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~Splinter fleet Typhon~

Post  Paz on Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:43 am

So after hearing about all the cool stuff for Blood angels coming out later this year, and how my astral claws will be getting some really neat orbital insertion units if I use BL counts-as, I have decided to put that army on hold. In the meantime, one of my all-time favorite armies got a new codex! So after picking up some figs, and ruminating on the best color scheme, I realized this: one of my favorite things about Nids when I first discovered them was the crazy alien colors! Then I realized that I don't think one person has used the new sculpts with the way back color scheme! So. I shall rectify this!


The color scheme
All the units will follow original color scheme (blue-winged gargoyles, purple and blue hormies, old school genestealer!)

As usual, I started off playing around with the lowly Termagant.





Next up, Base colors on the Venomthrope (model is too cool, all those poseable tentacles, oh my!)



Oh god! its got something in its envenomed feelers!



(take that, Eldar scum!)

Models I'm looking forward to converting/painting= Tervigons, tyrannofex, mwaloc and the beautiful new gargoyles!


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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:46 pm

Have fun painting 50+ gaunts with that much detail Razz

If you want the 2nd edition codex for some additional pictures/possible elaboration on that scheme itself, I have a copy.

I don't think I need to comment on the painting skills. Same old, same old Wink

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Post  Paz on Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:52 pm

No worries, That little guy took me 3 hours, and that was experimenting with colors. Via assembly line, I can bust out a 10 gant squad in a few days at most! Having basic colors that are all ties to a foundation basecoat means really quick and vibrant colors, with a lot less detailing (thank god, no more SM satchels and metals).

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Post  ice on Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:58 pm

they look good paz, I'll have to put some of my stuff up soon... I want to see those garg's!

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:10 pm

Paz wrote:Having basic colors that are all ties to a foundation basecoat means really quick and vibrant colors, with a lot less detailing (thank god, no more SM satchels and metals).
hm, they look a lot more detailed than that to me. What's your current plan for assembly line?

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Post  Paz on Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:30 pm

Assembly line is basically to paint entire units at once. It looks something like this=

-basecoat red skin (michrite red/scab red)
-wash with devlan mud
-highlight with 50/50 base color, adding amounts of blood red then vomit brown. (3-4 layers)
-basecoat chitin (khemri brown/graveyard earth)
-Add texture lines in, starting with basecoat, highlighting with bleached bone and white (4-6 layers)
do gun, do muscles, do details, paint base (drybrush), and voila, whole unit(s) done!

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Post  Administratum on Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:58 pm

REally nice man, the carapace turned out super good.

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Post  Veyure on Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:04 pm

That layering seems to take a long time. great results though. I'll just stick to my wash and highlight skills.

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Post  bensutherland333 on Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:54 pm

god how do you have the patience to paint that long personally i get board after like 10 min

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Re: ~Splinter fleet Typhon~

Post  Paz on Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:30 pm

update!

So I recently purchased some painted Termagants, to fix up and use as ammo for my eventual Tervigon conversion.

They were... of questionable quality:



But after many hours of cutting, and removing of guns from wrong bodyparts, and fixing of many a broken ankles and finally basing, here are 25 gaunts and 10 ripper swarms in all their glory, ready to be painted!



More Work on the Venomthrope



And my 2 HQ choices! I love the non-MC creatures for HQ, a lot better IMHO.

Parasite of Mortrex! (lots of greenstuff sculpting to be done yet)






Oh, the horror, Eldar get shafted (literally) again!



And the heavily armoured (I just glued two warrior back carapaces together, I know, super smart right?) Tyranid Prime! I think bladed Tonfa's make more sense than swords on big beasties, can anyone guess where I got the plastic blades?





More to come, and I picked up a bunch of new brushes today, so more painting as well!

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Post  smackman on Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:57 am

Love the Parasite model, very sweet use of the chaos possessed wings.

And I'm going to guess the blades are actually hip bones from a dinosaur kit, just cuz.

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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:52 am

Love the fact that the left arm isn't in the wrist socket. Did someone assemble those drunk? lol

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Post  sewerstalker on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:54 am

Wow!the parasite of mortex looks great. Can't wait to see them all painted

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Post  Paz on Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:09 am

Tom= nope, close though! its the plastic arm blades from a warmachine fig.

HolyCause= lots of limbs being re-cut to fit... These were Canadin's, though he admits that he made them when he was younger, and we all make modelling mistakes. I did feel like an SPCA worker though, getting a sick abused dog in. Oh the horror of miniature abuse! Razz

Sewerstalker= Thanks!

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Post  bensutherland333 on Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:58 am

they look great paz looking forward to seeing them in person

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Post  Terran on Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:50 pm

If I had to guess on the baldes, I would say Manticore or Hydra.

I like the Parasite model, it is pretty slick. Not sure if I like that the Eldar got shafted again... Smile

Over-all, I tip my hat.

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Post  Paz on Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:00 pm

Right you are Reagan, the arm blades from the heavy Myrmidon for the retribution of Scyrah. I bought an entire elf army, and haven't even played them yet!

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Post  Paz on Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:36 pm

Small Update! Did some more work on my Tyrannofex, he is coming along nicely. Played my first small game with the nids. Star of the show? The parasite of Mortrex. Holy crap! This guys is just too sweet against low toughness troops. He hits hard, and creating rippers is jawesome. First attack was on a 12 man squad of fire warriors. Killed 4, 2 failed toughness tests, and I roll.... boxcars! Yeah, 12 ripper swarms created... godz. Second game, spawned 2 squads of 3, and 4 ripper swarms, respectively. Again, murder. That's not so say he is a "Calgar", far from it, but he is a great psychological weapon. The idea of a rending, ID strength 6 I 5 beast that can turn your corpse'd warriors to swarms.. scary stuff.

Tyrannofex. I haven't started green stuff work yet, I want to do all the conversions at once.







And another dead guardian. Poor guy really got "shafted" by the spine banks. Hey? Anyone? Laughing



More updates later, after sculpting.

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Post  master of the deathwing on Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:45 pm

Question I thought you would have taken those plastic baldes form something cool.......like a khador jack........... Razz

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Post  sewerstalker on Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:04 pm

That looks pretty sweet pascal

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Post  Terran on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:01 pm

While I like the Tyrannofex conversion, I couldn't help but be reminded of one of those 'This is how many cigarettes I can fit in my mouth' pictures al la Homer Simpson.



How many Eldar bodies do you have lying around, I may want to procure one or two off of you (for kit-bashing, as I am out of Torso's and legs), to save them from spiky death.

Otherwise, pretty slick.

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Post  bensutherland333 on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:33 pm

i love homers file photos this one is my fav

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Post  Paz on Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:56 pm

Spent the hobby part of my day greenstuff sculpting. Quick and easy for the prime and parasite, long and laborous for the tyrannofex.. ugh..














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Post  sewerstalker on Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:09 pm

Wow you continue to amaze me. If I tried that it would be the biggest fail it wouldn't be funny.

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Post  System Commander on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:53 am

Great work.. once he's painted up, it's going to be hard to tell you did any sculpting at all. Which, in a way is to bad because it looks so awesome..

I havent picked up a brush or glue for that matter in about two months.. I blame Bloodbowl for the PC, its like playing a mini game and already having all your models painted for you.. Smile

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