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Every year on the Oldhammer forum we have a challenge.  Paint a model on a theme decided by the community; send it off so that all the models can be photographed together, and then one person drawn at random will win the lot!  It’s always great to see them altogether at the end, and all the different ways that people interpret the theme, and all the different models they use.  It’s not a painting competition either, so monkey-bastard handed noobs like me have a chance!

This year I chose to paint a Ganger.  I was fascinated by Confrontation back in the day, and had a tech gang that I was well pleased with.  Of course, I sold all my miniatures in about 2002 and haven’t managed to replace them yet.  Looking on ebay right now,  some of them are available for under a tenner each, so maybe now is the time…  as if I don’t already have a metric fuckload of miniatures waiting to be painted….

Necromunda passed me by the first time round.  I had discovered sex, drugs, and rock and/or roll by that point, and was so desperate to be cool that I probably wouldn’t have admitted to having ever even heard of Games Workshop, not at gunpoint, not on pain of death, not to save the life of my dear old white-haired granny.   The miniatures for Necromunda seem to be pretty divisive.  The plastic Goliaths aren’t really all that, but the Orlocks are much better, and it was an Orlock that I decided to paint.

Prism is a world currently under Imperial Interdiction, but many years ago it was a productive world, home to a handful of productive hive cities, and the fortress monastery of the Rainbow Warriors chapter of Space Marines.  The Rainbow Warriors took the best of the hive gangs and turned them into Adeptus Astartes, the rest were left to fight amongst themselves for territory and power.  Pictured below is one such ganger, of the Parti-Boys gang.  This gang were later involved in the l[REDACTED BY IMPERIAL DECREE-PLEASE REPORT TO YOUR LOCAL COMMISSAR FOR RETRAINING]t.

Necromunda Orlock - Parti-boy

The Parti-Boys are one of Prism’s most feared gangs.

Necromunda Orlock - Parti-Boy behind.

The Parti-Boys were responsible for the notorious Pog Balloon Incident of 369 M37.

Necromunda Orlock Parti-Boy

The incident occurred when the Parti-Boys took revenge on the Purple Lord, by stealing his beloved pet Poggle, having it skinned, stuffed, and filled with helium, then replaced in the Lord’s apartment, all during the time it took the Lord to move his considerable bowels one morning. The Lord had the last laugh however, and over 700 members of the Parti-Boys were rounded up and kicked to death by the Lord himself, who burned out six bionic legs in the process.