Thursday, June 21, 2018

Genestealer Cult - Ancestor Relic



It's been a while since I added anything to my genestealer cult, the Kabeiroi. With the release of the rules for the cult in White Dwarf I decided to paint a few new additions to get the family Necromunda ready. I've wanted to paint up this gnarly gun-toting alien skull for a while. It's a long OOP fan sculpt I've had in the 'must do' box for ages. It'll be a good proxy for a familiar in the game. As my cult are a corrupted Adeptus Mechanicus temple I think he'll fit in just fine.



It's pretty big for a servo skull so it makes sense that it'd be the remains of a revered if unlucky purestrain. I initially just pinned it to the base with steel rod, but it looked a little lacklustre. I bent some more rod into shape and wound pewter cabling around it and pinned it all to a piece of sprue. I added the connector cable to the back to add a little motion.

I've got the cult love now, so I have a big old aberrant on the painting table. After that I might tackle an acolyte. He's a selection of the crew thus far.

Brother Yogoth hangs out with Grandad, brandishing his illegal plasma pistol.
Nothing like a nice family outing. Hierarch Mijur is a wizz with the googlemaps.

22 comments:

  1. This is sweet and it reminds me I should paint mine, oh and wait... GW3 has profils for servo skulls, if taht's not starts aligning I don't know what is (apart from actual stars aligning).

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    1. Thanks Assless! That's very convenient. I haven't picked up GW3 yet. Can you customize the skulls?

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  2. The new servo skull/familiar is lush. I really do prefer it when the support for a flying / floating model is cunningly concealed. The cable additions are perfect. More of this sort of thing.

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    1. Cheers Axiom. Yeah, I do prefer that myself most of the time. Cables are an easy get out of jail card with skulls.

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    1. Thanks Steve! I have so many that need paint it's almost criminal.

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    2. T'is the curse of our kind...

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    3. A burden I bear happily, in truth.

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  4. What's better then a floating skull? A floating skull with gunz! Awesome job man. ;)

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    1. Thanks Grove, it's a classic combo for sure!

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  5. This is tremendously cool! I'm myself working on servoskulls for my Cult too, so I cannot tell you how inspiring and encouraging this is!

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    1. Thanks Suber, most kind! There are hybrid skulls in the GW skulls box in case you're after some.

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  6. Sumptuous. Love the contrast on the shading and lights. Perfect colours quality basing, what more can you ask really, paint more of them quicker I suppose ;).

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    1. Thanks Otto. Speed would be my first wish to the genie.

      "I want to paint faster."

      "But master, you can wish for anything, I can bring them to li-"

      " I SAID. Paint. faster."

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  7. What a great Genestealer gang. I've been struggling to get mine into shape. Freaky assortment of figures.

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    1. Thanks Sean. I like my Gcult heavy on the freaky.

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  8. These guys are looking amazing!! Loving the skull

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    1. Thanks Legio. I have so many more I want to add, as is the way with pet projects.

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  9. Wonderful work! As was mentioned above, GW3 has servo skullz- targeting, health, and gun varieties.

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    1. Cheers Barks! That's great, this guy will be a gun servitor then. Means I'll need to paint an actual familiar!

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