Monday 28 March 2016

'nids part 192 - Termagants - baker's dozen - TO DONE!

Obviously I got these done, I probably need to start using these as my defacto big brood, they're much nicer than the 30 I first did, then again I can be pretty rough and ready with those. I actually just upended the foam tray they were in at ToS as the quickest way to remove them, then put 6 back in and I was good to go.

Still, I'm pretty impressed with these and it's nice ot have something completed.

It's also nice to mix in the Hormagaunts for a bit of variety.

Here are some comparissons between the three generations of adrenal gaunts, oldest on the left to newest on the right.

There's a marked difference between oldest and 2nd gen, but less noticeable between 2nd and 3rd.

All the gaunts.

"They're flocking this way"

You can at least see the variety the HOrmagaunt bodies bring in this shot.

The Genestealer donor head.

Bounding leap.

Some phone shots too, for comparison.

So, there we go another big green tick. It may have been off list but they're doneand it's nice to add a bit of quantity [ten is still significant to me] to what I can only say is quality, although the Imperial Knight could be considered volume...


  1. Looking excellent as always Dave.

    I always love the swarm that is most nid armies but I think I would be far too lazy and impatient to paint them as well as you do. Which is probably why I've never started any nids! It takes me long enough to paint marines and Tau.

    1. Thanks Ian, although I think I've found it much easier to paint five to six times as many nids as just ten Space Marines. I can't speak for other horde armies but nids I've found manageable. Whether that's my painting style or the nature of the models I think I could do so much more of these with ease compared to power armour.

  2. Troops painted with this level of care and detail really moves an army from "nicely painted" to competition level!

    1. That's really nice of you to say it Greg. Personally I've never seen much difference between troop, or HQ although I suppose there are some little extra touches depending on bases etc. I know the early stuff was slightly more rushed but that's mre to do with honing the technique/style over time. I may have to look back at some of those early models and bring them up to standard but not until I've got my other stuff done.

  3. Troops painted with this level of care and detail really moves an army from "nicely painted" to competition level!

  4. That effect on the carapace is great, love it. That fact you've managed to crank out so many to match is fantastic.