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Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord

These look great! You're pulling off your vision in the OP really well.

Going to be a very nice looking force when it's all finished. Looking forward to seeing how the bigger bugs turn out.

The carapace patterns look spot on. It's pretty cool that you are making them vary slightly from model to model.

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Ok so time for a little update! I took my two painted gaunts into the local GW to get some advice on them, it was suggested to try Drakenhof Nightshade instead of Nuln Oil shade, was allowed to test it on a spare model, and also Gulliman Blue Glaze was suggested, I liked the look of both of these results and will be using them for the rest of my tyranids! Basically they just enhance the blue colours a little more.

Also, the guy at the GW said that if I can get a full set of two types of troops and my flying Hive Tyrant finished, then I'd be able to come in and start learning how to play! Which would be pretty cool

Back to painting, I had to clean my airbrush out thoroughly because the paint stopped coming through for some reason. But I got all my Hormagaunts and Spike base coated and highlighted! See images below! Just started on their carapaces. Once those are finished, its on to the shading and the carapace pattern!
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Progress on Spike (Side)

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Progress on Spike (Back)

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The swarm in the making!

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Speed Drybrushing


Your bugs look great! I am going to be stripping mine down and repainting them soon. I haven't decided on a color scheme yet. I really like your color scheme and love the extra texture on the carapace. I've just gotten some sand texture and one other texture that I cannot think of right now. I had planned to use it on the bases but I may consider adding it to the models themselves now.

I look forward to seeing more of your stuff!

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Thanks! Good luck with your own tyranids!

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Drakenhof Nightshade is amazing, 'nuff said.
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Drakenhof Nightshade 1

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Drakenhof Nightshade 2

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Drakenhof Nightshade 3

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Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord

Even though these don't have the blue elements on them they look awesome. Have you dropped that element or are you planning to keep it a bit more sporadic? Like it's some kind of bio-luminous element that they can turn on and off at will.

FWIW I think they look great as is.

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

No no I am still working on these, this is just an update progress shot lol. I have 5 more of them to paint with the shade, Spike the Trygon as well, and then I'll be fixing up some of the highlights on the ones that need it, then adding the blue patterns on the carapaces, and then the eyes/teeth/spot details!
Also need just 5 more termagants to have them count as a unit, once I have those, I'll paint them along with my Flyrant, from there its learning to play and deciding what other models to get from there! Carnifex and venomthrope seem most likely

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Drakenhof Nightshade is awesome Part 2!

Also, I'm not sure what weapon to give my Flyrant? Thinking of just going with the heavy venom cannon.
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better view of gaunt with drakenhof shade

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Spike with drakenhof shade!

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Spike with drakenhof shade!

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My flyrant, weapons?

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Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord

I don't have the new nid codex but I think TL devourers are a popular choice. I'd post over in tactics(? at least I think that's the right section) or perhaps 40k General discussion and you might get some good advice.

Then again if you think the Venom Cannon looks cool (which it does) go for it. Rule of cool should always prevail!

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Yeah true I chose this one because it looks pretty cool, and also in the old codex it had a good range and strength (I thought) and assume it hasn't changed much in the new codex.

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Just an update on the project. Painting the details on the rest of the models now. Finding that its pretty difficult to get my camera to show the paint on the models accurately. Think I'll do a video showing the Trygon once its finished, that seems to portray it more true to how it really looks.
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Spike head detail, painting teeth and tongue here.

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

If anyone is interested, putting ard coat on Spike at the moment, on the teeth and tongue, think I will try to get a drool effect with some pva glue, will see how that turns out. Also, just got the new nid codex today.

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Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord

Looking good as per. You should rig up a "Lazy Susan" to do some nice 360's of your models if you plan to go ahead with the videos.

What are your initial impressions of the codex?

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Funny you should say that, I have actually ordered a cheap turn table just for this purpose Codex seems ok, but if you mean impressions regarding the tactics or stats etc, I haven't learned to play yet so it makes little difference to me at this point xD

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Mounted Kroot Tracker

Things are looking good in here nidgirl I like your sense of adventure with trying new things. The texture paint is an interesting touch looking Frwd to more!


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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Thanks bebop! Updates coming soon!

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Liking the use of texture on the carapace, very nice

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Been Around the Block

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Looking good, just bought a huge new Tyranid force so slowly getting through the Gaunts and trying to find a decent paint scheme for the army.

Love the blue skin of yours, what are the exact colours you're using?

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot


If you want to get a drool effect, try UHU glue- I've been experimenting (with mixed results I have to add) with gore effects which will ultimately festoon my DE Executioners.

It's fun and messy to boot.
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Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord

 Glaiceana wrote:
Funny you should say that, I have actually ordered a cheap turn table just for this purpose Codex seems ok, but if you mean impressions regarding the tactics or stats etc, I haven't learned to play yet so it makes little difference to me at this point xD

Sounds good. Looking forward to the videos when they arrive.

I would say any impression is worth it. Fluff, units, weapons, art etc. For example I've always been a huge fan of The Red Terror, because of the fluff and the model. It makes me think about converting a mawloc into its classic shape. Any inspiration gained for Hive Fleet Isvarld, new potential units?

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Think you guys are going to love how Spike it looking right now! And he's not even finished yet.
@Medium of Death, been reading through the codex, definitely going to get a venomthrope, never been a fan of genestealers, so probably won't get those. I like the coloured art pictures in the book, even though a few people didnt like them because they were just coloured versions of old pictures.
@Elnibbus, used a different method in the end

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New WIP shot of Spike, 1

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New WIP shot of Spike, 2

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Close up of drool on Spike, still need to paint the eyes.

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Back of Spike, still need to paint the blue patterns on the carapace, and the scythes and spikes.

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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal

Nice work. Looking good.
Drool looks pretty good too. The droplets actually look like a frozen moment in time, nice.

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Thanks, yeah it worked out quite well, just got to be careful I don't break it off before I've finished it xD

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Terrifying Doombull


Sexy nids is sexy! Label me a fan/ stalker of this tread. Also loving the drool effect
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So. Much. Win. Here. Check out Forgeworld for their new sets of twinlinked Devourers. They look pretty good and aren't too pricy.
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth

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Very awesome work, great colour choice. subbed.

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Looking great so far.

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Your bugs look awesome. Keep up the good work.
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Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord

Nice work on the drool. I wonder if varnish would seal it and harden it a bit more in order to stop it breaking.

What's the progress of the lazy susan and videos?

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Elite Tyranid Warrior

Hey guys, sorry for the big gap in posts here. I have been working on my art and applying for jobs, so haven't been painting my nids for a while.

Also I think I might have been putting off painting them for some reason, despite the fact that the next stage will be the most rewarding, (adding patterns and finishing off most of the models so far) Will try to start work on them today or tomorrow!

Will also do some turntable videos, I have a turntable thing, but it is manual, so I'll try to move it round as smoothly as I can xD

In the mean time, here is a digital painting I did a couple weeks ago that you might be interested in, ( I did post it in a separate topic here on Dakka, but just incase some of you here didnt see it)

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