Thursday, 21 April 2016

Genestealer Hybrid

I've painted up the Genestealer Hybrid/Mutant that I converted about a week ago. The model is based on a Khorne Bloodletter, with hands and arms from fantasy Ghouls, and the Tyranid arm and head are from a 1st generation Genestealer Hybrid. The models back and face are sculpted. I made it blind, like I did on the Genestealer Beast that I'm working on. It was quite easy and effective to make eye sockets, but leave out the eyes.

I decided to go with a quite pale skin colour, which tuned out quite nice. This is however a completely naked model, with very few details that are not part of the skin. To make it look more interesting I gave it some dots and veins. But I wasn't quite happy with the model until I gave it a base. This one has some extra details on the base, and more orange than the other members of the Cult. The orange on the base makes the model blend a lot better with the ones in orange clothing.








Bloodletters are one of my favourite GW kits. The legs and hunched forward torsos work great for all kinds on models. Here I have a couple of pictures of the same base model used in three different projects. They all even have arms from the fantasy Ghoul kit! 

On the left I have a member of a radical Inquisitorial Warband. I'm not completely sure what this model is supposed to be. But the thought behind it is that he originally was a human, before the Inquisitor he serves had him turned into a monster. 

In the middle is the Genestealer Hybrid. The Bloodletter is a perfect base model for a sneaky looking alien. 

On the right is one of my Slaaneshi Brutes, that I made earlier this year. 




Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic - the whole trio is rather creepy! Awesome work!

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  2. That is super creepy. Great job!

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  3. Lovely work,a really unique miniature. I think the vestigial arm is my favourite part.

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    1. Thanks! I like that detail as well.

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  4. Fantastic looking genestealer hybrid! Great idea to use a plastic bloodletter as a foundation. Your careful modifications and greenstuff work make it difficult to tell where he came from. I also really like his hands; their largely human appearance helps make the hybrid even creepier. The sickly white color scheme fits perfectly.

    Keep up the great work!

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    1. Cheers!
      Bloodletters with Ghoul arms is one of my favourite combinations of parts.

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  5. This model is fantastic. The use of a Bloodletter was an inspired choice. The kit is excellent. Another example of Brian Nelson adding his own creativity to an idea and creating something sublime.

    I am pleased to see that you did not compromise and added genitalia to the model. It is a nice detail and really makes the model seem fully realized. I look forward to seeing your exploration of other stages in the hybrid process.

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  6. Thank you! I'm glad you like the model. The genitalia is not very noticeable, but its still there. So if you give the model a closer look, it doesn't look like a Barbie Ken doll.

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  7. interesting use of both fantasy kits. coincidentially i got both bloodletters and ghouls. guess i now have a use for both. thanks for the idea. ;)

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    1. Cheers!
      I hope you come up with something cool!

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