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Neophyte Hybrid with Heavy Stubber




Neophyte Hybrid with Heavy Stubber – Left Right View


Notice that his 3rd generation head is more Tyranid-like than the heads of his 4th generation counter-parts. I keep the same flesh pallet that I did for the 4th generation which is the same flesh pallet I use for my space marine heads. I did brush in a little orange in his forehead scales to give him a more Tyranid type look.

Also note a few errors including the bullets at the top of the ammo feed which I missed and the little red smear on his cheek. I have since painted the bullets and added a red wash to the gun barrel. I will take some more pictures to show these changes.




Neophyte Hybrid with Heavy Stubber – Left Front View


I missed a seam on his pocket that I need to remove.




Neophyte Hybrid with Heavy Stubber – Front View




Neophyte Hybrid with Heavy Stubber – Left Rear View


The left hand and the left arm don’t quite mesh on the model. I have since smoothed it out with some Milliput Yellow-Gray which works like green stuff but is water soluble so it can be used like liquid green stuff as well as regular green stuff. Now, I need to repaint the arm and take new pictures.




Neophyte Hybrid with Heavy Stubber – Rear View

   
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Neophyte Hybrid with Heavy Stubber, Part 2


Since my last post, I have fixed some of the flaws in the Heavy Stubber model. All the bullets have been painted, a red smear removed from his face, the seam removed from his pocket, and his hand fixed up. I have some new pictures although they don’t show his fixed up hand.




Neophyte Hybrid with Heavy Stubber – Right Side View




Neophyte Hybrid with Heavy Stubber – Right Front View




Neophyte Hybrid with Heavy Stubber – Close Up - Right Side View

   
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Neophyte Hybrid Leader with Chainsword and Web Pistol



Neophyte Hybrid Leader with Chainsword and Web Pistol – Front View




Neophyte Hybrid Leader with Chainsword and Web Pistol – Right View


I really enjoyed painting these genestealers. I like the bright colors. Notice the secondary group of complementary colors, red and green, on this and some of the other genestealers.




Neophyte Hybrid Leader with Chainsword and Web Pistol – Right Rear View




Neophyte Hybrid Leader with Chainsword and Web Pistol – Left Rear View




Neophyte Hybrid Leader with Chainsword and Web Pistol – Right Front View




Neophyte Hybrid Leader with Chainsword and Web Pistol – Left Front View

   
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3rd Generation Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun


Although this is only a five point model, it is fun to paint and use.




3rd Generation Neophyte Hybrid – Right Side View




3rd Generation Neophyte Hybrid – Right Rear View




3rd Generation Neophyte Hybrid – Rear View




3rd Generation Neophyte Hybrid – Left Front View




3rd Generation Neophyte Hybrid – Front View




3rd Generation Neophyte Hybrid – Right Front View


The orange tinted scales on his forehead help to match him to the Tyranids genestealers.


   
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Purebred Genestealer with Rending Claws and Scything Talons


Purebred Tyranid genestealers give the genestealer cult kill team assault power. I used the same colors for these Purebreds as I had for the neophyte hybrid models, including the flesh colors for the head. On the scales on the head, I dry brushed in some orange. I also added orange to its snout and cheekbones. I really like how this model turned out.




Purebred Genestealer with Rending Claws and Scything Talons – Right Side View




Purebred Genestealer with Rending Claws and Scything Talons – Front View




Purebred Genestealer with Rending Claws and Scything Talons – Right Side View




Purebred Genestealer with Rending Claws and Scything Talons – Left Rear View




Purebred Genestealer with Rending Claws and Scything Talons – Right Rear View


I was pleased how my Purebred genestealers turned out. The colors blended together to make it appear realistic. Too many Tyranid armies look like the cooties in the old Cooties Game that we played as kids.




Old Cooties




Purebred Genestealer with Rending Claws and Scything Talons – Right Side View

   
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Another Neophyte Hybrid




Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun – Left Front View


This is another 4th generation hybrid with an autogun.




Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun – Right Side View




Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun – Left Side View


I assume that the round red grenade on his belt is the blasting charge since the blasting charge is used like a hand grenade. I don’t know what the blue cylinder on his belt is. Perhaps it is the blasting charge. Maybe the red grenade and the blue cylinder work together to make up the blasting charge. Sometimes with Games Workshop models, I have had to look through several caudexes to figure out which piece of equipment is what. So far I have found none that identify the blasting charge.




Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun – Left Front View




Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun – Right Rear View




Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun – Left Front View

   
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Neophyte Hybrid – The Tongue





Neophyte Hybrid – Right Side View


This is a 3rd generation neophyte hybrid with autogun. This is another five point model. My favorite feature is the long tongue.




Neophyte Hybrid – Right Front View




Neophyte Hybrid – Left Side View




Neophyte Hybrid – Front View




Neophyte Hybrid – Rear View

   
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Neophyte Hybrid with Grenade Launcher




Neophyte Hybrid with Grenade Launcher – Right Front View


Appearance wise, this is a good solid model. The grenade launcher is huge. Assuming he is a normal sized human being and the grenade launcher is made of steel and other heavy metals, what would this grenade launcher weigh in real life? I like his head, especially the googles.




Neophyte Hybrid with Grenade Launcher – Right View




Neophyte Hybrid with Grenade Launcher – Front View




Neophyte Hybrid with Grenade Launcher – Rear View




Neophyte Hybrid with Grenade Launcher – Right Rear View

   
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Neophyte Hybrid with Flamer




Neophyte Hybrid with Flamer


I only have one picture of this model. Actually, I am missing another cultist model completely. I assume since I discard any out of focus pictures, that I discarded the missing pictures.

   
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Neophyte Hybrid with Mining Laser




Neophyte Hybrid with Mining Laser - Right Side View


This is one of my favorite models. I like the weapon. I like the extra arm. I like the head. I like the boney fingers. I like the artistic three on the model – the three arms and hands, the three white and red batteries on the mining laser, and the three skulls in the dirt. The picture and model have both balance and movement or direction.




Neophyte Hybrid with Mining Laser – Front Right View




Neophyte Hybrid with Mining Laser –Left Front View




Neophyte Hybrid with Mining Laser – Left Side View




Neophyte Hybrid with Mining Laser – Rear View




Neophyte Hybrid with Mining Laser – Right Rear View

   
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Purebred Genestealer with Flesh Hooks

I never thought I would want to build a Tyranid army. The models are okay but I don’t really like the fluff. I guess I am really a human at heart and find it hard to support those creatures, even in my imagination, that would destroy the human race. So I am a fan of space marines and the Imperium. I think I would like building Chaos Marines because they are still human and more than that, they represent the free spirit of mankind, as opposed to the regimented oppression of the Imperium. I am less enthused about spending the time to build alien races although some have enough human characteristics to be fun.

Still, I have been delighted by how my three Purebred genestealers turned out. I am especially delighted with the heads and faces.




Purebred Genestealer with Flesh Hooks - Right Front View


I am pleased with the coloring of the face. It looks realistic. I colored the heads in the exact same way that I colored space marine heads with two exceptions. The first is that I put fluorescent green into the eyes. The second is that I blended in orange into the face and scales on the forehead of the model. This blended the head into the rest of the model.




Purebred Genestealer with Flesh Hooks – Left Side View


I use the same reds for the mouth and the grey for the teeth that I do on space marine. Of course, this creature has the flesh hooks coming out of his mouth which is typically missing from a space marine. But if a space marine had flesh hooks, I would paint them the same way.




Purebred Genestealer with Flesh Hooks – Left Front View




Purebred Genestealer with Toxin Sacs – Rear View


The Toxin Sacs are highlighted with fluorescent green.




Purebred Genestealer with Flesh Hooks – Right Side View

   
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The Last Neophyte Hybrid

Because I take my pictures close up with a digital camera with an automatic focus, I often end up with several out of focused pictures in each batch. I eliminate the out of focus pictures as I review them and upload them to the Dakka Dakka site. Sometimes, this means that I have few or no pictures of one of the models. In my last batch, all of the pictures of one of my models was out of focus so I had no pictures of this model I wanted to share. In this batch of pictures, I retook pictures of this model. I actually took more than I intended and most turned out.




4th Generation Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun – Right Front View


Although I like this model, the face is hard to read. He has a large mask that comes up to his eyes. His googles are on his forehead. Unfortunately, many who look at this model see the googles as eyes since they are so much easier to see then his eye right above his mask.




4th Generation Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun – Left Side View




4th Generation Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun – Rear View




4th Generation Neophyte Hybrid with Autogun – Right Side View


He is another 5 point model.

   
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The Acolyte Hybrid with Autopistol and Cultist Knife




The Acolyte Hybrid with Autopistol and Cultist Knife – Front Right View


Note the horn on his head. This head is actually for the Acolyte Leader but I found it too much for the leader and placed it on a standard Acolyte Hybrid. The horn forces the face of the model to look down rather than out. A leader should look out rather than down. But a regular acolyte hybrid can look down and the horned head is fun.




Acolyte Hybrid Bodies and Heads


I paint up the bodies for the models and their heads separately and usually paint up a lot more heads than bodies. This allows me to pick my heads to best match the model’s body. I don’t always pick the head that the instructions say should be with the body. I pick out that head that best matches the mode and theme of each model.




The Acolyte Hybrid with Autopistol and Cultist Knife – Front Left View




The Acolyte Hybrid with Autopistol and Cultist Knife – Left Side View




The Acolyte Hybrid with Autopistol and Cultist Knife – Rear View


I like his cherry red blasting charge.

   
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Purebred Genestealer with Acid Maw




Purebred Genestealer with Acid Maw - Front View


This is the last of the three Purebred Genestealers I have made so far. For now, three is sufficient for Kill Team but I might create a whole genestealer cult army and make up the other Purebreds that I have.




Purebred Genestealer with Acid Maw – Right Front View





Purebred Genestealer with Acid Maw – Left Side View




Purebred Genestealer with Acid Maw - Rear View


This has a nice view of the toxin sacs, at least what I assume are toxin sacs. The instructions for this model are sparse and it don’t label all the extra pieces. Sometimes I make an army list with the weapons selected and then make the models. On the instructions for the older models, they have pictures of the alternative weapons but they don’t label them. Sometimes you can go to the Codex and see a picture of the desired weapon. Sometimes you just have to guess. The instructions for the newer models are better about labeling the weapon choices.




Purebred Genestealer with Acid Maw – Left Front View

   
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Acolyte Iconward





Acolyte Iconward - Front View


I was not sure what an Acolyte Iconward was when I built this model. I bought this model and assumed it was the same as an Acolyte Hybrid with a Cult Icon but the Acolyte kit also has an Acolyte Hybrid with a smaller cult icon. The two models are different but I don’t know if they fulfilled the same function. I built both and figured I would take my favorite. I like both. I did not use the head that came with the model but instead used another hornless and simpler Acolyte Head because I liked it better.

I have since reviewed the Index and discovered that an Acolyte Iconward is a Headquarters unit that functions differently than a Neophyte Hybrid with an Icon. They have two different roles. My focus has been on Kill Team, which doesn’t use the Acolyte Iconward, but I am eagerly awaiting the Genestealer Cult Codex that may be coming out in the next few months and may build a complete genestealer cult army.




Acolyte Iconward - Left Front View




Acolyte Iconward - Left Side View




Acolyte Iconward – Left Rear View




Acolyte Iconward – Rear View




Acolyte Iconward – Right Side View




Acolyte Iconward – Close Up

   
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Acolyte Hybrid Leader





Acolyte Hybrid Leader with Bonesword – Front View




Acolyte Hybrid Leader with Bonesword and Lash Whip – Left Side View


I used a different head than the horned leader head which I used on another model. I like this head better on the leader. I have painted the heads on all these cultist and genestealers with the same colors and techniques that I used for space marine heads except that I added a little orange to the scales on the forehead and around the eyes and painted the eyes a fluorescent green. The combination works better than I expected. The color don’t look human like even if they are the same colors as space marine flesh. Still, the technique does produce realistic looking heads. I am considering experimenting with Orc heads using the same color scheme but highlighting with green and washing its face with green shade. I am curious whether this technique will turn out life like Orc faces.




Acolyte Hybrid Leader with Bonesword and Lash Whip – Left Front View


The lash whip makes this a difficult model to photograph.




Acolyte Hybrid Leader with Bonesword and Lash Whip – Right Rear View

   
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Acolyte Hybrid Fighter with Heavy Rock Drill




Acolyte Hybrid Fighter with Heavy Rock Drill – Right Side View


This is one of my favorite models. The colors are perfect. The lines are clean. The heavy rock drill looks good. I really like the face although it has no teeth or horns showing. The respirator works on this model since the heavy rock drill would produce so much dust.
Because I like this model so much, I took more pictures and am going to share them all even though some of them are almost the same.




Acolyte Hybrid Fighter with Heavy Rock Drill - Left Front View




Acolyte Hybrid Fighter with Heavy Rock Drill – Right Front View




Acolyte Hybrid Fighter with Heavy Rock Drill – Left Side View




Acolyte Hybrid Fighter with Heavy Rock Drill – Right Rear View




Acolyte Hybrid Fighter with Heavy Rock Drill – Rear View




Acolyte Hybrid Fighter with Heavy Rock Drill – Right Rear Side View




Acolyte Hybrid Fighter with Heavy Rock Drill – Close-Up

   
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Acolyte Hybrid with Cult Icon




Acolyte Hybrid with Cult Icon – Right Front View


When I built this model I was not sure if this model fulfils the same battlefield roll as the Acolyte Iconward that I displayed earlier. Since I like both models I hoped I can find room for both. I have since learned that the Iconward is a headquarter character while this model is part of the Acolyte hybrid infantry troop. So they do have separate roles in the cult. I really like the head, especially the lips and teeth on this model.




Acolyte Hybrid with Cult Icon - Front View

The face is out of focus on this front view of the model.




Acolyte Hybrid with Cult Icon – Right Side View




Acolyte Hybrid with Cult Icon – Left Side View




Acolyte Hybrid with Cult Icon – Rear View

   
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Scouts \

I ordered four sets of heads from Puppets War in Poland. I have used heads from each of the four sets of heads, the guerilla heads (old version), the mercenary heads, the patrol cap heads, and the officer heads. The guerilla heads were my least favorite but I used them on my scouts because I like their boonies caps. Although the individual models are somewhat crummy looking, they actually look pretty good on the gaming table.


Although the individual models are not really that great, I will share my pictures of them.




First Scout – Front View




First Scout – Right Side View




First Scout – Rear View




First Scout Right Side View


These scout models are not great but good enough for playing.

   
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Another Scout with Ranger Hat


After my bright orange Gene Stealer Cult models, I find my camouflage based model dull and boring. This is especially true with these scouts who I painted up because I needed scouts for gaming, not because I really like the models. I replaced the heads with heads from Puppet War. I painted up five heads with boonie hats but lost one so I used a head with a patrol cap for this model. It is okay.




Second Scout with Patrol Cap – Right View




Second Scout with Patrol Cap – Front Right View




Second Scout with Patrol Cap – Front Left View




Second Scout with Patrol Cap – Rear View

   
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Scout with Heavy Bolter

This is another model that is not pretty but is serviceable for gaming. I do like the muddy boots.




Scout with Heavy Bolter – Right Front




Scout with Heavy Bolter – Right




Scout with Heavy Bolter –Left


The head and face is terrible. It just wouldn’t come together when I painted it.




Scout with Heavy Bolter –Rear

   
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Fourth Scout


One thing about close-up shots is that the mistakes show up. In this first picture, the mold lines are clearly seen on the front of the bolter. The mold lines on bolters are easy to miss and difficult to remove. Still, this is more a playing model than a show model.




Scout – Front





Scout - Left





Scout – Rear

   
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Fifth Scout

Again, this model is more for playing than display. Actually all my models are intended for playing but I primarily had to hurry these scouts to have them finished for the 2018 NOVA Open.




Scout - Right




Scout - Rear




Scout – Left

My favorite detail is the dirty boots. This is the last of my scouts. I will probably focus on my genestealer cult models for now.

   
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Genestealer Cult Army – Brood Brothers




On the Workbench - Brood Brothers Imperial Guard


I really like my Genestealer cult figures and have decided to build a Genestealer cult army for the next Nova Open. Although the next Nova Open starts the last week in August, building a new army by then, especially a Genestealer cult army will be a real challenge. Besides the normal crush of work, family, church, and life, building this army poses several challenges.


1) This army requires lots of new figures. I have tentatively written up a 1500 point army. For just the infantry squads, it would require 60 figures of which so far I have made about 20, not all of which are useable since some of them are designed for kill team which rewards using special weapons on infantry characters as opposed to the standard 40K where the points are better spent elsewhere.

2) The Genestealer Manual is expected to come out in the new month or two. This means that any figures I build now may be obsolete. Games Workshop has already shown several new models that I may be wanting.

3) This is a whole new army for me. I have been building camouflage space marines for years and have hundreds of models. Typically when I build my army, I add a few new models to the old army. This project requires all new models.


My plan includes a detachment of Imperial Guard brood brother’s allies. The Imperial Guard will support the Genestealers Cult army by providing a buffer during the initial phase since most of the Genestealer Cult army want to be in reserve and deep strike into assault positions. The Imperial Guard also provides what I really like, powerful shooting units. I especially like the artillery indirect fire to do unto other what has been done unto me, blasting away critical units in the first turn. I plan to include lots of indirect fire in the Imperial Guard army, including Basilisks to shake up and remove critical enemy units and weapons squads armed with mortars to remove as much bubble wrap surrounding critical targets that I want to attack with my Abominants, Aberrants, and pure strain Genestealers.




Brood Brothers – Infantry Squad




On the Workbench - Aberrants

   
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Brood Brothers – Heavy Weapons Team with Mortars

The first units I started building for the brood brothers were heavy weapons teams with mortars. I built three teams so far although I plan to field six teams. Their primary mission is to remove cheap infantry bubble wrap surrounding critical enemy targets. Their secondary missions are to hit other infantry targets and to help fill in the backfield against deep striking units.

I substituted some figures from the infantry squad to add some variety to the teams. These teams got a little tedious to make because they have lots of individual parts.




First Heavy Weapons Team - Unpainted


All the figures are kneeling in the first team.




Second Heavy Weapons Team - Unpainted


The gunner is standing on this team.




Third Heavy Weapons Team - Unpainted


The gunner is kneeling and the assistant is standing.




Third Heavy Weapons Team - Painted




Heavy Weapons Squad with Three Teams - Painted

   
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Brood Brothers - First Heavy Weapons Mortar Team

This the standard heavy weapons team with all the figures kneeling. These weapons teams are old style Games Workshop models with lots of finicky bits for modification but none really fit together that well. I actually like the new style kits better. They are not easily customized like the old kits but they fit together easier and generally look better.




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Front


All the gunners and assistants in the mortar team have gas masks. All the heads and bits are from the Genestealer Cults Upgrade Frame.




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Front Left




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Left




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Rear




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Right


It took me a few minutes to figure out what that the grey thing on the assistant’s back was. It is the butt of his rifle. It needs some work.

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That dirty look works so well on the genestealers.

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Brood Brothers - Second Heavy Weapons Mortar Team


I used the legs from a rifleman in the infantry squad kit to replace the kneeling gunner with a standing gunner.




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Front




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Left




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Left Rear




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Rear View




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Right Rear View




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Right




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Right Front


What happened to the kneeling figure for the gunner that I replaced for the mortar team? He ended up being an infantry soldier.




Brood Brother Rifleman – Infantry Squad

   
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Brood Brothers - Third Heavy Weapons Mortar Team

In the third heavy weapons mortar team, I replaced the assistant gunner with a standing figure.




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Front




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Right




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Rear




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Left Rear


This view shows the shovel in the dirt. This is the advantage of the bits in the old kits. They can be adapted for all sorts of interesting effects.




Heavy Weapons Mortar Team – Left


What happened to the kneeling figure for the assistant gunner that I replaced for the mortar team? He ended up being an infantry soldier.




Brood Brother Rifleman – Infantry Squad

   
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Oldmanronald,

Nice work on the mortar teams.

Cheers,

CB


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