The Irondogs – Part 15

A couple of weeks ago I showed a group of work-in-progress Goliath gangers and, eschewing my usual habit of sitting on them like Smaug for months, I then battered on and got one of the forge-born painted up in short order. Here’s Varski, the first of the Irondog’s next generation.

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I do have a bunch of other models on the go that I’d like to keep my focus on and get finished, but I’m quite excited about all things Goliath at the moment so expect to see a few more recruits making their way into the ranks sooner or later. After all, given some of the threats currently moving in on their turf Korak and the boys are going to need all the help they can get!

27 responses to “The Irondogs – Part 15

  • davekay

    Nice work, I hadn’t realised how much detail is on that backpack before!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! They really are incredibly detailed, there’s a lot more to them than I’d realised to begin with as well. I must admit I’m no fan of GW’s new thing for showing small images of miniatures in rotating group-shots rather than a single large rotatable image in the way they used to. I assume that there’s not been a significant drop in the quality of work produced by ‘eavy Metal that they’re trying to cover up so I don’t really know why they’d do it, but it certainly makes it much harder to get a good look at a model before you buy it (case in point I thought the new AoS Chaos Knights looked a bit rubbish until I started seeing close-ups of other people’s models – turns out they’re absolutely cracking but GW really undersold them by not showing decent images).

      • davekay

        Agreed on the chaos knights, those models are great but not necessarily showcased well. I’ve been looking at my model allowance and the new start collecting box for the warriors and knights!

      • Wudugast

        Same! I’m trying to paint what I’ve got and not get drawn into too many new projects at the moment but I’m really tempted by that Start Collecting box, there’s not a single duff model in it. What’s more it + my warcry collection + my old warriors of chaos from an unfinished WHFB army = exactly 2000 points of Slaves to Darkness. I feel like the Dark Gods are dropping me a hint there!

  • imperialrebelork

    Brilliant. I feel there should be at least a little splattering of blood on the circular blade though hehe.

  • plessiez

    Nice, do they come with those cool welding masks?

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Very nice ane delighted to know more are going to be on the way.

  • heresyofus

    Nice. I really like the backpack. Looks like the kit has some useful bits in it.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah, it’s packed with handy bits – as I hoped Necromunda is continuing to be a real boom for anyone wanting to kitbash grubby Inq28 types 🙂

  • maenoferren22

    Looking good. I wouldn’t want to argue with him.

  • Pete S/ SP

    Great figure- lookingn to pick some up myself.



    • Wudugast

      Thanks Pete 🙂 You branching out into House Goliath then? Thought you were firmly sworn to Van Saar?

      • Pete S/ SP

        I am. Just nice to have a second gang if I ever want a game at home.



      • Wudugast

        That’s good thinking. I’m not one to talk, I’ve signed up with every gang they’ve released so far and I suspect the pattern will continue as and when they release any more…

        Goliaths are a good pick too, nice and different to the Van Saar (both in terms of play style and to paint), should make for a nice change of pace.

  • heretic30k

    Really nice looking work – I really do need to find the time get around to finishing some Necromunda figures. If lockdown lasts much longer I might actually make some progress on them 🤣

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Aye, this virus is pretty dreadful but it’s doing wonders for getting things painted. I reckon most people are praying for lockdown to end whereas hobbyists are thinking “no rush, spin this out for another six months if you want, I could get another army done!”

  • Mark A. Morin

    Nice to see this guy painted up – and so well. I’m actually glad he does not have blood on the blade (sorry IRO) – just shows a man who cares for his tools!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Yes, that’s very much how I see it. Some Khorne-worshipping barbarian might leave their weapons all bloody and not care but that’s not how these guys think. Yes, mid-battle it’s going to be covered in gore but afterwards they’ll clean it and fix it, they’re workmen first and foremost and these tools are their lives.

  • Janice Duke

    Am I correct in thinking that’s a female Goliath? I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before. Really like the big saw and I agree that leaving off the blood splatter was probably a good idea.

    • Wudugast

      It is indeed – although she’s quite subtle, which I like. No boob armour and battle heels for her! The background says that there aren’t as many female goliaths, although there are more and more over time as the house grows away from their roots as vat-born slaves, so it’s nice that we have models for them now. It would be good if we had some female Orlock models too – that’s something a lot of people have been asking for for a long time so hopefully when they get their update later in the summer GW will have done something to rectify that.

      Yup, the court of public opinion seems to have agreed on “no blood splatter”, even though I do like adding it here and there any effect that’s overused ends up losing its impact. Plus I’m pretty sure that the only way to accurately replicate how someone would look after using a saw like that in battle would be to dunk the whole model in red paint and be done with it 😀

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