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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:20 pm

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Chan Island wrote:So I've just been thinking- why haven't the Tyranids evolved spiders yet?

Surely they must have eaten trillions of spiders by now, you'd think at least one norn queen would take note and use the design, tactics and abilities that these creatures confer. And we have hard proof that they exist in 40k, so it's not like they just aren't eating them.

I assume an 8 legged creature would be inefficient in a chaotic battlefield. Just more limbs to be injured.

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Postby Chan Island » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:42 am

Ameriganastan wrote:
Chan Island wrote:So I've just been thinking- why haven't the Tyranids evolved spiders yet?

Surely they must have eaten trillions of spiders by now, you'd think at least one norn queen would take note and use the design, tactics and abilities that these creatures confer. And we have hard proof that they exist in 40k, so it's not like they just aren't eating them.

I assume an 8 legged creature would be inefficient in a chaotic battlefield. Just more limbs to be injured.


But you don't need 8 legs to be able to set up silk webs, use trapdoors, have night vision eyes, have paralysing fangs or be able to jump vast distances. All of those (and many more) are predatory features that could only benefit the tyranids. All of which they'd easily get through spiders.
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Postby Tethys 13 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:49 pm

Chan Island wrote:
Ameriganastan wrote:I assume an 8 legged creature would be inefficient in a chaotic battlefield. Just more limbs to be injured.


But you don't need 8 legs to be able to set up silk webs, use trapdoors, have night vision eyes, have paralysing fangs or be able to jump vast distances. All of those (and many more) are predatory features that could only benefit the tyranids. All of which they'd easily get through spiders.


The likely answer is 'we already have Megarachnids in the lore, and the 3-pairs-of-limbs silhouette is a key part of Tyranid design'.
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Postby Tethys 13 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:12 am

My second Fangmoran Guard. I tried to make it brighter, to follow the advice I received here on the first one.

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:18 am

Thats great looking, the brighter tones in the scales really help it imo. Good work, well done!
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Postby Tethys 13 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:01 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:Thats great looking, the brighter tones in the scales really help it imo. Good work, well done!


Darn, I was rather hoping you would say it could still do with more colour, so that I could indignantly show the final one :lol:

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:02 am

I like that one too, holy shit well done on the spectrum
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Postby Tethys 13 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:06 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:I like that one too, holy shit well done on the spectrum


Danke! I used a fairly large wet palette, with stripes of Waaagh! Flesh, Yriel Yellow, Jokaero Orange, Khorne Red, Xereus Purple and Kantor Blue, and a belt of Stormhost Silver below them for the fish-scale effect. This let me mix them at lots of different ratios.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:44 pm

Tethys do you put your stuff on reddit? Near certain ive seen a post about your fishy snake bois in the past
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Postby Tethys 13 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:13 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:Tethys do you put your stuff on reddit? Near certain ive seen a post about your fishy snake bois in the past


I have only done so for these eels and my spider-Warsmith so far, but yes. I am Drakeyeschrade there.
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:33 pm

In the dominion of the Fangmoran Guard, the rainbow tastes you!

Impressive work!


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Postby Tethys 13 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:44 pm

Hurdergaryp wrote:In the dominion of the Fangmoran Guard, the rainbow tastes you!

Impressive work!


Danke!

I painted the final model for the project from start to finish today, the Soulrender:

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:47 pm

FISH PEOPLE

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Postby Ameriganastan » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:00 pm

Tethys 13 wrote:
Hurdergaryp wrote:In the dominion of the Fangmoran Guard, the rainbow tastes you!

Impressive work!


Danke!

I painted the final model for the project from start to finish today, the Soulrender:

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That weapon looks wildly inefficient, even for Warhammer.
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:27 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:
Tethys 13 wrote:
Danke!

I painted the final model for the project from start to finish today, the Soulrender:

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That weapon looks wildly inefficient, even for Warhammer.

That big hook lance thing is not the real weapon, it is only a diversion. The REAL weapons are those star pattern toads. Do not lick the star pattern toads.


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Postby Tethys 13 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:45 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:FISH PEOPLE

Where does that head come from?


The fish that normally swims alongside the character - it gets attacks in their statline, so I decided to be efficient :)

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Ameriganastan wrote:That weapon looks wildly inefficient, even for Warhammer.

That big hook lance thing is not the real weapon, it is only a diversion. The REAL weapons are those star pattern toads. Do not lick the star pattern toads.


All glory to the astrotoad.
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Postby Genivaria » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:29 am

So I've always wondered, what would the Empire under an Emperor Vlad von Carstein look like?
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Postby Chan Island » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:27 pm

Genivaria wrote:So I've always wondered, what would the Empire under an Emperor Vlad von Carstein look like?
Always been a huge fan of necromantic societies in fiction.


Probably one giant Sylvania.
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Postby Tethys 13 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:47 pm

Chan Island wrote:
Genivaria wrote:So I've always wondered, what would the Empire under an Emperor Vlad von Carstein look like?
Always been a huge fan of necromantic societies in fiction.


Probably one giant Sylvania.


Though much of Sylvania’s culture is a result of the harsh environment. Perhaps knowledge of that would help Vlad promote agricultural support for poverty-stricken areas. The undead could serve as an army to let the farmers remain at their fields, or as a workforce if greater manpower is needed.
Of course, other likely results would be the persecution of religion, an even greater class division, and war with the Dwarfs. I could see the Elves being a little more open to continued diplomacy, but the Dwarfs would never stand for it, not the slightest chance. They would be as likely to make peace with a Vampire as Thorgrim Grudgebearer would be to develop fondness for Goblins.
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Postby Chan Island » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:50 pm

In other news,

https://twitter.com/keewa/status/1362854538210861057

Turns out James Cleverly, the British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, has Sisters of Battle.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:52 pm

Chan Island wrote:In other news,

https://twitter.com/keewa/status/1362854538210861057

Turns out James Cleverly, the British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, has Sisters of Battle.

Slowly but surely, we are taking over the British Government.
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