Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Flying Hive Tyrant Finished!

After many hours of work (specifically on the wings..ugh lol) I finally finished this guy. I used the new Swarmlord's head instead of the normal Hive Tyrant head so to me it looks more like a "fin" (think Rocketeer). All I have left to finish now for the tournament is a single Hive Guard then my list is complete and Leviathan will be ready to kick ass and take names. Can't wait!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Swarm Grows! Flyrant WIP...

I bought this guy pretty much when the two new Tyranid kits came out with the purpose of magnatizing him so I can replace my two metal Tyrants (my regular Hive Tyrant and the Swarmlord). Then I opened the box and actually looked at the parts that made up the Flying Hive Tyrant...and that was all she wrote.  The wings fit into the should sockets incredibly well and are fantasically sculpted.  Very little clean up was involed with this guy and zero green stuff, which is something I can't say for the metal Hive Tyrants.  The quality of the two new Tyranid models is incredible to the point where I would say they are some of the finest kits GW makes. Both models come with virtually every last option you could want minus twin linked devourers for the Tyrant and regular fore-arms for the Tervigon since I will NEVER use scything talons lol. One other really nice thing about this kit is you dont need to build the entire thing and paint it in one go. Since it is plastic you can do it in pieces with ease, which is great.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Immortals Finished!

After another slow day here at the office and a bit more work I finally managed to get the first 5 Immortals finished. I gotta say painting in this style is some of the most fun I have had in ages. I feel really invigorated to paint after so many failed attempts at new projects. One thing that always amazes me is how much a paint scheme for an army changes and evolves as you actually go about painting it. With these 5 guys alone I slightly changed how I was doing things 3 times and the next batch will be done slightly different as well (just refining the order of painting things). Also, again I apologize for the picture quality as it was again taken with an iPhone. Any comments/critiques would be great!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Necrons Part 1

So the last 3 to 4 weeks I have been doing a bit of work on my Tyranids while at the same time trying to find something new to paint. I tried painting ogres last November, even have a bunch of stuff for them but I 100% can't get into the idea of playing Fantasy. Last weekend I tried doing up some Marines (Imperial Fists). I managed to get the bodies done on 5 of them in two days only to realize how much I hate painting Marines. Part of it is because its basically 100% the same painting style as my Dark Eldar, except bigger models with way more pieces. I also tried some Orks at the start of April with the new paints and I just couldn't get into it and the idea of painting 100+ of them made me want to commit suicide.

So, where does that leave me? I dont want to do something super nit pickey like the Dark Eldar (aka Marines) or horde intensive like the Tyranids (aka Orks) and I can't will myself to get into Fantasy. So after seeing this blog post (http://taleofpainters.blogspot.ca/2011/12/tutorial-painting-rusty-necron-armour.html) on one of my fave sites I decided I would give it a try. So here is my first attempt:

I apologize for the quality of picture as it was taken with my iPhone. Overall I am really happy with how it is turning out. The best part is not only is it looking decent (well, in my opinion lol) and it is super fast and very fun to do. Next up I am going do up some chipped paint for the main armor plates (shadow grey) and then I am going to paint the green glow for the eyes/weapons. The bases are also going to be a Mars red earth base (fairly simple) to match the rust and dust on the Necrons themselves. Fingers crossed that this works lol. More pics with my actual camera tomorrow or Monday of the finished models.


 I did a bit more work on my main test model trying out new things (as I have literally never painted like this before). For the most part I am super happy with how he is turning out. I went out of my way to do virtually no edge high lighting and just let the chipped metal do the work. This was also my first attempt at object source lighting which is *okay*, not 100% happy with it and I know I can do better.