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I have been drawn into a group exercise with some mates, we are all doing a themed nid army painted in the same colours execpt different coloured tounges, one is doing a gaunt fest(green tounges), one gargoyle heavy(baby blue tounges), one is carni heaven(Yellow tounges), one is subterrianian(pink tounges) and then theres me with my vanguard force of genestealers and lictors and my fluro orange tounges
I was originally going to keep this a secret but then I did something recently that I am so happy with I had to share it with you all!
First off the test model for th colour scheme, its nice and easy, took about 15-20 mins to paint this including wash drying times so a horde will be easy and I personally like it
Right well I have decided that as i will be having a few broodlords I didnt want the metal model although i like it and i didn't want to hack up my space hulk one to put scything talons on so i made my own out of warriors and greenstuff, and they look pretty decent, again as is par for the course with me excuse the poor pictures
once they are painted I hope they will look pretty good.
But this is the reason I couldn't keep my nids a secret..........
Have a Swarmlord!
I have really had some fun making this, i espcially love the marine on the base getting stood on, makes me chuckle
Wow. Those are looking pretty damn good dude. I like your swarmlord conversion, he looks great.
Thanks mate, thats exactly why I like the colours too mate, they are dark and brooding. I have one more broodlord to do, although he will be climbing a lamppost, so I might get started on him next week.
Thanks mate. All my stealers are built with rending claws at the back and scything talons at the front (apart from the test model above, but he was a freebie from my mate and out of the battle for macrage set) and I wanted the broodlords to look as much like massive versions of my genestealers and I won't be swapping all those arms around no way no how
Coming from the Master of the Art of Conversion that means alot mate, thanks. And yes you should read up on them, always good to know your adversary.
I have another 16 stealers on the way which will give me enough for two of my main broods at which point i will start painting them properly so expect some progress early next week on this until then I will get back to my ogres for GD this year.
Care to share how you managed to paint that stealer in 15-20 minutes? I'm constantly on the lookout for ways to cut painting time.
Skin - base coat of chardon granite, over brush of kemri brown, light dry brush of deneb stone, wash with 60%-40% devlan mud-badab black wash
Carpace - base coat of orchide shade, feather knarloc green, feather gretchin green, paint in wash of 50/50 thrakka green/badab black in between the ribs in the case of this stealer.
Tounge and other orange bits - basecoat 50/50 mechrite red/fire orange (vallejo), highlight pure blazing orange, glaze of 50/50 fire orange/fluro yellow (both vallejo)
Toxin sacks - basecoat of gretchin green glaze it up to scorpion green mixed with fluro. yellow (vallejo)
Teeth and Claws - basecoat of snakebite leather, highlight bleached bone, feather skull white (teeth I just painted bleached bone and then highlighted white - the others in the group are doing their claws base coat of gretchin green with a feathering of rotting flesh and then skull white which I might try
Veins - paint on baal red onto only veins.
Is that what you were after mate? the skin and carpace is the brainchild of my good friend Richard Bolt, or as we lovingly know him Hobbylord, he painted the Torquay Games Workshop's nid army in similar colours in a week and it takes up 2 shelves of the display cabinet
Really cool work MrDee the broodlords look very simliar of the alien/human hybrid from aliens resurrection and The swarmlord is quite scary looking was he/she? hard to make from the carnifx set at all?
Best of luck to you and your mates, Will you be able to post any pictures of there stuff to?, If not much trouble?.
Thanks Morden, that was sort of the look I was going for and a big reason why I have always wanted to do Nids, I grew up with the alien films and they will always have a special place in my heart, perhaps I will have to do a small IG force as allies for my templars converted to look like coloinal marines sometime
With a little forethought everything is simple, I cut out all the parts of the trygon and the carnifex popped them on a table and decided what bits I would use where, once that was decided, out came the jeweller's saw, pin drill, greenstuff and dremel, 3 days later that monstrosity occured. Having a mental picture of how something should look before you start is half the battle won mate whether it is painting or converting. The only real hard part about it was getting the legs to glue properly to the tail and waist section, they just wouldn't have any of it, eventually I had to araldite it
I will pass on your well wishes to my mates, and I am sure they won't object to a few photos, might even have to get them to get their own accounts and post here themselves.