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A Bug's Life: The Tyranids Painting Challenge

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Ok, test Termagant are done, sans basing (as previously mentioned) as I will do that once the army is done. I did give the base a quick bad go over in caliban green, more to see how the various test schemes look with a non white base.

 

First a test of the light half of the colour scheme.

 

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And now the finished test. Wyldwood contrast for the dark wood, followed by a drybrush of Zandry Dust. Then foliage in caliban and warpstone glow, though I may switch this up to a contrast green or other greens, they were just first to hand.

 

I did try a autumn leaf effect but did not like it and reprimand over it, might try again on some of the newer models later.

 

Lastly eyes, mouths and energy bits on weapons where silvered followed by Magos Purple Contrast. The two critters where also silvered, with Black Templar Contrast for carapace, and then various contrast for other details.

 

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And a Close up and side view.

 

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Ready for a big day of painting. Yesterday's work was slow due to high humidity. Applied four dry brush layers of White Scar to a thin base of Corax White, and very pleased with the results. I was worried about getting a nice bright white as a base for my colors, but it turned out nicely. I painted a few details last night before my eyes went out of focus. My eyes won't last more than two hours before they need a rest...... don't know what's up with that.... age?happy.png ......... Naaahhno.gif ........yes.gif

 

Today..... color..... detail..... base...... DONEwoot.gif


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Vow complete - one hypermorph ready to batter things to death.


It has occurred to me, rather late in the day, that in my original vow I said I was painting an Abominant, and gave the relevant power level, despite the fact that the photo I included (and the model I painted) is really a hypermorph. Not a million miles off, but not the same thing.

So if these things matter, feel free to adjust the PL accordingly. Or we could just call him a counts-as abominant, if that's easier.

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Here we go, base completed,

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I don't have the Codex, so I have no idea for PL? If someone could help me out...

I think I'll keep going with these over the Challenge, see if I can get them all done
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nearly there!

 

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Ok, test Termagant are done, sans basing (as previously mentioned) as I will do that once the army is done. I did give the base a quick bad go over in caliban green, more to see how the various test schemes look with a non white base.

 

First a test of the light half of the colour scheme.

 

Spoiler

 

And now the finished test. Wyldwood contrast for the dark wood, followed by a drybrush of Zandry Dust. Then foliage in caliban and warpstone glow, though I may switch this up to a contrast green or other greens, they were just first to hand.

 

I did try a autumn leaf effect but did not like it and reprimand over it, might try again on some of the newer models later.

 

Lastly eyes, mouths and energy bits on weapons where silvered followed by Magos Purple Contrast. The two critters where also silvered, with Black Templar Contrast for carapace, and then various contrast for other details.

 

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And a Close up and side view.

 

Spoiler

 

They look great - are you happy with how they came out, after the concern, or is there anything you want to tweak?

 

Here we go, base completed,

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I don't have the Codex, so I have no idea for PL? If someone could help me out...

I think I'll keep going with these over the Challenge, see if I can get them all done

 

Normally not a fan of too-purple heads on GSC, but this works. Love the base too - is that just astrogranite?

 

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He came together well, and the scheme looks otherworldly, like some kind of fish?

 

nearly there!

 

 

 

 

 

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Great progress!

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They look great - are you happy with how they came out, after the concern, or is there anything you want to tweak?


I’d settle for content, they are not quite how I wanted them to come out, but for cannon fodder it will do. I also now have a better idea of what I can do with the contrast for wood effect, and hopefully on the newer models it will work better.

So for July I am raising the stakes perilously high, time wise, and do four warriors (three with Devourers and one with a Venom Cannon) and five Genestealers.

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Here we go, base completed,

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I don't have the Codex, so I have no idea for PL? If someone could help me out...

I think I'll keep going with these over the Challenge, see if I can get them all done

 

Normally not a fan of too-purple heads on GSC, but this works. Love the base too - is that just astrogranite?

 

 

Me either on the purple, I used genestealer purple and watered heavily and applied a couple of coats, then added a small amount of it to white for highlights. The base is Astrogranite washed twice with Nuln Oil 


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He came together well, and the scheme looks otherworldly, like some kind of fish? 

He does have that Creature From the Black Lagoon look, doesn't he?  That was unconscious on my part. I was definitely going for the Zorak color scheme and ended up with a cross between Zorak and this guy from the old Jonny Quest series:

 

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You can definitely see the time period where my inspiration comes fromyes.gif

 

As I've finally got all my stuff together and the whole month of July to procrastinate work on this, my vow will have two small squads (eight each) of Genestealers. Official vow coming soon. My biggest worry for this whole challenge is running out of primer. I got this last can of primer (Grey Seer) in all of Colorado Springs and there doesn't seem to be any shipments coming soon. Fortunately, a little goes a long way, and my can is still full.

 

This whole Tyranid challenge has been a lot of fun.... lots of awesome stuff from everyone.

 

Great work on this challenge Brother Zenthumbsup.gif


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Elite.gif As I started this a week into June, You have until Next Sunday 4th July to complete June's vows. You then have until Sunday 1st August to Complete, and new Vows from 2nd August.Elite.gif

 

Elite.gifIf you've already completed your vow, then you can make your July Vows from 1st July, and have until Sunday 2nd August to post finished photos.Elite.gif

 

Completed! And not a moment too soon as I go on vacation Monday...

 

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3 Biovores to reinforce my army and harass my Custodes opponent. 


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Just ArsonFire, ThePenitentOne and Halandaar to complete now, great work everyone!


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Since I'm well into the 2nd July, I'm going to complete another GSC model from Overkill, a grenade launcher this time :tu:

 

I, Grotsmaha, pledge to paint 1x GSC w/Grenade Launcher to the value of ? PL in the month of July 2021

 

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Since I'm well into the 2nd July, I'm going to complete another GSC model from Overkill, a grenade launcher this time thumbsup.gif

 

I, Grotsmaha, pledge to paint 1x GSC w/Grenade Launcher to the value of ? PL in the month of July 2021

 

 

 

Somehow assumed I'd already added you to the list, when I hadn't - now we're actually updated.

 

If I've forgotten to add anyones pledge to the front page in all the excitement, let me know! 

 

I've also added some kind of running total of rough power level vowed to the vow post to keep track of how we're doing - with 3 zoans, Judd is out in front with 14 PL!


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Wish I had done 14PL, but I have to be honest, I only painted 3 Zoanthropes this month. So I’m only at 7.

Sorry for the confusion.

This month (July) I will finish a brood of Hive Guard! For 6PL

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Have a great holiday Xenith and good luck everyone else with your vows, some really cool stuff taking shape!
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Really digging this event, ya'll. These completions are looking great. 

Vow #2 for me! In order to help sate the unending hunger of the hivemind, I pledge to complete two squads of 10 termagants, and a unit of spore mines, for a grand total of 7 PL before the end of the month. 

 

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Finished!! Had a lot of fun with these

 

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They are very cool. Lots of character and variety, but still consistent. I like them a lot.

 

In July, I'm aiming to paint three acolytes - they're finishing off a brood of ten.

 

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Power-level-wise, that's something like 1.8 power, to add to the 1.4 power of the hypermorph from last month. Alternatively, for these part units, it might be easier to declare the power of the unit they're completing - in which case, the hypermorph finished off a 7PL unit, and the acolytes will complete a 6PL unit. Take it as you will.

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I'm not 100% sure I will be able to finish June's vow by tomorrow, but I might try- I have an outing for today, so it's going to be a challenge, but it is possible.

 

If I don't finish it, I'll repledge him for July, and we'll make darned sure he gets done...

 

But I'm not throwing in the towel yet.



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Cutting it a bit close, but I've just finished all of mine.

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Finished!! Had a lot of fun with these

 

Good workm they look great I actually just noticed that you forgot to actually vow them and show an unoainted picture, but as it slipped past me and this is the first month, we can let it go - just remember to post a pic of unpainted models going forwards happy.png

 

I'm not 100% sure I will be able to finish June's vow by tomorrow, but I might try- I have an outing for today, so it's going to be a challenge, but it is possible.

 

If I don't finish it, I'll repledge him for July, and we'll make darned sure he gets done...

 

But I'm not throwing in the towel yet.

Do what you can, and definitely revow!

 

Cutting it a bit close, but I've just finished all of mine.

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Fine indeed, these are looking great though, awesome work!

 

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Vow post updated, let me know if I missed anything!


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No progress yet but I’m committed to getting the Hive Guard done.

Can I just echo what Xenith said to Arson Fire, really great work. The red and blue are particularly striking.

Well done on those!
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Cutting it a bit close, but I've just finished all of mine.

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Not sure why, but these really remind me of 2nd Edition Nids. Looking good.


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Finished!! Had a lot of fun with these

Good workm they look great I actually just noticed that you forgot to actually vow them and show an unoainted picture, but as it slipped past me and this is the first month, we can let it go - just remember to post a pic of unpainted models going forwards happy.png

 


Yes I did yes.gif See below.
 

I Ruskinses do pledge to paint these loyal Brood Brothers and sisters and maybe a brave Kelermorph also.
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Well, I didn't finish them in June's window but went ahead and got them done yesterday, so I guess this counts as a re-vow for July?

 

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I'm pleased that I actually found time to paint them at all given they've been sat in a drawer for about 8 years. To keep chipping away at it, I'm going to vow another model too; a Carnifex for a total of 6 PL

 

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