One of the things I wanted to explore with my contributions to the Nestorian Infestation was the way the airborne tyranid spores released by the genestealer cultists would corrupt all aspects of life on an Imperial world, and what better way to do that than with some tainted servo-skulls?
Where once these skulls served the Imperial authorities now they have become slaved entirely to the will of the cult, the inflated gas-bladders growing from them swollen with more spores, ready to corrupt yet more loyal citizens.
March 19th, 2018 at 7:57 am
Haha – at first glance I thought these were skull-headed parrots! 🙂 That would have been neat of course, but a closer look shows these to be even better – I love the idea of the brood’s corruption spreading to all things… sinister!
March 19th, 2018 at 7:23 pm
Skull-headed parrots would be excellent, very much the sort of thing a piratical rogue trader would want around. Definitely an idea to squirrel away in the back of my brain for future inspiration…
March 19th, 2018 at 8:48 am
Creepy little blighters. The green is intense. Love em
March 19th, 2018 at 7:25 pm
“Lurid” was the word in my head when I was painting it. Once or twice I felt tempted to tone it down but I stuck to my guns and here they are (for better or worse!) :-p
March 19th, 2018 at 8:50 pm
I’m glad you were stuck on your guns.
March 20th, 2018 at 7:37 am
That’s what happens if you’re not careful with the super glue…
March 20th, 2018 at 1:49 pm
Sigh….. many time I’ve had a laspistol stuck to my thumb.
March 19th, 2018 at 7:16 pm
A creepy idea, well executed. The vibrant green works well with the more subtle colour choices of the skulls and weathered robotic arms.
March 20th, 2018 at 8:07 am
Thank you 🙂 The green was always going to be something of a gamble, I prefer more subtle colour schemes, but I think it came together in the end.