Showing posts with label dreadtober. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dreadtober. Show all posts

Monday 26 February 2024

'nids part 362 - #DreadTober Screamer Killers - White pics

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer on my Tyranid Screamer Killers. I'd been too preoccupied obviously, with the completion of #DreadTober and then #ArmiesOnParade I forgot to post these white background pics. 

These were surprisingly straightforward to paint, although I'm sure it felt a little overwhelming to do 2 and the High Rule Dude over the September and October.

A lot of work, with great results, but I was a little burnt out by the end.

It was the workload that was the challenge, not the work. 

There's still and urge to get another one and kitbash Old One Eye out of it.

I've seen some great examples with Haruspex claws, but foolishly missed a chance to get a pair on ebay.

But it's a question of 'why?'

Why do I need another one? I've got plenty to paint as it is.

Maybe if I finish all the Leviathan Tyranids and my Norn Emissary that should be added to the list.

Anyway, enjoy the pics, hope you like them.

Tuesday 31 October 2023

'nids part 360 - #DreadTober Screamer Killers - TO DONE!!

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity it's the 3st of #DreadTober and I've been #PaintingWarhammer on my Tyranid Screamer Killers. Did we manage to meet the deadline? Of course we did!

 As #DreadTober comes to an end I'm less guilty about my headstart as without it it would never have been completed in time. It looks like I judged the effort needed to perfection and rather than feel bad about that I'm going to embrace it from now on. 

I felt bad when I missed the deadline with the Tyrannofex so at least this time it was all worthwhile. Not to mention I managed 2 Dread sized creatures and a Knight sized one too.

Of course I could have just focused on one thing throughout the month but I'm not sure if that was the most effective and efficient use of my time.

Bottom line I have to balance the community event with my own mojo and muse and September I had the urge to start these early and it was the right decision.

So, no more apologies and I really like how these both turned out, enough that I will not mention the legs again!

In fact I'm going to say how much I like the plasma effect.

The blue is my least favourite glow that I add to things but it's worked out OK here. Just enough to add some variety.

The second Screamer Killer feels like more of a spider, with its downturned talons.

I put this next to a normal Carnifex and I can't believe how tiny the old model looks in comparison. 

Almost like the old one is it's little brother.

The debate now is do I buy one more to make a proper Old One Eye conversion?

I think it's inevitable, but right now I want a bit of a break. Although I feel satisfied with my efforts in the hobby season so far, I think at some point I need to finish those Deathwing Terminators to be truly satisfied.

Possibly with the remaining bits of my Death Guard too, the Blight Haulers and lone marine.

But these are great and alongside the High Rule Dude it's been the best #DreadTober ever.

I've ended up with 3 amazing models that despite the minor setbacks I think have come out amazingly.

Can't wait for DreadTober 2024

And to top it all I get another Bloody Great Big Bloody Stamp of Bloody Approval!

Monday 30 October 2023

'nids part 359 - #DreadTober High Rule Dude - TO DONE!

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity it's the 30th of #DreadTober and I've been #PaintingWarhammer on my Tyranid High Rule Dude and here we go, with a final surge of effort I got this over the line.

It's turned out awesome even with a TO DO LIST of 32 parts I feel almost satisfied for my season with this alone.

There are some issues, I would have preferred the head to be a bit further raised. The magnets aren't as effective as usual, but I think that's because the ball joints are perhaps too big for the sockets.

Whatever issues I had with the painting have been resolved thanks to the subtle red/purple shading on the undersides of the arms and legs.

It adds just enough of an additional dimension to help add volume and variety to an otherwise 'samey' bone colour.

The reds have come out really well and despite my concerns about the green glow - I'm always concerned about glow effects.

I think it's turned out fantastic.

Just enough green to add some variety, with the red and yellow adrenal glands.

He's an absolute beast and weighs a fair bit too - as a chonky bit of resin!

I've not idea if I'll ever play him but it's such a cool model and I think my colour scheme adds just that extra bit of detail that perhaps the simplicity of the original sculpt lacked.

I love it, but there were certain elements that could have done with a bit of texture.

I'm no fan of the Forgeworld Hierodule, but it did add texture to the sculpt that the plastics are only just beginning to add [with the new Termagants].

Arguably it doesn't need it with my paint scheme and thankfully it manages to fill the wealth smooth of smooth surfaces.

I love these guns, no idea which is the better - Barbed or Scythed?

But nothing beats its mutant Strawberry squirt gun!

So, the High Rule Dude is complete [white background pics to follow] and I get a, Bloody Great Big Bloody Stamp of Bloody Approval but did I finish the Screamer Killers too, or were they a stretch goal too far? Come back tomorrow to find out!