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darknight
24-05-2009, 12:01 PM
right guys n gals

i have been on the scrounge for a long time now to get more tyranid spares, i have even bought 10 yes 10, carnifex spore carapaces from bitz box, to help on my quest.
and thanks to a great deal with heph, i am nearly in position to start a tyranid fleet conversion....huzahh.
bits have been sorted, bits have been cut, and i have got an idea as to whats going on, well loosely, i think like my wip on the game board it may well evolve of its on accord.
so.. in the next few days i shall update this thread with some ideas and finished minis, bar paint at first of course, in my bits box, maybe heph could help with this i got 3 little metal heads, i think they are the old ripper heads but not sure, if anyone has some of these the more the better, pretty please,,,,
also any more bits will be greatly consumed and appreciated by the swarm, i thank you on their behalf.
stay tuned for more thrilling installments.......must stop watching old tv.:D

Hephesto
24-05-2009, 01:54 PM
If I'd know you liked those I'd thrown in a couple more, I have 3 of the old rippers left. So I can certainly miss a few, any preference of heads. And do you need the bodies as well? Just let me know and I'll send them your way midweek, along with those Elves for Marticus I have had laying on my desk for two weeks now.

Edit - and yes, those are indeed old ripper swarms!

darknight
24-05-2009, 07:52 PM
ah cool, thanks heph, WHAT more elves, oh god! they are way cooler than the new ones arent they, not to bothered about type as allthough they will be the same thing, being organic, to me i dont think itl matter.
cheers mate

Aeth
25-05-2009, 12:20 AM
I am intriged to see how you're going to turns bits of carnifex into a vorlon battle fleet ;)

darknight
26-05-2009, 10:10 AM
and so it begins... as the first sightings apear of the new vanguard drone ship, still fresh from birth their colour not apparent till their shell dries, :)

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/darknight001/P1020851.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/darknight001/P1020854.jpg

Hephesto
26-05-2009, 12:32 PM
Lovely stuff, can't wait to see how the bigger craft will come out!

Marticus
26-05-2009, 01:45 PM
what do ya MORE ELVES! ya cheeky git ;) looks great so far dude. cant wait to see the big nasty ships, thouhg by definition all nid ships are nasty

Aeth
26-05-2009, 05:24 PM
and so it begins... as the first sightings apear of the new vanguard drone ship, still fresh from birth their colour not apparent till their shell dries, :)

lol @ the colour comment and am I reading too much into that or have you quoted ambassador kosh in there?

darknight
26-05-2009, 05:27 PM
just for you that was,lol. ah into as much as me then?

Vulpus Rex
26-05-2009, 06:30 PM
Oooh BFG goodness -subscribed- ;)

Aeth
26-05-2009, 06:45 PM
Possibly not, I've not watched any since it was on the telly and have never seen a couple of the tv movie spin offs.

Bestor = best baddie ever

darknight
27-05-2009, 11:20 AM
more hatchlings...mwhoahaaaa...
these are kraken, their bio vents are open to dry

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/darknight001/P1020859.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/darknight001/P1020860.jpg

Marticus
27-05-2009, 11:41 AM
ahhhh the guns of the imperial fleet are itching to blow holes in this beautifully made xenos filth

darknight
27-05-2009, 11:43 AM
hey thought you had tau?

Marticus
27-05-2009, 12:17 PM
noooo 2000pt imperial fleet ;)

not a tau fleet... the only goodmodels are on forge world damm expensive forgeworld grrr.. though i shall be getting one some day lol

darknight
27-05-2009, 12:21 PM
oh yea sorry, you wanted a tau fleet, thats right, me bad, im gonna try em on my imps, to practise on yours

Marticus
27-05-2009, 12:23 PM
im shocked at such ruthless behaviour lol... beter work on my nova cannon guessing

darknight
27-05-2009, 12:24 PM
ah its ok, they will be firing blank spores as there just on manoeuvres, and they just really want to be understood

darknight
28-05-2009, 01:00 PM
ok they are getting bigger, this is 2 tyranid cruisers, these two are running the full pyro acid battery of 16 firepower

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/darknight001/P1020871.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/darknight001/P1020872.jpg

Marticus
28-05-2009, 01:20 PM
pretty big there dude, but loving the look of them, really sorting out my BFG should be your next i mean mmy next project ;)

Hephesto
28-05-2009, 01:25 PM
Nice work all round, love those cruisers as well. Extra bits going into the mail tomorrow afternoon!

darknight
28-05-2009, 01:50 PM
thanks heph, i have plans for them!
@mart, teel ya what, you come over, we paint..we play hows that

Hephesto
28-05-2009, 02:28 PM
Should have a box of old Nid bits somewhere as well, I'll sse if I can't find some more cool bits ;)

darknight
28-05-2009, 04:45 PM
thank ye kindly sir :)

Aeth
28-05-2009, 05:29 PM
I like the look of the last ones. So how big is the fleet going to be?

Vulpus Rex
28-05-2009, 08:08 PM
Good work all round DK,

Also I didn't realise Forgeworld did BFG stuff :rolleyes:

darknight
28-05-2009, 08:23 PM
@ Aeth, well itl start a basic 1 hive plus the 2 cruisers and 12 escorts, a standard hive list, the escorts are much stronger than imp stuff, itl be four escorts, 4 vanguards, and 4 kraken, the cruisers will be deathspitters.
@vr, yea forgeworld ones are sooo cool,
im working on the hive ship at the moment, ill put a pic up tomorrow of it, but its not finished

darknight
29-05-2009, 09:50 AM
ok, as promised a huge hive ship, the second pic shows it next to an escort, i wanted this to be BIG. its supposed to be the leader of the fleet after all,not finished as i sais earlier but here she is progressing nicely i think?

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/darknight001/P1020873.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/darknight001/P1020874.jpg

Marticus
29-05-2009, 10:19 AM
dude! thats epic! i love it looks massive and scary, can just imagine it ploughing through space.....

Hephesto
29-05-2009, 03:55 PM
Lovely stuff indeed, never figured a direct transfer of a carnifex head to BFG would work this well!

Aeth
29-05-2009, 07:29 PM
thats chuffing ace :)

Vulpus Rex
29-05-2009, 07:37 PM
Awesome, I can see it eating worlds right now. :)

Skringly
30-05-2009, 03:03 AM
All of these are great! A little REP coming your way! It's the Moby Dick of space!

darknight
30-05-2009, 08:54 AM
thanks guys glad you like, wont be doing much over the weekend but ill update if i do, im biting the bullet and trying a colour wash on the game board at the moment, didnt like the green!