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Genestealer Patriarch

All hail the four armed emperor!

This was another of my ‘start building, take years to finish’ projects. I was given one of the old classic seated patriarch models from Warhammer 40k but it was missing the throne. That’s nothing that will stop me, so I started designing.

Started in Nov 2016, it wasn’t finished until Oct 2021!

It needed something to base the scene on and give it a narrative. To do this, I created a backstory around the idea of a throne room for a Patriarch on a feudal world. Taking some inspiration from Frank Frazetta images, I managed to get a couple of slave minis and a Necromancer model from Games Workshop as well as a few upgrade pieces for Genestealer cultists to use.

I felt I needed to make some change to the Necromancer model, to make him a little more themed. He was greenstuffed to give him a bigger hump and expanded his robes to make them less undeady.

I started messing about with the base to make some details such as a carpet, the poles behind the scene, 3d printed a couple of urns even though only one was used and the wall which was made from blue foam carved with the stone pattern.

The banners behind the throne are freehanded onto some spare fabric left-over from the Flying Galleon.

As the slave minis are a little… erm… yeah… I painted one of them up with purple skin tones to suggest she is a Genestealer hybrid.

She went on with the magus being a bit creepy to her. I then worked on other details like the slime around the organic throne base.

Then working on his military advisor which was a kitbash of some 40k and Warhammer parts.

Before working on the main man himself.

Then it’s was putting the final pieces in place and taking some snaps.

Final pics

I tried to add plenty of details without overloading it with too much. hopefully, it’s a fun little scene with plenty to look at.

The finished piece has gone back to the chap who gave me the original metal Genestealer model in the first place. He’s a big GSC player and thought it should go back to the owner.

Ork freebooters glyph

Ork Glyph

I wanted to try some quick and simple 3d modeling in Cinema 4D to have a little practice. I came up with the idea of a 40k Ork Freebooterz symbol after a suggestion on a Discord server and quickly threw something together which would print easily.

The mesh is a little messy but it did the job. After a couple of quick test prints which had some warping or areas I wanted to tweak, I ended up with something I was happy with.

I also did a couple at different sizes so I could try out how it felt.

After some priming and sanding, I made a mould and set about casting a few.

As well as blank resin, I’ve cold cast a few in aluminium to get a silver effect. Apart from a couple of air bubble in one, I’m really happy with the result.

Ork Freebooterz glyph
Ork Freebooterz glyphs in cold cast Aluminium
A 3d printer with ork, inquisition and adeptus mechanicus symbols

My 3d Printer is now protected by the Inquisition, the Adeptus mechanicus and looks like its also been looted by some ork lads.

Warhammer 40k Inquisitor Rosette

Thanks to some recent work on updating the blog I unearthed this unfinished post about the Inquisitor Rosette I made a few years ago. It was half written in 2018 and deserves to see the light of day.

The main parts had been laser cut for me and the cog parts went on to become part of my Mechanicus Purity Seal. The bits have been glued together and then the skull was donated from the normal purity seal casting by using enough resin to mould just the skull. It was a nice way to keep a similar design motif going. Oh who am I kidding, it was to cut down on the effort of making a new one.

It was pretty quick to prime and prep for casting.

I then had a go at casting in brass, bronze, copper, cast iron and two in a white finish. One to stain as if it was bone or ivory, the other to paint up in Inquisitorial colours. Already to kick ass for the lord Emperor.

And heres the Google Gallery: https://goo.gl/photos/gmJfjXaprHUFRA3N8

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