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Warhammer 40,000 Painting & Modeling => Discussion: Terrain => Topic started by: Zangetsu on July 11, 2014, 08:17:34 PM

Title: Tyranid Spire and spawning pool
Post by: Zangetsu on July 11, 2014, 08:17:34 PM
Hi Guys,

So i'm in the process of making some terrain for a friends competition running this month called feast fest, you can check out the details here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Nh9sEkQOA

My plan is to make some terrain around a spawning / slime pool on a world where the tyranids have started to infest the planet, i'll be trying to fit this in with Mike's terrain board with is an overgrown urban board but I really want to capture that tyranid feel, here a picture of the first of the 3 spires which will be surrounding the pool.

Let me know what you think,

Thanks

John
Title: Re: Tyranid Spire and spawning pool
Post by: Zangetsu on July 11, 2014, 10:46:57 PM
Here's the first of three spires based and textured, hopefully it'll look decent when it's got some paint on it.
Title: Re: Tyranid Spire and spawning pool
Post by: Thodin-Torzak on July 12, 2014, 12:09:48 PM
Very cool, looking good! Is that paper with some sort of clear coating on it?
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Post by: Zangetsu on July 12, 2014, 12:25:07 PM
thin card and hot glue, thats all, simple materials list and I think quite effective results. :)
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Post by: nitrodavid on July 12, 2014, 08:51:59 PM
looks awesome, cant wait to see it painted
Title: Re: Tyranid Spire and spawning pool
Post by: Zangetsu on July 12, 2014, 10:51:07 PM
2 spires down, 1 more to go, then onto the slime / spawning pool then I can call this piece done!
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Post by: DAG42 on July 13, 2014, 07:46:17 PM
Very cool stuff buddy. I'm liking that a lot.   8)
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Post by: Zangetsu on July 14, 2014, 01:40:06 PM
Here's the three spires in place and some filler / Spackle (depending on where your from) down to start the crater off in the middle.

As always feedback / comments welcome!
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Post by: tannibal_lecter on July 14, 2014, 01:43:29 PM
Awesome!!!
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Post by: Zangetsu on July 14, 2014, 02:00:33 PM
Thanks Guys, really appreciate the love on these!
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Post by: DAG42 on July 14, 2014, 07:43:15 PM
This is really looking awesome.
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Post by: Zangetsu on July 14, 2014, 08:37:20 PM
Update from tonight's hangout / efforts. Cork area is going to be like a ruptured tarmac surface which has the big crater in the middle, all the greenstuff is representing bubbles in the slime (yet to add the slime) the blue areas are rocks / broken ground where the spires have broken the earth, I've tried to curve up the tarmac area's near the spires too. I'm debating if I should magnetise the spires for easier transport but all that's left to do really is the coarse sand / fine sand over the majority of the terrain and the slime in the middle, I can then go on to painting this beast and then it's onto the next project.... custom myseptic spore pod. :D

As always, feedback and comments welcome.
Title: Re: Tyranid Spire and spawning pool
Post by: DAG42 on July 14, 2014, 08:59:05 PM
Sweeeeeeeeet!
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Post by: Zangetsu on July 15, 2014, 01:49:09 PM
Update today, the slime pool in the middle has been textured and the edges of the board has been attached with the filler / Spackle.
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Post by: DAG42 on July 16, 2014, 12:53:03 AM
If you can buddy either put up a list of the materials used send pm it to me I like the effects the spires have. What you made them from is what I'm looking for in some new basing techniques.
Title: Re: Tyranid Spire and spawning pool
Post by: Zangetsu on July 16, 2014, 05:42:47 AM
No Problem mate, it's a really simple idea adapted from one I found in a blog post, I've kept the materials simple on the build. The spires apparently are actually called capillary towers and are made from thin card, masking tape and hot glue. I was thinking of putting a video up with a 'how to' type thing as the blog post is a bit different to what i've done.
Title: Re: Tyranid Spire and spawning pool
Post by: DAG42 on July 16, 2014, 09:08:13 AM
No Problem mate, it's a really simple idea adapted from one I found in a blog post, I've kept the materials simple on the build. The spires apparently are actually called capillary towers and are made from thin card, masking tape and hot glue. I was thinking of putting a video up with a 'how to' type thing as the blog post is a bit different to what i've done.
Cool or on your youtube page. Then let me know which.
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Post by: Zangetsu on July 21, 2014, 08:48:59 AM
Starting to add some colour to this now, the carapace segments are pretty much done, still to finish is the slime pool, the random rocks and the fleshy underside to the spires.
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Post by: Eldradwarlock on July 21, 2014, 01:19:50 PM
haha nice modeling men good job can wait fore the end result
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Post by: DAG42 on July 21, 2014, 09:07:09 PM
Awesome Zang. What material are they made from again?
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Post by: Zangetsu on July 22, 2014, 06:52:53 AM
I've used thin card and hot glue for the spires. The base is made from a thin sheet of mdf some cork the bubbles are greenstuff and the random rocks are thin blue foam. The slime itself is just pva. Oh and there's some filler on the base with some grit / sand for texture.
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Post by: Zangetsu on July 22, 2014, 10:56:00 AM
here we go guys, finished picture, will be doing a showcase video soon (tm)
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Post by: DAG42 on July 22, 2014, 12:24:59 PM
Very, very nice. The effects are awesome. Bubbling ooze, freaking sweet.
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Post by: Dirty Harry on July 26, 2014, 03:17:26 PM
Nice. Planning on making a whole tyranid themed terrain set?
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Post by: Zangetsu on July 26, 2014, 03:42:31 PM
only this and the mycetic spore pod mate, they will go towards showcase pieces for making terrain commissions and also going to a good friend of mine for the feast fest competition ending soon. i'll be throwing together some orky bits for Mike too so he'll have 4 large bits of terrain for his table, he'll only need some scatter pieces I think.

I do have some potential set requests though so will see if they work out.