I think I've now been working on my Brat gang for over six years. At least that's what my old photos indicate! Funnily enough I've only ever played a handful of games with them, so it's high time they got an extended run on the tabletop. With a new Necromunda campaign kicking off in early September, I decided to get the Brats game-ready.
I'll be using the Brats as an Escher gang - they're a close fit stylistically and in terms of gear. After reviewing my existing models, I established a dearth of standard rifle fighters. I had plenty of combat fighters, and a pretty decent selection of special weapons, but not much in the way of a solid firebase!
The three figures above are ones that I started working on in 2013 and never got around to completing. Happily they'd just sat in a case over the last six years and were just waiting for the right opportunity!
Masque Max is one of the original armless Jes Goodwin Brat sculpts. Aside from a pair of Victoria Miniatures arms and a repair to his mask's flattened nose, he's a straight up paint job in my now preferred Brat gang colours of jade green and white (with pink, orange and gold accents!).
Ultra Rox carries a suspiciously sleek lasgun - in fact it's taken from a two-part plastic monopose Eldar guardian from the early 1990s. The figure is based on one of the duellists from the short-lived Empire Citizens range in the early 2000s that I wish I'd bought more of. I added some holstered pistols and sculpted the gloves and whacky hairstyle.
Durran Dan was converted back in 2013. I suspect the greenstuff work would be better now, but it's certainly passable for a low-level gang fighter. The figure was based on a Confrontation bounty hunter, with some work to his tunic and shorts and more Victoria Miniatures arms. I think the dog was from Farmer Maggot (the hobbit set). The lead was certainly a strip of greenstuff.
I suspect I should have painted his dog in a more exotic colour scheme, but I quite like the fact that he seems a little meaner and no-nonsense compared to some of his gang mates.
Overall, I blasted through this trio to get them table ready. I think I could go back and add some extra highlights here and there - perhaps I will. But for now they're good to go.
I think I have another three Brats to paint and then I can call them finished, in so far as any project is ever truly finished!