The Cult of the Abyssal Gaze – Part 5

Time for painting models is running short at the moment, I ended up working through the weekend, but I managed to find the time to finish these two sneaky xenos to join my growing Genestealer Cult gang for Necromunda. I batch painted the greater part of them alongside the other three neophytes I showed previously so getting them finished off wasn’t too onerous, just a matter of going back to add the details, highlights and other finishing touches. First off here’s Neophyte Xandus…

Neophyte Genestealer Cult Wudugast (3)Neophyte Genestealer Cult Wudugast (4)Neophyte Genestealer Cult Wudugast (5)Neophyte Genestealer Cult Wudugast (6)

… and here’s his clan-sibling Neophyte Decima who has been blessed to receive a grenade launcher stolen from a manufactorum overseer’s personal collection of armaments (licensed for use as a means of quelling severe worker morale issues).

Neophyte Genestealer Cult Wudugast (1)Neophyte Genestealer Cult Wudugast (2)

That just leaves the Magos and his familiar to complete so I’m hoping to get some time over the next few days to just sit down, relax and get some painting in. Will it happen? We shall see!

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16 responses to “The Cult of the Abyssal Gaze – Part 5

  • Alexis West

    More good stuff. Xandus has one of my favourite heads from the set, and those shotgun arms are a great pair. I like the back-story on Decima’s Grenade Launcher, too!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! There’s something really creepy about those long arms on a human shaped body isn’t there? Glad you like the backstory behind the grenade launcher, it came to me when I was writing this post and I found myself wondering if there was a more interesting reason for a weapon like that to be in the hands of a factory-world ganger than just “they stole it off a production line”.

  • Alex

    Excellent as always mate – that green visor is lovely against the orange’n’blue gear! I have every confidence that the Magos & pets will emerge soon 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Cheers mate 🙂 If all goes according to plan I’ll put in some time on him tonight. I need some down time and now the gang is coming together I’m feeling inspired!

  • imperialrebelork

    Awesome man. The blue and orange really pop well together and then the pallid skin is a nice contrast to it all. I’ve been refraining from doing a Gene army but seeings yours gets my creative juices flowing hehe

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Very nice mate and I hope you get the time to sit down and relax and paint.

  • Pete S/ SP

    They are great. I really like the bases too.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Faust

    Love the visor on Xandus. Seeing all this is making me eager to gather up my Genestealers and see what I have. Will have to wait though, still have a lot I’m trying to churn through at the moment. Hope your hobby-time is going well!

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, I know the feeling, if I worked on all the things I want to work on at any given moment I’d tear myself in two! However I do think you’ll enjoy the cultists when you get around to them. Yes, the work/life balance is improving too, one more day of work and then I get to let my hair down and relax (and paint things – that will definitely be on the agenda!).

  • Azazel

    I like the orange workwear. The question will be whether I go with something like this (because, it, you know, makes sense) or purple/blue, because 1990’s Genestealers….

    • Wudugast

      For me the genestealer cultists are something I pretty much missed out on first time around, I think I got into the hobby as they were disappearing , or maybe just after, so I don’t really have any nostalgia for them. They’ve clearly gone through a real overhaul though, I suspect if I was a fan of them from the old days it might take quite some getting used to. As it stands I really like the style of them as workers/miners but it would be interesting to see how well they work in the purple robes – I reckon you could definitely pull it off.

      • Azazel

        I have (had?) a few of the original Hybrids and such, though I never painted them up, so I’m not strongly tied to any particular look. They always wore those ribbed bodysuits, so I guess it was a case of the new 40k designers working out what the hell those bodysuits are supposed to *be*. They’re more industrial than Limo-riding these days though, so maybe the workwear makes more sense…

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