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Default Troy’s Nids Army for the 2011 Army Painting Challenge.

So this year I will be using the Army Painting Challenge to finish up my Nid army. I have about 1000 points completed now, and would like to complete another 1000 points before moving on to a new army.
So far I have completed:
3 x Warriors 6 Ymgarl Genestealers 15 Termagants 8 Termagants with Devourers 8 Hormagaunts 8 Genestealers 9 spore mines 8 Gargoyles 1 Carnifex 1 Biovore
Here are a few action shots from my 1st battle report.( https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=76339 )

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For the first month of the challenge I will be working on a Tyrant Guard and a Hive Tyrant. I will also be magnetizing the weapons on the Tyrant as well, and this will be my fist time trying this.
So far I have these models cleaned with steel-wool and mold lines removed.
I have to say I’m not impressed with the fit of the Tyrant model, there are some bad gaps on the tail join section and even worse ones on the upper body assembly- I will have to use some green stuff to fill these in.
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Hey there, really interested to see how you magnetise the Tyrant as I want to do the same to mine.

I also noticed the extremely poor fit of the tyrant model too.

How do you clean models with wire wool? jsut scrub allover with it? does it not damage the detail?
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I use a modeling knife and a small file to remove mold lines. I use the steel-wool to clean and smoothen out the model. It’s a tip I seen somewhere once. It basically just smoothes the surface of the model to let the paint lye flatter. Next time I do a steel model I will take some before and after shots.

I have all the magnets in now and I will post some pics of how I did it soon. I had to use 4 extra small magnets and 6 small magnets. I drilled small holes in the armpits of the upper body to rest the magnets into - then glued them in place. I then cut the shoulders straight and proceed to drill small holes in them to fit the small magnets into (I did this for the gun arm and the ammo arm). I then drilled small holes in the gun and ammo arm join section thingy lol and fitted the extra small magnets into that. Now I just have to maybe clean it up a bit of green stuff and snap a few pics.
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Small update with this month’s challenge, I have the gaps on the hive tyrant filled in and his weapons magnetized as i explained in the above post. Will begin painting it tomorrow.



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Looking good so far! I like the green color scheme.

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I'm assembling, magnetizing, Green stuffing, converting and painting a Hive Tyrant for a friend of mine so I feel your pain about that kit. After doing pretty much everything in plastic (with my marines) it was real pain in the arse just to put it together (and don't get me started on the Zoanthropes!). Let's just say my dremel is now my best friend ;)

By the looks of it you've done great work on it already! Will be nice to see how it develops!

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I agree with Xeno! That model is a pain in the ass to assemble... That being said it is one of my favorites.

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Looking good so far! I like the green color scheme.
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']Thanks man, I did it to match my table and terrain, sort of like they adapted to it.[/FONT]
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