Tyranid Barbed Heirodule!

August 20, 2014 Posted by cranky

Well then. My blogging on hobby and gaming related stuff has started to follow the pattern of this little gem of my collection – a little too long in the updating! I bought this Tyranid Barbed Heirodule in a Forgeworld purchase WAAAY back in mid 2011. It’s been sitting in it’s package, untouched, in my hobby projects box for over 3 years. 3. YEARS. I finally decided to get around to working on this, after I’d put together a large amount of my Tyranids, took a 2-year hiatus to focus solely on Nurlge CSM’s. I’m as of December of last year working on ‘nids again, and I decided it was time to get this guy put together and completed – once and for all! So he’s been in the workshop for a month or so and I’m proud to say that I now am playing with the big boys with my ‘nids now by having a Gargantuan Creature that I can field with my swarm.

Below are some in-progress shots of my lastest ‘nid creation. Let me know what you think – comments and constructive criticism welcome!

Super low-tech rotation video!

The parts from Forgeworld, sprue flash carved off and cleaned in hot soapy water.

Assembly complete – this guy is actually remarkably easy to assemble. I pinned the arms and legs – they’re pretty beefy.

Painting progress well into the process.

Another shot of painting progress.

Top view of painting progress. These pictures are actually a misnomer as I didn’t glue the critter to the base until after I was done painting and sealing. He’s just sitting in the base unglued for pretty picture purposes.

And here’s the finished product from a couple of different angles!

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