Thursday 22 April 2021

'nids part 317 - Genestealer cult - Aberrants

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity I've been #paintingwarhammer on my Genestealer Cult Aberrants. This has been a very slow process, hence the lack of posts. I had obviously applied some highlights and it was time to make all that raw interface between alien growth and human skin. The amazing effect of VGC Heavy Red [or Citadel Khorne Red] has helped me get to a stage that I'm happier with.

As you can see it's taken that rather flat and pedestrian highlighted skin and added far more dimension to it. I've used much more red than the original fair skinned Aberrants but I don't think it'll be too noticeable as a group.

Still a lot to do on the bases as well. There is a significant amount of details on these but I'm getting there slowly.

I have some claws to highlight and maybe some vermillion on all the fleshy bits for a subtle extra highlight. Teeth, eyes and tongues too.

Weapons and that bloody rock [as well as a couple of skulls!].

The dark skinned group were also brought up to the same point. I keep trying to convince myself the bulk of it is done, it's just detail work now, a lot of which should be fun.

But I also know all those tiny details fail to give the feeling of progress. It's hours to get a pipe or some debris done and it only takes up 2% of the model!

All the weapons need griming up and some additional drybrushed highlights and then I need to resolve the 'power' bit as I did not like my psuedo-lightning effect on the original 5.

The banner has to be done as well.

All the red clothes are highlighted, I've been surprisingly busy while I've not been motivated, but that's the point - little bits of work go a long way to help move a project past those sticking points.

Just spotted that sneaky bit of grill/mesh on the base of the right one that hasn't been painted! Lots still to do but getting close now.

Importantly, my son went back to university on Monday, which means I will have a bit more hobby time to get these over the line. This is a massive project, although it may not immediately appear so. I'll explain next time, but believe me, this will be a major achievement when it is complete. Looking forward to getting them complete!


  1. These look very nice. Keep up the good work.--TheGM

    1. Will do, I was sidetracked by a couple of other projects. I still tinkered with these but I was more focused on the other and boy has that paid off!. However, I will be back on the Aberrants and then they will be done, done, done.

      Which leaves me with the next big question - Adeptus Titanicus Titans, Land Raider or Munitorum Containers...? I may consider mixing them up - do a Titan, then a container, repeat until fade. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯