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I've been absent from the boards recently for one reason:
2250 points of nids in 30 days.
And I've done it
Anyway this thread is about converting a Hive Tyrant and giving him wings.
Now most of you can probably do this in your sleep, but to me, building, modifying and painting a Hive Tyrant is a big deal. And here are the results:
I'd just like to thank:
Jaffar Hassad + Deceiver
-T, Cheredanine, Paint Monkey, Thepaintingmonkey
The guys'n'gals at LO chat
For all their help and support. :C
My aim was to have a Hive Tyrant lumbering over a defeated and broken and possibly weeping Avatar. The Tyrant, a mere bug in the scheme of the Hive Mind gingerly smashes down the Avatar - the spindly Eldar's last hope against a self initiated oblivion.
Here is Harry (The Avatar):
Harry being defeated by weetabix
And harry being painted up:
Here's some crappy freehand i tried - feel free to mock me:
At this point.. I must admit.. I thoroughly enjoyed painting Harry. Every second of it I enjoyed. The Avatar is a great model.
And now Clive...
Clive took a lot of planning. I didn't feel happy with cutting into a £25 model.. I had to make sure that I got him right.. here are some pics:
Here's clive built with magnets in his shoulders:
Magnetising is VERY VERY easy. I'd strongly recommend it to everyone.
And here's a mock up of the final pose:
Also, I wanted Clive to have a special Devourer, something which marked him differently somehow, so this is what I came out with - a quintiple linked Devourer (take that you WYSIWYG rules lawyers!)
and what it looks like ON clive:
I just feel that the presence of scything talons makes the model a lot better. With just the stumpy little arms, he doesn't look like he could defeat Harry.
Jaffar Hassad came out with an idea to improve the pipes and the like, when I get better at modelling, I'll try it out:
And here's the mocked up final pose there he is next to a Chaos terminator to give you some idea of the beast's scale:
And then finally.. (after dropping Clive and having him smash to bits and then rebuilding him) the ardous act of painting him:
Dry brush a go go baby:
Then I summoned all my courage and stuck him to za base - Stage 2:
I dunno what happened to stage 3.. i think he went out shopping.. he might have taken stage 4 too.. so.. Stage 4 or 5:
So.. all that remained were the wings and various final touches - the devourer and what not and voila:
1 complete hive Tyrant and I didn't die Please notice the gaunt by his feet just so you can see how big he is comparatively.
Just to see how he fits in with the scheme here are some others from the same army:
and for all you whiners who say that TL Devoureres are better, here's the same carnifex again:
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for everyone's help.
I'm so happy that I've an entirely painted army!
and after all of that, I post it in the wrong forum!
Taken from LO chat:
Caluin Why is your Broodlord wearing a wizard's hat? 
Karmoon ... what.. you mean yours isn't? 
Thanks for the credit.. but did you have to post my crappy Windos Paint concept?
Sleeping, not dead.
Removed by the moderators.
Pure Awesome. Great work K, glad i was able to help. Dont think i need to say much more really, you've heard it all on the chat
Fawesome. Pure fawesome. I know the pain of dropping a fully-built, metal converted mini [Daemon Prince] and having to re-build. You did and aweomse job both converting and painting.
Originally Posted by Brett on Quidditch[ 1500pt. Chaos List, C&C! ]
-=W: 2 -D: 0- L: 3=-
chillin out maxing and cooling, watching my mates shoot some B-Ball outside the school!
when a couple of fexes they were up to no good
starting eating people in my neighbourhood.
I got into one little fight and the farseer got scared
"your moving with eldrad and ulthuan to the craftworld of biel tan."
I whistled for a Cab and when it came near
i realised it was a falcon, it had dice in the mirror.
if anything i could tell that this falcon was rare.
but i thought mmm pie, now home to Beil-Tan
i pulled up to a craftworld about 7 or 8
and i yelled to the pilot, homey smell ya later
Looked at my kingdom I was finally there
To settle my throne as the prince of beil-tan
- harry's song!
My homage to my time spent at Libararium Online:
BT your lyrical skills never cease to amaze
So where's the other 1700 points or so? Those look great, but I'd like to see the whole army. I definately couldn't do it in my sleep. BTW, the hat is great8X (how is this smilie ninja style?)
Last edited by Warrior47; August 26th, 2007 at 00:03.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
Very nice my friend, very nice. Good work. I especially like "Harry"
W/D/L Eleventy trillion billion/NONE/ NONE - I am STILL rulezor!
WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!