Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Fizz Pop Rumble Rumble RARRRRR!!!

wandering into my local indipendant store, I find a trygon marked down to £20

a heartbeat later I'm sat looking at the box in the pub next door thinking "I already have a trygon, so which one should I build now? a trygon prime, or a mawloc?"

without further ado, I present:

Trygon Prime emerging from the ground and performing a "goalkeeper" leap. very world cup apropriate (it has been mentioned that I should magnetize a football to the base...)

He was great fun to build, I wanted to show the prime after having just burst from the ground and now picking his victims, thrashing around violently.

Firstly I tilted the body over, and cut the tail off at an angle, this makes him look as if he has burst from the ground, and snaked around in a U turn back on himself. the end of the tail was added because it carries the theme of the trygon prime and breaks up the wasted base space. I decided that after the prime had come from the ground, his tail would be eager to reach the surface and so simply smash its way upward through the ground.

Some base details: Broken Auspex, Lucky 88th Helmet and a pile of skulls...
The cracked floor was achieved by layering some plasticard on the base, cutting 2 holes for the body and the tail. Using scissors I cut a jagged route through from one "emergence hole" to the other. then I slid the 2 halves a few millimetres apart to create a jagged gap, and then bent the jagged edges upwards. I then trimmed the plasticard to the same size as the base.

the craters are made from layers of madium basing slate, filled with basing sand

Lots of extra spikes on the Prime, and the sculpted tail uderside.

A couple of close-ups of the face, you can see the blue details on the tongue and mandibles.
(this was achieved using a Skull White base with an Asurmen Blue wash over the top.

The Family Portrait...
And a Height comparison with the standard Trygon

Now I'm off to do some Imperial Guard stuff for the Lucky88th blog, as I havent updated that for ages!!

I'm not entirely sure what is in the pipeline for the nids, if i came into a ton fo money it would definately be a scythed heirodule next, as i had the pleasure of seeing a barbed heirodule recently and it made me very jealous!!

as this is very unlikely, we'll just have to see what I can get my hands on next.

Cheers for dropping by!!

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The Dormant Beast Awakens

Still reeling from the virus attacks, Borlina was plunged into an unending war with chaotic daemons and renegade guardsmen fighting to destroy any sign of the emperors influence over the once royal and aristocratic planet.

The Lucky 88th along with the local Astartas chapters began to make some headway. once the mighty fortress palace of Borlingrav was recaptured, Reinforcements could be brought into the planet, boosting the Regiments of the unofficial PDF under the watchfull eye of the commissariat.

Things no longer looked bleak for the diseased hell hole, fortifications were being construced and the planet was regaining the emperors will.

Maybe the sheer optimism of the imperial troops drew the dormant hive fleet in or another one of Inquisitor Payne's dubious experiments buried forever under the great palace'smain chambers. Who can say. All we know is a tentacle of the great devourer has made it to the outer reaches of the cadian gate.

Due to borlin's unusually high number of malanthropes and rippers it is believed to be a remnant of an ancient hive fleet long destroyed, Hive Splinter Borlin is comprised mainly of the "clean up" elements of an average hive fleet. Entirely obsessed with gorging itself to capacity by means of teeth, claws and digestive acids. Ranged weapons hardly ever feature in their ranks, only slithering, gibbering rows of blades occasionally spitting venomous sprays and toxic bile to aid the digestion of their foe.