16 Aug 2016

Deathwatch Overkill: Genestealer Patriarch Painted

Hello there! I have some progress with my Deathwatch box, and now also the Genestealer Cult is assembled. We even had a go with it, with my son.

We played the first mission (Killstorm)... And he totally beat my Cultists to pulp :) He got down 25 cultists, while I managed only to wound one of he's Deathwatch Marines. And the one wound naturally healed in a second :)

I was waiting for more of a "Space Hulk" feeling from this game, but it's really something else. In short experience, I like the game flow and the rules. It has the "easy to learn, hard to master" thing going on... But I have to play more to make my final opinion about it. The box itself is a treasure, even if you don't like the game. :D

Anyways, here's some pics of the Patriarch...

I gave it a primer with Army Painter Ultramarines Blue...

and pretty much followed the painting guide colors that you can find in WD Issue 110. With few exceptions... (I'll post a step by step of the coming cultists, with the same color theme) At this point I had painted the spikes and claws black, as seems to be the latest fashion. But I was not pleased with the look, and "old school" guy as I  am, I wanted to change them to the good old bone color...

And so I did... Much better :)

I did the base with different browns, and overbrushed it with some Ushabti Bone here and there. And finished it with little strokes of Runefang Steel.

More Cultists coming soon! Bye now...


  1. Thanks Riot! Glad you like it :)

  2. Beautiful job. I especially love the back. It is superb the colors and highlights!

  3. Thanks for kind words Greg! I also fancy the "Original" genestealer colors...