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I've been working slowly on a Genestealer Cult army for a while now.  Finally have had some time to get to painting.  I've based the Genestealer colors on a Tyranid army I'm working on that was a mix of dark green and bone colors, so these aren't going to be in the standard blue and purple...

Group shot of the Magus and Neophyte Hybrids:

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Nearly done Cult Leman Russ tank:

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Will post additional pix as I get more painted!

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Finally finished the Fragdrill... someone shoot me if I say I want to do a second one... More photos at the blog:  https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/2020/02/finally-finished-fragdrill.html

So a few more shots... First the female magus which screamed "Wakanda" for me, so I ran with it: I also have the Patriarch done at this point - again, set up to match the coloration of

I've been working slowly on a Genestealer Cult army for a while now.  Finally have had some time to get to painting.  I've based the Genestealer colors on a Tyranid army I'm working on that was a mix

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Thanks guys!  I cheated a little on the Neophytes.  Rather than painting the amber lenses, I pulled out an old trick I use with I build 1/35 scale tanks - I use aftermarket lenses and drop them in the spot.  It takes a little drilling and alignment, but looks awesome.  Here's a close-up - little blurry - still working on the photography side of the project...

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8 hours ago, fingolfen said:

Thanks guys!  I cheated a little on the Neophytes.  Rather than painting the amber lenses, I pulled out an old trick I use with I build 1/35 scale tanks - I use aftermarket lenses and drop them in the spot.  It takes a little drilling and alignment, but looks awesome.  Here's a close-up - little blurry - still working on the photography side of the project...

I wouldn't call that cheating. You're just substituting modeling work for painting work. Plus, it makes the reflections always be right, regardless of the lighting, which is impossible to do with painting!

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So a few more shots...

First the female magus which screamed "Wakanda" for me, so I ran with it:

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I also have the Patriarch done at this point - again, set up to match the coloration of my Tyranid army:

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Finally we get to some of the heavy hitters - 10 Aberrants (including 2 hypermorphs) and an Abominant... I'm going to be running the equivalent of a Twisted Helix list, so I wanted them to have the "I used to be a human" sort of feel...

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More STUFF!  This time it is the first squad of Brood Brothers.

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Uniform is Vallejo Russian Uniform with Reflective Green body armor (mirrors Soviet WW2 uniform and helmet colors).  I'm using the new black contrast paint on the boots - makes life much simpler and looks great for table standard.  Spent a fair amount of time on the autocannon - it's highlighted with AK 4BO Soviet Green modulation colors, then chipped, then oil streaked and pinwashed.  I also added some barbed wire, spent shell casings, and a track link to the set up.  

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Decals are from Scumb4g Kustoms.  It's a really neat set with enough to do something like 5 or 6 units.

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How about some dedicated transport for those Brood Brothers? Here's their Chimera together. Used a slightly different modulation technique on this one with the older AK Interactive 4BO green modulation set. However, given the massive differences in Soviet greens, I like having a little variety in the force. It's a little more "blue" or less "yellow" than the Ammo of MIG one I used. More fun with Scumb4g Kustoms decals as well...

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I've been working on the Acolyte hybrids (pictures late next week), scout sentinels, and a few secret projects.

Here are some photos of the WIP scout Sentinel.  I'm using the Ammo of MIG 4BO green with black & white technique modulation for the outside.  Interior is Ammo of MIG US Interior green with various paints and washes used for the controls.

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On the exterior I've airbrushed and done the first wash on the base, as well as the modulation and chipping on the exterior.  Just starting the oil washes.

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Interior is pretty much done.  I assembled then painted because I figured you'd lose a lot of detail if you fully painted the interior before construction... and I was right.  Though it was a pain to paint!

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I enjoy watching scale-modeling/weathering how-to videos on Youtube and was thinking it'd be fun to do an IG model or two using those techniques. It's great to see that you've done that with GSC. Really amazing work. I can't imagine the patience you have to do that with an entire army, though!

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22 hours ago, Tallarn Commander said:

A tutorial would be great. Your painting is so impressive. Your paint chips and oil streaks are especially realistic! 🙂

Thank you!

Just got a tripod adapter for my smartphone (which has my best video camera) - so I'm going to give a video (likely a series of short videos) a whirl...

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In the meantime, here's some Acolyte Hybrids to hopefully make your day...

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So these are the first miniatures that I've painted using some of the new contrast line paints. I'm not using the contrast paints across the board, but I am using them on several parts of the miniatures.  

I used Skeleton Horde contrast for the "bone" colored portions of the miniatures, though many of them received at least a light drybrush of Vallejo bone to help blend them a bit.  The body harness, knee pads, etc. are straight up Basilicanum Grey contrast which worked very well.  The purple highlights are another contrast paint, I believe it was Shyish Purple - though I did have to dilute it a bit to get the shade just right.  I also experimented with Snakebite leather for the leather wraps, some of the pouches.  The eyes and tongues are a mix of Blood Angels Red and Flesh Tearers Red.  I also used some contrast on the whip and the saw as well.

Other paints are generally Vallejo colors.  The gold metallic is Alclad, and the red lenses on the headgear is also Alclad red clear, which is rapidly becoming one of my favorites.

I'll post more detail photos soon!

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Okay - everyone channel your inner Boromir!

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I started with the standard Baneblade kit, and decided from the outset I wanted to go with the vanilla version. Construction was a bit tricky as I wanted to leave the tracks off of the vehicle and paint them separately before adding them to the vehicle. I found that supergluing the wheel segments on so I could easily hold them in alignment until they dried was effective. The rest of the construction process was relatively straight forward, if time consuming. Honestly the hardest part was converting one of the commander figures to a four-armed genestealer hybrid - and mostly because I had to find a right arms set that would fit above the cupola.

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Except for the tracks and a few details, painting essentially follows the pattern I've set forth with my other vehicles for this army. I'm using Ammo of Mig 4BO green using transparator thinner over a pre-shaded black and white base coat. This is followed with very liberal chipping and then oil streaking with an dark brown Ammo of Mig oilbrusher finished up with a black wash.

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As I always like to try something new, I went a different direction on the tracks based on examples in Mig's Enclyclopedia of Armour Modelling Techniques. I started with a red oxide primer, then used shadow rust and medium rust as an airbrushed base followed by polished metal highlighting. I then thinned down some Kursk Mud as a wash and finally went back with gunmetal pigment (essentially graphite) brushed on as a final highlight. Getting the tracks on and aligned was fairly tricky, but the end result looks pretty cool.

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Another difference is I used one of my chrome paint pens - well, okay the paint from a chrome paint pen - as backing for the clear and clear red fixtures on the vehicle itself. I also added some stowage from the kit and a couple of other bin dives. Decals as always are a mix of Games Workshop and Scumb4g Kustoms who I simply can't recommend highly enough.

More at the blog!  https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/2019/09/genestealer-cult-they-have-baneblade.html#more

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