Posts Tagged ‘Tyranid’

‘nids part 260 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.14 – Flesh and bone

Posted on July 11th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

The Chitin highlights are all done, but rather than post another ‘save point’ progress shot I;ve just cracked on with a first set of Vermilion highlights on the fleshy bits.There are still some pink bits to do on the tongue and pipework on the torso. I…

‘nids part 259 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.13 – Chitin highlights 2

Posted on July 5th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m cracking on with this beast now, made just a little bit tougher by the silly heatwave. On the plus side I added a new fly-screen to my window in the shed so I can have it open at night and not be swamped by flying bugs [wanting to meet their Hive Q…

‘nids part 258 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.12 – Bonewhite complete

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Oops, spoiler. Obviously this is the pic that gets into the blog feeds so it helps if it looks good.Which is obviously better than this WiP of the legs. Which I finally got through and what a relief.So I got a full built photo shoot so we can see how s…

‘nids part 256 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.11 – Bonewhite highlights on the legs

Posted on May 25th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Dear readers, you will recall how well the Bonewhite highlights were progressing and how pleased I was with myself. Now they say ‘pride comes before a fall’, this might be evidence of that. I estimated I’d be able to get through this big leg in one sit…

‘nids part 255 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.10 – Bonewhite highlights on the ribs

Posted on May 21st, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Having had my ‘busman’s holiday’ with the display base I’ve returned to the Hierophant. That’s not through want of trying to crack on with the other two parts of the ‘Big 3’. I tried a of metallics on the Armigers, got as far as Balthasar gold on the c…

‘nids part 254 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.9 – First chitin highlights complete

Posted on May 11th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I finally got all the spots done, so thought it was worth a ‘built’ shot. I’m glad I did as it’s helped reconcile the busyness of the spots, although it’s also highlighted the discrepancy between the turquoise denisty on the big body plates versus the …

‘nids part 253 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.8 – "My God, it’s full of stars"

Posted on May 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Yet more ‘highlights’, I’m going to stop apologising for this now, it’s a big model, there’s only so much I can do so it’s going to take a while and that means a lot of posts might not cover a huge amount of progress or highlight the same old process y…

‘nids part 252 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.7 – Chitin highlights on the tail and 2nd half of the body

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I managed to get really focused to complete the final 19 chitin plates on the tail of the Hierophant. I honestly didn’t think I’d do it but perseverance will out! It also helps they get progressively smaller as they go down the tail ;)Vents also got do…

‘nids part 251 – Tyranid VSG

Posted on April 30th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Almost two years ago now, there was another one of my ‘honestly not’ diversionary tasks while the Dark Angel drop pods failed to motivate me. But what a task to get distracted inspired by – the Tyranid VSG. Although don’t get too excited I haven’t touc…

‘nids part 250 – Tyranid Void Shield Generator – how to sculpt a chitin plate NSfW!

Posted on April 27th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

To celebrate my 250th Tyranid post I thought I’d finally publish this ‘draft’ post officially to the world. I originally sculpted and filmed this almost 2 years ago but I know what it looks like and just couldn’t bring myself to share it publicly. I’ve…

‘nids part 249 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.6 – Chitin highlights on the body

Posted on April 25th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

You’re all going to have to bear with me at the moment, chitin highlights seems to be a theme to these posts but unfortunately there’s no getting away form it. As a record of progress it’s helpful but I appreciate it’s not a captivating update. However…

‘nids part 248 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.5 – Chitin highlights again

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Apologies but this is going to appear a little tedious for a while as I fill in all these chitin bits. The top leg is complete [as may have already been said in the last post, it’s all a blur]. But the bottom leg has one side done.The other side has ju…

‘nids part 247 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.4 – Chitin highlights

Posted on April 16th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

If you recall in the last Armiger post I reached a hurdle with the metallics and promptly shifted to the Hierophant. Alongside my Razorback [shading] these three projects all have elements that are far from unpleasant but they always retard my progress…

‘nids part 246 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.3 – washes done

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m sure I had a pet name for this at one stage but I can’t remember what it was, it might have been Brenda, for reasons but I felt in the world of binary genders it was actually he-titan. I don’t know so much now.I don’t want to be taking too many of …

‘nids part 245 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.2 – washes

Posted on March 30th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I think I may have been a little optimistic about this as even the simple things seem to be taking a bit longer than I imagined. The washes in particular are time consuming as I need to allow certain parts to dry before I paint the remainder. The last …

‘nids part 244 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.1

Posted on March 26th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I don’t know if I’m deluding myself but right now this beast seems really easy to do. I started with the bio-cannons. I think that was just half an hour’s work to get the Bonewhite on the arms. Then I did the legs. I am actually going to note down the …

‘nids part 243 – The Biggest Build – TO DONE!

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m just going to leave this here, it’s been a long time coming and no doubt a lot to look forward to when I start laying down some paint.So I get the Big Build Big Gamboge Stamp of Approval.And in case you wanted to see it in primed condition.Don’t wo…

Warhammer World GT3 – Game 0 Tyranids v Nurgle Space Marines

Posted on March 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Game 0 of GT3 as we went early we arrived at Warhammer World at lunch time, ate and then had tables booked for two, half-two. I’d played Otty and Ben in the run up so it was only right I rocked up against Liam’s Nurgle Chaos Space Marines and DeamonsTh…

Warhammer World GT3 – Game 5 Tyranids v Chaos Space Marines

Posted on March 7th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last game of GT3, game 5 and I’m facing Daniel Brennan and his Alpha Legion Chaos Space Marines. It’s been over a week since this game and I was pretty fatigued and out of it throughout, there were points were Daniel was actually reminding me of things…

Warhammer World GT3 – Game 4 Tyranids v Aeldari [Eldar]

Posted on March 5th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Game 4 of GT3 and I am a hot mess. I’m regretting the beer, yesterday’s lunch of curry [fab as it was] and sheesh kebab [which was far spicier than I would have liked]. Steve Parker is facing me with a host of Wraith Guard [mainly hiding in the webway]…

Warhammer World GT3 – Game 3 Tyranids v Slaanesh daemons

Posted on March 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Game 3 of GT3 and I’m facing Dan Moody and his awesome ‘Pleasure of Slaanesh’ Chaos Deamons. The low down:Not sure which mission [Chapter Approved mission]Spearhead Assault – Table ends pointy deploymentNot sure who chose, think it was Dan, I went…

Warhammer World GT3 – Game 2 Tyranids v Orks

Posted on February 26th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Game 2 of GT3 and Morgan Cole and I have been asked to play live on Warhammer TV! I obviously had to concentrate a lot on the game so pictures were taken only sparingly and I’m a bit shaky on what happened but I’ll be going back over the Twitch feed to…

Warhammer World GT3 – Game 1 Tyranids v Orks

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

First game of GT3 and I’m facing the spectacularly bearded Ben Briscoe and his filthy looking Orks made up of excellent Battle Wagon – Taurox Conversions and some of the artillery guns kitbashed from spare [looted!] Tau weaponry. As mentioned my recoll…

2000pts battle report – Tyranids v Tyranids

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been quite a while since I played Otty, but I figured it would do us both good to pit our nids against each other to help us get up to speed for GT3. More for him as he has limited 8th edition experience but with us both running gribblies there wa…

‘nids part 243 – Genestealer Broodlord – TO DONE!

Posted on February 7th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

A week or so ago, in the midst of my malaise I conjured up the motivation to crack on with this guy and a couple of nights work was sufficient to fix the bits I wasn’t happy with and then varnish it.I have a sneaking suspicion I may want to use this Br…