Tag Archives: Tyranids

BFG – Alien Cruiser…?

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Hi guys,

Quick post just to throw up some pics of a recent ship I decided to make. I recently bought a whole load of 40k Tyranid bits with the plan of converting them to be BFG models, but sadly I really wasn’t happy with the way they turned out and decided to buy some proxies instead. However, I really liked one of the ships I built but it does not fit in well with the range of proxies I decided to buy.

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Given that I have decided to keep the ship, but use it quite like my Void Whale – as a ship for random alien encounter rather than a fixed part of any fleet. This means I a) get to keep the model I like and b) it doesn’t aggravate my OCD by looking out of sync.

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I’m not really au fait on 40k bits, so I can’t tell you what part make it up. Some kind of cannon thing, two claws, a tail, and a shaped lump of greenstuff for the bulgy front.

I have been thinking alot about podcasting and the response seems to have been really good. I will let all of you guys know how my thoughts progress / how it shapes up. I hope everyone had a productive hobby weekend – I’ve been painting Tau / Demiurge!

Gus

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BFG – Tyranid Hive Ship 2

asHi guys,

Back again with the second Hive Ship in my 1,500pt fleet. This one is a classic carrier style Hive Ship that forms the cornerstone of almost all Tyranid fleets, the aim is to be the biggest toughest carrier possible and swarm the board with ordnance.

Hive Ship 2

Hive Ship 2

This is another Phalon ship from Ground Zero Games, an FT814. Difference compared to the other one is that it is slightly bulkier and has two of the protuberances rather than the one.

Hive Ship 2

Hive Ship 2

I settled for the addition of some 4k Nid bits as underused little flappy legs just to bulk up the outline of the ship in comparison to the other ships. The ship in the list is more usual than the previous one, being a Hive Ship with Ld9, Prow Pyro-Acid Batteries, Thorax Launch Bays, 3 x P/S Launch Bays, 2 x Reinforced Carapace, Extra Spore Cyst. This means that the ship has 8 Launch bays, FP 8 45cm Front Weapons Batteries all mounted on a 12DC 5 Shield base. This makes it really rather tough and able to pump out great amounts of ordnance at a pretty decent Leadership value. All rather good for 380pts.

Comparison shot

Comparison shot

Once again the ship is perhaps a little small for a 12DC ship in comparison to the Imperial Battleships but I feel It can be pulled off as these are some of the bigger battleship sized vessels in the game.

I hope everyone is having a nice Easter break and getting on with alot of hobbying. Sadly I haven’t had a game of any game system in absolutely ages, but modelling and painting are going well.

Give me a comment!

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BFG – Tyranid Hive Ship 1

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Hi guys,

Good news, I passed my PhD and am now a Dr!

However, more importantly, I have also been doing some BFG modelling which is the reason you are all visiting. Some of you, if you follow me on Twitter (which you totally should do @NovRain3946), will know that I recently bought myself some models to build a BFG Tyranid fleet. With this addition I now have a fleet for every race in BFG – Imperials x3 (Gothic, Bakka, Bastion), Chaos x 2 (Regular and Beserker), Eldar x 2, Tau, Demi-urge, Orks, Tyranids, Necrons, Dark Eldar, Rogue Traders, Ad-mech, Inquisition, and Space Marines.

Hive Ship

Hive Ship

Anyway apart from boasting, the reason for this post is to let you know I have been doing some work on the models I bought. I had previously had a stab at building a Nid fleet from 40k bits but was unhappy with the result and although Winter’s Bio-Forge is very nice the range is limited and a little pricey for me. Instead I bought a whole host of models from the Ground Zero Games Phalon range and planned to combine them with 40k bits to produce a slightly different style of Nid fleet.

Hive Ship

Hive Ship

In the fleet list I have written up I have gone for two Hive Ships, which are pretty important. One is the bog-standard LB Hive, but the other is a rather odd beast that I am hoping to experiment with. Currently I have it as a Hive Ship with Ld9, Prow Pyro-Acid, Thorax Pyro-Acid, 3 x P/S Pyro-Acid, Tenacity, Solar Vanes, Dorsal Vents which comes to 395pts. This means it carries alot of firepower and is faster and more manoeuvrable than would be expected – hopefully serving as a useful distraction!

Comparison shot

Comparison shot

This is the FT813, and I expected it to be slightly larger than it is. Still with the addition of some wide spreading 40k bits I think it still comes out bigger than the Imperial ship. Another slight issue is how small the soon to be featured cruiser models are.

Thanks for reading!

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