Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Cult rises

I've begun to paint the Hybrids from the Overkill box. My first idea was doing just like the Space Hulk Genestealers, i.e., painting them all in a row. But woah. No way. I have hundreds of bits spread and scattered all over the workbench. I do need to part them into small groups. So I'll be doing different batches of similar minis. So let's go!

I'm seriously considering modelling this image in 28mm
My first take was on the Magus:

The Governor called. He wants his curtains back
The plan was making the robes pretty distinctive. The Cult is recruited from miners (at least that is what I understand from the minis), but I wanted this bloke to look clean, totally upper class. I'll go dirtier with the rest, but not with this one.

I was tempted to replicate this image, but went for turquoise curtains instead
If this one was the religious head of the Cult, only below the Patriarch itself, now here we have what looks to be the military leader:

I want a cap! Cannot lead without a cap!
Here you can see what's the Cult appearance going to be. I've seen gorgeous minis over the internet, challenging patterns and even unveliebable colours. I was goint to paint them in orange, as other workers in my urban project. But I changed my mind. Brown will serve the idea of the mining guild better. So I will go for chocolate brown for the jumpsuits and grey for the aroured parts, just for contrast.

We also have two familiars in the sprue, but no idea of what are they gaming wise:

My preciousss... we wantses our birthday pressent.... Sssss
So this is how we start! I'm currently assembling and painting the 3rd-4th generation Hybrids, as they have like a million pieces and I want them finished before I lose something. For the moment this is it.

You know, Bob, you told me we were starting a Cult. You call these two a Cult?
And I'm serious, the Governor really wants his curtains back
I hope I'll have some more progress soon!

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    1. Haha, thanks!I really googled pics of actual 18th century curtains for inspiration for the pattern :D I hope the robes are distinctive enough!

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    1. Thanks! I wanted to make both leaders really different, one totally clean and flamboyant and the other one dirty and worn. I guess I'll end up having many more dirty minis...

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    1. Thank you! I'm stunned by the quality and design of the minis, they are all lovely!

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  4. Love that Magus. He reminds me of your work on the Colony 87 governor's wife!

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    1. Thank you! In fact the concept and technique are the same, but this time I dared to try a more complex pattern. I think the effect adds something to that kind of classy garments, so I'm happy with the result :)

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  5. Stunning job on them all the magus looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you! Well, one cannot start a Cult and dress like everyone else!

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  6. Really love the scroll work on the Magus' robes/curtains.

    Lovely stuff Suber :)

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    1. Thanks! Well, the curtains affair may look as a petty theft, but in fact it constitutes the first act of open rebellion for the Cult!

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  7. Amazing stuff mate! I really love a good Genestealer cult

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    1. Thank you! Oh, I've just seen your own Hybrids. Hive mind!! :D

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  8. Superb mate - that robe is increadible work! Love it :-)

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    1. Thank you! He's appointing himself as the most fashionable Cult leader this side of the galaxy :D

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  9. Suber, no sabes la alegría que me das viendo esto! tengo muchas ganas de ver como lo sigues adelante!! :D

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    1. ¡Jaja, gracias! Es un proyecto que quería hacer desde hace mucho tiempo. ¡Vamos a ver qué tal sale!

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  10. ok, I know I'm late to the party, but the Tom Cruise image from Scientology is the greatest.

    I also like the color palette of the military leader. That dark blue on the bodysuit is a really good base that makes all the layers on top of it stand out.

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    1. Thank you! The minis are a real pleasure to paint, they have endless possibilities. I'm currently painting the Hybrids and I'm fascinated. I'll be bringing some of them online in a few days :)

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  11. Gorgeous work, as always, Suber. I just love that military leader - great skin tones, wonderful details, and such a badass pose!

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    1. Thanks! I believe it is officially called 'genestealer primus', but for the moment I'm just focusing on painting and not in rules or the game itself. That mini is superb, all of them in fact are quite enjoyable.

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