This post is a status update on my Tyranid painting progress for NOVA. If you missed my first post on my army and work remaining, you can find it here : http://ftgtgaming.blogspot.com/2016/06/ftgt-ron-back-in-2-part-epoxy-putty-mix.html.
My hobby ADD has me darting around between projects like a squirrel on a free way, so you'll see my progress has been sporadic and all over the place. Overall I've gotten a lot done on a lot of different models. From last time this was my outstanding paint list:
Models that need to be painted:
After some discussion with the guys, I've decided I'm going to try and make this Mucolid appear to be exploding. My first attempt at achieving this look will involve recasting the top in green stuff, and stretching the material outwards after it's cured slightly, but not all the way. I picked up some mold making rubber, and I got a spare Mucolid top in from Bryan. This one will be in the works in the next week or two. I hope it turns out alright, but if not I'll just do the normal mucolid top conversion with green stuff tentacles. Look for a post on the results in 2-3 weeks.
Models that need to be repainted:
With my "walking" flyrant, I've noticed that he appears much more compact due to the smaller walking lower half and very large wings. This lends the model a sense of imbalance between the top and bottom that I have tried to mitigate a bit. I had already modified and shortened his head horn, and I had been using a home made twin linked devourer conversion that wasn't as long as the forgeworld versions.
In order to bring him in line with my other flyrants though, I purchased a set of forgeworld devourers. I modified the outstretched FW arm to make it bent as well. Here is the result prior to paint:
The other touchup category flyrant really only needs a few final highlights here and there (namely the skin and bone areas). He really shouldn't take more than an hour or two. He's already got a sweet pose and base:
I haven't started on the display board yet, I'm hoping to devote the month of August to this.
Alright, that's the progress so far. I'd say it's coming along pretty good, and I'm feeling confident that I'll make NOVA in time with a finished, fully custom army. We'll see if this optimism continues as we get closer. I'd love to know what you think so far, feel free to drop a comment/question below.