It Takes A Village – Part 4

Now don’t get over-excited, I’ve not managed to convert and paint up even more 40k civilians over the last few days (although I do have a few WIPs waiting for paint, and more ideas than I can shake a servo-skull at knocking around inside my brain and demanding attention). However when I went to pack away the latest additions, the butcher and the lady of purchasable affections, I realised that I’ve managed to complete a fair number of them now. Maybe not enough for a village quite yet, and certainly not the entire population of Hive City, but perhaps enough for an underhive holestead and certainly enough to justify a group shot (I know it looks tiny but give it a click and you’ll get a proper view).

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As we hurtled wildly towards the end of 2020 life beyond our hobby is keeping me busy enough that I suspect I won’t manage many more posts before the New Year. That said I do have some Blood Bowl players near to completion so all being well you should at least see those pop up in the next few days.


22 responses to “It Takes A Village – Part 4

  • Argentbadger

    That’s great! I do love a good civilian model though I think that I have not painted one in decades. I hope that you get to play a game soon and take a few pictures of them avoiding being shot by gangers.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! 🙂 I’ve got my fingers crossed for a game at some point, I’ve not managed to play much lately (real life man!) but I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to roll some dice over Christmas.

  • imperialrebelork

    Very cool man. I think you’ve inspired me to build/add a whole bunch of civvies to my HellGate project 👌🏼

    • Wudugast

      Thanks man 🙂 Yes, you should definitely do that, it’s a really interesting way to look at a setting. Ok, so we know what the local soldiers/thugs/etc, and even things like priests and doctors look like, but what about the baker, the hairdresser, the guy who sweeps the street? I’m looking forward to being inspired by what you think up.

  • Pete S/ SP

    Very nice- be good to have populating the edges of the board during a gang fight or else scurry to cover if they get caught in the crossfire.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I’d like to try them out in that scenario (was it called something like Downtown Dust-up? I don’t have my books handy to check but I’m sure it was something like that) in which the gangs start fighting in the middle of a settlement and, based on a dice roll, each civilian will either go running for cover or start shooting back. I must admit I’m curious to know which of these characters would take to their heels and which would grab a gun and start wasting pesky gangers!

      • Pete S/ SP

        That sounds a fun scenario to play- I’ll suggest it to the guys when the club opens back up. A new table has been worked on during lockdown and it looks amazing- can’t wait until we can get down there.

        Cheers,

        Pete.

      • Wudugast

        Just looked it up, it is called Downtown Dust-Up, you can find it on page 164 of the main rulebook. I always love seeing a nice bit of Necromunda terrain, working on a new table sounds like a good way for a club to spend lockdown. We’re going to need to see a showcase of the finished piece when it’s finished and you’re able to get down to the club again. 🙂

  • theimperfectmodeller

    I do like civilian figures, they make a nice change from all things military. I love all your work but this Underhive stuff particularly appeals to me I must say.

    • Wudugast

      Thanks very much mate 🙂 I know what you mean about civilians, it’s nice to see something other than toy soldiers once in a while. I think the Underhive stuff is amongst my favourite things to work on as well, I’ve got a lot more I’d like to tackle in the new year.

  • Kuribo

    This is a great looking group of minis. I really like seeing them all together and I’d have to say they bring life to any Necromunda game too!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! That’s really the effect I’m after, the cities of Necromunda are supposed to be grossly overpopulated, so for me a few civilians are as important to bringing the setting to life as the buildings and gangers.

  • Mark A. Morin

    You sir, among others here, make our hobby cool.

  • Page Benway

    For 2021 I am planning on trying to support smaller miniature shops like Hasslefree and Statuesque Miniatures with some purchases for traders, factotum workers, etc. I should also be able to use oddly posed warcry and blood bowl minis for civilians. Two a month and there will be a nice little mob to rally against further water rationing or flee the occasional sump spider invasion.

    • Wudugast

      That’s a good idea, the way things are going smaller companies are really going to need our support over the next little while. Two a month is very achievable too, and will give you a really decent collection by the end of the year. I painted a Skaven army for WHFB the same way.

  • daggerandbrush

    Lovely collection of oddball denizens. Love those weird looking skull cats/rats. Great colour palette, too. All a bit decayed and degenrate, just as it should be.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! 🙂 The skull-faced rats were from Heresy of Us, although last I heard he wasn’t making them anymore.

      • daggerandbrush

        Thanks! A pity, would have worked well as a filler for Undead. Now I wonder if skeletal rats are a thing.

      • Wudugast

        They must be – I’m picturing the Death of Rats from Discworld. You’ve got me thinking though, surely wildlife and livestock is just as easy for a necromancer to raise as people. Once you’re dead and your will is bound entirely to that of an evil wizard it doesn’t really matter what your abilities in life were. We know that the vampires of Sylvania in WHFB raised undead wolves and you see plenty of undead horse so why not bears, bulls and anything else that could be used as a battering ram when attacking a hastily fortified settlement? Food for thought there.

        As for the rats you could do something similar with the giant rats from the Skaven packmaster/rat ogre kit, chop off their heads, add some skulls and do a bit of greenstuff work and you’re golden.

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