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ToEG 2014 - Borkas Tyranids [upd May 7th]

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:31 pm 
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Ok I thought it time to start a ToEG thread for my next project.

I might not have finished everything for Dark Eldar of last year, but the ToEG thread still felt worthwhile, it did add some painting motivation.

This year I planned to paint (and hopefully finish) a Tyranid army. I will try to arrange a tournament in the fall (sept/oct). My goal is to finish the army before that. I plan on one nexus swarm and 5 regular small swarms with upgrades.

A hierodule will have to be converted somehow as well, I had an opportunity to buy some old tyranid biotitans but I don't really like them so I passed. I have been looking at Zematus tyranids and his amazing conversions. I would like to put a link here to his stuff, as a tip to all of you who want to do tyranid big units, but that don't agree with ebay prices or just want to do more new nid inspired units. Be sure to look at page two of the thread as well. Zematus details the parts used for his war engine class creatures.

I have started slowly and have finished 6 hormagaunt units and 1 warrior unit. I wanted a new color that I hadn't worked much with before. I went with green for armor plates and a somewhat GW-traditional bonewhite as the contrasting "body color". I have used the old plastic infantry models, which I really like. Being all mono-pose is a bit of a problem though and kind of boring. So I changed up my regular "dry season" bases and went for a jungle theme.
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The old warrior models are almost silly looking compared to current 40k tyranid warriors so I added some small green tuff changes (head and tails). Here they are;
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Following below are a few pictures of the hormagaunts:
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:58 pm 
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damn those are ace! what grass/foliage did you use?

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That's a cray amount of basing. They'll look good all clumped together, plus you can argue your bugs have a 5+ cover save even in the open. ;)

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Great work, reminds me of that Jurasic park scene with the raptors running through the grass.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:05 pm 
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really great painting mate, nice! love the bases too

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Even from your level you still manage to improve your skills! Impressive and quite unique bases. A horde of critters like these will overwhelm for sure.

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Thanks guys! :)

It's nice to get to play around a bit with the bases when the miniatures aren't all that exciting (I mean I really like them just not all the mono pose).

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damn those are ace! what grass/foliage did you use?


I've tried two different kinds, the most common light green grass is regular GW (the "spring?" kind). Then there's also a dark green grass, which is from some german brand I can't remember the name of. Then there's two different shades of clump foliage, an olive green and a dark green, both from woodland scenics. The "leaves" are of three different kinds all from various plastic plant sets bought at a swedish big chain of flower stores, called "plantagen".

I wanted to add some small pools of water randomly. I visited a game store last week, but to my big annoyance forgot to buy water effect stuff.


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lovely stuff the bases are amazing


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Really excellent work there Borka! The colour scheme is fantastic and the basing just suits tyranids down to the ground can't wait to see more!!

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I like this army, well done sir!

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Awesome, cant wait to see more.


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Great work, am very impressed!

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Beautiful work man! Post more!

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Thanks everyone! I'm glad you like them. :D

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Beautiful work man! Post more!


I don't have any more painted stuff to post at the moment. I did work on two more warrior units yesterday. The first two units I did like above, but I felt the warriors needed something more it wasn't enough. I have tried to add extra arms. The two extra arms on the original models are so small and look kind of ridiculous. I wanted the models to look more menacing like in the 40k models. The are still in need of some green stuff armor plating.

Here are the first few test models.

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