Switch Theme:

Hive Fleet yakface *updated 1/23*  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in us
[DCM]
[***]






Svalarheima, MA

Even a Godzilla list needs its Troops, and many Godzilla lists seem to feature Genestealers...

   
Made in us
Rampaging Chaos Russ Driver




Yakface, Wow. Just Wow. I love facing off or even just seeing Tyranid armies on the table because of people like you.

If you don't mind me asking, how long did it take?

   
Made in us
[ADMIN]
President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA

Posted By the_trooper on 12/08/2006 7:10 AM
Yakface, Wow. Just Wow. I love facing off or even just seeing Tyranid armies on the table because of people like you.

If you don't mind me asking, how long did it take?

It's a little hard to guestimate since I painted them rather piecemeal over many many months.

It also took longer then I think it would take me now because I was trying to figure out how to re-create what I had done 8 months ago on my first test figures.

But with the excuses out of the way I'll guess it took around 6-8 hours per model.



I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
Waaagh Dakka: click the banner to learn more! 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut



In El PAso, TX <Need players around here

They're really well painted but from the front those stealers look like 40k's rendition of carrot top to me. But then I have little room to say anything with my painting skills

Hey, all I know this isn't very interesting but I moved to El Paso, TX AKA nowheresville so if you live here or Las Cruces and wanna game PM me sometime! 
   
Made in au
Fresh-Faced New User




Brilliant colour scheme. An army like this really be something to see. Great results, look forward to seeing more.
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran




Stunning, absolutely stunning. I'd pay to see these on the table.

 

Bravo!


Chris B at the FLGS said:

"I can't fit in another regular gaming day right now and expect to remain married." 
   
Made in us
[ADMIN]
President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA


Howdy everybody!

Check out the original post on page 1 for some pics of the 2 Raveners I just finished.

C&C are welcome as always.



I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
Waaagh Dakka: click the banner to learn more! 
   
Made in gb
Daring Dark Eldar Raider Rider




Between a rock and a hard place

I really like those Ravener poses. It's only a small change, but the effect is great, they really look as if they're just going in for the weak spot...

"The Imperium looks at it this way. Your armor can either protect you from an anti-tank rocket, or a garden hose. But not both".
DragonPup

"I'd rather be drowned in options than parched in the desert of GW's production schedule."
Phryxis 
   
Made in us
Scuttling Genestealer





Lurking about

Looking great!

Math sure can come in handy! 
   
Made in de
Rampaging Carnifex






Franconia

I knew there was a Tyranid Warrior. Great work still waiting for the HT. How do you paint the tentacels of the spores?

I know when it is closing time. - Rascal Mod

"Some people measure common sense with a ruler others with a potato."- Making Money Terry Pratchett
"what's with all the hate go paint something you lazy bastards" - NAVARRO
"You don't need pants for the victory dance." -BAWTRM
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Whorelando, FL

Nice stuff man. Can't wait to see the big bugs.

Capt K

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Whorelando, FL

BTW, those testicle bombs are cool to use.

Capt K

   
Made in us
[ADMIN]
President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA

Posted By Symbio Joe on 12/18/2006 12:32 PM
I knew there was a Tyranid Warrior. Great work still waiting for the HT. How do you paint the tentacels of the spores?

Well, I was just struggling with what color scheme to go with for the tentacles on the Meiotics. So I used a small Spore Mine as a test model and I like what I decided upon, a purple/pink combo that is similar to the purple/pink that I've used in the cracks (the vents and stuff) of the rest of my Tyranids. Here's some pics of the test Spore Mine, lemme know what you think:






I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
Waaagh Dakka: click the banner to learn more! 
   
Made in de
Rampaging Carnifex






Franconia

So I have no better idea to help you with your struggle I think it's the best outcome.

I know when it is closing time. - Rascal Mod

"Some people measure common sense with a ruler others with a potato."- Making Money Terry Pratchett
"what's with all the hate go paint something you lazy bastards" - NAVARRO
"You don't need pants for the victory dance." -BAWTRM
 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






my poor PIP army thread pales in comparison. awesome stuff man, you got that Flyrant from insaniak yet?

Check out my True scale marine and guard log! / HERE! Frequent updates (promise)  
   
Made in us
[ADMIN]
President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA


Not yet. He still hasn't finished it.




I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
Waaagh Dakka: click the banner to learn more! 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






you making a fex?

Check out my True scale marine and guard log! / HERE! Frequent updates (promise)  
   
Made in us
Freaky Flayed One




Detroit,MI

2 broods of those Spore sacks work better than one but it's hard to justify taking them in anything but a larger battle.
great paint job yak

妖魔鬼怪快点跑 
   
Made in us
[ADMIN]
President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA

Posted By torealis on 12/19/2006 1:19 PM
you making a fex?



Absolutely. Six eventually. But Carnifexes seem more fun to me to paint than little gribbly guys, so I'm saving the Carnifex as a treat after I finish some more little dudes.

My current plan is to tackle the Meiotic mines (and 12 small mines to use when the Meiotics blow up), then 10 Spinegaunts and then a Carnifex.

Of course, anytime Insaniak sends me the Hive Tyrant I probably won't be able to resist stopping painting whatever I'm doing and starting on that instead.

 


I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
Waaagh Dakka: click the banner to learn more! 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






the one thing i miss doing DH is building great multipart stuff like a Fex. i might do nids next...

Check out my True scale marine and guard log! / HERE! Frequent updates (promise)  
   
Made in us
[ADMIN]
President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA


Please check out the first page of this thread for pics of my Spore mine contingent (including Meiotic mines).



I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
Waaagh Dakka: click the banner to learn more! 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






consistently awesome work, as usual, can't wait to see more!

Check out my True scale marine and guard log! / HERE! Frequent updates (promise)  
   
Made in us
Foul Dwimmerlaik





Minneapolis, MN

I had no idea those FW spore mines were so enormous! Texas spore mines!

Pretty sweet.Yak. I am not a fan of the old "Blue/red" colour scheme, but you have surpassed what I thought possible with it.

   
Made in us
Legendary Dogfighter





Colorado Springs, CO

Love the color scheme.
I noticed in the pics of the stealers that some of the static grass was really long, twice as tall as the rest. Might I suggest mowing the lawn?
   
Made in us
[ADMIN]
President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA


Okay, so I'm assembling my Gunfex, and I absolutely hate the antennae head the Carnifex has for Enhanced Senses. My next Gunfex will probably just use that head but with the antennae chopped off and I'll green stuff armor plates.

But I don't want every  Carnifex to look the same (and they'll all have Enhanced Senses) so I'm working on alternative concepts.

One idea I really liked was using the really long tongue from the Acid Maw head (with the chin ball-sacs cut off) to represent that the Carnifex 'tastes' the air kind of like a snake (and that is his enhanced senses).

I can either just leave the tongue as is, or I tried making a little forked tongue (reminiscent of a snake) out of green stuff.

Tell me if you think the concept and/or execution is good enough to use, or should I just stick with the really long (standard) tongue?

Here's the pics, lemme know what you think:







Thanks in advance for the feedback!


I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
Waaagh Dakka: click the banner to learn more! 
   
Made in us
Agile Revenant Titan





Fayetteville NC

It works very well and looks like it would not be a conversion once it is painted up (the best indicator of a good conversion). I say go for it. I don't dislike the antannae, but for the sake of individuality, good job.

Have I really been playing 40K for nearly 30 years? 
   
Made in gb
Swift Swooping Hawk






Scotland

I like it.

Both the idea and the sculpt.

Simple and effective.



"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." - J. Robert Oppenheimer - Exterminatus had it's roots way back in history. 
   
Made in au
Lethal Lhamean






wow mang, are you trying to get me back into this hobby.. I thought I'd left it alone!

I feel like making a nid army now.. look what you have done!

With the carni.. aside from all the tongue jokes he'll no doubt inspire*, it looks like a good Idea. Although in truth I think I prefer the original tongue..

Colours look good.

*slut patrol comes to mind.
   
Made in fr
Fresh-Faced New User




Wow thats an ace color scheme, those pics really motivate me to actually paint my nids, i baught a huge box from Clayman but i never made them into an army, i mainly use the parts to make into various weapons and armor plates for kill-teams and nid hunters
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: