Re: Genestealers - hybrids on disks 25/02/18


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Post Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:19 pm

Re: Genestealers - hybrids on disks 25/02/18

I bought a collection of genestealer stuff as a job lot over a year ago and, seeing as im in a bit of a Bob Olley phase at the moment, I feel it is time to do something with them. I have a lot of raw material, enough for three covens eventually. At the moment I dont plan to make too many brood brothers or anything, rather I will make probably 3 skirmish type forces based on a coven and a few hangers on. But all that may change if I get carried away.

For a long while I did not have any good arm options for the hybrids, but recently I got hold of some RT imperial guard arms, which work out pretty well. I have lots of weapons from Heresy gangers and a few RT plastics and odds and ends.

Here is what I have thrown together so far

Although a conversion beamer is not included in the heavy weapons chart in the Compilation, it d*** well ought to be, because its a classic weapon. so the first thing I did was make up a third/fourth generation hybrid with said weapon.
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A first generation hybrid. I rolled up 4 arms but discovered that none of the metal hybrids have two claws. So I had a go at improvising something. Not 100% convinced. Might switch him to a 3 armed variant.
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A fourth generation psycker. At the moment he has a pipe in 1 hand and is gesturing with the other. But maybe I will give him a pistol instead.
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A third generation hybrid with bionic arm and chaos weapon. Again, umming and ahing about giving him a pistol, but I quite like the gesticulating hands.
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The patriarch is looking a bit fishy:
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Thought I'd use this sorcerer to represent a magus with a few chaos rewards. Good idea?
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Here is an idea for a mutant brood brother. Have lots of those eyestalks so I could make a few.
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Was thinking about using these Heresy gangers for human sidekicks. They are a bit more realisticall scaled but maybe that is not so bad since it makes the hybrids look more alien with their massive mekon heads.
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Any suggestions would be welcome, because I am having a lot of indecision with these guys.
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Post Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:46 pm

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What can I say, I pretty much like what I see. The Patriarch will be a thing to see for sure! I may have some reservations on the sorcerer, but it may work, I will be keeping an eye on this ;)
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Post Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:00 pm

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"Get away from her you BITCH!" ;)

Looking forward to seeing you paint em up, who doesn't love a 'stealer cult?
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Post Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:29 pm

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Thanks for the comments Suber and Count Von Bruno. I think I will switch the sorcerer for an official magus mini. The look of the hybrid miniatures is quite a lot different to chaos stuff, so maybe it is a bit too much of a stretch. Now I am thinking that focussing more on exotic weapons and stuff may be the way to go rather than chaos trapppings.
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Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:21 am

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Great start so far looking forward to seeing them painted, the patriarch looks very cool 8-) TBH I quite like the idea of the chaos sorcerer as a Magus with chaos rewards, back in the day the Genestealer cult was always more chaosy than I tend to rememeber, i was looking back recently at some RT hybrid cults and was surprised to see RoC beastmen in the mix so I think the Sorcereer should fit in well.
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Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:58 am

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Yeah I rather like the Chaos flavour for a Stealer cult, my brood brothers are the plastic Chaos cultists and I have Beastmen in there too.
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Post Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:49 am

Re: Assembling the genestealer cult - no paint yet

After a mere 4 months, I have finally finished prepping and priming the first batch
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I have converted up a slightly battered Lord of Change. Also I have recruited some Heresy hellbeasts to be chaos hounds. I have decided I will definately go with a squad of mutants with the eyestalks. But still not sure what t use for brood brothers.

Today I started painting up a test purestrain to figure out a colour scheme. So slow progress. I hope to get the cult finished before the end of 2015 :-)

Once I finish this coven i plan to be a bit more ambitious with the next one. I will have the hybrids on disks and the patriarch enthroned on some kind of flying saucer thing. Well thats my latest idea anyway...
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Post Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:20 am

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Good on you weis, it's going to look unique.

Funnily enough, I've just been doing some work on my own Cult that is also going to have a Chaos flavour to it- I'm using modern Chaos Cultists ( booster pack of 5 that compliment the Dark Vengeance guys) as Brood Brothers, mostly cause I don't want to go through the hassle of collecting OOP Imperial Army men etc.
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Post Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:21 pm

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ahhhhhhhhjj

That eyeball guy is perfect.
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Post Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:50 pm

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Thanks for the comments folks. The last few months i seem to be generally slow with everything but now i am getting a bit of enthusiasm for painting these. Might have a few finished minis to show soon.
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