Necromunda is finally back! It’s one of my favourite Games Workshop games (I’m not much of a gamer, but this is probably the one I played most during my teenage years), and with it come a host of new miniatures, including new multipart Eschers. These ones here are the classic 90s Jes Goodwin sculpts, there are twenty different ones, and I painted them all. Check out the whole gang after the jump.
I painted these models back in 2012/2013. My skills have evolved since then, but I’m still very fond of the pink, purple, and yellow paint scheme. I brought some of them to Warhammer Fest 2014, and the Golden Demon team took pictures, but unfortunately, they never found their way into a magazine.
Honestly, I think I prefer the classic sculpts over the new plastic kit. I feel those high-heel boots don’t translate well to heroic scale, as they are overly large and distort the models’ proportions from some angles. I also noticed the new models have a lot of new weapon options (a not so subtle way to make you want to get the new kit) – but hopefully all the classic guns and melee weapons are still there for Eschers to use.
These Eschers were also the first time I tried an object-source lighting effect, check out the plasma and power weapons. By the way, the amount of pink hair marks the status within the gang – Juves have only a single pink strand, while Leaders’ and Heavys’ hair is completely pink.
Below is the whole gang in my display cabinet. All in all, I remember it was a really fun project and I feel the the sculpts stood the test of time.
So, old Eschers vs. new Eschers. What do you think? Where are your classic Necromuna paint jobs? Put a link in the comments section!
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They look great, I hope you get the new sculpts and try to match the same scheme. I like the old sculpts but honestly most are very 2D poses so the new should mix in well and bring some more variety to your large gang!
Those look great! I think I have 17 or 18 of them, but I know there are at least a couple that I'm missing.
Honestly, I love both. Really looking forward to the new ones for more variety and options to mix in with the older ones.
Absolutely love the old Escher gangers, some of my favourite 40k miniatures. The sad thing about my classic Necromunda paint jobs is their age – I'd love to redo them, but they're so sentimental. I think I even shamelessly stole my Escher scheme repaint from one of you guys here…
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They look lovely, I'm always a sucker for pink models. I may have to borrow this scheme when I get the new sculpts. I like the new ones and the old ones!