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Friday, 9 March 2012

Invading Mayhem City? 01

Alright just keeping in the theme of naming my blogs as something to do with Mayhem city.  The following miniatures are actually quite unlikely to be used in any city themed gaming.  But they are among my first ever painted miniatures, and since I haven't had time to do any real painting this week (damn flu) I thought I'd show some old ones.  Here they are, my Space Hulk (3rd Edition) Tyranids.

I don't think they are fantastically painted, but they're not bad considering I had pretty much just jumped into the hobby with both feet.  In retrospect, I wish I had practised on a few models first, but its too late for that now.   I'm particularly proud of the finger nails.  I followed an online tutorial to achieve such an effect.  The official Space Hulk tyranids were of a blue and purple scheme that I was never fond of, so I went with something a little darker (and probably easier, in the long run).   I still like them better than the official colours.   Space Hulk is the only GW product I've ever played or purchases, so I wasn't too versed in the history of the tyranids anyway.   

I won't likely be around to comment or read everyone's blog this week (starting Sunday) as I'll be vacationing in NYC.  I'll try to catch up next week. Hope you enjoyed the Tyranids and when I get back, maybe I'll post the Space Marines.
Comments are always appreciated.


  1. Mine are black and grey.

    They look good mate.

    Hiveinfestation in a gothic city perhaps?

  2. They are nicely done Adam. Genestealers can be any colour really. The Blue carapace Purple skin was what everyone first saw back in the rogue trader days

  3. I have some genestealers in the man cave multiplying as I speak but you're are better, good work...

  4. The Tyranids are my favourite WH40K army and I have loads of them. There is no right or wrong way to paint them. if you like this colour scheme then that's fine. Personally, I don't think they look bad at all.

  5. Thanks guys

    @Lord Siwoc I do like the image of these 'nids storming down on virtually unarmed civilians. If their claws can slice through Space Marine armour, how will plaing T-Shirts and flesh hold up?

    @Brummie Yes I've seen many Tyranid colours, though I didn't realize the blue and purple was a sort of starting point (probably not wanting to use too many blacks to avoid Aliens comparisons). I actually copied my colour scheme out of a Tyranid rule book.

    @The Angry Lurker Thanks for the compliment, I can't wait to see what you've done with them. What colour scheme was it?

    @Vampifan Thanks, they do seem like one of the more popular 40K armies, next to Space Marines of course.

  6. Those looks great! I know how hard it is to paint those things takes forever!

  7. Very nice job on those. They have a nice natural look. They remind me of crabs. Extremely deadly, vicious crabs. :)

  8. They're very nice, love the black and red scheme, goes nicely together!

  9. For a first paint they are superb. I am jealous too. I'm planning a Space Hulk board based on Fenris' Sulaco tiles but I didn't manage to pick thos figures up, booo. Well done.

  10. You say they aren't fantastic painted, but for me it's the opposite. They are fantastic painted. Nice shading and I love the base in the last picture!