Hobby desk update Kw 11

I’m a little bit late this week and that’s because of work again. Needed to work long on Sunday and Monday so I had almost no time to do anything hobby related including this week´s overview.
So what have I done. I painted some of the small claws and started with the base. I’m not too happy with the base. It just looks uninspired to me. I´ll probably make some adjustments to the trygons positioning and paint some rippers too.

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Hobby desk update Kw 10

So its again Sunday and it’s time for a hobby desk update. Last week i was able to finish the second layer so this week i tried to get the third layer done. Which I actually did despite the fact that time to paint was rare this week. Work was pretty intense and i fear next week won’t be better. But lets wait and see. I also finished the teeth and mouth . The only thing left over are the eyes.I’m ok with the progress but I hoped I could finish more.

I also got some bits for my thousand sons. I bought two additional discs for them to get all three sorcerer on disc. That’s most likely the next stuff I want to paint after finishing the trygon.

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Hobby desk update Kw 09

Today i want to share some pictures of my hobby progress this week. I probably will do this on a regular basis but we will see what the future brings.

My twitter followers know that its again tyranid time. This time its another trygon model. I simply love the kit. It was the first model i painted for my tyranid army. The goal is to be able to field the Subterranean swarm formation. I know its not the most effective tyranid formation but I really like all of the models it contains very much.

So what did we achieve this week ? I was able to finish the first layer of the carapace last week so it was time to get some progress on the second layer. I should be able to finish this layer on Monday so i can apply the wash and the last layer next week.

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Nemesis Dreadknight

Im not sure when i finished the Dreadknight but i think its more than three years since then. It was just a model i wanted to paint ever since. So i bought it during the winter holidays and painted it. There are a lot of things i now would paint different but its still a nice looking model.

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Finished five screamers of tzeentch 

Today i want to share some screamers of tzeentch i finished about two weeks ago.

They’re old metal models i bought ages ago for my wife in hope she might enjoy painting to.  Well lets say the plan didn’t work. I almost forgot that i have them and i found them more of less by accident in some dark corner.  Because i wanted to field some tzeentch demons as allies for my thousand sons i decided to paint them.

To my surprise the old models don’t have the eyes of the new models so i tried to add some with green stuff. Lets say there´s room for improvement but i think it doesn’t look that bad .

 

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Recommended guides for tyranids

Today i wanted to share some guides which really helped me to figure out how i want to paint my tyranids.

The first guide was written by joe from the brokenpaintbrush blog which i really recommend to follow ! The guide really helped me to figure out how i wanted to paint the base and which materials i want to use. Im sure even when his bases are more swamp like and mine are more dessert themed you can see some similarities between them.

The next guide is from the necrotales website. The guide shows step by step how you can paint nice looking tyranids and each step is explained by pictures. Even though the site seems to be no longer maintained its still a great article !

The last guide is from the figurepainters website. The guide explains in detail how to paint the skin and gives some examples how to do the carapace parts.

Thanks for reading and you i hope you will find the guides  as useful as i did ! For wip updates  on my painting follow me on twitter or for finished models go to my instagram account!

 

 

 

Finished three Thousand Sons exalted sorcerers finished 

It may sound strange for a player which owns a lot of space wolves but since i play i wanted to have a thousand sons army. I actually don’t know why i never bought one. Probably there where other stuff which was more important at that time i don’t know.
As Games workshop released the thousand sons again i instantly felt in love with some of the models. So i decided to finish the stuff i bought from forgeworld during our summer holidays and then decide if i still want to paint some of them . So i finished everything , still thought they look cool and then bought these three thousand sons sorcerers. Lovely miniatures if you ask me !

When it comes to painting i have the worse habit that i normally can’t paint stuff the way everything else does.  I also wasn’t so amazed by the paint scheme gw chose because i think the gold is too dominant and overused. So when i painted the Cerastus Knight Acheron i used the chance to try out a idea i had how to paint mine. And it really helped. But still the first sorcerer i painted was really hard to paint for me. I probably painted the crown of the head three times trying out different combinations of colors. It was surprisingly hard to me to figure out what color i wanted to paint each piece.  Some people use color theories to figure out their colors, and i use it from time to time to, but for me its more about the feeling i have when choosing colors. Some choices just feel right for me.  So i needed a long time to get the first sorcerer painted. Some times i was really frustrated because i couldn’t figure out how i wanted him to look. In the end it was IMO definitely worth the effort.  Im also a little bit proud about it because i think i was able to push my limit of what im able to paint a little bit higher than before.  I love my space wolves and they’re not painted bad but the sons just look better.

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