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a Alien nid
Old 25 Mar 2007, 20:13   #1 (permalink)
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i have thought of this idea since long long ago,almost back when i first played 40k, 6 years ago. but seeing the thread in Convertion about alien nids really brought my idea back. i will of course do my other nid a rmy done first, but i could't resist doing a test on a Alien Nid

before commenting, Yes, its a tad plain and i think i'l give it a black wash. second of this test was made on a very thick gaunt my friend tested schemes on and i never stripped it.

alright, to the army idea. the scheme is dark metallic, gloss black head and claws/shoulder tubes. Hormagaunts is getting the Ribbed alien heads, other gaunts gets the smooth heads.
basicaly this is how it will be:

hive tyrant (alien queen)
Warriors(Praetorian aliens *seen in avp2 computer game*)
Broodlord(Newborn alien *Alien ressurection*)
Genestealers(a tad larger cloned aliens *alien ressurection* or Predaliens)
Gaunts(warrior aliens *ribbed heads*)
Hormagaunts(alien drones *smooth heads*)
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Old 25 Mar 2007, 20:34   #2 (permalink)
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Looks pretty fine to me actually. Could do with some edge HLs but otherwise good. But I want completely slimey and completely covering egg-heads! Like:

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Old 25 Mar 2007, 20:38   #3 (permalink)
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you mean banana heads:P

but i told other gaunts gets smooth heads,like the pic you showed. this one have the ribbed version seen in the second alien movie
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Old 25 Mar 2007, 20:40   #4 (permalink)
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One thing though, Aliens doesn't have claws. Err, well, they have nails that could be classed as claws, but not as large as the Hormagaunt one's. And they only have two legs/arms.

Otherwise, great work!

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Old 25 Mar 2007, 20:42   #5 (permalink)
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you know why i still have nid talons? simple, it's because it IS nids!, i'm just theming the army. the metal theeth fluff goes: they have absorbed metallic minerals into their biomass. i am fully aware of which alien details they are lacking since i'm a huge alien fanboy
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Old 25 Mar 2007, 21:46   #6 (permalink)
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Facehugger rippers?
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I believe so, I get mine at Walgreen's for around $7. Brake Fluid works too (Pine Sol Works on metals, not so well on plastics), but I prefer the spraycanniness of the Easy Off. Spray it (Wear gloves, it's important), let it sit, and take a toothbrush to it later.
so what your saying is that oven cleaner can remove paint from plastic models? and after that, you take a toothbrush to your plastic model, and the paint just comes off?
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Old 25 Mar 2007, 22:22   #7 (permalink)
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Exactly what I was going to say...

I wouldnt suggest you use mutated aliens for genestealers or new born. For Genestealers use Runners or the DNA mixed aliens from ressurection with the long tube things, and for the brood lord id use a mix of preadorian and DNA mix...
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Old 26 Mar 2007, 00:06   #8 (permalink)
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You, sir, have talent
I love it!
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Old 26 Mar 2007, 01:03   #9 (permalink)
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That's great. How did you do the head?
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Old 26 Mar 2007, 04:20   #10 (permalink)
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The tail needs to be a lot longer, with a more pronounced spike. Other than that, I really have no complaints. Gonna be a pretty sweet looking army... Maybe one day I'll actually make my IG conversion of Colonial Marines and we can duke it out, haha.
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