Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 10, 2017

Tyranids- Meiotic Spore Mines

Hector Rex was my showcase for Old Stuff Day and he will pass the torch onto the Tyranids.  I used him for size comparison as I showcase the Forgeworld Meiotic Spore Mine.  As is with all Forgeworld models there is a high level of detail on these models.  They look good on the battlefield.  Unfortunately you will never see them on the table top for long as they are artillery that wants to blow up as soon as possible.  At least they can cheer on the sidelines.


In the first edition of Imperial Armour 4  these models were truly terrifying.  They had a low AP and if they hit could disrupt your opponents plans.  With the release of second edition the blast profile has been watered down a bit.  I guess that shouldn’t be a surprise since it is Tyranids after all.


Here’s the breakdown of the colours.  For the head I used Scorched Brown with a 3:1 mixture of brown to black ink (I used GW inks long before the shades were released).  The tentacles were painted with Dark Flesh with an application of Flesh Wash (I wish I bought more of these pots before they were discontinued).  The tiny amount of carapace was based with Bestial Brown and highlighted with Vermin Brown, Snakebite Leather and Bubonic Brown.  When I was painting my Tyranid army years back I favoured quantity over quality, which is why there is a lack of highlights on the fleshy bits.

I keep saying to myself that I’ll go back and highlight the flesh when I finish my other projects but who am I kidding.  It seems like I will never be completing other projects.





Hector Rex is joining the party to show size comparison.  If you’re like me when I first started to gain interest in Forgeworld models I envisioned them as larger than they really are.  Not to say that the models aren’t large because some are but I the photography gave the models a larger look.  Size comparison can be helpful for some of the Forgeworld models.

There’s still lots more Tyranid models to showcase so stay tuned throughout the year.  If you have any Tyranid models, or any 40K models for that matter, that you would like to showcase please drop me a line.  My e-mail is on the sidebar.  I’d love to showcase your collection.

Thanks for reading.

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