Here at Master of Magics, we like to keep our eyes peeled for interesting and unique armies. The 40k hobby is, for many, a labour of love, and it really shows when you see some of the projects people undertake. A while ago, I came across this wonderfully creepy Beastman Genestealer Cult army of one Dustin Matrin Boyd, and it was such a cool idea that I just had to share it with you. Luckily, Dustin was more than happy to share his army with us and answer some questions about why he decided to build this particular brand of Genestealer Cult.
So, Dustin, what inspired you to go with the whole Beastman Genestealer Cult? Where you tempted to do a xenos cult or was it always going to be abhuman?
Beastmen are in my blood; I’ve been collecting them from the time I first started tabletop gaming when I was ten or eleven. After a break from the hobby to start a family, a friend got me back into warhammer 40k and I remembered I had a tonne of minis left in my garage from 8th Edition fantasy. I wanted an army that played like my beasts, so Genestealer cult with their underground deployment was perfect.
What’s the back story for these fine chappies? Where do they come from?
As far as materials, I got a ton of beastmen and a bunch of GSC bits I got from eBay. Now they’re complete, I’ve got to start building my fluff. My cult is one composed of abhuman beastmen who revolted on a planet infested with a tyranid xenos cult and ended up cannibalizing the xenos on the planet. Seeing the power behind devouring the flesh of enemy soldiers and feeling the whispers of the hive mind, they have set out through the Galaxy to eat everything in their path.
I have to say I love the Atalan Jackals you have converted. Do you have a particular model you are the proudest of?
My abominant, the cheeky little familiar. The conversion work I did on that one was very fun. The bikers were what drew me towards the conversion of the army, but my aberrant’s are what made me fall in love.
So, what’s next on the painting table? Anything spicy we can look forward to in the coming months?
I’ve got my purestrain genestealers up next, and I’m still musing on my patriarch. If anyone has ideas, I’m all ears.
Any plans for what you’re going to do once you have “finished” the army, or will this be an eternal labour of love?
Any plastic crack addict knows it’s never enough. I’ve got 100 more beastmen yet to convert, so I’ll be turning out all kinds of heretical abominations for a long time.
Thank you Dustin for sharing your army with us. If you have a unique and interesting army you have been working on and would like to share it with the wider community, then you can contact me via twitter @MTGTengu, and maybe yours will be the next army featured in our showcase. If you have enjoyed today’s article, please like and subscribe to keep up to date with all we do here at Master of Magics. If you want to support the site directly, you can join our Patreon for as little as $1 a month. Until next time though, remember: “Humanity has always looked to the stars for enlightenment”.