The Oathbones – Part 3

I’ve got quite a horde of Cawdor gangers built up now, and really I ought to be cracking on with painting them, rather than continuing to build more. However that sounds far too much like common sense and moderation to me, especially when I have a holy crusade to launch with which to purge the hive of the sinful, the faithless and the filthy muties.

The release of the Sisters of Battle Arco-flagellants has given me all kinds of ideas for new additions to the gang, not to mention the host of fanatical lunatics that I plan to unleash in their wake. So far I’ve just dipped my toe into the uses I can get from the kit, starting with a few headswaps, and although it’s desperately fiddly I think there’s a lot of potential to be explored here.

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For the next little while I’m going to keep my focus on Warcry but these have fired my enthusiasm for my little cult again so I’ll look to get back to them soon (and who knows,  perhaps I’ll even get some more of them painted!)

29 responses to “The Oathbones – Part 3

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Good to see more goodies are on the way! 😊

  • Plessiez

    The Cawdor really are such jolly good figures. So fun to make bonkers religious cults with and so Grimdark.

  • plessiez

    The Cawdor really are such jolly good figures. So fun to make bonkers religious cults with and so Grimdark.

    • Wudugast

      They really are aren’t they. I think they might be my joint-favourite Necromunda gang, alongside the Goliaths. I keep thinking of crazy fanatics I can make with them, I’ll probably end up with enough for a full Crusade in the end!

  • Alex

    Excellent – looking forward to seeing this gang take shape!

  • imperialrebelork

    Sometimes I think wow wudu is so disciplined and then you post this haha. It’s so comforting to know I’m not the only one who cannot stick to one project completely. I call it the shotgun approach haha. Great looking models mate. When you say horde, how many are we talking. I’ll never forget painting some skellies a while back and Alex said a horde is 100 or more haha. Cheeky bugger. It kind of stuck with me though.

    • Wudugast

      Oh mate, if I’ve given you the impression that I’m remotely disciplined then I don’t know how I’ve managed it – I can assure you I’m anything but! My problem in the past has been attacking projects piecemeal and just painting whatever I feel like, which is great in as much as enjoying myself goes but leaves me with lots of half-finished projects (and half-finished miniatures). So if I seem disciplined it’s just because I have to force myself to concentrate and see projects through rather than going “all shotgun, all the time”.

      Oh that Alex eh! Well the only time I can think of that a horde was technically defined in a GW game it was WHFB 8th edition, and the number required was 40. Personally I would say a horde has to contain (at the very least) a metric fuck-ton of models, but the actual number can vary. In my book it just has to be a lot compared to what the average number in a collection or army would be. So if I painted a dozen stonehorns, when the average ogres collection only contains one or two, I’d be justified in calling it a horde – whereas a similar number of clanrats or night goblins wouldn’t be a horde in anyone’s book. Anyway, that’s my semi-serious answer – I reckon I must have made 20-odd Cawdor by now and I’m pretty sure I’ve got it in me to make 20 more, and given that in Necromunda a gang of 12 is unusually large I’m nailing my colours to the mast and calling it a horde!

    • Ann

      Is there really such an animal as a Disciplined Miniature Painter when it comes to their own pile of plastic? I can see discipline in people taking commissions, but even then I wonder if they are usually anything like the old saw about the dentist’s kids having the worst teeth in school, and the contractor’s house being the most run down on the block? 🙂

      • imperialrebelork

        Haha well I’m a gardener but my own garden is nice 😊😉

      • Ann

        I was going to say something about you being the exception that proves the rule, but I realized I’m not even sure what that actually means, even though I’ve heard it a lot, so instead I’m going to say, Well done, sir! I’m sure the flowers, vegetables and your neighbors, who don’t have to look at a weedy, overgrown garden (assuming you have neighbors?) thank you! 🙂

      • Faust

        Actually, that pretty much described me for awhile. I never started another project until I finished one. I’m not sure where/when that changed. But now I’m seeing more and more half painted minis, which is irksome. A lot of them I’ll just paint part of it, then go “meh” and stick it in a drawer. I’m sure some of you are saying “Welcome to the Family!”. Now I know why all these challenges are so damned popular. It used to be “You want me to paint my mini? Umm, okay, whatever”.

      • Ann

        Instead of “Welcome to the Family,” how about “Welcome to the Dark Side,” and “Let the lust for fresh, new unpainted plastic flow through you. Yes, that’s it young one!”? 🙂

  • Pete S/ SP

    Nice little conversion- can just imagine him sulking rounf the hive.



  • Wyrhta d'Voiyd

    I remind you two words from the past, Wudugast: Frateris Militia… Think about it. We have an incredible range of plastic Sisters now. 😉

    • Wudugast

      Oh I keep thinking about it! 😀 My sensible, achievable plan is to raid the Sisters range for bits for my Cawdor (some of those Repentia heads will look the business I reckon). I’ve also got a plan to get a Penitent Engine (because I’ve always wanted one, for one thing) and kitbash it a little to make a Cawdor themed, counts-as Ambot.
      However my crazy plan is to just keep making Cawdor until I have enough for a crusade of filthy Imperial fanatics, with a little core of Sisters to lead it. I don’t imagine it would ever see a table-top, or what I would play it as if I did, but it would look downright amazing I reckon!

  • patmcf

    Nice work matey ,But I must say I just love the Scottish joke you put through to TIM’s the other day !

  • Azazel

    Awesome kitbashes here mate. You’ve reminded me how close my old-school Cawdor are to being completed as well. Well, a goodly chunk of them at least!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Another easy win to tackle then? I’m always on the look out for projects I can complete or targets I can make without much effort, it takes another bite out of the pile and it feels good to get things finished – to me it feels better to have 1 project completed than 5 projects half-way.

  • Azazel

    Well, I’ve got three of them close to done on the desk, though I let Marouda pick three models for me to finish next, and while one of them is a cultists, the cawdor didn’t make the cut. This time..

  • Faust

    Nice work! I really like #2 with the axe and Grenade (Molotov cocktail?). I’m way behind reading, so will see if you got these all painted up already. Would be a delight!

    • Wudugast

      Alas, these are still in the “to paint” pile. Soon though – I really want to get my teeth into the Cawdor, they’ve been waiting for attention for far longer than I planned.

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