Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Genestealer Cult Magus

I finished my Genestealer Magus and made him a Servo-Skull yesterday.
I really like how the Magus looks straight out of the box, so I didn't do any major changes on the model. The only thing I did was giving him another head, and removing some minor details I didn't like.
I originally planned to use a Genestealer skull when I made the Servo-Skull, but I found another skull that I thought was more fitting. It has some sort of parchment in its mouth, which I thought was more appropriate to go with the Magus than a dead Genestealer.





I've also started to paint the Genestealer Beast. Instead of painting the whole model in a skin colour, like I did on the Genestealer Hybrid, I decided to give this model armoured areas to have more contrast. I was inspired by how GW paint their new Genesealers when I decided where to put the blue-purple armour. What do you think about it so far?

22 comments:

  1. Great job mate! Really dig the colour scheme for your cultists! I like the small changes you've made to the magos - he's better off with that head
    The robes look a tad flat though - I think they scream out for some sort of decoration. Classic checkers would look great - it doesn't have to be anything fancy.

    The genestealer monster is just amazing. Such a bizarre beastie and the paintjobs top notch so far.

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    1. Cheers man!

      I agree that the robes are a bit boring. The plan was to paint decorations around the bottom of the robes and on the sleeves. But the sleeves are two different sizes, so I didn't want to have any attention drawn to them. There's also a problem with making a decorative pattern on the front of the robes, since there are too many folds.

      I do however think it would be nice to paint something on the back. I'll try to do this if I manage to paint up the Beast and have more time before the Fang.

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  2. Absolutely spectacular work, man! The magus and servoskull are brilliant and I'm really digging the beast. Good stuff!

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  3. Astounding looking models! You have captured the spirit of the Magos perfectly. I love the simple color scheme, and particularly the slight purple tint to the metal and skin. That little servo-skull is delightful too. I love the scroll in its mouth. And that Beast is simply beyond words. The long insect--like limbs are excellent.

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    1. Thanks a lot! I did spend some time on purple glazes, so I'm glad you noticed it. I hope this will make the warband look good together, even though some models have no orange on them.
      I'm glad you like all the models, because I'm really enjoying working on the Cult.

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    2. I am confident the cult is going to be fantastic, based one what I have seen so far. I do not think it will matter not having orange on all the models. I think the matted, dusty quality you have achieved with all the colors ties everything together really well. Oh, and thanks for the tip on the glazes!

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  4. The changes you made to the Magos really help clean him up a bit, helps draw more attention to his alien chest piece and face. The colors are looking great on the mutant, the light, fleshy areas contrast well with the darker armored sections.

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    1. Cheers! I especially think the head swap helped to improve the model. First I was afraid the colour scheme on the Beast was a bit tacky, but I'm really starting to like the classic Genestaler-look.

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  5. I really like the orange, and it is an all round excellent paint job. The servo skull is dead cool too. I personally would like to see a little more flesh colour on the gene beast, as I think it makes it much more creepy. Whatever you do it will still look excellent once finished though :)

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    1. Thanks!
      I see what you mean about the Beast. I really like fleshy colours myself, but the throne on his back needed to look like another material. I didn't sculpt a transition between the back and torso, so I needed to do the blend with paint. Therefor I think this was the best solution.

      I hope it'll be creepier when the cables and other details are painted!

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  6. Wow, the hybrid is insane.

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  7. Wow, the hybrid is insane.

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  8. They all look brilliant, but the magos is definitely my favourite! That head is a vast improvement on the original. I like the contrast of the drab bases too, how did you make them?

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    1. Thank you!

      The bases are made with tile textured plastic-card over cork. Then I applied a mix of sand, static grass and glue.
      They where sprayed black, followed by a coat of white spray to give it a rough highlight. Then I applied washes of Typhus Corrosion and watered down dark cammo-green to give it a base colour. This was followed by a light drybrush of Rakarth Flesh and several glazes of sepia, green and orange GW shades.

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  9. Amazing work, Wilhelm! I can not wait to see that monstrosity finished up!

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  10. I'm very excited to see my inquisitor clad in black squared up against this fella :D excellent work!

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    1. Yes, it's going to be interesting to see the different models together!

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