Chaos Cultist (Paul Muller, 1999)

Chaos Cultist. Paul Muller, 1999

Here we have the final model of this particular batch – and the one that initiated this little batch of five-seven models being tweaked and completed. This model is my second of my trio of Chaos Cultists released kind of out of the blue in 1999, sculpted by the very talented Paul Muller. There were only 8 total models in the range and were a kind of “blink and you missed them” release, similar to the Frateris Militia from roughly around the same time. On looking at these pics, I see I missed getting his shoulder tattoo properly. just rest arrured that he is indeed wearing some ink, which blies a very subtle nod to his true allegiance… 😉

Chaos Cultist. Paul Muller, 1999

As you can see, the whole “black and flaming” thing works well on this particular range of Chaos Cultists just as well as it fits on actual Proper Preacher models, Flagellants as noted yesterday and of course the Redemptionist and Cawdor models this guy was painted alongside.  The newer plastic Cultists are more in the vein of post-apoc scavengers and Imperial Guard renegades than the “robed and masked” thing that these older cultists have going, but that’s fine. A variety of styles for me just means the models can be used in more ways! This guy was actually the second of the three models that Marouda picked out off the table for me to finish off a week or two ago, along with the Champion of Slaanesh and a non-gaming-miniature that I just finished last night and have yet to take a photo of – followed by a rather good boy. I’ve picked a few more models myself to polish off, and then I’ll get her to choose some more and see how long I can keep this run going for!

Chaos Cultists. Paul Muller, 1999

I thought I should throw in a pic of the new blood alongside his Muller-Cultist brother. There’s still the third one of these from that long-ago blister (really wish I’d gotten more of them now). Not sure where he is, but I suspect (hope!) that he’s nested in with my unpainted Cawdor and Redemptionist models in whatever box they’re in. I’m writing this post during a WAH break, as my mind has started to melt from the last several hours of sitting, typing and working out things on documents. After this I’ll have to get up and walk around, and then get back to the grind for another hour or so before clocking off for the day. Oh yeah, another model for Ann’s “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge. In fact, it’s almost like this next photo works really well for it…

Chaos Cultist. Paul Muller, 1999. Necromunda '95, Cawdor, Alan Perry, 1995. Redemptionists, Gary Morley.

Finally, to finish off this post, I thought I’d throw up a group shot of the Cawdor/Redemption/Cult models that Marouda’s pick of today’s highlighted model led to me getting done. Not too bad, I don’t think – and as you can see, the models from these three ranges and three sculptors work exceedingly well together. Of course the paint gives them a lot of unity, but the sculpts really work well together as well. I’ll get my old Cawdor models that were already painted photographed shortly as well – but before I do that I want to find where the preachers and flagellants and other related models are first for a big group shot when I post them up!

Necromunda ’95! – Redemptionist Zealot with Eviscerator and Deacon with Grenade Launcher. (Gary Morley 1996-8.)

Getting sick of seeing Necromunda models of robed and hooded religious maniacs yet? If so, that’s a shame because we’re not quite finished yet. There’s also a few types of method behind my posting patterns – there’s breaking up similar models (like Cawdor and Redemptionists) into distinct posts which makes it easier when people GIS search for different models – especially older ones. It also let me get more posts up – which can be more work but it does (often) help with my own motivation in getting more models painted – and then of course there’s posting stuff as I get them finished – which often ties into that previous point.Anyway, this pair of Redemptionists are also Gary Morley sculpts, and once again they’re models that I really do like.

I’ve (obviously) continued with the flame motif, and the Redemptionist with Eviscerator owes a debt to mcmatilla’s Preacher with Eviscerator. After seeing his work, I knew I had to add some text to the ridiculous chainblade. May they slay the Emperor’s foes together in his glorious name! It was pretty satisfying to finish this pair after more than a decade half-painted as well, and as such I’ll throw them in for Ann’s “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge as well.