Prepare to witness the awe-inspiring power of a fully-fledged Genestealer Cult as its insurrection unfolds. The Neophyte Hybrids, a formidable horde numbering in the thousands, are at the forefront of this terrifying force. Weathered and hardened by lives of grueling labor, each cultist possesses inhuman reactions and strength, a gift from their alien genes. Sinisterly, some of these third and fourth generation hybrids can even infiltrate the ranks of the Astra Militarum, showcasing the extent of their blessings. When the moment for the attack is signaled, the Neophytes rise from the depths of sewers, catacombs, and shadowy barracks, unleashing a torrential onslaught that overwhelms their enemies and takes control of entire planets within mere hours.
Equipped with autoguns, autopistols, and blasting charges, these fearsome warriors are ready to take the battlefield by storm. Want to add some variety to your ranks? No problem! Each model can replace their autogun with a shotgun – and you’ll find 10 included in the set. Additionally, two models can wield deadly special weapons, choose from a seismic cannon, heavy stubber, or mining laser and watch your enemies tremble before their might.
Among these elite Neophyte Hybrids, one model can ascend to become a Neophyte Leader. Armed with your choice of a web pistol, autopistol, or bolt pistol, paired with a chainsword, power pick, or close combat weapon, this leader will inspire and lead your forces to victory. Plus, you have the option to include a Cult icon, symbolizing the unwavering devotion of your followers.
What’s in the Neophyte Hybrids box
- x113 plastic components that make 10 Genestealer Cult Neophyte Hybrids.
- x10 Citadel 25mm Round bases.
- x2 Citadel 32mm Round bases.
How to paint the Neophyte Hybrids set
- Step 1: Prime the Models
Before starting, make sure to prime your Neophyte Hybrids. Priming helps the paint adhere better to the models and provides a good base for the colors to pop. Use a spray-on primer in a color of your choice; for example, you can use Chaos Black for a darker tone or White Scar for a brighter one.
- Step 2: Base Coat the Skin
Begin by applying a base coat of Cadian Fleshtone to the exposed skin areas of the Neophyte Hybrids. This will be the foundation for their flesh tone. Use thin, even coats to avoid obscuring any details.
- Step 3: Add Shade to the Skin
Next, apply a shade of Reikland Fleshshade over the previously painted flesh areas. The shade will settle into the recesses and create natural shadows, giving the skin depth and realism.
- Step 4: Layer the Skin
Now, layer the skin with Kislev Flesh, focusing on the raised areas of the models’ faces, hands, and other exposed skin parts. This will highlight the contours and add a lifelike touch to the Neophytes.
- Step 5: Paint the Clothing
Moving on to the clothing, use a color like Mechanicus Standard Grey for the fabric parts of the Neophyte Hybrids’ attire. This will serve as the base color for their clothing.
- Step 6: Apply Shade to the Clothing
Apply a shade of Nuln Oil over the painted clothing. The shade will add depth and shadows to the fabric, making it appear more realistic.
- Step 7: Highlight the Clothing
Using Dawnstone, gently highlight the edges and raised areas of the clothing to create a subtle contrast. This will make the fabric look textured and add dimension to the models.
- Step 8: Detail the Weapons
For the weapons, start with a base coat of Leadbelcher for metallic parts and Mephiston Red for any red details on the guns. Remember to thin your paints and apply multiple coats if needed.
- Step 9: Add Shade and Highlight to the Weapons
Use Nuln Oil to shade the metallic parts of the weapons and Carroburg Crimson to shade the red details. Then, highlight the metallic parts with Stormhost Silver and the red parts with Evil Sunz Scarlet for a finishing touch.
- Step 10: Finishing Touches
Lastly, paint any additional details, such as pouches, belts, and insignias, using colors that complement the overall scheme of the models. You can use Balthasar Gold for metallic accents, Rhinox Hide for leather elements, and Abaddon Black for small details like belts or gun handles.