Monday, 5 March 2018

Creating Cult Culture

Yet another installment on the Genestealer Cult, but quite a decisive one this time. After the laser drilling machine I thought I had enough strenght to get back to the Hybrids. I had the 1st and 2nd generation ones left, and just like it happened with the 3rd-4th generation ones, I have to conclude the minis are superb, beyond measure, but terribly mind-exhausting to paint in a row. However, I think it's the only way I could have ever finished them. And so I have done!

First thing, the Aberrants:

The noun is quite self-explanatory, but you better don't call them that in their faces
Best kit design ever. There are two different bodies and two different sets of arms. But they combine so perfectly each other that you can build these four gentlemen who look totally different. Right, check the photo. The sets of arms fit in both bodies to achieve complete different minis. Chapeau.

Now a couple of Purestrain Genestealers:

Now you can meet your cousins from Space Hulk
I have to confess I have some problems with 1st and 2nd generation Hybrids. First generation ones are supposed to resemble more the Purestrains, while second generation ones should have more human features. Sorry, pals, these all look the same to me. Three arms, jaws, big heads...

So I've taken these two pics with random models
I'll let you choose which generation does each one belong to
I may be skipping something obvious, but for the moment I'll just say this is the Generation X of the Cult. Hmm, some identity crisis...

But the important thing is that I can now take a family pic!

Family pic indeed. There are at least five generations of the family here. What do you mean 'endogamy'?
So this is the whole proj... Oh, no. No way. The sharpest among you may have noticed there is a very important mini missing in the photo. Right, the Patriarch...

But of course I already have a Patriarch from the Space Hulk game, I have no need for another one. Or do I? Well, given that I have a mini set for game, I believe I can dare to do something with the Patriach from the Overkill box.

Spoilers ahead...

I mean, I have this plastic mini, so prone to conversion...
What does any respectable Patriarch have? I don't know, let's browse some pics over the internet...

You don't see it? Need a clue?
What about now?
Oh, a throne! It would be great if I only had a thr... Oh, wait. I got that Hobbit starter set. I painted the Dwarves, and I also used the Goblins for another project... But the whole scenery is still in its sprues. So in fact...

I do have a throne!
Oh, this project is so far from being finished... ;)

26 comments:

  1. Looking great Suber! Can't wait to see what you cook up for the throne.

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    1. Thanks! It will be a kind of experiment, so I'll keep it simple. If it goes well I may dare to do more stuff... Dun dun dunnn

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    1. Thank you! I'm already working on more!

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  3. If Forgeworld ever do a throne, I will be all over it- I’d love to see what you do. I really like the bright blue. I look at the hybrids’ feet: I think the first generation have more bestial feet with heel claws!

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    1. Thank you! Hmmm, feet... I hadn't thought about that! I may begin to count toes!

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  4. Look great . . . . and now they can visit Necromunda!

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    1. Indeed! I'm looking forward to having a look at the rules :)

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  5. Magnificent stuff suber. What games are you going to play with them?

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    1. Thank you! I've tried Overkill and I have to say it was better than expected, quite fun, so I would like to play it again with my own minis :)
      Besides, now I can use them in the new Necromunda too, so it's a win/win!

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  6. Absolutely awesome stuff Suber! A cult to be proud of!

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    1. Thanks! The minis are truly top notch, all of them enjoyable. I'm eager to put them into battle!

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  7. Every patriarch should have a throne and some advisers.

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    1. It is in the Patriarch Job Description, isn't it? I mean, you can't be respectable within the cult if you just have a stool!

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  8. Very cool mate, and I’m excited to see your throne conversion! From memory, I think the clue between 1st & 2nd gen are the number of head ridges... don’t know if that helps :-)

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    1. Hmmm, that could be a hint indeed. I'm revisiting them again. Thank you!

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  9. Yeah I did find that odd about the generations being a bit mixed up. They still look great though.

    Very much looking forward to seeing the Patriarch on his throne.

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    1. Thanks! I'm just starting to make preliminary designs, let's see where this leads me to... :D

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  10. joder, como corres!!
    Menudo culto tienes ya montado!!
    mucho animo Suber! estan quedando geniales :D

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    1. Bueno, pintando en masa se hace más rápido, pero sí me he dado una paliza, jeje. ¡Gracias! Ahora iré algo más despacio...

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  11. Cor, fantastic stuff Suber. It's lovely to see the force growing – but I'm really excited to see how the Throne works out for you. If you're interested, I'd love to see you bring this project over to M35 in the #alienwars... :)

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    1. Thank you! They would work nice as some faction within factions, but I'm already working in some totally different stuff that I'd like to explore and which I think would fit in nice in the Alien Was setting... ;)

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  12. "Best kit design ever" ... coming from a kit-bashing expert like you it's high praise indeed and must be true! They look good after your paint job too!

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    1. Haha, I was surprised by the way the kits were designed, true. Now I'm working on the throne room and trying to build something that combines with the minis!

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  13. I love how you manage to build so much eyecandy from things which are start out almost boring.
    A masterclass project, GW should publish some of them in their magazine or website.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! I find the G Cult really inspiring, it offers endless possibilities. I hope to explore some of them on the scenery I'm working on!

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