A bit of painting does you good!

31 May


I’ve been trying to fit in some miniature painting over this last week, I admit that it’s been ages since I’ve had time to get some colours on any of my miniatures, so with a bit of inspiration from my lead haul I attained from triples a few weeks ago, I thought it was about time I at least kept my hand in it. (I’ll be posting a belated triples review later…)

As you can see, these weird beasties are thhe start of my 15mm version of my 40k tyranid swarm. So, I know there isn’t any 15mm tyranid stuff, let alone anything in 15mm for 40k, but since there are many great hobbyists creating fantastic 15mm versions of warhammer 40,000 stuff on the net, they too have been my muse to try it for myself.

While the above may not be 100% acurate renditions of the tyranids, I’ve tried to get stuff that is near enough for me. You’ll notice there are some cracking Pendraken worms, alien creatures and a queen that fit nicely with the theme, as well as Darkest star miniatures skyth war beasts that serve well as my primes and hive tyrants. Even a classic kryomek helion which I bagged from the bring and buy stalls makes a good carnifex type stand in. To unify the tyranid feel, I’ve got some GW tyranid rippers too, whilst not that intimidating in 28mm, they make great tyranid beasts in 15mm.

I decided on a “spiderman” colour scheme for them after seeing similar on the net, its bright and stands out, as well as tying the whole lot together. The pic is just a few of the swarm, and I did them to just see if the idea would work as a force, which I think does.


Next up is the first bit of the opposition, my Orcs. Although I have only two actual foot figures done (3 if you count the tiny gobbo gunner here) my warbus is looking swell! I have still some work to go yet, but I’d say its 80% done and will serve my “Brass Crabz” warband well!



I am a long way from finishing any of the two sides, but hopefully I’ll try and find the time in between jobs to carry on. I’m planning a genestealer cult army after these and maybe some other 40k themed forces too. Next I’ll be showing you the squiggoth that i’m painting (it’s a great scotia grendel kev adams warbeast I had knocking around) it too is coming on a treat with all the added bells and whistles.

Right, I suppose I’d better get back to sculpting and modelling, so many distractions….


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6 Responses to “A bit of painting does you good!”

  1. NightUlf May 31, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    I loved painting minis, but never seem to have the time any more.
    I have so many that need painting. 😦


    • grimace73 May 31, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

      I love it too, it’s really satisfying to get them done from start to finish, but lately I’ve had no time at all, so I decided to take a break from the sculpting and terrain making for other people and do something for myself!
      I don’t know if I’ll get much more time to dedicate to it for a bit as I really need to be cracking on with a few things otherwise I’ll fall behind schedule, but you forget just how much the whole painting and collecting part of the hobby can be, I just wish I had more time to get some actual gaming in too!


      • NightUlf June 1, 2014 at 10:17 am #

        lol yeah that is the other problem, time for gaming and/or getting the people together to game. How time changes as you all get older.
        Totaly agree, it is great to collect & then see them come together as you paint the little beauties.


      • grimace73 June 2, 2014 at 12:23 am #

        Yes, time is a big factor and motivation plays a big part too, something that means I have to give myself a slap now and again, just so I remember why I started all this in the first place!



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