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: it contains a huge number of low-tech weapons like autoguns and shotguns, and 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 factory worker
A water seller
The water seller's unhappy customer
The pay-mistress (I'm really please how well a male Neophyte legs and torso looks 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.