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Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   03-03-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By tricktroller
right on. I dip all of mine in a wood varnish...

right on. I dip all of mine in a wood varnish when i am done with them. Gives them a nice slimy look and makes all the carapace look like a shiny bug carapace.

Losing is a great tool, I am the...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   03-03-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By tricktroller
oh I wasn't suggesting you take it too seriously...

oh I wasn't suggesting you take it too seriously lol. I was just wishing you luck, while winning isn't everything, it is nice to win ;)
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-27-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By tricktroller
I hope it works out for you!

I hope it works out for you!
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-24-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By tricktroller
awesome glad I could help ;) I have played a lot...

awesome glad I could help ;) I have played a lot of games as nids and vs nids with differing armies.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-24-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By tricktroller
it does now if he would veer actually finish his...

it does now if he would veer actually finish his army haha!
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-24-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By tricktroller
Hello and welcome to Heresy! So first things...

Hello and welcome to Heresy!

So first things first, I have the same question that everyone will ask. How do you plan to reliably deal with AV 13/14? You might consider taking 1 squad of 3...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-21-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By tricktroller
My friend uses lamp posts form the imperial...

My friend uses lamp posts form the imperial sector and has then attached to it with pins and such so it looks like it is floating next to it.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-20-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By tricktroller
so take the list I gave you drop the prime and a...

so take the list I gave you drop the prime and a hormagaunt and take deathleaper instead.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-20-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By tricktroller
I play against an Eldar player as well and I can...

I play against an Eldar player as well and I can tell you he is smart about hiding his guys form my biovores but he does fear them.

In all honesty why are you taking two HQs at 1250? That is a...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-20-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By tricktroller
ok so 2x1 biovore 1x1 biovore and 1x1 carnifex...

ok so 2x1 biovore 1x1 biovore and 1x1 carnifex with a STC, I did the points right just wrote the wrong name.

I was going off of the idea of pinning tests which Gargs do not cause nor do your...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-20-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By tricktroller
well that sucks :( oh well I can always drop a...

well that sucks :( oh well I can always drop a carnifex and add in three zoans and then I should fill just about everything we talked about.

So

Flyrant HVC, TL Devourers BLW

4x3 Warriors 1...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-19-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By tricktroller
Actually if I drop one squad of warriors I can...

Actually if I drop one squad of warriors I can get an ADL with a quad gun too.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-19-14, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By tricktroller
I still have a flyrant 3 harpies and 3 fexen....

I still have a flyrant 3 harpies and 3 fexen. They can't outrun me long.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-19-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By tricktroller
I agree it is far fewer than I would normally run...

I agree it is far fewer than I would normally run but at the same time 25 large blasts a turn is sick.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-19-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By tricktroller
actually I just realized it is 25 a turn. I get...

actually I just realized it is 25 a turn. I get a spore mine from each of the harpies every turn.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-19-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By tricktroller
yeah I have 6 metal ones and I love them lol. ...

yeah I have 6 metal ones and I love them lol. Not a big fan of finecast. Easier to model them and change them but nowhere near as good quality on the models themselves.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-19-14, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By tricktroller
1850 22 large blasts a turn

Ok folks so I have looked over the codex a bit and I might be missing something but I really like this idea.

Flyrant with two stranglethorn cannons

5x3 warriors each with a barbed strangler
...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-17-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
as promised the capillary towers with some...

as promised the capillary towers with some toothpick spikes. seriously thinking about ripping out all the other spikes and adding these instead but I kind of like the non uniform look the greenstuff...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-17-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
Thanks man I appreciate it, I'm not a big fan of...

Thanks man I appreciate it, I'm not a big fan of the whole "foot guns" on flyrants and I wanted this guy to look like he was about to jump into the air.
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-17-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
haha well I had put up the entire hobby for...

haha well I had put up the entire hobby for awhile until my friend came over to discuss the new dex and then he gave me a ton of free models so I decided it might be fun to do the modelling and the...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-17-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By tricktroller
if you are looking for more synapse might I...

if you are looking for more synapse might I suggest a TEq killer int he form of the Zoanthrope? He gets a blast that kills marines and an ap str 10 lance with a 3++ 2 wounds and gets two powers...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-17-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By tricktroller
I plan both Nids and crons and I can tell you...

I plan both Nids and crons and I can tell you right now your MC's are perfect fodder for his night scythes and his annihilation barges if he runs them.

My old room mate played nids as well so I...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-17-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,799
Posted By tricktroller
well an ADL with a quad gun is around 100 points.

well an ADL with a quad gun is around 100 points.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-14-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By tricktroller
might not be a bad plan to run each of them with...

might not be a bad plan to run each of them with STC's and devourers. Though I do like having 12 shots at st 6.

I didn't doubt there was a reason I just didn't know where or why ;)
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-14-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By tricktroller
Where does it say he can't take both? ...

Where does it say he can't take both?

OPTIONS:
May take items from the Monstrous Bio-cannons, Melee Bio-weapons, Biomorphs, Thorax
Biomorphs and Tyranid Bio-artefacts lists.

Monstrous...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-14-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
Oh I completely agree that pewter is better but...

Oh I completely agree that pewter is better but my buddy likes the plastic models because they are easier to take apart and remodel.
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-14-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
right on man, I appreciate it. I suppose that...

right on man, I appreciate it. I suppose that makes a lot of sense actually. I ma just curious why people look at threads and then don't post.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-14-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By tricktroller
So 71 views and not a single reply, is it because...

So 71 views and not a single reply, is it because I don;t have any tervigons, or do you guys not like the 30" synapse tyrant?
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-14-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,799
Posted By tricktroller
I am personally a fan of the icharus las cannon...

I am personally a fan of the icharus las cannon on the ADL. I know lots of people hate it but seriously, if you want to punch something out of the sky get the las cannon. It also gives your...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-14-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
Seems like active member shave really dropped off...

Seems like active member shave really dropped off on this site. I was hoping for more responses lol, even ones that said my models suck haha!
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-14-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By tricktroller
Flyrant 2 Devs 13 poisoned gargs 13 poisoned...

Flyrant 2 Devs
13 poisoned gargs
13 poisoned gargs
5 gene stealers+Broodlord+scy tals
5 gene stealers+Broodlord+scy tals
2x1 Venomthrope
3 Warriors 1x Barbed strangler
3x1 Biovore
Carnifex...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-14-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,288
Posted By tricktroller
I run bugs, and my original thought was to use a...

I run bugs, and my original thought was to use a dark wood varnish on brown black and tan models to make them look like roaches.

I decided instead to go with a much different scheme which you can...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-13-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
Posted By tricktroller
I use a gesso...

I use a gesso http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/bob-ross-gray-gesso-208777/ this one to be exact. It works perfectly! I'm a terrible painter so its nice to have something that thins out nicely...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-13-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By tricktroller
yeah I like the idea of running 3 separate...

yeah I like the idea of running 3 separate biovores

Why not run a carnifex with a stranglethorn cannon for pinning and for transport popping?
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-13-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
next come the toothpick spikes for the outer edge...

next come the toothpick spikes for the outer edge set of spikes. Pics to follow soon.
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-12-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By tricktroller
are you using the biovores as 3 separate units? ...

are you using the biovores as 3 separate units? If so an easier way to differentiate is 3x1 Biovore That way we know you are using 3 squads of biovores.

Also why use Gargoyles when you can have...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-12-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
and now the capillary tower objective markers! ...

and now the capillary tower objective markers!

These were scratchbuilt by a friend and then cast but the stuff he used set too fast and didn't allow the air bubbles to escape so i have to re green...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-12-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
Alrighty well here are some closeups and some not...

Alrighty well here are some closeups and some not so closeups, do pardon the mess, I like to drink drink mountain dew and smoke while I work on my minis.

Next up will be the little capillary...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-12-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,799
Posted By tricktroller
Nice! Yeah I would totally dump the gargoyles...

Nice! Yeah I would totally dump the gargoyles and use their points elsewhere. As far as the rippers go, if you like them keep taking them.
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-11-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By tricktroller
I third the need for different colors to add in...

I third the need for different colors to add in the necessary contrast to make this model go from really good to extraordinary..
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-11-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By tricktroller
Have you thought about dipping them in wood...

Have you thought about dipping them in wood varnish? I have a post of my scheme on a hive tyrant I have been working on that I then dip in varnish and let them dry. I wish I had gone with my...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-11-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
Next we have everything else! So every...

Next we have everything else!

So every appendage he has is pinned and glued and in a lot of cases greenstuft into place as well. Some of these pictures are terrible and for that I apologize, it...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-11-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
Now for some PAINT! La Pintura! A good ole...

Now for some PAINT! La Pintura!

A good ole base coat of gray gesso or 4 before I get to any kind of fancy detail work.

Through in a teensy bit of carving to give his vents the sunken portion...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-11-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
After the wings were attached to the body it was...

After the wings were attached to the body it was time for my terrible attempts at using green stuff!

The tops of the first vents had been shaved because m friend has his own scheme he does with...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-11-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
First up is a pewter Hive tyrant I was gifted...

First up is a pewter Hive tyrant I was gifted because it was partially broken and too hard to magnetize.

I was also given a set of wings so I decided instead of goofy ass foot scythes I would...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-11-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By tricktroller
Tyranids

Let me start this by saying one important thing;

I am not a great modeller, and I am a terrindous painter (terribly horrendous).

What you see here is merely something I thought might be helpful...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-11-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,799
Posted By tricktroller
I've never really been a big fan or gargoyles or...

I've never really been a big fan or gargoyles or rippers. How did they perform?
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-11-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By tricktroller
Personally at any list over 1k points I run 40...

Personally at any list over 1k points I run 40 termgants with devourers in two 20 man squads behind 2 20 man squads of hormagaunts. Getting 120 shots in a turn is sickeningly good. I have melted...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-11-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By tricktroller
you know what might make this list a little bit...

you know what might make this list a little bit more consistent? a ADL with a comm relay. Getting to reroll every reserve roll might be handy. Nothing like rushing out every lictor you own to...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   02-11-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By tricktroller
One thing to remember at low points is that your...

One thing to remember at low points is that your troops will be the biggest targets since you will have so few.

Personally I don't run Tervigons, I understand their use but I don't want that.
...
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