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 Post subject: Lewis's Trygon.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:30 am 
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I’ve never entered something like this before, but after having some good feedback with a model I recently posted asking for advice, I thought why not give it a go! :mrgreen:

I’m not the best at taking pictures though, so fingers crossed that they do the job :?

Here we have one of my several Forge World models, a Tyranid Trygon.

I collect Tyranids with my brother, and when it comes to the paint scheme we wanted to aim for the use of a few, rather than many different colors, trying to pick out and highlight the details the Tyranids seem to have, such as their bone structure in the models.

I do this with dry-brushing four different shades of gray to achieve the correct lighter and darker patches, adding a little black or white where necessary. Similarly the purple skins are made with 3 shades, and slightly watered down around the mouth to get a light color for his gums.

This first picture is a front view, where hopefully you can see some of the different shading.

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And this one is a back view.

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And finally, here is a side view that shows the shading a little more clearly. The mouth should be easier to see in this view as well.

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Hope you like him as much as I do. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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I like this one a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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I too think this is a great miniature! I was going to do a scheme like this, but then I changed to the Behemoth scheme!

And are you planning on making a base for him?


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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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Jombo wrote:
I too think this is a great miniature! I was going to do a scheme like this, but then I changed to the Behemoth scheme!

And are you planning on making a base for him?


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No, I find the Trygon fully supports its own weight so I don’t think there is any need to base him.

I am working on a base for my Hierophant though, and you can see that model (without the base) in my other entry in this section of the forums.


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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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Amazing. I love these forgeworld models. I wish I had the money and skills for them, maybe eventually.

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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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I love your colour scheme. It makes me think of pure evil (Although I guess tyranids are in a way :D )

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That looks NASTY, but nice ;). I'm no real fan of the sharp red highlights, but you executed it properly so I can live it :).

Another nice entry and a pleasure for the eye.

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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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Another FW Model.. Got more? I'd love to see them, I love everything what has to do with FW (in total models, no brazenbrass or shoulderpads etc).
Great job, Maybe post some pics of the completed army in the miniature painting section?

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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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ah, i love that model so much. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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Thanks for all the great comments everyone! 8)

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Another FW Model.. Got more? I'd love to see them, I love everything what has to do with FW (in total models, no brazenbrass or shoulderpads etc).
Great job, Maybe post some pics of the completed army in the miniature painting section?


Yes I do have a good few pieces of the Forge World stuff. Myself and my brother both collect Tyranids and are about to be ordering a huge amount more to finally finish off our apocalypse army. I’ll try to keep this post just for the competition though, but over in the ‘Just 40K Tyranids’ section, I have a post asking for any advice on the Malanthrope and Stone-Crusher Carnifex. If you have any feedback you can post there on them it would be great.

I’ll try and get pictures posted over there, but with the amount of stuff coming….. it’s going to be a lot of work to get them all made and then painted so I will have to do them in stages :P


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 Post subject: Re: Lewis's Trygon.
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nice colour scheme :D

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Its about gaming, I don't know anything about tyranids with gaming :mrgreen:

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