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Starting out with Nids


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My Xmas present from the wife is a while bunch of bugs to start a new army.
I've got:
Start Collecting Box
Hormagaunts box
Termagaunts box
Venomthropes/zoanthropes box

So, where do I go from there?
Probably get another set like that so I have 24 of the basic gribblies and 16 stealers. Want to grab an exocrine or tyrannofex for some big dakka. Maybe a few fexes and tyrant too.
Any other suggestions?
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I am wondering if Chapter approved will change things for nids... I am hoping tervigons get discounted. We will know soon.

Most of the units you listed are solid enough. I want to pick up a Malanthrope or two at some point...

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Got my scheme worked out and first broodlord painted

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Nice and cool. Digging the snow. Is it white glue?
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Nice and cool. Digging the snow. Is it white glue?


Thanks. Bicarbonate of soda, pva and water. A lot cheaper than buying snow flock or valhallan blizzard!
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Got some stealers done. Just need to add snow to the bases
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All done since Xmas...
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Csn we see a close up of those zoanthroaps? They look awesome!
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Wow this is beautiful. That bone scheme is seriously great!

 

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Csn we see a close up of those zoanthroaps? They look awesome!

Best one I've got to hand. They're the old metal ones. Picked up from a local 2nd hand shop.
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Got some devilgants finished up. Just 12 more to go now...
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Got Terry the Trygon Prime done

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Malanthrope done now
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More stealers done. Up to 20 now.
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Good work mate! Always good to see a WiP plugging along. I like the snow Tyranid motif; some chopped up Space Wolves would look nice on some bases lol.
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Great work on this, you're super efficient with the painting - is that a blue wash over the white base coat for the skin, then brown wash over the carapace?


Edited by Xenith, 02 April 2019 - 08:29 AM.

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Good work mate! Always good to see a WiP plugging along. I like the snow Tyranid motif; some chopped up Space Wolves would look nice on some bases lol.


I'm going with T'au. I have an irrational hatred of them! Lol
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Great work on this, you're super efficient wit hthe paintin - is that a blue wash over the white basecoat for the skin, then brown wash over the carapace?


Vallejo grey undercoat out of an airbrush, followed by Guilliman glaze. Then dry brushed ulthuan grey and use a bit of white scar to pick out higher details for the skin. Carapace/bone is ulthuan grey over the top of the undercoat, agrax wash, drybrush ulthuan grey, army painter Brainmatter beige for edge highlights, then white scar for the final highlights
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Have got some more nids done recently.
Starting to get more monsters now. Still have a few little bugs to do.
Broodlord decided to dine on sushi
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Some more zoanthropes and a neurothrope

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And a magnetised exocrine/haruspex

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Good work mate! Always good to see a WiP plugging along. I like the snow Tyranid motif; some chopped up Space Wolves would look nice on some bases lol.

I'm going with T'au. I have an irrational hatred of them! Lol

That’s the only kind of emotion to have towards them, friend. Good choice!
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Finally had the motivation to pick up my nids again. Got a flyrant and a clear lictor done.
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They turned out great! Nice looking army!


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These look great! How did you create that clear Lictor?
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These look great! How did you create that clear Lictor?


The wife bought it for me. So it's probably from a recaster! Lol
Rescued on old metal Old One Eye from a local second hand shop.
Looks much better now!
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I absolutely love your scheme! I'm thinking of starting nids and was thinking about doing a pale blue like yours. Mind sharing your recipe again? I'm sure it's already here somewhere if I read through more thoroughly...
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