-shine mix to se which one I like best.

Also I liked the look of the Army Painter Project Paint Station, (some assembly required) 😉 I find it makes a good place to do my airbrushing from I can bring it outside on nice days or into the kitchen if I want more space or upstairs in the hobby room where it resides. It’s handy because I can have all my base paints and modifiers and cleaning supplies all in one place. And I can keep my current project on it.

So Airbrushing what do I think of it?

Honestly I don’t know why I took this long to get on board with it! I just assumed it would be a lot of work and it’s hard to clean and it’s an investment. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. So I started basic just bought some primer and some base colors, red yellow blue white and black practiced on some old minis I have tons to spare. It didn’t take me to long to get the hang of the two action lever and I tried both the gravity feed and well feed. Currently I’m enjoying Gravity! 😀 I really like airbrush now I think I going to do a lot more painting miniatures with my airbrush!

also the pointy ear buds or Qtips you find in airbrush cleaning kits are the same as you can find in the makeup isle of super markets, you can buy them in big bags and there cheaper.

Well I look forward to posting what I’m working on this month but I have to prep for a convention so this will have to stand until then.

See you in the wasteland!

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