I’ve finished the first five models of my Goliath gang! Skardreg’s Stimmers are ready to cave some skulls in. Find out more about the models and how I came up with the paint scheme – after the jump.

The mighty Skardreg himself, and his champion Thornax. As you can see, I made good use of Forge World’s upgrade kit. Unfortunately, the cast of the heavy stubber is a bit skewed, unfortunately, I only noticed it when it was too late. Nevermind, it’s only noticeable from certain angles. The piece of rubble Skardreg is standing on comes from the current Space Marine Assault Squad kit, I cut it down slightly and painted it in the same dark petrol paint scheme as my Ryza pattern ruins and Necromunda cardboard bulkheads.

The paint scheme is an inversion of the classic Goliath paint scheme of black pants and red armour – I went for red pants and metallic black armour instead. I used Leadbelcher for priming, then washed all the metal with a mix of Nuln Oil Gloss and Army Painter Dark Tone Ink, then with Agrax Earthshade Gloss, and finished the metal parts with a drybrush of Vallejo Mecha Color Light Steel. This meant I could finish a good part of the models very efficiently, so I could put more time into the details. I had a test model on my shelf for a couple of months because I wasn’t completely happy, the models were just too dark. Thanks to Garfy’s input I choose a medium red (Mephiston Red) as the base colour for the pants, which makes for a much well-rounded paint scheme in my opinion.

Contrast paints came in very handy for the mohawks, I also used a coat of Gore-grunta Fur over Leadbelcher for the copper details. In case you’re wondering how I added the names to the bases, I printed the outlines of the type on transparent decal paper, painted the trim of the base in dark grey first, then applied the self-made decal and, once sealed, painted over with black to blend it in. If you don’t have the means to design transfers yourself, look for Scumb4g Kustoms on facebook, they’ll offer ready-to-use name transfer sheets, even with custom names.

As you can see, I didn’t use the new Necromunda bases but made some generic grey Asphalt bases that should fit my Sector Munitorum Kill Team board better (and should also be a good match for the new 40k Manufactorum battlezone board). The bullet shells are from Anvil Industries.

Having five models painted, I’ll take a short break and think about what to add next to the gang. More gangers are a given, maybe even some classic metal Goliath juves to mix in? I want to keep the models as compatible to classic Necromunda as possible, but then the new giant Stimmer model is just way to cool… let’s see, watch this space 🙂

How do you like my Goliath paint scheme? Sound off in the comments!

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