Monday, March 28, 2016

Genestealer Infestation Growing

So this week is kind of a mixed bag - I didn't get to paint as much as I'd like over the week, but I did manage to make some headway on the Genestealers in the Deathwatch: Overkill set. At this point, I've got roughly half of the little buggers done. These models have been an absolute delight to assemble and paint - the engineering is top notch and these sculpts just ooze character. It almost makes me want to start a Genestealer Cult army for Warhammer 40,000 and I haven't stuck my head into that meat grinder in a decade. I'm sure I'll wise up.

They're gonna pinch ya! Just give ya a pinch!

The stuff of nightmares!
Rocky? Road? I love these guys. They remind me of Sloth from the Goonies!
These guys are just such awesome sculpts. They practically paint themselves.
Who designs mining lasers for use with 3 hands and doesn't expect monsters to use them?
These guys remind me of riot control.

Currently, I've just got the finished models tacked onto the appropriate sized bases with a little glue. I am thinking about dropping the cash on some really nice industrial modeled resin bases from a company like Dragon Forge or Secret Weapon, but we'll see. My first real priority is to get them to a place where I can game comfortably with them in Deathwatch: Overkill. Suffer not the alien to be unpainted.



  1. These look awesome! I'm stealing your painting scheme for the Genestealer Cults (thx for the guide in another post!). Could you tell me how you did this amazing Genestealer carapace colour?

  2. The 'stealers were entirely base coated with Vallejo Dwarf Flesh, then washed with Army Painter Strong Tone Ink. Afterwards, a wash of GW Druchii Violet Shade was done over the face. When that was dry, the fleshy parts were highlighted and the claws and tongue painted just like the Hybrids. Then the "harder" parts of the carapace were washed with VERY thinned down Vallejo Imperial Purple. Once that was dry, a wash of GW Druchii Violet was laid on top. And finished.