Thursday, 19 November 2020

Ymgarl genestealer

 
Hey all, now what would be the most iconic monster of the 40k universe ? Well I bet the genestealer will end on the podium right ?
Now of course you probably know how I like to take the most obscure angle on a concept so when I got the chance to get my hands on an Ymgral Genestealer fan sculpt, well there was no real thinking process, just an instant urge to paint one !
Now if you're not familiar with the Ymgarl genestealer, it's simply the original genestealer from the Rogue Trader book that was simply called genestealer then but described as coming from the moons of Ymgarl.
 
 
 
 
 
This guy is a clear offspring of its time with the heavy Alien influence with added Cthulhu sauce added on top. So while the description mentions it's blue, I wanted to go for something organice and a bit nauseating, something that looks like a guy with rubber suit channeling Alien, real leeeces and the cosmic horror of Lovecraft's lore.
That means I wored from a wraithbone undercoat (contrast primer) and worked my way yp with glazes and washes to achieve the effect I wanted, that provides slight colour variations I found intersting given the size of the model.
Oh and of course my good friend Jon had already painted hi before anyone else and had forced me to come up with something different than his fantastic version :

Check his blogpost on that version HERE

Now that's quite a huge model so I based mine on an oval base to have as little of the model coming out of the base.

 
 I have to say I'm very eager to have this baby chasing characters in the depths of the underhive or any space hulk, he has that end stage boss quality I reckon !


 

16 comments:

  1. Lovely work on this iconic beastie. You've really made the most of the texture on the model. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, there's a lot to play with texture wise so I wanted to work with them as best as I could. It is one iconic fellow !

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  2. Love the colour variation across your version, and the contrast between the dark skin (carapace?) and the fleshy pink mouth parts. I stand by my round base choice though ;)

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    1. Thanks, I always feel like huge models need some variations, especially when they're mostly naked. And don't worry, thr round base is the second best option after all !

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  3. He looks really good. The washes work very well on a model like this. Can I ask where one finds fan sculpts like this?

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    1. Thanks, it is indeed a wash friendly model ! I'm afraid there aren't any left, it was a small run from a fan initiative !

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  4. Great model- really like it. Where can one obtain one from please?

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks ! This was a small run from a fan initiative I'm afraid !

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  5. You need to come up with a Warhammer Quest Hulk combo game, with like human level characters take on an abandoned Nostromo-like ship and have genestealer cult figures as the basic monster fodder whilst keeping this gribbly as the big bad (stalking the corridors randomly).

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    1. Well, It's actually all written and planned, Scenery will be the main thing now ^^

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  6. Very nice rendition of an original greeblie! The later genestealers had an interesting background, but I liked the way the RT original had effects in game, reminds me of some of the nasties in X Com, and how most players react with a distinct "kill it now!!!" vibe as a result.

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    1. That's precisely tha vie I'd like to convey when I use him in game as a GM !
      Thanks !

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  7. Terrific !! Il envoie du lourd ! Bien baveux et dark :)

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  8. It has a slightly different vibe due to the color scheme but still looks good :)

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