Monday, 23 October 2017

Citizens of Mancunius Dome, Part 1

This is a small project that I have been meaning to get round to all year: 40K Civilians. The Inq28 style mini campaigns we have been playing, set in an area of the Necromunda underhive we call Mancunius Dome, have been sorely missing innocent bystanders and non-combatant NPCs. So I've been looking through my old copy of the Necromunda Sourcebook for appropriately underhive styled non-combatant roles, as I want each NPC to be recognisable as having a job or role of some kind, not just a faceless nobody. Most of them were inspired by entries in  the Territory Table!

The Genestealer Neophyte Hybrids kit is currently one of my favourites available: their clothing is perfect as ubiquitous Imperial work gear. So that was a no-brainer for the torsos and legs of the first few (at least). Picking heads from my bits box was easy and they add a lot of individual character, but finding the right arms was the tricky bit as most GW kits are holding weapons of some kind. A bit of clipping removed some of them but the Empire Archers kit provided as few nice right arms with empty hands.

So here are the first half-dozen underhive inhabitants in a WIP state. I hope to have them all painted over the next few days (but some mold-lines have to be scraped first!)

A slime farmer

A factory worker

A water seller

The water seller's unhappy customer

He is appalled by the water seller's prices!

A miner

The pay-mistress (I'm really please how well a male Neophyte legs and torso can become a female civilian with the addition of a female Dark Eldar head and Empire Archer's arms.)

The pay-mistress, dishing out the day's coin to a miner.


  1. They look brilliant. Can't wait to see them finished!

    1. Thanks Riot! They are on my painting table now - hopefully you won't have to wait long...

  2. Great work! I always like stuff that shows the civilian side of 40K. I'm going to have to borrow that idea of using the Neophyte kits as the basis, they look fantastic.

    Also, the paymistress highlights very nicely something I've been saying for ages, which is that a model doesn't need a huge rack to be noticeably feminine. Especially not when wearing gear as bulky as that, where anything short of pornstar-size breasts would likely go unnoticed. Very nicely done.

    1. Thanks WestRider - yep, the Neophyte kit works perfectly as "standard Imperial work gear" so borrow away! And I completely agree about non-sexualized female characters - I've been saying it too!

      These guys are all pretty much painted now, so as soon as their bases and done and I have Purity Sealed them I'll be posting more photos. :D