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    Tyranid Spires with a hot glue gun (Unpainted)

    Here are the original reference pics: Scroll down for tutorial \/

    Here are my unfinished Spires: They still need painting. Made with a hot glue gun,some cardboard and plaster.





    Thank You,
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    Last edited by superscenic; July 11th, 2010 at 00:43.

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    Very nice. I really really like these. Reminds me alot of Giger art. Reps for you!

    My Arena Champions: Kharn'eth The Bloodcleaver and Gorzag Iron Jaw

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    it looks great

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    What the! Holy freaking awsome! You did that with a hot glue gun? That's art!
    Am i understanding this right, right, you did that with those little white melty rods?
    Rep. very definate rep.

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    Wow these are cool. Repped

    These look really great and must have taken alot of patientence to get right.

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    Woah! That is seriuosly awesome!

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    Hi guys, Thank you all very much for the kind words.

    Here is a Scale reference shot for now:



    As Promised Here is my tutorial. Spread the Infestation fellow Xenos.

    Click below link if you solemnly swear to infest your local tabletop with Tyranid spires and blot out the sun with spore-clouds!
    http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Ho...%28Tutorial%29
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    Last edited by superscenic; July 2nd, 2010 at 01:58. Reason: Learned something.

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    Looks good, like the hot glue idea, thanks for posting.

    How stong are they? I would have been tempted to make a polystyrene core first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugbait_nz View Post
    How stong are they? I would have been tempted to make a polystyrene core first.
    They are flexible as they are relatively hollow, but the glue and the structure makes them very tough and springy. I could drop mine on the floor and it would just resume its former shape (*insert video test*). The flexibility of the glue makes the rubberised bituminous waterproofing tar a very good basecoat, however any flexible acrylic would do. I did the images for the tutorial (one spire and base) in under an hour so that method can be very quick.

    Regarding a polystyrene core, that would certainly work and be a very good idea. If perhaps the hot glue melts the polystyrene that might also give a good effect. Melting could likely be avoided by painting a layer of paint on the poly.

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    I made a similar shape, made a 3mm mdf core for strenght, foam on both sides sanded into shape, I imagine that if you dropped the mdf core and used card over the top it would be strong enough.

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