Monday, March 14, 2016

40k Genestealer Cult - Pressing onwards!

Snuck in a little painting time over the weekend and got a little more work done on the cult - I'm finding that the models have a TON of detail compared to the waves of power armor I've been dealing with in the Heresy, which is a lot of fun but certainly means the batch painting starts to get challenging.

Got the metals in place, basic boltgun metallics on the weapons and gold on various bits of bling. To give the models a third spot color to complete the triad the various power cables got a yellow/green which sets off nicely against the purple and orange. Certainly a vibrant palette and a pleasant change from the more muted stuff I've been working on recently!

Couple close-up shots - still more work to do on all of them for sure, and I find taking some pics helps me spot all the things I still have to finish. For example, it appears I have yet to do the eyeballs on quite a few models. Doh!

Quite like the 1st and 2nd generation hybrids, just beautiful sculpts and there are definite nods to the older metal models (the less said about the old plastic Space Hulk hybrids, the better)!

I really dug that they included a pair of familars, a blast from the past for sure! Liking the mining lasers and sneaky claws on the 3rd generation hybrids as well - these models have a ton of personality!

The 4th generation hybrids are the most human-like, but still have a slight alien cast to their faces, arguably my favorite models of the set. More eyes to do and minor details here and there across the force, then it's just basing and they'll be good to go!

A couple people have asked for a pic of the cult alongside the combat cars I'd picked up a while back  - Not as big and imposing as I would hope for use as cult limousines, but not completely out of line either.

Really been enjoying working on these models, we're in the home stretch now!


  1. love, the palette, love the skin. great work overall!

  2. Looking great. Love the orange robes

  3. Very nice. I might print off a couple of photos of these for when I get 'round to mine (Summer sometime....)

    That Russian guy (?) is now doing more cars - ones without Inquisitorial regalia all over them.

  4. I thin k the consistency is really cool, it's making me debate how I will do mine as they'll end up looking a bit more disorganised due to all the differences I put in my original kitbashed cultists. Then again, that might not be a bad thing... decisions, decisions.

  5. You are still working on them? Man you are a slow painter.

    I do think the 4th generation models are my favourites for sure. Loving the spot colour on them.

  6. Get out of my head!

    That is the exact combination of colors I was thinking of using too, guess I'll have to try something else ;)

    They look fantastic mate, look forward to some close ups when you're done.

  7. Coming along nicely. I really like the green on the power hammers and cables.

    Not to add to your "to-do" pile, but did you see that Wargame Exclusive came up with a Cult Coven Limo line?

    If I were using mine for anything but the board game I'd consider it. Their entire line is cool, really.

  8. @Zab: Thanks very much, man!

    @CJ Kilbride: Cheers mate!

    @NafNaf: Thanks! Definitely wanted to break out the crazy colors for this project!

    @Zzzzzz: Cheers! I will definitely be getting more cars from them, been very pleased with the ones I have so far!

    @Dave Weston: I think your plan definitely has merit - looking forward to seeing 'em in their varied tones. It's a very cool idea!

    @Rory Priest: Haha! Totally, I'm slipping in my old age. ;)

    @Sheep: Hah! It's pretty basic color theory driving the orange and green as far as it goes, I can't wait to see your take on the cult, man!

    @#2501: Thanks! I have already got a pair of the stretch anti-grav limos on order, I'm in the same boat inasmuch as they'll likely never get used but man I wanna paint 'em! :)

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

  9. DAmn these are some sexi Gene-cultists.

    Those 4th Gen are my favs of the bunch as well.

    Glad you are painting them up. Means I don't have to buy a set myself and therefore can live vicariously through you.

  10. These are wonderful. Can you take a dedicated transport with them in 40k? I haven't actually read the rules as I'm desperately trying not to get drawn in.

  11. @Dai: Haha! Thanks very much, man!

    @Riot Ville: Thanks! They've been fun to paint, but boy is there ever a ton of detail on 'em!

    @Monkeychucka: I appreciate it! As I understand it, no - however in a friendly game I'm sure most people wouldn't object to a limo using the Rhino rules or the like to represent it!

    Cheers, everyone!

  12. Wow! This is surely the post to end all posts! Brilliant news, and hearty congratulations!

    Please don't count me in for your awesome prize, by the way: it can go to homes where it would be more treasured...

    Keep it up!

  13. Many congratualtions, 1M views is gobsmacking!