Painting Classic Genestealers.

        I've always had a problem working out exactly what paints to use to paint "Old-style" Genestealers. I could see what colours weren't right, but never which ones were right. This is my first serious attempt to get colours I'm happy with.

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        The exoskeleton was painted [b]Tamiya Sea Blue[/b], then [url=http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/drybrush][b]drybrushed[/b][/url] with [b]Tamiya Field Blue[/b], [b]Tamiya Medium Blue[/b] and then [b]Vallejo Intermediate Blue[/b]. A little highlighting was done with [b]MP Blue Grey[/b] and some of the [b]Vallejo Intermediate blue[/b] was painted over with one of the darker shades.
        Head and joints were painted [b]MP Heather[/b]. [b]GW Purple Ink[/b] was applied to the recesses and a very thin layer of [b]GW Tentacle Pink[/b] used to highlight.
        Tongue was painted with [b]GW Warlock Purple[/b] and [b]GW Scab Red[/b] and [b]Tamiya Gloss Purple[/b], and [b]Gloss varnish[/b] used.
        Claws etc were painted in [b]GW Bestial Brown[/b] then brushed over with [b]GW Bubonic Brown[/b] and [b]GW Bleached Bone[/b].

        In their usual fashion, GW have discontinued some of these colours so I suggest you buy the equivalent Vallejo Game Colour. GW Tentacle Pink is VGC #13 Squid Pink, Purple Ink is #87 Violet Ink.

        For variety I tried this guy with [b]MP Violet[/b] rather than [b]MP Heather[/b].

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        When researching classic Genestealer colour schemes I came across a rather nice alternate scheme using Purple and Green

http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/SpaceHulkSaga.shtml

so for variety I decided to paint a few.

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Mass attack of Classic Genestealers.

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