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Friendly Peat Beast






The Great Marsh

Ed at Trollforged was kind enough to send me enough models to push through my AdeptiCon army, and I mean to make the most of the opportunity by getting them all painted between now and the first week of April- just over 2 months!

Update March 31: I am finished with the AdeptiCon army! More pics in the update here.




Update March 10: All 150 Grubs are fully painted! More pics in the update here



Update March 3: One set of 25 grubs is painted to completion, now to finish the other 5 sets! More pics are in the this update.



Update February 19: Here is a sample model painted and based. Now to mow through 150 like it . More pics are in the this update.



Update February 3: Here is the lineup assembled and primed! From back to front / left to right in the below pic it is: Tervigon, Dakkafex (converted with Devourers), Flyrant (converted with Devourers), Prime (converted with Devourer), Zoanthrope, Venomthrope, Termagaunts, AOBR Marine. More pics are in my the update further down the page here.




And these are the finalized lists that I'll be putting together for the Team Tournament:

Steve's List: (uses fortification)
Tyrant w/ Wings, 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers - 230
Tervigon w/ Cluster Spines - 200
30 Gaunts - 120
Venomthrope - 45
Bastion - 75
2 Carnifexes, each w/ 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers and Adrenal Glands - 330
Total - 1000

John's List: (uses 2 heavy slots)
Prime w/ Norn Crown - 165
29 Gaunts - 116
29 Gaunts - 116
28 Gaunts - 112
3 Zoanthropes - 150
Mawloc w/ Adrenal Glands and Toxin Spike - 170
Mawloc w/ Adrenal Glands and Toxin Spike - 170
Total - 999


Remaining tasks:

Week 1 of March - Finish first wave of models (150 grubs)
Weeks 2, 3, and 4 of March - Finish second wave of models (3 Zoanthropes, 1 Venomthrope, 2 Carnifexes, 2 Mawlocs, Tyrant, Tervigon, Tyranid Prime)
Week 4.5 - Base and seal models, pack it all to fly to AdeptiCon!


Edit: Here is the original post spoilered, which laid out some of my plans. This is more for my benefit to keep it here so I don't lose track of things
Spoiler:
First, I had to clean out my hobby space yesterday, before the models arrived that night. Here is the result:




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Second, I had to have a plan of what to use the models as in an all-wyrm-themed Tyranids army.

Carnifex: Wyrm from Trollforged..... Tervigon: Fiend from Trollforged


Termagaunt: Grubs from Trollforged....... Zoanthrope / Venomthrope: LE Grub from Trollforged



Hive Tyrant: Brood Mother from Gribbly Miniatures...... Biovore: Burrower Bug from Mongoose, now also called Sand Wurm by Rebel Minis



Mawloc: Dread Maw from Forgeworld........... Exocrine: Exocrine from ArmorCast......... Gargoyles: Finecast Rippers from GW (just the cyclops ones) with Gargoyle wings




There are some other models that may get added in the future (Ed at Trollforged is still planning to sculpt more grub based variants) but these are what I am going to be using for this army push.

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Third and finally, I had to come up with a few lists, to figure out which models to build and paint! They all overlap with the exception of the Heavy Support selections and some Gargoyles... trying to save effort, after all!

Carnifexes with Biovores:
Hive Tyrant, Wings, 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers - 230
Hive Tyrant, Wings, 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers - 230

Tervigon, Cluster Spines - 200
30 Termagaunts - 120
10 Termagaunts - 40

Zoanthrope - 50
Zoanthrope - 50
Venomthrope - 45

15 Gargoyles - 90

2 Carnifexes, each with 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers - 300
2 Carnifexes, each with 2 X TL Brainleech Devourers - 300
3 Biovores - 120

Bastion - 75

Total - 1850

Carnifexes with Exocrines:
Hive Tyrant, Wings, 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers, Hive Commander - 250
Hive Tyrant, Wings, 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers - 230

Tervigon, Cluster Spines - 200
30 Termagaunts - 120
10 Termagaunts - 40

Zoanthrope - 50
Zoanthrope - 50
Venomthrope - 45

3 Carnifexes, each with 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers - 450
Exocrine - 170
Exocrine - 170

Bastion - 75

Total - 1850

Carnifexes with Mawlocs:
Hive Tyrant, Wings, 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers, Hive Commander - 250
Hive Tyrant, Wings, 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers - 230

Tervigon, Miasma Cannon - 220
30 Termagaunts - 120
10 Termagaunts - 40
10 Termagaunts - 40

Zoanthrope - 50
Zoanthrope - 50
Venomthrope - 45

3 Carnifexes, each with 2 x TL Brainleech Devourers - 450
Mawloc - 140
Mawloc - 140

Bastion - 75

Total - 1850

And that's it! My next update will show my assembly of the first miniatures, as I push to try to build and paint the following models by the first week of April . Wish me luck!

2 Flyrants
1 Tervigon
4 Dakkafexes
3 Biovores with spore mines
2 Zoanthropes
1 Venomthrope
1 Bastion
20 Gargoyles
100 Gaunts
2 Mawlocs
2 Exocrines

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Awesome theme idea, cant wait to see some painting progress.

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Great! Can't wait to see some painted!
   
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Very curious what these will look like!

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Looking good - I think my own Trollforged order is going to end up quite similar in terms of models in the end. Now let's see some paint!

   
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Looking great, can't wait to see these all painted up

   
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Cool idea! I look forward to the progress.
   
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interested to see where you go with this one

 
   
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I really like the trollforged stuff but I think all this proxying might be a pain in the arse to keep track of. I do think those rippers will be too small for gargoyles.

Did you go for more of the humanoid aliens? Was their not a wider range than this like the Queen or the Adult Swarm?

I think once you start getting things built it will help the whole idea come together.

   
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Correct me if im wrong, but doesnt adepticon have a restriction on non-GW models?

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I'm pretty sure they don't have that restriction.

But anyone doing this or things similar should contact them directly with pictures and explanations...

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Madison, WI

Nope.

   
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The Great Marsh

Guys, thanks very much for the comments! I have already spoken to muwhe about the army, and will be sending an official list of the models I plan to use complete with pictures as soon as their model policy is up (right now it leads to a page not found).

I attended this same event in 2012 with a Count-As army. I make sure to make every model extremely clear- I use GW weaponry, and paint to make everything very obvious. If there is any confusion at all, I don't use it, so don't worry about that!

Here is a link to my gallery showing the army I made in 2012, which was part of the team winning "Best Heretical" for theme and appearance (mostly theme I'm afraid but I did my best on them). So, believe me that I will make sure that everything is 100% clear, and get full approval from AdeptiCon, just like I did previously:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-9594-25569_Adepticon%20Dreamforge%20Mini%20Leviathans.html


 Medium of Death wrote:
Did you go for more of the humanoid aliens? Was their not a wider range than this like the Queen or the Adult Swarm?

I'm going for an "all wyrm" theme, so those models wouldn't fit in for this army. I look forward to seeing what other people do with them, particularly with the Queen, though . Ed also mentioned that he made the Queen such that it's upper torso could be put onto the Wyrm's lower half, for a grub-like Queen, which would totally awesome but isn't something I'm using here.

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I think it's a great idea RiTides... can't wait to see what you do with the models.

   
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Awesome! I remember you talking about your Tyranid plans during the Kickstarter, really looking forward to seeing where you end up with this. I'll be watching!
   
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Here are pics of the assembled lineup of models! The only model not represented is the Mawloc (Dread Maw from Forge World) as I'm still waiting on it. From left to right in the first pic below it is: Tervigon, Dakkafex, Prime, Flyrant, Zoanthrope, Venomthrope, Termagaunts, AOBR Marine.








I also posted the finalized lists that I will be building towards in the OP for myself and my teammate's team tournament armies. It turns out, my teammate wants to run a swarm army so less big bugs, but a lot of small ones! I can't decide if this is good or bad for me, but I'm actually looking forward to trying to mow through 120 - 150 gaunts! (120 if I don't do any extra for my Tervigon to spawn, and just try to tack those on at the end... 150 if I do enough for the Tervie, which is my plan).

That means that I will have the following painting groups, and tasks for the next 8 weeks until the event! I'll be marking off this list in the OP as I progress through it.

Pre-Week 1: Assemble Lineup (Done!)
Week 1: Assemble remaining models, Test paint scheme, Prime
Week 2 - 3: Paint 75 Gaunts
Week 4: Paint Bastion, 3 Zoanthropes, 1 Venomthrope

Week 5: Paint 2 Carnifexes, 2 Mawlocs
Week 6 - 7: Paint 75 Gaunts
Week 8: Paint Tyrant, Tervigon, Prime
Post-Week 8: Base all models, Seal

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Could you explain the Bastion thing RiTides? It seems to be appearing in every Nid list around at the moment. What does it do for you?

   
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Gives you a place to hide your venomthrope. And some LOS blocking terrain to hide behind turn 1

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Madison, WI

Ah. Does the venomthrope's stealth ability then extend out from the edges of the bastion?

   
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Gits, yes it does. Here is a great thread in the tactics section on Tyranids... I've filtered it just for jy2's posts, as his bat reps and ideas are the main inspiration behind my list / how I plan to use it. Basically, my hope is to give my 2 Carnifexes a 3+ cover save, and maybe get them in range to shoot something before they get blown to bits

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/572843.page?userfilterid=23113

On the lists in general, my teammate is a much more experienced Tyranids player, and he is going with a Tyranid Prime for an untargettable synapse source, instead of the Flyrant that I am using. Hulksmash also mentioned to me this is the route he was leaning towards with Nids. But as a complete tyranid noob, I am following jy2's tips and I also like the idea of the Bastion. I plan to put the Venomthrope inside and hide my Tervigon behind it for this event, or as much of the Tervigon as I can, since with the team tournament restrictions I have no Zoanthrope in the list.

My other motivation for running the list I am, is that I have these great models to use as a Tervigon and Carnifexes from Trollforged... and darn it, I'm going to use them!

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So... if I'm understanding you correctly... you're suggesting that jy2 is "a complete tyranid noob" as HIS is the advice you will be following as opposed to your "experienced" tyranid team-mate??

I'll have to point that out to him.

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Subscribed. I can't wait until the 'paint 75 gaunts' stage.


 
   
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The Great Marsh

 Gitsplitta wrote:
So... if I'm understanding you correctly... you're suggesting that jy2 is "a complete tyranid noob" as HIS is the advice you will be following as opposed to your "experienced" tyranid team-mate??

I'll have to point that out to him.

Lol, I guess it could be taken that way, couldn't it

@Ketara- Me too, let's hope my speed method works out! I will be testing it this weekend after all the assembly is complete.

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You guys aren't in panic mode yet are you? You've got... two months left! I could paint a whole.... 3 or 4 figures in that time!

   
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Salem, MA

This worm based 'Nid army is inspired Tides! It has a kind of Cthulu meets Slither vibe that I find refreshing and original.

As someone else painting on a deadline, I tip my hat to you sir and wish you the best of luck!

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For some reason I've found that worm monsters seem faster to paint than humanoids. It's one giant unbroken block of skin, so you can do 1-2 colors and wash away. Chitin's all about dry brushing, so it's just the things with a bunch of tentacles or limbs flailing about that would take the longest.
   
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The Great Marsh

@Gits- Yes, but your figures are worth the wait

@gunslinger- Wow, I just checked out your plog, I hope you make it by this weekend! I am a project painter so it looks like we have that in common

@Badablack- That is encouraging, and I hope you're right! That fact, combined with my basecoating with an airbrush and likely just going a wash and drybrush on the main skin of the gaunts is my best chance at getting through the horde.

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 Gitsplitta wrote:
You guys aren't in panic mode yet are you? You've got... two months left! I could paint a whole.... 3 or 4 figures in that time!


Luckily, I sometimes work night shift, which basically allows me to get paid for painting models.


 
   
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Lucky....

   
 
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