Thursday 28 November 2013

'nids part 112 - Scratchbuilt Tyranid Capillary Towers pt7.

Here you can see how I capped the spikes, not quite the 'talons' I'd intended I really struggle with fine detail and I'm not sure DAS works that well fine. I'm not too upset though, the sculpting looks cool, if a little too like the roof of my bastion than the bone white bits they'll be painted as, still nevermind. All these spikes took a further 1 hour 10 minutes, taking us to 13 hours 55 minutes 

The next night I went all out on the flesh fibre bundles on two towers, this took a further hour and 26 minutes. 

Finding ways to overlap the fibres makes them slightly more interesting and I am finding myself trying to 'fill in' all the tower when I still want areas of the bonewhite structure to be visible. I'll try to take that into account on the other towers, four more to do, including the 4 and 5 tier towers, which is like another 5 three tier towers - roughly 3 hours 35 to go and then the bases...

15 hours 21 minutes is the current project time to date. I'm not sure whether you all think that's a lot of time but I'm still not doing more than 90 minutes in a sitting so unless it gets annoying it doesn't bother me. 

Tyranid Capillary Towers | part 1. | part 2. | part 3. | part 4. | part 5. | part 6. |


  1. What sort of tools do you use to sculpt the clay for these?

    1. I almost exclusively use the GW sculpting tool that came with an ebay auction for my metal Hive Tyrant, you can see it here: