Tuesday 29 December 2020

'nids 301 - Tyranid Warrior & Hive Guard conversions TO DONE! Red pics

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity I've been #paintingwarhammer Tyranids. These were almost complete for #NomVember #NidVember but I just missed the deadline and as my blogging was tied up with Armies on Parade there was less incentive to get them completed.

So when I had other priorities just getting those last bits, like the teeth, varnish, even some of the bone chips on the Hive Guard, was just to much to contemplate.

The festive period has gifted too much hobby time, but that's OK. However, I usually like to build something at Christmas but that didn't end up on the cards, so the least I could do was get these finished.

It was a few nights work, that first one with the the teeth and varnish and then I realised I hadn't done the bone chips and the lone toxin sac [I know they're not an option, it was already on the donor Warrior when I did the conversion and I couldn't be bothered to remove it].

So another night to finish up the painting and one more session for all the flock.

One bonus for the night of flocking was I had leftover PVA, which prompted me to soak some string fibres and actually add some nerve fibres to my Tyranid Void Shield Generator!

That's right folk I have some progress and I think I may well get some more done on it ready for an attempt at the final few nights of sculpting it needs!

I really like how this Warrior turned out, the pose in particular feels quite threatening.

He'd definitely be in my Kill Team if I did one, surrounded by Termagants, although he'd probably have been better off with a bonesword perhaps, maybe a lash whip. I don't know I never run them with anything other than Scything Talons.

A few of my other mid-sized beasties in the background.

Y'know for desktop patterns and such.

And the Hive Guard.

And so I gets me my Great Big Granite Stamp of Approval - TO DONE!'


  1. Congrats on more completions! The collection must be growing by leaps and bounds now...

    Seriously though, great work. Would love to see a shot of the whole army one day.

    1. That is a goal for this year. It should have been in my To Do List, but it will hopefully be in my TO DONE!

      I've still got a fair few nids knocking about but nothing that really needs doing, except my Tyranid Void Shield Generator, but that is also a goal for this year.

      So, once it gets completed and we have better weather/light I will get my board out, backdrops, maybe some terrain and see what it all looks like.

      Outside of trying to cram everything into a 2'x2' for Armies on Parade they'll never have been on display like that. Question whether I include the Genestealer Cult as well...? Perhaps on a side board?