Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Genestealer Cult Sentinel - WIP
In line with my 1000 point plan, I've started work on a Sentinel with lascannon.
Handily, I had this model already from a long defunct army I was working on several years ago. After a few days soaking in a big tub of Dettol it was ready for a new life serving the 4 armed emperor. If you haven't tried it before, Dettol is great for taking the paint off of metal and plastic, but is a bit smelly and horrible. I used to use Fairy Power Spray, which was a lot less stinky and a bit easier, but they seem to have changed the mix as it just doesn't work anymore. The Dettol takes a few days, but you can't argue with the results.
I still have a few bits of gap fill to go, so this isn't a completely finished model yet. I've basically done it mostly stock, but have added in a few "industrial style" details to match the rest of my force. Luckily, I had some spare Killa Kan bits that were quite helpful; providing the drill attachment and chains that I've hung under the cockpit. It should be fun to paint too as it's a bit different from my other Cult units and I think plenty of Hazard striping will really set it off.
While I'm on the subject, I have to say that I think Games Workshop really dropped the ball on the styling of their Cult/Guard units like the Chimera, Russ and Sentinel. I know they were going for regular forces that have turned and went with a standard paint scheme with a few Cult accents, but it doesn't mesh with anything in the force and really looks like a last minute hash - like they painted them as Cadians and then realised they needed to release them for GS Cult next week, so they botched on a few icons overnight. I'll leave the rant there, but I just wish they'd painted them to match the force as they look a little weird side by side.
Anyway, I'm also currently working on the next squad of Neophytes, A Leman Russ (scavenged from the same defunct force and in need of some real TLC), and 5 more Genestealers. I'm seriously trying to stick with the 1000 point plan!