All posts tagged: metal

Stormcast with NMM

Good Reads Week 30

Looking for some hobby inspiration and modeling tips? This week’s Good Reads has you covered with bad primer,  all your bases, contempt, shiny yellow, and speedy lizards. Read on and explore something new! Good Reads is where I gather some of my favorite hobby blog posts from other writers and share them with you. Why? Because it can be so darn hard to catch all the incredible things being created and may even introduce you to someone new. So check out the articles below and leave a comment on their blog to give them some love. Fixing Grainy Primer Getting a good layer of primer on your model is an often overlooked step in painting, but provides the critical canvas for your paints to adhere to. If your primer spray ended up being a texture spray from being too cold, too far away, or the moon being in the wrong alignment, check out Thor’s great tip on fixing this annoying problem. Painting Desert Bases So I’ve got a new blog to feature here (well at least …

Hive Tyrant of Hive Fleet Behemoth Close up

Tyranid Hive Tyrant for Hive Fleet Behemoth

All armies need a powerful leader, and the galactic swarm of the Tyranids is no exception. So to lead my brother-in-law’s Hive Fleet Behemoth army growing on my shelf is a Tyranid Hive Tyrant – in this case, the old metal beast. Much like my other Tyranids of Behemoth, the blue carapace goes nearly white rather the GW teal and the weapons are a black to white look. This shows through on the darker background here that I made with some black/gray cloth. I tried using the basic white background, but the tips of the weapons got lost. The barbed strangler is a plastic bit from the Carnifex box to give some long range punch to the guy. It is one of the things I have always liked about GW products is that they put in that effort to make the kits inter-operable to give both the flexibility to bit swap but also keeps a uniform look between generations. Even when you look at the new Tyranid Hive Tyrant, the general look and feel are the …