Tuesday, October 25, 2016

40k Genestealer Cult - The First Curse complete!

Been a rather busy week but I have managed to sneak in a little brush time here and there and the First Curse rears its chitinous head!

There's actually a few more than 20 'stealers in the bunch, but figured I may as well paint 'em all up at once, for those times when I may want to run a couple smaller packs. Went with some yellow accents on the eyes and bases to help tie them in with the yellow to come on the hybrids, and went with the Space Hulk standard Blood Angels terminators, as the red gives a nice contrasting pop to the models. One detachment done!

In other news I sold off the Deathwatch almost immediately after the previous weekend's Armies on Parade event (must get those pics uploaded) and with the British Pound exchange being so favorable I couldn't help but place a good sized Forge World order to take advantage of both the exchange rate and the free shipping. For the most part the box of joy contained several (albeit non-photoworthy) special- and heavy weapon squad upgrade kits, a couple sheets of the lovely new Thousand Sons transfers, and or course I had to pad out the order with something big, right? A Knight Lancer it is! It'll be part of the Forge World Zhao-Arkkad force that will be accompanying the Thousand Sons once the Inferno book is released, but for now the bits got a good scrub & soak and are now drying on the counter. Looking forward to building it!


  1. How are you planning on painting up the Lancer?

  2. Nice work. Lookin' forward to the lancer.

  3. Good to see that that lancer shield is in good shape! That piece always looked like a warpage and/or breakage whilst in transit from FW nightmare...

  4. They look great, but why do you begin armies only to sell them?

  5. @Zab: Indeed! I always loved the old blue and purple.

    @NafNaf: Thanks man!

    @Rory Priest: Not quite sure yet - The color scheme for the Zhao-Arkkad forge world is gold and jade, but I haven't heard if there's a particular named Knight house for them yet...

    @Zzzzzz: Cheers! Looking forward to building it m'self!

    @Da Masta Cheef: Aye, the shield is going to need some hot water work, but pleased it didn't come in broken!

    @Francesc: Haha! I usually sell one project to pay the next project - for me, the building and painting is the most fun part. Once these are done they'll get sold to help pay for the next batch of Thousand Sons when the Inferno book comes out early next year.

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

  6. Wow... even years on now of seeing you do this I don't know how you can suffer no-to-little pangs of ownership over these armies that you've worked so hard upon.

    Still, it's always lovely to see the new shiny stuff that you've got lined up for the next project!

    Stealers look fantastic!

  7. Looking good. I really love that basing, too.