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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Bristol, England

Rise from the dead!!!!!
So firstly apologies if you've already seen these but i've done a load more and this seemed like the best place to put them................sorry.

Here's my newest project!
Built from pot pourri, expanding foam, GW moonscape, Fred Swizzle Sticks ( Best find ever ),
Tyranid bits, foam balls, nut shells and based on hardboard.
I'm going to be painting this little lot in flesh tones.
The GW craters will be filled with coloured resin after paint.
Any suggestions before or regarding paint would be much appreciated?!
Questions, C+C, hints and tips welcome!

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Fred Swizzle Sticks

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Wip Terrain

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Pre Foam

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Pre Foam

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Group Photo

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Foamed Large piece

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Sticks

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Pool

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Carnifex with sticks

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Toothpit

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Haha, that's so surreal. Nice!

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Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation





Denmark

Awesome. I love the Toothpit :heart:

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Omadon's Realm

Great stuff!

i love the 'sarlac' pit mouth thing.



 
   
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Very nice! I can't wait to see what it looks like painted. It's never occured to me to use the spray foam insulation stuff to build up rocky areas - I'm DEFINITELY stealing the idea for my board!

The swizzle sticks look amazing for the plant life. It has a very alien, underwater type feel.

I'm not like them, but I can pretend.

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Pittsboro NC (Raleigh)

Great!

I love the swizzel-sticks...




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Hint;

Test paint (non-aerosol) that expanding foam, there is a reason very "few" use it.

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Somewhere in southern England.

Greyish-greenish black is the traditional Alien colour. Doing everything like that would be a bit dull.

I reckon you should select a palette with several unnatural but complementary hues, e.g. purple, dark blue, mauve, and accent it with something a lot brighter, such as an orange-beige, for teeth, spines, etc..


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The bit stuck on the side of England. Wales isn't it.

First off I sugest you give yourself a pat on the back for some fine work. The ground should match your board base colour and the alien bits the same colour as your nid army, or if your not nid , then a friends nid colours, or if there are no nids you play with... then why are you doing nid type scenery anyway!!!! sorry lost it a bit at the end there.

 
   
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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Bristol, England

1-UP wrote:It's never occured to me to use the spray foam insulation stuff to build up rocky areas - I'm DEFINITELY stealing the idea for my board!

Feel free. It's pretty nasty stuff to work with. It tends to be very unpredictable and I would strongly recommend having a box of latex gloves on hand. Sorry for the pun!

rexscarlet wrote:Test paint (non-aerosol) that expanding foam, there is a reason very "few" use it.

I was anticipating a slight problem with melting but none has occured, the crowd goes wild, YAY!!!! I used Black Wilko brand Black Satin Multi Surface Enamel for the record.

Kilkrazy wrote:Greyish-greenish black is the traditional Alien colour. Doing everything like that would be a bit dull.
I reckon you should select a palette with several unnatural but complementary hues, e.g. purple, dark blue, mauve, and accent it with something a lot brighter, such as an orange-beige, for teeth, spines, etc..

I'm with you all the way on this. I want it to be quite bright and alien looking(duh obviously) just not too cartoony luckily I should be able to test and respray a few times without losing too much hard edged detail. It would be a bit of a bonus to get it right first time though.

vodski wrote:First off I sugest you give yourself a pat on the back for some fine work. The ground should match your board base colour and the alien bits the same colour as your nid army

Patted, thanks. I've tried not to include any ground on these pieces. Hopefully I can paint up to the edge in fauna colour and they can sit happily on any table top.
Yup, i've got a nid army. Link http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/215275.page It's MUCH bigger now though.
I'll probably try painting this terrain up something like the guns and see if it looks any good.

To everyone else thanks for the positive feedback and i'm glad you enjoyed. Looks like a big 'thumbs up' for swizzle sticks and toothpits.

Edited to fix multiquotemadness

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La Coruna, Spain

It seems nice, if you paint it (or not). Good idea, funny!
   
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Chicago, IL

You don't see a lot of 'nid terrain, looks good.

Get some paint on there and post some pics.
   
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Seen this in real life. only undercoated when I saw it but it looks awesome!

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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

The little peanuts hehe, love it.
What about a dark wine colour with dark green, and purple parts intermixed.

I'll see if I can get some pics of the stuff I did a few years back up as an example.

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Canada

I like that bubbly pool thing.
They're all awesome.

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Bristol, UK

Very, very nice job, suitably gribbly looking for 'nids.

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Looks very cool.

Suggestion - to make the larger pieces a little more playable (like area terrain), you could leave some room between the objects for models to fit in.

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Great terrain !!!

I'd love to get a game in on a table dressed out with those pieces !!!



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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Bristol, England

Thanks's for the kind words encouragement and suggestions, painting hasn't started yet but is imminent.
I've just finished a spore mine from fw it's a really nice and detailed sculpt, washes have brought it to life and I really like the results that I got on it.
The foam has created a lot of texture for me to use so I'm probably going to paint the terrain in a similar style and colours.
Glad i've already undercoated it black
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Meiotic spore mine


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North Charleston, SC

Wow. I can't wait to see these painted up. Webbing and gooping everything together with the foam worked out beautifully. Well, maybe that's not the right word... Either way, it worked It's alien, it's bulbous, it's porous, it's toothy, it's icky... I like it. Get to painting!

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Durango, Colorado

This terrain looks amazing! Everyone needs good themed terrain, and this stuff fits the bill perfectly. Great stuff, lets see it painted!


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Committed Chaos Cult Marine





Vancouver

Great stuff, some of the stuff you used is ingenius. Nice spore mine too.


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Canada

I can't wait to see these things painted... being a 'nid player I'll definitely steal a good chunk of this for ideas for my table.

Thanks a ton.
   
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Ipswich, Queensland

Looks awesome.. id like to see some paint tho

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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Bristol, England

Thanks again for all the kind words and encouragement, it helps to keep me focused.
Anyhow, here are some pip pics of the test pieces just to keep you interested.
They really give you a much better idea of the textures created by using the foam.
Paint still needs alot of work, freehanded veins, inks glazes, washes and small pools of water effects/varnish etc.
The sticks are going to be worked up to a red colour I think, any ideas about colour for the pool?
Hope you like.
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Birds eye pool

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Close up pools

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Webbing between sticks

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Test pieces Tyranid terrain


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Bedfordshire, UK

Damn it! The TK Maxx sticker on those swizzle sticks suggest we could never find them again!

This looks cool man. I love alien scenery. Keep it up!

   
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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Bristol, England

Yeah, you can get them on a popular internet auction site but not for £2. Check out the rrp on my box, ouch!
I'm not sure if I used one or two boxes but i think I bought 2 or 3 boxes.
There may or may not be a spare box floating around my hobby room somewhere? I think the glue is starting to break my memory, hmmmm.

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Canada

Wow... those have turned out amazingly well and it's only been base painted without all the fine details. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the actual finished product...

When I finally get around to painting some terrain for my table here, I'll have to pick your brain.
   
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Vancouver

The veins give it an awesome gross alien thing feel.


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Wow. This is some amazing terrain. The painting is fantastic. Keep up the good work!


 
   
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loving this, it's making me think back to when I saw the originals in theaters years ago.

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