The Irondogs – Part 8

A lone Goliath walks into Ironhouse and calls for the sanctuary of his House-brothers. Calling himself Kutter he tells a tale of his gang’s extermination in the badlands beyond the hive after they crossed paths with a colony of ash-crust miners. Although some of his claims, such as that the miners were sheltering weird three-armed mutants and that some of his gang-mates fell under a hypnotic spell and allowed themselves to be lead away into the ruins as docile as servo-grox, sound far-fetched the Irondogs know they can ill afford to turn away any help willingly offered. The strange warrior is soon inducted into their ranks and Korak turns his brooding gaze to the wastes beyond his walls and the threats that lurk therein.

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I wasn’t entirely sure about Kutter at first, and he’s been through various iterations before reaching this point, but I have to say I’m rather pleased with him now. He’s ended up with a slightly different profile to the rest of the gang, hence my decision to make him an outsider, but I think he still works. As usual however I’m open to any feedback you have.

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17 responses to “The Irondogs – Part 8

  • James

    Brilliant which parts did you use

  • Alex

    Yeah, he’s really nice mate – nice choice of bits. I wouldn’t want to hit anything with that axe though – the reverberations through that metal handle would be brutal! πŸ˜‰

    • Wudugast

      Thanks mate πŸ™‚ Yeah, he’s not going to have a tooth left in his jaw is he. Mind you that’s probably how a Goliath knows something is good. It hurts the enemy and I have to be tough just to tolerate using it? Winner!

  • theimperfectmodeller

    A very cool looking figure along with a very nice paint job.

  • Pete S/ SP

    Can’t beat a giant axe- great work.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Alexis West

    Looks good! He’s got a bit more of a Chaos Marauder look than classic Goliath, yeah, but the chest plate and stimm tubes and such still tie him in nicely to the House aesthetic. I like that axe much better than the one that comes in the Goliath set, in particular.

    I do have to say, tho, the start of your post there sounds like the lead-in to some kind of joke. Now I kind of want to start coming up with in-world Necromundan jokes. “An Orlock, a Cawdor, and a Van Saar walk in to a bar…” πŸ˜‰

    Also, the mention of Korak’s “brooding gaze” makes me think of Conan, which is a pretty good association to have for your leader.

    • Wudugast

      You know, I may have had Conan in mind when I wrote that line πŸ˜‰

      Hadn’t spotted the lead in to a joke but now I can’t unsee it! πŸ˜€ Kind of makes me want to think of a punchline now!

      Not sure yet if this guy will remain a unique member of the gang or if at some point we’ll end up rescuing a few of his captured gangmates, in which case I’d make them in a similar style. The marauder elements actually came from his background, as an outlander I wanted him to look a bit more feral than the “civilised” Goliaths that live in the hive.

  • Mikko

    Works wonderfully, love the post-apocalyptic feel and the silly-big axe fits in well with the Goliath aesthetic.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you πŸ™‚ There’s a real post-apocalyptic vibe to Necromunda, especially when you start to consider life outside the hives, and I really wanted to bring it out here. Plus nothing says “Goliath” like wielding a weapon too big for anyone else to even lift!

  • Faust

    Nice one! That mask is great. It’s weird though, he looks like an old miniature, but then I notice that almost all his parts are from new Goliaths. Wonder why I get that impression, seems to be the pose and the head. Will be interesting to see what he looks like, lined up beside the rest of the gang.

    • Wudugast

      I think it’s the pose (this actually struck me whilst I was working on him). In the old days, when lots of models were cast as just one or two pieces, they tended to be sculpted in a single plane, as opposed to nowadays when models tend to have a more three-dimensional pose.

      I think he fits in well with the others though, one of the good things about the Necromunda sprues being two sets of five bodies means there’s always someone standing in a similar way so you don’t end up with oddities like a whole squad running and one lazy dude standing at the back, or equally a whole squad standing apart from the one enthusiastic guy who’s launching himself through the air. I’ve got a couple more Goliaths on the painting desk so once they’re done I’ll try to line up a group shot and you can decide if he fits in with the other lads.

  • Azazel

    Nice work as always. I really like the use of alternative parts that you’ve chosen. Luckily I have some Marauder Horsemen these days, ripe for such a picking!

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