Monday 23 October 2023

Terrain Showcase- UKTC Cyberpunk Board

Today, I take a break from the Tyranids to showcase one of the recent boards that I made for the gaming club and tournaments that I hold. This one is a UKTC set that has been themed to fit the Cyberpunk gaming mat from I was really happy with how this one turned out, as I thought it might be difficult to match the aesthetic of the mat. 

I started with undercoating the MDF set with dark grey primer, followed by Tempest Blue from the Colour Forge. I've used a few of these sprays and can really recommend them. They come in 500 mL cans, so are a bit bigger than standard spray cans. I was able to cover all the terrain for a standard UKTC tournament board with some left to spare in the can. 

After that, I drybrushed with denim blue to try and match the lighter areas of the mat. I actually used Dulux paint rather than acrylic, as I struggled to get a good colour match without mixing, which I was worried about getting consistent across all the terrain. It actually drybrushed very well and didn't take too long to dry. However, it did absolutely ruin the brush, so be sure to use a cheap or old one!

Friday 20 October 2023

Hobby Update 20/10/23- Tyranid Swarmlord

Today's hobby update features one of big leaders of the Tyranids, the Swarmlord. This model adds some great utility to the army with free CP and adding to the cost of your opponent's stratagems. 

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Hobby Update 18/10/23- Tyranid Barbgaunts

This hobby update features another new unit, the Tyranid Barbgaunts. This unit provides some useful firepower and ability to slow your opponent's army. 

Monday 16 October 2023

Hobby Update 16/10/23- Tyranid Screamer Killers

Today's hobby update features a couple of the Screamer Killers from the new Leviathan set. These are some great models and really quick to put together and paint. I got some variation in the poses by mistakenly gluing the wrong arms in the wrong slots. 

Friday 13 October 2023

Hobby Update 13/10/23- Tyranid Psychophage

Today's hobby update is the Psychophage from the Leviathan boxed set. The new Nid models from the boxed set are fantastic and really drew me to starting the army. I really like how this model turned out, as the blue contrasts quite well with the purple of the main model.

Wednesday 11 October 2023

Hobby Update 11/10/23- Winged Hive Tyrant

Today, we have the Winged Hive Tyrant to lead my Tyranid force. This is one of Jennie's favourite models painted, she really likes the winged ones. This was purchased from ebay, so I didn't get to choose the weapon options and had to pin the tail to the body where it had snapped off. 

Monday 9 October 2023

Hobby Update 09/10/23- Tyranid Hormagants

Today, I have some Hormagants that were painted up in the Leviathan scheme. This squad adds some fast-moving combat potential, as well as the ability to tie up enemy units. 

Thursday 5 October 2023

Hobby Update 05/10/23- Tyranid Termagants

Here are some of the Tyranid Termagants that Jennie and I have been painting up. We painted up 40 of these using a modified tutorial we found on YouTube. This was a really easy scheme and we got through them very quickly.