Saturday, 27 June 2020

Critters and classics

Way back in the day gameswokshop printed a full game over two issues of white dwarf called confrontation. This was the fore runner to Necromunda and I am lucky enough to still have these five models.





I believe the sculpts were by a guy called Bob ollie and are really full of character.



They were originally supplied with plastic imperial guard arms and weapons.


I have updated their look with spares from my genestealer cult .


I know that somewhere in collection I have some of the original gsc sculpted buy the same guy around the same time.


This guy has the original old guard arms.


I decided to give this one a retro flak jacket in bright red just like the poor lamented squats used to wear.


Newly sighted in the hivebottoms a giant miliasaur.



And always in every dark dank corner waiting for prey the necromundan giant wolf spiders.
Some of the larger ones are more proactive hunters.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a blast from the past. It brings back images of the old White Dwarfs that had the Confrontation rules...If I close my eyes, I can actually see them! Great work Rob.

    The giant millisaur and spiders are wonderful, I've already thought of a couple of ways to incorporate them into our games....Bug Hunt being one and using them as natives for claiming unexplored territories for the other.
    Great work mate!

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  2. Thanks dude. I'm sure many gangers will lament the day they try to make a few creds doing bug extermination.

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  3. Lord Adiatun Varunn29 June 2020 at 00:23

    Beautiful miniatures ... and excellent painting!
    Lord Adiatun Varunn

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    1. Thank you I think these will make a nice little venator gang to tidy up the scum and villainy of Rockridge.

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  4. Oh my God! Is that STING?! And where did you get that giant maggot millipede dinosaur thing? It's hideous! I love it!

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    1. Gotta call him Fayed Rautha nowđź‘Ť
      The big bug is from
      WIZKIDS
      D&D Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures (Wave 7) - Carrion Crawler as are the spiders.

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    2. Apologies, I was drunk when I made that comment. But you still have call him Fayed Rautha.

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  5. Oh damn I love the old Confrontation stuff so much! These look great, and the GSC arms fit perfectly (which is helpful to know, thanks!).

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    1. Yeah I was pleased with the scale fit too. I've also found an old metal guard model by the same sculptor that has been missing arms for 30 ish years. He might just finally see paint

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  6. Also, thanks to your blog for giving me inspiration to try and get use out of these poor neglected lead casts from the past.

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  7. Classic minis! The Confrontation stuff is exactly how I see Necromunda in my mind's eye. Top job.

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  8. Agreed there is so much of the dark gritty underhive about the models and art it's still a great source of inspiration.

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