I guess it means Games Workshop are serious about beefing up their IP, because they dominate the Google result with these beauties.
They're basically Tzeenchian cultists, is what they are,
|Choleric Acolytes? Concentric Acolytes?|
Just in case you may have thought I'd given up on my personal Warhammer Quest to paint the set Silver Tower set, rest assured that work continues apace. It's just a very slow pace.
These guys have been sitting on my painting table, in a state of 95% completion, for the better part of a month. The only thing left to complete were their belts and bird ornaments, and yet I couldn't summon the time or inclination to get on with it.
The only way to break the deadlock was to power through, and now these guys are finished, ornamental birds and all!
The final 5% notwithstanding, they were a treat to paint. With the temple loincloths and bird-face masks, they'll make for excellent generic cultists (the sort Conan needs to hack with way through before facing the underboss).
Painting recipe as follows:
- Gold: Retibutor Armour base, Reikand Flesh wash, Golden Griffin drybrush
- Skin: Kislev Flesh + Reikland Flesh; Steel Legion Drab + Agrax Earthshade; Mournfang Brown + Agra Earthshade
- Cloth: Naggaroth Night base, Drakenhof Nightshade wash, Genestealer Purple drybrush
- Kilts: Drakenhof Nightshade over Grey Primer; White Scar highlights
- Base: Swooping Hawk Turquoise, Agrellan Earth, Zandri Dust drybrush
|When you're a 'Kairic Adept' you get a hat.|
By hacking along wrists and elbow joints, and liberal use of greenstuff, I got what I wanted. In fact, I can't immediately tell by looking at them which model is the conversion. The Kairic Adept, for example, seems very suited to having a polearm like a rod of office.
|Did I mention bird-feet? They appear to have bird feet. Fewer toenails for me to paint, I guess.|
I used a variety of skin tones in the cultists, partly to echo the Ancient Egyptian feel, and also because I reckon Tzeentch is a broad church. From the photos, it looks like only the pale/dark skin is evident, but there are gradations within that.
|Benetton had the same problem.|
So that's another faction of the Silver Tower done. Hopefully I'll get around to reading the rules before they're finished.