The Irondogs – Part 7

Everything’s better with a friend right – and what better friend for a Goliath boss to have than one who values brotherhood and loyalty and isn’t just gunning for your job? Ugly Gabe is the heart and soul of the Irondog’s gang, the cool head that keeps the rash and the violent from biting off more than they can chew in one go. He hauled his boss Korak from under the rubble at the Feast of Khorg, convinced “Bloodbath” Bosrak out of the fighting pits and back onto the streets and helps the juves find their courage when the going gets tough.

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There’s still plenty more Goliaths to paint but getting Gabe finished means the central triumvirate of characters are all ready for action. I’d like to get a few more of the lads finished up soon so my partner and I can get some more games in, but I’m also needing to work on some adversaries for them so expect things to be Underhive dominated around here for the next little while.

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34 responses to “The Irondogs – Part 7

  • imperialrebelork

    He’s a brute mate. Where’s the head from? I’d like to see you give one of the Iron Dogs a full on Mohawk, maybe make use of the Escher hair. That’d be cool. Loving this series mate.

  • Alex

    Excellent mate, great choice of noggin! That 5 o’clock shadow is spot on 🙂

  • Faust

    Yea, I agree with IRO. Great head swap, like it much better than the stock one. Works really well with that weapon too. I’m jealous, hehe! So, you got to tell us where it came from now. Hmm…is it too late to decapitate my gangers… 😉

    • Wudugast

      Cheers man 🙂 The head’s from the Khorne Wrathmongers (released near the end of WHFB). Like the (now discontinued) Chaos Forsaken it’s a goldmine for cool bits but the stock models are pretty terrible so it often gets overlooked (which is a shame as I reckon it’s a real hidden gem for convertors).

      • Faust

        Just looked them up and looks like there are some bits there that I could use later on. That’s a great find and smart looking conversion on your part! 😃

  • castigatoruk

    Mean and moody, just like a Goliath champion should be, great work!
    As someone who who thinks ‘Munda is the Mutt’s Nuts I’m happy to hear you’ll be focusing your attention on it for a while 😀

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I’m in full agreement, ‘Munda is without doubt the terrier’s testicles and the pug’s privates rolled into one. Expect to see plenty more over the next little while (assuming I actually get the finger out and get on with it that is!)

  • heresyofus

    He’s a grumpy looking bastard that’s for sure! Great character mate.

    • Wudugast

      Thanks mate, it really is an expressive face isn’t it? Actually the fact that he looks so grumpy is what makes me imagine him as the nice guy of the gang. In any other social group the grumpy guy is the last one you’d want to hang out with but when your only other options are a bunch of kill-mad psychos it really doesn’t seem so bad!

      On a totally different note, the models arrived safe and sound. The rats look great, I can tell I’m going to have fun with them. I know I may not speak for a broad audience here but more skull-headed wildlife or gothic livestock is always welcome 🙂

  • Games Scholar

    I like that he’s just basically a nice dude! A brutally violent nice dude with the body structure of a steroid enhanced boar, but still, a nice dude who wants to see his friends do well.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! You’ve summed him up perfectly there I think. I was struck by the way that space marines, cut off from the things that define normal human lives, become obsessed with brotherhood and I reckon a goliath might not be too different. They might not have a lot to look forward to in life but at least by fighting their mates can live on, and for a realistic Goliath, who knows he’s never going to make it to the Spire, that might be enough.

  • Alexis West

    Nice! Honestly, he’s the first Goliath I’ve ever seen who gives off the vibe that I’d probably enjoy having a beer and maybe shooting a round of pool or something with. Nothing like a good solid reliable second in command.

    • Wudugast

      That’s him in a nutshell. I wanted him to be the relatable, friendly face of the psychotic meat-heads and if you think he looks like you could have a beer with him, whilst still thinking he looks like a Goliath, then I’ve done what I hoped 🙂

  • Pete S/ SP

    Superb work- the headswap makes him- right down to the broken nose.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Azazel

    Very cool. The headswap adds a lot of character and individuality to him, and it makes more sense that not all Goliaths would have those gigantic mohawks, anyway!

  • merzbeauxRyan

    Just out of curiosity, did you run into any difficulty getting the chestplate to fit that particular body? I’m working on my first box of Goliath now and for whatever reason, any chest but the elaborate “leader” one (with the flipped-down respirator; the one you’ve used on Korak) doesn’t fit properly onto the leader’s body, leaving a noticeable gap around the top.

    • Wudugast

      No, so far I’ve found that every chestplate fits every torso (unless of course I’ve been very lucky, but I’ve assembled quite a few now and always just used whatever plate took my fancy). One thing I have noticed is that the way the piece attaches to the sprue by the end of the straps sometimes means a tiny bit of plastic is left sticking out when you cut it off the sprue. This needs to be smoothed down otherwise it causes the whole plate to stand proud, but it’s so small it’s easy to miss. Could that be the trouble? Sorry I can’t be more help.

      • merzbeaux

        No worries at all, thanks for taking a look! It’s odd- I’ve run into one other person on Reddit who encountered the same issue, but by and large people haven’t noticed it in their kits. I’ve made sure the sprue attachment points are cleaned flush with the surrounding plastic. Dry-fitting the chest plates, it feels like the bottom edge of the torso cavity isn’t shaped quite right, causing a gap around the top edge and sides, or that the chest is just a bit too deep for “standard” chestplates. I put together a comparison here:
        https://imgur.com/a/p74bm44

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