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Old 05 Jul 2008, 01:31   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hive Fleet Hekatonkheires: Hive Tyrant

more pictures at the end of my Hive Fleet Hekatonkheires: Finished Stuff thread:
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=57434.0



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Old 05 Jul 2008, 08:41   #2 (permalink)
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Nice....it looks great. Can't wait for my boyz to tear it apart, or to throw a railgun slug through it's head.
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Old 05 Jul 2008, 15:44   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice ;D Perhaps belongs in the Showcase?

Your paint seems to give it a texture
Definitely not GW paints?
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Old 05 Jul 2008, 16:30   #4 (permalink)
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Nice....it looks great. Can't wait for my boyz to tear it apart, or to throw a railgun slug through it's head.
Heh, you can try, I welcome the challenge.

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Very nice ;D Perhaps belongs in the Showcase?

Your paint seems to give it a texture
Definitely not GW paints?
Thanks, the main thread I put my pictures in is in the Showcase (the one linked at the top of the post) and there are a lot more pictures of the Tyrant there, I just thought I'd pop a couple of them here to maybe draw interest to that thread, I won't be posting more pictures here.

The paints are all GW though:
The metallic purple is a Mithril Silver base coat with layers of Purple Ink (the older ink, not the new wash) on top.
The carapce plates are Chaos Black, lined with Desert Yellow and then Burnished Gold
The scything talons, teeth, hooves, are all Bleached Bone, lined with Desert Yellow.
The fleshy tentacles, toxin sacs, and wing leather, and ribbed bits are Warlock Purple, washed with Liche Purple, and then highlighted with a mix of Warlock Purple and Bleached Bone.
Tongue is Scab Red.
The whole model is brushed with 'Ard Coat for a gloss finish to make it look slimy.. though it looks better in natural light, the flash from the camera is kind of harsh, and doesn't look as nice on it.
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Old 05 Jul 2008, 19:19   #5 (permalink)
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Very nice ;D Perhaps belongs in the Showcase?

Your paint seems to give it a texture
Definitely not GW paints?
I like to let things simmer in the Army board for a few days so more people look at it, and then move it.

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Looks awesome Nez, I'm impressed.
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Old 05 Jul 2008, 19:34   #6 (permalink)
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Very nice, probably a monster on the table top. I think the 'ard coat and some of the metallics really make the guy come to life, I never thought I would've seen metallics used so well on an organic model like that.
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Old 05 Jul 2008, 20:31   #7 (permalink)
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I like to let things simmer in the Army board for a few days so more people look at it, and then move it.

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Looks awesome Nez, I'm impressed.

If needed, I will remove the photos from this thread, that's not a problem - they're already up on the Showcase thread anyway.

And thanks!
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Old 05 Jul 2008, 20:34   #8 (permalink)
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Very nice, probably a monster on the table top. I think the 'ard coat and some of the metallics really make the guy come to life, I never thought I would've seen metallics used so well on an organic model like that.
Thanks! Yeah, when I use him right he tends to be beast. Just the threat of him alone often can be used to make my opponents act in ways that end up beneficial to me. Of course I've lost him to stupid moves on my part a few times too.
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Old 06 Jul 2008, 00:36   #9 (permalink)
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Which is exactly why I'm unbelievably ticked I built my Hive Tyrant without wings > I've heard so many great stories from people (you included) about winged hive tyrants and I really can't wait to get one up and running.

Still, it is a fantastic model and you should be very proud of it. My painting skills are probably a tenth of that.
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Old 06 Jul 2008, 01:41   #10 (permalink)
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That's the first metallic Tyranid I've ever seen pulled off correctly.
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