Saturday, 21 August 2021

Necromunda: Goliaths

Last year I was on a fantasy roll; this year the science fiction bug has bitten. I was quite looking forward to Stargrave, but have become distracted by the very nice new third edition of Five Parsecs from Home. Which is the roundabout way I got inspired to finally slapping paint on these Goliaths.

I picked up a few cheap preassembled gangs when Necromunda got re-released a few years ago. I didn’t really love them- I’m not a huge fan of the sculpted bases, and getting them second-hand meant I wasn’t as invested as if I had built them myself. And the weapon choices aren’t the ones I would have made. So I put off painting them, which is a shame as they are lovely sculpts.

The skin is just one pass of Contrast Guilliman Flesh, then white for teeth. That’s it! I used Vallejo spray white as undercoat.

I tried a new basing technique, but I haven't quite got the effect I was going for.

I don’t even know what some of these weapons are… but I really love the ridiculous oversized revolvers.

Here's a bonus; an old photo of my 1995 plastic Goliaths. I can't remember what happened to them.

Goliaths are a pretty one-note faction, but they make great antagonists. I haven't come up with a gang name yet; suggestions welcomed.

Skull-o-meter™: 18


  1. Great looking painting. Count me in on the list of 'used to have a Goliath gang' as all my Necro stuff was sold off a 'few' years ago. They should port well into either the rules sets you've mentioned.

    1. I’m really keen to get into Five Parsecs; watch this space!

  2. Excellent stuff JB! The yellow armour, hazard stripes and green spot colours really makes them pop!

    I'm just finishing off an Enforcer gang now (in Dredd styled colours) and have a Goliath gang grumbling in the corner for attention too. I'm back in Quarantine again as of today so they will give me a good focus for the next 2 weeks.

    Hope you are well mate :-)

    1. All good here. At least there’s a silver lining to quarantine! I’m looking at some 3D printed judges myself… keen to see yours.

    2. They are in the final stages now so should be able to send you some pics by the end of the week!

  3. Quite the force for Stargrave.... :-)
    Great paint job, thinking I might need some of these myself.