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Thinking of trying my hand at the great swarm...
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 11:13   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thinking of trying my hand at the great swarm...

Hey guys, been oh so long since I've been active on this forum >.<

Anyway, I currantly have a Eldar army coming along, and also 2 Chaos Rhinos and a few troops... For chaos obviously, and the codex, as I am going to start them up sometime aswell, but I wanted to try my luck with Tyranids.

Main reason I want to start up yet another army, is because... I hardly get to game so I guess you could say I'm mostly in it for the painting, even though I'd gladly have a game if I could, so I dont see the purpose of painting an army if your not completely interested in that army, which is why I like to stop and change, then change back eventually :P

So, what is one of the first things I should get? Please dont say any big box's, seeing you'll hopefully understand I'm not trying to really make an army...

I wouldn't mind some troops to paint up to see the colour scheme in sequence with other units, and also maybe something bigger, not sure on what.

Also, if anyone has a link to any sites with Tyranid fluff/lore, or they could give me some details on the basic stuff themselves, that would be great.

Ty ^.^
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 16:08   #2 (permalink)
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If you really want to paint, but don't want to paint the same thing over, and over, I'd suggest a carnifex. I've had a lot of fun painting mine.
If you want to test out a color scheme first, get the box of 3 or 5 gaunts. its meant to replace any lost ones, but its cheap, and perfect for testers (Just don't forget to name them afterwords ;D)
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At least a 5th one, so you can launch a legal squad.
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 21:25   #3 (permalink)
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If you really want to paint, but don't want to paint the same thing over, and over, I'd suggest a carnifex. I've had a lot of fun painting mine.
If you want to test out a color scheme first, get the box of 3 or 5 gaunts. its meant to replace any lost ones, but its cheap, and perfect for testers (Just don't forget to name them afterwords ;D)
Thats a great idea for those Guants, didn't want to buy 16 of them straight up to paint anyway.

Carni will be my first buy ^.^ After reading one of the old old threads on this site, which also featured a great Tyranid scheme which I've chosen to go with.

Basicly red body, black carapace with grey linings, and green details. IMO it looks great ^.^
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 22:27   #4 (permalink)
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Mine is Purple with Badab black over it with a green carapce with lime yellow trims, but im starting to wonder if it really goods that good. I recently saw a wasp that was Orange with black trim on the "scale" looking things on the body and it had shiny blue wings and it looked really cool, I just dont know if it would work for 'nids.
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 08:19   #5 (permalink)
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Well I actually just bought a Carnifex ^.^ I will be making it upto the point where the magnets go in, but thats my problem. I haven't got any magnets yet and I'm not sure when I'll be able to buy some, so, do you think I should build it to where the magnets will go, and start painting? The magnets will be in hidden place anyway so it probably wont effect the painting.
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 20:06   #6 (permalink)
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Paint it before assembly.
Then when you get magnets assemble it.
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 17:39   #7 (permalink)
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Magnets: http://www.kjmagnetics.com/products.asp?cat=10

I magnitzed my crisis suits and I put the magnets in when I'm assembling the models. I assemble and then paint. If you are afraid a magnet might show, you can cover it with a thin layer of greenstuff and then paint over it.
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 22:44   #8 (permalink)
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You can also go to Mini War Gaming's website.
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Old 20 Aug 2009, 17:23   #9 (permalink)
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With tyranids, don't have a complex sheme, mine goblin green skin with enchanted blue carapace and claws! It looks ok, but the point is, two coluers is enough for small beasts.
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Old 20 Aug 2009, 17:44   #10 (permalink)
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What are you talking about! I'm going to highlight in 5 shades, make the eyes look like they glow, and go all out on my gaunts!

I mean, you should see my Rippers :P
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