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Khornate Cult for AoP

Armies on parade Genestealer cult Mentor Legion

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I will be entering my Mentor Legion in this year’s Armies On Parade.
When I entered my Slaanesh marines in 2016 and 2017 I put them in a diorama, facing Biel Tan Eldar, fighting for a maiden world. Similarly I’ll be putting my Mentors in a diorama fighting...
A Genestealer cult.
Two classic 2nd edition armies.

Now, I didn’t do a lot of Eldar models in the last AoP as I don’t actually want an army of them, and the same applies to GSC. Just enough for there to be some OpFor in the diorama.


I have some purestrains done from another diorama, which I’ll be reusing, including one getting its head blown apart:
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And am now working on a pack of GSC. Overalls and boots will be beige as it should show up the Mars powder nicely. For reference, some of my Mentors:
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I plan to do the ribbed bits of their clothing as dark, dirty metal. Add some hazard stripes for colour on plates here and there. For loincloths I’m thinking red - while it is a colour on the Mentors too, the diorama is supposed to be on a Mechanicus world so I think the red will tie them to it.

I’ll post more details and some photos in good time.
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Just WIPs:
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The last one is modelling being shot and toppling backwards. Hand blow off and a shot to the gut. Blood spray made from superglue applied to a hair. It beads naturally.
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Not much to look at but Leadbelcher is done on all, and shaded with Nuln oil. Next I’ll be drybrushing the metal with Necron Compound and doing brown leather (straps, holsters, pouches, etc.). Then Agrax Earthshade over everything done so far.
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Then getting on to hazard stripes, lenses, flesh and getting some more colours into the palette.
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Good start here Kierdale, keep er going
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Work is slow but steady :)
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Coveralls done
Leather done
‘Steel’ done
Copper areas to be highlighted
...then everything gets Agrax Earthshade.

Aaaaaand I’ve decided to put off entering my Mentors vs. GSC until AoP2019 as I want to add more units to the GSC-side. As it’s a mine-diorama I’d be making a mistake if there wasn’t a Goliath Rockgrinder in there, for one. :tu:

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“Well, guys, that’s the Agrax done.”
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Before/after
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That's quite the stark change with agrax! They look close to finished with that! 


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7k worth of guard 


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It certainly sped up the process :D and makes them look sufficiently dirty into to the bargain :tu: It should be easy enough to replicate if I expand to a second squad or more, too.

I’m looking forward to the next steps, which will add some colour to them.

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These look pretty awesome! I’m excited to see the completed army.

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Keeping AoP2019 in mind I’m trying not to work on my Orks (they’re for AoP2020 :D) and am getting back to my Mentors and GSC...

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I’m still undecided on the skin of the 4th gen hybrids...I like the purple as it gives them some colour, whereas more a more ‘(white) human’ skin tone would blend in with their clothing...
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Perhaps going a few shades lighter on the people would make the contrast less stark?

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I redid the skin on some of the more human looking hybrids to give them a more pale flesh tone. I will post photos soon.

In the meantime here is a WIP character...

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My GSC squad bases. Unlike a lot of people I actually like making bases :D

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But forgot to repaint the trim black before putting the models on...
Other than that the squad is done.
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I’m very happy with them but want to get a midway between the purple-skinned ones and the pale-skinned ones in future.

Leader
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Icon
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Webber
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Flamer
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This one took a shot to the gut and another blew his left hand off. It’s the second time I’ve tried posing a walking model on the ‘wrong foot and I like how it helps them look like they’re mid fall.
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My favourite
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And guys with shotguns
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Heavy weapons
Particularly happy with how the first one’s backpack came out
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Love it! You've got a fantastically gritty look that's very consistent. Looking forward to seeing the whole army!
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Love the work you've done so far. :tu:

The purple skin is a little too purple but that's a minor and very much personal thing.
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You carry the Emperor's will as your torch, with it destroy the shadows.

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Love the work you've done so far. :tu:
The purple skin is a little too purple but that's a minor and very much personal thing.

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Thanks for the comments.

Yes, I probably should have gone with a lighter purple - since I am going for something like the classic Space Hulk look. I’m doing the ‘tech priest hybrid’s skin next so will try a pinker purple there. If that works out then I can redo they hybrids. Make the purple ones pinker and the pinker one’s a little purpler :D

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I like those. The muted colours work really well.
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How about these for a lighter, pinker purple?
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I may go back and redo the skin of the hybrids but it will be the same in time as I do the crew of the Goliath I have still to make :tu:
That, some purestrains to base, and the army is done for AoP2019.

Just the diorama scenery to make...
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I think different skin tones could be a viable option in your army, unless you're stickler for uniformity (which, having seen your Slaane:cusses, I seriously doubt :P). In any case this lighter shade looks good. :tu:

 

And apologies for not answering your post on Instagram, been rather busy lately!


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Suffer not the Heretic to live.

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I think different skin tones could be a viable option in your army, unless you're stickler for uniformity (which, having seen your Slaane:cusses, I seriously doubt :P). In any case this lighter shade looks good. :tu:
 
And apologies for not answering your post on Instagram, been rather busy lately!


No problem, I should’ve just posted it here.

Uniformi-what?? :D
Indeed. There’s a reason I can’t do more than ten Imperial Guard or Mentors before having to rotate to one of my other armies.
After getting this AoP2019 entry done I’m looking forward to getting back to my Psychopomps and Snakebites.

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This bug is done (but for painting the base trim black).
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The tech heresy!

 

Great job, I'm loving these miniatures. 


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N1SB’s thread HERE has tempted me to add some Chaos (namely Khorne) iconography to my GSC.

What do you think?
I’ll blu-tac some bitz here and there, take some photos and let’s see how it looks... :)

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I decided to follow my heart and KILLMAIMBURN!!!
The flesh of the unfaithful shall be sacrificed to the Star Gods, but their skulls...their skulls belong to Khorne!

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Oversized but I care not.

Will be adding skulls and severed heads to selected other models. Must change the Neophyte’s weapon from a skull-smashing mace to a skull-taking axe...

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Just blu-taces together for now.
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And this guy’s mace was replaced with an axe
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Will be redoing the neophytes’ skin too.
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