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In the same concept as the thread in the BA section, to take stock of what we have and what we have to do, what's in your mountain of grey sprues that needs making and painting for the Hive Mind?


Edited by Xenith, 29 July 2020 - 12:19 PM.

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On my list:

 

Unpainted

HQ

3x Hive Tyrant/Swarm Lord

3x 2x Deathstorm Brood Lords

1x SH Brood Lord

1x Genestealer Patriarch

 

Elites

Metal Lictor (3rd ed model)

Finecast Lictor (4th Ed model)

3 Zoan/Venomthropes

6x 3x Hive Guard

3x Metal Tyrant Guard

2.5x Haruspex/Exocrine

1x Maleceptor

 

Troops

32 Termagants

31x 86x 74x Hormagaunts

20 Space Hulk 2nd Ed Stealers

22 Space Hulk 3rd ed Stealers

24x 16x Deathstorm Stealers

16 XMas box Stealers

12 Warriors

 

Fast Attack

6 Raveners

33x 23x Gargoyles

15x 12x Spore Mines

 

Heavy Support

2x 1x Tyrannofex/Tervigon

4x Carnifex (Deathstorm)

 

Flyers

1x Harpy/Hive Crone

 

Painted but Need repainting to my new scheme:

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Edited by Xenith, 04 May 2021 - 12:35 PM.


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I suppose mine is a black pile of shame, as I got as far as undercoating it, but they've been sat like that in a box since Deathstorm came out. Which was what, six years ago? Ugh. Anyway, it seems pretty modest by comparison, but posting it here might jog me to actually do something about it

 

 

3 Tyranid Warriors

8 Hormagaunts

8 Genestealers

Carnifex

Hive Crone


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^Indeed, I found taking stock of what Blood Angels I had in front of me went some way to focussing my painting, hopefully this can do the same here!


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Embarrassingly enough, I only have 3 Zoanthropes outstanding for my Nids!

Though I am also working on 3 other armies for my brothers and son!
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Good work Clearing your backlog is an enviable goal. Contrast is definitely going to speed up my painting, going to swing by my storgae unit later and do a quick tentacle count on my nids to get that sprue pile accurate....and pick up my indomitus set...



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Something must be wrong if only having a few models left is embarrassing Jud... or maybe the rest of us should be promoting this mindset? laugh.png As a rough number of what I have:

 

~60 Hormagaunts

~60 Termagaunts

~22 Warriors

2 Biovores*

Hive Tyrant*

~5 Gargoyles*

~16 Genestealers

2 Carnifexes*

1 Carnifex

2 Lictors*

2 Zoanthropes**

2 Raveners***

 

* metal

** metals, one from each previous age

*** I think, these are old metals

 

There's some spore mines too and some other bits so I still need to collate exact numbers and models, as noted there is a little bit of research still needed tongue.png There's some old school Space Hulk genestealers too. Do I get a technical exemption because a fair few aren't grey, or that I didn't build the pile? sweat.gif The models should give an indicator as to the age of the collection, so there has been a fair few new models since but I can expand into these when I earn them by painting models msn-wink.gif

 

As if this wasn't all lucky enough, I always wanted to have plenty of gribbles on the table with Warrior support and I am not short of either biggrin.png


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~60 Hormagaunts

~60 Termagaunts

 

 

Oof! Good luck, do you have a scheme that can be replicated using contrasts? They've sped up my nid painting by an order of magnitude!



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I've developing my scheme now, but I'm not too worried. I reckon I can assembly line them ok over time and it's not like I'll need to paint every one... right? :P


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Most of these l got second hand, and have some sort of paint that I have yet to do-over.

~40 gargoyles

~40 gaunts

3 raveners

30 genestealers

a tyrannofex

a trygon

3 warriors

a neurothrope

a tyrannocyte spore pod

I generally tend to play smaller games and have not needed my cheap, disposable troops. I painted about a dozen genestealers and ripper bases early and have been using them alongside half a dozen carnifex and some exocrines.

I doubt I will ever have much cause to use the flying rats known as gargoyles, but a man can dream.

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1x Space Hulk box (Broodlord and umpteen Genestealers).
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I’ve been on a painting frenzy over the past few months, so I only have a few models left:

Hive Tyrant with wings

Hive Guard

I’ll also get an Exocrine when they come back in stock

 

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1x Space Hulk box (Broodlord and umpteen Genestealers).

 

Haha, yes, a large amount of my nid army was built up as extras from Blood Angel related boxes I've bought.



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I forgot to count my Space Hulk box... oh well, not like a few more stealers make a big difference to the mountain tongue.png I should be getting the hobby supplies I need to finish my scheme tomorrow so then I can start reducing the pile smile.png


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I've got a large back log of painting to get done. Been having some luck finding cheap second hand models. Currently have a toxicrene, 5 warriors, 6 hive guard, 3 biovores, 1 prime, 10 genestealers, 4 zoanthropes, 6 venomthropes, 1 neurothrope, 2 walking hive tyrants, 3 converted Pyrovores, 5 shrikes, ton of spores and 1 hormagaunt to paint.
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Oh boy here we go..:

1x broodlord( think it might be two)
2x hive Tyrant / flyrant
1x tervigon
1x neuronthrope
3x warriors (but it could be six)
8x genestealers but I’m sure I got some more lurking around
1x toxicrene ( it used to be painted but I stripped it)
12x termagants
12x hormagainst
2x ripper swarms ( but I’m sure I have more in a box)
6x zoant
3x venom
10x gargoyles
1x red terror
1x malanthrope
3x fexes
1x trygon
1x harpy

And I still feel like I forgot stuff 🙄

I need an ETL badly right now!!!

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Fairly massive edit here:

One Brood Lord
One Neurothrope
Eight Tyranid Warriors
Two Five Zoanthropes
Three Six Venomthropes
33 Hormagaunts
24 14 Termagaunts
10 14 Ripper Swarms
10 Gargoyles
Three Genestealers
One Spore Mine
One Trygon
One Biovore
Three Hive Guard
Five Raveners
Three Tyrant Guard
Two Carnifexes
One Exocrine
Two Tervigons
One Tyrannofex

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Friday morning I had no Pile of Shame for 'Nids. Friday evening I'd traded the Indomitus Necrons for the following:

10 Gargoyles
10 Termagaunts
3 Warriors
7 Genestealers
1 Pyrovore
8 Spore Mines
2 Hormagaunts
with another 6 Hormagaunts, another Pyrovore, three Raveners, and a Hive Tyrant set aside as payment for the next few commission painting jobs.

And picked up a box each of new Termagaunts and Hormagaunts to flesh things out a bit. No one can accuse me of doing things by halves.

 

That's a great haul and worthy of the swarm - a good trade also!

 

I managed to finish my broodlord - crossed off the list. 



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That guy is trying to clear out his own pile of shame a bit and I'm by far the best commission painter he works with on turn-around times, so he's giving me a pretty good exchange rate. Not wanting to play against Marines and/or my Daemonette horde all the time might also be a factor.

...I think there's a Lictor in the pile of future-payment material as well.

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That's the hobby way of doing things: finally clear all your models then immediately add a new mountain of grey :lol:


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Bad news in that my list is wrong (again): I only have one Biovore and I don't know what the other model with it was. I'll need to find out, might be an old Hive Guard type thing maybe? The other is I missed the Battle for Macragge sprues, which is 10 more Termagaunts and 6 stealers. The good news is that I've done the spore mines from these sprues and have been working diligently on painting models so for once the pile of shame is moving quickly in the right direction tongue.png

 

Once I sort the stoney bits I want for my bases I'll be able to complete more too - I'll have eight Warriors done then smile.png Along with the gaunts building their numbers up I'm getting a solid core of Troops which is essential for any army all the more so nids.

 

The unfortunate bit here is that this, along with proceeding well overall, means I start getting increasingly drawn to looking at other units and models I don't have... it gets more dangerous each batch of nids I complete and the justifications build up. "I don't have any of the newer or larger kits", "I will need them to provide holes in my list", "I think they're cool and want to build and paint them"... I will try and resist laugh.png


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Trygons are awesome, combine well with lots of troops, and get great mileage out of the add extra diceto charge rolls relic we get in BoB...


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Bad news in that my list is wrong (again): I only have one Biovore and I don't know what the other model with it was. I'll need to find out, might be an old Hive Guard type thing maybe?


The only thing I can think of that would be easily mistaken for a Biovore is the Pyrovore model, it's roughly the same size and pose and has the same 'gun-sticking-out-of-it's-spine' body layout.

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I'm not sure if Pyrovores existed back when this collection was made, but I didn't check the model in detail. I will need to do so as the mystery needs solving :lol:


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Is it this guy?

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The original Tyrant Guard looked more like the current Hive Guard than the current Tyrant Guard.
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