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The Laughing God
10-05-2007, 21:52
With the nids upon us this log will be updated once again.
Have a look on page 20 for a current army shot!
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(The guys will be dipped)

After playing Necrons, and Dark Eldar for a while, I have decided to get a new army.

I picked Tyranids because, models are cool, awesome in cc, and can have a lot of firepower if your in close range.

So I made this log to motivate me to get a 1500pt army.
So far I have,

1 Carnifex
35 Termaguants
8 Hormogaunts
8 Genestealers
3 Warriors
4 Rippers

Anyways I'd like to get some feedback on them, oh yeah they are also going to be dipped

Here are some pics so you can see the color scheme.


http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3352.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3354.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3356.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3349.jpg

bluebugs
10-05-2007, 22:03
Well, the colors are very flat. That's all I can really say, they just look dull, highlight, drybrush, please do something interesting.

hereticdave
10-05-2007, 22:07
if he's doing this
oh yeah they are also going to be dipped then flats what he wanted....it also answers your comment, shame you didn't take the time to read his post first.

The Laughing God
10-05-2007, 22:54
Well, the colors are very flat. That's all I can really say, they just look dull, highlight, drybrush, please do something interesting.

As hereticdave they are going to be dipped which will give them instant shading and highlights.

Thanks hereticdave:)

Right now I'm working on some more Genestealers, so far I have painted...

2 Warrirors
2 Genestealers
8 Termaguants
4 Ripper Swarms

Strelok
10-05-2007, 22:57
I like the colorscheme, should look excellent after dipping!

The Laughing God
11-05-2007, 02:17
Thanks,

I have been working on some Genestealers I should have an update in the next few days.

I might even get some Forgeworld stuff, just to tie my army together, but first I want to build up an army.

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
12-05-2007, 00:27
::UPDATE::

Finished 2 more Genestealers and started on 2 more.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3389.jpg

2 PIP's

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3392.jpg

And here is my Carnifex, waiting to be worked on. First I want to finish everything that is spray painted. I'm also waiting on some guants that I won on ebay.:evilgrin:

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3396.jpg

adreal
12-05-2007, 01:40
Can't wait untill they start getting dipped, should look sweet after that

The Laughing God
12-05-2007, 02:40
I'll try to get some dipped when the weather gets better. Right now I'm trying to finish the genestealers. So keep tuning in I should have an update some time this weekend.

akamanah
12-05-2007, 02:52
Damn you Laughing God I was trying so hard not to do nids on top of all the other armies I have yet to finish and then while looking thru your log I was struck with the inspiration for my own nid army. Again damn you :D
what is the color your using for the exoskeleton parts? Is that one of the new foundation paints?
Looking good so far, can't wait to see them dipped.

The Laughing God
12-05-2007, 03:05
Damn you Laughing God I was trying so hard not to do nids on top of all the other armies I have yet to finish and then while looking thru your log I was struck with the inspiration for my own nid army. Again damn you

Glad I could help:D

For the exoskeleton I used Vomit Brown.

-The Laughing God-

Angelwing
12-05-2007, 03:43
Looking forward to the results. I'll be watching!

dugaal
12-05-2007, 05:32
I second akamanah's comments, why does it always seem that when contemplating a new army (and fighting the urge to go broke getting it) the boards are suddenly filled with tons of inspiring logs like yours....

Great work on the tyranids; I know people who dont get dipping might think they look poor, but your lines are very neat, and these should turn out great after some staining.

you should also get yourself a tyrant for the army. cant wait to see the finished results!

The Laughing God
12-05-2007, 18:27
Thanks everyone for all of the motivation.:)

I have finished another genestealer, and am 75%, and 50% done on the last 2


Look what I just got in the mail...

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3397.jpg

Yup 27 Guants for the price of one box set.:evilgrin:

Should have the last 2 stealers done today.

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
13-05-2007, 17:04
Yay an update!

I got some models dipped, they still need to be dullcoated, and I might do a little touch up's on the green, and their base will be painted but here they are.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3418.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3416.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3415.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3414.jpg

The Laughing God
13-05-2007, 17:05
More pics,

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3410.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3407.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3406.jpg

The Laughing God
14-05-2007, 19:50
Finished the Green on the 2 Warriors, now just have to fixe the purple, and then get some dullcoat, and dullcoat them to get rid of the shinyness.

What do you think would look good for their bases?

Thanks everyone for keeping me motivated so far.:)

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
16-05-2007, 23:07
No comments for a while, what nobody like my nids anymore?;)

Well I would like some feedback on how you like the skin tone. What I'm doing right now is taking all of the dipped models, and painting a thing layer of the scaly green over the dipped green.
(The dipped green looks to much like brown blotches.)

I also have fixed the purple, leaving the brown in the recesses. I have finished the Guants and 2 Warriors. All they need now is their base painted and to be dull coated. But I first need to buy some dull coat.:angel: I have tried a base on one genestealer that I really like, I'll post a pic later with the rest of the models.

Thanks everyone,

CC would be really appreciated, so please give me some feedback.:angel:

-The Laughing God-

Daniel36
16-05-2007, 23:26
I dig the slimy look, but you might want to give them a quick drybrush to highlight everything for some more shading... I guess... Nice color scheme, haven't seen one like it yet! Keep it up!

The Laughing God
16-05-2007, 23:59
Thanks, Daniel.

They will will be dull coated so they aren't so shiny. The Green looks much better painted than dipped which doesn't make them so glossy.

I shall post some pics tommarow on what I have done.

Keep the feedback coming!

-The Laughing God-

Strelok
17-05-2007, 00:41
Can't wait to see them with painted green. I almost like a bit of glossiness on their skin, I always think of the tyranids as being quite slimy and ichorous :D And somehow I got unsubscribed for a bit and didn't see any updates until today :\

The Laughing God
18-05-2007, 21:52
::UPDATE::

Finally finished painting over all the green and purple. You can see on one of the genestealers the type of basing I'm using. These are pics before being dullcoated, i'm not sure if I want to dullcoat them I kinda like the slimy look now that the green is painted over. What do you guys think?

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3445.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3461.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3462.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3459.jpg

The Laughing God
18-05-2007, 21:55
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3451.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3444.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3457.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3454.jpg

The Laughing God
19-05-2007, 14:07
Forgot to say, that all of the armour plates will be highlighted with darker green. You can see it on one of the warrior pictures.

I'm starting today on some hormoguants, and finishing off the 3rd warrior. Then I want to start on the carnifex.:evilgrin: So the more motivation I get will help me get to the carnifex faster.
Thanks everyone,

CC are welcomed, tell me what you think of them with the green painted over.:)

-The Laughing God-

Robot 2000
19-05-2007, 14:25
looks great now they've been dipped, leave them all slimed up IMO =)

Strelok
19-05-2007, 17:55
Aye, leave them slimey! And I was going to suggest highlighting the green plates until I saw that you are going to. Excellent :D

Ninners
19-05-2007, 18:03
The green looks a lot better now

IMO i think you should dull coat them, i dont like shiny models as much as non shiny ones

The Laughing God
20-05-2007, 00:11
So I have a choice of slimy or not slimy. I kinda like the slimy now that the green is painted before it was way to shiny, and the armour just looked like it had brown blotches before.

I'm still working on the hormoguants, for some reason I really don't like painting them even though it's kinds easy to do.:rolleyes:

Having some drizziling rain here so no dipping or spray painting today, although I think it's supposed to clear up tommarow, then I might spray the carnifex, he's just so tempting to paint, I can't have him just sitting there staring at me.:( :D

Thanks for all the comments everyone!

-The Laughing God-

MaliGn
20-05-2007, 02:47
The shiny vs matt argument?


Personally I like the gloss look of shiny *in certain cases* I like it on Tyranid Flesh and use it on my own (bestial brown, heavy rotting flesh drybrush, flesh wash). But the carapace looks better as dried hardened chitin IMO.

That said I have used ink washes to give a gloss shine to my Alpha legion's armour to capture their martial pride, whereas my Emperor's Children are kept matt so best display the pastel pink.


I really don't like what varnish does to models so I don't use it, I do find that ink washes do kinda varnish the models anyway giving thema much more durable finish.

Oh and the 'nids look great kinda similar to mine in colour (brown flesh green carapace)

The Laughing God
20-05-2007, 03:02
Thanks MaliGN, I agree with you, I don't like super shiny models either. I think for my nid's it looks good because the shiny-ness from the dipping is broken up from painting over the green. Now the skint tone looks really good.
I should finish the hormoguants sometime tommarow probably, so stay tuned.

Quick question, do you guys think it's worth giving the warriors wings? If so can you tell me where to get some. I know that ForgeWorld has them but it's $28 USD IIRC.

Thanks everyone,

-The Laughing God-

One_Second_of_Insanity
20-05-2007, 03:11
nice scheme there laughing god, i fall in to the non shiny camp. as far as warrior with wings goes i think they look cool but very fragile gaming wise. i wish i knew where to get some wings as well

Strelok
20-05-2007, 03:31
There are enough wings from kits around the fantasy world to not have to pay for the FW model if you don't want to.

The Laughing God
20-05-2007, 13:08
Do you guys think that gargoyle wings would fit? Has anybody here ever tried it? There are a ton of wings on the GW site but if you add them all together $ wise it becomes more then the Forgeworld wings.:( The gargoyles were the cheapest wings that I could find that might fit the warriors.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

Luthien
20-05-2007, 14:21
not a fan of the wet look i'm afraid although since it's nids i guess it fits

Angelwing
20-05-2007, 14:59
Do you guys think that gargoyle wings would fit? Has anybody here ever tried it? There are a ton of wings on the GW site but if you add them all together $ wise it becomes more then the Forgeworld wings.:( The gargoyles were the cheapest wings that I could find that might fit the warriors.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

yes they do fit.

The Laughing God
20-05-2007, 15:04
yes they do fit.
Cool, I think I'm going to use them then. Those fit in nice they look like they were made for them. Thanks,


not a fan of the wet look i'm afraid although since it's nids i guess it fits

Yeah, I really don't know what I'm going to do here, I like both ways.:(


nice scheme there laughing god, i fall in to the non shiny camp. as far as warrior with wings goes i think they look cool but very fragile gaming wise. i wish i knew where to get some wings as well

Thanks, and was wondering why are the wings fragile gaming wise? I have only played 2 small combat patrols using the battleforce with these guys.

Just for fun, here is what I'm planning on having in my army.:angel:

Flyrant
Maxed out termaguant squad
Maxed out spineguant squad
Hormoguant squad (Not sure what's a good squad size for these guys)
3 Zonethropes
2 Carnifexes
3 Raveners
Lictor
3-4 Warrior Squads
Ripper squad?
Malanthrope
TRYGON

One_Second_of_Insanity
20-05-2007, 22:46
They ar efragile gaming wise because you cant upgrade to a 4+ save so need to be very careful in how you use them or you will fall easily to almost any small arms fire

The Laughing God
20-05-2007, 23:30
They ar efragile gaming wise because you cant upgrade to a 4+ save so need to be very careful in how you use them or you will fall easily to almost any small arms fire
But warriors can get extended carapace, so that would give them a 4+ save.:confused:

Painting wise the hormoguants are almost finished, about 90% done. Then need to finish the guants I won on ebay then the Carnifex.

I have found that keeping a large model, or a model that you really want to paint can help motivate you. Keep it on your workspace and save it for last, that way you have to paint everything before you can get to it.:evilgrin:

It helps me:D (I use the carnifex)

Thanks for all of the comments everyone!

-The Laughing God-

Zzarchov
20-05-2007, 23:33
You cannot take both wings and extended carapace.

The Laughing God
20-05-2007, 23:39
You cannot take both wings and extended carapace.


Oh woops sorry about that, I haven't read the codex enough:angel:

Thanks Zzarchov for clearing that up for me.;)

Angelwing
21-05-2007, 14:41
hide them behind the flyrant for protection....*chuckles evilly*

The Laughing God
21-05-2007, 19:41
hide them behind the flyrant for protection....*chuckles evilly*

How do you usally tool up the flyrant? Is he better with wings, or walking? And last question if he's a flyrant should I give him any guns?

It's a nice day here finally I might be able to spray a few things. The carnifex comes to mind.:D

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
31-05-2007, 20:20
::UPDATE::

Finished the carnifex apart from the base and the highlighting on the carapace he's done. Tell me what you think I really want some feedback on him. He was my favorite model to paint.

Here are the pics...

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3538.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3540.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3536.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3531.jpg

Leave Feedback! Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
31-05-2007, 20:21
Couple more pics

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3534.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3535.jpg

The Laughing God
05-06-2007, 20:27
Hey everyone, I'm pleased to say I have finished a lot of stuff.:D I finished the carnifex, the warriors, Guants, and Genestealers. I picked up some dullcoat and my final decision is that they will be dull coated. Will post pics when they are sprayed, been some bad weather here, waiting for it to clear up.

But the reason I made this post is because I need your help. As you know I'm making a flyrant. I was looking through the GW site and found this, http://oz.games-workshop.com/games/40k/tyranids/terrain/digestion_pool/3simple.htm
Then I thought "how cool would that be if my flyrant was flying over that":D My plan is to make this as the base and then have the flyrant mounted on a flying base about it. But I don't know how to make him look like he's flying. Since he's metal I can change the pose, so he would look weird, or like he's standing in mid air.

I want the body to look like this
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/harridan.jpg

So please guys give me some ideas.

-The Laughing God-

Edzard
08-06-2007, 17:36
Man o man, that is one slimey critter only advice I can think of is maybe do something with the tailthing, it just looks uuh..purple :D

The painting is very nice, having a complete army will look awesome so keep it up!

The Laughing God
08-06-2007, 19:49
Thanks for the comment Edzard:D

I'm dullcoating them, I have already dullcoated a stealer and I think it looks way better than without it it, now that I see it for myself. I finsished the carnifex too. I highlighted the green, and did the spores ontop purple. The tail does look bland but that should go away when dipped and sprayed.

I will get better pics soon.;)

I'm still puzzled on how to make my flyrant fly. I was thinking of replacing the body with a carnifex body but I do not know how that will look, or if it would even work.
Doe's anybody have any examples for me? I have seen somebody do it on Warseer but I can't find the thread anymore:(

The more comments the better!:)

-The Laughing God-

Darakesh
10-06-2007, 15:55
different question: what did you dippcoat with? it's a very cool effect and i might try it myself somewhen.

Very cool painting sofar anyhow, very impressing

The Laughing God
10-06-2007, 19:16
different question: what did you dippcoat with? it's a very cool effect and i might try it myself somewhen.
I used this wood stain:http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3575.jpg

Ok I got a bunch of new pics for you guys to see.

First of all here is the dullcoated genestealer...
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3563.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3565.jpg

Secondly the Carnifex finished apart from dullcoating.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3566.jpg

More pics below. Leave a comment and tell me what you think.:)

The Laughing God
10-06-2007, 19:19
Here is the rest of the pics...

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3567.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3572.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3568.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3569.jpg

Tell me what you guys think.
Oh yeah my B-day is coming up so I should get some more stuff from that.

-The Laughing God-

jasevx
10-06-2007, 19:31
Was that a hint, my Birthday is coming, please send Nids to....

Looking great, especially the way they blend together.

The Laughing God
10-06-2007, 20:54
Was that a hint, my Birthday is coming, please send Nids to....
:D No that was a hint that my family should get me nids.:angel: But if you want to give me nids it works for me:D ;)


Looking great, especially the way they blend together.
Thanks, I really enjoy your log and always look to see whats new. Dipping is a really easy and fast way to get models looking really good.

Thanks for the comment and keep em coming.

-The Laughing God-

PMTN
10-06-2007, 21:26
Interesting, just wondering from anyone with experience, is it easy to make units look coherent while still diping some then painting others?

Mainly because i haven't got the sudden urge to paint the 100 gaunts i have down in a test list, but i also have a forgeworld trygon which deserves alot of love.

Btw good luck with the rest of the army. Looking good.

The Laughing God
10-06-2007, 23:28
I think it would look just fine. It would also add some varitey to mix up the units. Like 5 dipped gaunts and 5 normal guants would look pretty cool together.

And I know how you feel about painting 100+ gaunts;)



Btw good luck with the rest of the army. Looking good.
Thanks for the compliment, That is what keeps me going with this army.:)

I need to base the rest of the gaunts and then spray them again. They are next on my TPL (To Paint List):D

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
25-06-2007, 14:36
My B-day was yesterday, and I got a bunch of nids:evilgrin:

Hive Tyrant,
Warrior Box
Zoanthrope
Lictor

So all I need now

Battleforce
2 More Zoanthropes
3 Raveners

The battleforce will be mine soon since I have a lot of money from my birthday. (Thank, you grandparents):D ;)

Right now I'm gluing the zoanthrope and lictor and I have to say both these models look awesome! But they both really suck to glue:rolleyes:

I'll get through it some how.

-The Laughing God-

calcipher
25-06-2007, 15:25
Never tried dipping, But I can certainly see its merits for swarm type armies. Looking good.

soultaker87
25-06-2007, 18:55
very nice work, keep up the work

Rogue Trader
26-06-2007, 00:00
ive seen dipping here and there and as said works well for gaming and swarm armies, you mentioned you wanted feedback, looking at the pics after the dullcoat they have the shading fine, but imo a small amount of highlighting on each of the colours will bring these up a stage further, i am talking mainly about the carapace at the moment, a few brush strokes to give it that ridged look would be cool, it would not take long to give each one abit of a highlight, try it and see what happens. happy belated birthday by the way :D :D

catbarf
29-06-2007, 05:51
I really like your color scheme, and good work man. I'm working on dipping some Tyranids, and like you I found that chitin doesn't look too good when dipped.

By the way, I'm using the exact same dip as you, but I'm just wondering- is yours watered down at all, or is it straight from the can?

The Laughing God
29-06-2007, 15:32
I really like your color scheme, and good work man. I'm working on dipping some Tyranids, and like you I found that chitin doesn't look too good when dipped.

By the way, I'm using the exact same dip as you, but I'm just wondering- is yours watered down at all, or is it straight from the can?

Thanks for the compliment as I said before that makes me want to paint more.

The dip that I use is straight from the can, I just dip the model in to base level and then shake it a lot. Then let it dry for 24 hours, then you can base them and do whatever else you want to do.


Right now I'm painting the rest of the guants, then the lictor, and then the Zoanthrope.

If you guys want to see my list here is the link to it
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1690144&posted=1#post1690144

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

catbarf
01-07-2007, 02:23
Right now I'm having issues with my can- it doesn't really seal, so the stuff is drying out, I'm finding layers of dry dip, the top 2" of the stuff is thicker then the rest, etc. Lucky you if you can get it to work- the dip is a very unique, great-looking color.

One suggestion I have would be to make the teeth darker. They stand out a lot. Also, a thing that will add a ton of depth would be to paint some sort of pattern onto the chitin. I painted stripes along the edges of the chitin, going halfway to the middle, and spaced evenly- about 7 on the biggest plate on a Termagant (the one behind the head). Try it, it's easy and effective.

The Laughing God
01-07-2007, 14:36
Right now I'm having issues with my can- it doesn't really seal, so the stuff is drying out, I'm finding layers of dry dip, the top 2" of the stuff is thicker then the rest, etc. Lucky you if you can get it to work- the dip is a very unique, great-looking color.

Where are you keeping the dip? I put it at room temp in my basement. I don't know if that does anything but it might help. Also the lid is hard to put back on the right way.


One suggestion I have would be to make the teeth darker.

Yeah I thought that the dip would take care of it but it looks to much as the skin. I thought I would paint it white again, and then maybe use brown ink, or just leave em white.


Also, a thing that will add a ton of depth would be to paint some sort of pattern onto the chitin. I painted stripes along the edges of the chitin, going halfway to the middle, and spaced evenly- about 7 on the biggest plate on a Termagant (the one behind the head). Try it, it's easy and effective.

What about black dots? I have seen some people do it here on Warseer and think it looks pretty cool. But I don't want to mess up my models, since I'm not that good of a painter.

Fun with the paint program:D

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/Tyranidswihtdots.jpg

I don't know that looks kinda weird, but also cool. It might be because I did that on the internet. What do you think?

catbarf
01-07-2007, 14:58
Another trick would be to put the dots on the limbs and body, right next to the chitin.

What I'm saying for stripes is instead of doing the 'streaking' effect you see on most well-made Tyranids, you paint stripes going from the edge of the carapace and going inward to about the halfway point.

Or, you could do this:
http://www.necrotales.com/necroGalleries/gallery2.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=429&g2_serialNumber=2

Oh, and my can was in the basement- but I solved the issue entirely. I poured all the dip into a plastic container. Now if it still dries out... I'm gonna be mad as hell.

At least it's cheap... $8 at Home Depot.

The Laughing God
01-07-2007, 15:07
Glad that the dip is better, makes models look awesome;)

I think that painting black dots on the limbs would be better, and I don't think I can mess it up. But knowing me:rolleyes:

Also the green is highlighted, the pictures don't show it so well. But the different pieces of carapace have a dark green border.

Thanks for all the help,

Army wise:: I have finished painting the skin on some more guants about 12 of em, and now I'm painting the purple, then dip, then the green, ect.

Also I might start painting the lictor will post pics if I do.

I'm making slow but steady progress.:angel:

-The Laughing God-

Rogue Trader
01-07-2007, 17:30
i would agree with catbarf about the placement of the dots

The Laughing God
02-07-2007, 01:18
Just finished adding the dots, and I think it looks quite well. Will podt pics tommarow. I'm sorta tired tonight.

Thanks for the help!

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
03-07-2007, 16:38
Small Update

Here are some pics of them with the dots on their skin.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3637.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3634.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3632.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3627.jpg


More pics on below post

The Laughing God
03-07-2007, 16:41
Here are some more pics of the nids,

Finished besides dullcoating,
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3643.jpg

Workspace with a bunch of nid I need to finish
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3655.jpg

Tell me what you think of the dots.

Will hopefully finish the termaguants this week.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

AventineCrusader
03-07-2007, 16:45
I don't know what it is, but those dots really bring out something in those models. Nice touch:D

The Laughing God
04-07-2007, 21:29
Thanks AventineCrusader, I think so too.

The hormoguants are now dullcoated and are drying. All they need then is the dots on their skin and I'll post some pics.

The rest of the finished guys are also dullcoated. I think dullcoating em looks better.

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
05-07-2007, 16:40
Here are a couple pics of the finished product. These guys are done

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3739.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3735.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3733.jpg

I had some more pics but when uploading on to photobucket they didn't come up,:wtf: so I'll have to try again later.

I think the carni looks really good, I'm very happy how he turned out.

Leave some comments,

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

Light of the Emperor
05-07-2007, 17:09
They look much better in person...trust me.

catbarf
05-07-2007, 17:14
I suggest you put dots on the exoskeleton, not just the limbs, but right next to where the exoskeleton meets the chitin. Right now it's hard to notice, but stands out at the same time (that was terribly worded...). Putting the dots all along the exoskeleton right under the chitin gives them a very reptilian look, as though they developed from water animals.

Oh my god... I just got an idea... I'm going to make a Fex look like a Man-o-War jellyfish, and have it be an underwater fex...

The Laughing God
06-07-2007, 19:18
I suggest you put dots on the exoskeleton, not just the limbs,

I was thinking of that when painting em on the limbs, and thought it would look to crowded with all the dots there, and make it look weird.


Oh my god... I just got an idea... I'm going to make a Fex look like a Man-o-War jellyfish, and have it be an underwater fex...

Be sure to post pics, seems like a cool concept I want to see how it turns out.

Got the pictures to work so here are the rest of the dullcoated nids so far.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3750.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3748.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3746.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3747.jpg

More below, be sure to post a comment on how you like them.

The Laughing God
06-07-2007, 19:22
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3744.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3743.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3742.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3740.jpg

Not the best pics but there good for now.

I might paint the lictor next which seems like fun, I might paint him while painting all the guants, to get something else instead of just guants, guants, and more guants.

C,C welcomed!

-The Laughing God-

New Cult King
06-07-2007, 21:35
I had my doubts at first, but the dots and the last 2 pics of the Carnifex just look unreal. Interesting scheme, but you've pulled it off without making it look cartoony. Big bravo from me :D

The Laughing God
06-07-2007, 22:47
I had my doubts at first, but the dots and the last 2 pics of the Carnifex just look unreal. Interesting scheme, but you've pulled it off without making it look cartoony. Big bravo from me :D


Thanks New Cult King, they do look better in person, The lighting still makes them look a little shiny, but they really arn't.

Thanks for the compliment too.:)

I think the spots made them cometogether. It just gave them something extra, and I think it looks really good.

Thanks to everyone who has commented on my log!:D

-The Laughing God-

CaptainDaris
08-07-2007, 12:36
Your nids are awesome Laughing god, well done!. I'm contemplating getting a carnifex, painting it up good and giving it as a gift. Any goood Ideas for the scheme?

floyd pinkerton
08-07-2007, 13:42
cool looking nids. may have to try dipping myself someday

EDIT- my models, not myself :D

The Laughing God
08-07-2007, 14:48
Your nids are awesome Laughing god, well done!. I'm contemplating getting a carnifex, painting it up good and giving it as a gift. Any goood Ideas for the scheme?

Thanks CaptainDaris:), If you get one I suggest maybe trying the Standard codex Paint Scheme this one http://uk.games-workshop.com/tyranids/designers-notes/images/CN.gif

I haven't see anyone actually do that scheme, I think it looks pretty cool. Maybe even replace the purple with dark blue.

If you do it or you don't still post pics, the more nids the better, right
After all they are a swarm army;)



cool looking nids. may have to try dipping myself someday

EDIT- my models, not myself

Thanks Floyd pinkerton,
Yeah don't try dipping on yourself,

I got an idea human dipping instant tanning,shading,and highlighting:D


I'll undercoat the lictor today, still working on the details of the guants.I know it's been a while. I hate painting small fleshy things with rivets in them.:angel:

-The Laughing God-

CaptainDaris
08-07-2007, 18:09
Hey, do you know what Hive Fleet it is from? I think it's Leviathan, but I'm not sure.

The Laughing God
08-07-2007, 18:58
Hey, do you know what Hive Fleet it is from? I think it's Leviathan, but I'm not sure.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's Leviathan.

I also have been looking around miniatures sites, and found this
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/GiantSquid.jpg

I plan on buying him, and either make him into a carnifex or just paint him up. Some reason I really like this model.

He just looks plain right cool!:D

MaliGn
08-07-2007, 20:01
that thing's head would look good on a great unclean one but I think it's trunk would make a nice Carnifex with a bonded exoskeleton or something

The Laughing God
08-07-2007, 22:36
I think it's trunk would make a nice Carnifex with a bonded exoskeleton or something

You read my mind, :D

I was going to use the head for a carni, and then use the body for something else, or just make a scratch built head and paint it up in the tyranid colors to be count as malanthrope or something.;)

If I leave the squid like it is and add more GW tyranid bits to it could I use it in a tournament? Or would it be illegal?

I have seen some conversions with different models but they have been converted with GW Bitz.

Finished the skin on the Lictor and started painting the purple, but in the middle of this the army fell off. Darn metal models!
So waiting for the arm to glue then touchups, then I can finally get the sucker dipped.

-The Laughing God-

catbarf
09-07-2007, 04:12
Ahhh, very Cthulhu-esque. Use the head on a Carnie.

Cpt. Drill
09-07-2007, 04:26
WHere is the evil shark squid model from?

The Laughing God
09-07-2007, 14:59
WHere is the evil shark squid model from?

He is from the Reaper model range but they have not released him yet, here is the link http://www.fantization.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=9251

I'm planning on using it on a carni head like catbarf said. Then the body can be used as....:confused:.....conversion pieces for my nids:D

No answer though of if I keep the model intact and add 40k bits to it would it be
legal?
I have seen people take things from Warmachine and convert them.

The lictor should be finished today, but bad weather so I can't dip him but I can finally finish the guants;)

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
09-07-2007, 21:02
Wrote some fluff just for fun:)

Smoke drifted overhead. Screams of terror is all that could be heard on the war torn battle field. The landscape was bare, with the ground stained blood red. Colonel Johnson had been given orders to lead his men into battle over the plains of Yandayy. What he didn’t know is that the enemy they were fighting was the massive Hive Fleet Gorgon. They had come to strip the planet dry of every, and all life on the planet. His men of the 34th Infantry Regiment were the toughest bunch of men he had ever seen. Before he and his men had fought in many battles in the years before but none as hard as what they were about to experience.

His men had already established a firebase at the outskirts of the city which covered 50% of Yandayy , while the other half was covered with of vast treeless plains. As they watched there enemy come closer. What they didn’t know is that the Hive Fleet was so massive that they came from both sides of the planet. Half coming through the city and the other half through that plains.

The first hour of warfare was the hardest for the 34th. They had been attacked from behind by strange creatures with tendrils coming down from there mouths, they were slimy, and had heart piercing claws . Some of the older troopers have had to fight against this type of Tyranid before, they were called Lictors. Colonel Johnson was in the middle of the battle shouting orders to his men. The tyranids were coming in waves. It seemed that it never stopped no matter how many bullet rounds hit there targets, they just wouldn’t die.

Suddenly they heard a huge screaming sound, as before the older men knew the lictors they also knew that this was bad. It was the sound of a carnifex, the men put there hands over there ears because the sound was unbearable. They thought it was the biggest creature they would face….they thought.


Tell me what you think, do you want to see the other half of it?

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
11-07-2007, 18:00
Hmm no replies:(

Though I do have an update sorta of,
1.Lictor is finished besides dipping
2.Guants pretty much finished
3.If all goes well I should have the battleforce soon:D

-The Laughing God-

::EDIT::
I got the battleforce
I love Ebay! :D

Double EDIT;)
Just wanted to make a list of what I got now, with the new battleforce that I have.

Flyrant
2 Carnifex
32 Termagaunts
24 Hormoguants
8 Ripper Swarms
9 Warriors
Zoanthrope
Lictor
16 Genestealers

I plan on using all of the guants in the battle force and make them into hormoguants, the problem is that the battleforce only comes with the amount of arms for only 8 guants.

So if anybody has some spare hormogaunt arms,
I could buy them too, or I might have a tyranid bit that you need.
PM me if you do.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

Balgor
13-07-2007, 00:35
hmm only just found these forums a couple of days ago, and only just found this thread just now :).

Your army is coming on rather nicely Laughing God. looks impressive, and I like the colour scheme.

What I do want to ask though as I have never heard of it before is what is Dipped?

The Laughing God
13-07-2007, 15:47
Your army is coming on rather nicely Laughing God. looks impressive, and I like the colour scheme.
Thanks Balgor,:)



What I do want to ask though as I have never heard of it before is what is Dipped?
Dipping is an easy, and fast way to get good quality minis. All you do is dip your models in woodstain, then shake it very hard to get all of the extra off so it doesn't blob the model up.

Here is the woodstain I use http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3575.jpg
And here is a link that explains it more.

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27857&highlight=Dipping

Still waiting for the battleforce to come in the mail.:evilgrin:
Keep the comments coming,

-The Laughing God-

Kerflunc
13-07-2007, 16:11
nice nids man really like the finished product keep it up can't wait to see more.

catbarf
13-07-2007, 17:42
Have you considered magnetizing your next fex?

The Laughing God
14-07-2007, 15:03
Have you considered magnetizing your next fex?

:eek:You can read minds too!;)Yes I was thinking of doing that. I remember seeing it in a whitedwarf where they give you step by step on how to do it. Anyone know the #.

Also does anyone know where to get the magnets, and what size they are.

One more thing, would they just fit right into the socket, or do I have to drill holes?

Thanks for the replies, Keep em coming,

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
16-07-2007, 20:16
Look what I found in the mail:evilgrin:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3780.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3781.jpg

So I should have a couple updates before going on vacation.

-The Laughing God-

PMTN
17-07-2007, 09:45
Still watching your nids army come together, looking great. Hope its going well

here are some sites for magnets. For US and UK buyers

USA:
http://www.amazingmagnets.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=25595

UK:
http://www.emagnetsuk.com/index.asp?function=DISPLAYCAT&catid=1

Have fun!

catbarf
17-07-2007, 16:21
Listen to me, I have experience with magnets.

Use 3x1mm for everything- except the arms.

Use 6x2mm for the arms. They fit perfectly in the slots, and the arms won't fall down or swivel.

The Laughing God
17-07-2007, 17:24
Thanks PMTN, and catbarf

I might order some of those magnets once I get another fex, I finished gluing the new one I got. I want to finish my main 1500 list then expand into 1850, into 2000pts. Then I'm going to magnetize the carnifexs. I also plan in the furture to make a nidzilla list.

After a long mornings work I have come up with this.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3785.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3786.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3784.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3787.jpg

More pics below, should be fun to paint this guy.

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
17-07-2007, 17:26
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3789.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3788.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3791.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3790.jpg

Taking a break now, then onto more gluing!

Tell me what you think of him, and how do you like the base? I wanted to make him higher/bigger so he's standing on the rock.

-The Laughing God-

dave is the best
17-07-2007, 17:32
Nice you have a T.Hawk!

Dave

Getifa Ubazza
17-07-2007, 17:45
Your Nids are looking mint. Cant wait to see that Dakkafex painted up.

The Laughing God
17-07-2007, 18:15
Thanks Dave is Best, and genestealerbroodlord!;) He should be fun to paint.

Quick question,

I want to use the termaguants in the battleforce as hormouguants, problem is that there is only enough arms for the 8 hormoguants.

So would it work if I use the genestealer scything talons for the termaguants? But then what do I use for the genestealers? Or can the claws counts as scything talons too?
:confused:

Or should I just get some extra arms from BW bitz or some place?
If anybody has some that they want to spare I'll be intrested, I have so many nid bitz I might have something you want.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
18-07-2007, 16:33
Been busy today, glued the warriors, and some genestealers.

I looked at Battle Wagon bitz for the scything talons, 12$ for 8:mad: I don't have enough money for the army and I have to pay 24$ to get 8 Guants into hormoguants.:rolleyes:

They are on hold right now, I might make a wanted add for the arms, or they might just turn into more termaguants.

Now have to finish the rest of the stealers.;)

-The Laughing God-

catbarf
18-07-2007, 18:03
Nice Dakkafex, although the glaringly useless spore cyst carapace does stand out.

Light of the Emperor
18-07-2007, 18:15
It looks cool though...

catbarf
18-07-2007, 19:44
For the Talons issue, I have an idea: Spinegaunts!

Much more useful, much cheaper in-game, and what the heck else would you use spinefists for.

rardog88
23-07-2007, 13:24
greetings !!!! i'm gerard from southern michigan... i'm 18, a talented artist, and i'm really impressed with the progression of your work in such a short time... for the past 7 hours i've been reading everything i can find on polyurethane wood stain/sealer shading - excellent ****! good choice w/ the minwax polyshades btw, props 2 catbarf. you are correct FAP stands for *********** artificial product ^^ Basically, my friends just convinced me i should play warhammer and i have 2 go with them and purchase a nid army 2moro... so i'm crunching 2 find all the painting strategies i want... and being a perfectionist... i must get it right. my plan is yellow flesh with pink and green details, white carapace.... and of course the dip. i noticed you were using antique walnut satin... did they have a straight up mahogany brown? what do you use as your dipping mechanism? what shake off method do you use? i like the way you blended in the drip buildups on the carnifex or w/e it is called. i am curious... what is your overall painting experience level... okay.. hopefully all goes well and you can give me cc on my things soon enough

The Laughing God
29-07-2007, 15:04
Hey everyone,

Back from my 10 day vacation last night,:)

I bought 2 more zoanthropes, 2 Raveners, and a Brood Lord at a store I found when I was on my trip.


@rardog88 you have an intresting color scheme there. Tell me how it turns out. I don't know about the other dips, my brother was at homedepot and picked it up for me, I would think they do.

For dipping I dip the model in to it's base, take it out and shake it really hard.
Painting experiance for me is probably average.

Thanks for the reply and updates soon to come;)

-The Laughing God-

catbarf
29-07-2007, 15:48
What would be easier is to glue a small nut (the metal things) to the bottom of each model's base, then you feed a screw into an electric drill and attach the screw to the nut. Then you just dip the model and turn on the drill, and spin it up, spraying the excess dip all over. It also doubles as weight to keep them stable.


you are correct FAP stands for *********** artificial product ^^

I almost died of laughter :D

The Laughing God
30-07-2007, 13:37
What would be easier is to glue a small nut (the metal things) to the bottom of each model's base, then you feed a screw into an electric drill and attach the screw to the nut. Then you just dip the model and turn on the drill, and spin it up, spraying the excess dip all over. It also doubles as weight to keep them stable.


yea I was thinking of that after there were dipped by hand. I have heard stories though that peoples models have come flying off and breaking.:(
Anyways its not that hard by hand.;)

Just wondering, how do people dip really big models? Like a Trygon or something. If I ever get the Tyrgon I want to know;)

-The Laughing God-

catbarf
30-07-2007, 19:29
What I do is I pour my dip into a disposable bowl, hold the big figure right over another bowl, and pour the dip over the model back and forth between the two bowls.

Light of the Emperor
30-07-2007, 21:03
You can also brush dip on too. Just don't smother the model in it and there will be no need for excessive shaking.

catbarf
30-07-2007, 23:02
No, no, no... that's the problem with brushing it on: you don't get enough. It ends up looking significantly lighter than everything else.

The only way to make it work is to totally smother the model in the dip. Since it's heavy, however, it's easier to shake the stuff off (more momentum).

Not to mention that Minwax has ruined all three brushes I've tried to use it on. Ya know how it doesn't wash off with water when you get it on your hands? Oops.

Mad Larkin UK
04-08-2007, 22:26
oh dear...you dip your models...how long have you been 'painting' for?
you want to dip a trygon?? someone save me

The Laughing God
04-08-2007, 23:14
oh dear...you dip your models...how long have you been 'painting' for?
you want to dip a trygon?? someone save me

Been painting for about 1 1/2 years or so.;) Yup dipping a Tyrgon should be fun, if I ever get one.

I really hope apocalypse comes out with a plastic one:D

Pic update soon, I have finished the lictor besides dullcoat, and am working on some guants, gluing the rest of the battleforce and painting the carnifex.
I have actually been doing stuff lately.:D

-The Laughing God-

TYRANOODLE
06-08-2007, 10:14
Just found this thread and think your Nid army is pretty sweet.

Have you been using it in games yet?

The Laughing God
06-08-2007, 14:47
Just found this thread and think your Nid army is pretty sweet.

Have you been using it in games yet?

Thanks for the compliment,
Gaming wise I have only played a couple small combat patrols. Mostly I'm aiming for apocalypse to be my playing time/and buying time:evilgrin:

Some how my army went from a battleforce and now I have way to many models to paint, and build. Thought it would be fun to make a list

Flyrant (Need wings still)
9 Warriors
33 Termaguants
9 Spineguants
16 Hormoguants
2 Carnifexes
3 zoanthropes
2 ravenors
Brood Lord
16 Genestealers
10 Rippers

Had some pics taken of what I have been doing but came out bad, I'll try again today.

TYRANOODLE
07-08-2007, 15:44
A tyranid army for apocalypse? If your refering to the apocalypse that has giant battles you are probably in for some long movement phases.

The Laughing God
07-08-2007, 17:03
A tyranid army for apocalypse? If your refering to the apocalypse that has giant battles you are probably in for some long movement phases.


Yes that might be a problem. I guess I just have to move fast, or fill the army up with big bugs.

Another possibility is to make movement trays, but I don't think that would work well in 40k as it does Fantasy.

Oh well I guess my arms are going to get a workout.:D

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
07-08-2007, 17:56
::UPDATE::

I took a bunch of pics of what I have been working on.
Here they are...

Leaping Warriors
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3828.jpg
PIP carnifex
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3824.jpg
Lictor
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3819.jpg
Another angle of the Lictor
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3822.jpg

More pics below!

The Laughing God
07-08-2007, 17:57
A bunch ff PIP
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3817.jpg
A lot of nids
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3815.jpg
My building, and converting space
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3814.jpg
New stuff in Blisters
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3813.jpg

Even more pics below!

The Laughing God
07-08-2007, 17:59
Nid bitz
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3812.jpg
Another view of everything
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3811.jpg
Another veiw
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3810.jpg
And another
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3808.jpg

Last pics below!

The Laughing God
07-08-2007, 18:00
Nids in action
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3839.jpg
Another nids in action
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3837.jpg

There you go:D

Be sure to leave a comment!

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
11-08-2007, 19:07
No comments?

Hmm, I have been wondering...should I give my ravenors a Gun? I don't know if it's worth the points. And if yes, which weapon?

I will be ordering The dragon wings for my flyrant soon. Can't wait to start on him.

I have aslo been doing some painting today. Finishing the guants, they should be 100% Finished either today,tommarow,or Monday.

I have finally got back in the rhythm of painting. ;)

-The Laughing God-

DirtJumper
11-08-2007, 20:09
That's some pretty swank terrain you guys have to play on, I just have the old table painted green. :( I've always pictured Raveners with guns being great, they're very mobile and have a lot of shots, but I've never actually tried it to see if it works. (I haven't had many games with my nids, we play mostly Fantasy where I'm at.)

The Laughing God
13-08-2007, 19:07
Haha finally got some picture Updates.

Here is the 100% finished Lictor.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3873.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3874.jpg

Dakka Fex as he is now.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3875.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3876.jpg

More pics below, and a few current army pics.

The Laughing God
13-08-2007, 19:10
Some hormoguants
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3862.jpg
The rest of the termaguants I was painting
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3861.jpg
Current army pic
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3858.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3857.jpg

Please leave a comment, I really want to know what you think of em!

-The Laughing God-

MaliGn
15-08-2007, 15:05
I'm still liking them, I am however beginning to think that the purple bits need something more to make them really jazz them up a bit, but I'm not sure what it is...

The Laughing God
15-08-2007, 17:13
I'm still liking them, I am however beginning to think that the purple bits need something more to make them really jazz them up a bit, but I'm not sure what it is...

Thanks MaliGn:)
The purple is sorta of plain. I did however keep the brown dip in the recesses. It hard to see in the photos.

The Dakka fex is finished painting wise, but needs to be dullcoated. The other 3 warriors are finished too, but also need to be dullcoated. Should have both of them finished by the weekend. Next up are my leaping Warriors, with rending claws, and scything talons.

And for any of you intrested I'm going to post my apocalypse army list a bit later today. 3,000+pts of tyranid madness:D
And does anybody know about the box set that supposedly give you 5 carnifex for $125?

-The Laughing God-

catbarf
15-08-2007, 18:22
Great job on everything. Dipping is just wonderful for Tyranids.

I think there's some issues though. The blue, especially on the Fex, looks really, really flat. I'd recommend you use some blue or black ink to sort that out.

I think the purple's fine. Too many colors just start to clash.

de Selby
15-08-2007, 18:41
These look really good (I just found the log so I have zipped through it mostly just looking at the pictures). I have a mid-size tyranid swarm and I am always annoyed to find dipped models that look better than my inked and drybrushed ones :evil:

You could maybe hadd some highlight stripes or something to the carapace, but it's not a big deal. The shiny bodies look great.

The reaper squid thingy looks great too! Get it just to paint, he can be the army mascot :D

The Laughing God
15-08-2007, 19:37
Thanks for the replies guys!:)

@Catbarf, the carapace gets highlighted. That picture was before it was done. He also gets the dots on his limbs.

@de Selby, the nids get dullcoated after they get dipped to reduce the shinyness, unless you think there still shiny after dullcoating? The reaper squid for me is on hold right now. I'm saving my money for apocalypse:evilgrin:

And for those of you intrested here is my 3,300pts apocalypse list.

Flyrant-Wings-2 Sets of Scything Talons-Toxin Sacs-Warp Field-178pts

Hive Tyrant-2 Sets of Devourers-Toxin Sacs- Enhanced Senses-109pts

3 Tyrant Guard-135pts

Brood Lord-Rending Claws-Scything Talons-Extended Carapace-Toxin Sacs-90pts

24 Genestealers-Extended Carapace- Scything Talons-Rending Claws-576pts
(11 With Brood Lord and the rest in squads)

Zoanthrope-Psychic Scream-45pts

Zoanthrope-Psychic Scream-45pts

Zoanthrope-Warpblast-55pts

10 Rippers-100pts

18 Spineguants-90pts

24 Hormoguants-Toxin Sacs-298pts

32 Termaguants-192pts

Lictor-80pts

1 Ravenor- Scything Talons- Rending claws-38pts

1 Ravenor- Scything Talons- Rending claws-38pts

1 Ravenor- Scything Talons- Rending claws-38pts

3 Warriors-Barbed Strangler-2 Deathspitters-Extended Carapace-Scything Talons-89pts

3 Warriors-Barbed Strangler-2 Deathspitters-Extended Carapace-Scything Talons-89pts

3 Warriors- Scything Talons-Rending Claws-Leaping-Extended Carapace-Toxin Sacs- Adrenalin Glands-114pts

Carnifex-Enhanced Senses-Barbed Strangler-Venom Cannon-148pts

Carnifex-Enhanced Senses-4 Devourers-113pts

Carnifex-Enhanced Senses-4 Devourers-113pts

Carnifex-Enhanced Senses-4 Devourers-113pts

Carnifex-2 Twin Linked Deathspitters-Enhanced Senses-Bonded Exoskeleton--143pts

Carnifex-Venom Cannon-Scything Talons-Enhanced Senses-Implant Attack-144pts

Carnifex-2 Sets of Scything Talons-Adrenalin Glands-Bonded Exoskeleton-Reinforced Chitin-Extended Carapace-Tusked-175pts


And this all comes out to 3,300pts:evilgrin:

I'm also going to combine my other armys with it. 3,000pts of Necrons, 3,000pts of Dark Eldar, a random kroot squad, some orks:D

Should be a fun once October comes around.

-The Laughing God-

de Selby
15-08-2007, 20:55
Oops, I did say that I'd zipped through the thread, I missed the bit where you said you were dullcoating the bodies. They are still a bit shiny, but I like the 'wet look' particularly on the genestealers. Either way is fine, for me.

How many bodies at 3300 pts?

The Laughing God
15-08-2007, 21:16
How many bodies at 3300 pts?

I got 137, Thats way more than I thought it was/which is a good thing.:evilgrin:

I can't wait to see whats in those apocalypse boxes for the nids. I really want the one that give you 5 carnifex. I heard it was for $125 but the only box that is $125 is the hivemind one, and I thought that was a box full of synapes creatures?

-The Laughing God-

catbarf
15-08-2007, 21:34
AHHH! Drop the Psychic Scream!

You do NOT know bliss until you smear a tank all over the countryside with 3 Warp Blasts!

Warp Blast Zoans are like Leman Russes, or Carnifexes, etc. etc. in that you need at least two for them to be effective, and three is just better. Although I don't know about 7 :D

Good to see you avoided crushing claws. They aren't worth it.

Also good to see the devilfexes, although I think more sniperfexes would be better- remember, the Carnifex is the ONLY high-strength long-range shooting in the army.

I've never seen quad Deathspitters, it seems like an odd choice. Surely Barbed Stranglers do more for less?

The Stealers seem to be too glitzed up. Drop the Talons, and probably the Carapace as well- law of diminishing returns, two of those boys really aren't worth three normal ones.

Ravener = scary monster.
Ravenor = floating chair. Also scary, but less so.
Consolidate them into one unit. And give them Devourers.

Why the hell do you have shooty warriors without Enhanced Senses?

I also think you have too much crap on the melee ones. Give them the Leaping and Carapace and perhaps maybe the Toxin Sacs and leave them at that. Right now they just scream 'I'M A 'BIG ONE' SHOOT ME!'.

Carapace is a must for Warriors. Good to see you have that.

Drop the Toxin Sacs on the Hormies. They're already a bit too fragile, upgrades just make them juicier targets.

You need more Spinegaunts. Let me tell you, the only worthwhile use for basic Gaunts is to tarpit the enemy. Rippers are very nice for it, but they need leaping to really be effective at it. So, for tarpit, you need the cheapest Gaunts possible- Spinegaunts fit the bill.

Lastly, take a Hormagaunt or eight. Turn them into this (http://www.hivefleetmoloch.de/rocket-gaunt.php). Ta-da, cheap Gargoyles. You can use Gaunt bodies, but I think with Hormagaunt bodies plus Fleshborers they really look unique.

Angelwing
16-08-2007, 03:07
I've never seen quad Deathspitters, it seems like an odd choice. Surely Barbed Stranglers do more for less?



Its ten points less to have 2 twin death spitters rather than one twin barbed strangler.
More chances to hit, the strength point doesn't matter against troopers (2+ to wound in both cases) same AP. Pinning mostly irrelevant. The amount of models caught under the template is difficult to compare.
Against tanks, two shots, less strength or one shot more strength? The choice is yours.
I would say they are about equal in terms of performance, but one choice is cheaper.

I do own both choices though!

Back to the topic! Looking good. Good terrain too!

catbarf
16-08-2007, 04:18
Pinning can be a very effective tool. Don't discount it by any means.

A large template will cover more area than a smaller one. You can work out the math if you don't believe me.

Against tanks, the Deathspitters don't have a hope in hell of penetrating. The BS does.

The Laughing God
16-08-2007, 14:07
Thanks for all the input guys.:)

This is only the 2nd or 3rd list I have ever made with nids, so I really don't know what I'm doing.


AHHH! Drop the Psychic Scream!
Hmm I thought that I would use those 2 Zoanthropes and let them follow the other genestealers and hormoguants. All I usally play is Space Marines, so I thought making there leadership be lower wourd work like a charm.


Also good to see the devilfexes, although I think more sniperfexes would be better- remember, the Carnifex is the ONLY high-strength long-range shooting in the army.

I've never seen quad Deathspitters, it seems like an odd choice. Surely Barbed Stranglers do more for less?

yes I think I'm going to switch out the deathspitters, for a sniper fex


The Stealers seem to be too glitzed up. Drop the Talons, and probably the Carapace as well- law of diminishing returns, two of those boys really aren't worth three normal ones.

11 of them are going to be with the brood lord infiltrating the other 12 are ok I think. I like the set up for them. And I can always change it later. Once I start playing more games and see what works.;)


Ravener = scary monster.
Ravenor = floating chair. Also scary, but less so.
Consolidate them into one unit. And give them Devourers.
Yeah it's a typo:D
My plan was to put them all in a squad, but I wasn't to sure on giving them shooting weapons.


Drop the Toxin Sacs on the Hormies. They're already a bit too fragile, upgrades just make them juicier targets.
Hmm, as I said many times before this my 3rd or so list, I thought it would be a good upgrade, and then have them following behind the spineguants and termaguants.


Why the hell do you have shooty warriors without Enhanced Senses?
What!:eek:I didn't see that. I'm defiantly giveing it to them.


Lastly, take a Hormagaunt or eight. Turn them into this. Ta-da, cheap Gargoyles. You can use Gaunt bodies, but I think with Hormagaunt bodies plus Fleshborers they really look unique.
In my opinon gargoyles are cool, but a waist of points, But I do want some, maybe along the road I'll get a squad.

@Angelwing

Looking good. Good terrain too!

Thanks, the terrain is Light of the Emperors He built both tables. And pretty much the whole game room.

Back to army wise...The brood Lord and leaping warriors are undercoated so I can start of them today. I really want to paint the broodlord. So expect an update on the weekend. And I'll have some wip shots before then.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

zeek jr.
20-08-2007, 11:07
u know that there is no force organisation chart for apocalypse, so meaning u can take 50 carnifexes in and army or 100 broodlords in a army, my apocalypse army has 4 baneblades of nurgle, 20 dreadnoughts and 100 terminators, and most of it will go towards my 20,000 points list. although i only have 2000 done

The Laughing God
20-08-2007, 14:16
so meaning u can take 50 carnifexes in and army or 100 broodlords

Yes I know, I never thought of having more brood Lords, hmm might get a couple more, and have each of em with a genestealer squad infiltrating.:eek:

No updates worth updating, I have the brood lord and some warriors finished painted but they need to be dipped and so on.

Right now I'm watching some nid stuff on ebay, hopefully I'll get it.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
01-09-2007, 17:46
I'm back and with A major pic update!

I ordered a bunch of stuff I needed from GW so now I have my flyrant, the deathleaper,2nd edition Magus another ravenor and more rippers.

And I have been doing some speed painting which I'll tell you about more under the pics.


http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3929.jpg
Flyrant this guy just looks evil, what do you think of the crushing claw feet?
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3925.jpg

Magus, he is going to count as a Zoanthrope
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3932.jpg

More pics below and I'll tell you about the speedpainting.:)

The Laughing God
01-09-2007, 17:49
Here is another pic update...

Brood Lord
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3933.jpg
BroodLord back
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3934.jpg

One of the leaping warriors
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3936.jpg

And a whole lot of speed painted models that all need to be finished by tonight
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3938.jpg

If all go's well you shall see these guys in Firebase for a battle report.

Please leave some comments, Feedback really helps me stay motivated to get these guys done. Expect another update by tonight of getting all of those models finished with the green dullcoated and based.

-The laughing God-

Daredhnu
01-09-2007, 21:06
i have to say those nids of yours look great really makes me want to start painting my own.
also i think you made the right decision dull coating them they looked good before but just awesome after so good choice.
the crushing claws look a little awkward on the flyrant though but it could just be the angle at which the pictures were taken.

i have to say your log has inspired me so thank you and good luck with your swarm.

TYRANOODLE
02-09-2007, 14:52
I think the Flyrant kicks ass, but Im not sure about the Magus. It adds too much humanity to such an inhuman army. Good othewise!

I would give your Flyrant two Twin-Linked Devourers. That would give him 12 shots that re-roll to hit, wound and are able to pierce a lot of standard infantry armour and that are strenght 4.

The Laughing God
02-09-2007, 19:35
i have to say those nids of yours look great really makes me want to start painting my own.
also i think you made the right decision dull coating them they looked good before but just awesome after so good choice
Thanks, I like the dullcoated version better too.


the crushing claws look a little awkward on the flyrant though but it could just be the angle at which the pictures were taken.
Yea the crushing claws are glued to look like there going back in the wind, and I took the pictures of him leaning forward. I'll post better pics once he mounted on the pole.


I think the Flyrant kicks ass,
Thanks


but Im not sure about the Magus. It adds too much humanity to such an inhuman army
I just wanted to get him cause I thought it was a cool model, and just to have something different to paint that can still be used in the army.


I would give your Flyrant two Twin-Linked Devourers. That would give him 12 shots that re-roll to hit, wound and are able to pierce a lot of standard infantry armour and that are strenght 4.
Well that's what I'm giving my Walking Tyrant, and 3 other carnifexes. I made the flyrant a scream killer, he's there to get into combat and rip everything to shreads. And he's probably going to be a fire magnet so I can get my other carnies and tyrant to where they are needed.

I did finish all the green yesterday night, but didn't get the bases or dullcoat which I hope to do today. I have a extra few days for the battle report, so maybe finish the bases today and dullcoat tomarrow morning.

Here are a few pics, not the best but it's good for now.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3952.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3949.jpg

-The Laughing God-

catbarf
03-09-2007, 20:24
I know, I know, the carapaces have been highlighted- but that part is what really lets it down in my eye. I really strongly think you need to do more highlighting on the carapace.

The Flyrant is awesome, but perhaps you should flip the legs around (so the joints are reversed). It would make them look like they're ready to grab someone.

The Laughing God
04-09-2007, 21:00
I know, I know, the carapaces have been highlighted- but that part is what really lets it down in my eye. I really strongly think you need to do more highlighting on the carapace.

I like the simple clean paint scheme, but I might do it along the road. Right now I'm focusing on getting everything done, and then maybe going back and adding things.


The Flyrant is awesome, but perhaps you should flip the legs around (so the joints are reversed). It would make them look like they're ready to grab someone.
Thanks, I was making him more flying with his feet dragging behind him. When I was gluing him I did the feet forward but looked kinda weird with the pose of the body.

Here is a small pic update of a coverted and pretty freaky looking Ravener:D.
Tell me what you think, he's not done yet though. Still Need the smaller scything talons and rending claws.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3967.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3968.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3969.jpg

Couple more pics below

The Laughing God
04-09-2007, 21:01
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3971.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3970.jpg

Tell me what you think,;)

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

Thoth62
05-09-2007, 22:34
I'm not sure if I've posted here before, but you've got a lot of great looking stuff here.

I like the conversions on the Ravener. Unique, and well done.

bluebugs
06-09-2007, 01:20
I do like the ravener, switching out the head and talons makes them look pretty sweet!

TYRANOODLE
06-09-2007, 16:28
The converted ravener looks cool

The Laughing God
06-09-2007, 19:46
Thanks guys, I should have the ravenor glued and finished tommarow. Havn't had much time lately but should over the weekend. And I thought I throw in a current army pic

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3974.jpg

-The Laughing God-

jasevx
06-09-2007, 19:55
Great Army shot, I wish Will would take a leaf out of your book, 2/3rds of his Nids are still unpainted

The Laughing God
06-09-2007, 20:05
Great Army shot, I wish Will would take a leaf out of your book, 2/3rds of his Nids are still unpainted

I have been following your log from the start and have to say it gotten pretty big. I went the easy way with my nids by dipping them. You could suggest that to Will. It makes great looking minis fast.

The Laughing God
09-09-2007, 16:51
Hey guys I got a few pics of the flyrant. I picked up the pole so he's mounted now. But hes not glued mounted the pole fits in a small gap in the torso. So I can remove him.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4003.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4000.jpg

Ravener should look better when painted looks wierd now with all the metal.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4007.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4005.jpg

I am also working on something for the green, going to try out black markings on the carapace. I have seen it done before and think it looks good.

I think I would mess up highlighting everything, but I think I'll be able to the markings. Should be intresting.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

CaptainDaris
11-09-2007, 20:12
The Flyrant looks cool, it's like he's about to swoop down on some poor guardsman!

Angelwing
11-09-2007, 20:57
The flyrant looks alot better now I can see its final pose. Looking sweet!

The Laughing God
11-09-2007, 22:00
For all you people who said I should highlight I got this.

Not sure what I think of it,
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4014.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4021.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4017.jpg

-The Laughing God-

TYRANOODLE
16-09-2007, 12:06
I actually prefer them without the highlights. The highlights are good but not having them lokked better.

The Laughing God
16-09-2007, 16:14
I actually prefer them without the highlights. The highlights are good but not having them lokked better.

I'm trying one more time on a different highlight. If that doesn't come out good I'll just leave em plain.

I have also started painting the flyrant so stay tuned.

-The Laughing God-

TYRANOODLE
30-09-2007, 15:38
Nothing in here for a while it seems.

Show us more!

The Laughing God
06-10-2007, 20:58
An update,

Havn't posted for a while but have still been working.

Here is the highlighted guant I have been wanting to show you guys. Not the best but if I do it down the road it will look somewhat like this.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4093.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4095.jpg

Hive Tyrant ready for dipping
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4097.jpg

(Don't know why the gray bar is there, must have been something in the way I guess.)

Last but not least my current workspace.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4098.jpg
You can see I'm working on some Spineguants and a Ravenor too. Bunch of metal models still waiting to be glued.

-The Laughing God-

Lord_Terror
07-10-2007, 07:10
I love the sheme for youre nids.

TYRANOODLE
09-10-2007, 19:08
No highlights in my opinion

AngryAngel
29-10-2007, 02:25
Looking very nice there..I'm dreading most of my own painiting..my army is so huge and I've done so few so far. Keep it up and remember..all the hard work will definatly pay off.

Comrade Wraith
30-10-2007, 21:32
Excellent work, I appreciate your comment on my nid log, your colour sceme is inspired, i like it, just wish i'd seen
this log earlier
keep it up:)

Thoth62
30-10-2007, 21:53
That's looking pretty good. The shading from the dipping is really nice on the exoskeleton, but I'd have to say that the either the highlights on the carapace are too thick, or there is too much contrast, because they don't exactly work for me. A couple options could be to paint over them a little using the carapace base colour to thin them out, or to apply a wash to help blend the colours a little bit better.

Nice work though, I'm looking forward to seeing progress on that tyrant.

The Laughing God
31-10-2007, 01:10
Thanks for all the comments guys, to tell you the truth I havn't been painting a lot lately. But I hope that will change soon.

For the highlighting I'm just gonna leave it plain. Highlighting isn't my thing.

I do have something big to show you guys on Monday, pics will be there.

So stay tuned.

catbarf
31-10-2007, 11:59
The problem with the highlight is that it's a different color. It seems too green.

Instead of highlighting like that, add just a little bit of white to the blue you use on the carapace and gently drybrush that along the carapace, getting stronger towards the edge. Simple and looks great.

Comrade Wraith
31-10-2007, 12:02
Well i dont know,i like it, it looks very....insectish, like markings you get on beetle carapace, so instead of changing the highlight why not just ighlight the green bit? good stuff

Comrade Wraith
01-11-2007, 19:49
Looking forward to more updates, keep em coming. I think i know your suprise so i wont mention it:D at all honest!

catbarf
01-11-2007, 20:04
Well i dont know,i like it, it looks very....insectish, like markings you get on beetle carapace, so instead of changing the highlight why not just ighlight the green bit? good stuff

That's the problem. It looks like flat carapace with flat markings rather than highlighted carapace.

Comrade Wraith
01-11-2007, 20:06
Now that you mention it...i suppose.........but hey, nid painting is the most tedious thing bar playing necrons. i usually have to go and have a lie down after finishing a whole squad*

*this process is a rare event seen every time the moon turns blue

ttsgosadow
03-11-2007, 12:05
Your army is getting together quite well. The dipping makes them look nice.

I liked the dark green highlighting best, not too fond of the lighter green highlight. Maybe it's an idea to spot your carapace, just like you do on the sides of models, instead of highlighting?

The Laughing God
03-11-2007, 23:49
Thanks for the comments everyone!

I'm just going to give up on the highilighting for the moment. I'm trying to get everything done for apocalypse. So maybe after, if I become a better painter I might give it another go.

I actually finished stuff today, don't have my camera now, because my brother has it, but I have finished basecoating the spineguants, which means I can dip the Hive Tyrant and them and get started actually painting them.

I also made a few Tyranids Capillary towers for some terrain. I think they turned out pretty good for my first try at terrain. Will get pics on Monday, or Tuesday once my brother get back from the Baltimore GT.

Stay tuned

-The Laughing God-

catbarf
04-11-2007, 00:01
I found a good substitute for normal highlighting- try dipping the carapaces, then apply a black ink wash.

The Laughing God
04-11-2007, 00:18
I found a good substitute for normal highlighting- try dipping the carapaces, then apply a black ink wash.

Well this is how they look when you dip them with the carapace already painted.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3406.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_3409.jpg

So I should give it an ink wash over that?

Don't know if that's what you meant but I guess I could try it.

The Laughing God
05-11-2007, 20:48
Here is the big update with pictures:D

Look what my brothers friend gave to me for just $30,
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4213.jpg

That's right, a malanthrope, for $30!!!!!!:p


http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4214.jpg

Will strip him and paint him myself in my scheme to match the rest of the army.

Hopefully he will help me get back into the painting rhythm.

More pic updates below, on other stuff

The Laughing God
05-11-2007, 20:52
Onto more pics of other stuff I have been working on.

For fun I made these tyranid Capallary Towers
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4216.jpg

I think they're ok since it's my first try at terrain.

I also made some different devourers for my next carnifex. He will have these
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4219.jpg

Here is another pic showing how it looks like against a normal devourer
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4220.jpg

I still need to make 2 more for him to have the twin linked option.

And last but not least I have a bunch of stuff that I have just basecoated
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4221.jpg

Comrade Wraith
06-11-2007, 16:25
Wooo Nice work here. Cant wait to see that malanthrope gorgonised. The cappilary tower is pretty good. Nice work. Watching this page eagerly.

The Laughing God
06-11-2007, 16:39
Wooo Nice work here. Cant wait to see that malanthrope gorgonised. The cappilary tower is pretty good. Nice work. Watching this page eagerly.

Thanks Comrade Wraith:)

I just got my Apocalypse rulebook in the mail.

I love the thing, it has so much fluff and awesome pics, and army lists. There is also a lot of tyranids in there. Which is good of course:D

Can't wait to start playing some games. But if I want an apocaylpse army I have to start painting gluing and more buying:evilgrin:

-The Laughing God-

Comrade Wraith
06-11-2007, 18:01
Wow, i have yet to get an apocalypse rulebook....but my nearest GW store is 30 miles away, (I do have an independent stockist in my town) so ill have to wait a while *moan groan* But i hope i can buy it soon because if i buy any more nids then i will never paint them all. Get that malanthrope painted asap (HYPOCRIT ALERT!!!!) :D

The Laughing God
07-11-2007, 21:25
Counted all my Nids up and I have 2,588pts.

That still not enough for an apocaylpse game unless I ally with my 4,000pts Necons, and 4,000pts Dark Eldar.

But I want to get my nid to a apocalypse level by themselves. So to do that I either have to empty my wallet to forgeworld.
(Which I so badly want to do:D)
Or get another battleforce which will get me up to 3,000pts which is the average size of a Apocalypse game.

I'm thinking another battleforce 1st then over time get foreworld stuff.

All the articles I've read about "how to make your army apocalypse size" always tells you to buy a Titan or look to forgeworld and spen $100+++Dollars:eyebrows::D

Waiting for the weather to get better, than I'll start getting things dipped and ready to get painted.

-The Laughing God-

Pekel
07-11-2007, 22:25
Nice deal on that Malanthrope! If you haven't already, I actually wouldn't advise stripping it - the paint should be thin enough to prime over, and if you strip it you run the odd chance of breaking a piece. Why spend time stripping paint that you won't notice when you paint over it anyway? Some parts of my army have 3 layers of paint and look just fine.

Spend the time dipping that Tyrant. I want to see how the white wing membranes comes out!

lorcan
08-11-2007, 05:57
forgeworld do some great models, i'm saving up to get myself the Ork battlefortress, anyway i've haven't seen many dipped models but yours look cool, I will have to keep my eye on this log. Keep up the great work.

Regards
lorcan

catbarf
08-11-2007, 11:40
Uh, yeah, what I meant was to dip the blue carapaces along with the rest of the model, then give the carapaces a black ink wash. It makes the dipping on the carapace seem black rather than brown, and enhances the shading and highlighting.

Comrade Wraith
08-11-2007, 17:00
All the articles I've read about "how to make your army apocalypse size" always tells you to buy a Titan or look to forgeworld and spen $100+++Dollars:eyebrows::D

-The Laughing God-

so true.......:)more pics more pics! Battleforce would be a good idea becauseitd give ou more bodies on the table.......if you can bear painting all of them. good work:D

The Laughing God
08-11-2007, 19:35
Just picked up another battleforce on Ebay. This will get me to 3,000pts, and apocalypse size.

Thanks for the comments keep em coming.

-The Laughing God-

Comrade Wraith
11-11-2007, 17:40
Good luck on the painting, how much is it you have to do again?

The Laughing God
11-11-2007, 19:21
Good luck on the painting, how much is it you have to do again?

2 Lictors
2 Ravenors
Dipped Ravenor Carapace
10 dipped spingeguants
16 Spineguants
3 Warriors
Malanthrope needs to be dipped
Hive tyrant needs some touch ups
Magus-Count as broodlord
10 Rippers
8 More genestealers

Wow, that's way more than I thought.

I painted the Hive Tyrant but he need some touch ups and dullcoat.
Also painted the base colors on the malanthrope.

Right now I'm in a huge apocaylpse game, 9,000 vs 9,000 vs Light of the Emperor (My brother)
I'll get some pics up once the game is done, I also recorded the beginning with my camera, and will do the same with the end.

My nids, necrons, and Dark Eldar- vs his daemon hunters, vostroyans, and greyknights with a thunderhawk:eek:

Comrade Wraith
11-11-2007, 20:10
2 Lictors
2 Ravenors
Dipped Ravenor Carapace
10 dipped spingeguants
16 Spineguants
3 Warriors
Malanthrope needs to be dipped
Hive tyrant needs some touch ups
Magus-Count as broodlord
10 Rippers
8 More genestealers

Wow, that's way more than I thought.

I painted the Hive Tyrant but he need some touch ups and dullcoat.
Also painted the base colors on the malanthrope.

Right now I'm in a huge apocaylpse game, 9,000 vs 9,000 vs Light of the Emperor (My brother)
I'll get some pics up once the game is done, I also recorded the beginning with my camera, and will do the same with the end.

My nids, necrons, and Dark Eldar- vs his daemon hunters, vostroyans, and greyknights with a thunderhawk:eek:

:eek:

wow, that much huh?
At first glance it doesn't look much but considering the size of those things its a whole loada work...........good luck dude

Ah the old play your (little?) brother trick:D i'm yet to find a person who has a little brother and hasnt kicked their a**

The Laughing God
11-11-2007, 21:16
Ah the old play your (little?) brother trick i'm yet to find a person who has a little brother and hasnt kicked their a**

No my older brother

I've beatin him a few times (Few being the key word);)

Comrade Wraith
11-11-2007, 21:28
haha okay, I only have an older brother aswell....oh and a (much, much) younger half sister , although i doubt it would be considered sporting to play a two year old who is only half related to me and can just about grasp the word hiya never mind read a codex

Comrade Wraith
12-11-2007, 16:10
oh and a full pogress would be nice:)

Paint the malanthrope! Paint the malanthrope! Paint the malanthrope! Paint the malanthrope! Paint the malanthrope! Paint the malanthrope!:D

........hint hint........

The Laughing God
12-11-2007, 17:00
oh and a full pogress would be nice:)

Paint the malanthrope! Paint the malanthrope! Paint the malanthrope! Paint the malanthrope! Paint the malanthrope! Paint the malanthrope!:D

........hint hint........


The malanthrope is painted, but not dipped yet. But if you want to see the him before then I'll get some pics up today.

I also beat my brother in the apocalypse game:evilgrin:, I had 2 Objedctives, he had 1. We played on two 4 by 8 tables. On the last turn he didn't even have a model on one of the tables. And the other one was contested with both of us/ Mostly me of course.:D

-The Laughing God-

::EDIT::
Forgot to ask,

Do you think The Red Terror would be ok for me to proxy as a Tyrgon? I know it's way smaller, but I was thinking that it might be a different type of tyrgon or something along those lines.

Comrade Wraith
12-11-2007, 17:14
Do you think The Red Terror would be ok for me to proxy as a Tyrgon? I know it's way smaller, but I was thinking that it might be a different type of tyrgon or something along those lines.

Yeah im sure it would be fine, both the trygon and red terror are essentially large raveners

That said the lack of common sense in people today might mean you have to put a big sign above its head saying trygon

i.e

"oh and before we start this thing counts as a trygon okay?"
"but its a red terror"
"yes but I'm using it as a trygon"
"......but its the red terror..."
"have you heard of the counts as rule?"
".....yes......but its a red terror"
"let me make this clearer...." *Shotgun click*
"fine fine its a trygon"
"glad you understood"
"but why does it look like the red terror...?"

:D

forgive my rant.

The Laughing God
12-11-2007, 23:26
Here are some pics of the Malanthrope
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4257.jpg

The tyrant, I'm going to repaint the wings
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4258.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4260.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4259.jpg

More below, and my thoughts on apocalypse

The Laughing God
12-11-2007, 23:30
The Apocalypse game, Was really fun. I thought that they would make a way to mak games shorter. But it's still the same. Other than that it's fun. Takes a few day if you play bigger battles like this. So the only way you could play at a store is if you stay there for 7+ hours to play

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4244.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4245.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4247.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4249.jpg

Don't know if its in the pics but my brother had a thunderhawk too.

I <3 W
13-11-2007, 04:46
These are greta, but I don;t like the carapace or the hooves. Hooves should look like hooves (bleached bone and some sort of yellow) and carrapace needs some other colours shaded din. Just plain purpleis...welll...just plain, but in general, they're really good.

titan136
13-11-2007, 04:57
that's quite an impressive game you participated in (In Light of the Emperor's game room if i'm not mistaken) As much as I like warhammer, i couldn't imagine playing a 7 hour game. I'm a fan of combat patrols myself lol

Comrade Wraith
13-11-2007, 16:21
Blimey crikey:eek: thats some battle

Nice work on the tyrant....do the wings really need more work? they seem fine as they are

Nice stuff

The Laughing God
13-11-2007, 19:35
that's quite an impressive game you participated in (In Light of the Emperor's game room if i'm not mistaken) As much as I like warhammer, i couldn't imagine playing a 7 hour game. I'm a fan of combat patrols myself lol
That wasn't even everything we played with.:D

Some of my stuff was in Reserve due to me bidding a small amount of time to deploy, and I had squad is Raiders.

My brother had some greayknights and a thunderhawk in reserve too.

Vortex Gernades are AWESOME! Next game we agreed to have 10 in different locations of our choosing. That should also speed up the game a bit/as it's wiping everything out.;)


Nice work on the tyrant....do the wings really need more work? they seem fine as they are
Thanks, the wings have to many streaks and arn't my best work. I also mixed the paint and added a bit to much once some had already dryed so it looks uneven.

1 more thing
I just recieved my battleforce from ebay. I'll start building this afternoon. Or tommarow when I have time.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

Comrade Wraith
13-11-2007, 19:43
Hey you wouldnt mind giving me the jist of what a vortex grenade is?

I....I havnt got an apocalypse book yet....... *shock horror* but ive been too busy with education to have the time to get one.

Haha a whole battleforce to complete feeeeel my pain hehe.

good luck

The Laughing God
13-11-2007, 19:48
Hey you wouldnt mind giving me the jist of what a vortex grenade is?

I....I havnt got an apocalypse book yet....... *shock horror* but ive been too busy with education to have the time to get one.

Haha a whole battleforce to complete feeeeel my pain hehe.

good luck

Vortex gernade, is a gernade (Obviously) that a independant character has. He can throw it and it moves randomly every turn. When it touches a model that model dies no saves allowed.:evilgrin:

Comrade Wraith
13-11-2007, 19:51
:eek::D sweeeet
can every army have one?
I need an apocalypse book....and more nids....and some IG (AFTER nids , AFTER nids)

The Laughing God
13-11-2007, 21:24
:eek::D sweeeet
can every army have one?
I need an apocalypse book....and more nids....and some IG (AFTER nids , AFTER nids)

Yes, it's one of the strategic Assets you can chose from.

I have also worked on the carni from the battleforce. I turned him into a scream killer with scything talons, crushing claws, and all the other combat extras.:evilgrin:Should be good in games of apocalypse, and if everyone in normal games don't shoot at him because they think he won't get in combat he will do a lot of damage.

I'll get pics tommarow afternoon.

-The Laughing God-

TYRANOODLE
13-11-2007, 21:41
Screamer Killers are a good choice in my opinion. I use one in my nid armies, and its either ignored completely due to its pooey speed or soaks up fire like a sponge.

catbarf
13-11-2007, 22:35
Yes, the Vortex grenade is quite an interesting weapon ;)

Screamer Killers are the only melee fexes worth taking. Go for a few of those.

Malant
14-11-2007, 02:59
Hey man i like the nids they look good both up close and away lol the malanthrope nice model smaller then i thought oh well. Keep it up i like it alot.

-Malant

Comrade Wraith
14-11-2007, 16:23
haha, don't you think the fex is one of the most fun GW model kits out there, I have tons of intresting conversion ideas that i dont have the time or money for aaah

anyhow, screamer killer? thats how my fex started out....and your right all of you theyr friekin ace!

More updates (youre bein a hypocrit wraith....)

The Laughing God
14-11-2007, 21:31
Thanks for the comments everyone!

Here are some pics of the scream killer...
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4267.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4269.jpg


http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4270.jpg

I'm looking forward to painting him.

Here is what I gave him,

Both Adrenal Glands
Bonded Exoskeleton
Extended Carapace
Reinforced Chitin
Toxin Sacs
Tusked
Tail Mace
Crushing Claws
Scything Talons

Which brings him up to 209pts:eek:

I hope he makes those points up when killing everything.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

Pekel
15-11-2007, 04:35
A 'Screamer Killer' is generally a minimal close-combat Carnifex with just two sets of Scything Talons, Bio-Plasma, and perhaps an Adrenal Gland. This guy could stomp a Screamer-Killer's face in! He's more like a Howler-Crusher or something. :D

Always love seeing Crushing Claws in use. I really should paint up my magnetic ones so I can use a Crusher in Apocalypse...

catbarf
15-11-2007, 11:34
TLG, the sad truth is that melee fexes aren't very good. The only really worthwile choice is the Screamer-Killer, which is two sets of Scything Talons, Bio-Plasma, and Adrenal Glands if you want it. The name comes from the screaming sound produced when they charge bio-plasma or something.

The Laughing God
15-11-2007, 11:47
A 'Screamer Killer' is generally a minimal close-combat Carnifex with just two sets of Scything Talons, Bio-Plasma, and perhaps an Adrenal Gland. This guy could stomp a Screamer-Killer's face in! He's more like a Howler-Crusher or something. :D

Always love seeing Crushing Claws in use. I really should paint up my magnetic ones so I can use a Crusher in Apocalypse...


TLG, the sad truth is that melee fexes aren't very good. The only really worthwile choice is the Screamer-Killer, which is two sets of Scything Talons, Bio-Plasma, and Adrenal Glands if you want it. The name comes from the screaming sound produced when they charge bio-plasma or something.

Thanks guys, I guess he's a Howler Crusher:D

I thought he would be a fire magnet, either that or not get shot at. I can always say that he's a scream Killer and the tusk's represent the other pair I guess.

Here are also some pics on how the spineguants are turning out. I just picked a random 3. Still need touch upshttp://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4272.jpg

Comrade Wraith
16-11-2007, 15:56
Haha nice fex, but the upgrades say mace tail and youve given a scythe tail...if it matters, nice work anyhow. I like the scheme on your army its ace

keep it up!

The Laughing God
17-11-2007, 02:56
Haha nice fex, but the upgrades say mace tail and youve given a scythe tail...if it matters, nice work anyhow. I like the scheme on your army its ace

keep it up!


Yeah, I meant scything tail or whatever it's called.
Should have some updates tommarow. Once I have time to start building the rest of my battleforce.

Any ideas on what I should give my warriors? I was thinking another leaping rending/scything talon squad. In the games I have played they have done a lot of damage.

Thanks, I look forward to posting some updates.

-The Laughing God-

Malant
17-11-2007, 03:16
hey laughing god im having a little trouble painting the hundred gaunts i have in my scheme any idea on how i could do it a little faster? you know what it looks like right?

thanks
-Malant

The Laughing God
17-11-2007, 03:34
hey laughing god im having a little trouble painting the hundred gaunts i have in my scheme any idea on how i could do it a little faster? you know what it looks like right?

thanks
-Malant

You have the leveithan scheme right?

You could try dipping. You don't have to paint the models as detailed which saves some time and comes out nice.

I actually found some pink dip, actually there are a lot of colors you can choose from. I think the pinks all look good.

Also do you paint assembly line style? That makes things go faster.

Also when your sick of guants. What I do is paint other models from different armies. I had a bunch of marines, but never wanted to do a marine army, so when I'm sick of painting nids I just paint a space marines hwoever I want.

Hope that helps!:)
-The Laughing God-

Malant
17-11-2007, 04:16
ok thanks i think i might start a log just to keep me motivated
i have exactly
1 hive tyrant
3 guard
3 fexes
1 converted trygon
22 stealers
42 gaunts
11 hormagaunts =(
1 biovore
i clearly need more synapse...lol

i want to add for apocalypse
120 more gaunts
6 zoanthropes
and 16 warriors
ugh its times like these were supporting a brand new tau army and trying to get new nids is hard god it sucks not being able to get a job...lol i need money but then again dont we all?

Lol thanks for the tips
-Malant

Comrade Wraith
17-11-2007, 16:16
Any ideas on what I should give my warriors? I was thinking another leaping rending/scything talon squad. In the games I have played they have done a lot of damage.
-The Laughing God-

What configurations have you got already?

Personnally im going for two units of 6 leaper-render-scythers and one unit of 9 deathspitter-scythers

Depends on your battle plan really but remember to put a cheap squad of gaunts or two in front of em

TYRANOODLE
17-11-2007, 16:41
In my honest opinion warriors are a waste of space, even for synapse.

They are way too fragile for my liking (considering the fact your paying about 20 points for one). Stick with zoanthropes. They fill in anti-tank and synapse roles for what I think is a reasonable amount of points. If you already have bought the new warriors then I would stick with leaping rending scything guys.

The Laughing God
17-11-2007, 18:13
In my honest opinion warriors are a waste of space, even for synapse.

They are way too fragile for my liking (considering the fact your paying about 20 points for one). Stick with zoanthropes. They fill in anti-tank and synapse roles for what I think is a reasonable amount of points. If you already have bought the new warriors then I would stick with leaping rending scything guys.

I got them from my battleforce, so yeah I have them already.

I have to disagree with you, I think warriors are the main bulk of a nid army. At least mine is. Sure there are guants, but warriors are pretty powerful when used right. And there synapse.

I have 3 Zoanthropes, I don't what to give them though. Should I give them all synapse and make them follow my guants? Or some other power?

I'll get back to work on building the rest of my battleforce after this. I should have an update tonight.

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
18-11-2007, 01:10
::UPDATE::

Told you there would be an update.:D

Here is a ripper swarm I made. I havn't glued it yet, I just watned to try it out for fun. I might keep it this way, or take them off and get 4 bases of 3.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4281.jpg
Side view

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4282.jpg
Top View

I have also a pic of my workspace. Right now it's covered with anything, and everything.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4280.jpg

More pics of the rest of the stuff below.

The Laughing God
18-11-2007, 01:13
I had an extra left leg from my deathleaper, and glued it on one of my warriors
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4286.jpg

Spine guants, I'm making the 16 Guants you get from the battleforce into spineguants too.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4284.jpg


Rest of battlefroce, waiting to be glued
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4285.jpg

And finally another pic of my new carnifex
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4283.jpg

Tell me what you think

-The Laughing God-

Angelwing
18-11-2007, 02:14
I'm sweating just looking at your desk! Thats alot of stuff to do.

Great_Destroyer
18-11-2007, 04:02
On zoanthrops, I always give them synapse and warp blast, then move them with my gaunts and they do both anti tank for the gaunts and give synapse. win win.

Get looking stuff so far, looking forward to seeing the malanthrope (sp?)

Comrade Wraith
18-11-2007, 09:14
On zoanthrops, I always give them synapse and warp blast, then move them with my gaunts and they do both anti tank for the gaunts and give synapse. win win.

Get looking stuff so far, looking forward to seeing the malanthrope (sp?)

Agreed completely.

Where that malanthrope gone off to?

Or is the battleforce too distracting (i wouldnt want that over my head)

The Laughing God
18-11-2007, 13:42
On zoanthrops, I always give them synapse and warp blast, then move them with my gaunts and they do both anti tank for the gaunts and give synapse. win win.

Get looking stuff so far, looking forward to seeing the malanthrope (sp?)

Wow, I'm stupid, I thought they could only get one more psychic power. I didn't see that they could get another one.

Thanks,

Oh and the malanthrope is waiting to be dipped. I usally get more things painted then dip them all at once, but have been busy with the battleforce, and painting the spineguants.
Although I might make an exception and dip him by himself.

Thx for the comments.

-The Laughing God-

Comrade Wraith
25-11-2007, 08:53
All's quiet on the Gorgon front........

Although i havnt had any seriousupdates for a while either....im going to go in to politics with all this hipocriticalness (i know the wrods hipocracy but it sounds harsh)

The Laughing God
25-11-2007, 16:10
I should have an update today I finally got most of my stuff sprayed. I already finished a zoanthrope, and am working on that weird looking ravenor.

If anyone wants to help me out with my list I would be very grateful.

HQ

HiveTyrant-Toxin Sacs, Winged, 2 x Scything Talons, Warpfield-178

BroodLord-70

Genestealer Retinue- Extended Carapace, Rending Claws, and Scything Talons-264

Troops

23 Spineguants-115

17 Termaguants-102

Elites

4 Warriors w/Deathspitters, 1 Warrior w/Barbed Strangler,extended carapace, enhanced senses,-185

3 Warriors w/Devouerers, 1 Warriors w/Barbed Strangler, enhances senses, extended carapace-143

Carnifex-Twin linked Devourers, Enhanced Senses-113

Carnifex- Adrenal Glands +WS, Crushing Claws, Scything Talons-122

Carnifex-Bonded Exoskeleton, enhanced senses, Extended Carapace, Reinforced Chitin, Babred Strangler, Venom Cannon-208

Total:1500


I talked to some nid players at my store, and both of them said to infiltrate my genestealers with my brood Lord, hide behind cover, with the brood lord in the open, let him die because he can't fleet to foot, and then fleet of foot out of cover with the stealers.

It's an intresting tactic, but I never thought of killing mo own brood lord:confused:

anyone think this will work?

Thanks,

Comrade Wraith
25-11-2007, 17:25
um....why would you pay 70 points for a huge strong nasty armour ignoring thing to kill him? id just use another genestealer unit as troops and make them scuttlers, sure its only the scout rule but its better than wasting that space marine killers potential

im guessing this is an apocalypse list (5 elites choices gave it away)

Maybe you should split the spine gaunts squad into 12 and 11 for more versetillity? then again its yet another thing to synapse for.

Comrade Wraith
25-11-2007, 17:27
Oh and the retinue not being able to fleet of foot isnt so bad, just infiltrate them in cover as close to the enemy as possible, and make sure they have extended carapace, it could help

Pekel
25-11-2007, 17:55
Infiltrate onto an objective, out of LOS of any enemy guns, and cover him well (perhaps deploying the Sniperfex several inches behind him). Then anyone who wants to take the objective has something very nasty to deal with.

I also really like the dense Ripper base. Would be neat if you could keep it like that and still somehow have enough to field a unit!

Great_Destroyer
25-11-2007, 18:19
Yes with the brood lord, if you infiltrate you need to be very smart about it, but remember in Apoc. to be able to infiltrate you need to go second, which with nids is fine if you have flanked march =) & careful planning. But I've had two get times where my lord has hidden in a rocky arch on the table, right at the 12" line, I went first, moved, then assaulted into battle suits and raped...

Another thing is to just use him as a scare tactic and have them waste shots on his squad while the main line moves froward, and if they do ignore him, then it will be bad for them, hes good but also fragile.

pS : just so you know I've never been defeaded with my nids.

The Laughing God
25-11-2007, 19:42
Thanks for all the replies guys,

The list is for normal 40k, I got lazy and forgot to right heavy support down.

I think the "KILL the broodlord tactic is stupid":D

Everyone I talked to at the store said you shouldn't have two squads of 12 spineguants.

I think I'll just make a whole new list, I also might take out some stealers and add another carni.

Also pics to come later,

-The Laughing God-

The Laughing God
26-11-2007, 22:22
Tested out my list against my brother, which I'm happy to say did very well. Much more than I thought it would. I actually got into a situation where I had that "kill the brood lord tactic" I tried it just for fun, it was ok, I only managed to get 3 genestealers into combat except they killed quite a bit. I don't think it'll work in other games though after all I was charging Imperial Guard:D

The combat fex didn't even throw an attack all game, but it did suck up wounds and forced him to shoot things at him that he could of shot at other things. He is a nice decoy.

Enough with the writing an onto the pics.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4299.jpg
Here is how the zoanthrope currently is. Ready to be dipped with the rest once the rest get painted too.


Next is the Freaky Ravener
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4301.jpg

And last but not least is the newest edition to Hive Fleet Gorgon
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4303.jpg

CC welcomed

Thanks,

-The Laughing God-

DarkAlien
27-11-2007, 01:04
Hey keep it up! Its looking nice.

Great_Destroyer
27-11-2007, 03:15
mmmm biovore goodness, I like the new model compared to the old one, but I just can't bring myself to buy a squad of three to use, they are not that good to do that...

can't wait to see the dipping though!

Comrade Wraith
27-11-2007, 16:03
Nice work here! i still like this colour scheme.

Biovore woo!

Malant
30-11-2007, 11:58
Hey Tlg your doing great i love the new biovore. Its probably my favorite model i like it so much i took 4 hours out of my day to paint it nice lol i also like the new guard lol keep it up your doing great.

-Malant

catbarf
30-11-2007, 13:20
Hey Laughing God, are you related to or roommates with Light of the Emperor?

Great_Destroyer
30-11-2007, 16:51
Hes his younger brother.

Keep the work coming man, and check out my nid army;)

Light of the Emperor
30-11-2007, 18:51
Yeah he's my brother.

It's a cool looking nid army. They are a lot better in person than they are on the camera.

Dipping is a really cool technique when done right and it speeds things up rediculously. This army has been in the works for about 3 months or so and its already up to almost 3,000 points.

catbarf
30-11-2007, 19:50
You lucky two. I wish my brother would play 40k, right now he's semi-emo :(

Anyway, keep up the great work.

daGreatMaw
01-12-2007, 03:22
hey, been following this log for a while now, and I must say these look great.

one thing is, do you know the scale of that octupus thing from a while back? I dont know if you have it or not but a shot next to a carnifex would be great if you do.

The Laughing God
01-12-2007, 13:04
hey, been following this log for a while now, and I must say these look great.

one thing is, do you know the scale of that octupus thing from a while back? I dont know if you have it or not but a shot next to a carnifex would be great if you do.

Thanks,

I never got around to buying the squid model. I think it's the same size as GW because IIRC they have the same model scale.

Back to project.

I basecoated all of the genestealers, and the ravenor. All is left is A bunch of ripper swarms, a lictor, and 1 more Ravener.

Once the weather gets better I can start dipping. We haven't had good weather for a while now.:(

-The Laughing God-

Angelwing
01-12-2007, 15:35
Once the weather gets better I can start dipping. We haven't had good weather for a while now.:(


Pfft. Real modellers can flock a base in a hurricane! Man or mouse? :p

Can't wait to see the new stuff!

The Laughing God
03-12-2007, 18:33
PIC ::UPDATE::

Here is an army pic of everything I have!
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4327.jpg

Close Up
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4328.jpg

I also got some new stuff. I picked up a Tyrant guard. The store was selling them at $15 instead of $20 because they forgot to take of that sticker.:evilgrin:

More pics below to show you what I got

The Laughing God
03-12-2007, 18:35
They also had a box of old school models and I got 4 of these guys
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4330.jpg

And 4 of these old space hulk stealers
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4332.jpg

Last pic of basecoated goodness
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Fighta_Bomma/100_4333.jpg

CC

-The Laughing God-

::EDIT::

Forgot to mention that my army is 5-2:Excluding some combat patrols at the beggining where I can't remember who won.

Great_Destroyer
03-12-2007, 18:58
Army looks good as a whole, alot of unpainted figs.:rolleyes:

Looking at the malanthrope, I don't think I really want one now, it is rather on the small side...