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[EVENT] A Bug's Life: The Tyranids (&GSC) Painting Challenge

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A BUG'S LIFE

A Monthly Tyranids Painting Challenge

 

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This week a new painting event launches in the Tyranids Section of the forum. The Challenge? Paint at least one TYRANIDS model per month (but aim for 10 Power Level/200pts), for the next 5 months - including Codex Tyranids, GSC and Forgeworld models.

 

Taking part is simple:

 

  1. Pledge your models
  2. Paint your models
  3. Enjoy your army of bugs

 

A lot of people have the odd Tyranid model lying around, usually from Battleboxes or Boxed Games, so if you want some motivation to paint them up, skitter on over to the Tyranids Section of the forum and join the Hive Fleet. What's more you'll get to add this cool badge to your signature:

 

 

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?


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We already have a few joining in, thanks for the interest!


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I think I can manage one model per month... albeit probably something like a gaunt for some laugh.png I've been meaning to get into my nids again so this is perfect timing and motivation thumbsup.gif


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I’ve literally just finished my 2nd Uni year yesterday, so something like this is perfect timing!
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I think I can manage one model per month... albeit probably something like a gaunt for some laugh.png I've been meaning to get into my nids again so this is perfect timing and motivation thumbsup.gif

 

One gaunt is still 3 Power Level teehee.gif I've only pledged 3 small models myself for month 1. It's more about getting something done at all. 2 Gaunts a month for 5 months is a legal unit at the end, which is something in itself.

 

I’ve literally just finished my 2nd Uni year yesterday, so something like this is perfect timing!

 

Awesome, I look forward to seeing what you enter!


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As long as models are getting finished you're winning at the hobby msn-wink.gif I do want to get a fex done but there's no way I can do that in a month right now - but it should be possible later. Plus I need to finish some long outstanding projects first to find some more room.

 

On reflection I am pretty good on gaunt numbers currently (for completed army size that is) so maybe I should be looking at something else. I'll see what additions I could do with and what the biomass mountain of shame has to say tongue.png


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All over this.

 

I was doing well with painting this year- I painted nine models in two months- got some badges for 12 Months of Hobby... And then I hit a slump.

 

Gotta get back into the painting game: the collection of grey plastic has grown, but the collection of finished models has not.

 

Time to get my groove back. 



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Time to decide what to paint! Tervigon?
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I've got a modest pile of Tyranid biomass accumulating from box sets for eons (well... at least half an eonunsure.png). There's enough to at least put together a basic patrol detachment. I'll have a formal pledge up in a day or three for sure.

 

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I will scrape together some of my space bugs and make a pledge. I love this sort of thing and I have a lot of unpainted little gribblies I need to finish up! Having some deadlines always helps me paint up my minis.


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As long as models are getting finished you're winning at the hobby msn-wink.gif I do want to get a fex done but there's no way I can do that in a month right now - but it should be possible later. Plus I need to finish some long outstanding projects first to find some more room.

 

On reflection I am pretty good on gaunt numbers currently (for completed army size that is) so maybe I should be looking at something else. I'll see what additions I could do with and what the biomass mountain of shame has to say tongue.png

 

You have a while to build up to that 'Fex - get him made and posed, then vowed!

 

All over this.

 

I was doing well with painting this year- I painted nine models in two months- got some badges for 12 Months of Hobby... And then I hit a slump.

 

Gotta get back into the painting game: the collection of grey plastic has grown, but the collection of finished models has not.

 

Time to get my groove back. 

Woop, glad to have you on board!

 

Time to decide what to paint! Tervigon?

Big vow for a lot of Power - but you'll smash it!

 

I'm inyes.gif

 

I've got a modest pile of Tyranid biomass accumulating from box sets for eons (well... at least half an eonunsure.png). There's enough to at least put together a basic patrol detachment. I'll have a formal pledge up in a day or three for sure.

 

Hive Fleet Zorak riseseek.gif

Haha, yes, I think everyone has some nids lurking somewhere - If you can hit 5PL/Month, you'll have a ~500pt combat patrol painted! 

 

I will scrape together some of my space bugs and make a pledge. I love this sort of thing and I have a lot of unpainted little gribblies I need to finish up! Having some deadlines always helps me paint up my minis.

Consider the pressure to get them painted officially on!


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Right. I have a space hulk box I need to paint and very little time on my hands. Can I put myself down for 1-2 a month (I know I don't think I'll manage much more)? I must do this!!!!

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Right. I have a space hulk box I need to paint and very little time on my hands. Can I put myself down for 1-2 a month (I know I don't think I'll manage much more)? I must do this!!!!

 

Absolutely! As I recall, the SH box has 22 stealers and a Broodlord - get a photo and post your vow in the event thread!


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A Bug's Life is going strong and completions are rolling in - it's never too late to join in, so if you want to paint some nids, come on over to the Hive Fleet section of the site!


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++June Summary++

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What a monthm thanks for joining in guys, I'm super pleased at the talent and motivation we have in our little Tyranids forum! Last month, the first month of the first A Bug's Life event, saw 12 Hive Commanders sign up and pledge to embiggen their swarms, with nearly a 100% completion rate. Between us, we managed to paint 98 wounds worth of biomass, which is ~45.8 Power worth of Tyranids, just shy of about a thousand point army, which is pretty awesome in my opinion. 

 

For interest, and to foster a little competitiveness among the Hive Fleets, below I've organised the entrants by completed PL - Out in front we Have Jud Cottrel and Brother Lunkhead with 7PL completed each, completing 3 Zoanthropes and a Broodlord respectively, followed closely by Rogue's GSC Abominant for 6 PL. Special mention also goes to Ruskinses who painted 20 wounds worth of models, Arson Fire with 14 Wounds, Trokair with 10 wounds of Termegants - Definitely masters of the Swarm!

 

Total PL painted so far/Frater/Vow for July

 

Jud Cottrell3 Hive Guard (6 PL)

Brother Lunkhead:

Rogue3 Acolytes (1.8 PL)

Xenith:

Ruskinses:

4.5 Arson Fire

Azekai20 Termegants + 3 spore mines (7 PL)

Trokair4 Warriors + 5 Stealers (9 PL)

2.5 Halandaar1 Carnifex (6 PL)

1.5 WarriorFish:

0.3 Grotsmasha1 Cultist (0.3 PL)

ThePenitentOne: 

Mike Zulu1 Carnifex (6 PL)

our_baz1 Tyrannofex (9 PL)

Brother Argent1x Tyranid Prime, 6x Genestealers, 30x Hormagaunts, 7x Spore Mines, 1x Carnifex (30 PL)

 
That said, we have some new Hive Fleets on the scene, and we're now up to 15 vowing participants. Not only that, we have some pretty impressive vows in the 6-10 PL region, and not to mention Brother Argent's massive 30PL vow for the month, which will see him jump to the top of the table...if he can complete them in time!
 
 
Join the Hive Fleets HERE

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And the second month of the 'Bug's Life' Tyranid painting challenge is complete, we're managed a hell of a lot of models as a team ,and the comletions keep coming!

 

 

++July Summary++

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Another awesome month guys - if last month with 45 power was good, this one was great! After finishing June at 45 completed power, we've now hit 115 complete power, which is pretty much a 2000point army painted in 2 months by an awesome team. The biomass count also increased from 98 wounds to 124, so everyone was really pulling out the stops to get their nids painted.

 

As a refresher, here are the vows and completions.

 

July (Deadline 2nd August)
Participating/Vowed, with pic/Complete
 

4.5 Arson Fire: 5x Genestealers (5 PL)

Azekai20 Termegants + 3 spore mines (7 PL)

Brother Argent1x Tyranid Prime, 6x Genestealers, 30x Hormagaunts, 7x Spore Mines, 1x Carnifex (30 PL)

Brother Lunkhead20 Genestealers (16PL)

0.3 Grotsmasha1 Cultist (0.3 PL)

2.5 Halandaar1 Carnifex (6 PL)

Jud Cottrell3 Hive Guard (6 PL)

Mike Zulu1 Carnifex (6 PL)

our_baz1 Tyrannofex (9 PL)

Rogue3 Acolytes (1.8 PL)

Ruskinses

ThePenitentOne: 

TPS1 Broodlord and 2x Genestealers (8.6PL)

Trokair4 Warriors + 5 Stealers (9 PL)

1.5 WarriorFish4 Termagants (1.2 PL)

XenithHive Tyrant and 20 Spore Mines (15.6 PL)

 

Shout outs to Azekai for painting the most models (23) and Our_Baz for jumping in with model with the most wounds with the 14w Tyrannofex, great work!

 

Now for a quick look at the standings and upcoming vows:

 

Total PL painted so far/Frater/Vow for August
 

21.6 Xenith

13 Jud Cottrell12 Termagants, 1 Harpy, 3 Spore Mines (15 PL)

12 Trokair

10 Azekai:

9.5 Arson Fire: 

9 our_baz

8.6 TPS

8.5 Halandaar3 Warriors (4PL)

7.8 Rogue

0 Mike Zulu

0 ThePenitentOne: 

 

I've jumped in front with my mass of spore mines and the last minute Tyrant, but Judd, Trokair and Azekai are one good, completable vow from jumping back in front of me! A target was to try and paint 10 PL per month for 6 months, however 5 is also a great target, and we have a lot of Frater making great gains for their armies, keep it up all! 

 

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