The Oathbones – Part 9

These will be the last two Cawdor gangers for the moment, there’s only so many yellow robes a man can paint after all! They won’t be the last Cawdor ever by any means however, I still have a fair number to tackle but for the moment I’m going to move on to something else before they become a chore.

First of all we have Basset, a straightforward ganger with a rusty knife and a pistol. His weapons come from the Forgeworld upgrade set and the mask from one of the Thorns of the Briar Queen from Warhammer Underworlds.

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Secondly we have his gang-mate Eadwyg, here to bring the Emperor’s fiery wrath to the non-believers. His mask comes from the Nighthaunt Bladegheist Revenants and although it was a little bit fiddly getting it to fit I think it was well worth the effort.

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It struck me whilst I was working on him what an incredibly versatile kit this really is. Here’s Eadwyg alongside all the other gangers I’ve made from the same base body. At first glance I don’t think it’s obvious that they’re all based around the same figure.

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Finally, before the gang heads out to shake up the streets of the Underhive with their faith, here’s a groupshot. Ironhouse won’t know what hit it!

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I’m not sure what I’ll tackle next or when I’ll return to the Underhive (although that probably won’t take long!). I have a few random odds and ends lurking on the painting desk so I’ll probably take a look at them first then see where my fancy takes me.

20 responses to “The Oathbones – Part 9

  • davekay

    It’s been a great series, and the like the shot of the gang all together!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I always enjoy a group shot myself (although they can be a real pain to set up sometimes so it’s always nice to hear other people like them too). There’s still plenty more I’d like to tackle so I’ll come back to them sooner or later 🙂

  • Jenn

    They look really good together.
    I am especially impressed by the masks these two have, they really make them look unique.
    Keep up the great work and looking forward to seeing what you tackle next.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I’ve been really enjoying finding unique masks for every ganger, I want to avoid repeated faces if I can help it. As soon as I saw the Thorns of the Briar Queen I thought “That guy is going to be a Cawdor” so I’m really glad he turned out looking as good as I’d hoped.

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Very nice indeed and amazing to see how the figure can be made to look very different as a result of your conversion changes whilst using the same core. Has been a great series but fully understand the need to move on even it is only temporary!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I’ve enjoyed this project and I’m keen to come back to them but now’s the time to quit whilst I’m still having fun 🙂 As I’m sure you’ve noticed I have a bit of an obsession with avoiding clones in my collection, I enjoy the challenge of making every figure different as much as I dislike seeing duplicate models. It helps to make each one into a personality too, and especially in a rag-tag band like the Cawdor you shouldn’t see too much uniformity.

  • Alex

    Excellent mate, and nice job on those masks – well worth the effort I’d say!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers dude! I’m having fun finding masked faces I can use for the Cawdor, as long as I can keep finding masks I reckon I’ll keep making gangers. Between the Nighthaunt and the Sisters of Battle I’ve got enough to keep me going for a while anyway. 🙂

  • Pete S/ SP

    Those look really good- the alternate heads fit in really nicely with the whole Cawdor vibe.



  • Azazel

    Damn. Nice work. I really like the mask-face repurposing on these guys as well.

  • Kuribo

    Excellent conversions and that is a really awesome looking gang. Its always nice to hit milestones with any project as well. I look forward to seeing what you tackle next but I will also be glad to see more Necromunda minis in the future!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I’m really pleased with the way thing gang has turned out, I’ve got them looking the way I hoped before I started so I’ll take that as a win. 🙂 And fear not, I have more Necromunda in the painting queue than anything else, so even if I’m not back to the Cawdor straight away there’s bound to be something for the underhive soon!

      • Kuribo

        I look forward to it as the Necrounda posts are always really inspirational. Your site is chockful of it for someone wanting to learn more about converting. I may have referenced it a bit in my sabbatical the past month 🙂

  • imperialrebelork

    So cool man. You did well with the nighthaunt mask. Funny how much effort we put into tiny, tiny bits of plastic isn’t it hehe. Great fun though.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers dude! Yeah, it’s often the smallest, fiddliest details that really make a piece work or convey the key element that we want to make use of – but damn, why are they always so bloody small! Having hands like clumsy shovels probably doesn’t help mind… 🙂

      • imperialrebelork

        Haha I’m surprised my big stupid hands are able to do such delicate work too. I remember at trade school I did textiles for three months and lost my mind every time I had to thread a needle.

  • mcmattila

    Wow, you were on a roll with the Cawdor! The speed you were churning out quality paint and conversion work is as impressive as ever! And as others have said, really cool head/face swaps, I especially like the Thorns ones.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I think I just built up a head of steam on them, I’d been planning them for ages but not getting around to doing anything about it and finally the moment arrived, the enthusiasm was there to be tapped and off I went 🙂 The Thorns of the Briar Queen set is unusual, I very rarely buy a kit just for the bits but this was one of them – as soon as I saw it I wanted the heads for Cawdor. I’ll find a home for the rest of the ghosts sooner or later though.

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