Wednesday 23 December 2020

'nids 300 - Tyranid Warrior & Hive Guard conversions washes and bone

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity I've been #paintingwarhammer Tyranids. It seems like forever since I last posted on these Warrior to Hive Guard conversion, unless I have overlooked an update.

This is just the Bonewhite highlight on the body, but I don't think I even updated with the washes all over. I can't find a post anyway.

Warrior too, I love the effect on his sternum.


And it's almost unnoticeable where I had to cut and shut the tail, when I'd originally planned this to be the Hive Guard conversion. 

Now I picked up some new paints. This was Miniature Paints, they're a company in Bootle, Liverpool. I've a few of them already, my Turquoise is one. They're £2 for about 30ml, they have a slight satin finish to them, but they're really durable [compared to craft acrylics]

Not sure if this is a retail only site but if you're interested here's the MP range and it comes in 30ml, 90ml and even 500ml. I also picked up a matt varnish to try. If it's good that 500ml might be tempting...

Anyway, this 56 Cream is a bit lighter than the highlight I previously mixed for my nids.

The Hive is evolving and so you will see some difference between old and n

Even moreso because my old Hive Guard conversions don't seem to have had that second highlight at all! I was so devastated when the Purity Seal frosted them, I could never imagine at the time going through the process of repainting them. But I can realistically contemplate that in the next year or two, depending on how they are treated in the next Codex.

The Warrior too appears super pale.

But I do love this pose.

I mean just look at the difference so far, that one on the right is 10 years old.

They'll definitely need a touch up at some point too.

P.S. 300 posts on Tyranids [and their genestealer brethren]! Man, what a ride. 17% of my posts on gribblies! Who'd have thought...


  1. Great additions mate and have a gribbly Christmas

    1. Thanks Siph, all the best to you and yours too. I really need to prep some more Warriors, they appear to be far more effective nowadays [although I can't see what's changed].

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    1. Interesting, I wonder if you'll have the same view when the one on the left is finished? ;)