So here’s one guy done! The more astute amongst you might notice his head has been swapped. The cultist head I was originally using had lost some face detail and I wasn’t happy leaving it on. I think this skitarii head fits him perfectly though.
Hello there human
This is my very first post about a subject that has been very close to my heart for a long, long time.
The Genestealer cult was once just a pipe dream to my young mind.
Starting out with 2nd edition 40K and my box of identical Blood Angels and Goff Orks (plus gretchin of course) I quickly expanded into painting other models terribly as well. Including but not limited to: Imperial Guard, Chaos Space Marines and Eldar.
2nd edition cover art, Bitchin’ no?
But there were always models and races that seemed to be entirely out of reach at the time, land raiders were a thing of myth and kit bashing only, and Harlequins were so long out of print, that I couldn’t get my grubby little hands on them without the use of the Internet services I take for granted these days.
Look at these jazzy space elves!
All of this is just a circuitous way of saying that amongst all these things I couldn’t have, the Genestealer cult were top of the list. I had seen pictures in old copies of white dwarf (snaffled up from boot sales with Boglin selling money) of what appeared to be mafia inspired cults of hybrid aliens, rolling around in an armoured limo and pimped out with golden chains. Needless to say this was very fucking cool to my 11 year old brain.
A particularly funky example of a khornate genestealer Cult.
Now here comes the actual point of my post, nearly 20 years on (yikes) and a year or so since I came back to the hobby. I get my chance to build a proper cult from the new (excellent) deathwatch cult models. I think GW have done a great job of keeping the feel of the original models but also bringing them up to date with a different theme, namely less mafia crime syndicate and more mining colony gone horribly wrong. I’m excited to get started with this project and I hope you will join me on this journey through nostalgia into reality.
thanks for taking a look at this fledgling blog, I’m optimistic that it will expand into something beautiful.
All pictures here belong to Games workshop or whatever.