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Monday, May 15, 2017

Painting Notebook - Genestealer Kill Team Leader

Hi All,

I haven't done one of these notebook posts in awhile and I wanted to remember how I painted this little guy.


He's my Genestealer Cult Kill Team Leader for Shadow War : Armageddon. The leader can have a power pick or power maul, so there you have it. I still need to paint the eyes, but he'smore or less done.


My sci-fi ash waste color combo, I think. Actually the mid color is probably darker and the mid I used here may be the lightest instead of the drizzle. That's the problem with not writing things down.


Metallics. As usual probably way too many for one model, but why use one when you can use seven? I forgot to include the Walnut Brown for his gun stock. I may also add a highlight to it.


Clothing. The color scheme is supposed to conjure up the fiery comet of salvation streaking across the sky. So Yellow, Orange and Red but muted ones.


Lastly we have flesh and chitin. I sort of followed GW's video tutorial here in that I put a purple ink wash over the shadow tone of the skin triad and then tried to layer on the highlights. Still a little rough in my layering. Nothing painting a few hundred more models won't fix. I'm not sure that the Reaper Blue Triad I picked really matches the genestealer blue recipe from GW. I might try mixing a little whit into the Ashen Blue to lighten it up. The Sky Blue was a spot color on the wires of the Power Pick. Perhaps last time I painted wires I used Sapphire Blue.

I'm also thinking about ordering some game tokens from Litko. Need to do it soon. I also need to check to see if I have all the templates and dice I need. I suspect I do.

Thanks for looking.

16 comments:

  1. That's an interesting model, don't think I've seen him before.

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    1. Hi Andrew, he's made by Uscarl. JB painted up the set last October.

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  2. If I had chitonous claws, I'd grab my crotch with them too.

    Love how he's the leader and appreciate seeing your paint recipe mate. He looks great.

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    1. Thanks Dai. I'm going with what you see is what you get. He has a hammery, picky thing and it's a weapon option for the leader, so...

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  3. What a great miniature Sea, bags of character and beautifully painted too.

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    1. Thank you Michael. After a bit of hand wringing he just came together.

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  4. I love the fringe world take on him. Looking forward to a full group now, it's nice to see the mojo this game has breathed him many of us.

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    1. Thanks JB, yeah Shadow War is giving me focus.

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  5. What a wonderful sculpt, absolutely packed with character. You've done him proud Sean, he looks amazing mate!

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    1. Thanks Millsy, Uscarl sells them. Did I mention they're sculpted by Bob Olley?

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  6. Looking good! I too have the problem of using too many paints, and for the SW:A project have reduced my pallet to about 20 paints... yeah, maybe not enough.

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    1. Thanks Lasgunpacker. I've always been one to put a lot of different metallic tones on one figure. With the triads it's even worse.

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  7. Handsome work. Really love the skin tones.

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    1. Thanks Bill, glad you like him. Aside from the Purple ink wash it's just the Reaper tanned skin triad.

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