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3D Printed Hydralisk (40k Tyranid Proxy) for Gaming or Collection

The goal of the 3D printing project was to make a proxy model for one of the 40k Tryanid pieces (in particular, for the Ravener miniature). In my opinion, it’s a neat looking model, but it doesn’t carry the respect of the much more iconic Starcraft Hydralisk. So, searching the internet, the Hydralisk 3D file was available for purchase (among other 3D files for video game models).

How to Paint Tyranids for Warhammer 40k (Painting Organic Models)

I’ve recently begun a new project painting an army of Tyranids, the swarming, all-consuming alien race of the Warhammer 40k Universe. Unlike my other projects, which have been vehicular or armored machinations, these Tyranid models are all organic, fleshy, scaly creatures of various shapes and sizes. In this article, I take a philosophical approach to describing …

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Practicing Non-Metallic Metal (NMM)

I’ve been painting 40k and Warmachine models for a few friends. And for kicks, I’ve been trying my hand (and eye) at painting non-metallic metal (NMM). For the less versed, this is the method for painting metallic surfaces without using metallic-containing paints. RELATED: 8 MUST-KNOW PAINT BLENDING TECHNIQUES FOR EVERY PAINTER The technique requires a …

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