I've finished my Deathwatch: Overkill Genestealer Cult!
After the patriarch, the magus is the charismatic psychic leader of the cult. He is accompanied by familars, which are manifestations of psychic energy into baby genestealer form. I prefer to think of them as baby 'stealers.
|Genestealer Cult Magus|
|Magus and familiars|
Complementing the magus, the primus is the martial leader of the cult. He plans and leads the insurrection and the spread to other system worlds. I think he is a good addition to the existing genestealer mythology.
|Genestealer Cult Primus|
So that's the entire cult completed! I'm really happy with how they came out. More pictures of the patriarch here
, and hybrids here
Darren Latham's sculpts
are amazing- they pay superb homage to the Jes Goodwin/ Bob Olley originals in so many ways- the armour, the poses, the faces and tubes, the weapons.
Look at the poses of the genestealers compared to the original 1989 Space Hulk
plastics- it can't be a coincidence. I love the return of the iconic segmented body, it is very creepy.
|Old and new genestealers|
And check out the Dave Gallagher art from Space Hulk Campaigns
. They've really nailed the nostalgia aspect.
|Look at the price...|
These models are not cheap, but they had so much nostalgia value I have no regrets about getting them. I'm contemplating getting a few more, and I don't even play 40K...
That is some seriously magnificent work, Barks. Seriously. Painting the whole coven to such a high standard must have taken you a long, long time.ReplyDelete
My favourite pic is of the generational cycle. Like icing on the cake!
Thanks, Matt! Mostly it was about persuading myself to get started...Delete
Great to see some exellent painted old genestealers!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Michael!Delete
Awesome painting on these brilliant sculpts. I agree with you about the homage that's been paid to the original miniatures. I've always had a soft spot for the genestealer cult background, & this might just be the best-painted cult I've ever seen!ReplyDelete
That's very kind of you, PC!Delete
Fantastic stuff! The purple on the Magus' robes is absolutely sumptuous and very appropriate. I also grew up with the cult figures and GW have nailed it here.ReplyDelete
It is a very impressive release. The purple is Vallejo Violet Red with Army Painter Purple Tone.Delete
You're to be congratulated mate. One of the coolest things I've seen in a loooong time. Kudos!ReplyDelete
Ah fantastic work! Your cult is coming together nicely, with the dark blues giving a nice sense of continuityReplyDelete
Cheers, Paul! It's not an imaginative colour scheme, but they do have strong unity.Delete
Other commenters have said most of it, but I think the Magus looks amazing, and the contrast between the ornate Magus and the military-looking Primus (while maintaining subtle thematic connections) is a good touch.ReplyDelete
I really like the idea of the magus and primus advising the patriarch on 'diplomatic' and military courses of action respectively.Delete
Lovely! They are certainly cracking sculpts. Seem popular amongst the fans both old and new.ReplyDelete
They're a winner! Cheers, Simon!Delete
Amazing work. It's great to see the whole Cult painted so well! Darren. :)ReplyDelete