Monday, April 26, 2010

Alternative Tyranid Boneswords and Lash Whips

We're looking into a new campaign at the store here, one involving Tyranids, thus my interest in going back and finishing some conversions was rekindled. I had neglected them with the arrival of Blood Angels, as painting Termagants simply took it's toll on me... Now that the spark is back I believe that, while I won't be touching any Gants for a bit, I can still finish up the Tervigon and Tyranid Warrior conversions I had started.

That being said, this here is just a catalog of some of the Boneswords and Lash Whip bits various company have put out... I originally planned to make them on my own, via plasticard, Green Stuff, or whatever else I had around, but some of these where just so nice and affordable I couldn't resist.

These featured below are from I personally placed an order for some Boneswords and Whips from this site last night, and will probably head back there to order some more for other projects.

Awaiting for them to come in, should have some WiP later this week... Also have to wait for some Forgeworld wings to come in...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Supporting your LFGS

I'm a firm believer that one should support your local gaming store. I have lost two stores over the years due to people just not giving it the support they need and, despite the best efforts of the owners, the businesses eventually closing.

I do not wish for that to happen with my local store, so I decided to post this... Well, advertisement for them here.

Note: This is done simply because I wished to post this here. I do not want people getting any impression I am some kind of advertisement whore.

My personal store is Gigabites Cafe, located here in friendly Marietta, GA.

The store is great, dedicated to Warhammer 40K, Warhammer, Warmachine, Flames of War, Uncharted Seas, and more other games than I can mention. It is also an internet gaming hub, as well as a trendy cafe with coffee and sammiches.

Here is a link to their website:

Again, simply posting this as an effort to support the place where I enjoy my gaming, in hopes that I can do so for many more years to come.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ebay Time Again.

Not something I usually like doing, but I seem to have an overabundance of dreadnoughts... And while I gave a passing thought unto the eleven Dreadnought list, I have no need for that many.

So, that being said, this little guy is up for auction:

Only around ten hours left, just thought I'd put up a notice for anyone interested.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blood! Blood! So much blood!!

Here is another fantastic tutorial I found some time back and have put to good use:

This is great and super easy to do. To date I've used it on nearly all my Khorne models as well as a few select Blood Angels pieces.

Here below are some of my experiences with the technique:

Green Glowing Eyes

Ever since I saw this tutorial I have been a fan of using the technique. It takes some precise handiwork, and thus is a trial and error experience, but in the end I am overly happy with the effects, and thus saw a need to include it on the site.

Here are some old archive examples of how I've used the technique:

As you can see, the effect works best on lighter colors, but with careful effort can be used on darker tones as well.

Stormraven Gunship

Here is my Stormraven Gunship, only a small bit of paint on it.

It was made using patzgcruz's template (available here, the only modification begin filling in the rear area with a plasticard box, as I was not a fan of the big open area.

Blood Angels Death Company!

Just got my hands on the new Death Company box and immediately got to painting. I have also included here a Death Company Dreadnought I did a few weeks back.

Overall, they're fun to paint, but a serious pain given how difficult it is to paint black, as well as the sheer amount of "stuff" is on each model (purity seals, icons, etc.)

Tervigon Conversion

Here is a recent project: a converted Tervigon.

I've seen a lot of people doing them out of a Trygon and Carnifex but I've never been a fan of spending $100 on a single conversion. That being said this is a simple one using left over Trygon parts with a Carnifex base. I did, however, use some Greenstuff to widen the actual body, thus giving it a more caterpillar/serpantine form.


The start of my overly ambitious Tyranid army. It is a variation of the Blue Crab/Desert Rose scheme I found here:

Not sure what to do with the Tyrant, got him before the new codex came out under the assumption "they'll always be useful". Now I find him a bit to costly... But I have him, so oh well!

Prototype Blood Angels

Here we have some early concept ideas for future Blood Angels (this was some two years back) featuring first Angels Encarmine (bottom), who where eventually scrapped, to my Marrow Suckers/Unnamed force seen below.

Basically I wanted some concept of "zombie marines" without them being actual zombies. Hence the battle damage resembling torn flesh rather than armor damage. This was also the first time I experimented with the blowing eye effect, which I continue to use to this day.

Plastic Grey Knights (Part 4)

Lastly, here are some painted Terminators, including a Brother-Captain Stern.