Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Painting: Genestealer cult: Acolytes Hybrids


Similar to my Neophytes I wanted to follow this video by GW Duncan, however I wanted to keep the same uniform as my Neophytes, so I only used it for the flesh 

As ever the colours used were mainly Vallejo game colour unless stated otherwise

So I started by undercoating the models in Halfords Grey primer
Then I painted the cloth with Orange Fire  (72.008). Next I painted the boots, ammo pouches, gun grip and pistol holder with Black. I also painted the trousers with Model color: Tan earth (Model color 70.874)
Next I painted the light with Magic blue (72.021), then the grenade shaft with cam. Olive green (Model colour 70.894)
Next I painted the grenade fuse, boot clips, metal pads on gloves, knife blade, gun barrel & magazine Gunmetal: (72.054).
I painted the knife fastening piece with Chainmail silver (72.053)
The ropes around the limbs and knifes were painted with Beasty brown. (72.043)
Then I liberally applied AP strong tone all over except the areas of flesh. While the AP dried I carefully painted the flesh GW Daemonette Hide, then AP purple wash, then layered GW Slaanesh Grey, I then mixed white with Slaanesh Grey to highlight the facial features. the teeth were painted with Plague brown (72.039) then covered in AP strong tone and the tongue painted with Hexed Lichen (72.015) , then coated with AP dark tone.

Next I highlighted the armour with Stonewall Grey (72.049), going around the edges and carefully going over the armour ridges, as well as a careful highlight on the black areas. I then highlighted the creases in the trousers with Khaki (72.061)

The cultist blades were painted Chainmail (72.053), with Hexed Lichen (72.015) on lumps, then AP Purple wash, then Drybrush chainmail

The edges of the blade were painted with Silver (72.052).
The ropers were painted with Leather brown (72.040)

I painted the GC icons with Bronze (72.057), then applied several coats of AP red tone, waiting for the first to dry before applying the next.

Once the painting was done I used a flathead screwdriver to scoop, and smear GW astrogranite debris over the base. once dry I covered in AP dark tone, then when that dried drybrushed with Stonewall grey, i then painted the rim of the base black.

Summary by section: Undercoat in grey
GW Daemonette Hide
AP purple wash
GW Slaanesh Grey layered
GW Slaanesh Grey mixed with white for highlight

Teeth: Plague brown (72.039), AP strong tone
Tongue: Hexed Lichen (72.015), AP dark tone

GW foundation yellow

Chitin, gun pouches and rending claws
Black (72.051)

Gun metal (72.054)
Dark Tone
edge highlighted with silver (72.052)

Cultist blade
Chainmail (72.053)
Hexed Lichen (72.015) on lumps
Purple wash
Drybrush chainmail

Fire orange 72.008
AP Dark tone
Highlight with Fire orange mixed with white 2:1

Tan earth (Model color 70.874)
AP Dark tone
Highlight with Khaki (72.061)

Cold Grey 72.050
AP Dark tone
Highlight with Stonewall Grey 72.049

Pounches, pipes, pistol holster, gun grip, gun casing & boots
Black (72.051)
Highlight with Stonewall Grey 72.049

Model color: Camo green 
Gunmetal: (72.054) on the top
AP Dark tone

Gun (Barrel, magazine)
Gunmetal: (72.054)
AP Dark tone
Highlight with Chainmail 72.053

GC icons
Bronze (72.057)
Multiple coats of AP Red wash

Beasty brown (72.043)
AP dark tone
Leather brown (72.040)