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Offline Mr Kissyfur

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Space Hulk Genestealer
« on: May 09, 2014, 05:38:48 PM »
A quick bishbosh paintjob (and equally quick bishbosh photography...), trying out a scheme for the Space Hulk genestealers:





Only 29 to go...
« Last Edit: May 10, 2014, 09:27:47 AM by Mr Kissyfur »

Offline Legion1963

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 05:51:35 PM »
For a critter that dwells in darkness most of its time, this would work very well.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2014, 02:00:50 PM by Legion1963 »

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 06:47:06 PM »
I'll second that. Nice color scheme.

Offline Elbows

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 07:29:30 PM »
Lovely colour scheme.



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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 08:22:21 PM »
agreed, cool color scheme.

Only 29 to go...

Not to woory, it only took me +15 years to paint all of my 1st ed genestealers  ;D
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Offline Paleskin

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 08:46:53 PM »
Really like that colour scheme,works well

Offline baldlea

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 08:29:52 AM »
Nice colours. Looks like they got to the Narn at some point.

Offline Mr Kissyfur

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2014, 12:10:48 PM »
Nice colours. Looks like they got to the Narn at some point.

 lol

I knew my subconscious nicked that idea from somewhere...

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2014, 01:59:38 PM »
agreed, cool color scheme.

Not to woory, it only took me +15 years to paint all of my 1st ed genestealers  ;D

I think the worst part is cleaning up the models  lol

I think I like the scheme, too. It will have to grow on me, as it is too close to Deathwing colours for comfort, but I think it works. Is painting the head as carapace instead of the 'flesh' tones a conscious choice, or did it just happen?

Did you use a wash to shade the carapace (and if so, did you dap it on instead of going all over the bone-coloured parts)?
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Offline Mr Kissyfur

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2014, 03:20:08 PM »
I think the worst part is cleaning up the models  lol

Ha! I didn't bother cleaning up with this one, so you'll see some horrendous mould lines on there. They're in some really really inconvenient places, too, so the prospect of cleaning up 29 of them is terrifying.

They really are terrible moulds.

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I think I like the scheme, too. It will have to grow on me, as it is too close to Deathwing colours for comfort, but I think it works.

I realised that similarity afterwards, as I was going to shamelessly copy someone else's 1st Ed Space Hulk Deathwing terminators that I saw on here, but that's out the window now...

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Is painting the head as carapace instead of the 'flesh' tones a conscious choice, or did it just happen?

I wanted the head a lighter tone as I wanted to Narn the head up some, so I went with the lighter colour of the two.  It was only after I'd finished that I realised that it didn't make any anatomical sense... Hey ho. I like the aesthetics though, so that will triumph over common sense :)

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Did you use a wash to shade the carapace (and if so, did you dap it on instead of going all over the bone-coloured parts)?

I washed the whole thing in devlan mud (original, eh?), as I'm a lazy so and so. Given how hard it was to get bleached bone back on over the top of that without the wash showing through, next time I shall make the effort to wash only the bits I want shaded.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2014, 03:51:14 PM by Mr Kissyfur »

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2014, 04:06:44 PM »
Thanks! Much obliged!

I have a Space Hulk project waiting for when I get the Battle Systems sci-fi scenery (hopefully somewhen after summer).

Offline Dentatus

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2014, 04:50:56 PM »
Yeah, I've got a big box o' Bug Hunt Corridors sitting under my desk. So dense, it's got it's own gravity field.

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2014, 06:42:59 PM »
Nice. But I think the head would look good same colour as hands/fleshy sections in the chitinous atmour plates.
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Re: Space Hulk Genestealer
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2014, 06:45:12 PM »
Needs a bit of pink.....
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