So at age 14 I decided to stop playing tabletop wargames, because I instead wanted girls.
Now that I'm married, back to business!
This is a blog detailing my return to the hobby after a 14 year hiatus. Back in the day, I played Warhammer Fantasy, and AD&D. I decided last summer to start painting some Tyranids, and (while initially horrified), the love of my life has prompted me to start this to blog to share my experience.
Monday, December 13, 2010
The Biggest Bug of All - Time to paint a Trygon!
EDIT: The next one gets painted before it gets fully assembled. Made that tougher for myself than I had to.
Well, here it stands in all its white-primed glory:
This is by a large margin the largest model that I've ever attempted. The next largest was a Bloodthirster, which really isn't all that big without its wings. This model poses a couple unique challenges that I'm going to have to overcome:
1) The two-part Scything Talons. Because I've been painting both the carapace and talons bone-coloured for the rest of my models (such as these hormagaunts), I've got a bit of a quandary here, since there is carapace on top of the Talons. After doing a lot of test runs on a spare Mawloc arm, I'm going to try leaving the carapace bone coloured, but doing all the talon 'blades' in bright red. We'll see how that works out! I can always repaint it.
2) The sheer size of the model. As I said, I've never tackled anything this large, and the wash-over-primer method I use for the little bugs won't really do this justice -- plus it would take a lot of wash! So I'm going to do a traditional paint/highlight/wash on this model. Which could take some time! I'm also going to try Devlan Mud for the carapace sections instead of Badab Black, since I think it will give me an overall 'smoother' finish. I'll be testing that out beforehand, though.
So that's what I'm up to. How are you all doing? I feel like we haven't talked in so long!
I'll update the WIP as I get something accomplished on this beast.
P.S.: I had to add a couple rippers to the base. I like to think that they look up and say, "I want to be a Trygon when I'm all grown up!"