In order to bolster the ranks of my gangs, fend off the effects of any attrition that may occur if we try playing campaigns and, most importantly, because they’re so much fun to make, I’ve decided to add a few hive scum to my Necromunda collection. For those unfamiliar with Necromunda, hive scum are similar to bounty hunters who can be hired to give a gang a little added muscle, but whilst bounty hunters are generally skilled veterans who bring a suite of knowledge and experience the envy of any gang champion, hive scum are downhive ruffians and miscellaneous bampots who bring only a willingness to murder people at next to no cost.
Spotted loitering around some seedy underhive drinking den and “convinced” by a combination of threats, casual violence and false promises to join my gangers as a pack-serf, part-time bullet catcher and potential future meal, we have this scrawny beastman.
Alongside him I recently stumbled on these two gathering dust in the bottom of another box of old models and decided to try resurrecting them. Exactly what project I built them for is long lost to the mists of time now and they’re definitely the products of a less honed hobbyist than I am now, but I’d argue that they’re not entirely without their qualities.
The one on the left will probably just get broken up for bits but I’m rather fond of the one on the right (mostly as a result of misplaced nostalgia I’m sure) so expect to see him again soon enjoying a new life as a lowlife thug (following a few judicious modifications and a quick rebasing).