GW: New Releases October 8 “Pricing & Links”

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New Texture Paints and New Units for the Genestealer Cults!

Tons of new paints in a bigger pots + the Heavy-armor kits for the Genestealer Cults.

via Games Workshop

Genestealer Cults Leman Russ $55

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The Leman Russ’ bulky silhouette looms through the cordite-scented smoke, turret tracking as its merciless cultist gunners search for new prey. A split second later, a fat-bodied cannon shell detonates to send a thunderous explosion of shrapnel, debris and body parts flying in all directions.

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The tank’s sponson weapons chatter and scream as they sow death amongst the survivors of each new assault. Return fire pings and ricochets from the Leman Russ’ inches-thick hull – a Genestealer Cult that includes such vehicles brings not only a subtle and creeping death, but a bombastic, violent assault of shell, laser and solid shot.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains all the components necessary to assemble a Genestealer Cults Leman Russ. You’ll receive a Leman Russ, complete with the massive array of options and customisation available to it, and a Genestealer Cults Upgrade Frame – this can be used to make a Neophyte Hybrid Tank Commander, and includes plenty of Cult icons to make sure the enemy knows who owns the tank!

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Neophyte Hybrid Armoured Claw $55

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A force to be reckoned with on the battlefield, an Armoured Claw’s cultists have been practicing their destructive abilities, hidden from view, for decades. Having appropriated a Chimera, and covered it in Cult icons that leave no-one in doubt as to who is in charge, they scream across the battlefield, smashing enemies out of their way. Once the dust settles, the Neophyte Hybrids within disembark, bring their lasguns to bear, and let the real killing begin.

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This box set contains the models necessary to assemble a Neophyte Hybrid Armoured Claw. You’ll receive a Chimera, a box of 10 Cadian Shock Troops, and a Genestealer Cults Upgrade Frame – this contains everything you need to upgrade the Cadians to Neophyte Hybrids, including 14 heads, assorted Cult icons, daggers and grenades, and 6 Cult icons for the Chimera.

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New Texture Paints

Stirland Mud $7.50

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Martian Ironearth $7.50

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Astrogranite $7.50

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Armageddon Dust $7.50

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Astrogranite Debris $7.50

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Armageddon Dunes $7.50

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Agrellan Earth $7.50

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Agrellan Badland $7.50

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Martian Ironcrust $7.50

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Stirland Battlemire $7.50

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Valhallan Blizzard $7.50

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In case you’re wondering why there are two types of paint for those colors – one is the “Thin” version and the other is the “Thick” version. Games Workshop has helpful painting guide you can check out and look at some of the results as well.

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  • frankelee

    You know a little tank and a squad of guys at $55 is pretty good for Games Workshop.

  • Anti-Gravity

    My favorite part of the Cultist line is how they can be converted to militia, auxilia, Chaos cultists, standard Imperials with some style, etc. Very versatile line they’re hooking us up with here, not too much to rework detail-wise but a lot of extras included with new looks to mess with.

    • memitchell

      Oh, such sweet innocence. Yes, Genestealer Cultists can be converted into practically anything. And, then..BAM! They take over…

      • Emprah

        Nurgle Tyranids! Now with extra bugs! (It is a thing, look up Ragnar’s Claw)

  • ZeeLobby

    Might have to try the snow paint.

    • dave long island

      That’s good, because…. winter is coming
      ..

      • ZeeLobby

        Haha. It is!

    • Oddiun

      If it’s anythingthing like the previous mountain snow I’m excited. I had some good results with the old although I had to use a ton for it to look good

  • georgelabour

    I’ve been basing my mechanicus and knights using ironearth and a bigger pot, plus a slightly rougher option is going to be much appreciated.

    Since each knight takes up almost an entire pot of the current one it’ll be worth it, and let me add a bit more variety to boot.

  • Have not typically been a fan of the Texture paints, but the snow looks like it might be worth a look, if only because using crushed glass is a PITA.

  • Jamie Kelly

    Bigger texture paint pots = more waste when the damned things dry up! Unless I use an entire pot in a short time they always end up drying up on me.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      Clean the lids so they shut properly, check they are shut all the way around, keep them somewhere cool and dark, if necessary in a tupperware box, and add a drop of water before closing the pot. Paints won’t dry out if you do this.

      • ZeeLobby

        Can these be transferred to dropper bottles? That sounds easier, haha.

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          I run a craft knife around the inside back of the lid and the back of the bottle body so the lid closes tightly, and check that that odd sticky out bit of the hinge isnt stopping it from closing. Only takes a second but saves lots of paint pots!

          • euansmith

            I guess that another option would be to chop the hinge off entirely and have a separate top.

    • Brian Griffith

      The texture paints have also been reformulated to use plastic microbeads. So maybe they won’t dry out as easily.

  • memitchell

    Can these be used for anything other than bases? Would they make good mud streaks and mud patches on vehicles. Or, do they dry too fragile?

    • Morgrim

      I’ve been the thinner ones used to make worn bark on Sylvan models before. Avoid the bits where you’ll be picking the model up by, since it’s a little more fragile than layer paint, but with a coat of spray sealant it tends to be fine. The new thicker ones are going to be a bit too chunky for mud streaks but the thinner ones will work fine. The thick ones can work stippled into the low bits of tank tracks for really caked on mud though.

      • memitchell

        Got it! Everything I wanted to know.

  • Ben_S

    I’m surprised so much IG stuff is getting reboxed for GSC. For a long time we were under the impression that they did dual kits partly to reduce the number of different boxes in their inventory. It would surely have been more efficient to release the GSC upgrade sprue separate (perhaps even with a special deal when bought along with an IG kit) than to release another Leman Russ box.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. I don’t really get this new approach either. It just takes up even more shelf space.

      • memitchell

        I would guess they want to sell a new model, rather than just make it easy to convert an already purchased model.

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah. That’s sad. Having it separate would have been a real win for consumers, or just modellers. I’ll probably buy one and just make some molds for green stuff copies for buildings and other vehicles.

          • euansmith

            Home-casting is killing live music… or something.

  • Grasshopper

    I really start enjoying to paint but thinking about basing my models makes me somewhat dizzy. I fear that it can be extremely fiddly. But this texture paint solution seems like something I could get into.

    • memitchell

      Basing is a simple as a coat of spray paint to as complicated as an elaborate conversion. For example, MY “basic” basing is pretty straight forward. I simply paint the top of the base green. And, then dip the base in green flock. The flock sticks only to the painted surface. I finish by painting the edge green (or black). It can be that easy and simple.

      • euansmith

        If you paint the top reddish-brown, it will make your green flock look richer, as, where the paint shows through, it is the complimentary colour to your flock. However, painting the base green, does have a certain old school charm. Do you fix your flock with a spray or something, or does the paint provide sufficient hold?

        • memitchell

          I like the reddish-brown idea. Neat. I can report that unlike my hair, the flock will still be there there 20 years later. Even without any spray adhesive.

          • euansmith

            I know that using brown on my bases boosts the richness of the flock, but then I use PVA to attach the flock. I’m now worried that putting green flock straight on to brown paint might wick up the paint, turning the flock brown? I guess it calls for an experiment 😉

          • memitchell

            I think that putting the flock on wet paint will muddy up the flock. PVA be good.

    • Oddiun

      If you don’t mind keeping models separate from bases (I suggest poster tack for the midterm) the textured stone spray paints from valspar etc work surprisingly well for quick basing. Alter between heavy and light spraying to break up individual models, but it tends to look pretty good.

      I sprayed bases white then lightly sprayed them with a “granite” before a very very light coat of cheapo $0.99 white paint to blend em together and it turned out surprisingly well for a rocky-snow look. Finish with some bits of flock if you want!

  • euansmith

    “Stirland”, eh? Tell me more of this mythical place.

    • Ebsolom

      I miss the old Warhammer world : (

      • ZeeLobby

        As do I 🙁

    • SupPupPup

      Its in Germany. Its always just been Germany.

      • euansmith

        It would make a great name for a spoon superstore franchise too. Better than World of Spoons, any way.

      • DaveTycho

        We’re in Germany. Speak English!

  • AwesomePizza

    Are the other colors going to be disc for texture paints?