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A melee-focused Elites option for Genestealer Cults armies, equipped with a power sledgehammer and rending claw.
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The Abominant, a standout among the mutant aberrants of the cult, stands as a monstrous force of muscle and chitin. It wields a heavy bludgeoning instrument with effortless might, showcasing its fearsome strength. The true terror of its existence is unveiled when it rampages through foes with a frenzied roar, embodying a mixture of rage, agony, and self-disgust. Guided by a Mindwyrm Familiar, a bio-psychic creation birthed from the Patriarch’s lair, the Abominant’s horrifying purpose comes to light.

As a close combat powerhouse, the Abominant specializes in dealing devastating damage through its power sledgehammer and rending claw. This Genestealer Cults Elites option excels in melee engagements, with its Mindwyrm Familiar offering protection against psychic assaults to both itself and nearby friendly units.

What’s in the Abominant box

  • x11 plastic components that make an Abominant guided by a Mindwyrm Familiar.
  • x1 Citadel 40mm round base.

How to paint the Abominant set

  1. Step 1: Prime with Chaos Black
    Begin by priming the Abominant miniature with Chaos Black spray primer. This prepares the surface for painting and provides a base for the colors to adhere to.
  2. Step 2: Basecoat the Skin with Daemonette Hide
    Using Daemonette Hide, apply a basecoat to the Abominant’s exposed skin areas. This will set the foundation for the skin tone.
  3. Step 3: Shade the Skin with Druchii Violet
    Apply Druchii Violet wash over the Daemonette Hide basecoat on the skin areas. This shade adds depth and shadows to the skin, giving it a more realistic look.
  4. Step 4: Layer the Skin with Warpfiend Grey
    Using Warpfiend Grey, carefully layer this color over the raised portions of the skin. This layering technique highlights the contours of the skin and adds dimension.
  5. Step 5: Highlight the Skin with Slaanesh Grey
    Apply Slaanesh Grey to the most prominent areas of the skin, such as the edges and high points. This final highlight adds brightness and brings out the skin’s details.
  6. Step 6: Metallic Details with Leadbelcher
    Use Leadbelcher to paint any metallic details on the Abominant, such as chains, buckles, or any accessories with a metallic finish.
  7. Step 7: Eyes and Mouth
    Carefully paint the eyes and mouth of the Abominant with colors like Mephiston Red for the eyes and Bugman’s Glow for the mouth. These small details add personality to the miniature.
  8. Step 8: Armor of Mindwyrm Familiar with Retributor Armour
    If your Abominant is accompanied by a Mindwyrm Familiar, paint its armor with Kantor Blue, capturing the ornate look of the familiar’s protective gear.
  9. Step 9: Shade the Armor with Reikland Fleshshade
    Apply Nuln Oil to the armor of the Mindwyrm Familiar. This wash will create depth and bring out the details of the armor.
  10. Step 10: Layer and Highlight the Armor with Liberator Gold
    Use Hoeth Blue to layer the armor of the Mindwyrm Familiar. This step adds a layer of depth and detail to the armor’s blue hue, enhancing its visual appeal and bringing out the intricate design.
  11. Step 11: Fine Details with Various Colors
    Employ a variety of colors to paint the finer details on the miniature. For instance, you can use colors like XV-88 for cloth areas, Rhinox Hide for leather, and Baneblade Brown for other accessories.
  12. Step 12: Wash Details with Agrax Earthshade
    Apply Agrax Earthshade to the detailed areas you painted in the previous step. This adds shading and depth to the different textures and details on the miniature.
  13. Step 13: Final Highlights and Touches
    Inspect your work and make any necessary touch-ups. Add final highlights to raised areas using lighter versions of the base colors. This step adds the finishing touch to your Abominant and its accompanying Mindwyrm Familiar. Once you’re done, give your model a layer of varnish.

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