Saturday, October 2, 2010

No Salvation

So maybe painting 2000 points of Tyranids between the 18th and next weekend was a little optimistic... but even if it weren't, life intervened and I won't be able to break away for Battle for Salvation and most likely not for Warstore Weekend.

I have been able to do a little bit though, mostly building and basecoating (white). So far, the forces of gribbly doom that are ready for painting include a Mawloc, a Tervigon, 21 'stealers, 5 ripper stands, 3 ho-gaunts, and 24 termagants. Not sure its worth posting pics of the snowflake brigade..

Why base white instead of black? I'll be using heavy acrylics for speed and vibrancy. I learned the technique on how to use the acrylics from a guy in San Antonio who routinely painted horde armies of 100+ models in under a month; thinking it should work great here. They also doesn't seem to be as darkened by dipping as the regular GW paints, but I'll definitely need to matte seal if I decide to dip.

The idea is to field an army that looks good and will stand out against most battle terrain. Learned the hard way that if you paint these little suckers too dark or with too much of a camo type pattern - they hit the carpet and they're gone. Until the empress of the house manages to find it in the middle of the night after flipping on the light... looks like the biggest spider ever in the middle of the floor - panic and screams ensue:

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