The Family is Growing: Genestealer Cults Aberrants

Genestealer Cults Aberrants unit

Even if the subtitle of this blog is “Working for the Omnissiah”, lately I have not been painting any Adeptus Mechanicus-aligned model. Well, the fact is: the weather has not been good enough to undercoat any new model in the latest month, and when it was I had more pressing matters to attend to or was in the bed with a flu. So, waiting for sunnier days without wind, I am currently focusing on clearing my backlog of started-but-never-completed models. The choice then fell on the Genestealer Cults Aberrants because I wanted to try to paint some skin a muscles, after so much robes and metallic plates.

My main idea was to use them as the linchpin of a kill team, but after the reveal of Shadow War: Armageddon , I hope that it will have rules for them, as their background fits with small skirmishes in the depths of an hive much better than with a regular WH40K battle on the surface.

The Aberrants are gorgeous models. The little details like the scars on their backs and the boils on their bodies add to the narrative dimension and let you try some new technique and colour on different textures.

Toxic puddle

I am pretty satisfied with how this toxic fluids pool turned out.

Genestealer Cults Aberrant - hammer detail

Some blood on the extremities of the weapons helps adding a layer of story to the models.

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