3 Apr 2017

Genestealer Cult - Purestrain Paint Scheme

Hi Readers, thanks for dropping in. I had to decide on a paint scheme for the Genestealers for the Cult. I know the Codex says independent Genestealer Cults are a purplish hue, but that is dull to all be the same and think its a bit of creative fluff manipulation to explain why all the canon genestealers in Space Hulk are purple! But I wanted mine to link in with the reds and khakis of the Genestealer Cult Leman Russ and the infected PDF. So, Hive Fleet Kraken is my favourite scheme for Tyranids and is ideal.
I used the great tutorial over at Tale Of Painters for painting the Hive Fleet Kraken scheme, I love the reds, Mephiston red is a really nice red I'd never used. I subbed out the fleshy Bugmans Glow for some Ratskin Flesh but otherwise matched the tutorial, lovely results, thank you ToP.
This was an old 2nd Edn Genestealer, I have loads of them fortunately and a few of the Deathwatch Overkill ones so a First Curse formation will be on the books...
So, another 19 to do somewhere on the to-do pile! Thanks for dropping by, cheers Siph.


  1. Great scheme. Can't wait to get started on my own Cult.

  2. I like it, there is something about that white color that suggests a maggot like slimey-ness that really plays into the idea that this thing is truly alien. Well done!

  3. Looks good, man - I dig that color scheme!

  4. Maggoty Slimeyness ? Now firmly fixed in my subconscious.

  5. Gribblies! You will grow to hate painting those models...I assure you.

  6. Release the Kraken!


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