Posts Tagged ‘Tyranid’

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…

2000pts battle report – Tyranids v Astra Militarum

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

GT3 is fast approaching and although I now have a list I’m happy with, in principle, I’m yet to try it and see how Hive Fleet Adaptations and stratagems work with it.The low down:Scorched Earth [Chapter Approved mission]Search and Destroy – Table Corne…

‘nids part 242 – Re-magnetising my Crushing Claw Tervigon

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

My Crushing Claw Tervigon has been a staple of my army since 2011 but when I was painting it as a sub-assembly I asked myself even then should I magnetise it? But I was still quite green with my hobby skills and I was much more wary about screwing up t…

‘nids part 241 – Trygon – Moar shots

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

Oh man! I mean look at it. It’s far from a perfect picture, In fact the positioning of the model make it actually very difficult to work out what’s going on but the colours are fabulous.Composition wise I think this is much better but sadly less dynami…

‘nids part 240 – Trygon – TO DONE!

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

The Trygon is complete, although I hadn’t glued his head on at this stage [yeah I don’t know why either?].Annoyingly when I did glue it in place I still got the torso out of whack, which meant the head still isn’t straight and more importantly couldn’t…

‘nids part 239 – Rippers – Moar pics

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

Moar pics of the Rippers, once again Camera 360 making these far more vibrant so they look good enough to eat. Sometimes I wonder if these additional pics add anything but in this case I think they do, and wait until you see the Trygon pics, these one …

‘nids part 238 – Rippers – TO DONE!

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve had four bases of Rippers for so long now that the 4th base, which was done at a later date than the the original 3 still looks like they were painted at the same time.But I collected a fair few Rippers from bits and other assorted ebay purchases …

‘nids part 237 – Trygon – Toxin/Plasma

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Toxin Sac and Plasma effect next. I had originally planned to do a video of the green being applied but foolishly shook my Dark Green Valejo paint just before I began, which given how the process specifically requires the paint to remain un-mixed re…

‘nids part 236 – Trygon – Chitin highlights

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Work continues to be split among the ‘nids and Dark Angels. I managed to finish all the first Chitin highlights on the Trygon’s tail and I havevn’t gone mad in the process!I then allocated some time, while flitting between the Predator and Land Speeder…

‘nids part 235 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels To Done!

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The problem with taking my To Done! pics all at once is the order of completion gets messed up. I suppose if I publish them in the correct order it solves that issue but I can’t be bothered ha, ha! The Sentinels were completed after the upcoming Deathw…

‘nids part 234 – Rippers & Trygon – Bonewhite & Chitin highlights, Fleshy bits and stuff

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

It’s all mixed up now. I cracked on with the Rippers, as you can see they are almost complete. Not sure if its 100% clear they’re bursting from the ground but they definitely look a lot better than my original Rippers.These need their teeth painting, a…

‘nids part 233 – Trygon & Genestealer Broodlord/Patriarch – Bonewhite & Chitin highlights, Fleshy bits and stuff

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

I’ve been avoiding some of the Chitin highlights on the Trygon, the final largest] carapace plate and it’s tail but after painting the Rippers Chitin I had the turquoise out so I at least finished the carapace.Meanwhile I’d avoided the Chitin by painti…

‘nids part 232 – Rippers get some paint on

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

I’ve been splitting my time between the various projects – Rippers, Trygon, Land Speeder Dark Shroud, while the Broodlord reached an almost finished state then I messed up his eyes so he’s on hold while I recover the strength to fix it.The Rippers in p…

‘nids part 231 – Rippers Big Build TO DONE!

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Not much to see here, apart from acknowledging that the ‘build’ is done, having put basing material on them.I fractured a piece of slate to make it more like the ground had broken. Whether that looks effective when it’s painted remains to be seen.I’m g…

‘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 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 …