Cultist Scumbags, pt.3

Part 3 of my painting update sees the balance tip as more than half of the scummers have been painted up. As of this weekend, I sit at 17 cultists finished, 2 in progress and 10 just based and awaiting priming. I can’t actually prime until the weather stops being psychotic though.

I’ve been quite lazy with the photos in the last few posts- there’s just so many of these bastards now! Once the whole gang is done I can start taking more pics. For now, I’m just taking what pics I can while working away. I gave the obliterators a basing too, although they are quite far back the painting line at this time- all the models with power armour will come soon.

The biggest challenge so far has been trying to keep the cultists looking individual and unified all at once. I’m enjoying not painting to a uniform and just picking colours on the fly (apart from the traitor guard), and this is helping a bunch when coming across duplicates in the horde.

Well, that’s it for another update- thanks for reading.

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15 thoughts on “Cultist Scumbags, pt.3

  1. Azazel

    I feel you ont he weather for spraying, mate! Still the models you’ve completed here look bloody great, and by keeping to a similar palette of colours they look like individuals while still being tied together so they remain visually coherent as a group. 🙂

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            1. Azazel

              Mostly I used this stuff, available locally, acrylic and non-yellowing for less than half the price of the GW spray (which I’ve used in the past, and not had a problem with – though I know a lot of people have complained about the GW one at various points in time)
              https://www.bunnings.com.au/white-knight-310g-satin-crystal-clear-spray-paint_p1583972
              There’s also a gloss verison, but sadly, no matte. I also use Testors Dullcote, and I’ve got a couple of new matte sprays from Japanese hobby places that I haven’t yet tried.
              For scenery and stuff that will be knocked around more, I give them a coat of gloss, followed by the satin. I also spot-varnish bits of models after the spray with paint-on gloss, matte, satin, etc to get certain effects like shiny things or especially dull things.

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              1. Steve Post author

                Thanks very much for the info- I used to use the GW spray when I was younger but found it made the models extremely…. greasy? I guess that’s the best description I could think of.
                I’ve been able to find some Testors Dullcote online so will give that a try, hopefully have a better result!

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                1. Azazel

                  It might be worth giving the GW stuff another try if it’s been a long time, and seeing what your local hardware chain has to offer in terms of non-yellowing acrylic. I know an Art Teacher who uses the same stuff that I do.

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  2. Ann

    Glad that you are continuing to make progress with your project. Good luck with your varnishes. I’m in the crowd that has had bad luck with GW varnishes, but that was a long time ago and as Azazel said, perhaps they are better now. I find that for gaming miniatures while a varnish is certainly obligatory with metal miniatures I’ve had some orks that I played games with pretty much weekly for quite a few years and they needed few if any touch-up’s. Of course, I was pretty careful with them and transported them using foam trays and the like.

    I’ve had good luck with Vallejo’s brush on varnishes for what it is worth.

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    1. Steve Post author

      Thanks Ann. Yeah I found that my models back in the day came out quite greasy, these being metal SM scouts and Chaos dwarves. I should give the varnishes another go now, I’m just apprehensive haha. I’ll have a look at Vallejo’s products, thanks for the tip!

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      1. Ann

        The specific varnish I’ve had good luck with is Vallego’s brush on Matt Acrylic Varnish, 26.518. I find that one coat of gloss (on metal mini’s) to provide wear and then 1-2 coats of the matt seems to do the trick. With plastics that are carefully handled but used for gaming, I have gotten away with just using the matt, though sometimes I’ve done a touch of gloss on sharp bits and then matt.

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