Posts Tagged ‘Tyranid’

‘nids part 230 – Greenstuff Rippers BABY!

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So I’m currently painting my Trygon and  Broodlord, but my focus is supposed to be on what I need for GT3 and having not yet decided on what I’m taking, or coverd it on the blog I really thought I should focus on one of the two things I will need …

‘nids part 229 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – Bonewhite & Chitin highlights

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Just because it’s smaller and more managable I’ve focused on the Broodlord. I finished the Chitin and both Bonewhite highlights I highlighted the skulls on the base, I went bleached white so it was a little different to the Bonewhite.If you zoom in you…

‘nids part 229 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – Bonewhite & Chitin highlights

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Just because it’s smaller and more managable I’ve focused on the Broodlord. I finished the Chitin and both Bonewhite highlights then I highlighted the skulls on the base, I went bleached white so it was a little different to the Bonewhite.If you zoom i…

2000pts battle report – Tyranids v Astra Militarum

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

With GT3 only a couple of months away it was about time we get some games in so Ben and I faced off. Him with Astra Militarum, a more Leman Russ-centric Cadian force led by Pask. While I was running two Battalion of my Nids so I could access more Comma…

2000pts battle report – Tyranids v Astra Militarum

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

With GT3 only a couple of months away it was about time we get some games in so Ben and I faced off. Him with Astra Militarum, a more Leman Russ-centric Cadian force led by Pask. While I was running two Battalion of my Nids so I could access more Comma…

‘nids part 228 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – Chitin highlights

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick one, I’ve been pottering around with a number of my projects, my movement trays arrived and I’ve started looking at the Rippers but inbetween I found an hour or two to start some chitin highlights. This was initially on the Broodlord and I…

‘nids part 228 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – Chitin highlights

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick one, I’ve been pottering around with a number of my projects, my movement trays arrived and I’ve started looking at the Rippers but inbetween I found an hour or two to start some chitin highlights. This was initially on the Broodlord and I…

‘nids part 227 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – BIG BUILD

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Army Painter Soft Tone wash [sepia] has been applied. I know a lot of folk decry the current Citadel paint pots for their ability to tip over when using a wash/shade, obviously I found my own solution to that problem. I also found out that some of …

‘nids part 227 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – BIG BUILD

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Army Painter Soft Tone wash [sepia] has been applied. I know a lot of folk decry the current Citadel paint pots for their ability to tip over when using a wash/shade, obviously I found my own solution to that problem. I also found out that some of …

‘nids part 226 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – Red Planet BASE!

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A nice step-by-step Red Planet BASE! for the Trygon and Brrodlord here. There are a couple of tutorials for how I base my models already in the tutorials tab at the top. At this stage it;s just the Red Oxide Primer.Here’s the Strong Tone wash. You may …

‘nids part 226 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – Red Planet BASE!

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A nice step-by-step Red Planet BASE! for the Trygon and Broodlord here, although there are already a couple of tutorials for how I base my models already in the tutorials tab at the top. At this stage it’s just the Red Oxide Primer.Here’s the Strong To…

‘nids part 225 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – BIG BUILD

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

While I’ve been busy playing games I’ve been far from idle, flitting from one thing to the next but most of my projects came to a conclusion with AoP and those that are ‘ongoing’ didn’t immediatley catch my attention, the Rogue Trader Predator and Rhin…

‘nids part 225 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – BIG BUILD

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

While I’ve been busy playing games I’ve been far from idle, flitting from one thing to the next but most of my projects came to a conclusion with AoP and those that are ‘ongoing’ didn’t immediatley catch my attention, the Rogue Trader Predator and Rhin…

Armies on Parade 2017 – Part 2 – Deathwatch Vs Genestealer Cult

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Games Workshop Southport let me set up Friday night and it’s the first time I’d got all of them on the board together.I decided at the last minute to use one of my ‘man-made hills’ – the Mercury Plateau as something for the Deathwatch to stand on …

Armies on Parade 2017 – Part 2 – Deathwatch Vs Genestealer Cult

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Games Workshop Southport let me set up Friday night and it’s the first time I’d got all of them on the board together.I decided at the last minute to use one of my ‘man-made hills’ – the Mercury Plateau as something for the Deathwatch to stand on …

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – To Done!

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

As Dreadtober comes to an end I did manage to complete my Genestealer Cult Sentinels.I didn’t quite find time to do the full photo shoot I’d normally do but I’ll rectify that in a week or so when I do the To Done pics of my Deathwatch.But for the purpo…

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – To Done!

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

As Dreadtober comes to an end I did manage to complete my Genestealer Cult Sentinels.I didn’t quite find time to do the full photo shoot I’d normally do but I’ll rectify that in a week or so when I do the To Done pics of my Deathwatch.But for the purpo…

It’s a Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad…

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Funnily enough I can never seem to find a complete ‘To Done’ showcase of my scratchbuilt Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad. The best I have doesn’t feature the walls/petals, they hadn’t been completed at that stage. In all honesty these aren’t great pics b…

It’s a Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad…

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Funnily enough I can never seem to find a complete ‘To Done’ showcase of my scratchbuilt Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad. The best I have doesn’t feature the walls/petals, they hadn’t been completed at that stage. In all honesty these aren’t great pics b…

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Pilot’s lounge

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I think these are almost done now, which is why I’m picking out some of the finer details in the cabin. A quick Incubi Darkness drybrush, followed by Dark Reaper is all I wanted to do.Then the dials and lights, just simple RAG rated [in reverse 😉 ]. Hindsight I could have added some yellow on the inner walls so that just the console equipment was black but I’ll live with it as is.

The other console on the left, just glowy dials. It’s fiddly to get in so this was the best I was after.

I then decided to add some Gunmetal scratches and scuffs, particularly on the feet and ball joint.

Really glad I did now as I think it adds a lot. Ordinarily I might have applied some extra shading behind it but this looks more natural than I usually do. You can also see I’ve started to edge the base with Valejo Heavy Red, so you know they’re almost complete now.

I think the Flamer is a bit too grunged and the fuel tanks are slightly incongruous but some scuffs and Typhus Corrosion have blended it back into the whole a bit.

The exhaust stacks had a little Abaddon black drybrushed on the ends, for soot.

The pilots look identical, they’re both ‘Turqs’ [vat-bred genetic-xenos hybrids]. I had some fun with my lime green paint making the glow effect on the visor and controls.

The pilots have both been varnished with Army Painter Anti-Shine, ready to be glued in place once the Sentinels have also been varnished. While I’m at it I’ll get the Deathwatch done too, which begs the question – what next? I probably have enough time to do the new AoP base, but having dismissed the possibility I now feel less inclined to make the effort…

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Pilot’s lounge

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I think these are almost done now, which is why I’m picking out some of the finer details in the cabin. A quick Incubi Darkness drybrush, followed by Dark Reaper is all I wanted to do.Then the dials and lights, just simple RAG rated [in reverse 😉 ]. Hindsight I could have added some yellow on the inner walls so that just the console equipment was black but I’ll live with it as is.

The other console on the left, just glowy dials. It’s fiddly to get in so this was the best I was after.

I then decided to add some Gunmetal scratches and scuffs, particularly on the feet and ball joint.

Really glad I did now as I think it adds a lot. Ordinarily I might have applied some extra shading behind it but this looks more natural than I usually do. You can also see I’ve started to edge the base with Valejo Heavy Red, so you know they’re almost complete now.

I think the Flamer is a bit too grunged and the fuel tanks are slightly incongruous but some scuffs and Typhus Corrosion have blended it back into the whole a bit.

The exhaust stacks had a little Abaddon black drybrushed on the ends, for soot.

The pilots look identical, they’re both ‘Turqs’ [vat-bred genetic-xenos hybrids]. I had some fun with my lime green paint making the glow effect on the visor and controls.

The pilots have both been varnished with Army Painter Anti-Shine, ready to be glued in place once the Sentinels have also been varnished. While I’m at it I’ll get the Deathwatch done too, which begs the question – what next? I probably have enough time to do the new AoP base, but having dismissed the possibility I now feel less inclined to make the effort…

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Moar grunge

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

So the decision was made and I sadistically chose the finest number out of them all. I spent a significant amount of time cutting it out as a stencil and then the Martian Ironearth texture rendered it almost useless. What I could see of the black that …

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Moar grunge

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

So the decision was made and I sadistically chose the finest number out of them all. I spent a significant amount of time cutting it out as a stencil and then the Martian Ironearth texture rendered it almost useless. What I could see of the black that …

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Shading and the return of the abomination that is Seraphim Sepia

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Last Fridays post and we left the Sentinels ready for some definition. I was feeling a little disheartened I’d covered some of the Red Oxide underpainting but hoped a fine sepia shade might fool the eye into thinking the yellow was warmer than it had b…

‘nids part 228 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – Shading and the return of the abomination that is Seraphim Sepia

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Last Fridays post and we left the Sentinels ready for some definition. I was feeling a little disheartened I’d covered some of the Red Oxide underpianting but hoped a fine sepia shade might fool the eye into thinking the yellow was warmer than it had b…