Last week, I’d realized that I’d gotten so caught up with the Apocalypse game and my vacation earlier this year, that I had forgotten to post pictures of my Tyranid bio-titan I had started in January.
I didn’t do anything fancy with the paint job. He’s basically Ultramarines blue, with highlights into Ice Blue, and a Bleached Bone carapace with faded white streaks. All with a healthy coating of polyurethane. No, he’s not the greatest paint job, but he fits in well with the rest of my bugs, and does have a suitably slimy feeling that’s certainly imposing. Granted, the fact that this new codex improved his save to a 3++ invulnerable helps in that department as well (though, I refuse to play it that way–some things are just TOO powerful).
The greens are mired in Dark Angels Green, working up through Goblin Green and into Bilious Green. The reds start in the Scab Red era, and work up to Blood Red highlights. Purples started off with liche purple, and blend (not so gently) into Tentacle Pink. All in all, I don’t know how many of these colors even exist anymore, though I’m sure some of them have come and gone out of production. This is what happens when you haven’t purchased paints in 10-15 years, you wind up with some fairly cool/rare paints. Sadly though, it also means your options for brown are pretty bleak (did they ever make a non-runny vial of Snakebite Leather?), and greys are non-existant (there’s Shadow Grey & Spacewolf er… blue I guess).
In order to get some pictures, I tried to put this guy in my lightbox, and he fit–but just barely. It failed miserably at taking the focus off the background of the image though, so I scrapped most of those. Instead, I setup a gaming table and took a couple of “dynamic” action-shots of the bug romping around the table. Of those, only a few came out good. So, I posted some of those, and some of the not so good ones that I thought had some conceptual value. You can see those pictures, in addition to those above by clicking on the thumbnails below.
I also thought I’t take a moment for another shameless self-plug. This week I have a ton of models available for sale on Ebay due to my Spring Cleaning sale. This includes the dynamically posed Eldar Avatar from the photo above. At the time I wrote this post, he’s going for a measly $5!! That’s an absolute steal!
So please, take a moment to check out my ebay auctions. You’ll be glad you did. And remember, shipping gets cheaper the more models auctions you win!
As promised below you can find more thumbnails of my new Gargantuan beastie. How many painting points do you think that’s worth?