Casey - Tyranids

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Casey - Tyranids

Post by jestyr » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:31 am

Ok, so I have a fairly sizable force of Nids that I traded for last year and haven't really done much with them and after much pestering by Narceron I think that's what I'm going to buckle down and run at Adepticon next year. I don't have lots of experience with the bugs so I'm not going to post a concrete list mainly the squads I am going to be targeting on and I'll leave the upgrades and wargear for later. But here are the squads that I plan on hammering out.

Hive Tyrant - I have this model but like a bulk of this army he needs to be stripped, converted and painted. I would like to keep this guy around 200 points. There is a possibility of him becoming the Swarmlord. /shrug

Tyrant Guard - I have several of these guys laying around, so I will likely convert them up and get them painted. These are the older metal ones so they will need some work.

Hive Guard - I converted 6 of these guys from warriors. They need to be polished off and then painted. I am thinking for my final list there will be two squads of two.

Venomthropes - Need to convert them from Zoans. Probably going to end up with a squad of two of these guys.

Termagants - I have somewhere between a crap-load and a metric crap-ton of these guys. They need to be be cleaned, repaired and painted.

Tervigons - I am going to be converting a pair of these mommas from the Fantasy Arachnarok spider.

Genestealers - Everyone needs these guys. :) They need the standard "clean, prep and paint" treatment.

Trygons - Going to run a pair of these as well. Primes or normal? These and the Tervigons are going to be the only new purchases for me. I have everything else.

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Tyranid Prime - In case I don't care for the Tyrant and his guard.

Warriors - These are mostly assembled. Some minor converting and they will be ready to hit the painting table.

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Re: Casey - Nids

Post by narceron » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:41 am

swarmlord for the win, love that guy, even if he does get assassinated every now and again.

I can't wait to see this army come along and it'll make a nice juxtaposition with Carl's brand spanking new marines to see one converted up from rescued miniatures.

Another bonus, you and I can safely transport our horde armies to Adeption in the safety and comfort of the KR 1200, :)
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Re: Casey - Tyranids

Post by jestyr » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:56 am

Here are the starting pictures. The only thing that isn't here yet is the pair of Trygons.

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Re: Casey - Tyranids

Post by cvtuttle » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:04 pm

Curious to see how the Tervigons go!
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Re: Casey - Tyranids

Post by jestyr » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:30 pm

The tervigons and trygons are going to be my July goal. Well at least the assembly and the conversion work will be. I like to do all my painting at one time. Also here is a family photo of the bugs...

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Re: Casey - Tyranids

Post by narceron » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:38 am

Why do I have an uncontrollable need to grab the apoc flamer template when I see that last pic?
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Re: Casey - Tyranids

Post by jestyr » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:36 am

My initial 'Nid list

Tyranid Prime - Boneswords and Talons
Tyranid Warrior Brood - (4) Whips/boneswords and Talons
Hive Guard Brood - (2)
Hive Guard Brood - (2)
Venomthrope Brood - (2)
Genestealer Brood - (15) Toxin Sacs
Termagant Brood - (18)
Termagant Brood - (17)
Tervigon - Adrenal Glands and Toxin Sacs
Tervigon - Adrenal Glands and Toxin Sacs
Trygon Prime
Trygon Prime

My Adepticon Timeline should look something like this

July - Assemble and convert Tervigons and Trygons
Aug - Finish conversions for Warriors, Prime, Tyrant and Tyrant Guard
Sept - Finish conversions for Venomthropes and Hive Guard
Oct - Paint Gants and Tervigons
Nov - Paint Warriors and Stealers
Dec - Paint HQ, Elites and Heavy Support
Jan - Bases
Feb - Touch ups on paint for the army
March - Display board

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Re: Casey - Tyranids

Post by segnett » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:33 am

Hehehe, bugs, it'll be nice to see them up and running.
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Re: Casey - Tyranids

Post by narceron » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:54 am

You need to add:


March 15th: Strip and begin repainting entire army
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Re: Casey - Tyranids

Post by farseer22 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:06 pm

That is a LOT of bugs! I'm looking forward to seeing them painted.
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