Monday, January 25, 2010

Tyranids Batch Painting WIP

So I decided to batch paint 16 hormogaunts, two biovores, a lictor, and some kind of brain bug this weekend. Deal lord the are so many more to paint! I am not sure if I should bother to strip any more of the old models now. I really do not like the zoanthrope, the biovores are passable, and the lictor is ok, but really do I need these old models? Does anyone like the old models? I painted up a Carnifex yesterday, and think it is vastly superior to the old metal model I have.

I tried to magnetize the carnifex using a dremel.....the result was molten goo that easily accepted the magnets. It could have easily gone the other way though, so I will not do it again!

oh the batch painting blues....ugggh!


  1. I'm really digging your color scheme. My only criticism would be to use round bases for consistency (and it'll help the older models fit into the army).

    Just like you, I'm not really feeling the old-school zoanthrope. But maybe you could use him for the zoanthrope special character. He certainly looks distinct enough for the task.

  2. I just redid the washes on these guys to see if they would pop a little bit more and end up with an even skin tone....even so, that zoanthrope model is just ugly. I think I will rebase them on round bases, though I am not sure what that means in terms of game play. I thought I had to keep models on the bases they came with.

  3. I have to agree that your color scheme is great. They look really nice. How about a pic of the whole army? :)

  4. I'm really liking the way these guys are coming out. The bases are fun too :D

  5. Hey there! I've got a feature called "Tentacle Thursday" on my blog, and I'd love to spotlight your old school lictor. Is it OK for me to use your picture?