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Genestealer Color Scheme

In between other things, I’ve trying out different color schemes, trying to settle on how I’m going to paint my Space Hulk genestealers.  I’ve got a very solid idea of how I’m going to paint the terminators already (heck, I’ve got the terminators from the last edition painted up, though I’m not sure I’d like to parade them around in public… in fact, I could field all of them as Deathwing Terminators, though the bases would cause me problems).  The ‘stealers have always given me problems.

About this time last year, I’d settled on a paint scheme for a Tyranid army that I’ve since abandoned, and really need to put on eBay (if you’re interested, let me know, I’ve got a great deal! :) ).
I’m actually very happy with the scheme: basecoat, highlights and then brushed with Minwax.  Dipping’s great for painting a huge number of space bugs, but Space Hulk has less than thirty.  Too much hassle, I think.
Plus, although I like the scheme, I’d like to make them darker, creepier, nastier.
I’ve thoroughly abused a spare genestealer I’ve had floating around (possibly/probably from the previous edition of Space Hulk), and have settled, I think, on a paint scheme.
The chitin on the leg is the scheme I’m going to use for chitin.  It’s P3 Cryx Bane Base highlighted with P3 Cryx Bane Highlight and washed with Devlan Mud thickened with some matte medium.
The flesh pretty much everywhere here is what I’ll be using for flesh.  It’s Dheneb Stone washed with Devlan Mud thickened with matte medium.
This’ll give me a nice, wicked and creepy color scheme.  Dark, dangerous and insectoid chitin and pulpy, gross flesh.
I still need to settle on how I’m painting the claws.  I’m thinking I might try Dheneb Stone washed with some sort of Badab Black.  Not sure, though.  They need to pop out and look dangerous.

Space Hulk

Well, I’ve ordered my copy of Space Hulk.

I’m a little suprised (and by”surprised”, I mean “disappointed”) by a couple of things about it, though. The “limited” thing is really probably a mistake. The pricetag is also… very high.
I’m also trying to figure out what’s up with the bases on the minis. It looks like they’re all on cavalry bases, which is odd. More than anything, I’d like to be able to use my Deathwing Terminators in the game (40mm bases are too large for the previous edition), and I think that if the pictured miniatures are on cav bases, I might be able to do that… but it still strikes me as an odd choice.
The genestealer sculpts are amazing. The terminator sculpts also look really, really good… though perhaps a smidge too Blood Angel-y for my tastes. I suppose I’ll have to decide whether to just keep them and use them as is, convert them slightly to replace the winged chalices with winged broken swords, or trade them off for multi-part terminators. That will have to wait until later, though.