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    Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

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    Hello fellow Warseer peeps.





    Because I'm mad, I've decided that I need a Tyranid army. And because I already own three Advanced Space Crusade Tyranid Warriors, I might as well make the whole army out of pre-3rd edition models.
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    What? That's not weird.
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    Ok, it's a little weird.




    Anyway, dubious logic aside, here's some models:


    My first three Warriors in more-or-less 2nd edition Kraken colours (yay, red period!)

    They're pretty goofy (and it seems that the sculptor just didn't bother giving them proper teeth on the lower jaw), but I kind of like 'em.



    My first Termagants, in matching red.
    Who's a cute little 'gant then? Yes you are. Goochy-goochy-goo.



    And as it happens, I also had a few Genestealers (Space Crusade and 2nd edition) gathered while I was making my Genestealer Cult; so I should be able to avoid painting any more of those for the time being.





    And some work in progress:


    More Bonesword/Rending Claw Warriors



    A collection of models which I've been able to gather from eBay, which want starting. Ah, teeny-tiny Hive Tyrant.



    ...and my Box of Pain where models live before I get around to stripping/building them. Ouch.

    I've got more Warriors, Lictors, a couple of Screamer Killer 'fexes and a Biovore on their way too.
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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    Love the old nid models- especially the hive tyrant and the metal warriors, they really are a joy to paint with those malevolent grins. The termagants are very cute as well.
    Enjoy + be sure to keep us all posted!

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    OOOOOH! I'll be watching this. Great start to the thread. I love the old school Tyranids.

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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    Subscribed :-)

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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    I really like that first iteration of Tyranid warriors. I was rubbish at painting them, but they were cool-looking. I wonder whether they'd look any good with modern Tyranid heads.

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    Love the old school nids! Will you be sticking to the red and bone scheme or will you delve into the rainbow coloured madness of 2nd edition?
    People who think there's no good way to die have obviously never heard the phrase 'Drug-fuelled-sex-heart attack'.

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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    Very much liked!!

    Will look forward to seeing some more of this stuff!

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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    Awesome. Love the old school

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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    Aaah, this is a trip down memory lane if ever there was one. I'll be following this thread closely, all the nostalgia when I think of my own old Nids army (trying to replicate that with modern models, go figure). Are you going to go for the old somewhat... unstable hormagaunts aswell or are you going to save yourself that suffering

    Interested in what overall color scheme you'll be using, the more unifying colourschemes in use now or the old style.

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    Man this thread brought back so many memories - I forgot just how weird and alien those warriors looked. Great colour scheme as well. Looking forward to seeing more, especially that Hive Tyrant - it's still a fantastic model.

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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    Ah. Update time.

    Photobucket had a wobble and pictures went funny, but I think I've poked everything back into working order.



    Finished off the Bonsword/Rending Claw Warriors



    And painted some more Termagants and another Warrior with phalus cannon Deathspitter

    Lots of red so far.




    Quote Originally Posted by Vampiric16 View Post
    Will you be sticking to the red and bone scheme or will you delve into the rainbow coloured madness of 2nd edition?
    I think a little rainbow is only right and proper

    I'll probably make different species different colours, but make give all individuals within units the same scheme. I'm planning to broadly follow the colour schemes of the GW studio's 2nd edition army (so Warriors and Termagants are going to be red/bone, Genestealers and Lictors blue/purple, Biovores purple etc.)


    Quote Originally Posted by Gertjan View Post
    Are you going to go for the old somewhat... unstable hormagaunts aswell or are you going to save yourself that suffering
    I'll only inflict metal Hormagaunts on myself if I can get them really cheap on eBay; otherwise, I might try to preserve a little of my sanity.
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    Where are the Screamer Killers? I think they were the only 2nd ed models I prefer.

    Great work though - nostalgia overload!

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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Damocles View Post
    I'll only inflict metal Hormagaunts on myself if I can get them really cheap on eBay; otherwise, I might try to preserve a little of my sanity.
    While there may be ordinances in the UK that might make this more difficult [no idea how it works over there], if you can acquire buckshot [either bulk meant for shell reloading or taken from clipped open shells], it is awesome for balancing wobbly models. You can glue the lead balls to the underside of the base, adding the best possible weight-to-space ratio, as they can fill in the gaps on either side of the slotta tab.

    Works wonders on lop-sided plastic models, hopefully combined with the weight at the back of the metal hormagaunt it'll make up for the extended claws and head.
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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    A Lictor

    Unfortunately, he'd lost one set of flesh hooks, and randomly, his elbow spikes :confused:
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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    Love this log...

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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    Hive Tyrant finished


    Sort of based on the 2nd edition colour scheme.
    All of the old Tyranids look like they're smiling...


    Next up: Carnifex! (#1) (probably)
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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    I lied. I finished the last Advanced Space Crusade Warriors with Deathspitters I had in the painting queue




    I did make a start on the first (of four!) Screemer Killer, though:
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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    I think that gradient effect you did on the screamer killer is just awesome! I started in this hobby with 2nd ed 40K, so I'm looking forward to a nice, tasty slice of hobby nostalgia from this log!
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    Re: Tendrils of the Kraken - a Classic Tyranids Log

    Hats off to you. Love the old tyranids, and your screamer killer looks fantastic!

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    Carnifex is finished!



    And he's got some friends in tow:

    Special thanks to sheep for donating two of the three
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