Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Genestealer Cult Priests: conversions.

Some small conversions to make a couple Genestealer Cult unit leaders that I'm pretty happy with.
The 2 units of psykers, which are represented by yesterday's aliens, also need to have an 'Overseer': someone to keep the psykers in line, and focus their mental energy.  If the mutants that are the psykers are full-blown dna overwritten aliens, then the Overseers would be less physically mutated- a bridge between the alien & human elements of the army.  For this, I used the Renegade Rogue Psykers from Forgeworld.

Here is how the conversions turned out:

This guy just exudes confidence. And this particular base was just right for his pose, like he's stepping out onto a ledge to preach/mind control the masses. I liked the original's banner poles, but obviously he needed something more alien, so I gave him an additional set of limbs, scythed of course.

This is the original. the other fellow doesn't seem to be handling his powers as well as his co-worker. In fact, he looks like his head is about to explode.  In truth, I don't like this model nearly as much as the other, so I figured he'd need some extra converting to make him as interesting. 

So why does his head hurt so much? Yes, because of all the psychic energy, but also because he's struggling to keep his own mutation in check. His head is elongating and mutating.. 'bugging out'! hehe (sorry). I had an old scene from 'Wolfen' in mind here.  He's also got an extra set of limbs, but more fitting his less-confident nature, I went with ones that look like they're usually hidden under his clothes, more stunted... I had a scene of the mutant that reveals an extra arm on Mars in 'Total Recall' for that. 

I've already started painting them, they should be done soon. 

Won't be long before the Cult reigns over their planet...

enjoy the appropriate-by-pun music:



8 comments:

Paul of the Man Cave said...

WOW!!!!!

Michael Awdry said...

Awesome work Sir! Those bases really set off your 'monstrous' creations perfectly.

Lobo said...

enchanting conversions, really!

Dr. Willett's Workshop said...

They're really superb!

styx said...

Good stuff!

ColKillgore said...

Great conversions. It is always good to see another cult shaping up.

ColKG

Brummie said...

Looking excellent so far top stuff sir

Spacejacker said...

Beautiful minis and conversions. It's stuff like this that sometimes shakes my resolve to keep to 15mm scale.

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