Necromunda – The Shepherd of the Ambots

A mysterious denizen of the Iron Maze, wherever he is seen wandering a herd of shambling Ambots is not far behind.

This one is a weird idea I had when the Ambots were first released. Originally I thought a man sized model, and may switch back to this, but the Techpriest Dominus was too tempting not to use. I wanted him to be a bit Mechanicus, a bit Xenos and a bit unknown.

I want to use him as an encounter of sorts, and a territory special rule. Who ever controls the Iron Maze has an opportunity to seek help, in the form of Ambots, from him or there will be a chance he appears in games fought on the territory. If you have any ideas for this i would love to hear them.

His first companion will be the ‘pack horse’ Ambot I already have…

But I will be adding at least one more box to add a couple of buddies and to make it more of a herd.

I also picked up this beastie…

I got it because it is a gorgeous model I want to paint but it’s also a good excuse to throw him into a few games, especially since theres a profile from the Warhammer Community page…

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A Month in Pictures – March 2019

55 models this month! Trippling the total so far.

I’ve been in deep with the painting this month working on a lot of commissions but also finding the time for a few of my own wee projects along the way. It’s also a month were I have tackled a variety of ranges, Harry Potter from Knight Models, Guild Ball from Steamforged, a Beholder from Wizkids and Necromunda as well as Lord of the Rings from Games Workshop.

This gives me a stiff target for next month, but I do have a job coming up that will help tremendously.

Models Painted: 55

Model Total: 75

Necromunda – The Van Saar Gang So Far

Work has progressed quite swiftly with the gang, in all aspects. I’ve got 15 built, 5 painted and the big old brute ready to go. I’ve even got a backstory in mind and a whole host of other conversions planned out, but those are posts all of their own.

Here’s a look at everything painted so far, including their very own Ambot!

I’ve really enjoyed building and painting all of this so much but it’s the converting that’s really sunk its hooks into me. I’d forgotten the joy of sifting through your bits box, lining parts up, creating something unique and special to your force. I started off with a few small additions, like the shields and long Las on my leader or the Lascannon, a simple matter of replacing the barrel and cutting down the back to fit the energy cell…

Even the ambot only featured a few bits and pieces stuck on where they looked cool, simply filing the join point to match up…

But its these wee additions that make all the difference and really helps blend something like the Ambot into your force, something also achieved with a matching paint job. I used some Eldar backpack components for the ‘antennae’ and some Tau bits for the back vanes. I chopped up and smmothed down one of the energy shield peices to add the Van Saar emblem to the shoulder guard.

I’ve got so many more ideas for models I’d like to make, not just for the Van Saar but a whole host of Underhive characters, loners and outcasts for a campaign I have planned, but I’ll tell you more about that soon. For now here’s a few more pictures of the gang…

Necromunda – Ambots Sighted!

It’s time to introduce to new additions to my Underhive collection, the new hotness on Necromunda, a pair of Luther Pattern Excavation Automata or Ambots…

I chose to make some modifications straight off the bat, to personolise them a little bit. Nothing major, just a bit of a kitbash. The first, to join my Van Saar gang, I added some antennae and some ‘fins’ to the back to enhance the bug-like look and add a technological look to it. Here’s a better look at it…

The other I wanted to create a little story for, a modified bot used by a wandering tech hunter. Used for defense but mainly for excavation, heavy lifting and of course as something of a pack horse. Now I’ll have to work on this wanderer to go with him. Here’sa closer look at this one…

It might be a while before I actually get them on the table, but they’re spurring on loads of ideas for ‘other’ models to make.