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Merceus
09-05-2007, 17:48
Hey all… after several years of being a faithful Nids player, I have fallen to the old Cliché of a ‘themed’ Nid army… I’ve heard a lot of people talk about this idea… but only seen it followed through once, and that was only on the heads… I want to go the full way and do an all vody conversion for this themed army…

To begin with here is a hand…

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4421/alien3gq1.jpg

What? Wait! Don’t leave! it’s a special hand… you see, there is a finger missing, and the other two have been cut apart and are no longer joined… yay… erm… yeah…

For my second image I give you the body, if you haven’t guessed what I’m doing yet, then you have to now…

http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/5908/alien1vk4.jpg

That’s a gargoyle tail btw… and those are paper clips on the back…

What? Still not satisfied? FINE!!! Here’s a head!!

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4144/alien2xh4.jpg

Yeah… that’s what I thought… bow before your new masters from the stars! Sorry for the blurryness of the master…

- more coming -

Merceus
09-05-2007, 17:49
Okay… so we’ve established that its an Aliens themed army… woo!

And we’ve shown that I have at least started work on the Drones…

Now… we have a Queen to do…

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/4232/queen1hy4.jpg
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/5955/queen2bw2.jpg

Yup… looks crap so far doesn’t it… don’t worry, I wont be hurt… it does look crap… It’s going to need clipping, filing, green stuffing and then putting together all in that order… and don’t worry about the paint, that was from when I used it in my army…

TheReaper
09-05-2007, 18:45
That's really cool!:D (i'm a sucker for the alien movies;) )

sanctusmortis
09-05-2007, 19:02
Hmm... Let me remember how the theme works.

Tyrant as Queen
Hormagaunts as the normal Aliens
Termagents as Dog Aliens
...

Yeah, stuck after that. Still, every little helps, eh? :D

Merceus
09-05-2007, 19:07
really? I'm doing Genestealers as normal aliens... and no dog aliens...

DigitsDavid
09-05-2007, 19:16
Looking forward to seeing this develop. Great idea Merceus!

Extension
09-05-2007, 22:06
*SUBSCRIBED*

Makes me wanna redo my predator kill team, and maybe build them on something more bulky than eldar :rolleyes:

great work so far. Is this going to be a whole army or just a few models?? *army please, army please, army please*

Keep it up

-extension

Trilbydude@Dragon
10-05-2007, 12:52
I know merceus, and i think It is going to be an elite army. I's probably not going to be vary varied, though...

Eniac
10-05-2007, 13:59
I may watch this one. Keep it going lad.

||-MARKO-||
10-05-2007, 16:40
ooh ooh aliens! :p

Im subscribing as i like nids, 40k and alien. perfect combo!

Marko

Merceus
10-05-2007, 16:55
yes, twill be an army... but like Trilby said it wont be very varied... just a Queen and a small mound of the normal aliens (22 all together +1 Queen)... I'll post the list when I get back from GW...

EDIT: Ok fine!! Before running to GW, I thought I'd post a few prgress pics, I've attached the arms, done some Green Stuffing and started work on the spines...

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/4307/alien4mz8.jpg
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5900/alien5gw5.jpg
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/5056/alien6yu2.jpg

sheep
19-05-2007, 18:44
I think i'm in love, that is the best idea ever for aliens themed models, consider it pilfered for later use.

Cheers

Sheep

Merceus
19-05-2007, 19:19
Cheers Sheep :-D

Originally I made the spines on the tail using Green stuff... but it didn't look right so I took it off... Unless anyone has suggestions I'll be leaving the tails bear... cheers all

Merceus
21-05-2007, 20:29
Well, as promised, I’m now back from being away and have pics of the Alien menace now complete… besides a little more filing and some paint…

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7152/alien7cd0.jpg
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/5581/alien8qq4.jpg
http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/8989/alien9um4.jpg
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9076/alien10it6.jpg

Merceus
21-05-2007, 20:30
Also got some WIP shots of the Queen’s head…

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7740/queen3nl6.jpg
http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/1351/queen4hn4.jpg
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9594/queen5kw0.jpg
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/851/queen6lq4.jpg

catbarf
21-05-2007, 20:33
Aliens have only 4 dorsal spines.

Merceus
21-05-2007, 20:37
:wtf: I could've sworn they had 6... *looks up* aww crap sticks! Oh well, I guess I can get rid of those two annoying front ones... cheers :)

Ninners
21-05-2007, 20:39
Aliens have only 4 dorsal spines.

you should of waited till he did the whole army before you told him :angel:

this stuff is really great, its a good idea, im suprised no-one has done it before. You are doing an awesome job so far, keep up the good work and please paint something! :D

Merceus
21-05-2007, 20:57
Cheers Ninners :D I just need to do a wee bit of filing on the first alien and then I can get him painted... in the way of good news, tommorrow is my last day of school... EVER!!! So I'm going to have an unneccessarily wonderfully large amount of time to sculpt, convert, paint and whatever else needs doing... but in the way of side-tracking I have an O&G army that needs finishing... so technically the Alien army is me getting side-tracked...

Ziljin
21-05-2007, 21:18
Looking great. Nice work. Hope you build various aliens. Like the giant ones.

Merceus
21-05-2007, 21:22
You mean the Queen? If so, I'm working on it... if not then I have no idea what that is, I'm only doing the ones like I've already finished and a Queen...

squiggoth
21-05-2007, 22:25
This thread has the coolest title ever ..... and cute Alienidz in it as well. :D

I'll be following this. Just make sure to update it more often, you lazy person. :p

Merceus
22-05-2007, 21:56
No! You cannot eat it! Do not put my head in your mouth! :wtf: ignore that last thing I just said... anyway... removed the front two spiney-mah-jiggers and he looks better... Unfortunately posts won't be quite so frequent due to the need to paint my army for Nemesis Crown and I've almost finished my Sypher model... please check my thread... no-one cares about it... so yeah... cheers :D

Ziljin
22-05-2007, 23:45
there are a whole bunch in AVP2.

the praetorian is like a big heavy duty one. i can't seem to find any info on them. I guess they aren't as popular as the regular aliens.

titan136
23-05-2007, 09:51
beautiful conversion on the stock alien genestealer! i might have to experiment a little with GS just so i can try it out!

Merceus
23-05-2007, 10:48
2? 2!?! There was a second one? Why have I not heard about this!?

EDIT: oh... you mean the game... I was thinking about the movie :wtf:... anyway, I got a nice pic of it from Google Images and may convert some from Warriors or a Broodlord... Actually yeah, I'll make it from a Broodlord and use it as that... cheers :D

Cpt_NinjaPants
23-05-2007, 12:30
2? 2!?! There was a second one? Why have I not heard about this!?

EDIT: oh... you mean the game... I was thinking about the movie :wtf:... anyway, I got a nice pic of it from Google Images and may convert some from Warriors or a Broodlord... Actually yeah, I'll make it from a Broodlord and use it as that... cheers :D

Nope second movie to be released this christmas. AND IT'S RATED R!(AND it's based in my state.) It's called "Alien vs. Predator: Survival of the Fittest"
If you want different aliens, look for the AvP: Extinction game, some seriously awesome aliens in that.

PS, i sense much WIN in this thread, i will be following.

AvP 2 stuff. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=20013
http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=14188
http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=14188



Here's a list of all the Different Aliens: Just look them up on Gogole and you'll probably find pictures.
Queen
King
Eggs
Facehuggers-
Praetorian Facehuggers (Grow to a Praetorian Alien)
Chestbursters-
Drones
Pred-aliens (An Alien/Predator Hybird)
Runner (Dog Alien from Alien 3)
Warrior
Ravagar (Hive Guardian)
Praetorian
Ravager
Carrier
Praetorian Egg
Praetorian Facehugger
Hive Node
Drones
Pred-aliens
Cystic Drones
Cystic Pred-aliens
Cystic Runner
Cystic Warrior


Idea's maybe:
Facehuggers/Chest Bursters= Rippers
PredAlien= Genestealer

Merceus
23-05-2007, 14:55
Cheers Cpt... though I was trying to keep it simple... originally I had planes for Facehuggers (and later Chect Bursters) as rippers, but eventually decided to just go with a Queen and some standard Aliens... If all goes well I'll expand later...

Merceus
23-05-2007, 15:09
Just a quick update… the list! 1,000 pts… ta da!

Queen - Hive Tyrant - 179
Acid Maw, Adrenal Glands (WS), Adrenal Glands (I), Extended Carapace, Flesh Hooks, Implant Attack, Toxin Sacs, Rending Claws, Scything Talons, Psychic Scream.

6 Drones - Genestealers - 222
Acid Maw, Extended Carapce, Implant Attack, Scything Talons, Scuttlers, Toxin Sace.

6 Drones - Genestealers - 222
Acid Maw, Extended Carapce, Implant Attack, Scything Talons, Scuttlers, Toxin Sace.

10 Drones - Genestealers - 370
Acid Maw, Extended Carapce, Implant Attack, Scything Talons, Scuttlers, Toxin Sace.

Oh… and one more thing before I go…

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5903/alien11pp8.jpg
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/615/alien12va4.jpg
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/5585/alien13ez9.jpg
http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/705/alien14ok8.jpg

Not up to my usualy standard… unfortunately the varnish/ink mix covered most of my original highlights, so I had to go back and redo em a bit afterwards… enjoy!

Cpt_NinjaPants
24-05-2007, 05:16
Very Cool, but i'd suggest, if you can making the head a little bit longer and the 'tubes' on his back a little thinker. oh, also great slimey effect.

Oh, yeah, with the queen you need to give her acuall hands, and mini hands ^_^ :P

titan136
24-05-2007, 06:28
good looking alien ya got there. i'm glad you added some subtle highlights instead of going for pure black.

why not use monstrous creature adrenal glands as face huggers?

Merceus
24-05-2007, 11:20
Very Cool, but i'd suggest, if you can making the head a little bit longer and the 'tubes' on his back a little thinker. oh, also great slimey effect.

Oh, yeah, with the queen you need to give her acuall hands, and mini hands ^_^ :P

Are you saying thicker or thinner? oh... and I don't think I have enough heads to make them any longer...

Already going to... ;) just need to get some of those MC RCs from BWB... I used all mine...


Sweet, looks awesome, definatly got the slimey black look down, well done.

Cheers

Sheep

Cheers Sheep


Sweet deal. As cliche as you think it is, I still like the idea and its quite well executed!

oh, but it is Cliche...everyone talks about it and says 'I will do this!' and never does... I just went one step further


good looking alien ya got there. i'm glad you added some subtle highlights instead of going for pure black.

why not use monstrous creature adrenal glands as face huggers?

yeah... I didn't want pure black (I'm not that lazy)... and I'm already using thos glands as Rippers in my Normal Nid army... they count as having Adrenal Glands doncha knoo :angel:

I've got all the hands ready now (fourth fingers removed and first pair seperated)... and I have half the heads done to the end of stage one... Just need to Green Stuff and cut...

Penguin of Death
24-05-2007, 13:29
If you do decide to expand the army then the Alien fluff states that the alien gets some of the characteristics of the creature it grew in, hence the 'dog' alien in the 3rd film.
There was a range of Alien toys that included aliens based on other animals, the only one I can remmeber though is a Rhino one which was very stocky and low to the ground with a horn on it's head. These may have been spun off from the comics, but they could have just been a way to sell more toys

Merceus
24-05-2007, 13:59
hmm... cool... cheers... but I think I'll just stick with stuff from the movies...

Cpt_NinjaPants
24-05-2007, 22:35
Make the tubes thinker, the length seems bout right. Lol, to make it more 'fluffy' make the base, either all slimey and regurgitated (I assume that's how they make there homes) or inside a ship. But, ah to much work already for ya.

Merceus
25-05-2007, 14:46
I didn't really think about the bases too much... I was just gonna have them normal so they wouldn't attract too much attention from the models themselves... I might make them thicker, but they're closer together than they look in the pics... so not much space... I'll probably do something cool on the Queens base, like the bulkhead idea, but then have slime or something taking over... or growing out of the hull... cheers :)

Cpt_NinjaPants
26-05-2007, 03:10
I see, well if you do expand alot, i would sugegst making it all bulk head and slimy n stuff. Can't wait for update.

Merceus
27-05-2007, 13:50
Okay then… not much of an update, but I have begun work on the bodies of the rest of the Aliens… I have also finished the hands and the heads just need some cutting and filing… This is very annoying as I forgot how I did most of the stuff on the first guy… so I’m kinda winging it here…

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/2015/alien15qc3.jpg
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/4702/alien17xh1.jpg
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2455/alien16qk9.jpg

One body down… 6 more to go… as you can see I’ve clipped and filed my way past all the unwanted bits n bobs and have drilled holes in the back for the spines…

Ross
27-05-2007, 14:10
Hell there's some work in these little fellas. Going great, keep going!!

TheReaper
27-05-2007, 14:24
How long time does it actually take to make one of those:confused:

Merceus
27-05-2007, 14:36
The first one took me about two hours... and another half hour for painting... thats not counting the time for glue, green stuff or paint to dry...

bobert the great clen one
27-05-2007, 18:38
oh yes it can be done!!!

very well constructed there merceus

now we need predator themed kroot and explorer themed guard :evilgrin:

Merceus
27-05-2007, 20:33
Ooh… more updates! Two in one day! What the hell!? Yeah… me… updating more than once a day… weird huh?

Anyway… I’ve now got 5 of the remaining 7 bodies clipped, filed and drilled…
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5700/alien20sr1.jpg

I also thought some people might be interested in seeing Before and After shots of the bodies… these two models are exactly the same piece (got em off the two separate sprues for anyone who doesn’t understand how I took 1 picture with the same part in it twice)… lol…
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/156/alien18or1.jpg
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5943/alien19ah6.jpg

And finally this one… He’s smaller than the others… a minor ******* up on my part sadly… so he’s a bit smaller… hopefully won’t notice when the arms, head and spines are all in place…
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/7981/alien21oi5.jpg

enjoy

@bobert (you aint gettin me to write all a' that): Why Kroot themed? They aren't hard enough to be Preds... maybe some kind of MEQ?

Malakian
27-05-2007, 21:03
aliens have four arms and spine...

Merceus
27-05-2007, 21:07
erm... I think you're thinking about Nids... Aliens only have two arms (and the QUeen has two T-rex nubs to boot)...

bobert the great clen one
27-05-2007, 22:56
suppose suppose merc but , they fit the 'hunter type' :P

Merceus
28-05-2007, 10:53
Maybe so... but they just aren't quite kick ass enough...

Maybe use SM rules with some Chapter Traits... like TTFTT (thats the CCW&BP one right?) and maybe Preffered Enemy: Tyranids...

Strelok
28-05-2007, 21:51
The SM rules idea is a good one. Can't wait to see how you do them. Just make sure not to make the dreads too thick, they quickly become comedic.

Cpt_NinjaPants
28-05-2007, 22:39
Dang, i did not relise how much fileing... Was needed.

Merceus
29-05-2007, 14:43
hmm... never actually said I'd do Preds... and I have no idea how I would... hmm, if I do find a way it'll be a while before I can do em... or maybe GK rules?

Anyway here we go… managed to get a fair bit done since my last update… I have now got all the crud removed from the bodies… I added the spines (some of which came out very shoddy looking) and the arms and tails… Now all I need to do is add some Green Stuff around the shoulders and where the body meets the tail, then I attach the head and can paint em…

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/916/alien22rj4.jpg
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/6127/alien23br2.jpg

I also files/cut down all the heads, some of which came out a little shoddy as well…but they’re not too bad…

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/2048/alien24zn5.jpg

And I though I’d give a quick look at my advances on the Queen… yep… very little to show here…

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/7434/queen7mo1.jpg

From left-to-right its a Carnifex’s Tusk, a Stealer’s Talon and the small pincer from a Crushing Claw… I'm also gonna put a few eggs on her base...

Ooh… Also watched Alien Resurrection again last night… great movies these are…

Trilbydude@Dragon
29-05-2007, 14:51
Mmmm.. tasty. Love the slime. Anyway, A. stop stealing my lines, and B. Keep at it, mercy. Lookin' good. Very good Indeed. Of course, now you need to make a Ripley imperial guard Kill-team. Sorry, but that's just the way It Is

Merceus
29-05-2007, 18:40
Here we are… all done apart from a little filing and some paint…

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/5262/alien25lf4.jpg
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1216/alien26wg8.jpg
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/4361/alien27lw1.jpg

And some eggs for the Queen to keep an eye on…

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/3073/queen8bu5.jpg

And yes… I was too lazy to get out the white sheet to take pretty pictures… so you get a piece of paper and a paint pallette instead…

Merceus
30-05-2007, 14:55
Hurray! As promised… all painted late last night, and then based nice n early this morning…

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9121/alien28ev2.jpg
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/4266/alien29pu4.jpg
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/806/alien30yo5.jpg
http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6258/alien31lb5.jpg

All that’s left is the Queen, lol… I won’t be doing any standard aliens for a while, I need to prepare for the oncoming storm that is the new Chaos Codex… so I’m saving my pennies, lol… and getting some Flagellants, see ya laters!

Ross
30-05-2007, 14:59
Nice, the gloss makes them look movie like, ah, the are glossed aren't they?

What's the grey bit around the eggs?

Merceus
30-05-2007, 15:01
yes, they are glossed... well its a mix of gloss and ink... but yeah, gloss...

The grey bits are the tentacly mouth things from the Genestealer box... I cut the mouths out and was orginally gona use sugar-coated almonds with green stuff + holes on top... but they were too big, so I used green stuff blobs instead...

Cpt_NinjaPants
30-05-2007, 16:51
Very nice still, me thinks the eggs needs to be bigger.

Also, Alien reserection was the worst of all the movies!!! You need to watch Aliens agian. :)

Merceus
30-05-2007, 17:25
I never said it was the best... just good... in my order of favourites its

1) Aliens
2) Alien
3) Alien Resurrection
4) Alien 3

And I love em all!

EDIT: oh, you think the eggs should be bigger? They seem bout the right size tome... in the movies they were a bit larger than a person's torso... my eggs are bigger than that... If a person tucked up their knees they could fit in it with their head sticking out of the top... what a very weird image that is...

Cpt_NinjaPants
31-05-2007, 04:28
Oh.. Well the pics made it look alot smaller.

Merceus
31-05-2007, 15:18
Now that the Queen is the only thing left, updates may be slower and less impressive… I’m going to be building my way up the model… so I’m starting with the legs… here’s the one already attached to the base so far… I still need to bulk out the middle section and add some details on the upper part…

http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/3827/queen9ly1.jpg
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/8137/queen10pr8.jpg

Merceus
01-06-2007, 11:09
I got some pics off the net... it doesn't show straight from the back... but it shows enough... and Resurrection has a good shot of the back of her head and neck...

DaCone2
10-06-2007, 13:18
Wicked job!
Wish i could convert :(

Merceus
10-06-2007, 15:44
Just practice dude... I still not that good... and I started the hobby six and a half years ago... been converting properly for about 2... just practice...

adreal
15-06-2007, 07:54
Um, I think AvP show's a good isde shot of the queen when she is either raied from being forzen of is laying egss, or right before she breaks out....

Merceus
15-06-2007, 14:27
We.. Erg, I need another update -_-


Sadly progress on the Queen has been slow (if not non-existant) due to my need to finish my army for Nemesis Crown...

oh, and I will be using Kroot bodies and Grey Knight rules for Preds ;)

vice
18-06-2007, 09:09
Is there a sketch or someting to show how you're converting the kroot? It sounds like a good idea using the grey knight rules...

Merceus
18-06-2007, 11:55
No sketches or proper ideas yet... just an idea... I'm still trying to find a head... unless I sculpt one and then cast it... hmm... difficult...

Cpt_NinjaPants
23-06-2007, 08:16
Look at erm.. Navvaro's Pred Alian, if you haven't already, It's awsome.

calcipher
23-06-2007, 08:19
Oh this is cool! I adore my Alien quadrilogy box set!
There is a log of colonial marines knocking around somewhere too..you two should hook up for a diorama.

Brother-Hyuuga
23-06-2007, 11:38
Will there also be facehuggers (ripper swarms) to go with those eggs?

Merceus
23-06-2007, 12:49
Look at erm.. Navvaro's Pred Alian, if you haven't already, It's awsome.

oh right... where's that?


Oh this is cool! I adore my Alien quadrilogy box set!
There is a log of colonial marines knocking around somewhere too..you two should hook up for a diorama.

yeah..? I'll have to look into it... need to get some o' them marines myself too...


Will there also be facehuggers (ripper swarms) to go with those eggs?

Originally there were... I might make some later on... Not sure how I'll do em... I'm thinkin filed down FW rippers + Green Stuff...

Cpt_NinjaPants
24-06-2007, 11:55
Oh, the name is acualy Navarro, check attachments for pics.

soultaker87
28-06-2007, 05:59
great work on these guys, nicely done. While I was looking at the pictures of a Carnifex in the codex and I notice the adrenal glands on its back almost looks like the body of a face hugger. though you might want to know because you can either make a face hugger ripper swarm or face hugger spore mines. hope this helps, keep up the good work.

Getifa Ubazza
28-06-2007, 09:02
This is such a cool concept for a Nid army. I love the group shot of all the "Aliens" together.

Merceus
28-06-2007, 12:50
CHeers guys... yes I will be continuing... oh, and Soultaker, I like the idea... but they're too big and the smaller ones are too fat... I'll be using converted FW rippers eventually...

W0lf
05-08-2007, 00:10
wikid idea.

stuff chaos.. when they look that damned cool :P

Brother-Hyuuga
05-08-2007, 01:17
Amazing work. I look at my Nids and...*sigh*

TYRANOODLE
07-08-2007, 17:33
pretty ******* awesome. What about an army based on predators? Or is that a rubbish idea.

swordwind
07-08-2007, 18:36
So good I will have to steal your method of doing them. :D

Merceus
07-08-2007, 20:38
no, not rubbish at all... i talked about it on page 4... or somewhere near there...

Metal Fingered Villain
08-08-2007, 01:17
Those drones look really dope, I was a bit iffy on the heads in the W.I.P pictures but with the glossy black they look really ill. Now, finish that darnned queen. On a side note, I think your sig is total complete ********, you may be referring to what hip hop has become in the last seven years which is what I'd refer to as Hi-Pop, its nothing like what it used to be. You wanna actually hear some dope hip hop, check some Lord Finesse, Showbiz&AG, Lootpack, or Diamond D, Black Moon, Brand Nubian, Tha Alkoholiks, these artists actually have funky beats that arn't synthesized and the emcees actually articulate dope lines and deliver 'em with style. Hip Hop is real music, and if your comparing it to not being music at all with metal, you think power chords and screaming takes more talent?

Merceus
08-08-2007, 12:59
I never mentioned Hip-Hop (or 'hi-pop'?)... When I look at that I think more of recent stuff which isn't liked by me... its a personal thing as in 'I dont like it' but I dont mind if other people do... I could've probably explained that better...

Wait... you're saying they don't have as much talent? Most of the ones who 'scream' can also sing beautifully... Corey Taylor, Jonathan Davis and Tomi Putaansuu for instance are just a few (although Tomi is more Hard-Rock rather than metal)... And the instrumentalists themselves are incredibly talented...

Anyway (back on topic) haven't touched the Queen recently, been too busy with my 'Getting ready for Apocalypse' thing...

Metal Fingered Villain
08-08-2007, 21:46
Alright, well I took a stab at something I'm not too educated about, :eek:. Anyways, wouldn't finishing your queen be perfect for apocalypse? Some kind of monstrous rampaging angry norn queen maybe? Although I'm pretty sure norn queens are gigantic and really ugly...

Merceus
10-08-2007, 10:46
yeah... could be funny... though the armies hardly 3000+pts... more like 450 (including the Queen)...

catbarf
15-08-2007, 18:27
I'd recommend you use Praetorians as Tyranid Warriors. They're a caste from AVP2, basically a cross between a Drone and a Queen, and act as elite warriors/bodyguards for the queen.

Merceus
22-09-2007, 10:10
I'd recommend you use Praetorians as Tyranid Warriors. They're a caste from AVP2, basically a cross between a Drone and a Queen, and act as elite warriors/bodyguards for the queen.

I was wanting to use Praetorians as Broodlords, what with having equal I and WS to the Stealers and Suped up Tyrant.

Deus Mechanicus
06-11-2007, 18:38
how did you do the heads?

swagger
07-11-2007, 14:59
seconded-how were the heads done?

Merceus
15-12-2007, 13:44
The heads? (sorry for the lateness of the reply)... I took a pair of genestealer heads to begin... started by cutting the front off of one (about half way down the chitin plates), then pinned it to the back of the other head (preferably a basic head or one with an implant attack)...

I then filled in the gap between the two heads with Green Stuff... once this was dry I took a knife and scraped away at the sides and top until they were level with the sides of the mouth (the top of the head only needed to be lowered slightly)... Finally I used a file to get rid of the nose and eyes...

On the non-implant attack heads I used the knife to cut out the tongue...

cheers :)

((this log will not be returning any time soon unfortunately))

kiwichild
15-12-2007, 14:00
These puppies are sweet, love the sycthe tails on the aliens! I haven`t seen any pics of the patriarchs in AVP2, but I have made some Pat Gaurd for my GS cult. The queen is looking great, how about some face-huggers? Everybody needs a hug you know. You could use the, what are they called........monsterous hands/rending claws from the tyranid warrior sprues as a base for them:
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=99120106003&orignav=300836&ParentID=214076&GameNav=10&ItemNav=302078

Tyranid Monstrous Arms Sprue(99380106004)

wally
15-12-2007, 15:15
heres mine
did the very same things your did
great minds think alike
and small minds seldom differ

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/wally_cat/aliensmon.jpg

Merceus
15-12-2007, 19:20
These puppies are sweet, love the sycthe tails on the aliens! I haven`t seen any pics of the patriarchs in AVP2, but I have made some Pat Gaurd for my GS cult. The queen is looking great, how about some face-huggers? Everybody needs a hug you know. You could use the, what are they called........monsterous hands/rending claws from the tyranid warrior sprues as a base for them:
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=99120106003&orignav=300836&ParentID=214076&GameNav=10&ItemNav=302078

Tyranid Monstrous Arms Sprue(99380106004)

hmm, didn't think of those... that could actually work! Cheers kiwichild :D


heres mine
did the very same things your did
great minds think alike
and small minds seldom differ

lol, dammit! Now I feel bad, they're better then mine :cries::p

Colonel Stagler
16-12-2007, 01:20
nice work merceus mate, im too surprised iv never noticed your log before, makes me wanna get my pulse rifle out and gun them all down, whilst screaming cliche action phrases! oh yeah
Stagler Out

wally
16-12-2007, 03:24
lol mine was a 1 off
so i prob spent as long on it as it took u for a squad
if you took 8 hours per fig i have no doubt yours would be just as good

I <3 W
16-12-2007, 03:35
very nice, but I have some small advice to give on gs. When you make the general shape of whateve you're doing and smooth the dedges it will be gloopy. First dip your thumb or index in watter and wipe it off so its still moist and smooth the gs with that, removing and excess gs. It will have finger prints in it. Then use a metal object or anything ilse dipped in water and keep smoothing it. You seem to have just used our finger here. Too many finger prints. Anyways nice job so far.

precinctomega
16-12-2007, 07:12
Seen these?

http://www.timkline.net/alienids/pictures.html

These are from the second evolution of Tyranid models, but still pretty cool.

R.