Saturday, 30 August 2014
Genestealer Cult Reinforcements
One Ugly Father
The Cult of the Four-Armed Emperor's venerable Patriarch sure is one ugly bastard, grown corpulent and warty from its many years of over-indulgence and privilege. It spends most of its time lounging on it's opulent silk lined throne, its every need attended to by doting Brood Brother servants who tenderly massage its calloused hide and feed it Ambull caviar while the upper echelon of the Cult plot their coming insurrection and the downfall of Imperial rule.
This is a great miniature sculpted by Bob Olley. It is a subject that fully benefits from his characteristic style, the variety of sharply defined textures and surfaces is remarkable, but does make it a bugger to paint.
Brood Brother Fanatics
Human cultists have diverse motives to affiliate with the cult. They range from the vulnerable and emotionally unstable, to those with political motives, and violent criminals. A ripe recruiting ground that the coven exploits. Many initiates believe the cult to be a benevolent religious organisation or fraternity. Only the most trustworthy are indoctrinated into its true nature. After proving their loyalty the most fanatical members of the cult undergo a grotesque ritual- the "Kiss of the Patriarch". This involves shaving their body hair in reverence to their Genestealer masters, tattooing their foreheads, and finally submitting to the Patriarch who clutches their head in it's claws and implants a genestealer egg with it's ovipositor. The tattoos and three scars on either side of the head are a mark of pride and honour.
These are Confrontation Tech Gang models. Despite having dodgy plastic arms I love their demeanor and profusion of details, perfect for Genestealer Cultists.
Brand New Cadillac
For the Cult's second limo I wanted something a bit different to the other armoured hover limousine. This started out as a cheap and crappy 1:43 1955 Crown Vic toy (as suggested in the Warhammer 40, 000 Compendium), and as with the other one I just kept adding stuff until it looked right. Inspired by the header image on this blog I went for a more 50s hot rod/ Mad Max/ bio-mechanical theme. I imagine the Patriarch and Magus's ride to be the more classy armoured hover limousine, while this road-wheeler is the Hybrid's vehicle to hoon around in.