Hey guys, it’s been a while since I last posted but during the last week I’ve been working on something completely new. I haven’t painted anything Warhammer 40,000 for well over a year now. Since the release of the new Genestealer Cults, the models are so beautiful I wanted to paint one! So here is my Goliath Rockgrinder!
I must admit, I picked quite a complex model to start a new Genestealer Cults army. Especially considering I’ve been so used to painting Warhammer Age of Sigmar for the past year and a half. The last things I painted for 40k were my Skitarii back in May 2015. I don’t often play games so because Age of Sigmar is quite easy to get into and play I’ve only focussed on Age of Sigmar models. However, since the release of the new Genestealer Cults I completely fell in love with the models. After Armies on Parade I decided to pick up the new Goliath, it was a completely new challenge for me and I was excited to paint something completely different to what I’ve been used to.
The model was my first attempt at using masking with the airbrush for the hazard stripes on the front. It’s not perfect but I’m pretty happy with it for a first go. I also spent a bit longer on the weathering of the vehicle, and tried new techniques such as rust streaks. I even did a little freehand on the side of the Rusted Claw logo, it’s not great but again I’ve never really done freehand so I’m happy with it as a first attempt!
One striking thing you may notice is that the model is on a base! To be honest, this was a last minute decision. I wanted to base my army as if they’re on a barren industrial forgeworld, perhaps a planet like Mars. I originally dusted the underside and wheels of the vehicle with Forgeworld weathering powders but I wanted to give it a more thematic look and context, therefore I decided to base it. I also feel this will make the vehicle more coherent with the rest of the army. Overall, I’m really happy with the piece and I can’t wait to paint some of the infantry units for the Cult!
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