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Ok, so it's not orcy, but after carving through 2250pts of orcs in 3 and half months (see other blog) I needed a break, so with numerous nids lying around, I thought I'd start on those.
Why another blog?
My 2008 Blogumentary seen here has run it's course and made it to an incredible 9 pages. I have so much more planned for nids, I thought I'd start another blog for the next 9 pages (:
Where did the project get up?
Well I hit around 9000pts, and had a handful of models still left to paint before ditching the project in favour of Ultramarines/Warhammer Quest/Orcs.
The 2008 project was a case of building upon a 3000pt army and making as many apocalypse formations and legendary creatures as possible. Here is a list of formations I managed to complete.
Hive Mind Brood - Tyrant, 3x Tyrant Guard, 3x Zoanthrope.
Endless Swarm - 20x Spinegaunts, 20x Devourer gaunts, 20x Termagants, 60x Hormagaunts.
Mycetic Assault Storm - 6x Carnifexes.
Genestealer Infestation - 3x Lictors, 1 Broodlord, 50x genestealers.
Legendary Unit - Hierophant
Legendary Unit - Harridan
Legendary Unit - Hierodule
So what's next then?
I have a few painted units which don't fit in the above formations, plus a few unpainted models. I'd like to fit these models into apocalypse formations. These are my plans...
Living Fortress - 3x Hive Tyrants, 6x Tyrant Guards.
Eye of the Hive - 15x Tyranid Warriors.
Behemoth Crusher Brood - 3x Crushing Claw Carnifexes, Scythed Hierodule.
Subterranean Swarm - Trygon, 6x Raveners.
Winged Swarm - 1 Winged Tyrant, 6x Winged Warriors, 8 Gargoyles.
These formations, are a fun way to expand my collection and solve a few issues (mainly lack of synapse) with the existing list.
First up, Trygon is finished.
thats just awsome! i like the yellow dots on this back .. basically i like it all
Wow thats beatifully painted, is the rest of the army going to be to such a high standard?
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Simply awesome, like the rest of your army which is the best Tyranid army I have ever seen, both for the sheer number (and weight!) of the model and for the quality of your painting.
Moreover, every time I see the guardsman with the ruler tape I have a good laugh!
I have just a question... are you sure that 8 Gargoyles are enough?
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EDIT - silly me, it's a Tau, not a guardsman...
Last edited by Mayor Quimby; April 15th, 2009 at 16:17.
Lookin great so far. the yellow in the trygon's carapace adds a nice nuance to the piece. Gotta love tape-measure-tau!
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Well with V3 of the dendrobates scheme tested on the trygon, it was time to try it on a normal codex tyranid. Major differences over V1 and V2 of the scheme are the lack of green, increased amount of bone, less yellow patterning, and a little more purply pink blending. I really like this. I can see a few areas, I'd like to improve on, the bone being one of them. But I think this is the scheme, I'm going to paint my next 1500pts in.