Monday, 7 July 2014

'nids part 148 - TO DONE! - Genestealers, more of them!

11 Stealers, not on my list but they were always going to be necessary should I go ahead with my Armies on Parade board. I need MOAR! figures should that happen and stealers fill that roll admirably as they're cheap and plentiful on ebay and they are visually more impressive than Termagants and take up more room.

Here's the potential extra Broodlord, although I think any of the ones that are standing on the defeated remains of my very own Deathwing could also pass as Broodlords. He may well be added to my 9 Ymgarls to fill out their brood to 10, just because he has the additional armour plates on his back.

Love my little ground burster nod to the old Ymgarls, he's still nearly as tall as a marine though!

They all look like they have pinstripe pants on thanks to my fibrous grain effect on their Bonewhite.

Although the Chitin plates look quite cool.

"What's that coming over the hill? Is it a monster?" - Yep!

The Brood advances.

The view from Servitor Satellite X-Delta-37i

Veiny temples.

Come at me!

Here are the remaining Genestealers to compare and contrast [although I foolishly left 7 in my figure case].

Twin Broodlords, "why?" These should be good in 7th, what with Dominion making them Synapse Creatures, even with only a 6" Synapse range. Look forward to trying these out.

Quite a difference with these old ones, no grain on the Bonewhite, the old liver [brown] colour on only the muzzle, hands and feet. At the very least I need to repaint all the Mechrite red edges with my Vallejo Heavy Red. It's not as opaque as the old Foundation paints but three coats will put a nice durable finish on these. 

Whether I go the whole hog and re-tint all the liver bits red is something else. Probably not, too much else to do and these are effectively done.

They add some variety to the mix, old skool, nu-skool, Chitin armoured, Scytals. A nice blend of Stealer variants to help identify broods.

The next thing to do is add some with Adrenals and Toxin sacs for more variety and maybe do Turquoise on the front of the chests so they look like the Broodlords with their body warmers.

The old Ymgarls didn't even have the grain effect on their limbs, they did have highlights on their fleshy red bits, something I chose not to do on my new ones.

The relentless horde.

Old and new, together as one.

Another picture of Genestealers...

Servitor Satellite X-Delta-37i picks up another shot of the advancing horde.

Big blue tick for being a good boy, now go do some Dark Angels!