Painting and playing 40k

Tyranids

Trygon/Mawloc WIP

Well I got a trygon kit over the weekend and so I challenged myself to make two of them out of one. Since this was the inspiration behind the lava bases(Thought of trygon rising out of the lava inspired the trade) So I figured I would give it a shot. Here they are so far.



For the Mawloc I am going to have the lava flowing around it like it is swimming. What do yall think so far?


Tyranid Paint Scheme

Biggest thing to remember is variety. I remember I had to get 100 guardsmen painted in time for a tournament in a month or two. I was burned out on painting for an entire year. However now everyday I get home I can’t wait to paint(having a dedicated workstation really makes it a lot easier). Because I am looking forward to the next painting project. I need to finish my raveners so I can work on my deathwatch marines. After them I will work on my harpy(harpy might jump the gun a little bit because it has done SO well in every game I have used it.) It keeps me excited.
Tyranids

Here is an example of my tyranids paint scheme(Very much WIP on these guys). The base on the zoanthrope is me trying a much faster style. I like it a lot more. It also takes less than 1/10th the time to paint. I found that I need to get that final layer of black on them and then get a purity seal otherwise they will start to rub off. Luckily the top layer is simply a layer of chaos black with a adepticus grey drybrush. Going to try and get the raveners and zoanthrope done tonight as the amount of moving I have done with them is causing the paint to come off. Need to get them finished and varnished.


Warriors and Tyranid Primes

So I built my tyranid primes the other day, or rather started too.  I did not finish them in time to get some green stuff on this weekend(I am saving that for during the weekend since it needs to be during relaxing time, otherwise weekly stress gets in the way of quality work).  So I didnt get that part done.   For the lash whips I had some busted up wraiths and I just used the bottoms from them.   I plan to green stuff where they connect, however I will leave the tops metallic.  Kinda give it a cybernetic feel that I think will look very cool.

Completed my warriors with boneswords unit.   I just switched the scything talons around and swapped the hands.  Had to use a jewelers saw to keep the cuts clean.

for the one on the right I don’t know what happened.  I was thinking about final fantasy 7 and when I looked down that was how he was made.

What do ya guys think so far?  I got my ravenors primed so I will probably paint them in the next few days.   I have a tournament to go to on the 15th of august, so I need to get 1500 points assembled, based and painted.   So far I have about 1300 with the last 200 going towards the second warrior unit.  However I might have to change my list up.

Played my first 750 game against Tyranids wiped out everything but his doom of malanti, which proceeded to kill my remaining scoring units and survive 5 instant death wounds to make it so it was a draw.   CURSES