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Lost Patrol – Genestealers get everywhere

Lost Patrol – Genestealers get everywhere

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Project Blog by dugthefug1644

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About the Project

To get involved in the Space Hulk Project Challenge I decided to finally get around to painting my Genestealers from fellow boardgame Lost Patrol.

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Progress - not a fast technique.

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Progress - not a fast technique.
Progress - not a fast technique.

I enjoy painting the mottled effect, but this does slow the process down.

I can’t imagine trying to batch paint this scheme. The amount of bits I am confident I would miss between colours and models etc? It would be painful.

I find myself going for one mini at a time and am liking the results.

Priming, crackle basing and using shades.

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Priming, crackle basing and using shades.

I primed the whole batch with skeleton bone Army Painter spray.

After the assembly of the minis I added some crackle paste to the base. Once dried I then primed them.

Sadly this hasn’t crackled or adhered to the base as I had hoped. I have learned since that for best results you should use some gloss varnish on the base before you add the paste. Time again I am sure it will look better. I have applied a covering of pva to try to stabilise the crackle surface. I have painted over much of the effect with vallejo new wood and agrax earthshade. I have added a touch of sand too.

The heads are being painted with Bugman’s Glow because I thought the purple was too harsh a colour for what I wanted. The sinews and gory bits have been painted with Citadel technical paint Blood for the Blood God.

On the back of the head and neck I have really enjoyed putting in free hand veins to give it an even more alien feel.

I have used dots of white, Druchii Violet and Drakenhof Nightshade (blue) to give some interesting texture to the hardened shell areas of the genestealer and the skin. Just using a thin highlight brush and pooling little dots and allowing them to dry down to a interesting dots gave me the effect I wanted.

I also used Reikland Fleshshade wash over all the purple and Bugman’s Glow and even most of the bone. I then went over the bone again with a light shade of agrax earthshade. I built the bone back up with Zandri Dust and highlighted in white.

Scheme and basing

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Scheme and basing

The purple, blue and bone are a colour combo I wanted to use for my Kill Team genestealer cultists, so decided this would be a sensible scheme for the fully grown Genestealers to follow.

The purple is from vallejo (Royal Purple), the blue is Mccrag blue from Citadel and the bone is Zandri dust from Citadel.

The basing will be to go with my Scouts from Lost Patrol rather than any urban style basing to go with my Kill Team.

Scheme and basing

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